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5 Classic Nollywood Movies Which Took Over Ghana In the 90s and 2000s

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There used to be a time when the movie industries in both Ghana and Nigeria were thriving immensely side by side.

Ghana had big, landmark movies at the time with massive stars who all grew into legend – David Dontoh, Grace Nortey, Grace Omaboe, George Williams, the comic duo of Santo and Judas and many others.

But despite a thriving industry, Ghanaians have always loved Nigerian movies, and numerous Nigerian movies became the stuff of legend in Ghana.

These are movies which were so good they became universally acclaimed in Ghana, even at a time when the internet was not around to shape all our opinions into one.
Below are five of such Nigerian movies which became cult classics in Ghana.

1 The Last Burial (2000)

Horror was a great genre of Nigerian movies back then, and in fact many of the films on this list would be about the genre.

The Last Burial tells the story of a man who joined an occultic group to escape financial difficulties. He enjoyed his life until he was scheduled to die, at which point his corpse refused to be buried.

The movie starred Clem Ohameze, Eucharia Anunobi, Amaechi Muonagor, and Sam Dede, among others.

2 Karishika (1996)

Aother movie off the horror list, Karishika is a real classic and deserves a spot on any list of the greatest Nigerian movies of all time.

It tells the story of Karishika, a demon sent from hell to come and deceive men and send their souls on the way to hell.

Many children and teens of the time had nightmares due to this movie, perhaps some still to this day.

Karishika starred Bob Manuel Udokwo, Becky Okorie, Sandra Achums, Obi Mmadubugo and Amaechi Muonagor, among others.

3 Igodo: Land of the Living Dead (1999)

This all-time classic is a mixture of horror and an epic adventure, and also gained a cult following in Ghana.

In Igodo, a land is haunted by evil spirits and the only way to save them is to retrieve a magic sword from the evil forest where no man goes and returns.

7 of the land’s mightiest warriors are chosen for the perilous journey, and only one returns.

Igodo stars Sam Dede, Amaechi Muonagor, Charles Okafor, Prince James Uche, Pete Edochie and Norbert Young, among others.

4 Sharon Stone (2002)

The movie which made Gennevive Nnaji a household name in Nigeria was also a huge movie in Ghana in the noughties.

Nnaji plays Sharon Stone, a young, beautiful and amoral slay queen who played men like a violin. Nnaji was a slay queen before it was a term.

The movie starred Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, Steph-Nora Okere, Kunle Coker, Emeka Enyiocha and Peter Bounor, among others.

5 End of the Wicked (1999)

We return to the horror genre for the final move on our list. ‘End of the Wicked’ was a classic which also gave those of us who were young at the time endless nightmares.

End of the Wicked is a story about the endless battle between the forces of good and evil, and how the evil ones plot to get people into their traps.

It stars Charles Okafor, Hilda Dokubo, Alex Usifo Omiagbo, Patience Oseni, Larry Okon, and Helen Ukpabio, among others.

Other great movies from the era which did not make the list but deserve watching anyway includes Isakaba, Oganigwe, Oracle, Blood Money and many others.

Add yours, and tell us what you disagree with about our list…

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Nana Ama Mcbrown Stars In American Movie ‘Coming To Africa

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Famous and most cherished Ghanaian actress Nana Ama Mcbrown has been featured in an American film titled ‘Coming To Africa’.

The film according to report sighted onYen.cm.gh was filmed in Accra and Memphis and was written directedby American filmmaker Anwar Jamison.

The report further stated that the Accra scenes were shot in 2019 during the Year of Return celebrations.

Announcing the movie, Anwar wrote
I’m pleased to announce that Coming to Africa is coming full circle and the festival run will end right where everything began…Memphis. The movie will screen in a special event at the 23rd Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival down on the Mighty Mississippi River, Friday October 23rd @ 6:30 PM. My big bro @khalilkain will be in attendance showing love courtesy of The Memphis Music Banq. Next stop…The World.

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Construction of film village has no venue yet – Tourism Minister

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Minister for Tourism, Arts And Culture, Barbara Oteng Gyasi has dismissed claims by the Creative Arts Forum in the Ashanti Region over the relocation of the proposed film village from Kunsu to Sekyere in the Region.

The Minister in a stakeholder meeting in Kumasi, Friday, September 18, 2020 said the Government of Ghana among other agencies partnered for the construction had not settled on a site for the film village yet.

“A decision has not been taken yet on the exact site for the Film Village yet although we know it would be built in the Ashanti Region. We have so far been presented with three (3) sites including Hemang, Sekyere and Kunsu” she said.

Madam Barbara Oteng Gyasi however assured industry players off plans to assist the already existing film village in Kunsi to access the Ghana Tourism Development Project Fund for site developers to help them continue production ahead of the intended new project.

The construction of the film village has become a topical issue in the Creative Arts Industry with many Industry stakeholders opposing the venue for the construction.

Members of the Creative Forum Ashanti led by broadcaster Austine Woode held a press conference last Wednesday, September 16, 2020, to register their displeasure over the relocation move.

According to them, they had already petitioned government explaining to it, efforts put in place to secure about 250-300 acres of land for the film village at Kunsu.

The group said discussions with the Chief of Kunsu, in the Ahafo Ano South District in the Ashanti Region, had already been had to that effect.

“This decision was reached because the Chief of Kunsu had already built a mini film village in his town and used for many movie productions like ‘Abuburo Kosua’ ‘Susu Pre’ and others that show on TV. Many industry practitioners also confirmed to us that many of the film projects from the Ashanti Region are done in the Ahafo Ano South District of Ghana that harbours Kunsu,” Austine, the convener of the group, said.

This comes on the back of a petition that the group presented to Parliament on July 24, 2019, to change the initial location of the proposed film village by the Government of Ghana in the 2019 budget statement presented to Parliament by Ken Ofori-Atta from Eastern Region to Ashanti Region.

Source: thepublisheronline.com

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Popular Kumawood actor shot by armed robbers

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Popular Kumawood actor Andrews Mensah well-known as Scorpion was reportedly shot and rushed to the hospital.

According to the source we got our information from, stated that around 2:30 am this morning, the Kumawood actor and his family was attacked by unknown Gunmen in his house. In struggling and fighting to protect the lives of his family, he was beaten severally with wood at his head and also got shot.

God being soo good, Scorpion  survived the attack and he was quickly rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital (emergency unit) as he’s responding to treatment.

Ghanaians are urged to remember our brother in their prayers as he responds and recovers fully to continue to give us more movie scenes as most of us enjoy his movies.

Source; celebritieshitz.com

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