Ghanaian actress and movie producer Yvonne Nelson has advised upcoming actresses to stop exchanging sex for movie roles.
Yvonne Nelson made it clear that “sex for favours is a phenomenon that cuts across all circles of life. From churches, work places, entertainment industry amongst others.
Speaking on Touch of Class on Class91.3FM, Yvonne Nelson reiterated that, “I believe sex-for-roles is everywhere, its in the banking sector, it’s in the churches, it’s everywhere and I think these things happen because of desperation. When a girl is so desperate, she’d want to do anything but I always tell the younger ones that if someone tells you I want to go to bed with you for a role just walk away. You can try again and keep trying, you don’t have to sleep with a man or a producer or a director for a role. How many of them can you keep sleeping with for roles?”
She further added that, “I’ve always been vocal; I’ve always been this girl who would speak her mind and just walk away. People didn’t understand. I’ve had people make advances but you say no, but that’s something that we find very difficult to say.”
Most up coming actresses have complained several times about sexual harassment from movie producers and directors.
Some of them claim that even after giving in to the demands they are sometimes not handed the roles promised.
Meanwhile Yvonne Nelson is currently premiering her new movie at the Silverbird cinema titled “Fix us” on 6 December 2019. Notable names in the movie include, Yvonne Okoro, Tobi from Big Brother Nigeria, Michelle Attoh, Hajia4real, Irene Logan and Prince David Osei.
Nana Ama Mcbrown Stars In American Movie ‘Coming To Africa
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.
Construction of film village has no venue yet – Tourism Minister
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.
Popular Kumawood actor shot by armed robbers
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.
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