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Dumsor Is The Reason Kumawood Collapsed – Akrobeto Reveals

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Veteran Ghanaian actor turned journalist, Akwesi Boadi aka Akrobeto has blamed ‘dumsor’, saying it is one major reason why the Kumawood industry failed and has not been better till date.

Speaking on Nana Ama McBrown’s ‘United Showbiz’ show aired on UTV monitored by Modernnewsgh.com, the issues with electricity under the leadership of John Mahama somewhat in 2013 to 2016 is the genesis of their problems as actors and film producers.

According to him in the company of his actors, he said the dumsor hijacked them and made them stopped doing their work because there was no means to watch the movie so Ghanaians were not patronizing it as they used to do initially.

Dumsor was a big problem to our work. It was the beginning of our owoes because we weren’t able to work as we used to do.”

“People could not even watch movies they buy and we weren’t able to churn out more content for our viewers,”he said.

Akrobeto’s assertion comes on the back of the decrease in the patronage of local movie content because many believe it lacks quality which is ultimately leading to the ‘death’ of the Ghana movie industry.

The experienced actor admitted that the movie industry in Ghana is not moving in the direction they want but they believe with the use of technology, they can stay ahead of the competition.

Ghana was plagued with ‘Dumsor’ between 2013 and 2016 which adversely affected many businesses and led to the massive loss of jobs. The situation is not as it used to be, but the ailing movie industry is yet to recover.

 

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Lil Win Reveals Why “Cocoa Season” Is Full Of Stars Like Stonebwoy, Mugeez, Medikal, Kwesi Arthur Etc. & How Much He Has Spent On It (Video)

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Award-winning Kumawood comedian and actor Kwadwo Nkansah professionally known as Lil Win reveals why his new Tv series is full of stars like Stonebwoy, Medikal, Kwesi Arthur, and more as she discloses how much he spent so far on “Cocoa Season”

Earlier Lil Win revealed why actress Nana Ama Mcbrown, Agya Koo, Funny Face, Emelia Brobbey and others are not part of the series.

According to Lil Win, he and his team contacted Nana Ama Mcbrown but due to her schedule as the host of United Showbiz on UTV and other shows she does she might not take part in the series.

He also said, they contacted Agya Koo but he is not answering his calls maybe because of the NPP campaign for December 7 election.

He further said, Funny Face has blocked him even though they made peace on United Showbiz some months ago but he is still trying to reach him to be part of the series.

Speaking on why he is working with a few people like ZackNation and others whom we know he is not on good terms with, he said, it is all about work and nothing personal.

Meanwhile, speaking on why his new television series if full of top Ghanaian celebrities, he said he wants to make the series big and very interesting adding that, he wants to set a record by being the first to do something like this in the movie industry.

He then gave an estimate of how much he has spent on the series so far saying that he has spent more than Ghc 100, 000 Ghana cedis and still counting.

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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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