Decisions are being made to restructure the Ghanaian creative arts industry from music, films, tourism to everything that has the entertainment element to it and with the potential to fetch the country money.
Ghanaian film industry is facing decline. Producers, directors, actors etc are complaining and pushing for revival in the industry which once competed with top industries in the world. Organic stories like ‘I Told You So’ used to be the movie that every single Ghanaian wanted to watch because you don’t want to be left out of the talk when friends and family gather.
That isn’t the case anymore, producers are struggling to make enough off their productions, hence, most of them are pulling out of the industry. Is there a way to rescue the film industry, is it a Ghanaian problem or it is the same across Africa? These questions will surely receive answers when we collectively wake up to work with a common agenda.
As a step in the right direction, minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana, Hon. Catherine Afeku has appointed Hollywood film superstar of Ghanaian heritage, Boris Kodjoe has an ambassador of Ghanaian films. Tasked with a simple mission of projecting Ghanaian made films on the continent and outside. The well-travelled and celebrated screen star accepted his new role and promised to deliver very well.
We are certainly happy for this and wish Boris all the best on his appointment.
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