Actor John Dumelo and wife Gifty welcome baby boy

Gifty Mawunya Nkornu Dumelo, the wife of Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has given birth to a baby boy.

This comes some months after the pair married in a private ceremony in Accra.

Dumelo confirmed the news through a post on Photo sharing app Instagram post writing:

“John Jnr @johnd_jnr I’m glad you have finally arrived. It’s been months, weeks, days and hours of waiting…..You look just like we imagined. Infectious smile, bright eyes, curly hair and chocolate skin. 
Before I get all emotional and write a whole book, lemme let you have these few words to guide you. 
You can do anything you want and be whoever you want to be just like how my dad allowed me to explore….
Never give up. Always aspire to be better and do better than before. 
Be a beacon of kindness and truth in this world. 
Don’t have hate in your heart or carry grudges. It is not worth the time and effort it takes when there are so many things in this world to enjoy and love.
Do not let others influence who you choose to be, both as a person and in a career, because it is not their life to live, it is yours and it is the most beautiful thing.
Think outside the box JJ. Be a risk taker just like I am and don’t be afraid to fail. Failure gives you experience. Use that experience to conquer the world. 
Let God be your best friend and let Him guide your steps. 
I will start reading the Bible to you soon and that’s when you will understand how mysterious God works. 
And one last thing….I really don’t know how to change diapers, so please don’t laugh when that’s happening. 
I want to be better than my father….and I want you to be greater than me. 
Love, John Setor Dumelo, your Dad.”

 

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John Jnr @johnd_jnr I’m glad you have finally arrived. It’s been months, weeks, days and hours of waiting…..You look just like we imagined. Infectious smile, bright eyes, curly hair and chocolate skin. Before I get all emotional and write a whole book, lemme let you have these few words to guide you. You can do anything you want and be whoever you want to be just like how my dad allowed me to explore…. Never give up. Always aspire to be better and do better than before. Be a beacon of kindness and truth in this world. Don’t have hate in your heart or carry grudges. It is not worth the time and effort it takes when there are so many things in this world to enjoy and love. Do not let others influence who you choose to be, both as a person and in a career, because it is not their life to live, it is yours and it is the most beautiful thing. Think outside the box JJ. Be a risk taker just like I am and don’t be afraid to fail. Failure gives you experience. Use that experience to conquer the world. Let God be your best friend and let Him guide your steps. I will start reading the Bible to you soon and that’s when you will understand how mysterious God works. And one last thing….I really don’t know how to change diapers, so please don’t laugh when that’s happening. I want to be better than my father….and I want you to be greater than me. Love, John Setor Dumelo, your Dad.

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UpPLAY – Fas rising event hub

UpPLAY is creative event agency for a new age.We are an award winning, rapidly growing company that sits at the center of music, brands and technology.

Call us music strategists, cultural connectors, or pulse finders, bottom line is that we leverage the power of event through music to make deep connections with consumers.
Through our Artists, Partnership and ventures we make hits for the modern age.
We specialize in creating businesses that drive a level of success far beyond record or ticket sales.
UpPLAY bring together artists and the leading brands and organizations for next level initiatives that truly break through.
We bring artists big opportunities that help them align with brands through identifying synergies, creating strategic partnerships and maximizing these relationships to benefit artists, brands and consumers alike.
Founded in Feb 2017,UpPlay specializes in events. “Our niche is to present advertisers with a formidable platform where they can reach their core markets and build long lasting relationships
– CEO of UpPLAY (Ebenezer Kweku Arthur)
Our processes , we develop programs that truly break through the clutter.
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‘My conscience keep judging me’ – Joyce Dzidzor apologizes to Choirmaster of Praye Group

Dear choir master. I write to sincerely apologise for being used nine years ago for threatening and giving you sleepless night through text messages. I have gotten to a stage in my life where I do not want to live with guilt anymore. Am sure you will be surprised knowing I was behind that act. My conscience keep judging me anytime I see you on tv. I was ordered by your then sugar mummy at the Ghana AIDS commission to do so. She bought me the sim cards and wrote all the messages I was sending you. I was then a no body. No one knew me. I would have called you personally to apologise but I’ve lost your contact . Please forgive me. am so much happy for the come back of praye. I wish you guys all the best

Nomination opens for African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year 2018

As we count down towards hosting some of the continent’s finest, business, political and diplomatic leaders in the annual African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award, the board, and management of African Leadership Magazine invites nominations from Africans and friends of Africa from across the globe. Do you have an African Hero or heroine? Is he or She breaking or setting records in service to humanity, impacting society, and making our World a better place? Does he or she deserve to be the ideal Person of the Year in their diverse callings – inspiring the future generation of African leaders? Then now is the time to honor them on a global platform.

The African Leadership Magazine, a publication of African Leadership (UK) Limited has opened nomination for the 2018 Persons of the Year in the following categories:

African of the Year 2018

This recognition is open to an African whose actions have greatly impacted the continent positively in the year under review and helped shape his or her immediate society and continues to inspire  hope both locally and globally.

African Female Leader of the Year 2018

This recognition is open to an African woman who has defied the odds, risen above the patriarchal systems in the continent to positively affect the continent or influence women to aspire for excellence in various fields.

ALM Person of the Year 2018 – Educational Development

This recognition is open to an African, whose contribution to the growth of education and deepening knowledge has been outstanding in the year under review. It is also reserved for a stakeholder in the academic environment, whose research or policy contribution has contributed to shaping his or her country’s economic growth and development and by extension Africa.

ALM Person of the Year 2018 – Employment Generation

This recognition is open to an African, whose actions, policies and business has helped in creating jobs for Africans in the year under review

ALM Person of the Year 2018 – Political Leadership

This recognition is open to an African, whose contribution has immensely contributed to deepening democracy and democratic values on the continent.

ALM Person of the Year 2018 – Philanthropy & Charitable Contributions to Society

This recognition is open to an African, who has given more to support a charitable cause, social justice and promote social good.

ALM Young Person of the Year 2018

Criteria: Must be between the ages of 18-38; Young persons of African descent, making a difference globally via diverse sectors such as business, IT, entertainment, sports etc, remaining a positive role model and re-defining creativity, resilience; hard work and ingenuity of the continent’s young people

Nominations are open to Africans and friends of Africa, and nominees can be business, political, or community leaders, who have contributed immensely to Africa and its people development.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be sent via our social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn, or via email to nominations@africanleadership.co.uk; hard copy letters/submissions to our UK Head office (The 2018 Selection Committee, African Leadership Magazine, Portsmouth Technopole, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth PO2 8FA, United Kingdom); Abuja Office at 13 Mambilla Street, Off Aso Drive, Abuja Nigeria or on our website by following this link; http://africanleadership.co.uk/nominate-for-an-award/

Additional Supporting Documents could include:

  • A nominating letter/Email to the chairman of the ALM Persons of the Year Selection Committee
  • A summary detailing the relevant achievements of the candidate (maximum 2 – 3 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae; and any other supporting documents, links, documents, videos, media coverage, etc

Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee and the Editorial Board, and a shortlist of nominees would be unveiled after an assessment and verification of claims and submission. Nominations close on Friday, October 26, 2018, at midnight Central African time.

 

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Kwesé and Vodafone partner to introduce a new way to watch TV in Ghana

Telecommunications giant, Vodafone Ghana has partnered with multiplatform broadcaster Kwesé, to bring the video-on-demand and live TV content to Ghana through the broadcaster’s video streaming service Kwesé Play.

This partnership will see Ghanaians connect a KwesePlay digital TV device to Vodafone’s high-speed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) or ADSL broadband service to access unlimited live TV entertainment available on KweséTV in their homes.

The leading-edge digital TV device is powered by RokuTM and allows viewers to stream the world’s best video content using the Internet.

Thanks to strategic partnerships with the world’s leading content providers – including; Kwesé iflix, Netflix, YouTube, TED and RedBull TV – Kwesé Play introduces the most diverse video on demand content offering into the market. Kwesé Play will launch with over 200 streaming channels delivered on a single platform, with many more lined up to launch over the coming months.

The partnership between the two entities will see Kwesé Play bundled with unlimited access on Vodafone’s fixed broadband home internet packages, to create a single all in one package for consumers. Why spend hours downloading your favourite shows or movies when you can simply stream them using Vodafone’s high-speed internet connection.

Kwesé Play enables any TV to function as a smart TV by simply connecting the device to the TV using its HDMI connector. For as little as GHS450 and for an affordable subscription of GHS165 monthly.

Vodafone fixed broadband subscribers can purchase the Kwesé Play device and receive one month’s unlimited data to stream Kwesé TV’s full live TV content bouquet, along with a complimentary 12-month subscription to Kwesé iflix as part of the package.

Premium content, unlimited data, and complimentary access to two of the world’s leading Internet entertainment streaming services is a compelling offer one just cannot deny.

Commenting on the partnership, Patricia Obo-Nai, Director of Fixed Business and Customer Operations said:‘’Vodafone is excited about this partnership which will bring world-class entertainment content to our customers in the comfort of their homes. Leveraging on Vodafone Ghana’s reliable and efficient internet broadband service will enable Kwesé Play to deliver seamless video-on-demand and live TV content to Ghanaians.’’

Commenting on the official launch of Kwesé Play in Ghana, Maxwell Dodd Country Manager for Kwesé said, “We pride ourselves in being an innovative broadcast network offering premium content to African viewers across multiple platforms. The introduction of Kwesé Play in Ghana expands our product offering while bringing the best in engaging general entertainment to Ghanaian households.”

“VOD services and streaming content over the internet utilising fibre networks has grown in popularity across Africa, with many providers having entered the market. Kwesé Play will provide a seamless and comprehensive viewing experience using Vodafone’s high-speed internet,” added Dodd.

This unique partnership between Vodafone and Kwesé, unlocks a whole new world of premium television viewing in Ghana Add the Kwesé Play service to your Vodafone broadband subscription today to introduce a new way to watch TV in your home.

Visit you nearest Vodafone store or visit www.fbb.vodafone.com.gh or kweseplay.tv for more information.

 

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Avance Media announces inaugural 2018 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers

With the power and influence popular online portals have assumed globally, leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media has launched an annual research ranking dubbed Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers to unveil the faces behind the most read and popular blogs owned and run by Ghanaians.

The ranking which features bloggers from diverse sectors such as entertainment, lifestyle, education, fashion, technology, health, relationship and others is intended to annually feature Ghanaian bloggers whose blogs have distinguished themselves as a source of credible information, education & entertainment according to the MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah. He further stated that; beyond serving as netizen ambassadors of Ghana, these individuals’ blogs must alsobe devoid of fake news and the propagation of negative propaganda.

According to the 2018 ranking, founder of www.ghpage.com, Toni Kusiranked as the most influential blogger claiming the top spot.

With the ranking featuring a limited number offemales, JemilaAbdulaiof www.circumspete.comemerged as the most influential female blogger andnumber 32 on the overall ranking.

Using estimatedtraffic data & social media influence as key indicators for the ranking, the research also unveiledAmeyawDebrah as the most followed blogger across Social Media and also on twitter.

Fashionghana.com run by Nana Tamakloe leads as the most followed blog on Facebook with www.nkonkonsa.comalso run by Eugene Osafo-Nkansah as the followed blog on Instagram.

In furthering their pursuit to support bloggers, Avance Media will in March 2019 convene the first edition of the Ghana Bloggers Summit, an initiative which will bring bloggers together to network, share and learn among themselves to project a good image of Ghana. More information on the summit is available via www.avancemedia.org/bloggers19

Below are the 2018Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers and their blogs

  1. Toni Kusi || ghpage.com
  2. Seckloawu Bless || celebritiesbuzz.com.gh
  3. Stephen Zoure || mynewsgh.com
  4. Chris-Vincent Agyapong || ghanacelebrities.com
  5. Fiifi Adinkra || ghanandwom.net
  6. Nana Tamakloe || fashionghana.com
  7. Ameyaw Debrah || ameyawdebrah.com
  8. Chris Handler || ghbase.com
  9. Nii Atakora Mensah || ghanamusic.com
  10. Akesse Sanza || jetsanza.com
  11. John-Bunya Klutse || jbklutse.com
  12. Kofi Cephas || ghgossip.com
  13. Felix Adomako Mensah || zionfelix.net
  14. Ellis Ferdinand || educationghana.net
  15. Isaac Aidoo || ghkwaku.com
  16. Eugene Osafo-Nkansah || nkonkonsa.com
  17. Frimpong Prince || eonlineghana.com
  18. Eugene Nyavor || ghlinks.com.gh
  19. Kwadjo Panyin || musingsofanafricanbachelor.com
  20. David Mawuli || ghanafuo.com
  21. Felix Akakpo || phylx.com
  22. George Britton || georgebritton.com
  23. Elorm Beenie || beeniewords.com
  24. Ebenezer Anangfio || ghanagist.com
  25. Shadrach Annang || eventlabgh.com
  26. Abraham Odartey Lamptey || odarteyghnews.com
  27. Augustus Koranteng Kyei || kobbykyeinews.com
  28. Jonilar Laryea || jonilar.net
  29. Pep Junia || enewsgh.com
  30. Ekow Simpson || cape360gh.com
  31. Ebenezer Nana Yaw Donkor || nydjlive.com
  32. Jemila Abdulai || circumspecte.com
  33. Kubinho Acolatse || kubilive.com
  34. Yaw Sarpong || glammynews.com
  35. Tony Asankomah & Lewis Opoku || ghmoviefreak.com
  36. Keni Kodjo || kenikodjo.com
  37. Afua Rida || styledbyrida.com
  38. Amegavi Samuel || tmghlive.com
  39. Mac-Jordan Degadjor || macjordangh.com
  40. Kris Sowah || cypressghana.com
  41. KwaoLezzes-Tyt || kwaolezzes.com
  42. Edward Blagogee || blagogee.com
  43. Naa Oyoo Kumodzi || naaoyooquartey.com
  44. Mustapha Nii-Okai Inusah || attractivemustapha.com
  45. Barimah Amoaning || entamoty.com
  46. Emmanuel Arhin || kulelive.com
  47. Jullie Jay-Kanz || hello-gh.com
  48. Charles Wudengba || wunfef.com
  49. Kobby Blay || ghanahealthnest.com
  50. Kajsa Hallberg Adu || kajsaha.com

Source: Avance Media

MASSIVE: Tourism Minister endorses TadiFest 2018

The euphoria ahead of the maiden edition of the much talked about TadiFest 2018 keeps heightening with each passing day. The latest in the episodes of good news to hit the camp of Empire FM and to a larger extent the EIB Network (organizers of the event) is the endorsement one of the movers and shakers of the industry.

The Minister for Tourism, Arts & CultureHon. Catherine Afeku has widely endorsed and thrown herself and the ministry’s unflinching support for Tadifest 2018.

This came to fruition following successful dialogue with the Sales and Marketing Manager, Empire FM; Enoch Asare and the General Manager, Commercial, EIB NETWORK; Godfried Tesu.

The minister remarked that she agreed to partner Tadifest due to;

  1. The potential of the event drawing huge numbers into the Western region precisely Sekondi-Takoradi due to the numerous activities that will be activated during the course of the event.
  2. This will make available several business opportunities to entities like  Hotels, Commercial transport operators, Local food venders and in the long run boost the local economy.
  3. The event also has the potential of creating short term employment opportunities and this will contribute towards bridging the unemployment gap in the region.
  4. The event will propagate the culture of Sekondi Takoradi and to an extent the Western Region to Ghana and the world.
The Minister for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Hon. Catherine Afeku flanked by Sales and Marketing Manager, Empire FM; Enoch Asare (on her right)and the General Manager, Commercial, EIB NETWORK; Godfried Tesu (on her left).

The TadiFest 2018 is a brainchild of Empire 102.7 FM, a radio station in Takoradi and a subsidiary of the EIB Network which also owns Starr FM, Live FM, GhOne TV, Kasapa FM, Ultimate FM, Agoo FM and the Daily Heritage newspaper.

TadiFest is a catalogue of outdoor events put together to usher in and celebrate the yuletide in earnest. The initiative is strategically aimed at positioning Sekondi-Takoradi on a favorable scale to fetch national and international recognition.

TadiFest will take place between December 15 and December 25 with 5 big events penciled for 4 days within the earlier mentioned time frame.

Below are events lined up to mark Tadifest 2018

  1. December 15: ‘Project 1027: Oil City Clean Up’
  2. December 22: ‘Oil City HealthWalk’ & Western Music Night
  3. December 23: Community Gala
  4. December 25: Oil City Carnival

Only few politicians have respect for entertainers – Lydia Forson

Ghanaian actress, writer and producer, Lydia Forson has said that several politicians have no regard for Ghanaian entertainers.

The actress who is usually good at supporting her course as long as she believes it is the right way to go took to twitter to expressed her sentiments about a denigrating statement made by Gabby Otchere-Darko about the Ghanaian movies.

According to the beautiful actress, most Ghanaian politicians have always perceive entertainers as group not to be taken seriously.

Ms Forson expressed worry over how politicians benefit so much from entertainers for their own selfish gains only during elections but are unable to reciprocate same support to make the entertainment industry better.

To her, what is more infuriating is the fact that Government came to power with so much prospects of reviving the declining entertainment industry yet no single promise has been fulfilled.

“Truth is, only a few politicians have respect for entertainers. For many, we’re nothing more than a means to power- and that is why they ONLY come calling during elections; yet some of you will quickly jump at the coins they throw at your feet.

Our industry is not perfect, far from, in fact it needs a lot of help and structure; and we need to have important and brutal conversations about it. But if the people who promised to help aren’t doing their jobs,they shouldn’t have a right to speak on it either

Even more infuriating is the fact that this government came into power with a lot of support from creatives who blindly believed in their promises. They were supposed to be the CHANGE our industry needed; but all we’ve had are lip services, selfies and photo sessions.

What tweeted was an insult to many filmmakers who continue to carry the industry on their backs with very little money and still make movies that are seen all over the world. To use 10 movies to judge the performance of an entire industry is IGNORANT.

Creatives in Ghana work magic with the peanuts they have, and if you ever been a movie set you’d know that. People take loans, sell property etc to produce the “substandard” movies you claim, why? Because they love what they do.

Mr. to compare a movie industry that’s largely SELF funded to one that has major cooperate and governmental backing is not only ignorant but extremely disrespectful. And I’ve NEVER felt so disappointed in a government.” Lydia Forson tweeted

Gabby Otchere-Darko in a tweet said “I took my time to watch randomly ten Ghanaian movies and never felt so disappointed. It brought home to me one major deficiency in our development. The apparent lack of deliberate consciousness on the part of the creative industry in the development conversation. The presence of the creative industry appears at best peripheral in Ghana’s development narrative. Our movies, our songs, our arts, by and large, do not impactfully plug into a greater development agenda. Hollywood, for the best part of a century, has been deliberately used by America to push successfully American cultural “supremacy” agenda; it has been used as an effective instrument of military or economic indoctrination. But, what has been the underlying consciousness behind our creative industry, if any? What role, for instance, can actors in the creative industry play to define and realize this whole important concept of moving Ghana Beyond Aid? We must elevate consciousness in Ghana if we are serious about winning”.

READ: Actor Adjetey Anang’s letter to Gabby Otchere-Darko

Dear Mr. Gabby Otchere-Darko, First of all, I appreciate that you add your voice to the need for us to move our nation beyond aid and the need for our creative works to contribute to development agenda.

Indeed, truly, Hollywood has been a front-runner in the promotion of America as a brand and has been a key contributor to the development of America and a great influence on their world and on ours.

Beyond what the major film studios and individual stakeholders have done, I am very sure you are also aware the major role played by American governments over the years.

Enabling environment for creative arts, enforcement of piracy laws, intellectual property laws, capacity building, tax incentives, etc. Most of the Hollywood movies you see are from the top 6 studios despite the fact that there are thousands of filmmakers in Hollywood; which implies that there are some crappy ones from the same America that do not get the same attention.

Which brings the question, which random movies from Ghana did u watch? I am very curious because of the blanket statement you made. I wont even go into how individuals have fought and toiled to keep the industry alive with 100% owner’s equity financing of movies.

Many of our movies have made significant strides on the continent n beyond with individuals hard work. Reputable international airlines buy and show Ghanaian movies, reputable international film festivals and awards in Europe, US and across Africa acknowledge and duly recognize the quality of our films which have been painstakingly financed by individuals who have used their lifetime investments to nurture these dreams with the hope that someday the government of our nation will see that we are not looking for handouts and “sponsorship” but government’s interest that there is indeed an opportunity to make Ghana’s film industry an attractive investment venture and positively project the image of Ghana.

One would expect that after watching your “random movies”, you would engage stakeholders or individuals who keep financing our own works to keep our little flame alive by keeping our audiences entertained, educated and informed.

Tell us what you think we can do to improve the industry, what role your govt can play in giving us that needed support etc. I am very disappointed that you rather took to the media to voice your disappointment and in a very condescending way too, to rubbish our efforts.

We aren’t rubbish Sir. Many of us, like myself are highly educated, talented and exposed and we simply believe that this is an untapped gold mine for Ghana’s economy so despite the frustrating challenges and the lack of commensurate rewards for the volume of work we put in; we forge on… working hard night and day, positively projecting the image of Ghana everywhere we go; hoping that someday our star will shine.

Please make time to engage us and listen to us… as the Desiderata says *”…listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story*” we can together move this industry forward, if only your comments would be constructive and not condescending.

 

Below is the tweet from Gabby Otchere-Darko.

Gabby Otchere-Darko in a tweet said “I took my time to watch randomly ten Ghanaian movies and never felt so disappointed. It brought home to me one major deficiency in our development. The apparent lack of deliberate consciousness on the part of the creative industry in the development conversation. The presence of the creative industry appears at best peripheral in Ghana’s development narrative. Our movies, our songs, our arts, by and large, do not impactfully plug into a greater development agenda. Hollywood, for the best part of a century, has been deliberately used by America to push successfully American cultural “supremacy” agenda; it has been used as an effective instrument of military or economic indoctrination. But, what has been the underlying consciousness behind our creative industry, if any? What role, for instance, can actors in the creative industry play to define and realize this whole important concept of moving Ghana Beyond Aid? We must elevate consciousness in Ghana if we are serious about winning”.

Movie stars chide Gabby Otchere-Darko for denigrating Ghanaian movies

Most Ghanaian actors are hugely disappointed at Presidential staffer, Gabby Otchere-Darko for his unfair criticism about how several Ghanaian movies fail to meet international standards.

Gabby Otchere-Darko in a tweet said “I took my time to watch randomly ten Ghanaian movies and never felt so disappointed. It brought home to me one major deficiency in our development. The apparent lack of deliberate consciousness on the part of the creative industry in the development conversation. The presence of the creative industry appears at best peripheral in Ghana’s development narrative. Our movies, our songs, our arts, by and large, do not impactfully plug into a greater development agenda. Hollywood, for the best part of a century, has been deliberately used by America to push successfully American cultural “supremacy” agenda; it has been used as an effective instrument of military or economic indoctrination. But, what has been the underlying consciousness behind our creative industry, if any? What role, for instance, can actors in the creative industry play to define and realize this whole important concept of moving Ghana Beyond Aid? We must elevate consciousness in Ghana if we are serious about winning”.

Responding to Otchere-Darko’s claim, actress Kafui Danku said there is the need to have a dialogue on the state of movies in Ghana and how to make it better than belittling the efforts film stakeholders have invested into the industry.

She posted on Facebook, “Honestly, I wish we can have this conversation openly and I also wish people will forget about their position and age and face bare facts. I wish…. I wish… I wish. @yvonnenelsongh I want to talk, not type”.

Yvonne Nelson who was also disappointed about the comment, also tweeted, “How do you even compare Hollywood to our industry! It’s like comparing our economy to theirs!”

The mother of one continued that, “Hello is your interview on peacefm online real?? If it is I’m also disappointed! A few of us are pushing really hard for this industry! Since our leaders have also totally abandoned the industry, we contribute too, just like nurses,doctors..etc.

“Leadership!!!!! We need structures in place and some encouragement not this! What do we do when TV networks get cheaper content from India and Latin America?”

“Kumawood has created jobs for so many people! It has Put smiles on a lot of faces in our country! Your judgement is just so low! Disappointing!” Yvonne tweeted

Lydia Forson has also expressed her opinion about the unfortunate statement from Gabby Otchere-Darko.

“Our industry is not perfect, far from, in fact it needs a lot of help and structure; and we need to have important and brutal conversations about it. But if the people who promised to help aren’t doing their jobs,they shouldn’t have a right to speak on it either

“Even more infuriating is the fact that this government came into power with a lot of support from creatives who blindly believed in their promises. They were supposed to be the CHANGE our industry needed; but all we’ve had are lip services, selfies and photo sessions.

What tweeted was an insult to many filmmakers who continue to carry the industry on their backs with very little money and still make movies that are seen all over the world. To use 10 movies to judge the performance of an entire industry is IGNORANT.

Creatives in Ghana work magic with the peanuts they have, and if you ever been a movie set you’d know that. People take loans, sell property etc to produce the “substandard” movies you claim, why? Because they love what they do.

Mr. to compare a movie industry that’s largely SELF funded to one that has major cooperate and governmental backing is not only ignorant but extremely disrespectful.”

Young actress based in Kumasi, Clara Benson, known in movies as Maame Serwaa also joined her colleagues to discredit Gabby Otchere-Darko’s claim.

She tweeted, “Bless You for recognizing our hard work !!! I don’t know why some people are still finding it difficult to appreciate our effort. Smh”