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We can’t watch GH movie industry die - Movie producer Kwame B A

BY: Kofi Duah
Movie producer Kwame B A urges efforts to revive GH movie industry
Movie producer Kwame B A

Movie producer Fred Kwame Adomako, popular known as Kwame B A, has called for dialogue on how to revive the Ghanaian movie sector.

According to him, it would be a shame for the movie industry to die on their watch and there was the need for a concerted effort to stop that from happening.

“What are we telling the young ones if we sit quietly and allow the Ghanaian movie industry to die? Others were producing before we got into it so why are we just sitting there and allowing it to die, that can certainly not happen,” he told Graphic Showbiz.

According to Kwame B A, the industry was not entirely dead as people were seeing it; he explained that it would take the efforts of everyone to get it back on its feet.

“I have said it over and over again that we need to put certain things in place for it to bounce back. First of all, movie producers should stop giving their movies for free to TV stations.

“Secondly, we must have a CD-Rom slot on the decoders used by many Ghanaians where they can watch the movies. Thirdly, we can introduce flash drives with codes which the buses plying our roads can buy to show the movies and individuals can buy as well,” he told Graphic Showbiz.

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He said he believed a lot more people were watching movies than before so there was no reason why the movie industry could not be revived to enable players to make money.

“I can say on authority that a lot more people are watching movies today than before. Even back then we made the money so why can’t we make it work and make more money from the movie industry?

“Mind you, once we are not working, a lot more people, including the directors, actors, editors, marketers, among others, are also out of jobs. We can’t just let our industry die.

“Here at Opera Square I am the only movie producer left because all the others have turned to selling electrical gadgets. I am also into electrical gadgets just to survive even though I am hoping for the movie industry to bounce back,” he said.

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Asked why he was so passionate about the Ghanaian movie industry, Kwame B A, whose movies include School Girl, Nyame Nhyira Nmaa, Asew Foforo, Kwaku Killer, The One and more, said there were so many stories to tell and money in movies than any other business.

“Some of us cannot stop investing in movies because we love them. Apart from the money we make, telling our rich stories to the world is something we should be proud of.

“We celebrate and cherish Nigerian movies because of what they portray to us. We started and they came to learn from us so it’s about time we rose again. The fact that we are down does not mean we cannot rise up, let’s wake up and tell our rich stories to the world,” he stated.