- Ghanaian actor, Agya Koo, has stated that the decision of movie producers to sideline popular actors like himself caused the industry's recent poor performance
- He explained that the producers decided to replace the Ghanaian movies with those from Nigeria, and this contributed to the present predicament
- He however stated that a reintroduction of the popular Ghanaian actors may save the industry
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Veteran Kumawood actor, Kofi Adu, better known as Agya Koo, has identified the reason for the industry's recent poor performance.
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A report by Zionfelix.net quoted him as saying that Kumawood isn’t doing too well because key figures such as himself have been blacklisted.
In an interview with Accra FM’s DJ Premiere on Saturday January 6, 2017, Agya Koo stated that the pictures on the poster were the prime reason movie lovers bought films.
In his opinion, the demand for such movies fell when faces of movie stars such as himself, Mercy Asiedu, Wayoosi, Katawere, and others were no longer seen on CDs.
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He also stated that the industry began to suffer after the producers opted for Nigerian movies decades ago.
This, he said, was in response to the decision of Ghanaian actors, such as himself to protest the dominance of Nigerian movies in Ghana.
He went ahead to say that the movie producers have, however regretted their actions, but are afraid to admit so, because of the possible backlash from the public.
Giving an antidote to the dying movie industry, the actor and musician advised moviemakers to start using the actors they sidelined years ago.
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