- Nana Ama says the local movie industry has become dormant
- She also says Agya Koo is more talented than Lil Win
Renowned actress, Felicity Ama Agyemang, known in the entertainment industry as Nana Ama McBrown, says the Kumawood movie industry has died.
According to McBrown the number of movie scripts she receives in a month lately has reduced drastically.
“Those days, I could have as many as four different scripts in a month, but it’s not like that anymore…,” she disclosed on Hitz FM on Tuesday.
Responding to a question whether the Kumawood industry has died completely, the actress responded in the affirmative saying “yes it has collapsed. The speed in the work has reduced drastically.”
She also alleged that the collapse of the Kumawood industry is because of the decision of the government to reconstruct the Kejetia Market complex in Kumasi.
The ‘SideChic Gang’ actress opined that the eviction that took place at Kejetia affected the market as the CD sellers that used to patronise their movies have no place to sell their wares.
McBrown urged industry players to up their game to match up the international standards.
“Now everything is on social media. There is Netflix and all that. Maybe we need to upgrade. This is not the time to give up. Are they ready to shoot that kind of movie that will go far? If we do a good movie, we can get the money back. It has gone down but we shouldn’t blame anyone…” the actress told Andy Dosty.
In the same interview the actress stated that Kumawood actor Agya Koo is more talented than his colleague actor Lil Win.
She admitted that both actors have their unique set of traits and are special in their own ways.
“I love both of them, they are all unique in their ways,” she said.
Nana Ama McBrown came to the limelight following her rousing performance in the Twi-language movie Asoreba.
Asoreba is often cited as the movie that ushered Twi-language Ghanaian movies into the mainstream, a fact that is attributed to Nana Ama's performance in the film.
Although often overshadowed by her English-speaking counterparts across West Africa, Nana Ama, in recent years has gathered a strong loyal following of her own among Ghanaians.
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