Feature: 6 Reasons Behind The Decline of Ghana's Once Vibrant Movie Industry

Feature: 6 Reasons Behind The Decline of Ghana's Once Vibrant Movie Industry

Ghana's movie industry has taken a huge dip and many have noticed the dormant state in which the once vibrant industry is speedily slipping down the drain.

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Looking at the state in which the movie industry was some years ago, one would never have imagined that it was going to take several steps back with the advancement in age.

As movie industries in other countries are thriving and making remarkable strides in their home countries and even abroad, Ghana's effort at matching such feats appear to be moving at a snail's pace.

Many people have attributed the sharp decline of Ghana's movie industry to the lack of funds to produce movies but is that really the case?

Feature: 6 Reasons Behind The Decline of Ghana's Once Vibrant Movie Industry
Feature: 6 Reasons Behind The Decline of Ghana's Once Vibrant Movie Industry
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Aside funding, Ghana's shortage of raw acting talent is also a huge factor in the sharp decline of the movie industry. This is the case because, over the years, there have been no new faces with top-notch acting talent.

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It has been the same old faces that have appeared on our screens for years and the growing taste of Ghanaians for change has affected the industry adversely.

Aside the fact that many old faces exist and have been made to play the same roles in different movies countless times, the decline of the movie industry can also be attributed to the high fees being charged by Ghanaian actors.

Due to the fact that some of the A-list actors and actresses are in high demand for advertisements, endorsements and to star in movies in other countries, their charges are quite high and with the seeming inadequate funds available, movie makers are unable to secure their services.

Another factor that can be attributed to the sharp decline in the Ghana movie industry is the Ghallywood-Kumawood distinction that was created by movie makers and lovers.

The seeming disunity between actors in Ghana was a ticking time bomb which was waiting to implode and tear the entire Ghana movie industry into pieces.

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This distinction set actors apart and it appeared there was no way one could cross carpets to work on the other side and this created a lot of factions even among the Ghallywood clique and the same can be said of the Kumawood side.

Again, Ghanaians appear to be tired of the same storyline that is produced and reproduced over the years. One can normally predict the end of a movie by watching a few scenes and this predictable nature of movies has caused the decline in the demand for Ghanaian movies.

What is more, the inability of Ghanaian filmmakers to invest in quality movie-making equipment has been a bane of the movie industry.

Many people are of the firm conviction that should movie makers correct these anomalies, the Ghana movie industry would bounce back and take its initial place.

Meanwhile, Shemima, one of the participants of TV3's dating reality show, Date Rush, has recounted how she was warned by a lady who answered Ali's phone when she called one time.

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While speaking in an exclusive interview with Ghanaian blogger Zionfelix, Shemima indicated that she called Ali one time and a lady answered the phone.

Shemima went on to narrate that the lady asked her to stop calling Ali and look for her own size because she might end up killing him.

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