Veteran actress Akorfa Edjeani has lauded Yvonne Nelson’s recent action to get the government and the necessary stakeholders to do something about the declining state of the nation’s movie industry.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based United Television, the experienced actress indicated that change will only be effected if she went beyond gathering signatures.
She went on to add that in spite of the massive support her colleague was receiving, the signatures alone were not going to be enough to revive the industry.
She quizzed if the signatures was going to culminate into positive action by themselves. Explaining her comment, the actress said those who signed the petition had to also take steps to uplift the Ghanaian movie industry which is believed to currently be hinging on life support.
She added that the campaign started by the “Heels and Sneakers” maker should yield the desired results at the end of the day.
Last month, “Dumsor Must Stop” convener Yvonne Nelson announced that she was embarking on a campaign to get signatures of ‘people that matter’ to make the government aware of the falling standards of the movie industry.
In a related development, some actors and actresses chiefly from Kumawood embarked on a demonstration against the airing of telenovelas in the country. According to the demonstrators, foreign movies and series have taken over the craft and are pushing them into oblivion.
Some months back, the Second Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia visited some members of Bollywood in India to discuss ways in which the movie industries in the two countries could merge to create something.
Her visit was received with mixed reactions on social media with some movie producers speaking against the move.
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