Idris Elba: Details Of Hollywood Actor's Promised Multibillion Dollar Film Studio In Ghana

Idris Elba: Details Of Hollywood Actor's Promised Multibillion Dollar Film Studio In Ghana

  • Celebrated Hollywood actor Idris Elba has unveiled plans to build a film studio in Ghana, which has been received warmly by the general public
  • He made his plans known when he paid a courtesy visit to President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House
  • The celebrity actor added that a thorough strategy was needed to advance Ghana to the forefront of the filmmaking industry

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Famous Hollywood movie actor, Idris Elba, stated that he is willing to build a cutting-edge film studio in Ghana when he paid a courtesy call to President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Friday, February 3, 2023. The duo talked about various topics, including the value of film to Ghana, where the celebrity's mother was born.

Photo of Idris Elba in meeting with President Akufo-Addo
Idris Elba meeting President Akufo-Addo. Photo credit:
Source: UGC

Idris Elba spoke to the media and highlighted his reasons for setting up a film studio in Ghana. He explained:

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Currently, we call it West African Studios, but that’s a working title. We’ve been working on this for three or four years to raise a plan that puts a facility at the centre of African filmmaking. There’s a lot for African filmmaking, but the facilities are lacking

The film actor and Golden Globe Award winner anticipates that the endeavour will draw more moviemakers to Ghana and West Africa. Elba also disclosed that he will return to Ghana to make a movie in December, marking the second time he has done so.

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Details of Idris Elba's film studio in Ghana

Very little is known about the famous actor's film studio in Ghana since it is in its infancy but is anticipated that the film project will cost billions of dollars and have several ultramodern features. It is expected that it could have similar features as Tyler Perry's $250 million studio which has 12 sound stages and several replicas of famous buildings such as the White House, street homes, business buildings, and much more.

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An African-American man is building a $350 million film studio in Ghana: "It's the first of its kind"

In an earlier story, wrote about how an African-American man named Nana Dakrabo I is constructing a film studio in Ghana according to Twitter user @NanaYhaw. The Twitter user stated that the project is expected to cost $350 million and would include a film studio and production company. Several online users were moved by the man's actions and left comments on the Twitter post to express their opinions.


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