Shirley Frimpong Manso supports ‘Kumawood’ movies

Despite incessant calls and outcry by many film critics in Ghana

condemning movies produced from

Kumasi that have often been tagged

"Kumawood", award winning Ghanaian movie

producer and CEO of Sparrow Productions,

Shirley Frimpong Manso has against all odds

commended such movies and acknowledged the

pivotal role these movies played in ensuring the

interests and hope of a "movie industry" existed.

Speaking on NewDay on TV3, producer of award

winning movies A Sting in a Tale, 6 Hours To

Christmas, The Perfect Picture, Adams Apples,

Scorned disclosed although there were a lot of

challenges, Kumawood movies kept the movie

market going at a tough moment when the

Ghanaian market was almost nonexistent.

She stated it would be unfortunate and unfair

for anyone to condemn such movies as such

productions are made out of individual efforts

with no institutional interventions.

"It's like going to Makola market and telling

somebody who's put up his store that your

market is not looking good. We could only

suggest positively"

As a way forward for movie makers, Shirley

believed it w6uld be in the interest of the

government of Ghana to support the industry as

anything portrayed goes a long way to sell


She also asked the government to put in place

the right structures before passing and

implementing the Film law which has been laid

before parliament and also for interventions to

aid the film industry only if it existed.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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