Bill Asamoah Reveals What ‘Killed’ Kumawood
Ghanaian actor, Bill Asamoah has revealed what led to the collapse of the local movie industry, popularly known as Kumawood.
Speaking in an interview with Showbiz, Bill Asamoah, who is the President of the Kumasi chapter of the Actors Guild stated that complacency is the major cause.
“As an industry, we were too comfortable. We realised the VCD was being phased out and instead of us changing to be abreast of the times, we relaxed and it has overtaken us,” he said.
“We thought the people who were buying the VCDs were okay little did we know that the trend had changed. Now it’s about cinemas and selling movies online and we hope and pray that we will be able to adapt to new technologies,” he added.
He disclosed that they are sharing ideas on how to revamp the local movie industry.
“We need to be abreast of new technologies and have to come up with innovative ways of getting our movies to Ghanaians. Some of us are suggesting pen drives on which we will encrypt the movies so that people don’t copy them unnecessarily.
“We could also get people to come to the cinemas to watch our local movies. So we’re thinking outside the box and we hope to find a clear way to deal with the situation for our movies to appeal to everyone,” he stated.
Bill Asamoah pleaded with all stakeholders who have brilliant ideas as to how to save the situation to come on board.
He bemoaned that, a lot of actors will be jobless if the issues are not addressed as soon as possible.