Fred Amugi Reveals How Power Struggle In Actors Guild Is Killing The Movie Industry In Ghana

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Veteran Ghanaian actor, Fred Amugi, has revealed what is killing the movie industry in Ghana.

He mentioned how the power struggle in the Actors Guild of Ghana is affecting the growth of the Ghanaian movie industry.

Mr Amugi said the Actors Guild is lacking effective leadership following the death of Reverend Eddie Coffie, who was the President of the guild, in 2016.

It was his prayer that issues would be solved for elections to be held for a new leader to be chosen.

“The film industry is like any other business. It has its ups and downs. However, for the past few years, it’s been having issues of power struggles and conflicts, especially within the Ghana Actors Guild.

“This has led to a decline in productivity and quality because what’s being produced is not checked. We’re lucky to have Akwaaba Magic on DStv, which has provided a platform for our films. They’ve been supportive and willing to work with us, and the films they show are good. If we keep making good films, we’ll benefit from their support.

“Unfortunately, Nigeria’s film industry is ahead of ours. They have more opportunities with subscription-based streaming services such as Netflix, and we need to work together to catch up,” he stated.

The veteran actor further complained about the lack of collaboration in the Ghanaian movie industry.

“The film industry in Ghana needs unity. Currently, everyone is working alone because they’re afraid of being copied. The truth, however, is that no matter how much we know, someone else always knows more. If we work together in unity, we could make great films that showcase our different talents and perspectives.

“If we are united, we could even gain enough recognition in prestigious awards such as the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA),” Fred Amugi stressed.

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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