Harold Amenyah [a Ghanaian actor] has criticized the poor state of Ghana’s movie industry for the lack of support from local spectators.
He said in a recent interview reported from a sisterhood station, myjoyonline.com, which was sighted by 1Family Radio, that the industry was not doing well because the movie producers were not energized and obsessive to make more movies.
He also stated that cinema attendance was vital for the development of the industry, but most Ghanaians were not present.
Harold compared the Ghanaian film industry to the Nigerian one and admitted that Nigerians are improving more than the Ghanaian sector.
In his statement, he said that this was because people accumulated in the Nigerian movie industry, and the people also came to watch the movies at the cinemas.
He said that Ghana could adapt to Nigeria’s success by involving similar strategies to improve the local film sector.
“Ghanaians are not supportive.” People will be wondering why they don’t see us on television screens; it’s because they are not supporting us by viewing our films.
Nigerians are ahead of us and will always be because they are very supportive of their movie industry. They actually learn from us in production and filming, but we have to learn from them in support and promotion because they are far better than us.
He said that he was hopeful about the future of Ghana’s film industry if local productions got the support they needed. He also pleaded with Ghanaians to be supportive of the music industry by supporting and promoting it.