Entertainment of 2014-06-13

Government is not sponsoring Kumawood Stars for World Cup

Kumawood must be in a state of anguish and angst, considering how government and the media are toying with their feelings in connection to the list of entertainers chosen as ambassadors to rally support for the Black-stars in Brazil.

After series of complaints from some Kumawood players over Government’s rejection of not including any of their stars to the list, some websites and blogs reported earlier this week that Government is sponsoring some Kumasi movie stars including the likes of Kyeiwaa,Kwaku Manu, Wayoosi,Kwame B.A, Ras Nii, and three others as additions to the list of celebrity ambassadors for world cup in Brazil.

Contrary to those reports, Kwaku Manu whose name has been added to the supposed list has revealed to Razz Newspaper that, the news circulating in the media is false.

He stated that, he doesn’t even know where the news is coming from and that he hasn't been called by the Ministry of youth and sports for any ambassadorial deal.

In a separate chat with Kwame BA, a producer whose name was also mentioned, He said that, they have not been added to any list. According to him they sent a letter to the ministry of Youth and sports and through that, the ministry gave them an introductory letter, which was supposed to assist them get visas to Brazil.

He told Razz Newspaper that, the ministry also gave them match tickets to help them acquire the visas successfully but as it stands now, they haven’t received their visas yet.

He made it clear that Government is not funding their travel expenses, feeding, accommodation, etc as reported by a section of the media.

Mrs Marilyn Afua Houadjeto CEO for image consortium – which is in charge of contracting the celebrity ambassadors for world cup, also stated that she’s not aware that Kumasi stars have been added to the list.