Controversial Ghanaian music producer and programs manager at Accra-based Hitz FM, Mark Okraku Mantey, has dismissed claims that Ghana’s local Twi movie industry, Kumawood is flourishing.
According to him, the industry “is not doing well” as being portrayed to the general public.
Speaking on Hitz FM’s Day Break morning show on Thursday, he created the impression that the industry has been struggling in the last two years.
“…the information I had is that Kumawood at the moment is not doing well. Pat Thomas told me about two years ago that the way people say the industry is thriving, that is not what it is. That is why Pat Thomas has gone heavily on songs.”
Mark’s claim, however, comes at a time when some English speaking actors have started crossing over to Kumawood for various reasons, more so because that industry is tagged successfully.
The likes of Van Vicker, Juliet Ibrahim, Prince David Osei, Bismark The Joke, and others were some of the English speaking actors who have already crossed to Kumawood.
According to Mark, the English speaking movie industry is currently also in ‘coma’ if not dead, stating that the country’s energy crisis called; dumsor and lack of proper structures for film makers by the government were some of the reasons for the predicament.