Talented Kumawood actor Kwadwo Nkansah “Lil Win” is pleading with the government to take into account establishing a separate ministry for Ghana’s creative arts sector.
According to him, the initiative to restore the Ghanaian film industry would be emphasized through the establishment of a sector ministry dedicated only to the creative arts if any Ghanaian leader is truly concerned about the creative arts sector.
The tourism industry and the creative arts industry are both part of the same ministry. However, the actor claimed that the existing system has an impact on the creative arts sector when speaking to the media at the Kumasi SG Mall premiere of his film, “Mr. President.”
He thinks there is little chance that a ministry with interests in travel and culture would devote attention to the creative arts industry.
Many young Ghanaians have opportunity to earn a living and support their family through the movie industry, which also produces jobs.
“Most of our movie stars today have traveled to Nigeria to be part of the Nollywood Youtube shoot in order to survive. Yet, many of these Nigerian producers see Ghana as the home of African film making,” he observed.
The renowned actor said “the dream of young actors lie in the hands of private individuals who do not understand film-making.”
Lil Win agreed that the dearth of quality films is to blame for the demise of the Ghanaian film industry.
“We the filmmakers have really copied blindly and paid less attention to showcasing our real Ghanaian culture and morals which has greatly affected our movie industry,” he said.
He continued by saying that the absence of support from the public and commercial sectors is to blame for the industry’s decline.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana