Ghanaian film director, Kofi Asamoah has waded into the conversation with regards to a statement by Ekow Blankson that the Kumasi movie sector do not prepare script to guide actors on set.
The CEO of Kofas Media compared the now Managing Director of TV Africa cum actor Ekow Blankson with colleague actor based in Kumasi, Akwasi Boadi popularly known as Akrobeto.
He told Sammy Flex on Zylofon Fm, Akrobeto is a better actor than Blankson.
Justifying his comparison, Asamoah said the fact that most actors do movies in local dialect (Akan), does not make them less actors than those who can speak the English language fluently.
“I’m sure Ekow Blankson knows that Akrobeto is a better actor than him but just because one can’t speak English or one didn’t go to a film school or performing arts school doesn’t make them jokers like he said.”
Reacting to comments about the current crop of movies being produced by film makers following same trend like comedy, witchcraft others, Kofi Asamoah said there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
“Sometimes I don’t know what is wrong with us… Is it wrong to produce comedy movies all the time; No, so what’s the problem. How many Drama and horror films is Hollywood producing now because the time of horror movies is far off.”Kofas added.
Managing Director of TV Africa, Ekow Blankson had his personal opinion about film makers based in Kumasi.
Known for his great acting experience, Blankson said movies by film makers from Kumasi are
The actor explained that Kumasi movie sector do not prepare script to guide actors on set. Blankson noted they have adapted the concert party style and transformed it into film.
“I think the Kumasi movie industry is a different form of film making, it’s actually concert party where you don’t prepare a script and follow. They are given pointers and they have to create out of it and that is the concert party style and they have enhanced it into film.” Blankson told SVTV Ghana.
Speaking on recent acting skills of young film makers, he said they are bunch of jokers. He added that there is no reality on the screens when it comes to acting these days.
“For me personally, I think that our new crop of actors are just jokers. Unfortunately they aren’t as exciting and real as people have done in the past. Sometimes it gets a bit worrying watching them perform.
“Acting isn’t a substitute at all… In America, they have realized a lot of revenue from Tourism especially with film. Film has given them a lot of foreign exchange and also same in India, Canada, Australia and even in Africa, Nigerians are doing so well in movies. As many film makers complain that there’s no work to do because the industry is challenged, Nigerians come into Ghana and they tap the talents and resources we have here and make lots of money.”