How Dare You Rejoice Over Somebody’s Downfall? – Movie Producer Kofi Asamoah Under Attack

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku
Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku
Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku is a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

Ghanaian filmmaker, Kofi Asamoah has been chastised for spewing unnecessary comment in a recent interview.

Entertainment critic and writer, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo has expressed his displeasure in a submission made by the KOFAS Media boss in an interview with Dr Cann on Happy FM.

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In a post sighted by, Arnold questioned why Kofi Asamoah took delight in the downfall of his senior colleague, Socrate Safo.

He said KOFAS jubilation over what he terms as a failed initiative by Socrate to sell movies through a ‘float’ during his time at Zylonfon Arts Funds was stupid and very inane.

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The passionate entertainment critic advised Kofi Asamoah to be mindful of his utterances.

“WATCH YOUR MOUTH, KOFAS! Young film maker, Kofi Asamoah, aka KOFAS, spoke to Doctar Cann on Happy FM on how technology is affecting our industry. In his commentary, he berated Socrate Safo, stating that, the more experienced film maker, during his time at Zylofon Funds, spearheaded the ‘float’ of movies produced under the organization. Shockingly, Kofas did state that, God being so good, that move flopped, otherwise, Socrate would have opened an inappropriate route for the industry: movies moving straight to DVD or pendrive instead of going through the cinemas,” he wrote on Facebook.

Arnold added: “Firstly, the act or reveling in somebody’s supposed downfall is stupid, very inane!

Secondly, somebody has invested in a project – he has injected capital, hard-earned money for film makers to work, paid actors and technical crew – and he sought to make some gains from his investment. How dare you sit on your ass, criticize the move and rejoice on what you claim was a flop? Thirdly, which law in our film industry stipulates that every movie maker must take their movies to cinemas before they go on DVD/pendrive or on television? Even Hollywood does not command such a directive. 

If you think your business acumen is sharper and going to the cinema helps your cause, do it. If somebody else also figures that going on a float with his movies serves his purpose, allow him. It is that simple! I refrain from being harsh but we need to elevate our sense of judgment and articulation. We need to do better!”

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