The Industry Is Being Killed By Power Struggle In Actors Guild – Fred Amugi Discloses

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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.

Veteran Ghanaian actor, Fred Amugi, has talked about what is hindering the growth of the movie industry.

He cited the power struggle at the Actors Guild of Ghana as a huge challenge.

Since there has been no effective leadership functioning after the death of Reverend Eddie Coffie, who was the President of the guild, in 2016, Mr Amugi said things have not been the same.

Lamenting the Guild’s inability to elect a new leader, he prayed issues would be settled.

“The film industry is like any other business. It has its ups and downs. However, for the past few years, it’s been having issues of power struggles and conflicts, especially within the Ghana Actors Guild.

“This has led to a decline in productivity and quality because what’s being produced is not checked. We’re lucky to have Akwaaba Magic on DStv, which has provided a platform for our films. They’ve been supportive and willing to work with us, and the films they show are good. If we keep making good films, we’ll benefit from their support.

“Unfortunately, Nigeria’s film industry is ahead of ours. They have more opportunities with subscription-based streaming services such as Netflix, and we need to work together to catch up,” he told Graphic Showbiz.

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He also raised a concern about the lack of collaboration in the industry.

“The film industry in Ghana needs unity. Currently, everyone is working alone because they’re afraid of being copied. The truth, however, is that no matter how much we know, someone else always knows more. If we work together in unity, we could make great films that showcase our different talents and perspectives.

“If we are united, we could even gain enough recognition in prestigious awards such as the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA),” Fred Amugi stated.

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