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Are Ghanian Stars Taking Over Nollywood?
Author: kim | October 27, 2008



I believe am not the only one who has noticed new faces starring in Nigerian films. Stars from our neighboring country Ghana, have invaded the movie industry and are now casting our own stars to the away. Some people believe that the producers are to blame. According to the producers, the sale of Nigerian movies is on the rise in other African countries and is declining in Nigeria, therefore, in other to boost production; they would have to feature some actors and actresses from these countries. Some people believe it is because these stars demand a lower fee than Nigerian stars. Apart from the fees, how would we rate their performance compared to our own stars? I don̢۪t know about you, but to me Van Vickers̢۪s (Ghana actor) acting doesn̢۪t look and feel real, it feels more like he was hired because of his looks. Others believe that we should form a union between other West African countries because we are one. Now let me ask this question, how many of you have seen a Nigerian actor or actress star in a Ghana movie? Be honest to your self, if we are to form a union between Nigeria and other countries, the equation should be balanced. If these producers should continue like this, they may as well strangle Nollywood because it would be as good as dead. The truth is that Nigerian movies will sell in any part of the world given the right exposure and back up.

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obamaman    aberdeen, scotland    January 25, 2009
if ghana actors are taking over and so F*** what? we should not look at nationality but performance and dedication. Brien won Big brother UK yet he was a nigerian.it was UK citizens that voted for him over and above other white Uk roommates. The jews run America. Are u guys nuts???? this the same reason some idiots in south africa killed many fellow africans (Zimbabweans) for simply migrating to southafrica.

shame on the divisive nature of some of our people. if anyone that is good , whether from nigeria or ghana i say let him/her shine like a thousand stars!!!!
ngosa    Pittsburgh, USA    October 29, 2008
I really think the Ghanians are coming out better than you guys cause you have allowed your producers to produce movies which are unlike the old better movies which were accepted world wide.

The movies being produced are obscene and boring, so the better people to take this parts would be Ghanians . If I were you as an actor I would go back to the past. and change th system.
Ebeneze    everett, Washington, USA    October 29, 2008
Why are we dwelling on nationality status, the most important thing is to come out with good production that has a message.

Lately most of the movies has no real defined meaning, it's all over the place. Producers should please do more with editing the movies professionally especially the background music interferes with the audio as if one is listening to the music rather than listening to what the characters have to say.

Americans dont want to see movies that remind them of gun violence so please cut that out.
blessing    lagos, nigeria    October 27, 2008
yes i do believe what u are saying,the industry would collaspe if care is not taken
kelechi    port harcourt, nigeria    October 27, 2008
i do not totally agree with you on the fact thet ghana stars are choosen based on their looks.the likes of jakie appiah and nadia are excellent actresses ans should be given more respect
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