Actress Kafui Danku has reacted to claims by Gabby Otchere-Darko’s claims that he was disappointed after watching ten Ghanaian movies.
Gabby Otchere-Darko in a tweet said “I took my time to watch randomly ten Ghanaian movies and never felt so disappointed. It brought home to me one major deficiency in our development.
The apparent lack of deliberate consciousness on the part of the creative industry in the development conversation.
The presence of the creative industry appears at best peripheral in Ghana’s development narrative. Our movies, our songs, our arts, by and large, do not impactfully plug into a greater development agenda.
Hollywood, for the best part of a century, has been deliberately used by America to push successfully American cultural “supremacy” agenda; it has been used as an effective instrument of military or economic indoctrination.
But, what has been the underlying consciousness behind our creative industry, if any? What role, for instance, can actors in the creative industry play to define and realize this whole important concept of moving Ghana Beyond Aid? We must elevate consciousness in Ghana if we are serious about winning”.
But reacting to the tweet by the leading member of Nana Akufo-Addo’s government, Kafui Danku indicated that there is the need for a conversation on the state of movies in Ghana.
To her, it is time “people will forget about their position and age and face bare facts”.
Her post read “Honestly, I wish we can have this conversation openly and I also wish people will forget about their position and age and face bare facts. I wish…. I wish… I wish. @yvonnenelsongh I want to talk, not type”.
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