Entertainment of Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Worried by the alarming rate at which “obscene” movies are gaining massive acceptance in Ghana, the country’s Ministry of Information working in collaboration with the censors board and the Movie Union has finally wielded the sledge hammer on the film producers by banning the sell of x-rated movies in Ghana.
The ban, according to a reliable source became effectively last month. But reacting to this development, a Ghanaian actor, who’s currently working in Nigeria, Actus Frank, do not see anything wrong with the“soft-porn”movies as they call it in Ghana. “I have been part of the trend. If I must do it, then I will do it.
There’s no harm in doing it. After all, it’s selling in Ghana. If I do it, it’s left with the producer to decide whether he would want to allow the movie to be released unedited. It’s none of my business. I don’t have a problem doing what I have to do because we are talking of my career here.” he said.
Frank however admitted that the ban will help to slow the pace of the influx of nudity films in Ghana. ‘I think it’s the best thing the government have done to slow the pace of the influx of films of nudity in the country.’ As it stands now, any films with scenes of nudity will be properly censored and prevented from entering the market.
Before now, some Ghanaian actors have raised their voices against the excessive use of sex to sell movies and the increase of “soft porn” Ghanaian movies. One of the country’s popular actors, Agya Koo aka Bidam recently took to the streets of Kumasi (Oseikrom) protest against the prevailing use of sex to sell movies in Ghana.
Agya who also doubles as the most highly paid actor in that country said, most Ghanaian movies released over the past months, have too many nude scenes which is against our culture as Ghanaians, so as an actor, he can’t just sit down and watch some producers destroy the industry that made him what he is today.
“During the days of “I told you so” and other great Ghanaian movies in the past, that was not how our ladies exposed themselves” he was quoted to have said.
Also pretty actress, Vivian Jill Lawrence, who fans call Ama blamed the marketers for the ugly development in the industry. During our recent interview with Van Vicker, he lamented over the increasing rate at which soft-porn movies were gaining recognition in Ghana.