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Entertainment of Thursday, 22 August 2019


American actress A.J. Johnson, Michelle Rice, others attend Year of Return masterclass

American actress Adrienne-Joi Johnson well known as A.J. Johnson and President of TV One and Cleo TV Michelle Rice are in Ghana.

The two who arrived in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, spoke at a specially organized masterclass put together by the Year of Return office, Ghana Tourism Authority and Creative Arts Council.

The masterclass which took place at the Golden Bean Hotel saw in attendance over 150 professionals made of film producers, actors, actresses, screenwriters, producers, media and other industry professionals.

Speaking on the topic “Master the Business of Showbiz America and Ghana Creative Industries Collaboration”, the two engaged the industry professionals on the various prospects of the industry including the importance of consistency, importance of networking and the importance of being ready and what that means for opportunities. The two also spent time with answering questions from the professionals present in a Question and Answer session.

Speaking exclusively with NY DJ of Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment – after the masterclass, Michelle Rice expressed excitement saying, “I enjoyed it immensely. I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of great creators here in Ghana and I hope we can figure out how we can support and help the partnership”

A.J. Johnson also pointed out some of the challenges of the Ghanaian movie industry and suggested best ways to deal with it.

“I’m learning slowly but surely. For some reason, the speed of production is off here in Ghana meaning there’s got to be quality that’s produced fast and I feel like the fastest there are but not the quality.”

Watch a video preview of the day’s activity in Kumasi.