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Entertainment of Wednesday, 17 October 2018


Celebrities attack 'ignorant' Gabby Otchere-Darko over disappointing movie comment

A member of Akufo-Addo’s government, Gabby Otchere Darko has been attacked by some users of Twitter; a microblogging platform for sharing his disappointment after watching ten Ghanaian movies.

He said in a post after watching the movie that “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 his post did not sit down well people in the creative arts industry who also took to the same platform to share their frustration.