Ghanaians To Take Over Nollywood

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Nadia Buari

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go, but to some Nigerians, the rate at which Ghanaian actors and actresses are trooping to Nigeria is jaw breaking. With no element of discrimination, these Ghanaian invaders feature in all Nigerian movies, including the Yoruba ones.

for its quantity but the not quality of movies produced, Nollywood has gained much popularity in Africa and some other parts of the world. While Ghanaian actor, John Domelo is being bombarded with Nollywood scripts, some famous names like Nadia Buari, Yvonne Nelson, Majid, Jackie Appiah, Nana Ama McBrown and others seem to be ‘regularly becoming irregular’ in the Nigerian movie industry.As for Van Vicker he does not even feature in Ghanaian movies anymore.

People have attributed the invasion of Ghanaian stars into Nollywood to the fact that Ghanaians are good and as such, they are highly demanded by Nigerian producers. However, according to their Nollywood counterparts, it is not because they are ‘too good’ but simply put, they are very cheap and lack experiences.

The headache of some Nollywood actors and actresses with reference to the invasion of their Ghanaians counterparts has been that, Ghanaians will soon twist the game and take over Nollywood.

Since blunt truths are more mischievous than nice falsehoods, countless articles have been written about the so-called ‘invasion’ by Ghanaian acts.Ghanacelebries.com tracked down this article about how a popular Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw Nuttal, expressed her views on the reason why Nigerian Producers rush for Ghanaians.

“If you want to know why Nigerian producers now rush for Ghanaian acts is just nothing than the fact that they are cheaper. Kate Henshaw Nuttal one of Nollywood’s acts unveiled this fact. “It is because they are cheaper. It is like going to Sokoto for what you have in your sokoto. It is not as if they are better than us, they are not! That is all I can say.”

‘Chie!’ I wonder if this would stand the test of time because Nigerians including those in diaspora love to see the faces of our actors, especially the good ones. So, there is no fear that they (Ghanaian acts) would invade Nollywood. Nuttal concurs: “They cannot take over. You cannot take over what does not belong to you; you can’t take what is not yours. Our producers are just going for cheap ones, which are not real. It’s like buying ‘tokunbo’ cars and say they are brand new cars.”

For those who think it is a collaboration between the two countries, you are hitting on the wrong side of the drum. The situation can be described as “each one for himself…” Most Nigerian producers prefer to use Ghanaians in their movies in order to get more sales. Others believe that they are too familiar with the old faces from Nollywood and the introduction of Ghanaians will make a difference.

When we took the pain to chat with some of those Ghanaian turned Nollywood actors and actresses, most simply said, there is nothing wrong with Ghanaians featuring in a Nigerian movie. To them, this will even strengthen up the friendly relations between the two countries.

However, rumours reaching Ghanacelebrities.com have it that, Ghanaians in Nollywood will not only be forced to pay dues and taxes but get a work permit as well. As to whether the cooperation between the two West African countries in terms of movies will continue to flourish or not, only the future can tell.

Be it an ambush or invasion, Ghanaian actors and actresses do not worry their heads about the fire on the mountain as they are still killing the game in Nollywood.

By: Obour Amankwa/ Ghanacelebrities.com



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  1. WHETHER GHANAIAN ACTORS OR ACTRESSES ARE CHEAP, THEY ARE STILL MAKING THEIR MONEY. KATE WHAT IS UR BEEF. DON’T YOU KNOW WE ARE TIRED OF SEEING UR OLD FACES. IDIOT. PROUD OF GHANAIAN ACTRESS AND ACTORS WHO HAVE EVADED THE NIGERIAN MARKET. A TIME WILL COME DAT NONE OF U WILL GET A ROLE TO PLAY

  2. Kate Henshaw is bitter. That’s the main reason why she’s talking trash about GH acts. Ghanaian actresses /actors may charge less but surely they are committed to their work and that counts for something. 

  3. @MESSY, U AR SCH A FOOL DUDE,IN CASE U DON’T KNW NIJA ACTORS AR 2 RICH ND 2 RSPCTD 2 ACT MUVIES 4 JUST A HUNDRD THOUSND OR 2 HUNDRD NAIRA ND NT EVN CDIS,SO UR ACTORS AR JUST HUNGRY CUZ I DON’T EVN KNW IF GHANA ACTORS AR PAID UP 2 50 THOUSAND NAIRA SO U GUYS SHULD MAKE MOR MANI ND PAY UR ACTORS..2 PRVNT DEM 4RM INVADIN D 3RD LARGEST MUVIE INDUSTRY IN D WORLD

    1. @valychuks, you are a dipshit! wtf is with nigerians and their boastfulnes and greed? you may have bloody oil but your country is shit at the end of the day so what i ask is there to boast about. afterall, you are all 419 scammers and armed robbers and the fucking whole world knows it. nollywood may be 3rd largest film industry in the world but just you bloody wait. ghanains will soon take over.afterall, you stupid nigerians have already sold your soulds to the devil, selling away yor film industry is nothing. thats why ghanaians are heading there.

  4. U ghananians are just jealous nd nt ready to ear d truth nd u shd mind d way u tlk abt we nigerians as if u are saints,ur actors nd actresses are just lukin 4 ways 2 b famous nd rich nd dey knw dat their nigerian counterparts ar be tter off nd don’t jonz urself,Nollyhood belongs 2 Nigeria,it cn only be urs in ur dreams. U cn neva be as gud as we ar,no mata hw hard u try,besides,ur actors nd actresses ar only gud in entertaining d public wif sex in movies.so,wats so interestin abt dat.