Unsung Hero: Ghana Movie Industry Loses Bob J, A Man Full Of Creativity…

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Kwame Bob Johnson (Bob J)
Kwame Bob Johnson (Bob J)

It is disheartening that most of the strong personalities that handle the essential parts of the creative work (behind the camera) of our Ghanaian movies and other productions go without being noticed.

Without the hand work of people like Kwame Bob Johnson popularly known as Bob J, we would not have enjoyed the creative excellence and the superb lighting that we witnessed in most of the award winning Ghanaian movies.

GhanaCelebrities.Com has been officially notified that, Bob J has passed away. Bob, a professional biker met his untimely death on Sunday morning in a motor bike accident.

Bob has worked on some of the greatest movies to have come out of the Ghanaian movie industry. He was the lighting consultant for “Scorned”, “Perfect Picture”, and was also the director of photography for “A Sting In A Tale”, “CheckMate” and “6 Hours To Christmas”.

Bob’s work was not restricted to the camp of Sparrow Productions. He worked as the director of photography for KSM’s “Double”, Kwaw Ansah’s “The Good Old Days” and Abdul Sallam’s yet to be released “4 Play Reloaded”.

Apart from the above mentioned movies, Bob J’s creative prowess extended to several brilliant TV Commercials and Documentaries both home and abroad.

Bob was an old student of Nafti and worked on many international productions in London and the United States.

Bob has taken with him a wealth of knowledge in cinematography that would have made a substantial change in our movie industry.

He will be dearly missed by all, those behind and in front of the camera. Bob J has been nominated in the category of Best Cinematography for his work in “CheckMate” and “A Sting In A Tale” for the upcoming Ghana Movie Awards. It is sad he did not live to see this day.

Bob’s death has shocked and wounded the hearts of many in the Ghana Movie Industry.

Ace Director/Scriptwriter Ms. Shirley Frimpong Manso who has worked with Bob several times is totally heartbroken  and told GhanaCelebrities.Com, “Bob was meticulous, professional, creative, strong, a pillar of reliability and above all a big brother and this can be attested by all those who had the privilege to work with him. He was full of life and Great Spirit on and off set; it will never be the same without him.”

Join GhanaCelebrities.Com to send out our condolence to his family and friends. Indeed, the Ghana Movie Industry has lost a great man. May His Soul Rest In Peace.

Kwame Bob Johnson (Bob J)
Kwame Bob Johnson (Bob J)
Kwame Bob Johnson (Bob J)
Kwame Bob Johnson (Bob J)
Kwame Bob Johnson (Bob J)
Kwame Bob Johnson (Bob J)

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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Founding Editor
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Adukus Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: [email protected]


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    1. @ Joe 

      Dude, please do me a favor and SHUT THA FUCK UP. And if you don’t like what I said, then eat a hot bowl of DICKS.  

        1. @ Joe and Daniel Wedge Carter

          Alright Joe, most of the folks over here praising and singing Jackie and might not noticed the death of Uncle Bob on time but it does’t take away the fact you have to say such words. Instead you should’ve send your condolence to Uncle Bob you totally twisted the news. Me personally I’m not Jackie Appiah fan and bloggers/commentator will tell you that. Look Bruh,  I know everyone is entitle to their opinion and I respect that but to come off like that it ain’t good.

          Even Ghanaweb which has the most traffic doesn’t have the news yet until it was post a few hours latter. Anyways, we good and since we good can you (all) visit http://www.bbc.com/fricanfootball to cast your vote for my man Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew before this coming Friday December 17, 2010. Thanks Brother


      1. Commot for therer he is saying the truth all ya know is jackie i don’t what ya people has got in her,whiles we have orher big people who can raise the movie industry high,WHO IS SHE?Where has she taken Ghana Movie Industry To Advice Ur [email protected] Weeapon

  1. Bob J gone too soon such a hard and creative workaholic may your soul rest in peace I will miss you esp. ur charming smiles

  2. Uncle Bob will definitely will be miss. For most of you that don’t know, not only Uncle Bod was a huge contributor in Ghana Movies industry, he was also the backbone on MOST of the “Akan Drama” produced back in the 90’s.

    May the Lord rest his soul in peace.  

  3. u may never know when u will meet ur death so lets all repent and give our lives to christ cos heaven and hell is real. One day will will give an account to God. may his soul rest in perfect peace

  4. Actyally, i just got to know of Bob J now dat he is behind all these lovely movies from Sparrow Prod. He is indeed a great man and we have really lost a pearl. May his soul rest in perfect peace