Fred Nuamah Says All the English-Speaking West African Countries’ Movie Industries Should Be Under NOLLYWOOD

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Cynthia Nassardine and Fred Nuamah
Cynthia Nassardine and Fred Nuamah

Speaking to a group of producers and film-makers at the just ended 69th Cannes Film Festival at the French Riviera, one of Ghana Movie Industry’s strongest stakeholders and founder of Ghana Movie Awards-Mr. Fred Nuamah described all the Anglophone West Africa movie industries as Nollywood.
According to Mr. Fred Nuamah, the only robust way forward for the West African Movie Industry is to be camped under one well established umbrella, and Nollywood is undeniably the befitting name.
Fred Nuamah explained that, dividing the various countries’ industry into small units with different names does not loudly place West African movies out there—and that unless a film-maker or movie star makes it into Nollywood, he or she remains unknown, just as you can only attract global attention on the back of being prominent in Hollywood.
He also mentioned among other things that, instead of some African movie stars taking advantage of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival to network and build strong industry connections, they only take keen interest in the glamour side of the festival, especially the red carpet appearances which he believes is the least on the importance of the festival.
Check out the below photos of Fred Nuamah, Karim Seesey and Ivorian actress-Cynthia Nassardine from Cannes.
Cynthia Nassardine and Fred Nuamah
Cynthia Nassardine

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Cynthia Nassardine and Fred Nuamah

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Cynthia Nassardine and Fred Nuamah

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Fred Nuamah

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Fred Nuamah

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Fred Nuamah

Karim Seesey
Karim Seesey


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]