Actress Yvonne Okoro can’t hold it anymore. Particularly with Ghanaians who don’t vote in Award Schemes for their favorite Ghanaian movies or actresses to win awards yet they are quick to ask questions if Ghanaians are missing out on winning International awards.
Yvonne Okoro’s “Ghana Must Go Movie” was nominated for the just ended Africa Viewer’s Choice awards (AMVCA) which happened at EKO Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria last weekend and the movie won nothing.
JoyFm which also didn’t campaign for votes for Yvonne Okoro and Ghana to win at the Awards Ceremony, in interaction with the actress asked of her opinion of winning nothing at the AMVCAs and she served it hot.
Yvonne said she’s not disappointed with her zero wins but added that Ghanaians are to blame for her/Ghana’s loss.
In detail, she said
“It means people didn’t vote that’s what it means. When you say this, people get angry. They go and watch the thing (award shows) and go like why are Nigerians only winning, why are South Africans winning but it’s a viewer’s choice awards, you’re meant to vote so that the one that you want to win, would win. And you’ll realize that we have that problem.”
The matter appears to be a long worry and observation of the Actress as she further lamented that “We talk a lot about supporting, oh yes! Let her go, we’re so proud of you but nobody goes out there to vote if you look at Big Brother and all these shows, the person cannot win if you don’t vote. So you’ll realize that for my last movie ‘Contract’, the ones (awards) I won were all by the jury and not by popular votes so that should tell you that Ghanaians don’t know how to vote and when you don’t win, they would want to ask you why you didn’t or, get angry and say why are Nigerians winning. It’s because they vote for their people. No matter how terrible the movie is, they go out there and vote because they want their country to win.”
Yvonne Okoro’s “Ghana Must Go” was the only Ghanaian movie that was featured in this year’s AMVCAs for the categories of Best Director for Frank Rajah and also got nominated for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Movie/TV Series for Kofi Adjorlolo as well as four other categories.