Kumawood actor and producer, Bill Asamoah has attributed Kumawood’s collapse to complacency on the side of actors as well as producers and other stakeholders.
Bill Asamoah in an interview with Showbiz said:
“As an industry, we were too comfortable. We realised the VCD was being phased out and instead of us changing to be abreast of the times, we relaxed and it has overtaken us.
“We thought the people who were buying the VCDs were okay little did we know that the trend had changed. Now it’s about cinemas and selling movies online and we hope and pray that we will be able to adapt to new technologies.
Bill Asamoah however, added that things have been put in place to revamp Kumawood.
“We need to be abreast of new technologies and have to come up with innovative ways of getting our movies to Ghanaians. Some of us are suggesting pen drives on which we will encrypt the movies so that people don’t copy them unnecessarily.
“We could also get people to come to the cinemas to watch our local movies. So we’re thinking outside the box and we hope to find a clear way to deal with the situation for our movies to appeal to everyone,” Bill Asamoah stated.
Bill Asamoah used the opportunity to call on all industry players with great ideas to join hands with them to revamp Kumawood. He added that if Kumawood eventually dies out, the majority of actors and actresses will be jobless.