Looks like all the veteran actors and actresses are totally against the new name given to the Ghana Movies industry (Gollywood) which is said to have been suggested by the President of the Republic, Nana Akufo Addo.
Another veteran actress, Akorfa Edjeani has also spoken against the renaming and has disassociated herself from the new name (Gollywood).
Popular veteran Ghanaian actor and TV personality, David Dontoh has spoken against the renaming of the Ghana Movie Industry to Gollywood.
Speaking in an interview on Star FM’s ‘The Zone’ Show on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, with, KOD, David Dontoh expressed his disappointment in the industry for giving a name he termed as “Allien” to the Ghanaian.
Ghanaian TV presenter and a comedian, born Kweku Sintim Misa known popularly as KSM has reacted to the current name of Ghana’s movie industry changed from Ghallywood to Gollywood.
The official name (Gollywood) was announced at the 2nd Edition of the Ghana 60 Years on Film Summit which took place at the Accra International Conference Centre on the 12th of July 2018.
It is no news that the Ghanaian movie industry lacks creativity, and to prove that beyond a doubt, they recently gave it the most unoriginal and cringe-worthy name, Gollywood. Those behind the name should bow their heads in shame. Even actors and actresses in the industry are totally unimpressed, which begs the question, who the … Read more
One thing that both Kumawood and Gollywood share in common is how silly theses names are/sound.
Without any critical thinking and deliberation, these names have become industry names and we seem to have all accepted them—as we have once or twice used them ourselves.
Kumawood refers to those local movies (made in Twi) and predominately shot or produced in Kumasi. These movies have no suspense as the title songs which are repeated almost every minute tell you how the movies will end.
Most of the Kumawood movies are poorly produced—-bad lighting, poor sound and visual quality. I do not think the actors are given any scripts and prefer to think they are just told what the story is, and then asked to starting acting.
In a Kumawood movie, one scene can be dragged for 30 minutes and you dare complain. All I am trying to say is that when it comes to Kumawood movies, the storylines are not great, the productions are poor and the marketing strategies are extremely annoying.
Yet, these movies are able to offer good laugh. I watch them when I need humour and they do exactly that for me.
I do not place emphasis on the quality of production, I just sit to watch so I can laugh away some of my many troubles for the day.
Gollywood is another silly name we cannot trace its origin but it has come to stay. And this refers to those movies mostly shot in English and at Accra with those who claim to be top Ghanaian actors and actresses.
When it comes to production and post-production, a lot of work is put into these movies to get a good standard. Some of these Gollywood movies are even shot using the RED camera—meaning, they seem to be pushing for an acceptable standard.
Storylines are mostly stolen and twisted to make them seem original. The actors and actresses are confused and deluded—thinking they are the best when they actually cannot act to save their lives. They can bore you to death with their fake slangs, Shakespearean language and over expressed emotions.