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Kukesi! The Right Movie to Revive Our Dormant Movie Industry? – Mixtic Writes

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What’s new in the Ghana movie industry?

Well, i cant seem to recall the last time any Ghanaian produced movie made a buzz in recent times like it used to be three to five years back when Venus Films and Sparrow productions were among the few known best film makers in the country. Way back i could remember Miracle films being the hallmark of all Ghanaian movies with highly standard stories and concepts that glued most of us to our seats just to catch some great Ghanaian movies that gave us very tight competition with some Nollywood, Bollywood and Hollywood productions, i wont mind watching a Miracle produced film over any Hollywood production because i knew exactly the excitement and education i would gain alas.

Barely 15 years ago our industry were flooded with comical and lots of superstitious Nollywood productions which ended up killing some aspects of our local contents until arrangements were made to create partnerships that saw Ghanaian film makers team with some Nigerian film makers to produce some few masterpieces that brought back some light into our creativity in film making and equally built the capacity of some Ghanaian actors like Van Vicker, Majid Michel, Nadia Buari , Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Nelson and some other great names. this moments where the moments we felt some real stars were around to rub shoulders with any other actor from any movie industry from anywhere in the world, but the question still remained did Ghana have a film industry?

Ghallywood was a given name, however it was created, i have no idea but it sounded very cool to me until a moment came where akan spoken movies became popular from the Ashanti region areas which saw the emergence of great concert party actors such as Agya Koo, Akwasi Buadi Akrobetu , Kyeiwaa , Mercy Asiedu, Bill Asamoah, Emelia Brobbey and Kojo Nkasah lil win takeover in a very strong manner which also added some stiff competition among our local producers. well this also lasted for a while until recent times where Television have lost interest in using their medium to provide marketing for movie contents but being used ass a medium for foreign contents and advertising, which has seen the common phenomenon of telenovelas from southern america and asia are being translated into twi to compete some locally created films in our country.

The Effect Of twi translated telenovelas in our movie

Very negative, this is obvious because there is suspense and the contents are already available for purchase, so the television stations have the luxury of ensuring these contents are are available all the time for people to view and stick to the suspense for the entire period that it would last on the screens which has caused the sale of CD and has really affected the patronage of our local movies forcing producers to move into the cinema approach, where new movies are  premiered exclusively in cinemas to try and raise some funds for all budgets and monies invested into the production and marketing of the movies.

Movie Distribution stores are being converted to commercial trading stores and mobile money ventures living just few people dealing in movie distribution. Attempts are being made to use online platforms like Netflix and now Zylofon view to try raise some revenue for film makers but our structures are not well in place to match up with such technologies and developments living us doings things in sixes and sevens.

Lemme Conclude by asking these questions:

Is it that our producers , actors and directors lack logistics and the talent to create standard films which can rub shoulders with other international production? or Our creative art ministry and authorities lack the human resource , leadership to drive our movie and film industry to be among the most lucrative ventures in our country?

I just wish the most recent and the most anticipated movie Kukesi, which is produced by Erhaze Films would have the right story, concept, technology and picture to take us of our current situation into a much more exposed and buzzing moment of zeal, passion and excitement for local movie again, considering the cast, marketing and the brains behind the production. The press launch is on Tuesday 16th October 2018 at golden tulip and the Movies would be premiered at the global cinema in weija on the 3rd November 2018 times 7pm and 9pm

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Azigiza-: Ghana didn’t take advantatge of Shatta Wale and Beyonce’s collaboration

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Victor Kpakpo Addo popularly known as Reverend Azigiza Jnr has asked the government to find ways of pushing Ghanaian acts onto the international scene.

Speaking on Upside Down on Citi TV, he said Ghana did not take advantage of Shatta Wale’s feature on Beyonce’s ‘The Lion King: The gift’ album.

He said this when he was asked to assess the performance of the current crop of Ghanaian musicians.
“I really love Sarkodie. I have never met him but I think he has got something that even if the Ghana Tourist Board, the musicians union whatever can pick some three, four, five people and find ways of pushing them,” he said.
“I was excited when I saw Shatta Wale and Beyonce. It was good, I saw Stonebwoy and other people. But we can be intentional. For example, what advantage have we taken from Shatta Wale and Beyonce? What have done with it?” he asked.
He further noted that the Ghana Tourism Authority can ride on it, pick this guy and market him to the world.
“Let’s do something on CNN with this guy, inviting them to Ghana. Music is a lifestyle thing so see how you can weave other lifestyle stuff with it,” he said.
He started his Disc Jockey career in 1991 on the radio as a presenter and DJ and hosted programmes such as Joy Fm’s Joy Beach Jam, Video Vibes, Guinness Music for Your Dancing Feet on GTV and the Azigiza show.
Rev. Azigiza enrolled in some Bible schools and since become a minister of the gospel.
Watch the interview below:

Source: Ghanaweekend.com

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Ezone Networks Introduce FACE OF CENTRAL ’20

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Face Of Central Reality Show is a newly introduced social and cultural TV program designed to showcase the true talents hidden in the beauty queens in central region as to how well they know their culture.

Vision & Mission Statement

Vision
1. To project the rich culture of Central region and it various towns.
2. To make the coming generations have mentors to look up to.
3. To instill fear and discipline in beauty queens.

Mission
1.To make the coming generations have mentors to look up to.
2. To instill fear and discipline in beauty queens.
3. To promote our regional culture.
4. To promote peace and tranquility.

Requirements
1. Should be a true daughter of central region.
2. Should be fluent in English and any of her central region local language.
3. Should know her culture.
4. Should fall within 18years – 32years
5. Should have a minimum educational background of SHS.

For more information about the program call 0591440365

Sales of Ticket goes for cool ghc50

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FOUNDER OF DUSAF NGO MISS DEBORAH ODURO HONORED FOR HUMANITY AS YOUNG PHILANTHROPIST IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID19

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Deborah Oduro is a young female entrepreneur from Ghana who is poised to change the world through her entrepreneurial skills. She is a philanthropist, event coordinator, and a marketer as well as an MC amongst others.

She is the founder of Dynamic United Stars Africa Foundation, known as DUSAF, an NGO which seeks to help the needy in society by eradicating poverty in Ghana and beyond through the provision of foods, physical needs, healthcare, and infrastructure. They have over the years helped provide quality education and many more to help improve the lives of citizens of Ghana, Africa, and the world at large.

DUSAF has come a long way and has undergone lots of life-changing projects in light of helping the needy in society. Just this year, DUSAF as part of their efforts to help change lives, feed lots of people on the street during the pandemic (Covid-19), across four major cities in the capital namely MADINA, SPINTEX, TESHIE & NUNGUA. The foundation went on to hold a street campaign on Covid-19 to help create awareness and also educate Ghanaians on how to keep themselves protected from the deadly virus. The foundation is looking forward to holding a peace campaign for the upcoming general election come December 7th.

DUSAF has been acknowledged by several institutions because of the good works it has done and would do to help mother Ghana.

On October 3rd, DUSAF was honored at the maiden edition of the Humanitarian Awards Ghana, for their outstanding performance and good works towards the needy in our society.

Over the weekend, DUSAF was once again honored at Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (Gowa), where our founder Miss Deborah Oduro received an honorary award for the good works done over the years. DUSAF was commended and motivated to do more than it has done over the time past.

Speaking to the founder of the foundation Miss Deborah Oduro, she said The key is not the WILL to WIN, everybody has that. It is the WILL to prepare to WIN that is important.
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” DUSAF always allows our unique awesomeness and positive energy to inspire confidence in others. Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, we always bring out our sunshine. If you want a light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining and that’s what DUSAF Ngo stands for. We help the needy shine bright like stars wherever we find ourselves.

Want to use this opportunity to thank God almighty for bestowing on me a great mission to lead my members to impact lives. Both members and our associate partners have been amazing ensuring we go out there and carry out successful projects and am grateful.

Dusaf has and would always stick to its core mandate of changing lives and helping the needy in our society because it’s our duty just like our motto says…..

‘DUSAF INSPIRING THE NEEDY WITH A DIFFERENCE ‘

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