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



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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Afia Schwarzenegger sued for ¢500,000 by the CEO of P-Mobile Communications Limited



Ghanaian media personality Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa popularly known as Afia Schwarzenegger is a well-known individual who have attained notoriety for engaging in acts that sometimes outrage, shock, disappoint or divide members of the public.

In 2015, she was arrested in Accra for reportedly beating a man who reportedly stole her iPhone. She also made headlines when she engaged the Member of Parliament of Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, in caustic tit-for-tat verbal attacks in the media.

The media personality Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa has been sued for ¢500,000 by the CEO of P-Mobile Communications Limited, Philip Kwame Brobbey.

The arguable TV host have is being hauled to court over a slanderous articulation she made on Instagram about the media transmission organization and its CEO.

As per a writ by the Accra High Court, the Shwar TV host have offered some harming expressions against Brobbey and his organization in spite of satisfying their legally binding commitments when Afia Schwarzenegger was marked as brand ambassador in 2018.

It requested an ‘irritated or praiseworthy harms in the aggregate of ¢500,000’, in addition to distribution of withdrawal over her social media pages.

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University of Ghana glorified as Urstruly Praiz wins “Best Blog Of The Year” at Tertiary Entertainment Awards 2020



Emmanuel Quainoo Otoo better known to be the face behind one of Ghana’s most popular news websites and professionally known in showbiz as UrsTruly Praiz is in his own little way among the very hardworking and most effective young bloggers the Ghanaian blogging/publicity community can boast of.

Starting as a mere hype man, his enormous support to the well-off organization of many events gave him the confidence to extend his wings into the world of blogging after he received a couple of Publicity Recognitions across time and since 2018.

UrsTruly Praiz outside the norm and being a young and a stand-up Blogger/Publicist were given the opportunity to stand as one of the official Publicists for the Ghana Job Bank Initiative early 2018 which was supported by His Excellency Ex-President Agyekum Kuffour , Hon Steven Blessing Ackah(First Black To Chair The G200 in the USA) among many other government officials.

He has gained many other Recognitions right from picking his feet as a blogger from Rush Energy Drink’s Ghana Amputee Soccer festival, All Ghana University Entertainment Awards, Western Publicity Awards, Ghana Tertiary Awards, Social Media Entertainment awards, West Africa Face Of Photo Arena Awards and many others earning him honoraries as a media partner as well as category nomination awards of which he has won many.

Currently, UrsTruly Praiz is the official Publicist For ICON HEALTH SYSTEM’s Youth For Health, Ghana Disability Excellence Awards and as well one of the Current official promoters of Ghana’s renowned DJ Switch and is working for several other brands and celebrities such as Actress Gloria Sarfo, Actor Urmar Krupp, Comedian DKB,Magho Foundation, DebbyQueen Talk Show, etc.

For reasons based on his effectiveness and balance, the Student of the University of Ghana was once the Official Producer of “Entrepreneurs today” on Pan African tv, the Social Media Strategist For Swift show, Constituency connect and The couch all on Pan African Tv in 2019.

Congratulations to the blogger as he has for the third time put value on himself as well as his website has emerged Tertiary’s Best Blog Of The Year at the Tertiary Entertainment Awards 2020.

Follow UrsTruly Praiz on all social media platforms
Facebook @Urs Truly Praiz
Instagram @urstruly_praiz
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Linked in. @Emmanuel Praiz Quainoo Otoo
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I take permission from Shatta Wale before I go for interviews – Shatta Capo



Shatta Capo, father of dancehall artist Shatta Wale

Mr. Charles Mensah who is popularly known as Shatta Capo, father of the Ghanaian Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale is known for being a pillar in his son’s music career.

Shatta Capo in an interview with Nana Ama McBrown on “United Showbiz” monitored by made a lot of revelations concerning his son’s music career.

Shatta Capo disclosed that even before Shatta Wale was born, it was revealed to him by God that his son will cross boundaries with his music career and he mentioned he recorded the revelation he had on a piece of paper and can bring it out as evidence whenever he is being dared.

“Unlike some parents do, I don’t just go and sit on the radio or television station to grant interviews which have to do with Shatta Wale, I take permission from him before I go besides am not his manager”, Shatta Capo added

Imagine someone prophesies that my son will die soon as a father I can’t just sit and pretend I’ve have heard it, I’ll definitely come out and talk because God reveals to me anything that will happen to my son.

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