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Politics killing Ghana’s Showbiz – Kumawood Producer


Kumawood Producer, Nana K. Acheampong popularly known as Santiago, is wailing over what he describes as ‘pure hatred’ in the name of politics destroying the Ghanaian Entertainment Industry.

The movie maker said this in an interview with The Publisher.

According to him, the entertainment industry could have been more profitable if entertainers from the side of musicians, actors and actresses are devoid of partisan politics and have the Industry at heart in support of each other.

Santiago believes, the entertainment Industry has been confronted with many challenges over the years and division among political lines has been the harm to the progress.

”We are in a time where people see things in the industry through a political lens and that’s not good for the industry; they will support or reject any policy to be implemented by a government based on where they belong and that has obviously affected the industry,” – he said.

According to him, the practice where people interprete national and Industry issues through political lenses is not healthy and will not boost the entertainment sector.

He asked his Industry colleagues to desist from the practice to protect the sector’s unity and growing democracy.

The movie producer also added that, “politics is important but it is not everything” adding that “If I cough just now they will say I coughed because it is politics”

He later encouraged Ghanaians to put the sector first in everything they do and desist from the practice where they “see everything through the lens of the political parties.”

Nana K. Acheampong can be described as a man of many talents with a successful career in the movie industry.

As a director, he has to his credit movies and series such as ‘Edwaman Kessie’, ‘Saman Abufuo’, ‘Akrobeto Amanehunu’ and ‘Hostel’ TV Series. Nana K. is not relenting on his efforts by being overly satisfied with his success in previous works.

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