Veteran stand-up comedy actor, Kwaku Sintim Misa (KSM) has lashed out at stakeholders in Ghana’s creative arts sector for settling on Gollywood to rebrand the movie industry.
According to KSM, the name is “ridiculous” and lacks “originality”, hence his reason for calling it crime.
“GHOLLYWOOD? This name should be considered a crime. How can you be in the Creative Arts Industry and come up with a name that lucks O. Creative people originate they don’t imitate,” the TV host tweeted.
It would be recalled that the Tourism Minister, Catherine Afeku together with some stakeholders in the movie industry renamed the Ghana Movie Industry, during the Ghana 60 Years on Film Summit.
Explaining his statement on an Accra base radio station, Mr. Misa, who expressed displeasure about the move, said he would have preferred “Gh Cinema” to “Gollywood” which is simply an imitation.
“How can a bunch of creative people sit down and come up with the name Gollywood, should there be a “wood”, or is it because others are adding “wood”?” he quizzed.
According to him, “the movie industry is basically crippled and if you’re a talented screenwriter in Ghana, where do you send your script? Are there avenues to market your script? You come up with a great film, are there chances that they can be distributed technically?”