Nana Yaw Owiredu, the Artiste Manager for Nana Yaa (Manye 1), has said that Ghanaian movie producers are now producing chaff because of movie consumers in Ghana.
The artiste manager and also an entertainment journalist made this statement on Zylofon’s Showbiz Agenda in relation to a discussion on the hype around Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’.
He explained that there are a lot of producers in Ghana who can either produce movies with the exact quality of Lionheart or even better but aren’t doing because the movie lovers we have in Ghana won’t patronize. According to him, Ghanaians would rather go in for the “mediocre” Kumawood movies full of insults, sex and comedy than classic productions from the likes of Leila Djansi and Shirley Frimpong Manso.
He added that the likes of Kofi Asamoah are producing Pa2Pa and Cow and Chicken even though they can do better and that’s because they are the consumers choice.
Nana Yaw went to the extent of citing these telenovelas to buttress his point. He said that, Ghanaians who are very much in love with these foreign telenovelas were not in love with them when they were first aired until they were translated into the Twi language and fused with comedy and mediocrity.
Arnold Alavanyo Mensah, the host of Zylofon’s Link Up Show objected to that assertion from Nana Yaw. He argued and was supported by the pundits on the show that the consumer must not be blamed as the consumers fell in love with those ‘mediocre productions’ because the same producers fed them with such productions.