veteran Ghanaian film actor and producer Kofi Adjorlolo says women have significantly contributed to the massive growth of the Ghanaian movie industry over the past years.
He said this at the nominee announcement of the 2021 Tasty Tom Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA) where the likes of Yvonne Nelson, Mercy Aseidu, Christiana Awuni, Gloria Sarfo, Bernice Asare, Phillicitas Kyei, and Ellen White have all been nominated for the Outstanding Woman in the Film category.
Speaking to GNA Entertainment at the sidelines of the nominee announcement, Mr. Adjorlolo stated that women playing prominent roles in film continue to inspire the younger generation and have also aided in telling the Ghanaian story better.
“Women, in general, deserve all the motivation to make society a better place considering the impact they make in their respective endeavors. For women in the film industry, the roles they play enhance the beauty of the story considering how Ghanaians tell their story.
“Their presence in our movies enhances motherhood and we can’t certainly do away with them and their impact on the industry has been very phenomenal and they deserve this recognition,” he said.
He lauded ASKOF Productions organizers of the awards for taking such a bold step in recognizing the efforts being made by women in the movie industry and society in general.
Mr. Adjorlolo welcomed the government’s $25 million investment in the film industry and prayed that monies allocated would be used judiciously in order to make Ghanaian film gain the needed traction, especially at the international level.