British actor, Rudolph Malcom Walker CBE, has expressed disappointment at the slow pace of Ghana’s film and theater industry.

Speaking at a brunch party hosted by EMY Africa in honour of American actor Sheryl Lee Ralph, the East Enders star said the film and theater industry in Ghana has failed in its growth.

At the event with film stars and other creatives, Walker said “as an honorary Ghanaian, I am disappointed that the film and the theater industry have not progressed in leaps and bounds since the 70s. You have the talent, invest in it.”

His comment precedes the ace American film director, Spike Lee’s interview with Benjamin Offei-Addo on the Asaase Breakfast Show where Lee said he was not aware Ghana had a film industry. He said “no one from Ghana’s film industry approached me while I was here [in Ghana].”

Rudolph Walker at the Brunch Party in honour of Sheryl Lee Ralph. Credit: EMY Africa
Walker believes that Ghanaian actors must be proactive if they want to see the film industry thrive. He advised young actors and creatives to be passionate about their craft. He said “for the young people here, you must love what you are doing.”

The brunch event had stars like Martha Ankomah, Niki Samonas, Mz Nancy, Nadia Buari, Ama K Abebrese, Sika Osei, Roselyn Ngissah, Salma Mumin, Harold Amenyah and Elikem Kumordzi in attendance.

Source: asaaseradio


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