It is always believed that most Kumasi Moviemakers and stars are not fluent in English and they have been tagged as “Kumawood stars”, “Local stars”, “Twi/local Speaking Actors”. Due to this tag given to them, it is believed that they are being restricted in their field of work and in the types of movies they are featured in.
It is recently observed that some Tv stations now use movie stars as host for their tv shows because of their fan base to keep their viewers ever since the seems film industry had lost it stand in ghana due to the transition going on. Talking to the Collins Oteng popularly known as Komfo Colleg the digital Komfo, he explained why we mostly see Actors especially the Kumawood stars presenting on most Tv shows.
He made it clear to Qweku Live Gh that, the Language restrictions imposed on most Kumawood stars to be featured in our Glamour or English speaking Movies needed to stop, and the only way most Kumawood actors could break that gap is to speak English openly especially in the media fraternity. Those who are not that fluent in speaking will learn through the media as they display it comically to the public which will be good for showbiz.
He gave a good example of some Kumawood stars who are now good at English speaking, he mentioned Akwesi Boadi Akrobeto of UTV on the show “The Real News”. Komfo College also revealed that he is not just an actor but an experience M.C and a Presenter as well as hosting a comedy talk show on Ghone Tv.
Which is The new Comedy Talk Show “OFFSIDE” shown on GHOne TV every Wednesday at 8:30 pm. Offside has become the most popular comedy talk show on Ghone tv , he reveals. According to Komfo College, the show allows the Kumawood stars to educate the public on a particular topic in English. Sumsum Aho3f3, Oteele, Agya Ba, Mama Kali, Vivian Jill, and many of the Kumasi Based Moviemakers and stars have been on the show.
source: Qweku Live Gh
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