Today, the movie industry in Ghana is experiencing upsurge in business. Many Ghanaians, especially fanatics of movies would readily recall half a dozen years back when the industry had nothing much to show.
Until recent years, the industry was bedeviled by drain of talents and professionals, outmoded style, stale storylines and little investment. Throughout these challenging years, few adherent of the Ghanaian style have held the forts and weathered the storms that blew against the film making industry.
Though the similar challenges still pertain, pragmatic and innovative ways have been devised to surmount them, albeit, there are challenges. The renewed interest in investing in the film industry in the sub-region and western world has given impetus to the local industry too.
More significantly, the desire to revolutionize the industry by stakeholders has been one of the main driving forces accounting for the state of the industry in recent times. Today, Ghana can boast of artistic movie professionals who are in a healthy competition to make the best out of their talents and contribute their quota to the industry.
The likes of Van Vicker, Nadia Buari, Jackie Agyemang Appiah, Yvonne Nelson, Agya Koo, Majid Michel, John Domelo, Juliet Ibrahim, Nana Ama Mcbrown and Chris Attoh are making tremendous impact in the country, the sub-region and Africa as a whole.
Reports say currently Majid Michel stays high on the list of well-remunerated movie stars with an amount ranging between GH¢20,000 and GH¢15,000 per production, while Jackie Appiah comes second with GH¢15,000, John Dumelo prices GH¢10,000 followed by Nadia Buari who takes not less than GH¢8000. Yvonne Nelson charges not less than GH¢5000, Juliet Ibrahim GH¢4000.
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