The Africa Movie Academy Awards are in their 19th year, and a media reception was hosted on Sunday at the Ibis Style Hotel at One Airport Square.
Actor Kofi Adjorlolo, who was in attendance, voiced his dissatisfaction in Ghana for failing to receive a single nomination for this year’s event.
According to him, Ghana’s inability to receive a nomination at the continental cinema awards gala was a disgrace and a reflection of the country’s deteriorating film quality.
“Well I’m not happy. It doesn’t make me happy. And actually I should be ashamed. Apparently, I am not a filmmaker, I am not a producer, and this is so shameful. We have done films in this country since last year, most of the films are not up to standard. It clearly shows and this is it because if they were up to standard, AMAA will definitely nominate one or two films from Ghana,” he said.
He claimed that the present generation of filmmakers lacks the ability to create outstanding works for the silver screen, resulting in their failure to gain a position in the awards ceremony.
“Like I said, these young producers, they don’t have money to even produce quality movies. Movie making is money, they don’t have it so we don’t have any good movie and it’s true. If they’re telling us then it’s a shame,” he said.