Ghana Movie Industry will work again – Ekow Smith Asante
Famous Ghanaian Actor and Television Personality, Ekow Smith Asante is of the view that the ‘dead’ Ghana Movie Industry will soon be vibrant despite its current nature.
“I think we slowed down a bit but a lot of talks are currently going on to make the industry vibrant, again -The Film Bill and the passing of the Lls etc. A lot is going on behind the scenes to get the government attention, so much work is being done to get things in place”, he said.
According to the actor, he has shot three movies this year including ‘Game of Class’ which was premiered in Kumasi earlier this year. “I am currently on location shooting a television series which will hit the screens very soon”, he added.
Ekow Smith Asante also stated that he hadn’t featured in any kumawood movie even though he was among the pioneers who did local movies way back.
“Nobody has approached me, I haven’t been tried because I am seen as an English-speaking actor. I am Akuapim and Fante so I can easily communicate in Twi but I just haven’t been tried“, he noted.
The actor also revealed that if he were to come back in another life he will still be an actor and read law.
“As an actor, it opens a lot of doors for you, you meet a lot of people all over the world and become an international icon. I am a trained teacher, acting comes to me naturally. If I am to come back and be born in Ghana, I will read law and act and if I am born in another continent, I will still be in show business”, he revealed.
He finally advised aspiring actors especially those who are in a hurry to become famous. “It’s been a bouncy road, it’s been a no-go area from childhood were parents will oppose but things are different now. I wanted to be like Fred Amugi, David Dontoh and Oscar Provencal, fortunately, I got the chance to work with them.
With gradual training, you can be better than me, fortunately for you systems are being put in place to make things work for you. Don’t rush to come on television, if you are desperate especially the females, people will use you and dump you. Take your time, master your craft and you will get there”, he advised.
Ekow Smith Asante rose to fame after acting in the blockbuster movie ‘Passion of the Soul”. It was a movie that brought him into the limelight and made him a household name in the Ghana Movie Industry.