The Ghana movie industry has been in the news for quite some time now especially since Kofi Adjorlolo came out to talk about producers not paying actors.
After the video went viral, actors have confirmed the claim while some with evidence of bounced cheques.
The newest to add her voice to the growing argument is Nana Akua Addo who believes times have changed.
According to her, unlike previous years when actors would settle for anything, now they knew their worth.
“Now we have been awakened, we know better so we do not settle for just anything unlike when we started acting and accepted anything. In recent times, the new crop of actors has a price to their name because we have worked our way to get to where we are today.
“Today when producers are looking to cast, they want those who command respect and understand the game. We did not get here by chance, we worked our way up to get to this stage so we charge now, “ she told Graphic Showbiz recently.
She added that she is now business-minded and that her days of acting for free are a thing of the past.
“I went to further my education in acting at the New York Film Academy because I want to be better at my job and take it a notch higher which is basically looking outside the shores of Ghana. So for someone like me, I am done with doing free things.
“I recall recently, a producer called me for a role and I told him my management will get back to him. After speaking with my management, that was it. He didn’t come back although he said he would and I knew it had to with my rates.
“The next thing I heard was that someone had gone for that role which is fine by me but if we do not let the producers know our worth, then we will be getting this kind of treatment all the time. That is where we have now gotten to.”
By: Hajia Lamy Gates | ghanaweekend.com