The National Film Authority has asked the general public to submit names they think can best represent the Ghanaian movie industry.
They took to their Facebook page to write:
“National Film Authority (NFA) Poll
Names, they say, is a call to the spirit.
What is in a name?
What name will you suggest the Ghana Film Industry call itself?
America – Hollywood
India – Bollywood
Nigeria – Nollywood
Please be as original as possible.
Your response is very important to the film industry. Kindly suggest a name and tell us why.
YOU WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE NATIONAL FILM AUTHORITY WHEN YOUR SUGGESTED NAME GETS SELECTED
Kindly click on the link below to send in your suggested name for the Ghana Film Industry
Actress Ama K Abebrese also shared the post and these are some of the names she got in her comment box:
5. Adinkra Films
6. Blackstar Films
9. Ghana Heritage Movies
This is not the first time this debate has come up. The last time it happened was in 2018 when Richard Boateng, the President of the Film Directors Guild of Ghana (FDGG) announced that it would be named Gollywood.
He met opposition because other industry folk said he did not consult them.
In 2013, veteran actor David Dontoh, now Chairman of the National Film Authority told Kwame Dadzie in an interview on Koforidua-based Vision FM that he would suggest the Ghanaian movie industry was named ‘Nyamedua’ (God’s tree or the living tree).
Arts writer Osarfo Anthony also suggested ‘Anansekrom’ seven (7) years ago.