Popular Ghanaian actress, Gloria Osei Sarfo says forming groups in the movie industry are one of the many reasons why the sector isn’t growing.
Gloria Osei Sarfo the ‘Efiewura’ TV series actress is currently the host of the discussion segment of a most watched Indian telenovela series “Bahubalah” which shows on Angel TV and has also featured in a number of movies.
The actress hinted that, groupings have split the industry since some actors and actresses want to be associated with a particular group of people in the movie industry.
“We all know the movie industry isn’t paying at all. It has been very slow and forced some of us to venture into viable ventures to make a living”, she said.
“Unfortunately, the few gigs that come, go to selected few since they belong to a faction and that has made it difficult for some of us to thrive in these trying times’’, she stated.
“It appears you are out of the game if you don’t belong to a particular circle and that is not so cool. Moreover, not every actor has the resources to produce a movie so it is unfortunate this is happening in the movie industry now”, she added.
According to the actress, new talents cannot be seen if this practice doesn’t stop.
She also voiced that, people love contents they can easily identify with. That’s why ‘Efiewura’ had a very big audience and that of Funke Akindele’s Jennifer’s Dairy TV series.
Gloria Sarfo also stressed on the fact that the absence of “local content” is a threat to the survival of the Ghanaian movie industry.
The actress also said that is what keeps Ghanaians glued to their televisions to watch foreign telenovelas and that if the movie industries give out what we Ghanaians like the industry can make progress.
Story by: Gabriela Kumi/pinkfmonlinegh.com