Monday, 21 November 2016

Luckie Lawson
Ghanaian filmmaker and actress Luckie Lawson is hopeful ‘Trokosi’ will be a topical issue at the 2016 edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) as Leila Djansi’s directed film about the subject ‘Like Cotton Twines’ screens at the festival this week.
‘Trokosi’ is a practice in rural Ghana, Togo and Benin where traditional religious shrines take young girls, usually virgins, in payment for services or as religious atonement for a supposed offense of a family member still persists.
The actress who played a role in the film is expected to leave Ghana today for the festival in India.
She described the practice as critical and unfortunate, and it needs world attention to stop it.
“It is great opportunity for me attend to this year’s IFFI. It is a big platform for filmmakers from around the world and I am hopeful to network with others who will be attending. ‘Like Cotton Twines’ is a great film which is already making headlines from previous festivals. The issue of Trokosi is critical and I hope talking about it on platforms like this will give attention to it so as to help end it. I don’t understand why a young girl should be paying for a crime she has not committed. It is unfortunate and we must all join hands to condemn it say ‘No To Trokosi’,” Luckie said on Sunday.
‘Like Cotton Twines’ is about a 14-year-old Ghanaian girl who is supposed to become a slave to the gods as part of an appeasement of her father’s sins. She then meets an African-American volunteer who is teaching in her village. It is a touching story.
The film has already been screened at the Savannah Film Festival and the Urban world Film Festival.
It will be screened at the IFFI on November 23 in Goa as one of the masterpiece films of the festival.
The IFFI founded in 1952 is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. It is held annually in the state of Goa, on the western coast of India. The festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos; and promoting friendship and cooperation among people of the world.

By Francis Addo (Twitter: @fdee50  Email: )

Thursday, 23 October 2014

 Popular actress Lydia Forson will be premiering her newly produced movie, A Letter From Adam, in Kumasi this weekend.
The new movie features celebrated actors such as Wale Ojo, Akorfa Ejeani Asiedu, Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku and Lydia Forson among others. It was earlier premi
 It is unclear which colours are ruling the red carpet and glamour events lately.
Last weekend actresses Zynnell Zuh and Omoni Oboli attended the premiere of Being Mrs Elliot at the Silverbird Cinemas in Accra on Friday in some unique colours.
Though they both had slightly different colours, their touch of coral, dusty rose, off white and cream colours almost looked the same to eyes.
Zynnell Zuh & Omoni Oboli colours

Omoni Oboli style

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Louie Lartey
Louie Lartey, a Sociology graduate of the University of Ghana, is one of the new faces in Ghana’s movie industry with an enviable personality.

He was introduced onto the silver-screens this year in Lyd

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Lydia Forson, KSM and Naa Ashorkor during the days of Perfect Picture
Popular Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has broken her silence on claims that she pre-empted the marriage of her best friend, Naa Ashorkor Mensah, in her recent produced movie, A Letter From Adams.
According to the bubbly actress, the marriage was a case of “art imitating life,” in relation to her movie.
Naa, who just got married to her long time lover, Ahuma Cabutey Adodoaji, over the weekend, played a supporting actress in Lydia
Yvonne Okoro

 British actor Oris Erhuero, popular for his roles in movies such as The Adventure of Sinbad and Sometimes In April, jetted out of Ghana last week after shooting a movie in the country for about six weeks around Accra and Koforidua.

He had an exclusive interview with NEWS-ONE’s Francis Addo and spoke about his experience in Ghana. 
Oris left town with a tattoo on his chest by a Ghanaian artist, Anthony Hanson, to keep remembering his experiences in Ghana. 

Chichi Neblett

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

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