NEWS-ONE has gathered that award-winning Ghanaian movie ‘Somewhere In Africa’ will finally hit the big screen in Ghana on April 7, months after director Frank Rajah Arase, and movie marketer and producer, Double D, engaged in a fierce fight over the movie.
The movie was to be premiered on July 30 last year but couldn’t take place due to their fight.
One of the two men reportedly refused to release the edited copy of the movie for the premiere over issues bordering on ownership and money. That led to the indefinite postponement of the premiere.
Reports said top guns in the movie industry tried to intervene but to no avail.
Sources told NEWS-ONE over the weekend that the two controversial personalities had now eaten humble pie and settled their differences.
They are now ready to premiere the movie during Easter, on April 7. But it is not confirmed which venue they intend to premiere it.
Efforts to speak with Frank Rajah yesterday proved futile as he would not answer the paper’s calls made to his phone.
Many enthusiasts who saw ‘Somewhere In Africa’ described it as a good movie.
It will be recalled that the movie got 12 nominations for the Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA).
The movie tells a gripping story of Yusuf Mumbasa (Majid Michel) who after escaping an assassination attempt by the King of Kimbala, managed to capture power via a coup d’état and ordered for the killing of all previous government appointees.
The minority, including students, went on the streets to demonstrate, but Yusuf would not accept that.
The movie, which recaptures the heinous stories of how leaders of some African countries have been maltreating their citizenries, is a total deviation from the normal love-dominated movies that have flocked the Ghanaian and African movie markets.
The film stars the crème de la crème of Ghana’s movie industry, with Majid Michel playing a dual role as a journalist and military leader.
The rest include veteran actors David Dontoh, Kofi Adjorlolo, Amornabea Dodoo, Eddie Nartey, Roslyn Ngissah, Martha Ankomah, Eddie Watson, Helen Asante, Gloria Sarfo and Eve Asare.
Frank Raja Arase had, in an earlier interview, described the movie as one of his best and said it was a significant movie for Africans.
“The message and scenes from the movie were to bring people’s (Africans’) mind to the realization that this is not just a movie but it is something that is really happening in Accra. It is an awakening call. The movie is not just to entertain but mirror you and see what is happening. Let it reflect on you as an African.”