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Filmmaker, Peter Sedufia Explains Why Most Ghanaian Films Do Not Land On Netflix And Amazon

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Ghanaian filmmaker, Peter Sedufia has explained why most Ghanaian films do not land on Netflix and Amazon although filmmakers work to see it happen.

Sharing an email which was a response from streaming platform Amazon, Peter revealed that his movie ALOE VERA was not selected for licensing because Ghana/Ghanaian content is not their focus in Africa.

Expressing his reaction to the issue, Peter indicated the owners of these streaming platforms have the final say on the contents they allow on their platforms and not that Ghanaian filmmakers are lazy in making their movies go international.

Peter Sedufia further stated that they will look at other avenues they can apply to maximize their revenue.

In his post, he wrote:

“Note: This is a private email from my distributor; it doesn’t concern anyone. But, I’m selectively sharing this portion for the good of our industry, so we understand the hurdle our film industry has to cross. And also, to let the many Ghanaians who keep stressing and insulting us (Ghanaian filmmakers) for not getting our films on Netflix or Amazon.

“We make quality films in Ghana, as I keep saying, but to land on these platforms, are entirely the decisions of the owners. They are business people, they have priorities, and they have their strategies to ensure maximum revenue. They go where the money is,” he wrote.

Peter added: “To be fair, Netflix has broadened its acquisition territories in Africa at the moment. But, just understand that the order is still similar to what Amazon has, and it always reflects even in the monetary values of the offers. I’m sure Ghana would be 4th or 5th on the Netflix order.

“This is also part of the reasons why some Ghanaian filmmakers would put two or three Nigerian actors in their films, give it to a Nigerian distributor who’ll market/pitch them as Nollywood films…It’s also a matter of going where the money is. Anyway, we have some exciting news coming soon!”

Peter Sedufia’s Aloe Vera has been showing in the francophone market where cinemas have opened following the slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Sedufia’s film continues its theatrical run in nine french-speaking African countries from May 14 following a collaboration with Canal Olympia, the largest cinema chain in francophone Africa.

Aloe Vera movie to open in nine francophone countries

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‘Go back and compensate your ex-wife’ – Don Little advises Lil Win

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Ghanaian actor and socialite, Don Little, has made a passionate appeal to his colleague Kwadwo Nkansah also known as Lilwin to go make peace with his ex-wife. (more…)

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Husband of late ‘Ekwueme’ singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu charged with homicide

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has taken legal actions against the husband of late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu. (more…)

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WATCH: Darkua talks her start in music, Journey, creative process and more.

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From being the opening act at EL’s BAR VI concert to bagging a nomination at the 2022 3 Music Awards, Afrobeats/afro soul singer Darkua stopped by Ameyaw TV to talk about her musical journey. (more…)

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Rappers shy away from collabs because of unnecessary comparisons- Eno Barony

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Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Eno Barony has blamed the lack of rapper-to-rapper collaborations on unnecessary comparisons.

The rapper, who has constantly shown her rapping prowess in a field dominated by men stated in a recent interview that rappers shy away from collaborations with other rappers.

“I’ve not really featured a lot of rappers because a lot of rappers kind of shy away from featuring their co rappers especially me being a girl,” she stated.

According to Eno, singers are able to collaborate freely without any chance of music listeners trying to pick who sang the best, however, same cannot be said for rappers.

“Most at times there is a comparison when it comes to rap but two singers can easily feature themselves on a song without being compared.

“Nobody cares they just jam to it but then when two rappers are on a project people tend to just compare the lyrics and stuff,” she explained.

She continued; “So it’s like you guys putting your lives down you may be slaughtered at any time but this one is a collaboration, not a battle,” Eno Barony told the host.

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Sandra Ababio caused our split, happy he didn’t marry her- Lilwin’s ex-wife

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Ex-wife of Kumawood actor Nkansah Lilwin, Patricia Afriyie has revealed she has no issues with the actor’s new wife, however, her woes are geared towards Sandra Ababio.

In an interview with Oheneba Media, Ms Patricia has stated that she has absolutely no problems with Lilwin’s new wife and she’s happy that the actor chose her to marry and not Sandra Ababio.

Sandra Ababio is also a Kumawood actress who was rumoured to have had an amorous relationship with the actor. Even though the two have denied their relationship on various occasions, Lilwin’s ex-wife, Patricia has confirmed that indeed there was something going on between Sandra and Lilwin.

Ms Patricia Afriyie alleges that, Sandra Ababio was the cause of their split and has dared the actress to deny the news.

“Lilwin started disrespecting me as soon as Sandra came into the picture. Lilwin told me I wasn’t Sandra’s class. I was shocked she wasn’t the one Lilwin ended up marrying,” she said in the interview.

“I saw her nude photos on Lil Win’s phone, that was when I believed what I was told that she was dating him,” she added.

Ms Patricia Afriyie has become the subject of the media following her ex-husband’s remarriage.

Over the weekend, Lilwin announced to the world that he had gotten married again to one Maame Serwah who is reportedly based in the Unites States.

Photos of the wedding went viral on social media and has since become a big topic with so many controversies surrounding Patricia’s marriage to the actor.

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I met Lilwin at 14, had our first child at age 15- Ex-wife reveals

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Ex-wife of Kumawood actor Nkansah Lilwin, Patricia Afriyie is revealing some details of she and the actors relationship before it ended.

Ms Patricia Afriyie has become the subject of the media following her ex-husband’s remarriage.

Over the weekend, Lilwin announced to the world that he had gotten married again to one Maame Serwah who is reportedly based in the Unites States.

Photos of the wedding went viral on social media and has since become a big topic with so many controversies surrounding Patricia’s marriage to the actor.

Detailing how she met Lilwin, Ms Patricia revealed that she met the actor when she was only 14 years old.

“I was 14 years when Lil Win and I started being intimate. He met me when I was 14 and we started dating. I was a class 6 student. I was in school till JHS 3 when I became pregnant. I was pregnant with my first child at that time,” she said.

She continued;

“Prior to that I got pregnant at age 14 and had a miscarriage. I gave birth to our firstborn at the age of 15. Then seven months later I got pregnant with the second born”.

Ms Patricia also revealed she met the actor at a time where he was struggling to make it as an actor.

“We’ve been through a lot of hurdles since I met him. There were times we had to soak and drink gari before going to bed. People even tried to advise me against him. They tried to stop me from dating him but I had hope that things will get better. I met him when he was an upcoming actor and a shoe seller,” she said in the interview.

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