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There Is lack of Support, Investors, And Sabotage from Gatekeepers In The Movie Industry- Kobi Rana



Renowned Ghanaian actor who doubles as a director and writer, Kobi Rana has bemoaned the fact that there is lack of support from Ghanaians when it comes to the movie industry.

According to him, the apathy exhibited by Ghanaians for local movies and the lack of private investors such as Nigeria is enjoying pose a great challenge to the film fraternity in the country.

Kobby made this statement during an interview with Nana Kwesi Asare on Class 91.3 FM’s ‘The Big Show last Saturday, April 15, 2023.


The actor who is also singer asserted that “It is only a pretender who – for lack of a better word – will say we are not making movies. They see us working so if they want to invest, they will.”

The actor  lamented that, “People will see your stuff on social media, ignore it, they’ll see your stuff on traditional media, ignore it and still go and say the movie industry is dying. Meanwhile, they’ve seen movies – dope movies.”

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He continued by saying that if he was to be in Nigeria, Nigerians would have made him more popular.


“Nigeria would have made sure that the whole world hears about me. Nigeria’s social media would make sure they put me everywhere, they’d push me everywhere,” he hammered.

“If Nigeria made this first African movie with sign language – Till Deaf Do Us Part – and they put it on the Netflix, Ghanaians would have been the highest number of viewers and posters on social media,” Rana argued. “But it came from Kobi Rana, so everyone has turned their attention the other way.”

Meanwhile people from “France, US, White, Blacks, Yellow people were posting that movie… Not only people in the deaf community…” he noted, thanking the overwhelming number of patrons who attended the 2023 Valentine’s Day Airport View Hotel premiere.

He also bemoaned the efforts of “so called gatekeepers,” and media houses who have put some creative arts figures on “their blacklist,” denying them support.


He listed some of the new films on the Ghanaian market: ‘Freedom & Justice (December 2022), Till Deaf Do Us Part (February 2023), A Taste of Sin (April 2023), among others.

“This Eid, 23rd April, this Sallah, I’m bringing [a new movie called] Insha Allah,” he informed the audience.

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