Renowned Ghanaian actor and musician, Kojo Nkansah popularly known as Lil Win says Ghanaians should not blame Kumawood actors for poor performance at this years’ Independence Day celebration at the Black Star Square Monday. The celebration of Ghana’s independence anniversary was put together quite nicely, with a display of the country’s rich culture and values.
It also saw some changes to the usual celebrations seen over the years but clearly, one significant change piqued the interest of observers. A sketch performed by a group of ‘Kumawood’ actors was not expected but after it was done, many people received it with mixed feelings, with some calling it crass, classless and inappropriate.
Sources say the sketch was put together by legendary actor, Agya Koo, who assembled a group of actors from ‘Kumawood’ for the exhibition, but conspicuously missing, was, arguably the most popular actor in Ghana now, Lilwin! Sources claim that, LilWin’s snub was a deliberate move by Agya Koo, who was not ready to share the spotlight with his younger colleague.
But reacting to the issue on Joy News, Kojo Nkansah believes his absence was not deliberate. “We should stop blaming the Kumawood actors because they have no hand in that performance. If Ghanaians want to blame anyone, they should rather blame the director for that performance and not the actors.
“Besides, Agya Koo and other members were there before I came and so if they were called to perform, I see nothing wrong with it and so I don’t feel bad at all” he said.