Ghanaian actor cum politician John Dumelo has refuted claims that Nigerians are better compared to Ghanaians when it comes to movie making.
Speaking to Umaru Sanda on Citi TV’s ‘Face to Face’, Dumelo asserted that Nigerians have an advantage when it comes to quantity but Ghana still leads them in terms of quality.
“Due to their population, naturally they would have more producers than us but in terms of quality of films, in terms of delivery, storyline we are at par,” he bragged.
When asked what he would do to improve the movie industry if he were a Creative Arts Minister, John Dumelo disclosed that he would make sure industry players make use of the digital tools for marketing their crafts and benefit from them.
“I think for us like I said, migrating from the physical to the digital platform will be the first one……And number two, being able to help the creative arts industry in Ghana. Look, Kwame NKrumah had wonderful vision for Ghana in terms of Creative Arts and of course he set up GAMA Films and so on and so forth. He had interest in it. The thing we don’t realise is that the creative arts can sell a country to a different level”. Dumelo added.
He further stated that a well-structured tourism and creative arts sector can drive the economy because elsewhere in the Carribeans, their economies are thriving hugely on this sector.