Ghana’s film industry will now be known as Gollywood, as has been announced by an assemblage of stakeholders at the just-held Ghana 60 Years on Film Summit.
Taking place at the Accra International Conference Center, July 12, the event had as special guests, President of Ghana Actors Guild, Samuel Fiscian, South African High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E Lulu Xingwana, as well as film producers Socrate Sarfo (Movie Africa), Abdul Salam Mumuni (Venus Films), Paul Adjei (Paul Gee) and performers Fiifi Coleman, Grace Omaboe, Bill Asamoah, Adjetey Anang, Kenn Fiati, Abeiku Nyame (Jagger Pee) Paa Geoge, Kalsoum Sinare, Agya Koo, Nadia Buari among others.
The rebranding brings to an end, long-held debates pertaining to what the movie industry here should be known and called —previously drawing suggestions as Ghallygold, Ghallywood and Anansekrom.
The new name also clearly models its identity after those industries at the helm of the global film market: America’s Hollywood, India’s Bollywood and Nigeria’s Nollywood.
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