Ghanaian film-maker, Peter Sedufia, has said that Ghana and Nigeria have always had a healthy competition, which dates back to decades ago. Unlike Ghana, however, Nigeria’s industry has fast evolved to become globally competitive, enjoying the number two spot in the world, after Bollywood, in terms of the number of productions. In an interview with Reporters, the filmmaker explained why this is so.
As Sedufia explained, the week started off with quite an intense pace. It was not until midweek, when things seemed to have slowed down, that we were able to catch up with him via Zoom for a chat about Ghana’s film industry.
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According to Sedufia, to understand the current situation, it is important for us to give some context. Ghana comes second to Nigeria in terms of the number of movies produced annually, but the gap is wide. Quite Instructively, Nigeria produces about 2,600 movies a year compared to Ghana’s 600.