“He was a lover of Ghanaian movies”-legendary filmmaker Ernest Abbeyquaye on former President Rawlings

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Ghanaian filmmaker and creative director Ernest Kofi Abbeyquaye has described the days he worked with ex-president, J.J. Rawlings as one of the iconic moments of his life.

Speaking to MzGee on Simply Showbiz, he revealed that the statesman was loyal to the movie industry and was one of the founding fathers of the Ghana Film Society.

He was one of the founding fathers of Ghana Film Society, he was a registered member whose contributions to the society were outstanding. His influence on the sector made a lot of people fall in love with our movies because he would grace every occasion to watch our movies.”

He eulogized the late leader as a lover of movies who made sure that every movie made in the country carries an element of morality.

“He was very observant and a lover of Ghanaian movies. President Rawlings and I spent hours talking about movies. He was very particular about the content of every movie he watched and would dissect the movies with me for long periods. He made sure that every movie from the country carries an element of morality”

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