Kumawood actors turn to music & comedy to survive as COVID-19 bites hard – Bill Asamoah


It appears the coronavirus pandemic has unearthed other creative juices in some of your favourite Kumawood Stars especially members of the Ashanti Regional chapter of the Ghana Actors Guild.

According to Bill Asamoah, who is their President, some of his members have found more creative ways to sustain themselves as most movie productions are on hold.

It has emerged that most production firms suspended work on productions following government’s restrictions on physical gatherings.

In an interview with MzGee, Bill Asamoah noted that some members of the Ashanti Region chapter of the Ghana Actors Guild have switched to doing music and comedy as ways to sustain themselves.

He mentions the likes of actress Emelia Brobbey, actor Kwaku Manu, among others.

“Fortunately for some of them, they have talent for music. A few of them switched and are trying as much as possible to sing or become musicians. Emelia Brobbey is singing, Papa Kumasi is singing, Kwaku Manu is also a musician. Funny too, others have quickly jumped onto comedy. They post their skits on Youtube and they are monetizing from there. The Covid has given them that urge to be creative.

Meanwhile, he is “praying that all this COVID thing will go away so that producers will jump onto production and we’d get a job to do.”


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