Media attention on ‘slay queens’ crippling movie industry – Pascal Aka

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Pascal Aka

Ghanaian movie director, Pascal Aka has bemoaned the attention given to slay queens by some section of the Ghanaian media.

The ace producer accused the media of continuously feeding the public with low quality content.

Graphic Showbiz reported that he made the assertion while speaking as a panellist at a symposium organised by the Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF)which came off at the African Regent Hotel in Accra on Thursday, February 28.

“Have we wondered why for more than a decade, the same old faces like Majid, Jackie, John Dumelo and Nadia are still gracing our screens?

“It’s because we are not giving much attention to true talents these days but concentrating on supposed actors who will rather show their sexiness than talent.

“But that is what the audience want now because it is what the media is feeding them with. Today, as a producer, you even fear to work on good material of proper intellect because you are already in doubt about its patronage since the patrons don’t appreciate quality again,” he stated.

Continuing Pascal Aka said, “As a producer, I want my niece to be inspired to be an actress because of good talents and not because she is inspired to market her sexiness as actress.

“That shouldn’t be the way to go but unfortunately that is becoming the standard practice projected by the media.”

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