Hollywood stars visiting Ghana was ‘useless’ – Prince David Osei

Actor Prince David Osei

In his view, most of the stars only came into the country to enjoy vacation since there was no engagement between them and stakeholders in the Ghanaian creative industry.

During the festive season, Ghana hosted some Hollywood stars, including Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba and top model Naomi Campbell among others.

However, Prince David Osei is not enthused by their visit, explaining that he doesn’t see the essence of having Hollywood stars in the country if they would not share ideas with local stakeholders.


“I want to find out if the Ministry of Tourism is behind the Hollywood stars coming to Ghana, being in the creative arts and coming from the creative arts, I didn’t see when we got to interact with the so-called Hollywood stars who came to town,” the actor and producer said on Citi TV.

“I feel if it is a way of boosting tourism they are all in the creative arts industry, they are musicians and actors, so if they come to town we need to interact with them to share expertise and aside that we should have had a workshop.

“Of what benefit is it to us the actors and the musicians here in Ghana when at the end of the day we saw them at the beach having parties, popping champagne and drinking with some being enstooled as chiefs but we never got to engage them.”

“We in the creative arts never got to meet them or interact with them so I don’t know the essence of the visit if it was for fun,” he added.


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