There were interesting scripts, costume, good sound tracks and effects and a host of other elements which form the basis that Ghallywood movie industry has seen progress in 2015.
Despite the numerous challenges bedevilling the Ghallywood movies industry in 2015, movie producers had to take a decision to bite the bullet in order to redeem the image and also make some benefits.
There were interesting Ghallywood movie scripts, costumes, good sound tracks and effects and a host of other elements which form the basis that Ghana movie industry has seen progress. Just like previous years, some of the Ghallywood movies in 2015 featured new entrants who could be stars of the next generation as they performed creditably well.
From indigenous to glamour, Ghallywood movies produced in 2015 sold Ghana to the world.
The Kenneth Yeboah directed movie tells an untrue story of the 1980’s where Danso returns home from Agege with two friends of his as their expectations for travelling were not met. The movie which stars Kwadwo Nkansah (Liwin), Bernard Adusi-Poku and others was the first Northern sector produced movie to be premiered at Silverbird Cinemas, Accra. Facility owners had described Ghallywood movies in 2015 from the sector as substandard but due to the quality of ‘Made in Agege’, history was made.
It also won Golden Art Direction, Golden Makeup Artist and Golden Writer in Comedy at the 2015 Golden Movie Awards, Best Film at 2015 Kumawood and Akoben Film Festival (KAFF Awards) held in Kumasi with its director picking Best Director of the Year.
The movie was produced by actress, Yvonne Nelson and starred Bismark the Joke, Kweku Elliot, Khareemah Aguiar, Deyemi Okanlawon, David Dontoh as well as Yvonne Nelson.
Rebecca Acheampong, known in showbiz circles as Becca was adjudged Best Actress in Supporting Role at the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards for her role in the movie.
‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ tells the story of Ewurabena, a young girl who was sold into slavery by her wicked uncle after her mother died leaving her and her kid brother in the village. Although there was an attempt on her life, she managed to escape to the city to hawk on the streets as her only means of survival.
Perhaps, it will be the movie Yvonne Nelson will remember most after Kweku, the young boy who played her son in the movie passed on only two weeks after wrapping up the shooting of the movie.
It was the only movie which won an award [Best Picture Editor] at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
The Shirley Frimpong Manso – Ken Attoh produced movie talks about an egocentric city guy who gets a rude awakening when he begins to realize that his only companion, a timid looking village girl who he had been forced to marry only a few hours earlier is anything but ordinary.
Prince David Osei made history with ‘Last Night’, a single cast movie. ‘Last Night’ tells a story about a radio presenter who is also a drug addict. He’s a not to be trusted guy, deals in drugs but uses his radio programme show as a front.
As Prince David Osei said in an interview with Razz Newspaper, the movie “will forever remain the most memorable movie I have ever shot because it is the first ever one cast movie in Africa and Ghallywood. I know one cast movies have been shot in Hollywood, America but I have not seen anything like this in Africa, so, I think it is real and will forever remain in the minds of Ghanaians - that once upon a time a Ghanaian actor shot a one cast movie.”
Call it the best Ghana-Nigeria collaboration and you will not be wrong. Peace and Love Films flew John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu from Nigeria for this movie which also starred Liwin and Agya Koo. It was one of the two movies which received commendations from President Mahama after he watched on New Year’s Day. It was evident in his tweet:
Arguably, one of the best comedy movies released in 2015 is Shakira Movie Productions’ “Me Nam Na Metete”. The movie depicts two stubborn children who always end up disturbing their grandfather.
It featured Nana Ama Mcbrown, Liwin, Yaw Dabo among others. It can be said that this movie brought the best out of diminutive Yaw Dabo who many tipped as the biggest sensation in 2015. Some critics have said that he brought more humor and was one of the main reasons the local film industry stayed afloat.
It is worth pointing out that most of the aforementioned movies and those not featured here earned nominations at different award schemes and that can be attributed to the good works exhibited. The industry saw an improvement and is believed will soar the more should there be an investment.