Veteran Ghanaian actor, Kofi Adjorlolo, has angrily chastised movie producers in the country for not paying him anytime he cast in their production.
“Some of the producers in Ghana here, they should respect themselves…old man like me, they call me to come and work and they can’t pay me…” About seven producers in this country owe me monies…why? And then I’m sitting at home, I’m hungry, and then when I’m sick too nobody pays attention…Look we have elderly people lying down on their sickbeds and these producers owe them,”
Well, The Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) is asking actor Kofi Adjorlolo to render an unqualified apology to the association for denting the image of its members in his recent interview.
Mr. Adjorlolo’s outburst has touched the nerves of FIPAG as the association says the veteran has “cast a slur” on members.
President of the association James Aboagye in an interview with GhanaWeb said Adjorlolo failed to “use internal structures”, adding that his suggestion that up and coming actors are not paid is false.
“You’ve not reported to Actors Guild nor FIPAG, neither did you mention names… Then at the end of the day, you come out to make unnecessary complains and say negative things.
“He should have mentioned names to solidify his point. Make your claims concrete, come with evidence so we know how to solve it instead of making wild allegations. Who told you up and coming acts are not paid? Who told you? Have you spoken with any of the artistes? It’s in bad taste,” Mr. Aboagye fumed.
According him, Adjorlolo has been asked to apologise within 14 days – “failure to do so would see the association advice itself on his status and positioning in the film industry.”
On what that means, the filmmaker said “We will meet and collectively take a decision.”