Veteran actor Kofi Adjorlolo will be sanctioned if he does not apologise for his comments about film producers, Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) has stated.
This comes after the actor, in an interview with Joy Prime’s Ibrahim Ben-Bako, revealed that seven Ghanaian film producers are yet to pay him for works he’s done for them.
“Old man like me, they call me to come and work and they can’t pay me? (I am talking) about seven producers, why? And I’m sitting at home hungry,” he said.
Kofi Adjorlolo added that movie producers in Ghana do not pay actors for their work.
According to him, many actors are still in the business because of the passion they have for it.
FIPAG, in a press release, signed by President James Aboagye disclosed that the veteran actor has not voiced any of his concerns to the association.
The Association added that Kofi Adjololo during his interview was unable to mention the name of a single film producer he claims owe him money.
FIPAG explained that “his conduct has cast a slur on film producers in the country and for that matter, the film industry. His attitude and that of some individuals are bringing the name of the industry into disrepute.”
They called on the actor to render an “unqualified apology” to all film producers in the country within 14 days.
“Failure to do so would see the Association advice itself on his status and positioning in the film industry,” the statement read.
FIPAG also issued a warning to groups or individuals in the industry who they say have made it their business to slander the industry anytime the opportunity is given to them to talk on the state of the Ghanaian film industry.
Read the full release below:
Kofi Adjololo’s Outburst Against Some Film Producers
Our attention has been drawn to a recent interview granted by Kofi Adjololo to Ibrahim Brako of Joy Prime, a subsidiary of the Multimedia Group Ltd.
In the said interview, Mr Adjololo alleged that some movie producers owe him some money and therefore, decided to descend heavily on film producers without naming a single producer.
His conduct has cast a slur on film producers in the country and for that matter, the film industry. His attitude and that of some individuals are bringing the name of the industry into disrepute.
FIPAG has never received any of such complaints from him nor ever had the opportunity to learn it from any quarters. It is however mind-boggling as to why he behaved the way he did in the said interview
With his failure to back his claims with any tangible fact, FIPAG hereby deems it fit for him to render an unqualified apology to film producers and the industry within 14 days.
Failure to do so would see the Association advice itself on his status and positioning in the film industry.
In that regard, FIPAG is hereby issuing a strong warning to groups or individuals in the industry who have made it their business to slander the industry anytime the opportunity is given to them to talk on the state of the Ghanaian film industry.
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