Veteran actor, Abeiku Sagoe says George Quaye has no case when it comes to his petition over the use of ‘Black Star Films’ as an industry name.

According to Abeiku Sagoe, Mr. Quaye’s argument in his petition to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is not a strong one.

His comments come after JoyFM’s Showbiz A-Z host, George Quaye led a group of stakeholders to petition the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to scrap the new name for Ghana’s movie industry, ‘Black Star Films’.

According to the petition, the ‘Black Star Films’ bears a striking similarity to the awards and film festival, ‘Black Star International Film Festival’ (BSIFF) founded by the National Film Authority’s Executive Secretary, Juliet Asante.

In an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz, he said, “because it is Black Star Films and Juliet has Black Star International Film Festival; is there a problem? There is New York International Independent Film Festival and there’s New York International Film Festival. Has anyone in New York raised any flag that if this is it nobody can name anything New York?”

Abeiku Sagoe believes the NFA was tasked to provide suitable names that best represents the Ghanaian Movie Industry.

He added that over 400 names were submitted which was later shortlisted to 10 names.

The name, ‘Black Star Film’ which stood tall amongst the list is currently been protested against by George Quaye and a few others.



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