Ghana movie industry plagued by piracy and poor distribution network – Yvonne Okoro

Ghanaian actress of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent, Yvonne Okoro has said though the Ghanaian Movie Industry is struggling, it is still surviving.


The actress was speaking during an interview with Ghana’s KOD on Starr FM.


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Decrying piracy and dearth of distribution networks as some of the major challenges of the industry, the actress said,

“Firstly people aren’t producing because there’s no money, there’s no funding and distribution networks. Even after you’ve produced your own movie it’s monopolised by one particular distribution network which is iRoko and sometimes when you want to give your movies to them, they may not offer you your just desert and on top of it all there’s piracy,” Yvonne Okoro said in an interview with KOD on Starr FM. Describing the movie industry now, Yvonne Okoro said,”Well the Movie Industry now does exist but is unprogressive, it’s still.”


She further added that the upsurge of telenovelas in the country is another source of worry for the Ghana movie industry.


Yvonne Okoro is best known for her in the movie “Ghana Must go“. She has twice received nominations for Best Actress in the Africa Movie Academy Awards , first in 2011 and again in 2012 for her roles in “Pool Party” and “Single Six” respectively. She is also a recipient of four Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award and in 2012 was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the

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