Ghanaian Hiplife artist Guru NKZ born Maradona Yeboah Adjei has fired the Ghanaian gatekeepers both in the creative art industry and the media saying they are responsible for the collapse of the local movie industry.
Guru has also argued that it does not make sense for the country to encourage the consumption of foreign soap operas on national television which are translated into the local dialect.
To him, the country can also invest in the local film industry to produce similar movies with the same quality to boost the Ghanaian economy.
The award-winning rapper insisted that it is unfair for anyone to criticize the movie industry after the country has failed to invest in it.
Speaking on Angel FM Kumasi in an interview to discuss the fall of the local creative industry, Guru NKZ said, “Consider you watching television with an Indian movie translated into Twi language. Common sense; why don’t you invest in your local people to produce the same movie, give them the same budget the Indians invested for them, and they’ll produce the same standard”.
“But you won’t give it to them yet you expect them to produce quality movies like Indians, you are not being fair”, he stated.