Nollywood has become a breeding ground for Ghanaian actors and actresses who are engrossed in the activities of the Nigeria movie industry. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM takes a look at what has been happening in the industry.
Though it was all over the tabloids at a particular time that the Ghanian actors were all over the Nigeria movie industry, it was later said to be a positive development for the future of the industry.
There are lots of new faces in Nollywood today more than ever before that place the Nigeria entertainment industry as one of the most sought after in the world.
It is a fact that Nigerian movies are the most watched movies in Africa. In Gambia, for example, most people who own televisions, perhaps, watch only Nigerian movies. The Gambia is said to have only two major television stations that service a very small part of its population.
So, most people watch Nollywood films which, thankfully, are ever so many. This only goes to show that Nigerian actors and actresses are really talented.
One Ghanaian actor having a swell time in Nollywood today is Eddie Watson. The good looking actor's skills have tickled the fancy of many producers in the country.
The Ghana act who is single recently denied having a love affair with actress Ebi Bright.
Eddie, a Liberia-born Ghanaian actor, is also known for his role with top actress Yvonne Nelson in Abdul Salam's 4play Reloaded.
He has been in Ghana's movie industry for less than three years and has since featured in a lot of movies.
Other Ghanaian actors who are making waves include: Van Vicker, Yvonne Nelson, Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari, Nana Ama McBrown, and the list keeps rising by the day.
Actress Yvonne Nelson is staging a comeback this month in a role with ladies' man, Chris Attoh and a host of others in an upcoming movie titled ' Single & Married' by Media GH.
The two are working together for the first time and reports from the movie's set assured Nigerian and Ghanaian movie enthusiasts to brace up for a thrilling experience, when the movie finally hits the big screens.
Pictures from the set are interesting, with one capturing Yvonne and Chris in a wedding scene. Anita Erskine and songstresses Efya and Tiffany are some of the stars on the set and sources said there is a more interesting cast list to be made public soon. Nadia Buari is also on the set of the movie.
A-list actresses Nadia and Yvonne last starred together in 2009, when they appeared in Heart of Men. It has been four years since then and their new movie is expected to clear the air on rumours that they do not see eye to eye.
Some interesting things are happening on set as reports said Chris Attoh has good chemistry with Efya and the two were in some sizzling kissing scenes which amazed director Pascal Amanfo.
Last week reports said Efya and Anita Erskine were joining the movie industry. Efya's decision interestingly raised a lot of arguments, with some people in support of her move and others against it. Signals from the set indicate that she is doing well.
Tiffany, who just released a new single Akye Wo, is the latest to join the cast. The movie's story has been described as captivating and an everyday story that the ordinary African can relate to.
It will be told in a narrative form, with Anita Erskine as the narrator while Yvonne, Nadia and Chris play the lead. Anita is reportedly 'killing' her role with her celebrated eloquence while Chris appears to be taking his bad boy role to the next level.