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Ghana movie awards is a sham, don’t patronise it – Eddie Nartey to actors

Actor Eddie Nartey has described the Ghana Movie Awards as a sham and urged the public to shun it.

Citing the poor organisation and all the hullabaloo associated with last year’s event, the actor concluded that the organisers of the event had just taken actors for granted.

Eddie Nartey won the best scriptwriter on the night last year,  but two months after the event, he is yet to receive his plaque.

“I blame the people who go and sit there and be part of it because if nobody patronises them, the organisers will know that they are doing something wrong…. I don’t even know if they will give us the plaque” he noted

According to him, the awards must be seen as a partnership between actors and the organisers “so it has to suit us {actors} and be beneficial to us.”

Expressing his disappointment in the organisers on the delay show, monitored by theghanareport.com, Nartey said, “It is becoming increasingly disgraceful every year… if Ghana Movie Awards has been organised for nine years and in the 8th year I won, and after two months, I still do not have my plaque, then that tells you a lot about the awards. It doesn’t speak well of the event.”

The actor was quick to add that he blamed the people who patronised the event and not the organisers.

“I blame the actors for not demanding that we are treated right,” he said.

Background

The 2019 Ghana Movie Awards was marred by many incidents with the topmost being the sound technician’s decision to ‘kill’ the sound just before the MC for the event came on stage due to a debt owed him by the organizers.

Last year’s Awards ceremony started late – more than four hours behind schedule – and muddying the waters for the organisers was the technician’s insistence that he must be paid some arrears, amounting to GH¢1,500, before he provided sound for the occasion.

Resorting to mobile money transaction, the organisers took the sound technician’s registered number and sent him one thousand Ghana cedis. Unmoved by the attempt made, the sound technicians insisted he should be paid fully.

The organisers eventually added the remaining five hundred Ghana cedis and there was sound!

 

 

 

 

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