Actress Vicky Zugah has asked movie lovers to stop pitching Ghanaian movies against those of Nigerians.
For years, critics have pointed to the Nigerian film industry, popularly known as Nollywood and the strides it is making in discussions about the declining Ghanaian industry but in Vicky Zugah’s opinion, the comparison is not necessary because both industries are unique and doing well in their own way.
“Both industries are doing well; if one would recall, during a particular period, Nigerian movies were nowhere close to ours. Everything was about us, then the tables turned but that doesn’t mean we are not doing well.
“Yes things may be down and all but it doesn’t mean we are not trying and it hurts that people do that. I know the work we are putting into this industry to make it work,” she told Graphic Showbiz recently.
Vicky also shared her opinion on the current state of the movie industry. “You see over there in Nigeria when a fraternity member is doing something, everyone is involved.
“When it is the premiere of a movie, all the big guys in the industry grace it but here, it takes the Grace of God to get such people around which is very disturbing.
“They are who they are because they decided to make it so but in our case, we are not united, there is so much backbiting. We do not agree on so many things so we can’t move forward. However, there is hope. We will get back,” she said.
Vicky Zugah has movies like Girls Connection, Agatha, Who Knows Tomorrow and Pretty Queen to her credit.