The Director of ‘Golden Movie Awards Africa’, Mimi Adani Michaels, has appealed to the public and stakeholders of the Ghanaian film industry to support her campaign to establish a ‘walk of fame’ in Ghana for outstanding Ghanaian celebrities. She believes this will add up to the income accrued from tourism in Ghana. She made this statement at the 3rd edition of the ‘Golden Movie Awards Africa’ which came off at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra on the 24th of August 2019.
Mimi Adani Michaels, former Ghanaian representative at the ‘Big Brother Africa’ reality television show and singer of the hit single ‘Leave Me Alone’, explained why a ‘walk of fame’ for Ghanaian celebrities was necessary. She said, “I want you all to join us in this campaign because we need that space as a tourist attraction for people to also come and see our stars on the floor, stand and take photos so we can derive some revenue out of our hard work and bring it back into the industry. Currently, we are speaking with the government for the space because just presenting awards to them is not enough; we need an everlasting stamp.”
After her speech, a few Ghanaian actors and filmmakers were honored as legends namely Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari, Alhaji Abdulsalam Mumuni, Van Vicker and Roger Quartey. Each of the recipients of the honorary awards were presented with a plaque and a citation on stage that evening. Mimi Adani Michaels added that it was necessary to appreciate such young talents who have contributed to the growth of the film industry in Ghana. She said the honors was timely as honoring young talents would inspire the younger generation to do more since they can relate to them better. However, she added that the elderly will also be appreciated in coming editions of the awards scheme.
By Jerry Wonder