Music Videos Will Also Be Screened for Classification …… Says Socrates Safo

The Chairman of the Classification Committee Socrates Safo, has stated that music videos will not be exempted from screening for classification. He said, the nature of the video would determine the time during the day for the video to be aired. He said this to answer the question about whether music videos where inclusive in the Classification Committee’s categories for submission. This statement was backed by the Chairman of the National Film Authority David Dontoh, who added that artistes have a responsibility in projecting positivity through their creative work. They…

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“The Law Is The Law”…….. National Film Authority Cautions Media Companies

The Chairman of the National Film Authority David Dontoh, has cautioned media companies not to go against recommendations or conclusions on audiovisual materials such as movies, music videos, adverts and so on after judgement has been passed on such content by the Classification Committee. He said the work of the Classification Committee was mandated by law and therefore, institutions or individuals who refuse to comply would face sanctions which have been provided in the law. He said this at the inauguration of the Classification Committee in Accra yesterday.  The Classification…

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Classification Committee Inaugurated…… Filmmaker Socrates Safo Heads as Chairman

Yesterday at the Accra Tourism Information Centre, the Board of the National Film Authority inaugurated the Classification Committee in the presence of stakeholders of the film industry of Ghana and the media. The Classification Committee is mandated by the constitution of Ghana to preview and classify any feature film, documentary and advertisement that is intended for viewership for its suitability for the Ghanaian public. However, the Chairman of the National Film Authority David Dontoh, explained that it is the duty of the committee to censure and allocate appropriate viewing times…

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Funding Movies is Still A Problem in Ghana! …….. Says Award Winning Filmmaker Kwabena Gyansah

After sweeping a string of awards for his 2018 feature film ‘Azali’, filmmaker Kwabena Gyansah has stated that obtaining funding for film production in Ghana remains a Herculean task. He said the lack of proper financial mechanisms and mutual agreement terms have contributed to the problem. He stated this on Saturday during a live telecast of the second episode of the online series ‘Saving the Arts’ in Accra. Movie Director Kwabena Gyansah shocked many after his film ‘Azali’ swept numerous awards in 2018 from international film festivals to home based…

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GhOne Tv Was Lucky! ……… National Film Authority Cautions!

The President of the National Film Authority of Ghana David Dontoh over the weekend revealed in an exclusive phone interview that Ghanaian owned television station ‘GhOne’ escaped sanctions for showing pornography sometime back. He stated that it was due to the lack of some technicalities that the station was not arraigned before court as their act was against the law. David Dontoh’s comment was part of a response to the question of whether the National Film Authority was indeed working as they should, and also as a part of an…

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Becca to Release Feminist Album!

Ghanaian award winning singer ‘Becca’, announced some days ago in a live video interview on Instagram with British based radio that she is going to release an all girl album which was motivated by her feminist ideals. She said the album should have been released in April but was pushed back due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Becca said it was time for women to celebrate themselves and support each other.  Singer Becca has announced that her new album soon to be released has feminist motivations. She stated this clearly during…

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National Film Authority to Inaugurate Film Classification Committee Next Week……. David Dontoh Lauds Initiative

National Film Authority is set to inaugurate the Film Classification Committee on Thursday 14th May, 2020 at 10am at the Accra Tourism Information Center. Filmmaker and advocate for the film industry Socrate Sarfo, has been hinted as a possible candidate for the position of Chairman of the Committee. The Classification Committee is an instrument under the National Film Authority (N.F.A) with the purpose of classifying all audiovisual materials such as movies, television programmes, music videos and so on, for public viewing. The President of the National Film Authority David Dontoh,…

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Tommy Hilfiger and I Are Not in a Homosexual Relationship! …….. Says Stonebwoy

Multiple award winning Afropop and Dancehall musician ‘Stonebwoy’ yesterday in an interview with ‘GQ South Africa’ that the relationship between him and American renowned fashion designer Tommy Jacob Hilfiger is strictly platonic and nonsexual. He said he has been supported by the global fashion icon for sometime now through clothing and added that there are talks of a merger and other business propositions between them. He made this revelation from his residence in Accra. When asked about his choice of fashion brands and relationship with American renowned fashion designer Tommy…

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I Don’t Rush Collaborations …… Says Stonebwoy

After gathering a lot of steam for his new album ‘Anloga Junction’ which features a host of celebrated international artistes from Africa as well as the Western world, Stonebwoy responded in an interview with ‘GQ South Africa’ that he does not rush collaborations, neither does he chase after personalities for such works but he is rather guided by purpose. He said this guaranteed good music. Stonebwoy said this in a live public video interview yesterday from his residence in Accra. Collaborations are a way of expanding a musician’s fan base…

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Keri Hilson Might Attend 2020 BHIM Concert and Tips Stonebwoy for Grammys!

American singer Keri Hilson a few days ago in a live public video chat with Stonebwoy, said that she would love to attend the annual BHIM Concert this year should the Coronavirus crisis end before that date is due. She also said that she sees no reason why multiple award winning Ghanaian musician Stonebwoy shouldn’t win a Grammy award. Both Stonebwoy and Keri Hilson were in a dialogue to engage their fans from their homes in Accra and Atlanta respectively. Ghanaian multiple award winning musician Stonebwoy is receiving a lot…

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