Kumawood collapsed because I wasn’t given roles – Agya Koo
Agya Koo, a veteran actor from Ghana, feels that the Kumawood film industry’s demise stems from his exclusion from roles at a pivotal time.
Speaking on Kumasi’s Ezra FM radio station, he asserted that his exclusion had a profound effect on the industry because he was the most marketable actor—even though some blamed the demise of the industry on the advent of CDs.
“People wanted to watch Ghanaian movies at the time, and they brought up the name Agya Koo, even though I was not the only actor doing it.” He asked, “Why did they not ask for the name of someone else?
Agya Koo treasured his recollections of the vibrant Kumawood era when his name was closely linked to Ghanaian cinema, especially among Ghanaians residing abroad, especially in the United States.
He maintained that when people asked about Ghanaian films, they frequently asked if he was in the cast, demonstrating his unparalleled marketability and influence.
“Even though I was not the only actor at the time, people would always bring up Agya Koo when they wanted to watch Ghanaian films. Why did they not ask for the name of another person? He questioned.
Agya Koo recently released a new song ahead of the New Patriotic Party’s presidential elections, expressing support for Kennedy Agyapong’s candidature. Agya Koo continues to be an outspoken supporter of the Assin Central Member of Parliament, despite the loss.