Yvonne Okoro has expressed an interest in acting Kumawood movies provided she is given a good script and good money.
Speaking on Class FM on Tuesday about her upcoming movie titled ‘Fix Us’, set to premiere on December 6, Ms. Okoro said Kumawood movies “are entertaining. They are funny. It is full of life lessons. Though it is mostly comedy, there is a lot to learn from it and it is fun. It is very very interesting.”
Her position is, however, a direct response to Kweku Sintim Misa (KSM), who was quoted to have said in 2017 that “Kumawood movies are not interesting.”
According to Ms. Okoro, “The time I was in France, it was Agya Koo who was always keeping me company … I used to watch his movies a lot because it is entertaining and interesting.”
“My problem with Africans is we think that everything black is substandard. Someone will just say your movies are not good yet they have not even seen our movies before. They just follow what others are saying. Others too just saw one movie and it wasn’t good for them but then you can’t tell me that all Hollywood movies are good. Some are complete rubbish. So you can’t use one African movie to judge all the others. If change will come, it will come from you. Change your mindset,” she advised.
By Francis Addo