Akwasi Boadi ‘Akrobeto’ has allegedly attributed the collapse of the Kumawood Movie Industry to the persistent and erratic power outage, ‘Dumsor’ which hit Ghana between the years, 2012 and 2016 under Ex President John Mahama led NDC government.
Akwasi Boadi, popularly known as Akrobeto who is a Ghanian actor, comedian and TV presenter and has been featured in over 100 Kumawood Movies made this allegation on the night of Saturday, November 15, 2020 on the popular United Showbiz Entertainment program which is hosted by Ghana’s favourite actress cum TV show host, Nana Ama McBrown on UTV as monitored by MyFrichy.com.
Discussing on the collapse of the Kumawood Movie Industry and how to restore the industry to its glory days, the host, Nana Ama McBrown asked of the view of Akwasi Boadi ‘Akrobeto’ on what caused the drastic collapse of the Movie Industry. In response, Akrobeto expressed his view by emphatically claiming that the root cause of the collapse of the Kumawood Movie Industry is the Dumsor which hit Ghana hard between the years 2012 and 2016 under John Mahama‘s presidency.
According to Akrobeto, the Dumsor blighted the productions and sales of Kumawood Movies due to the fact that Ghanaians were not buying the Movie CDs the industry produced and brought out for sale as Ghana was in darkness. Akrobeto further explained that the persistent power outages in most Ghanaian homes made it highly impossible for most Ghanaians to watch the movie CDs.
Dumsor,which means ‘off-on’ in the Akan language, became a household name for the persistent and erratic power outages in Ghana under John Mahama‘s presidency. The country experienced five (5) years of intermittent power crises between 2012 and 2016.
Kumawood stars such as Kwadwo Nkansah ‘Lilwin’, Akwasi Boadi ‘Akrobeto’, Kwaku Manu, Bill Asamoah, Oheneyere Mercy Asiedu, Vivian Jill Lawrence and Ellen White all joined their colleague and the host, Nana Ama McBrown on the said date’s edition of the United Showbiz.