The leadership of Ghana Actors Guild is expected to hold a meeting to discuss the call on its member Kofi Adjorlolo to apologise to movie producers for claiming they owe him.
President of the guild Sam Fiscian told GhanaWeb that the association is informed about the matter, adding that a meeting will be held before long for deliberation.
The Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) is asking Mr. Adjorlolo to render an unqualified apology to the association for denting the image of its members or face their wrath.
The veteran in an interview with Joy Prime furiously alleged that some Ghanaian movie producers have failed to pay him after engaging his services.
While stating that many Ghanaian movie producers do not pay actors for their roles in movies, the veteran intimated that a number of actors are still in the business because of the passion they have for it.
He said: “Some of the producers in Ghana here, they should respect themselves…old man like me, they call me to come and work and they can’t pay me…”
“About seven producers in this country owe me monies…why? And then I’m sitting at home, I’m hungry, and then when I’m sick too nobody pays attention…Look we have elderly people lying down on their sickbeds and these producers owe them. Actors in Ghana here know what I’m talking about, these producers don’t pay!”
Adjorlolo’s outburst touched the nerves of FIPAG as the association said the veteran has “cast a slur” on members.
President of the association James Aboagye in an interview with GhanaWeb said Adjorlolo failed to “use internal structures”, adding that his suggestion that up and coming actors are not paid is false.
“You’ve not reported to Actors Guild nor FIPAG, neither did you mention names… Then at the end of the day, you come out to make unnecessary complains and saying negative things.
“He should have mentioned names to solidify his point. Make your claims concrete, come with evidence so we know how to solve it instead of making wild allegations. Who told you up and coming acts are not paid? Who told you? Have you spoken with any of the artistes? It’s in bad taste,” Mr. Aboagye fumed.
According to Aboagye, Adjorlolo has been asked to apologise within 14 days – “failure to do so would see the association advice itself on his status and positioning in the film industry.”
On what that means, the filmmaker said “We will meet and collectively take a decision.”
Meanwhile radio presenter and disc jockey Andy Dosty has described as ‘shameful’ the call on actor Adjorlolo to apologise to film producers.
“You’ve not paid me, pay me my money too, you want to ban me. For what? Such a shame!” he fumed on his show, Thursday. “You couldn’t call your people to order, they should let us think. There are actors who are suffering just as Kofi Adjorlolo said. There are actors who don’t have money to eat. What are the producers doing about it?”