Famous Ghanaian actor, model and producer Prince David Osei have stated that the local stakeholders in the entertainment industry did not benefit from the visit of some Hollywood stars to Ghana.
According to Prince, most of the stars came to Ghana for vacation and to enjoy life but not to engage stakeholders in the entertainment industry.
“I want to find out if the Ministry of Tourism is behind the Hollywood stars coming to Ghana, being in the creative arts and coming from the creative arts, I didn’t see when we got to interact with the so-called Hollywood stars who came to town
I feel if it is a way of boosting tourism they are all in the creative arts industry, they are musicians and actors, so if they come to town we need to interact with them to share expertise and aside from that we should have had a workshop.
Of what benefit is it to us the actors and the musicians here in Ghana when at the end of the day we saw them at the beach having parties, popping champagne and drinking with some being enstooled as chiefs but we never got to engage them.
We in the creative arts never got to meet them or interact with them so I don’t know the essence of the visit if it was for fun”, he stated.
During the yuletide, Ghana hosted some hollywood stars including Boris Kodjoe, Naomi Campbell, Micheal Jai White, Idris Elba and several others.
However, it seemed the award-winning actor was not excited by their visit describing it as a vacation trip.