Ghanaian actress based in Kumasi has thrown shots at individuals who tag her with the name ‘Kumawood’.
According to the screen goddess, she hates being called a ‘Kumawood’ actress instead of a Ghanaian actress.
Speaking about her new movie, ‘Adanfo Bone’ on a Kumasi based Sika FM, the beautiful actress was bitterly disappointed with one panel member in the studio who referred to Emelia Brobbey as ‘Kumawood’ actress.
Explaining the genesis of the word ‘Kumawood’, the mother of two sons emphasized that ‘Kumawood’ is not for actors but for a prestigious company which is noted for organising awards festival for Akan movie actors based in Kumasi.
“When you were talking, you mentioned the word Kumawood, I was looking at you critically but if I wasn’t on radio I would have frown. I hate that name Kumawood. Kumawood isn’t for actors, it’s somebody’s company name… someone who has organised awards, his company’s name is the Kumawood and Akoben Awards so it isn’t a brand name for actors from Kumasi. We’ve Ghana Actors Guild which most actors and actresses in Ghana are members, so I don’t get this brand ‘Kumawood’. I think automatically people are dividing the actors,” she noted.
The award winning actress seems to have the thought that once an actor or actress is called a Kumawood star then he or she has been underrated.
She noted that an actor or actress who is known for Akan movies should be called Ghanaian Movie Star.