Celebrated Ghanaian actress turned movie producer, Yvonne Nelson has recounted the last meeting she had with the president of Ghana and has said she didn’t follow up on the meeting because she felt she was wasting her time.
Yvonne Nelson disclosed this in an interview with Naa Ashorkor on Joy Fm on Saturday.
The actress was responding to a question on the last time she had the chance to meet the president of the republic to openly engage him on the numerous challenges faced in the creative arts industry which she mostly voices out on social media.
As monitored by ghlinks.com.gh, the actress admitted that it’s been a while since she had an encounter with the president but she recollects that the last time was when she was directed to the president together with colleague actors Adjetey Annang and Kweku Elliot after they met with the first lady. She further revealed that they submitted a proposal requesting for government to help in bringing investors who would pay attention to developing the creative arts industry. In a rather shocking statement, the actress said she had to follow up but lost interest because she felt she was wasting her time. “I was supposed to follow up but I did not because I felt I was wasting my time. I was called again but I told the gentleman I have lost interest”.
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Defending her statement, the actress said she most at times feels she is the only one fighting for development in the movie industry but she does so because she puts a lot into the movies she produces but in most cases makes losses or at best breaks even. She further attributed the unconcern of the government towards the creative arts to lack of unity in the industry. She said most of her colleagues honestly care less about its development, thinking only about what they make.
Yvonne Nelson referenced the creative arts industry in Nigeria and its developed state to their government’s support and said unfortunately, the Ghanaian industry doesn’t see such support.