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Veteran Ghanaian actor, Kofi Adjorlolo has expressed worry on the effects of COVID-19 on the Ghanaian movie industry.
Speaking in an interview with Nana Romeo on Accra FM, Kofi Adjorlolo said the plight of moviemakers and actors have deepened following the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
He bemoaned it would be difficult for actors to act while wearing face masks and adhere to some of the safety protocols outlined by health officials.
“It has been very difficult…For me, when I started acting, it was like acting was a pension work.
“I have been in the media for a very long time. Because acting has been my only profession for some time now, it has been very difficult. The nature of the job is such that we cannot act with nose masks on. If there is a crowd scene, it’s not possible to act,” he said.
Kofi Adjorlolo advised his colleagues “think carefully about it” when their services are requested.
Hoping for the situation to change, the veteran actor revealed what he would demand before accepting to be on any movie set.
“Nowadays, because of the COVID-19, I tell the producers that if, even, I decide to act, we must agree that they will provide Veronica buckets for hand washing, sanitisers and all or else it will be worrying. Even before coronavirus, where was the job? How much more now that coronavirus is around,” he further stated.
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