Kumawood is a privately Ghanaian owned movie company that is based in Kumasi, Ghana. The company produces and distributes movies and awards in Ghana, using the Akan language and subtitles. The company has been lucrative because of their consistency in producing and providing good quality content in Ghanaian movie space and depicts the traditional Ghanaian culture. Renowned Kumawood actors include Kofi Adu (Agya Koo), Kwadwo Nkansah (Lil Win), Nana Ama McBrown, Emelia Brobbey, Akwasi Boadi (Akrobeto) etc.
Recently, Agya Koo claimed that the Kumawood movie industry collapsed because he was sidelined. The maestro Ghanaian actor Agya Koo believes the downfall of the Kumawood movie industry is due to him being left out of roles during a crucial period.
On an interview speaking on Ezra FM, a Kumasi- based radio station, “he claimed that his exclusion had a significant impact on the industry because he was the most marketable actor, despite others blaming the rise of CDs for its collapse.”
“Though I was not the only one acting at the time, anytime people wanted to watch Ghanaian movies, they mentioned the name Aqya Koo. Why didn’t they ask for someone else’s name?” he stated. Agya Koo happily recalled the vibrant days of Kumawood, where his name was all over the Ghanaian cinema, especially among Ghanaians abroad.
He argued that his unmatched marketability and influence were evident when people inquired about Ghanaian movies, often asking if he was part of the cast. With determination, hard work, honesty, and support the Ghana Movie industry will rise again.