The President of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), James Aboagye, has stated that the organisation has plans of publishing names of directors who owe Veteran actor, Kofi Adjorlolo.
According to him, taking that step will help maintain the dignity of FIPAG.
Last week, Kofi Adjorlolo, in an outburst during an interview with Ibrahim Ben-Bako of Joy Prime, alleged that he hadn’t been paid by 7 directors for his work.
“Some of the producers in Ghana should respect themselves. All actors in Ghana know what I am talking about, producers don’t pay,” he said.
After the outburst, FIPAG President issued a statement asking Kofi Adjorlolo to mention the names of the producers who owe him or face a ban.
“You’ve not reported to Actors Guild nor FIPAG, neither did you mention names… Then at the end of the day, you come out to make unnecessary complains and say negative things.
“He should have mentioned names to solidify his point. Make your claims concrete, come with evidence so we know how to solve it instead of making wild allegations. Who told you up and coming acts are not paid? Who told you? Have you spoken with any of the artistes? It’s in bad taste,” Mr. Aboagye, President of FIPAG fumed.
According to him, Adjorlolo has been asked to apologise within 14 days – “failure to do so would see the association advice itself on his status and positioning in the film industry.”
On what that means, the filmmaker said “We will meet and collectively take a decision.”
Addressing the issue in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, about the issue, Mr Aboagye stated that Mr Adjorlolo’s claims had dented the image of film producers in the country.
“He has given me two names so far and those producers are not even FIPAG members. We would issue a statement. We have to let people know,” he told host Andy Dosty.
Mr Aboagye denied also saying that Mr Adjorlolo would be used as a scapegoat for venting his spleen about producers in the public.
“If we say that then it means we have made him a target. All we are saying is that they have maligned the industry. If he fails to name them then he must apologise,” he noted.