Ghana’s film industry appears to be bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, actor Prince David Osei has said.
According to the multiple award-winning actor, several producers are done with their films but are finding it releasing them because of the uncertainty of the disease.
Speaking to Accra-based Joy News’ Doreen Avio, Prince David Osei said shooting had been halted due to the precautionary measures outlined to curb the spread of the disease.
“My movie ‘News Man’ is finally ready. We were supposed to take it to the censorship board and then book a date at Silverbird, but with what is happening right now we don’t know when this would be over,” Prince David stated.
He added that initial plans to release the movie had to be shelved because of the ban on public gatherings and the spike in confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.
“Everything is on standstill, now we can’t really go on set, we were hoping to do another movie but I told my friends we had to wait,” Prince David Osei said.
He also commended the work some of his colleagues are doing to help educate their followers on the deadly effects of the viral outbreak which has claimed a life in the country out of the 21 cases.
“No matter what happens we all need to take the precautionary measures,” Prince David added.