FICAG – Film Crew Associaction of Ghana is the governing body of film crew in Ghana with over 200 members.
The Ghana film industry name was changed to ‘Gollywood’ at the Ghana 60 Years on Film Summit which was held on July 12, 2018, at the Accra International Conference Centre in the presence of some stakeholders in the movie industry comprising the leadership of the various groups of the movie sector.
Present at the programme were the President of Ghana Actors Guild, Samuel Fiscian, the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E Lulu Xingwana, former President of the Musician’s Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Alhaji Sidiku Buari including Film producers Socrate Sarfo (Movie Africa), Abdul Salam Mumuni (Venus Films), Paul Adjei (Paul Gee) and actors like Fiifi Coleman, Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah, Ken Fiati and Naana Hayford and many more.
Angry Fans on social media revealed the origin of the word “Golly” as little black rag dolls for children from rural areas (in the United States – just before World War 1)
Others also questioned the level of creativity and competence of leaders as it appeared the word Gollywood already existed and represented one of the regional and vernacular film industries in India.
The Film Crew Association of Ghana has therefore released a statement denouncing their association with the name Gollywood.
Read the release below:
The National Executives and the entire membership of the Film Crew Association of Ghana, ( FICAG ) wish to DISASSOCIATE itself from the supposed new name for the Ghana film Industry.
We as an association had nothing to do with the planning, discussions or whatsoever that led to the conclusion on that name. We are very surprised, however, to hear our good name being associated with the events that led to the launch of the new supposed name of the film industry.
We wish to vehemently espouse our disdain for this new name and DISASSOCIATE ourselves accordingly from it.
We would like to reiterate that none of our members or executives have ever being part of any meetings or discussions that led to the realisation of this supposed new name.
Please disregard any information that metions FICAG as supporting this name.
Louis Saah Acquahman