His Eminence Nana Dakrabo I, Mpuntuhen of Akonoma in the Central Region has expressed his passion to work with the relevant state authorities to make an impact in Ghana’s entertainment industry.
According to Dakrabo l, who was received by His Right Noble Emissary Jacob Moitun, the sports commissioner, World Diplomatic Federation (WDF) in a press conference emphasized that the Dakrabo l World Film Studios project has made a remarkable stride in the acquisition of the 321 lands earmarked for the construction of the project and is set to launch its first face, thus a recording studio in Accra.
The ultramodern recording studio marks a major milestone of the Dakrabo I world studios which offer talented music acts the opportunity to record good and quality types of music.
“The Dakrabo l world studios has made a lot of progress towards acquiring the lands. We are working with Chauncey to launch the first face of the project which is the recording studio in Accra as the first step towards building the entertainment industry in Ghana” he said.
“We have also studied the Ghanaian film industry and what we want to do is to bring some of the big names in Hollywood to Ghana and the equipment to teach the filmmakers how we do it with the structures of production to build a robust film industry,” Chauncey Gardner told the media, adding that the education and opportunity that will be created will develop some filmmakers in industry.
Chauncey further detailed that the Dakrabo 1 world studios have had the approval from the film authority in the country, saying, we are here to add our expertise to help build a robust film industry and will need the collaboration of all stakeholders in this regard to support the dream of projecting Ghana.
It was earlier reported that a three-member US-based revolutionary team led by His Eminence Nana Dakrabo l, in 2022 visited the country to finalize the acquisition of 321 lands earmarked for a modern-day film studio.
The project is expected to commence this year at Asebu, Cape Coast in the Central Region.
Nana Dakrabo I, also an executive member, WDF as part of an effort to seek the endorsement of the government last year met with the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey last year commended the delegation for the project to support the country’s entertainment industry.
Mr. Okraku-Mantey also assured the delegation of the ministry’s support in the construction of the Dakrabo 1 World Studios and urged other diasporans to come home to help contribute to the growth of the country with fresh skills and capital.
The WDF sports commissioner said at the press conference his outfit was looking forward to investors in the area of entertainment, trade, sports, tourism and other sectors.
He stressed on the need for Africa to partner the US for a better democracy and good governance.
He noted ” …indeed, partnership with the US will ensure the betterment of our forthcoming year-long event-US-Africa Companionship Festival and Cup in the US, which would be launched on March 1.
“The program will see opportunities presenting itself to Africa. WDF and it’s subsidiaries are looking forward to the collaboration of government institutions under the ministries of Trade and Industries, Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Youth and Sports etc to perform well. We doing this to take Africa to the next level.”
His Viscount Lord Mr Isaac Rockson, Superintendent General of World Diplomatic Federation, who led the team and a key stakeholder urged all to support the project.