Step aside so young talents can shine – Abraham Ohene-Djan to industry oldies

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Seasoned filmmaker and CEO/MD Creative Director at Ohenemedia (OM) Abraham Ohene-Djan has advised grown-ups in the entertainment space to exit the scene to create room for young talents to thrive.

Abraham Ohene-Djan told Giovani in an exclusive interview on the 3FM Drive that old folks must be willing to hang their boots at some point to make way for the new generation to play.

“I believe that when you do something and it reaches a certain stage you should step aside no matter how good you are to allow the generation behind to also shine,” he said.

He believes this fosters growth in the industry as the new generation propels the industry forward with fresh ideas while they stand at the back of the legends.

The seasoned filmmaker, who has shot commercials, documentaries, and music videos for over three decades, made it clear that he has relegated himself to the background to make young stars shine.

“I stopped putting my name on videos in the mid-2000s and gave everyone in my company the opportunity to put their names on videos. I stepped aside a little so others could get the space to show what they can do,” the CEO said.

Abraham Ohene-Djan said he has fully retired but chose specific projects to shoot and direct so he can spend his time grooming young talents in the cinematography space, hosting educative seminars, and enjoying the fruit of his labour.

By King Kwaku Mensa|Accra|Ghana

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