Mpuntuhen of Akonoma in the Central Region Nana Dakrabo I has expressed passion to work with the relevant state authorities to make an impact in Ghana’s entertainment industry.
According to the Los Angeles-born, the Dakrabo l World Film Studios project has made a remarkable stride in the acquisition of the 321 lands earmarked for the construction and is set to launch its first phase with a recording studio in Accra this year.
The ultra-modern recording studio marks a major milestone of the Dakrabo I World Studios and will offer music and arts talents the opportunity to record and produce good and quality products.
“The Dakrabo l World Studios has made a lot of progress towards acquiring the lands. We are working with Chauncey [Gardner] to launch the first phase of the project which is the recording studio in Accra as the first step towards building the entertainment industry in Ghana,” he, born Michael B. Pratt, 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 I World Studios has 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 development chief, Nana Dakrabo l, aka, Michael B Pratt, 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.
As part of an effort to seek the endorsement and support of the government, Nana Dakrabo I and his team met with the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey last year.
The Deputy Minister commended the delegation for the project, which he described as a timely intervention that would see the country’s entertainment industry grow.
Mr Okraku-Mantey also assured the delegation of the ministry’s support in the construction of the Dakrabo I World Studios and urged other diasporans to return home with the fine ideas, fresh skills and capital to help catapult the country’s growth and development.
Superintendent General of World Diplomatic Federation, Lord Isaac Rockson, who led the team and a key stakeholder urged all to support the project.