Award-winning Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson, has called on the Ghanaian media to support celebrities and pay more attention to promotional stories – instead of giving premium to negative reportage.
The voluptuous actress said she’s happy that at long last, she has produced her own movie. Sharing the main challenge in producing movies in the industry as a first-timer, Lydia Forson said lack of funding is the main challenge.
“Lack of funding is the main problem! Aside funding, I don’t think there is any serious problem to share. I have never been harassed before. I mean the main challenge is funding. Elsewhere, there are many investors who pump money into film production. They get both corporate and governmental support but that is not our case,” she explained.
For some time now, the bubbling and outspoken actress’ popularity seems to have taken a slight dip but when asked why, she said it’s nothing strange to bother about. “I act when a producer calls me. That is the nature of our job. Or better still, I produce my own movie and cast myself.”
As a celebrity, she has itching disquiets about our showbiz industry. Disclosing one that is very dear to her heart is how the media treat celebrities in the industry.
“We should be respected for our works. People must respect what we do. We should be supported! “The negative reportage is too much in the industry! Look, when you go to Nigeria, they support their own! In Nigeria, when a celebrity does something wrong and positive, the media would report on the positive more than the negative!” Lydia claimed.
She continued to explain that; “I’m not saying the media should not report on negative happenings but you should do it sparingly! For instance, I know if I attend an event and I fall, its news and you will report – in the same vein, when I do something positive or achieve a fit, the same energy you guys deplored in reporting the negative, should be given to the positive.”
Lydia made the point that, if the media destroys celebrities with their platforms, it will not get any content to feed on. “If you destroy us and we are no more, what will you report on? We must work hand in hand. Without you we can’t be relevant and without us too, you won’t get content so we must work hand in hand and complete each other,” she said.