Because of my growing love for local tourism, my trip to Kunsu in the Ashanti Region was a sheer delight.
I traveled with my crew rode with actress, Mercy Asiedu who led us to the film village built by her husband, Nana Nana Agyemang Badu Duah I, a Chief of Kunsu in the Ahafo Ano South District in the Ashanti Region.
Before the trip, the chief told me about his passion for Ghanaian culture and the need to protect and preserve it.
On our arrival, we were greeted by vast farmland with almost 40 huts specially built for a typical pre-colonial Ghanaian home.
While giving me a tour of the facility, Mercy said the facility was built because “children of these days don’t know much about our culture, even the language is missing.”
“When was the last time you saw a mudhouse or ate any of our local foods?” she quizzed.
She added that it was important for them to tell stories that will promote the local culture as well as preserve it.
“The reason why we do this is that we try to go back and let people know about our culture. Our culture is missing,” she said.
She, however, called for industry and government support to help make the facility profitable for all in the industry.
“This place, even though it is built by one person, it’s for everyone, anyone can come here, Ewes and any tribe can come and tell their culture through movies using the facility,” the actress said.
“Even some musicians come around to shoot music videos here. So please this is not just for Mensduah production but for everyone in the movie industry.”
Mercy Asiedu prays government will pay attention to the movie industry and give it the needed support.
Mercy Asiedu has contributed to the growth of the movie industry.
She began acting when she was a teenager, as part of the Kristo Asafo Concert Party group.
She is known for the controversial roles she has played in movies.
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