He is of the view that the president’s revelation should spur the Akan movie industry and its practitioners on to do better.
President John Mahama in an interview on Accra-based Uniiq FM on Wednesday, August 12 revealed that he enjoys watching local movies which mostly feature Lil Win and Agya Koo.
Bill Asamoah said, “We thank God that our hard work has been recognized by the president but we should not be content especially now that the Silverbird Cinemas has started premiering our movies."
He was speaking in an exclusive interview with Adom FM's Adu Kumi on the first local movie to be premiered at the Silverbirds Cinema on Saturday, August 15.
He said, “We have been yearning for this opportunity for a very long time and I'm very excited and humbled that it has finally arrived.”
On assertions by some English speaking actors that Akan movies are not of good quality, Bill said, “back in the days we started with them so if their side of the movies have soared up a little, and people are patronizing them, it should not give them any opportunity to denigrate what we were doing.”
He revealed that, he has worked with Nadia Buari on an Akan movie and also with Jackie Appiah on both an English and Akan movies.
Asked if the comments ever disturbed him, he said criticisms are welcome but should be communicated properly.
“Everybody likes to be applauded when their work is good,” he added.
He said that they take the criticisms seriously and therefore consistently looks at their works to see what they are doing wrong so as to improve on their works but admitted that the criticisms made them stronger.”