Chinedu Ikedieze & Osita Iheme Banned In Ghana; Nollywood Actors Need Work Permit
The sudden ban of comic Nollywood actors Chinedu Ikedieze alias Aki and his movie buddy Osita Iheme aka Pawpaw from producing movies in Ghana has
opened the old wound between Nigeria and Ghana.
According to sources, the duo were recently prevented from taking part in a movie production in Kumasi Ghana simply because they're Nigerians who
require work permit to operate in the country.
The case is creating disaffection between authorities and fans from both countries due to lack of fair bilateral film policy as no Ghanaian has been banned
in Nigeria for lacking work permit.
Although officials of the Film Producers' Association of Ghana (FIPAG) debunked rumour of a ban, outburst by fans of the comic actors appears to be overwhelming.
FIPAG's Public Relations Officer Mr. Michael Ola, who tried to douse possible tension, said the decision to stop the actors was because the director of the movie breached the association's regulations, by not letting the actors know that they need a work permit to be
part of any production in Ghana.
They were therefore, advised to return to Nigeria to obtain an official work permit, and be ready to make payments for the continuation of the shoot.