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African Monologue Challenge premieres in Accra on 27 May 

A partner to MK Casting, Ghana’s premiere casting firm, Kobina Sam has said that the African Monologue Challenge is aimed at bringing African actors together to create an awareness on African talents. 

Africa Monologue Challenge is designed to match the standard of performances in Hollywood with existing or emerging African talents and to position them strategically for global roles.

“The winner will take home a cash prize, be a brand ambassador for AfCTA for a year, will star in a film and lastly, the next episode of the African Monologue Challenge will be held in the home country of the winner,” Sam told Asaase 99.5 Accra’s Winifred Lartey.

“We are trying to push dynamism in one film so we push it as an African film,” he added.

In another development, Cameroonian actor, Grandmamipikin, said Africans do not value the acting profession.

“I think our profession is one of the most disrespected in Africa,” he said on the Between Hours show with Naa Ashorkor on Tuesday (23 May).

“Because our profession entertains others, everyone feels they can tell us how our profession should be done.

“We are not just spitting words, we are delving into different characters every single week with a gallery of emotions,” he added.

For his part, Jeremy Mumba from Zambia also noted that individuals need to stop asking actors what they do aside from acting, “You can’t go to a doctor and ask him, apart from being a doctor what else does he do?”

“I’m an actor, that’s what I do, that’s all I do. It is disrespectful to ask actors what else they do, and I would love to change the narrative.”

With collaboration from the African Chamber of Content Producers and the Nationality Film Authority, Ghana the project is opened to all Africans in Africa and Africans in the Diaspora devoid of gender, colour, sexual orientation, religion or age.

The African Monologue challenge will be held at the National Theater on Saturday (27 May).



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