The highly anticipated Ghanaian film “Kukesi” premiered in a colorful ceremony at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra.
It was a prelude to the official premiere at Global Cinemas in Weija, Accra on Saturday November 3, 2018.
“Kukesi” seeks to showcase diverse African cultural expressions, while seeking to identify with our unique tradition and cultural values.
Speaking at the press launch, Mr. Lucky Evergreen Erhaze, director and producer of “Kukesi”, underlined the raison d’être of the film, which seeks to articulate “incest” an abominable African act, but which has been swept under the carpets.
“The film lays bare the urgent need to embrace our morals and tradition as a way to strengthen the moral fabric of the country and to portray a more positive image on a global scale. In this regard, “Kukesi” is about to cross the coasts of Ghana with the aim of presenting the heritage of Africa to the world, ”he said.
Madame Abla Dzifa Gomashi, former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, said the film industry was important to show our value and belief, adding that “this film would go a long way to demonstrate our values which make it unique “.
She called on all stakeholders to mobilize efforts that would help bring about the necessary change in the film industry and make it lucrative for the rest of the world.
She added that stakeholders in the creative industry should support each other as this remains the only platform to help Ghanaian culture thrive.
The film’s script portrays a demigod whose prowess is known across the land and the only mortal who has a table in front of mortals.
Faced with his quest to apologize for the heinous act perpetrated by his people, “Kukesi” remains defiant in the protection of his people, which generates a standoff with “Okunu”, a powerful goddess of the river while they fight in the corridors of power.
Kukesi scrolls through top actors from Ghana and the African Diaspora including Emmanuel France, Paul Wilson, Vigah Zukah, Stacy D’Mawuse and Abena Boakye with a host of new acts including Ben Affat, Nana Yaa Agyare, Henry Agyei, Lydia Ayiku, Paul Wilson among many others.