Shirley Frimpong Manso and Leila Djansi have been touted by movie critics as not just being the two female leading film makers in Ghana, but the leading film makers in Ghana who are putting the country on the international map for the production of quality movies – but there has been little talk on who is superior of the two. In fact, their rivalry, be it friendly or competitive has not been stoked until award-winning actor; John Dumelo stroked it last week.
During the premiere of the latest movie from the stables of Sparrow Productions, John Dumelo, who stars in the movie alongside the likes of Jocelyn Dumas, and O.C Ukeje took the stage and stated, “There is Hollywood, there is Bollywood and then there is Shirley Frimpong Manso making Africa proud.”
His statement came after producer/Director of the movie had passed her comments on the movie and the cast. According to Shirley, “John’s role and performance in the movie is the best thus far.”
Ironically, John Dumelo won his first major award at the 2013 Ghana Movie Awards in his performance in the Leila Djansi film, ‘Northern Affari’ which also featured Jocelyn Dumas.
Shirley’s latest movie, “Love Or Something Like That’ was showcased last week at the National Theatre and was heavily attended by many including Hon. Oye Lithur and other dignitaries, movie stars and movie fanatics.