By Prisca Sam-Duru
It was a day of joy for award-winning Ghanaian/Nigerian actress, Yvonne Okoro as her romantic comedy, ‘Ghana Must Go’, won multiple awards at the Golden Movie Awards which took place at The Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana over the weekend.
The Golden Movie Awards is the biggest annual award ceremony honouring outstanding achievements in African Television and Digital media. The prestigious awards are administered by experts in Cinema and Television in Ghana. ‘Ghana Must Go’ won 4 accolades including Best Actor (Kofi Adjorlolo); Best Actress (Yvonne Okoro); Best Supporting Actress (Doris Sackitey), and Best Comedy of the Year.
Delighted Okoro who appreciated all the other cast and crew members who made her dream a reality, dedicated the awards to her teeming fans in Ghana and Nigeria.
‘Ghana Must Go’ tells the interesting story of two young lovers who are of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin. Yvonne Okoro plays the role of Ama, a London-based Ghanaian woman who brings her Nigerian boyfriend, Chuks (Blossom Chukwujekwu), home to meet her parents, much to the displeasure of her wealthy father. Ama’s parents refuse to give their blessing to their union, citing historical happenings between the neighbouring nations as reasons for their refusal. The series of events tests the love of the young couple in the most hilarious and unexpected fashion.
The movie was released earlier in 2016 and has already enjoyed Box Office Success in Ghana. It is currently in Nigerian cinemas until August 2016.