Entertainment of Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Source: Raissa Sambou, Contributor
Mr Ellis Agyei, Main Government Officer (CEO) of Dolphin House Productions (DHP), organisers of the prestigious Ghana Social Media Enterprise and Creative Arts Awards (GSBCA) has certain amusement enthusiasts that COVID-19 would not have an affect on his outfits’ things to do lined up for the year.
He was of the powerful conviction that nevertheless the virus continue to lurked close to, DHP would do it is ideal to satisfy entertainment enthusiasts while adhering to the COVID-19 basic safety protocols.
“COVID-19 can not stop us. Dolphin dwelling entertainment will retain undertaking it can be best to assure the leisure industry doesn’t put up with needlessly this yr, as a result of the is pandemic. We will make guaranteed in every thing we do, do will adhere strictly to the safety protocols,” he confident.
In an interview not long ago, Mr Adjei indicated that though the economic downturn final yr may perhaps have induced some downturns in the quantity of functions held in the region, 1 point was particular that “everyone enjoys a great social gathering so we as celebration organisers and planners will not permit COVID-19 intimidate us anymore.
We will go ahead and hold functions though considering the basic safety of the populace also. We ought to survive and the musicians who grace our programmes also have to survive. This pandemic can’t steal our glory,” he added.
He stated predicaments like marketing confined tickets to motivate social distancing triggered his outfit a major loss, incorporating that regardless of the very low range of tickets that had been marketed, component of the monies were also utilised to purchase sanitisers, veronica buckets and other merchandise required to be employed by patrons of the occasions his outfit organised to make certain the COVID-19 protocols had been noticed.
In accordance to him, DHP remained optimistic of recovering all the reduction built past year by making certain they elevated their digital existence satisfactorily, especially social media presence.
“It is attainable to make huge sums of dollars via social media and that is what we will also not overlook. We place the curiosity of our followers 1st so whether or not lockdown or no lockdown, very little will avert us from pursuing our options for the 12 months,” Mr Adjei explained.
Touching on the want for much more assistance from the govt by way of the Ghana Tourism Authority, he stated this was not the time for authorities to reduce specific individuals from keeping their gatherings, introducing that he was saddened by the turn out of situations when the movie of numerous award-winning actress and filmmaker, Kafui Danku’s film titled ‘Freedom and Justice’ was stopped from being premiered previous thirty day period just after tickets experienced been marketed.
He explained the problem as discouraging taking into consideration how badly the amusement business had been influenced by the pandemic.
The DHP manager further more discovered that his outfit was setting up an exquisite function occur February and urged entertainment lovers to continue to keep their fingers crossed for it.