The cordial relationship that exists between Ghana and Nigeria will be moved a notch higher next month when a delegation from the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) comes here to partner the Ghana Actors Guild (GAG) in a number of engagements to commemorate Ghana’s 57th independence anniversary.
The 35-member Nigerian delegation is expected to arrive in the country on March 2 and will spend a week absorbing some of Ghana’s interesting sights and sounds while participating in a number of activities lined up for the visit.
The president of the Ghana Actors Guild (GAG), Samuel Odoi Mensah who broke news of the visit to the Daily Graphic, said members of both guilds would engage in a two-day workshop on March 3 and 4.
In the morning of March 5, according to him, there would be a float of students from second- cycle schools in Accra, followed by choral music, poetry recitals and sketches by the students.
A re-enactment of Ghana’s independence struggle by actors from the two countries will then be staged on the evening of March 5 at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.
Collaboration between the Ghanaian and Nigerian movie industries go quite some way back. Several films have been made as a result of the co-operation of actors from both sides frequently criss-crossing borders to work in a variety of productions.
Other programmes lined up for the visit of the Nigerian actors, according to the GAG president, included a football match between the two sides at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on March 6.
There will also be a dinner and an awards event at the Banquet Hall in Accra on March 8. The Nigerian delegation will leave on Sunday, March 9.
A delegation of Ghanaian actors is expected to pay a reciprocal visit to Nigeria in May.
Source: Daily Graphic