As if the success of Nigeria was not enough, the team of 76 led by the steady charismatic figure of Ramsey Nouah proved that what is good for the goose is also very good for the Ghana.
In a face to face interaction with 76 fans, fellow celebrities and all the top media houses in Accra, the team sold tickets, took selfies, did snapchat and interacted with fans back to back for three whole days. YFM and City TV were on hand to receive the team on arrival at Accra International airport.
76 is now set to be the most successful box office movies from Nollywood that is not a comedy. It has already broken records from rights acquisitions made internationally and in Africa, but this is the icing on the cake as Nigerians and Ghanaians are not known for a non comedy culture, especially in lean times. Adum TV, Joy News, Hit FM, UTV, GH One & Peace FM were just a few media houses that hosted them.
“Nollywood has reached No. 3 in the world with or without government help. We don’t need to wait for government to do our bit. Let government see us walk and then maybe they can help us run. In Nigeria the last Govt eventually recognized our value. I also feel confident this one will also do the same. We are an asset,” Ramsey Nouah said. “Give them time.”
Tonye T.J.T Princewill, one of the Executive Producers of 76 expressed pride in the trip and the reception from the Ghanaian public. “I always knew Ramsey was big, had no idea he was THIS big! The reception has been an eye opener. We will continue our African tour but first we have to return home to visit the Army, educational institutions and important stakeholders. 76 isn’t good entertainment alone, it’s essential education. We will soon be announcing a drop in ticket prices so as to allow even more students, army officers and pensioners to see it. 76 is still in all the Silverbird cinemas.”
Many actors and celebrities came out to support 76 including Mahjid Michel, Jackie Appiah, Jocelyn Dumas, John Dumelo, Beverly Afaglo and the Choirmaster himself. Dele Momodu also lent his support while members of the new government also made out the time from their busy schedules just to attend and see the Izu Ojukwu masterpiece.
76 is set to be one of the highest grossing Nollywood films of all time when the sales from both cinema and other platforms are combined. Proving that the business of show business is not only recession proof, it is also a foreign exchange earner when put into the right hands.