Idris Elba encourages Ghana government to invest in creative arts education

American Actor Idris Elba has revealed that, he is encouraging the government of Ghana to consider investment in education in Creative Arts.

As part of his trip to Ghana, Idris in an interview with Opimsoɔ FM in Kumasi, said it is imperative that people who seek places in the creative industry get educated.

“Part of the plan that we have, which is building a studio, is policy. Policy comes from government and it makes sure people can find a way to industrialise filmmaking,” the Actor with Ghanaian background said.

He further revealed that, from the studio, education in creative arts and its related activities should be taken seriously.

“Education is key. Young people get educated. It is important that if you want to be an actor, a storyteller, if you want to be a cameraman, you have to go to school. School is a good entry point,” he added.

“So what we are hoping to do apart from our film initiative is to boost the education process,” he added.

Idris Elba explained that they would also find a way that when they are bringing the film studios to Africa, they get an education component.

“We are encouraging the government of Ghana to really push education in creative arts,” he noted.

On Friday, February 3, 2023, the actor announced he was going to build a film studio in Ghana when he paid a courtesy call on the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.


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