A video featuring a Ghanaian woman expressing frustration about being the sole person who paid to watch Toyin Abraham’s latest movie “Malaika” at a cinema in Ghana sheds light on the prevailing challenges and anxieties related to movie piracy.
This incident initiates conversations regarding the detrimental effects of piracy on the entertainment sector and underscores the urgency for implementing measures to safeguard filmmakers’ rights.
The lady disclosed that despite arriving at the cinema with friends, they unanimously opted to view Funke Akindele’s “A Tribe of Judah” instead of “Malaika.”
In recent weeks, social media has been inundated with reviews of Funke Akindele’s “A Tribe Called Judah” and Toyin Abraham’s “Malaika,” sparking widespread discussions.
A circulating online video, shared by a Ghanaian woman, offers a bleak comparison of the performance of one movie against the other.
The lady recounts attending the cinema with friends, opting to watch “Malaika” as she had already seen Funke Akindele’s latest movie. However, upon entering the movie theatre, she was left utterly surprised by what unfolded.
Ghanaian lady laments as she watches Toyin Abraham’s Malaika alone
In a clip, the lady shared images of her being the only one in the theatre who paid to watch Malaika.
She noted that everyone at the cinemas with her had chosen to watch A Tribe Called Judah.
After showing images of the empty seats in the hall, she also gave her thoughts about the movie while begging Ghanaians to watch Toyin Abraham’s new film
Watch the lady’s video below:
See how netizens reacted to the clip
Here are some of the reactions that trailed the viral clip:
@hennie_t: “Last year I was hyping Ijakumo here & there … Went to see the movie regardless of how expensive it was, cos it was toyin abraham This year i go watch A Tribe Called Judah jeje, she don kuku tell us say people whey dey watch her movie na grassroot people… Why i go waste my hard earned money to go watch her movie when grass root people mount.”
@mrs_mahia: “Atleast she fit don get her money back d movie sell reach 104m.. make she hold body.. Even if it enters Netflix I stil won’t watch.. ijakumo gan I no fit try am.”
@abieslove: “I think the timing of these their release is a problem…Why release your movie all at the same time? Sometimes it’s good to be strategic.”
@damilolaaaaaaaaa: “Dem go join u before d movie finish, thanks for supporting Asiwaju baby Na we nigerians no wetin we dey go tru hia.”