A veteran Liberian journalist, Philip N. Wesseh has asked Liberia’s foremost international movie star, Gregory Artus Frank to help strengthen the Liberian Movie Industry otherwise known as Lollyhood. Welcoming Mr. Artus and entourage at the offices of The INQUIRER over the weekend, Mr. Wesseh, Managing Editor of The INQUIRER said Frank is one of the Liberians who continue to promote his country abroad through his talented movie pursuit with dynamism.
PNW as he is affectionately called said because of Mr. Artus’s determination he was able to succeed in becoming one of the movie stars in the world. “We know that it was very difficult when you left Liberia, but you were determined to achieve your dream and that’s just what you did,” Mr. Wesseh said.
Among other things, PNW described Artus as a symbol for Liberia in other countries and called on him to help improve the Liberian movie industry.
Responding, Frank Artus said in order to improve the movie industry in Liberia, government and others must help provide sponsorship. He said for the movie industry to be on par with that of other nations including Nigeria and Ghana government must get involved by providing sponsorship and that companies must also help sponsor the industry.
“We must start appreciating our movie industry; if we start appreciating the industry, people will want to invest in it. That is why we want the NGOs to also come in by providing sponsorship as well,” he intimated.” He added that there are lots of companies in the country that could provide sponsorship.
Artus said if the Liberian Government and some of the companies begin to provide sponsorship, the industry will rapidly improve and Liberia will be a competitor to other nations that have been in the business for a protracted period.
Frank Artus who have just been named UN Women Ambassador visited the offices of The INQUIRER over the weekend. He was accompanied by the President of the Liberia Movies Union, Madam Martha E. Akorsah and others.
As Artus walked through the doors of The INQUIRER, hundreds of his admirers and other Liberians mostly marketers who heard of his presence at the Inquirer, gathered on Benson and Gurley Streets to catch a glimpse of their star.
Frank Artus, the Liberian Movie Actor and winner of Face of Africa Award based in Ghana and Nigeria has become an internationally acclaimed movie star who has received many awards for his contributions to the African firm industry and humanitarian work; Morrison O.G. Sayon writes.