1 February 2007

Ghana: Porn Acting - New Venture For Ghanaian Youth?

Accra — ADM The number of Ghanaian youngsters going into porn movies has been rising for some time now. People are generally aware, but choose to turn the proverbial blind eye and deaf ear to it. A few years ago, a number of pornographic pictures posted on the web were traced to Swedru in Ghana's Central Region.

There was much public consternation when the state-owned Mirror exposed some of the pictures on its front page. There have since then been established various websites that show Ghanaian porn movies. Last week, a number of Ghanaians received text messages on their mobile phones to checkout a particular website. The curious of them who visited the site were confronted by lurid sex pictures involving black youths said to be Ghanaians.

In researching the site, ADM came in contact with a number of other sites that "specialize" in Ghanaian porn movies. The names are withheld. Logging on to these websites it is quite obvious who the actors are. They speak a number of Ghanaian languages with clarity and proficiency and mannerisms that are also "typical of Ghanaians".

The actors average between 16 and 25.

Though the setting of the movies is not known, the various websites indicated that the movies are shot in Los Angeles and New York.

The porn movies are usually in "Akan drama" form and try to depict what the producers regard as Ghanaian culture.

On one of the movies, one of the actress who welcomed an electrician into her room said "me pe se mekyere wo se Ghana maa so yenim ye" translated into "I want to show you that Ghanaian women also know how to do it"

On one of the websites, where the producers are still recruiting actors, the producer says before they recruit you, "you must go for a check up on your HIV/AIDS status You must also show how good you are in bed". This website (name withheld), is being operated 24 hours with an immediate response to any enquiry made.

Unsubstantiated information gathered by the ADM indicates that some of the actress and actors are from the various tertiary institutions in the country.

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