Monday, March 18, 2013

Movie producer Shirley Frimpong-Manso has come under severe criticisms over reports that she will soon come out with another season of ‘Adams’ Apples’, which has already reached its tenth chapter.

What has worsened the plight of Shirley, Chief Executive of Sparrow Productions, is that she is on record to have criticized other movie producers for serializing their movies into several parts when they could have put the entire story into one.

There is even an audio recording making the rounds in which Shirley was heard clearly saying she would not extend the ‘Adams’ Apples’ series because she had set certain principles for herself.

Reports that the Sparrow Chief Executive is about to go against the said principles is what has earned her some public bashing, spearheaded by Kwesi Agoagye, host of Peace FM’s Entertainment Review.

“When Danfo B.A. was producing ‘Kyeiwaa’ part one to like part 20, everyone was criticizing the producer and accusing him of collapsing the movie industry. Now we are here, someone is doing the same thing. If no one will talk about it, me I will talk,” Kwesi Aboagye mentioned on his show last Saturday.

The Ghanaian film director, writer, and producer was captured on tape some time in 2012 telling Socrates Sarfo -another movie producer-  that she was never going to extend the Adams’ Apples’ series beyond chapter five  because there were certain standards she had set that she was not ready to go against.

“I’m also sitting here and saying that I will never do it. When it gets to that extent, I will stop because there are some standards that I have set and I will never go below it,” Shirley was captured on tape telling controversial movie producer Socrates Sarfo, who is best remembered for shaving the pubic hair of an actress.

Kwesi Aboagye expressed surprise that nobody in the industry was talking about Shirley’s production like they criticized Danfo B.A. over the ‘Kyeiwaa’ movies
“I am not saying no one should buy the movie but my worry is the hypocrisy people have attached to the whole thing.

Why was Danfo B.A criticized and no one is talking about ‘Adams’ Apples?” Aboagye wondered.
Socrates Sarfo was credited as an industry prophet on the show for predicting correctly where Sparrow Productions was heading with its ‘Adams’ Apples’ movie.

Meanwhile, Shirley explained at the premiere of the second season of the ‘Adams’ Apples’ installment on Valentine’s Day that a new season of the movie would continue as a television series on DStv and some local TV stations as well.

The movie still has cast like Joselyn Dumas, Naa Ashorkor, John Dumelo, Anima Misa and Adjetey Annang among others.

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