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Van Vicker Buries The Hatchet With Abdul Salam

Posted: May 30, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Just like the Nigerian movie industry, the Ghanaian movie industry is also riddled with cliques which practitioners are loyal to and sometimes they refuse to work with other cliques. This has led to bad blood between actors and producers. Popular actor cum director Van Vicker has just reunited with popular film producer and CEO of Venus Films, Abdul Salam Mumuni, whom he fell out with eight years ago.

Van says one of the best ways of flashing out challenges confronting Ghana’s movie industry was for stakeholders, especially actors and producers, to be united. According to Van, who was speaking out of experience, says without unity the industry stood the chance of losing a lot and also facing unnecessary limitations that wouldn’t help anybody.

“I mean, what’s the point in sidelining actors or actors sidelining or refusing to work with certain producers. It doesn’t make us united. It doesn’t build an industry,” Vicker said while posting a picture of himself and Mumuni hugging online. Van Vicker and Salam had issues with each other after they worked on the 2008 hit movie, Princess Tyra.

Salam had publicly stated that no artiste was big enough to sell his movies and that Vicker had ‘grown wings’, as a result of which he couldn’t work with him. Vicker also insinuated that Salam was not professional in dealing with artistes. But after eight years, they have buried the hatchet and Vicker is currently filming for Salam’s upcoming movie titled Stalemate.