Ghana’s National Film Authority (NFA) has announced a new name, Black Star Films, for the movie industry.

This follows a year of putting some selected names together for the industry.

Out of the over 400 names presented, the Brand Name Committee chaired by Professor Audrey Gadzekpo narrowed the list down to 10.

The public was then asked by the NFA to select 1 out of the 10 names.

The NFA settled on the name with the most votes.

At a ceremony to announce the new name held in Accra, the Brand Name Committee Chair said: “We took into consideration the popular votes”.

“We were faithful to the popular votes and we determined that we would only have a problem with the popular votes if the name is being used elsewhere or there are some other things that will compromise the name.”

Reacting to the new name on Instagram, however, actress Gloria Sarfo said: “What is the name of the Ghana Film Industry again?”

“Someone please wake me up, I’m still dreaming”.

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