The Ghana Movie Awards (GMA) is a prestigious event that celebrates the best of Ghanaian cinema and showcases the fashion sense of the industry players.
However, the organizer of the event has been facing criticism from some actors and producers who are unhappy with the dress code he imposed for the red carpet.
Fred Nuamah, the CEO of GMA, said he introduced tuxedos and evening gowns as the mandatory attire for the red carpet in 2021, after he was inspired by the Cannes Film Festival in France, where he witnessed the elegance and glamour of the black-tie event.
However, his decision did not go down well with some people who felt it was too restrictive and did not reflect their culture or personality.
Speaking to Graphic Showbiz on Monday, May 22, the movie producer and politician said he had to turn away some guests who did not comply with the dress code, which caused him to lose some friends and allies in the industry.
He said he later added Kente as an option for the dress code, but still faced resistance from some people who wanted to wear whatever they liked.
He said he wanted to create a uniform and classy look for the red carpet, and also attract sponsors for the best dressed awards.
He assured that the GMA would take place this year, despite being postponed from December last year and March this year. He said he and his team would announce the date soon.