Nana Dakrabo I to build $350million film studio and production house in Central Region, Ghana.
A Los Angeles-born entrepreneur enstooled as Mpuntuhene (Development Chief) of Akonoma in the Asebu Kingdom of the Central Region, Nana Dakrabo I, has partnered with WEG Studios in Washington DC, musician and producer Koby Maxwell, actor Michael Blackson, and other notable people to construct a state-of-the-art film studio and production house, dubbed “Dakrabo 1 Studios” in Ghana.
Estimated to cost three hundred and fifty million dollars ($350 million), the state-of-the-art film studio will be on a 321-acre land in Ghana, making it the first of its kind in Africa.
The project, when completed will create thousands of jobs for Ghana’s entertainment industry.
Nana Dakrabo’s team is made up of leading industry executives, as well as architects, studio developers, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, and celebrities with aligned interests to make Ghana an entertainment hub in Africa.
Nana Dakrabo I feel it is time for Africans around the world to unite and invest in entertainment in Africa just like the rest of world have been enjoying.
Speaking to the media, Nana Dakrabo I explained that entertainment is his biggest passion. “I was born in Los Angeles and raised around celebrities and executives. Essentially, I was raised around Hollywood and now I will bring Hollywood to Ghana” he said.
Known in Private life as Michael B. Pratt, the entrepreneur said his vision is “to develop a Hollywood ecosystem in Ghana. Beyond the film studio, I want to see professionals in all creative industries realize their ‘Hollywood’ dreams without leaving the continent and to see a thriving entertainment industry, that attracts talent and attention from all over the world.”
Once the campus is developed, Dakrabo 1 Studios will showcase seven (7) soundstages, a 240-acre backlot, a blue-screen water tank, a recording studio, pre/post-production facilities, screening theaters, a concert hall, office space, a hotel forecast and crews, and most importantly, a film & music school.
A Film & Music School
The initiators of the Dakrabo 1 Studios will create a space for creativity to thrive and give students hands-on training, in the classroom and the studio.
Nana Dakrabo I said “Our education and technology partners are working together to create an educational experience that allows industry-leading educators from Los Angeles to teach virtually in Ghana. It’s critical that aspiring professionals are properly trained on best practices and techniques directly from the industry’s practitioners. This will allow professionals to create content at a calibre that rivals a Hollywood blockbuster.