Veteran Ghanaian highlife musician, Obiba Sly Collins was last week honoured by the Film Directors Guild of Ghana at the ‘Ghana 60 Years On Film Summit 2018’ held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) for his immense contribution to the movie industry in Ghana.
The musician, who is also an actor who has starred in a couple of films in Ghana and Nigeria such as Zack Orji’s ‘Tenterhooks’, ‘Small World’, ‘Hour Before Midnight’ (Venus Films) and ‘Called By Fire’ (Charles Okafor) was honoured with a citation that read, “Special recognition award to Obiba Sly Collins for your special contribution to the progress and sustainable development of the Ghana film industry.”
This edition of the awards scheme instituted to honour legends of the industry for their contributions which has led to its sustainability from 2000-2010, attracted personalities from the creative arts industry, politicians, among others.
It was organised by the Film Directors Guild of Ghana, in collaboration with Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), Ghana Actors Guild (GAG), Ghana Film Crew Association (GHAFCA), Film Distributors Association of Ghana (FIDAG) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture.
The musician and actor has been credited with initiating Ghana/Nigeria film collaboration.