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At last, Lilwin reveals why he decided to have Ramsey Nouah play the lead role in his new film.

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Lilwin, a Ghanaian director and filmmaker, recently discussed the difficulties encountered during the production of his most recent picture, “A Country Called Ghana.”

The project’s original goal was to have an all-Ghanaian cast. Lilwin clarified that in order to increase its appeal internationally, particularly for streaming services like Netflix, they subsequently decided to add a few Nigerian performers.

It was suggested that two Nigerian actors, Victor Osuagwu and Charles Anwurum, better known as “Awilo Sharp Sharp,” be included.

Lilwin explained in an interview with Hitz FM that Ramsey Nouah was brought on as the main actor after the original cast backed out just ten days before filming was scheduled to start.

Initially, they had chosen a “light-skinned Ghanaian actor who is a superstar” for the role and had even negotiated terms and prepared costumes based on his measurements.

“We had extensive discussions and even agreed on a fee,” Lilwin stated. “But when he learned that some Nigerians were joining the project, he decided to cancel, citing payment concerns despite our negotiations and budget considerations.”

The Ghanaian actor persisted in imposing limitations, such as limiting the number of shooting days and refusing to work on weekends, despite several discussions.

This prompted Lilwin to call off the agreement and look for a substitute, which resulted to Ramsey Nouah being cast.

Before Ramsey traveled to Ghana to work on the movie, agreements were made and half of the payment was received. The process of getting Ramsey on board was reported as going well.

When asked which Ghanaian actor was giving him trouble, Lilwin said he would reveal this information following the film’s debut.

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