Kumawood is a privately owned movie and awards industry[1] that is based in Kumasi, Ghana.[2][3] It was founded by Samuel Kwabena Darko, a Ghanaian businessman and entrepreneur.[4]

HeadquartersKumasi, Ghana

Kumawood was incorporated as a Limited liability company in 2006; soon after, a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognizable film industry in the Ghana.[citation needed]

The industry has been lucrative because of their consistency in producing and providing good quality content in Ghanaian movie space.[5] The language mostly spoken is Akan, subtitle translations are available.[6][7][8][9]

Kumawood owns a television platform, Kumawood TV, which airs on Multi TV and also a Kumawood app which has more than 100,000 installs.[10]


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  2. ^ Orlando, Valérie (15 April 2017). New African Cinema. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813579580. Retrieved 18 February 2019 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Video experience headlines". BBC News. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ "I am very much disappointed in Adom TV - Kumawood CEO".
  5. ^ "Abstract" (PDF). www.ijrhss.org. 2017.
  6. ^ "kumawood - Ghana Film Industry". Ghana Film Industry. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  7. ^ "Kumawood Actors". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  8. ^ TalentsGh TV (2018-08-31), Kwaku Manu Talk About Kumawood Ghallywood Differences, retrieved 2018-11-15
  9. ^ AfricaNews (8 June 2017). "Kumawood, the thriving movie industry in Ghana". Africanews. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Kumawood - Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. Retrieved 2019-08-06.