‘A Country Called Ghana’ cast Ramsey Nouah for a reason other than what LilWin says.

Actor Kwadwo Nkansah, better known by his stage name LilWin, from Ghana has revealed the primary rationale behind his choice of Nollywood star Ramsey Nouah for the lead part in his film “A Country Called Ghana.”

Recall that when LilWin revealed the cast list for his film, which featured Ghana’s Paa George and Nigerian actors Ramsey Nouah, Charles Awurum, and Victor Osuagwu—better known as “Awilo Sharp Sharp”—many questioned why LilWin had chosen to cast them in the key parts.

LilWin has previously disclosed that he made his casting decision in an effort to increase the film’s popularity abroad and secure a Netflix listing.

In a recent development, LilWin disclosed that he had to cast Ramsey Nouah in place of the Ghanaian actor he had originally chosen for the starring part, during an interview on Hitz FM on May 13, 2024.

“They were all Ghanaians when I first cast them, but I also recommended some foreigners since I wanted to promote the film on Netflix. I therefore recommended Charles Awugah and Awilo Sharp Sharp.

“In the meantime, the actor selected to portray the main character, a Caucasian man, is actually from Ghana. He’s a well-known actor in Ghana,” he remarked.

He further mentioned that once the required arrangements were done and the actor found out that there were international actions involved, he requested an increase in the agreed fee.

“We had gotten everything set up, decided on a pricing, and even measured him for the outfits. We had not given Ramsey Nouah a second consideration till then.

“About 10 days before the beginning of the shooting, he called and said that the money he initially took was not favorable to him because he had heard that Nigerians were involved,” LilWin explained.

He continued by saying that LilWin was inconvenienced by the actor’s declaration that he would only be available for 10 days of the planned 21-day filming, after his agreement to the demand for a rise.

LilWin severed her relationship with the actor after much pleading and went looking for another foreign act. They eventually touched down on Ramsey Nouah.

“I concurred and recognized his sentiment. He later clarified, though, that he could only film for ten days. We had intended to shoot for 21 days in the interim.

“We begged him, but he declined. I became enraged, and we made the decision to stop pleading with him.

“I suggested that we try one more Nigerian actor, and luckily for us, within those 10 days, we were able to get Ramsey Nouah on board,” he explained.

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