‘’Road To My Father’s Compound’’ is a poetry-film genre, and romance comedy drama in connection to a custom of Ghana, and based on a screenplay by Benedict Yeboah, premieres on February 11, 2022 at the Snap Cinema (Accra City Hall), at 6PM, 8PM and 10PM respectively. The film stars Aaron Adatsi, Bless Fortune, Edinam Adatsi and Benedict Yeboah.
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Synopsis; As proof of Ayele’s dignity as a cultured woman from the Ga tribe of Ghana, she is recklessly determined in the ninth month of her pregnancy to have her boyfriend, Dela, a man from the Ewe tribe of Ghana whom she lives with pay her bride price before she births their child as custom demands. Dela, who conversely is confused about whether or not to make Ayele his wife and has no money for the excessive items that go into the bride price for women from the Ga tribe is compelled to find a way to send her back to her father’s compound.
The youth crave for intimacy, but their unreadiness to learn from culture, lack of good upbringing, and their carnality leads them into irresponsible and unplanned relationships and as a result ends them in unfavorable and poor quality marriages.
‘ROAD TO MY FATHER’S COMPOUND’, is a story of love, poetry, art, tribalism, lifestyle, language, custom, background and beliefs. It subjects the theme ‘love and denial’ following the life of Ayele, a naive and arrogant young lady who blinded by her love for Dela, a young, fair, handsome and bearded man whom any woman can’t resist leaves her father’s house to live and build a life with, the scuffle in her distressing desire to have him pay her bride price in the ninth month of her pregnancy with their child after finding out he has no intentions to make her his wife, and how she ends up back in her father’s house.
Picturing the experiences of many young people, I exhibit the result of a relationship based on lust and caution that unchasteness before marriage, instead of loving responsibly, ruins it. I encourage the youth to love responsibly; build with their partners loving and caring relationships, be friends and confidants, always advice, balance each other out, share no doubt, an incredible and beautiful bond, and help each other grow not just for selfish reasons, be a blessing to each other, and allow the second to find strength, courage, hope and healing in the other, where the goal of every relationship is marriage.
Also, the youth who aren’t ready to be parents should avoid unprotected sex. In any case, it is necessary for teenage or unmarried parents to hold on to their values, and be proud of who they are and where they come from.