Scene from the film Praising The Lord Plus One
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A Ghanaian filmmaker's take on how churches get rich

In his first film in three decades, Praising The Lord Plus One, renowned Ghanaian director Kwaw Ansah has set out to confront the relationship between Ghanaians and the church.

It is undisputable that religion plays an important role in the life of Africans and that belief is borne out by the explosion of churches on the continent.

In places like Ghana and Nigeria, the church is also big business and the wealth raked in by many pastors makes it difficult to keep opportunists away from the pulpits.

The BBC's Sammy Darko has been given an exclusive preview of the movie which opens this weekend in Ghana.

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  • 13 Sep 2013
  • From the section Africa