Captain Smart calls on gov’t to ban India, Spanish ‘Twi’ series; says it is creating unemployment
Captain Smart, the host of Onua Maakye has deplored the inundation of India and Spanish series on the Ghanaian media space.
He says the development has created unemployment in the country and has therefore called on the President not to treat it lightly.
According to him, the movie industry has fallen flat due to the switch to the ‘twinovelas’ and rendered actors in the industry redundant, calling on the government to ban it outrightly.
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Speaking about the Ghanaian cultural heritage with focus on how to communicate with dressing as part of Media General and Onua TV’s celebration of Ghana Month, Mr. Smart was livid how foreign content has flooded the local media screens gradually obliterating the very heritage supposed to be imparted unto the younger generation through movies.
“Would you go to America and see CNN showing Agya Koo’s movie? But today, even GBC has joined the foreign telenovelas crusade and they are also showing foreign operas with Twi dubbing,” he said in Twi Friday, March 3, 2023.
“Today those in the Ghanaian movie industry don’t have anything to do that’s why Kwaku Manu had to take solace in ‘Ɔdɔ Fever’. How could you have allowed Agya Koo, Mercy Asiedu, Lil Win, Emelia Brobbey and others to be there and be showing these things on our screens? Mr. President, with all humility, please ban it (India and Spanish series in Twi),” he said.