Apparently, the Ghanaian movie industry is dead and fingers are being pointed on Ghanaian Television stations for introducing foreign contents such as telenovelas in the country.
These contents have successfully diverted and stolen the love and passion Ghanaians had for their own movies. A Ghanaian wouldn’t mind watching telenovela the whole day without even thinking about the existence of Ghanaian movies.
United Television, UTV’s female broadcaster, Adwoa Yeboah Agyei has shared her opinions on these claims. According to her, Ghanaian movie producers are to be blamed because they are not putting in much effort in movies which has resulted in people snubbing our movies for telenovelas.
“The opinion that telenovelas are killing Ghanaian movies is very wrong. Movie producers are not putting in as much as we expect from them hence people’s love for telenovelas. If the storyline is good and acting is on point who wouldn’t watch Ghanaian movies?” she asked.
She added that: “No one should blame television stations because it’s not our fault viewers love them, besides we make a lot of money from sponsors. “If the movie industry does great, why won’t TV stations get closer to the producers and work with them? The movie industry is not encouraging at the moment and we need to revive it with all seriousness,”