Movie Producer cum Actor, Samuel Kwabena Darko widely known as Samdakus says consistent airing of Kumkum Bhagya and other soap operas on our television station is obstructing the growth of the local movie front.
He slammed television stations in Ghana for promoting foreign content than the local ones.
The Chief Executive Officer of KAFF Awards hinted that, the invasion of telenovelas on our local screens is killing the growth of the film industry.
Speaking in an interview with Fiifi Okran on Nhyira fm Entertainment Power, Samdakus stated that, the degrading and damaging aspect is that, whilst these Telenovelas steadily portray foreign cultures to the effect of our indigenous culture with scenes and acts is unwholesome, it is so harmful to the youth and future generation leaders of our country.
According to him,’’ the Ghanaian consumer of Television programmes of this sort is never to be left out when whipping out the pains.
He said, we all are also to be blamed in one way or the other for this cancerous beast which is gradually eating us up.
The Kumawood awards CEO told Entertainment Power that, television stations that show these series with the aim of entertaining their viewers are making things difficult for actors and movie producers in the country.
‘’ I think the government must put some strict measures in place to help curb this canker, I will suggest that the television stations will be given the directive to air 30% of the foreign materials and 70% of the local movies’’.
Samdakus called on the state institutions to place some restrictions to the airing of these foreign movies on our local television stations for the film industry to have a brighter future.
He said in pulling down this canker, industry players and stakeholders must all put their hands on deck including both the government and it agencies in finding effective means, measures, and strategies in curbing this curable disease