Ban all telenovelas in Ghana – Kofi Adjorlolo

Renowned Ghanaian actor, Kofi Adjorlolo has

called for the ban of telenovelas from airing on

our local television stations. According to the

veteran actor, these soap operas are dwindling

the Ghanaian movie industry.

Speaking to Bra Chef on Radio Univers, he

advised Ghanaians to take a cue from Nigerians

who ones banned these limited-run serial dramas

which made it rare to watch such series in the


He noted that "the telenovelas are 'killing' the

industry so they should stop all these Mexican

things they have been showing; I will say this

over and over again. They should rather

concentrate on what we are doing here. You

know in Nigeria you can't show Mexican series,

at a time it was banned – it's rare."

He stressed that "if I, Kofi Adjorlolo had my own

way as the president of the private TV stations

association or whatever they call it, I will ban it.

I will make sure my executives agree to it and

we concentrate on how to produce more

Ghanaian movies and series. If possible the TV

stations should bring money to produce such

kind of series."

The award-winning actor stated 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. He added that, TV stations pay higher

amount of money to movie producers who

submit these soap operas to them than those

who present local movies.

"The television stations have made things

difficult for us. I don't even think that they

themselves they realize it. They know that they

want to entertain their viewers by showing them

these films."

"…Even the TV stations prefer to pay the people

who bring the Mexican soaps more than what

they will give to the Ghanaian movie producer."

Kofi Adjorlolo who was recently honoured as a

Nollywood legend disclosed that Ghanaian

movies have received international recognition

because of the improvement in its content so TV

stations "should try as much as possible to

discourage the taste of the consumer for such

soap operas to inculcate the habit of patronizing

local movies."

[Zionfelix .com]

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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