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Ghana’s over reliance on foreign content has caused havoc in the creative industry – Rex Omar



Ghanaian highlife musician, Rex Omar has expressed his concern about the consumption of foreign entertainment content in Ghana.

In a recent interview on Property FM, the veteran musician argued that a country’s over-reliance on foreign content tells the lack of confidence in its own creative capabilities.

Rex Omar believes this lowers the profile of Ghanaian actors, writers, and producers and constricts the possibilities for local storytelling and the cultivation of indigenous talent.


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“Right now look at our media landscape, all the soap operas we’re showing on TV are foreign which they’ve used our local languages to interpret. This thing is causing the nation a lot of havoc and who is talking about that but Ghana is like a country without governance so everyone does what they want.

He continued; “Because there is nowhere in any civilised country like you go to India and they are showing Ghanaian soap opera on TV but they’re using India language to do interpretation. Or maybe you go to Britain and they’ll be showing Ghanaian soap opera on their popular TV station with their language, it doesn’t happen and it’s only Ghana,” he said.

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