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

Rex Omar, a Ghanaian highlife musician, has expressed concern about the country’s consumption of foreign entertainment content.


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


According to Rex Omar, this reduces the visibility of Ghanaian actors, writers, and producers while also limiting opportunities for local storytelling and the development of indigenous talent.

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“Look at our media landscape right now; all of the soap operas we are seeing on TV are foreign, and they have interpreted them in our local languages.” 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.


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


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