Veteran musician Rex Omar has criticized the Ghanaian media landscape for its heavy reliance on foreign soap operas with Twi interpretation.
In an interview with Amansan Krakye on Property FM in Cape Coast, Rex Omar expressed his dissatisfaction with the prevalent airing of foreign soap operas that are translated into local languages.
He argued that this practice is causing significant damage to the country. Rex Omar further lamented the lack of governance and collective action to address this issue, stating that Ghana seems to lack strong leadership.
He highlighted the contrast of this situation in other civilized countries, citing examples such as India and Britain, where Ghanaian soap operas are not aired with interpretations in local languages. Instead, the foreign countries prioritize their own language for television programming.
Rex Omar concluded by emphasizing that this phenomenon appears to be unique to Ghana, and it is high time the media landscape in the country rethinks its dependence on foreign content.