Kumawood stars & producers hit streets over telenovelas

About five hundred members and executives of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) are today embarking on a demonstration over the telecast of telenovelas on the various Television Stations in the country.
According to the group, the penchant showing of telenovelas by TV owners is killing the local industry.
They argue that the history of the country is subtly fading out due to the telenovelas like ‘Kumkumbhagya’, Amaya, Veera etc translated into local language (Twi) which have taken over the Ghanaian screens.
The demonstrators who include Kumawood stars dubbed ‘yamamere eyera, y3gye yadier’ are moving around some principal streets in the Kumasi metropolis.
Ultimate News Fremah Boakye reports that they actors and actresses will later present a petition to the Asantehene Otumfou Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia palace.
The petition is for the Asante King to plead with the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to ensure that the broadcasting and film bill is passed into an Act, to minimise the broadcast of telenovelas on national televisions.
Some of the notable faces spotted clad in red dresses include: Akrobeto, Wayoose, Nana Ama Mcbrown, Vivian Jill, James Aboagye, Lil Win (Kwadwo Nkansah), Isaiah Kofi Appiah and others.
James Aboagye, one of the producers speaking to Kwame Adinkra on Abusua FM’s Abusua Nkommo said concerns raised to solve the menace have proved futile.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline/106.9FM