Actress, Stephanie Linus calls on government to ban Telenovelas
By Patricia Uyeh
Award-winning Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke Linus, during a recent interview, called on the governments of both Ghana and Nigeria to create policies to reduce the saturation of the local media with Telenovelas.
According to her, the amount of telenovelas viewed on local TV stations in Ghana is about the same in Nigeria.
She also added that certain laws be put in place to protect the local industry from being dominated by foreign content.
She said while being interviewed at Classfm in Ghana;
“Yes, telenovelas are in Nigeria too but I think it is more about the authorities figuring a way to protect this precious industry that people have put their sweat and blood in creating. So if they understand the value that we bring, they should be able to find laws to protect it and find how we can have synergy.”
She went ahead to urge local movie and Television producers to protect their local industry and fight for their content, by demanding that government put in the place the right laws to protect their work.
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