Conversations around foreign content invading the Ghanaianairwaves has become a major concern to many industry stakeholders. Not only is our media space being steadily taken over by foreign content, our award schemes are also gradually being taken over. This is an assertion made by Radio host and Artiste Manager Kwame OB Nartey.
Discussing the possible winner of the “African Act Of The Year” category in the 2021 virtual edition of 3music Awards,on the ‘Christian Entertainment Review’ show with host Nii Noi on ATV, OB Nartey raised concerns about Nigerians dominating the “AFRICAN ACT OF THE YEAR” category in award schemes organized in Ghana.
“Maybe henceforth let’s not encourage this category because I want to ask, how many Nigerian awards schemes appreciate our Ghanaian artiste?” he quizzed
He further explained that the number of slots given to Nigerians in that category are just too many and has to be balanced since there are so many other artistes from neighboring African countries who are also doing well musically in Ghana.
Ob Nartey went ahead to encourage industry stakeholders to call on Government to make laws to back and regulate foreign content in the country.
In Nigeria, the government has passed a law to back the regulation of foreign content both on radio and TV which has helped promote their content locally.
This year’s 3music Awards will take place live at the Grand Arena (AICC) on Saturday 27th March, 2021 at 8pm and will air on Joy Prime.