The practice of doing Twi voice-overs for telenovelas has been named as one of the problems of the Ghanaian film industry.
The latest person to lambaste the producers of such works is former Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye.
He has admonished filmmakers in Ghana to produce original movies that tell the Ghanaian story than dub foreign telenovelas into Twi or any other Ghanaian language.
He said this at the inaugural memorial lecture of Okyenhene Ba Dr. Jones Akwasi Amoako Atta Ofori-Atta at the University of Ghana.
According to him, such practice cannot happen in the countries of origin of these movies and telenovelas.
“I cannot help adding one matter. I beg our actors and scriptwriters to come out with Ghanaian films. I get sick anytime I hear Twi words or Ga words pushed through some European or Asian lips. The practice should be stopped if we should develop as a people.
“These are the things that unmake a nation [sic]. It can never happen in Malaysia. It can never happen in India. It can never happen in any of the Asian tiger countries,” Professor Mike Ocquaye stated.