The General overseer of Perez Chapel, Bishop Charles Agyinsare has expressed his worry about how Ghanaians are slowly loosing their culture to the fantasies of telenovelas.
In a sermon on Sunday, May 30, 2021, on the theme “The Anointing for Impact” the man of God stated that, there are seven pillars which we can use the anointing of God to solve problems through and they are the government, economy, education, family, religion, arts, entertainment, sports and the media.
According to Bishop Agyinasare, our movie industry has gradually backslided from our pure cultural values and beliefs.
He furthered that most movie producers these days focus on comedy and romance all because they care about making money than telling the Ghanaian story through their movies.
“we are losing our identity to telenovelas because as a people, movies tell how we behave. If you watch American movies, most of them show you how the people live in America. Drugs, shooting, killing, etc. If you watch our movies, apart from the comedy, which makes us laugh, most of the movies don’t tell our story”. He told the congregation.
He recounted an action movie he watched in the late 90s titled ‘The Tiger of Nwamba’ starring David Dontoh to encourage movie makers to up their game.
He said it was about time we get movies that will tell the story of the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Yaa Asantewaa, the Bond of 1844, and how our people resisted foreign power.To him, the only thing we know how to show in our movies is “robots dancing azonto”.