Renowned Ghanaian journalist and opinionist, Afia Pokuaa has reacted to the decision by DC Comics to make the main character a bisexual and the fear by Ghanaians over what their kids will be forced to watch in the near future.
The DC Comics announced that the new Earth’s Superman, Jon Kent who is also the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane is bisexual.
This move garnered massive reactions by Ghanaians in the wake of the LGBTQI+ bill which has since become a topic of interest for most countries.
While many are worried about the new Dc comic which most of us grew up watching and reading in books, Afia Pokuaa has raised a concern about why the Ghanaian media is now filled with foreign content.
According to her, the neglect of our folklores like the Kwaku Ananse stories and Kyekyekules is also one of the factors why our media house have now been polluted with foreign content.
She, however, called on the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Culture to pay NAFTI students to recreate our Kwaku Ananse stories into cartoons and other content to attract the current sophisticated audience.
In a post on her official Facebook page, Afia Pokuaa wrote;
“When you ABANDON your FOLKLORE (Kwaku Ananse stories and the others) this is what happens. OTHERS WILL POLLUTE YOUR CITIZENS😳
Why is CHINA, UAE(Dubai), or Korea not worried about this?
Why is the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Culture not paying NAFTI students to recreate our Kwaku Ananse stories into cartoons and other content to attract the current sophisticated audience?
What happened to ‘By The Fire Side’ and Kyekyekule?
How many churches invest THEIR ‘COLLECTION’ MONEY in creative entertainment content for the children in their church?
Why do companies prefer to advertise in TELENOVELAS instead of advertising in KUMAWOOD or GHALLYWOOD?
Because we watch that more than our local content.
As a people, we have branded our own as “nkurasisem”.
We even brand our LANGUAGE and those who speak it as VILLAGERS.
We will WEEP more than this until we make PRAGMATIC POLICIES FOR THE FUTURE GENERATION instead of seeking populist short-term satisfaction that does not deal with the actual issue🤔
Hon Mark Okraku Mantey, please take this up with the government.”