Do you remember a time when the highlight of your day was sitting in front of the television, impatiently awaiting your favourite Ghanaian TV show to air?
Those were the golden times in our childhood that made it all worthwhile.
Growing up, the memories of those beloved shows remain carved in our hearts, triggering a sense of nostalgia that transports us back to a period when we were young and carefree.
Ghanaian television has always been a treasure trove of engrossing storytelling, unique characters, and life-changing messages.
These shows formed a vital part of our growing-up adventure, from heartfelt family dramas to amusing sitcoms and informative programs that amused while enlightened.
Join us as we take a trip down memory lane, reliving the GhanaianTV shows aired particularly on TV3 that made us laugh as kids, taught us good principles, and left indelible imprints on our memories.
These series had a lasting impact on a whole generation, from the classic theme music that lingered in our memories to the indelible catchphrases that became part of our everyday vernacular.
We hope this journey may rekindle the warmth and joy we felt during those golden days, reminding us of the power of storytelling and the magic of television.
It was a kids’ program that aired during the early 1990s and was directed and produced by George Liang (Uncle George). The show which aired on TV3 on Saturdays involved entertaining activities coupled with educational information that gave kids the chance to learn new things while having fun.
It is a well-known Akan-language television sitcom that airs on TV3 Ghana. The show centered on how landlords dealt with tenants and their interactions with one another. It debuted in 2001 and is currently in production. It has received several local television honors.
Over two decades now, this program has been one of the all time favorites of many Ghanaians. A minute miss to its start was something most people dreaded. It was a platform that was designed to entertain music fans as well as unearth talents in the music industry.
The show was one of the first music-oriented reality shows in Ghana. The first edition of Mentor was in 2006, unearthing some wonderful talents in Ghana.
Ghana’s Most Beautiful
This beauty pageantry show started in 2007 and is still running. The TV program educates Ghanaians and the global community about the various cultural values and heritage in the regions of Ghana. The program is organized by TV3 and its aim is to promote development through culture and unity.
One of Ghana’s greatest talent competitions, Tv3’s Talented Kidz offers talented kids a stage to showcase their skills. Beginning in 2010, the program gave birth to numerous gifted youngsters who captured Ghanaians’ hearts with their special skills. Awal Mohamed, Tutulapato, Nakeeyat, and Dj Switch are just a few of the incredibly brilliant talents that Tv3’s brilliant Kidz Show has helped to generate.
A comedy series from Ghana called Chorkor Trotro ran on TV3 from about 2014 until 2018. This comedic program, which is primarily in Twi and Pidgin, depicts the daily life of Ghanaians who ride in “Trotro” mini-buses. The focus is on the interactions with passengers and the hustles of a bus driver and his conductor (known in Ghana as “mate”). The series is called “Chorkor Trotro” because it takes place in the bus terminal at Chorkor, a suburb of Greater Accra in Ghana. It featured personalities like Funny Face, the Prince Yawson, amongst others.
Tom and Oscar
A cartoon series that aired in 2006 features Professor Leonard, the classic mad, bizarre and eccentric scientist. His amazing inventions often end with unpredictable results. However, thanks to these inventions, his nephew Tommy becomes a superhero intent on protecting the world from Caesar, an unscrupulous businessman.
An animated television series centred on the titular football team, based on the pan-African football-themed comic of the same name, Supa Strikas stole our hearts as young kids in Ghana. It featured the Coach, Shakes, El Matador and several others
The Telenovela, Rosalinda had Ghanaians in a chokehold from parents to kids alone. Most of us memorized their theme song and the girls were spotted wearing flowers on their ears just like the lead actress.
The series featured Fernando Jose whose voice actor was portrayed by legendary Ghanaian actor and lecturer, Brew Riverson Jr, others included Soledad, Rosalinda’s mother and Fedra, her wicked cousin.
By Esther Aryee|3Xtra.tv|Ghana