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Ghanaian women in dance reality show challenge stereotypes about obesity

By Akosua Keseboa Darkwah, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Ghana
Rashida Resario, Lecturer, Theatre Arts, University of Ghana
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Since the debut of Big Brother Africa in South Africa in 2003, reality television shows have become a common feature on television stations across the continent. They have helped the development of a host of television stations in the wake of the democratisation of the airwaves in the 1990s. This paved the way for private individuals or entrepreneurs to own television stations, creating an environment of competition for viewership.

The phenomenon of reality television has not been without criticism.
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