Becoming a star or celebrity in Ghana isn’t quite difficult, is it? Get a camera, create an Instagram account or facebook account and troll people. It looks as if some of the stars/celebrities that we have in Ghana were made out of controversies and that has become questionable by many industry players.
Speaking on why everyone wants to be a celebrity and how people with celebrity status made it to that level on Adom FM yesterday was an interesting topic.
Artiste manager of highlife musician, Kumi Guitar, Nana Poku Ashis has poured his heart out on how some people with celebrity status made it to that level with foolishness.
According to Nana Poku Ashis, people use foolishness to become stars with the help of social media and that seems to be a worry and is depreciating the ‘celebrity status’.
“You have people like Akuapim Polo (Rosemond Brown) coming into the movie industry who were picking people on social media and are now called celebrities. What has she done to earn that celeb status? Rashida Black beauty was given an award for foolishness and she is now a star. So why won’t anyone go on that tangent to become a star? People use foolishness to become stars”, he said.
Citing an example like Rashida Black Beauty who became a celebrity with the help of social media specifically insulting her boyfriend Kushman in a video that went viral on facebook and other social media platforms. She also became popular after her nude nwansina video leaked online
Nana Poku Ashis also added that due to this the country’s industry has suffered because real talents can’t be identified.
He blamed unemployment and people’s thirst for fame as the reason why we haven’t been able to groom talents in this country.
What is your take on this one?