Recent reports have it that, that Harry Belafonte has slammed Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay-Z for their alleged inadequate contribution to social initiatives. Like Seriously?
It got me thinking though…Social responsibilities are that big deal in the west but in our part of the world some celebrities do not see the need to lift a hand or foot to help people in their communities, the same society or people that nurtured and made them the champions and celebrities they are.
Shakira, one of the world’s most adored celebrity asserted at the BBC 80th Anniversary that celebrities have philanthropic moral duties. She went on to say that artistes and all public figures who find themselves in front of the cameras must use their position to improve the world.
But what do we find these days in Ghana, a bunch of opportunists who think they can use the industry to become millionaires or turn their lives’ around in a day. Thank God, it is not all Ghanaian celebrities who think this way. As much as some think that they can use the industry to better themselves, there are others who keep doing their utmost best to improve their communities. But is it adequate?
Now, I will love to mention some names of celebrities contributing their quota to our community but I don’t want anyone to feel left out.
What I will love to leave though is a little food for thought for our Ghanaian celebrities, public figures and companies alike. “Getting what you pay for is not only about how you invest your money, but also how you invest your time, your energy, your voice…and how much you invest in what you consider your community and your culture”.
Once again I am asking GhanaCelebrities.Com readers and our celebrity readers out to share their thoughts on this topic, do you think Ghanaian celebrities are ADEQUATELY contributed to social initiatives.
To the celebrity, you ask yourself if you have improved your community in any way. And remember the word is ADEQUATELY…