CHRIS-VINCENT Writes: Where Are the Freaking NPP Celebrities? | John Dumelo & the Few NDC Celebs Are Impressively Leading the Political Conversation

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Inspired by a comment a GhanaCelebrities.Com reader left today, I’ve decided to also ask; where are the freaking NPP celebrity machines?
For the past few weeks, John Dumelo has single-handedly been defining the conversation—making headlines on the back of his insane political rhetorics. And irrespective of what you think of his campaign or messages, he’s out there in our faces, people are listening to him and the blogs as well as main stream media are paying attention.
That’s what a political campaign is all about: we can disagree with his messages but we cannot deny the fact that he’s defining the conversation and people are listening to his messages, even if we deem them as superlative hogwash.
Today, Donald Trump has taken over the lead once again in America, pushing Hillary Clinton back to his tail—though many believe Trump is full of trash and his campaign has just been full of noise and nonsense.
“Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%,” CNN reported.
The Ghanaian political landscape is occupied by far moronic lunatics compared to those Trump appeals to, dangerously fragile minds and a large percentage of our electorates are illiterates—who can easily be persuaded by every nonsense, especially if backed by a celebrity power.
It’s 4 months to the general elections and the NPP seems to be still sleeping comfortably in a small pool of political elitism. Apart from their social media insults, a hallmark of desperation and intolerance and the trashing of those leading the conversation on the ticket of the NDC, the supporters of NPP who claim to be enlightened are literally not doing anything for their party and yet expect a “smooth win.”
Mzbel was all over the blogsphere yesterday, clothed in insults for coming out strongly for John Mahama.
At least she has boldly made a statement and if she is able to score even a single vote for her cause, she has achieved something.
Where are the NPP celebrities and what are they waiting for? Silence does not win elections, not even in heaven—vigorous and loud campaign is the driving and defining force.
There’s a hovering misconception in Ghana that an entertainer or celebrity cannot delve deep into politics since the divisiveness of politics would somewhat lead to a career fall. That’s deeply absurd, because celebrities do not have any sort of divine immunity that shields them from the economic and social impacts of bad governments. They are equally affected and their businesses or respective industries suffer just as every other person.
GhanaCelebrities.Com reported earlier today that Kumawood actress-Tracey Boakye has also joined the Mahama campaign trail, besmirching Nana Akufo Addo as broke and therefore incapable of creating any factories or jobs for those waiting on him for any sort of employment. Though Tracey does not know what she is talking about, she is confident she would make an impact with her self-finance campaign commercial for Mahama and the truth is, she’s going to win some votes.
Surely NPP has a tall list of Ghanaian Celebrities quietly supporting Nana Akufo Addo and the party behind the veil. But that’s not enough; the essence of celebrities in any political campaign is to be able to rally and persuade others, on the back of their already existing fan connections. And unfortunately, the NPP Celebrities are not doing this.
We do not need a lie detector before we can name Yvonne Nelson, Jackie Appiah, Joselyn Dumas, Adjetey Anang, Majid Michel, Lil Win, Agya Koo and the others as sharing in the political ideology of the NPP. Yet their voices are dead while their colleagues take the risk, shaping the conversation and doing all that’s cunningly possible to ensure that the party they support win the not far away elections.
If “voting is a civic sacrament’, so is campaigning for the the right ideologies and persons, at least those you honestly believe in and trust.
I’ve seen John Dumelo and the rest being lambasted for their bold postures. The truth is, they are doing what is right by campaigning for a cause they believe in while many of us remain unflinching in our dissatisfaction of what’s here and next to come.
Silence does not win elections…


Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Founding Editor
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Adukus Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: [email protected]

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  1. Deep sayings Chris, we can more or less say they’re simply hypocrites. Or better still, they want to be paid before they take any action.
    I do fear for NPP though!

  2. Chris, I get where you are coming from, the NPP celebrities if theres is anything like that will not come out for the sake of their careers, I don’t know if celebrities wins elections for governments in our part of the world, just cast your mind to Nigeria election, the number of celebrities who came out in support for Goodlock Jonathan, you may see our people as gullible but I tell you they will vote based on their leaving condition.

  3. As for this I have to agree 100%.
    Dumelo has single handedly given NDC a heavy dose of publicity in the last several weeks meanwhile the NPP communication machinery seem to be dead! NPP guys are always on TV talking big English. Most people John saw and interacted with in the upper west region this past weekend alone, do not have access to TV and those who do, don’t understand your staggering Grammer.
    NPP is laughing and insulting John, meanwhile he is way ahead of you guys. NPP, complacency can cost you the election AGAIN!Hmmm

  4. So true Charley. John is really pushing his party in our face whether we like it or not. That’s his strategy for the election. John is forcing for his party more than Mahama himself lol

  5. oh wow Chris…you said it all. I wonder why NPP Celebs are so quit. for couple of weeks now…all i hear is NDC and Donald Trump. What’s going on with democratic and NPP?? They need to get their A-Game on. I mean really want NPP to Election, but the way their campaign is going now, am afraid NDC might just win the election again. Just imaging Donald Trump president if America and Mahama…President of Ghana. That when you know the world is coming an end.

  6. The biggest hypocrite is the one who led a whole dumsor vigil and called herself Yaa Asantewaa. Now that its time to voice out her stance, she is gone mute. Tweaaaa!!!!

    1. Yvonne is now kissing dumelo’s a$$ becos she has very few friends left in the industry. She’s afraid to step on Dumelo’s toes again that’s why she’s mute. I doubt she will do much..

    2. I agree with you. When u start something, finish it! Is dumsor not back. What has she said or done, 4 months to election paa and she is rather busy chasing after dumelo who is strategically using her as a peace message tool for his own party. Yvonne is extremely gullible. I Can’t believe she hasn’t put 1 + 1 together regarding dumelo and his perfect timing of their “friendship”.

  7. These celebrities are hypocrites. Instead of they going to campaign they will sit in their houses and complain and when Mahama wins, you will come and he cheated. Even if your campaign wins one vote, that is something. I do not like John Dumelo for what some of his utterances but he is doing a good work for the NDC. The NPP will more likely lose this election because they have become election’s deadgoat.
    The people’s mind change all the time so who is talking to them is the one controlling their minds.

  8. Lol well all the actors and actress have been bought by Jm so no need for them to turn back. Their pictures are all over Facebook and is very clear they’ve been paid well. If jm wins again who loses? The entire citizens so let npp be, after all rigging of vote is Ndc main goal now and we all know. Npp has been slow since 1992 and still is. Their level of education don’t play too much role on politics. They should pray hard because with the help of that Charlotte osei mahama will be elected again.

  9. Mahama all the way, many people don’t know that developmental eras attract hard financial times, economic recessions and depressions, please i may understand that you may not have a economics background but before you criticize, get to know the hard facts, try to get an understanding before you insult because its a sureity that hard times will always come because of policy making and our collective attitude as Ghanaians to Nation Building? My question is what are you doing for GHANA? instaed of the baseless noise critics and naive people make on Social media. ONE ghana fostered together in the Zest to achieve with selflessness and the “Asaian Mentality” is what can take GHANA to the level of a developed economy not lame political talk.

  10. J melo, keep up the good work, when the country was in crisis and under no constitutional rule, these big guns of NPP were schooling or living abroad…. while young men and soldiers of the PNDC fought to restore the economy and food security….. Today NPP has no message except big english…. they say an industry per district, in their 8 year period under Prez. Kufuor, HOW MANY INDUSTRIES DID THEY SET UP IN THE 8 YEAR PERIOD???? Prez Rawlings even did better with respect to industrilization. Today, they want to lie to us again…. we no go gre

  11. if J melo is doing something worthwhile, what is your Problem? Get a life okay…… or you can also appeal to Kenpong to lavish money on you so that you campaing for his party