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…