Actress and singer Yaa Jackson has been shocking the Ghanaian public with her dressing, lyrics and interviews in recent times as she tries her hardest to make an impact in the showbiz industry.
For a girl as young as her to have already picked up the ashawobrity lifestyle is incredible, and Ghanaians have been wondering how her parents feel about the kind of lifestyle she has been living.
Yaa Jackson’s father, Kumawood producer Jackson Bentum, has spoken out about his daughter’s lifestyle. In an interview with Peace Fm, he basically said Yaa can do whatever she likes because it’s just showbiz and she’s simply searching for attention.
“I support her and whatever she says in interviews. I support it because it is business. If she had chosen to be a pastor and she was saying what she says, then I’ll be angry, but as it is, this is how entertainment is supposed to be and she is doing just that. After all, she is not a gospel artiste. In this industry, if she decides to stay calm, maybe no one will mind her,” he said.
According to him, the way the industry is set up it’s those who do outrageous things who get noticed, kind of like how Akuapem Poloo says it’s her fooling which has made her popular. Jackson says he’s ok with everything so long as his daughter is doing it for showbiz.
“We already know how the entertainment industry is. There was one producer who went to premiere his movie somewhere but he did not get the media attention, so, he decided to steal from a shop nearby. What he stole was not even up to $5. He was arrested and when quizzed, he confessed that he did not get the attention he needed for his movie premier but news of the theft has given him the media attention he needs to premier his movie. So, sometimes in the entertainment industry, you have to be creative to get attention for people to be aware of you.
“She’s being instructed to do so, and she has to do it so we have to understand her. It’s all part of the entertainment, so, I don’t have any problem with it.” he added.