With most Ghanaians being Christians and one of the most central tenets of the religion being giving unto others who do not have, most celebrities make it a point to engage in some sort of philanthropy throughout their career.
However, another tenet of Christianity is that good deeds should not be trumpeted and broadcast to the world since you then get your reward from men and not from your heavenly father.
That has sparked a sort of debate in the celebrity world after actress Leila Djansi slammed celebrities who carry out charitable work and brag about it on social media.
According to the filmmaker, posting about being a philanthropist on your public profiles simply means you enjoy receiving accolades and promoting your career rather than doing any actual good.
“If you have to acknowledge yourself as “Philanthropist on your social media profile, then you’re most probably not showing kindness. You’re exploiting the suffering of others for your personal gain”. Djansi posted.
However, gospel musician Diana Hamilton has also spoken about the issue and believes there’s nothing wrong with celebrities publicizing their good works.
According to her, many celebrities have donors who contribute towards their works of charity and therefore it’s prudent to carry out charity with cameras in place to capture everything and prove they really did what they’re supposed to.
So where do you stand on this issue? Charity with cameras or not? Let us know.