Over 10 years ago when I started writing on Ghanaian celebrities and the Ghanaian Entertainment Industry, I didn’t envisage that a time would come when the industry would be hijacked by a bunch of people whose only selling assets are their bodies—and the others, their offensive ignorance.
Those days, Nadia Buari was a rising actress—Yvonne Nelson had just shot Princess Tyra and probably did not have more than a dozen panties. When the few famous names of the time attended events and shown a little cleavage, it was news—and commentators would bash them for their supposed indecency.
Today, everything has changed and what was once termed indecent exposure is what’s acceptable in our everyday churches. We’ve had a clothing moral catastrophe—where our women post whatever, on Instagram, for the LIKES and the blog headlines.
Those we call celebrities today, the Efia Odos, the Moeshas, the Princess Shyngle and the others would literally strip naked, open their legs and insert bananas in there for us to watch—but for the fact that their accounts would be deleted by Instagram which continues to relax its rules on nudity.
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A time will certainly come when the above will happen and that’s not far from today.
The distinction between online prostitutes and celebrities has almost been eroded—because the folks under the latter, in our part of the world, are somewhat chasing the same customers as the former.
Beyond the ridiculous nudity which has become part of our celebrity culture lies another form of absurdity, which was lacking many years ago when I started writing. And this is, the hovering bimbo-ness, spearheaded by folks like Wendy Shay and the other one called Yaa Jackson from Kumasi.
I understand that these people are entertainers and not lawyers or scientists. But that is not a license for any of them to be smugly parading nudity and offensive ignorance.
It has become difficult writing on these people without questioning the true worth of your time.
The Ghanaian Entertainment Industry has evolved, but sadly into a festival of pillocks.