Sandra Ankobiah, a Ghanaian socialite has two diametrically opposed personalities—the unintelligent social media ‘slay queen’, and the beautiful, polished, educated lawyer.
It’s puzzling how the same person can sometimes be everything young women should aspire to be and then during another assessment of her life or social media activities, she comes off as a shocking shallow individual who’s in the same race and business with Moesha and Akwapem Poloo.
Perhaps, Sandra is a human chameleon who changes the colour of her skin based on the environment she finds herself. Thereby, sometimes acting in an obtuse manner, befitting of the company she keeps on social media and the social media landscape she dwells in.
Having known Sandra Ankobiah on a personal level even makes it more perplexing for me. How can a person be so intelligent and often without apology ditch every string of reasoning to engage in activities or throw out comments such as the one below—just to probably grab social media attention.
Yesterday, Ms Ankobiah advised women who permanently live on social media and rely solely on men to fund their lifestyles, commonly called slay queens, to start making their own money.
These slay queens “include a sizeable portion of the female celebs in Ghana – many of whom sleep with men for some coins to keep their extravagant lifestyles going.” Therefore, on the face of it, the advice seems valuable and necessary.
But then, Sandra Ankobiah swiftly descends into the thinking gutters of Moesha or Wendy Shay, adding that, she does not care about how these slay queens make their money—they should just make it and invest it.
The above is dangerous and grossly offensive. Of course, we should all care about how people make their money. This level of moral and legal attrition is the source of the unending corruption in Ghana, and the fountainhead of all the insane deeds of young women these days just so they can make money.
There is no compass, either moral or legal. Just make money and even if you have to steal it or sleep with 1,000 men a year to make that happen, I do not care—suggests the intelligent Sandra Ankobiah.
The Ghanaian social media landscape is full of idiots and as such, it is heartbreaking, perhaps even doomed, if Sandra Ankobiah and the few others who can challenge the hovering dogma of ignorance and stupidity, also begin to jettison reason in their activities and advice on there.
We need, at least, some sensible ones to hold honest and levelheaded conversations out there. If everyone begins to sound like Akwapem Poloo, then where are we going?
A friend who forwarded Sandra Ankobiah’s post to me mentioned that: “the only reason an educated woman will loosely write this is that she fears by publicly asking women to work hard within the borders of decency to make money will open her up to being exposed or trolled by her colleagues as a hypocrite.”
If the above is the case, then she shouldn’t have commented at all. That would have been far better than the sort of ‘delinquency’ her message encourages—either intended or unintended.
Let’s hope it does not repeat itself or become the Sandra Ankobiah norm.