Every industry or person should have a standard or a role model. I started writing about celebrities as far back as 2008 when I was an undergraduate Law student. And I had an industry role model, the person who inspired me to set up GhanaCelebrities.Com—and this person is Harvey Robert Levin, lawyer and founder of TMZ.
Harvey’s personal brand as a lawyer turned founder of arguably the biggest celebrity news and gossip website in the world was my inspiration—and his website, TMZ, can be said to be an industry standard. TMZ is a no-nonsense blog with good writers as well as many years of enviable reputation for accuracy.
Equipped with the above, I founded GhanaCelebrities.Com while chasing my legal career in London. I believe, over the years, we’ve grown to house some of the finest celebrity news and gossip writers, and we do not compromise on the accuracy of our reports. When we even say someone has had sex and she is pregnant, she really is—you can ask Yvonne Nelson.
So, even celebrity blogs/websites have a standard and it’s high.
However, when it comes to Ghana’s now stagnant or dead celebrity, ashawobrity and slay queens’ industry/landscape, Moesha Boduong seems to be the only standard everyone is working hard at—she has become the ultimate goal and people’s prayer point.
Once upon a time, some few dwellers of this industry despised Moesha, her activities and way of life on social media. Behind closed doors, they called her names. But today, they are racing on the same path to overtake her—doing everything she did, in almost the same, if not in an exaggerated manner.
About 3 years ago, it was branded stupid for Moesha to be walking with a camera zoomed on her backside just to capture the size and shakes of her butt for social media. It was branded cheap and seen as some form of open solicitation.
Today, nearly every Ghanaian celebrity, slay queen or ashawobrity does this. A quick glance at their social media platforms, be it Instagram or Tiktok, would confirm that there is a far cheaper version of Moesha even in almost all of them. Photos and videos of their butts pushed into the air as a pose for the camera have flooded their pages.
It’s not only the objectification of their bodies, the hallmark of Moesha that has become ubiquitous among these people, there seems to have been a mass body enhancement conference which we missed. A lot of those we call celebrities, ashawobrities and slay queens go to sleep with flat bums and undefined hips, and wake up with humongous butts and tiny-waists. Moesha is really a pacesetter and a solid industry inspirer.
Before this mass exodus to Moesha-land, some few celebrities boldly indicated by actions and words that their personal and industry brands sat far apart from Moesha. Moesha was down there, many miles in the stinking gutter, and they were up there. Today, they all appear on the same red carpet, sit in the same car, attend the same parties or meetings with Moesha—and even work for the same companies, persons or brands alongside Moesha. Probably, they are all riding the same d*cks for the same dollars too.
And remember, they all dress like Moesha—by showing the world every bit of their bodies, and top it up with lame Moesha-like comments or speeches.
The above is the Moesha standard which has become everyone’s standard within the Ghanaian celebrity, ashawobrity and slay queens’ landscape. The only ingredient missing is that, Moesha is honest about her beliefs and who is she, many of the others are not.
Perhaps, Antoa should start killing all those who secretly judged and talked bad about Moesha for turning around to steal her style and comfortably rent a space within the borders of her standard.
Such is the plight of an industry with no high standard. For that, we have to smile and commend the Moesha standard—after all, the plausible alternative by which these people may feed themselves, which is to show up at night near the Togo embassy in Accra, is worse. They just don’t want to work, and yet want to live a sky-high lifestyle.