Actor and movie producer Van Vicker have shared his delight on social media after the president of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akuffo-Addo heeded his advice.
According to the actor, he is grateful that his post on Instagram urging Nana Akufo-Addo and other African leaders to lend their voices to the current injustice faced by black people in the United States fell on good ears. The government of Uganda also chimed in by releasing a statement about the attacks in the US.
Van Vicker had condemned the act by the policeman who was caught on camera with his knee on a black man’s neck leading to his death. He called for the immediate end to the “villainous attacks” and treatment of black Americans.
The actor has shown solidarity with blacks in the United States by speaking against the act and urging African leaders to act and “speak for true freedom and justice”.
Van Vicker is a fine actor and his career in acting can be compared to the best in Nollywood such as Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliot or Ramsey Noah. In Ghana, he is one of the best actors in the country alongside John Dumelo and Majid Michel but he is a human being first not his profession, therefore he has a valid reason to comment on any issue he deems necessary and important.
Some people might argue about his right to comment on American sufferings and his expertise in the world of politics. Some might say he should stick to acting and mind his own business but many like myself applauds his courage to stand up for others especially blacks around the world.
It is time our actors, actresses and celebrities in general stood up for what is right.