To be honest, the issue of who qualifies to be a celebrity is a gray area in Ghana because this country has a funny definition on who a celebrity should be.
2020 gave us a pandemic but some persons managed to put their names on the celebrity list in Ghana. These people became popular in a blink of eye, so much so that they were immediately considered as celebrities.
Below is a list of 5 people we think trended and became celebrities in Ghana for the dumbest reasons.
1. Hajia Bintu
‘Bootilicious’ Bintu became an overnight sensation on social media all because she has a huge backside. In Ghana, ladies with curves and huge assets easily become celebrities, even if they have zero talent–ask Moesha.
Hajia Bintu started on TikTok, the hub of slay queens who have nothing but their body to show, and she got the attention of Shatta Wale and other perverts.
2. Kwame Owusu Fordjour (Dr UN)
I am still confused how a con man is walking as a freeman and even a celebrity when he should be behind bars for fraud, identity theft and impersonation.
Dr UN successfully conned influential and discerning personalities occupying top positions in Politics, journalism and even entertainers like braggart Sarkodie, D-Black et al.
3. Akuapem Poloo
Rosemond Alade Brown was supposed to be an actress but she became a celebrity not on screens acting but on social media doing just about anything to trend.
She will easily go naked on her page and twerk or insult someone just to be be in the news. Mention Akuapem Poloo on the streets and the first thing that will come in the minds of the public is ‘Attention Seeker’.
4. Shatta Bandle
This gentleman became a celebrity, traveling across the African continent and even featuring in music videos because he said he was the richest man in Africa.
People find his diminutive nature and the words he speak as hilarious and thought it wise to make him a celebrity.
5. Hon. Aponkye
He popped up all of a sudden and became an internet sensation after a video of him making outrageous promises to the people of Adukrom Nima electoral area in the District Assembly Election.
Nana Adabor Ibrahim Isaah Ampim, aka Hon. Aponke became a celebrity granting both radio and television interviews on some of the biggest media houses in the country.