Maybe some of the celebrities endorsing political figures in this year’s election need to think twice and learn from these celebrities’ experiences.
Politics in Ghana is a funny venture particularly for the so – called celebrities. But hey we are a people with emotive behaviour. Trust me Ghanaians are very passionate when it comes to politics. Why do you think people from the opposite sides of the political divide fight?
TheBBCGhana.Com, your most authoritative online source of Ghanaian content has decided to talk about celebrities whose careers have completely destroyed as a result of their political endorsement.
- Lenny Akpadie
Lenny Akpadie sang the popular ” All other God’s they are the works of men” tune which still plays in most churches today. He confessed that his career has never been the same after he composed a political version on his song for former President John Evans Atta Mills. He came back to demand his 4×4 vehicle which was promised him by Koku Anyidoho. Haven’t heard any music from him since.
- Lucky Mensah
Lucky Mensah was making good high life music. Well, he can be described as your typical “political prostitute”. He admitted that since he made a song for the NDC his music career fell into a comatose state. Now he is rolling with the NPP and has even composed a song for the party for the 2016 elections.
This is what he said when he spoke to Kwame Adinkra on Abusua FM “It is very dangerous to work for the NDC, they destroy careers. A lot of my colleagues who have done artistic works for the NDC are today regretting. Their careers have either died or dying slowly…so they should be careful,” he said.
- Akorfa Edjeani
Akorfa Edjeani Asiedu is a pretty and talented actress. Not too sure if she still acts. The last movie related story I read on her was a beef with Leila Djansi on the movie I Sing Of A Well.
You know she owns an eatery, right? Fali’s Hot Pot located somewhere in Kanda. Well here is the jist, she recently told Joy Fm that people no longer patronise her restaurant because of politics. This is what she said “I run a restaurant at Kanda, already people have tagged me with a political party, so I am already suffering. Members of the other party don’t come and eat at my place because they think I belong to this party. So, I think I am already suffering for that.”
- Mr. Beautiful
Mr. Beautifulin my opinion is not a good actor nor a good comedian. But in an industry where talent is so short, he was forced on us as a comedian. Anyway, he said producers of movies abandoned him after he endorsed John Mahama in 2012.
While he blamed it on his affiliation to the NDC, the movie producers said he was no longer marketable for reason they could not explain. But hey Beautiful’s government is in power and he has been very active in the NDC ‘s campaign for power in December, so in your face producers!
- Maame Dokono
Maame Dokono also confessed that her acting career was badly affected when she joined active politics in 2008. She was one of the good ones. From “By the Fire Side” to all the other good movies she starred in.
But politics ruined it. Like Lucky Mensah she was with the NDC and then switched to the NPP. She clearly could not put her party affiliation on auto pilot.