Not long ago the PRO of Ghana National Gas Company Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah stated that in Ghana if anyone becomes a bit popular through twerking the person is considered a celebrity.
According to him the twerking and some activities of these slay queens on social media is gradually eating into the moral fiber of the Ghanaian society.
Songstress Mzbel seems to be in bed with Owusu Bempah as she has detailed who a celebrity is and who doesn’t deserve the title.
Speaking in an interview on Kastle FM she noted that gone are the days that only people who worked hard earned the privilege to be on radio or appear on front page of a news paper. She noted that during her time of rising to stardom one’s work need to do the talking before the person can earn the title of a celebrity.
”If someone should be called a celebrity the person must earn the title but right now the moment someone becomes popular on social media we start calling that person a celebrity”. “It’s not every popular person that’s supposed to be called a celebrity but unfortunately that’s how they’re treating it here.”
“But in our time when we started music, social media wasn’t there so for you to get an opportunity on radio or TV or appear on a front page of a newspaper, your works must have gotten to a level that makes you deserve that privilege. So you have to earn the title of a celebrity but right now it’s like that social media makes people celebrities overnight and turn back to say all these people call themselves celebrities”, she stated.
Apparently the advent of social media has created a drastic change in becoming a celebrity.