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Entertainment of Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Source: Adeyemi Adebayo Victor-GhanaWeb

How bad do celebrities want stardom?

One popular song has a segment of its lines as, ‘how much do you want it the fame, the money and the ice?’, and permit me to use this lines as we go down together in resolving this menace that is eating deep like cankerworm into the hearts of our movie directors and budding acts - that’s NUDITY for stardom!

Well, it is an undeniable fact that nudity now is watched on our televisions week in, week out. Seduction isn’t a faraway art that most of our budding acts apply to get roles in movies, and this saddens my heart. Let me chip in this, that a woman is first and foremost valuable because she is made in God’s image; and her unfading beauty comes from a gentle and quiet spirit; so the question arises, why must these budding acts evoke destruction?

I have spoken a lot, I have fought, and I guess my clarion call is falling on blurred ears. I am not writing this piece to either create a stunt for whoever is sitting in his or her Jacuzzi, probably relaxing and counting his blessings as a director, either am I going to lambaste and lampoon acts which seem obnoxious, put up by any budding star in the making who cannot protect his or her ego in this industry; pardon me for my grammar, I no be Hon. Patrick Obahiagbong.

I will not hide my disgust feelings at what has been making news across Ghana in the past few days. I may be lashed over names calling, but who cares, se no be me get my mouth to talk? If these acts were discreet I wouldn’t have the guts to bitterly talk about them. Pardon me to open an old can of worm, whilst I make this clear and brief as possible, there was a point when it was all about Raquel and her ‘free show’, which came, saw and did it conquer? Then Angela Tabiri, who exposed everything gbagaaam, shifting blames on her boyfriend, then all sorts of flimsy stories crept out.

Now, let me touch on the recent ‘Socrate Sarfo’s Syndrome’, which he builds publicity through nudity. Oga me which levels na? Must you stoop so low in punching your artistic abilities via ridiculing the integrity of these budding acts? I have seen the trailer of your new piece, AMEN, and then I got to see some of your still photographs, permit me to ask you this again, Oga me which levels na?

If I am clear on this, Socrate Sarfo allegedly went to the extent of wanting to bribe a journalist from making the nude photographs public, se na wo soro die amansan be kan? Then I ask again, ‘how much do you want it the fame, the money and the ice?’ For how much did George Berthou and Baby Blanche had to go ‘gaga’ on the set on AMEN? How much do you intend to gain from this blasphemy?

Our celebrities, especially the female once in Ghana, Africa and the world, must know that the vision of bringing back the vision of womanhood is a glorious one. In a world that frowns on femininity, that minimizes motherhood, and that belittles the beauty of being a true lady, then the ball is in your court to uphold the purity, contentment enthusiasm and heritage of bliss.

And to Socrate Sarfo, how much do you want the fame, the money and the ice? At what price and sacrifice would you pay the cost to be the boss of luring ‘naïve’ actors and actresses to stardom? ***

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