Entertainment of Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Outspoken radio presenter, Blakk Rasta has lashed out at musician, Wanlov Kubolor, describing the artiste’s showing his penis on daytime television as a shameful act which disgraces men in general.
Kubolor has received a lot of bashing since last Saturday when he showed his penis on the Delay show, hosted by radio personality, Deloris Frimpong Manso.
The hostess had sought to dispel some of the myths surrounding Kubolor such as the belief that he does not wear underwear. He confirmed it by lifting his piece of cloth and showed his penis to her.
His action has been condemned by the public and the National Media Commission and Blakk Rasta has added his voice to that of many criticizing him.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Drive Time show, Ofiekwanso Monday, Blakk Rasta, who is also the host of Taxi Driver on Hitz FM, said Kubolor had gone overboard. “Wanlov Kubolor is a brother but I think that he over did it this time round. He is a man who wants people to think that he is an ‘I don’t care’ but his attitude is a disgrace to men in general. He can practice his ‘I don’t care’ attitude when he gets to his house but not haul decent people into it. It’s a shameful thing a public figure should not have done,” Blakk Rasta said.
He defended Deloris Frimpong Manso aka Delay, who has also received her fair share of criticism saying she did nothing wrong as a presenter by asking if Kubolor wore panties adding that it was up to the musician to use his discretion as a matured adult and a father not to go to the extent he did.
He however stated that he was not surprised at Wanlov Kubolor’s actions because he had put up such outlandish behavior before; insulting people and using profanity at the funeral of a friend when he was called to deliver a tribute.
On Wanlov’s claims that one of his wives was with him when he showed his nakedness to the whole world, Blakk Rasta said he could not understand why she could not bring her husband to order. “If she looked on unconcerned for all this to happen then she may either be mad or a drug addict,” he lamented.
He stated he was happy that the dread-locked Kubolor was not a Rastafarian adding he would have arraigned for him to be shaved and left hairless if he was a Rasta man because his action was against the doctrine of Rastafarianism.”
Blakk Rasta called on Wanlov Kubolor to apologise to his admirers, Ghanaians and the viewers of the show.
Meanwhile, the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has condemned both Wanlov Kubolor and Delay.
Spokesperson for the Union, Okyeame Kwame said that once the programme was not live but a recorded one, the onus was on Delay to edit the part where Kubolor showed his manhood.
He continued that it is about time government put up pragmatic measures to ensure that sexually explicit images or words are edited before being aired on TV or radio adding it will ensure that programmes containing sexually explicit scenes or words are not aired during prime time.
“What is the body responsible for censoring content doing? If they were proactive enough, things like this would not have happened," Okyeame Kwame lamented.
But Wanlov Kubolor says he has never regretted doing so. According to him, he showed his manhood to prove to his critics that indeed he does not wear panties.
He claimed that his family is ok with what he did probably with the exception of his father who is a Reverend Minister. “My father is the only person I know would be mad at me but I know when I apologise to him he will forgive me,” he said.
“I did not do anything wrong, I just rose up from my chair and pulled my skirt up for Delay to know that I was not being deceitful when I said that I was not wearing underwear. My manhood was not even erect; it was lying down coolly so I don’t see the hullabaloo about this.
“Some friends are telling me that I should have let my manhood become erect for the world to know that I am indeed a man but I thought it was not worth it. If anybody thinks I am wrong in doing what I did, he or she should prove me wrong,” he said.
Meanwhile, a Clinical Psychologist has called on Ghanaians not to see Wanlov Kubolor as a mad man.
According to Dr Samuel Yawson, even though Kubolor’s behaviour is contrary to societal norms it would only take a psychological test to determine whether he is in his right senses or not.
“The act of one showing his nakedness on TV is abnormal but there is a distinctive difference between abnormality and madness. His attitude was abnormal but not madness,” explains Dr. Yawson.