Entertainment of Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Source: Adeyemi Adebayo Victor-GhanaWeb

Yvonne Okoro’s ‘Naked Talk’ on Vote rigging is not sexy

The name ‘Yvonne Okoro’ is already a household brand in Ghana and beyond. She has paid her dues and therefore, the dividends are paying off for her in her career.

During the period of the Miss Ghana 2012 which her younger sister-Roseline Okoro was a participant, there were so many issues that surrounded her (Roseline Okoro) inclusion. Some positive and others negative. There were even public debates on the case of one blogger who shared his opinion.

Fast forward to last weekend when the Miss Ghana 2012 final was held at the Accra International Conference Center. After a long night, the winner was finally adjudged as Carranzer Naa Okailey Shooter, a 22 year-old medical student of the University of Ghana. Certainly the winner will be happy but others who didn’t smell the crown will not be.

Surfing through the Twitter social network, I found something very funny from Yvonne Okoro’s handler which read as thus, “thanx 2 evry1 who supported my sis eva grateful, I had a dream of a better Ghana free from sexual bias n Vote riggin..Mayb 1day..kisses”.

Now with such comment on a social network with so many followers of her, both locally and internationally, where does this put the image of Ghana? How does she want the winner to feel? How does she want the image of the organizers to be seen?

Well noted that she spent a lot in campaigns, written and unwritten stories about her sister, well that’s part of the game-do what you can to make sure your person wins. But when the issue goes beyond the elbow, it should be treated as one.

What I don’t buy in Yvonne’s statement is that she shouldn’t make out that because her approach did not make her sister win the crown that means there was some sort of rigging and unfairness.

In that venue that night I can stand witness that the winner came prepared with her brass band team who elevated the hall.

My dear Yvonne Okoro just accept the blatant fact Carranzer Naa Okailey Shooter is the new Miss Ghana 2012; pick up the pieces and assist your sister(Roseline Okoro) to move on in life.