Self-acclaimed dancehall king, Charles Nii Armah Jr popularly known as Shatta Wale has reacted to the ban Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and Gaming Commission has placed on celebrities preventing them from advertising for alcoholic beverages and betting compamies.
The FDA and Gaming Commission ban Shatta Wale and others as ambassadors for alcoholic beverages and betting companies. The decision was taken due to the increasing number of celebrities endorsing betting companies – an action many say could lure young fans into gambling.
Earlier this year,Dkb, Nadia Buari, Kofi Kinaata, Wendy Shay, Efya, Jackie Appiah, Moesha Boduong, Salma Mumin, Selly Gally, Zynell Zuh, Sandra Ankobiah, Lilwin, Shatta Wale, and Mr.Eazi have served as ambassadors for these companies.
Shatta is calling on all celebrities to unite and fight against bodies trying to make living hard for Ghanaian Celebrities. According to him, the ban on celebrities will not have any side effect on him but other colleagues.
Wendy Shay in a tweet yesterday admonished other celebrities to work independently to correct some societal flaws in their small capacities while she also embarks on this Herculean hurdle of dragging the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and Gaming Commission to the Human Rights Court.
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