Wikipedia defines a celebrity as a condition of fame and broad public recognition of an individual or group, or occasionally a character or animal, as a result of the attention given them by mass media.
Come to Ghana, any school-drop out who has managed to buy Instagram followers citing Akuapem Poloo, Efia Odo and Co. are all claiming celebrity status – SMH.
Riding on the above, it’s no surprise that Nana Yaw Amponsah who happens to be the incumbent CEO of Kumasi Asante Kotoko has postulated that every player of the great football club deserves celebrity status.
“If a Kumawood actor is tagged as a celebrity, why can’t Kotoko player be in the same tag? Our players must get an endorsement from big brands”, Nana Yaw Amponsah said on Kumasi-based Opemsuo 104.7FM.
On records, Asante Kotoko Sporting Club, also known as Asante Kotoko, is a professional football club from Kumasi, Ashanti Region in Ghana West Africa. Their home grounds is based at Baba Yara Stadium in Amakom, Kumasi. They compete in the Ghanaian Premier League.
Ah well, do you think our footballers especially players of Kumasi Asante Kotoko deserve to be called celebrities? Personally, Nana Yaw Amponsah’s candid opinion is simply apt as far as peeps like Serwaa Amihere, Wendy Shay, others who are not adding up to national development are regarded as Ghanaian celebrities.
Enough let’s hear from your side of the story by dropping your comments.