Gospel musician Patience Nyarko has disclosed that but her status as a Gospel Artiste, she would have endorsed alcoholic products.
Speaking to Nana Kwame Gyan on Accra 100.5FM’s weekend entertainment show, Patience Nyarko made it clear that she doesn’t drink alcohol but she would have endorsed it.
“I can’t endorse alcoholic beverages but If I were a secular artiste, I would have endorsed it because I don’t see anything wrong with it.” She stated.
According to Patience Nyarko, most of these endorsement helps celebrities make money and pay their bills.
“Many people were complaining about the FDA law that bans celebrities from endorsing alcoholic beverages but you see, the endorsements bring money,” she further stated.
In January 2020, Afropop singer Wendy Shay lost a deal with an alcoholic beverage company because the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) placed a ban on the endorsement of alcoholic beverages by celebrities. This sparked the outrage of other celebrities, calling for an amendment of the law.
“I just lost a deal worth 1000s‘ of dollars with this foreign alcohol company..I didn’t know in GH, clebrities can’t advertise for alcoholic beverages according to FDA”. Wendy Shay had Tweeted.