This week, Ghanaian celebrities faced another hit to their future income prospects.
That’s because the Gaming Commission of Ghana handed out a total ban of celebrities in adverts for betting companies.
This means they cannot be used as ambassadors for betting products, however, the possibility of these ambassadorial roles do provide some income to the celebrities who leverage on their popularity to make money besides their talent.
When the Gaming Commission announced the ban in their new advertising guidelines, that made them the second institution to ban celebrities in advertising.
The first was the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) who banned celebrities from advertising alcoholic products.
But now the celebrities have had enough of these bans that they say are taking money out of their pockets.
Musician Wendy Shay, who was recently in an advert with Shatta Wale for a betting company, condemned the guidelines and said she was taking the FDA and Gaming Commission to the Human Rights Court.
Her call for support was supported by Efya and others who also condemned the ban.
“We are losing big bags!!!,” Efya said.
DarkoVibes also condemned the ban and said musicians are not making money. He said most of them are playing free shows for leverage.
Kwesi Arthur on his part did not understand why there is a ban on celebrities when children are already able to purchase alcohol.
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