Oh, Ghana and politics…where do I start from? I asked a young lady after casting her vote, “Whom do you support?” She answered me. So I asked her why she supported that party? She stood there for a while not knowing what to say. Then she said,”I just love them” What a reason for voting for a candidate to run an entire nation! My point is this, the political party we support is not part of our identity. We simply support them because we believe they can run a nation effectively. I was not born as an NPP or NDC, I was born as a Ghanaian. I support a political party because of my beliefs he can be a good president. A political party has nothing to do with my tribe but unfortunately in Ghana, it is.
I don’t think any ‘celebrity’ for that matter should declare his political stance to the public because you have fans from different political parties who just want to love you for YOU. So why would you be loud about a political party you support to jeopardize that?
This brings me to my point. The top 4 Political celebrities who are in trouble after elections. Obviously, there should be motivation for these celebrities’ for supporting political parties during their campaign.
4. John Dumelo
Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo has always been a supporter of the NDC. His declaration of his political stance to the public is motivated by many reasons. Some of those are his love for the party, his interest in politics and mainly because he wants to be President someday. He believes that staying in the political frontier early in his career will put him where he wants to be in the future. And of course he smiles at the cash and rewards NDC throws at him if he gets them. Who doesn’t want money? Although he has had his share of insults and threats from people for supporting NDC, he says he will keep his dream alive in the political world. There are reports that John Dumelo will be leaving the country for a while after the elections.
To John Dumelo we say “J.D Toaso!” wai.
3. Diamond Appiah
The gaga-like musician, Diamond is a supporter of the NPP. She was also in the running for MP in the Trobu Constituency on the ticket of Odike’s United Progressive Party (UPP). However, she publicly declared her support and vote for the NPP. Although Diamond did not win as MP, she was glad Nana Addo Dankwah won the elections.
Diamond, a former supporter of the NDC has faced her share of attacks and insults not only for her political declarations but for her reactions on social media.
After this post by the political afia schwarznegger, she came out to counteract her by saying that Afia schwarznegger and her husband are HIV positive.
Her fight with another political celebrity Mzbel for supporting NDC on her instagram page (shatta_diamondappiah) escalated issues for Diamond. Many supporters of the NDC and even the NPP did not take it lightly when she posted Mzbel’s naked pictures(shown below).
Despite Diamond’s conduct on social media, she still believes she is fit to be MP and will not give up the fight for a position in parliament.
To Diamond Appiah, we say to “D.A Toaso” wai.
2. Afia schwarznegger
Afia schwarznegger, a controversial comedian and a former NPP supporter, supported the NDC through out their campaign. She must have suffered a huge loss since she hoped to receive more benefits from the NDC if they won the elections. Afia schwarznegger was playing a smart game of survival since she believed NDC would win the 2016 elections. Unfortunately for her, she can only imagine what she would have enjoyed if she stuck with the NPP.
Afia schwarznegger has always faced attacks; facing many more because of her political affiliation with the NDC was nothing to make out of the lot.
Her recent attack just after the elections by Diamond Appiah seems to take a toll on her followers more than herself.
As open and straightforward as Afia schwarznegger, we wont be surprised if she goes back to the NPP.
Otherwise, we say “A.S Toaso” wai.
Mzbel, musician and mother has been very instrumental and vocal in the NDC elections. She even composed a song for the NDC in campaign for Mahama. She received backlash from people during and after campaign. I believe she has been the most attacked celebrity for being vocal about her political stance.
On instagram, Diamond Appiah, another musician whom she had beef with for so long posted semi nude pictures of her on her instagram page for allegedly insulting Nana Akuffo Addo.
NB: This picture was taken by Mzbel herself for public viewing. They are not leaked pictures.
Mzbel has also suffered attack from NPP supporters for ‘talking ill about Nana Addo’ to the extent of crying. Listen to audio
I personally believe that as a celebrity it is not healthy for your career to publicly declare support for a political party outside the activities of your career as a singer, actor,musician,radio presenter etc.