Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale is unhappy with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) for ban placed on celebrities advertising or endorsing alcoholic beverages.
The FDA in an attempt to protect minors from alcoholism place a ban on Ghanaian celebrities advertising alcoholic beverages in 2015.
In January this year, Wendy Shay questioned their actions after she lost a deal to the ban and in response to the singer, the FDA said: “Dear @wendyshaygh, the guidelines on the advertisement of food states clearly that no well-known personality or professional shall be used in alcoholic beverage advertising.”
Recently, Adonko Bitters signed some Nigerian celebrities including INi Edo, Jim Iyke, Uti Nwachukwu, Teddy A, Charles Okocha, Victor AD and Melvin Oduah as ambassadors of their brand since the ban does not extend to Nigeria.
In reaction to this happening, Shatta Wale took to twitter where he poured out his frustration in a series of posts.
He suggested in one of the tweets that musicians in Ghana do not think about business and that all they concern themselves with is winning awards.
“Ghanaian musicians only think about awards and not business and moreover they behave like children no wonder FDA sees us a great influence to minors !!! Poor industry poor mentality !!!!!” he tweeted.
To the FDA, he asked that they sign him too and even added a name to suggests he is Nigerian.
He then indicated that the institution is hypocritical and added that soon promoters will be banned from organizing events in Ghana with an excuse that it will have a bad influence on the youth.
“Small time dem go ban promoters from doing shows in Ghana cuz dem go talk say celebs deh spoil the youths in Ghana.. there norrrr ago start do ashawo for quick cash” he tweeted.
By: Hajia Lamy Gates |ghanaweekend.com