Ghanaian afropop musician, Wendy Shay, has announced her readiness to vote for any political party that would lift the ban on celebrity endorsement of alcoholic beverages.
According to her, musicians have lost a lot deals since the ban on celebrity endorsement of alcohol beverages was enforced by the government therefore, she would advise herself and vote for the party that would reverse the ban on celebrity endorsement of alcohol and betting companies come 2024.
“Now we can’t even get alcohol and betting companies to sponsor our shows. 2024 my vote will be for any party that will lift the Ban!”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3NwYWNlX2NhcmQiOnsiYnVja2V0Ijoib2ZmIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1456986639553765386&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fangelonline.com.gh%2F2021%2F11%2F09%2Fwendy-shay-pledges-support-for-party-that-lifts-ban-on-celebrity-endorsement-of-alcohol-and-betting%2F&sessionId=5dabc60047846e180e44f1f1d07fe5c0588b93d8&theme=light&widgetsVersion=f001879%3A1634581029404&width=550px
Earlier in 2020, the singer attacked the Food and Drugs Authority over the same issue complaining that she lost a huge endorsement deal worth thousands of dollars because of the ban which was imposed five years ago.
She added that “small food we go chop too u wan take 4rm our mouth. Gh celebs wake up!! FDA lift dat ban!!”However, the FDA replied the musician, saying it has no interest in blocking endorsement deals of celebrities but rather protecting the youth from alcohol abuse.
The FDA further urged Wendy Shay to collaborate with them in pushing against alcohol abuse if she wanted to be an ambassador.
Meanwhile, some social media fans have also reacted to Wendy Shay’s post with some disagreeing with her views.
Greedymen for instance wrote: “are you the only broke musician in the country mmtceww”.
Baffoe also commented, “even nurses are poor na musicians masa go and sleep”.
King carter on the other hand supported Wendy saying, “hmm. You spoke well sis”.
Bigsammy.gh also wrote that “I support you God bless you Queen of Africa.