Maybe some of the celebrities endorsing political figures in this year's election need to think twice and learn from these celebrities experiences.
So it is another election year and you may have probably read about all the celebrities who have endorsed John Mahama of the NDC and Nana Akufo Addo of the NPP.
You name them, MzBel who many argue needed the NDC to pick up her already toppling music career, John Dumelo a popular actor (by the way is really a good actor?) who has hopes of becoming president of Ghana one day. Actor/Comedian Kofi Adu known to many people as Agya Koo who is also not doing so well in his acting career has endorsed Nana Akufo Addo. There is also Afia Schwarzenegger who is a very controversial character but people are still wondering what really is her talent. The list can go on and on.
Today we are going to talk about those celebrities whose careers or business are yet to wake up after their political endorsement put them into deep slumber.
Do you remember the guy up there? If you have forgotten, he sang the popular " All other God's they are the works of men" tune which still plays in most churches today. His name is Lenny Akpadie.
He confessed that his career has never been the same after he composed a political version on his song for former President John Evans Atta Mills. He came back to demand his 4x4 vehicle which was promised him by Koku Anyidoho. Haven't heard any music from him since.
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Lucky Mensah was making good high life music. My personal favorite is "Adun sumo akwadu". Well he can be described as your typical "political prostitute".
He admitted that since he made a song for the NDC his music career fell into a comatose state. Now he is rolling with the NPP and has even composed a song for the party for the 2016 elections. This is what he said when he spoke to Kwame Adinkra on Abusua FM "It is very dangerous to work for the NDC, they destroy careers. A lot of my colleagues who have done artistic works for the NDC are today regretting. Their careers have either died or dying slowly...so they should be careful," he said.
Akorfa Edjeani Asiedu is a pretty and talented actress. Not too sure if she still acts. The last movie related story I read on her was a beef with Leila Djansi on the movie I Sing Of A Well.
You know she owns an eatery right? Fali's Hot Pot locate some where in Kanda. Well here is the jist, she recently told Joy Fm that people no longer patronise her restaurant because of politics. This is what she said “I run a restaurant at Kanda, already people have tagged me with a political party, so I am already suffering. Members of the other party don’t come and eat at my place because they think I belong to this party. So, I think I am already suffering for that.”
She did not indicate the party she has been tagged with but clearly it is either NDC or NPP.
Clement Bonney or Mr. Beautiful in my opinion is not a good actor nor a good comedian. But in an industry where talent is so short he was forced on us as a comedian. Anyway he said producers of movies abandoned him after he endorsed John Mahama in 2012.
While he blamed it on his affiliation to the NDC, the movie producers said he was no longer marketable for reason they could not explain. But hey Beautiful's government is in power and he has been very active in the NDC 's campaign for power in December, so in your face producers!
Maame Dokono also confessed that her acting career was badly affected when she joined active politics in 2008. She was one of the good ones. From "By the Fire Side" to all the other good movies she starred in.
But politics ruined it. Like Lucky Mensah she was with the NDC and then switched to the NPP . She clearly could not put her party affiliation on auto pilot.