Revealed "Artists aren’t respected as creative people in Ghana" - Lydia Forson

"It's assumed that we’re just “entertainers” and after all that what would make someone who makes a living making people laugh know about electricity and a depreciating currency", Lydia added.

  • Published:
Lydia Forson play

Lydia Forson

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Actress, Lydia Forson has called on her fellow celebrities to comment on national issues affecting Ghanaians instead of being reluctant.

In the Confidence issue of Glitz Magazine, Forson explained that,

“I think a lot of artists shy from commenting on national issues because they are feed into the assumption that it isn’t their place to do so. 

The only time they do is when it’s a fad that will bring media attention to them. I’ve had several educated people tell me I shouldn’t talk about the issues that don’t concern me. 

I find this ridiculous, because how does the state of the economy not affect me, or lack of water and electricity not concern me?” She asked.

“which brings me to the conclusion that we aren’t respected as creative people in Ghana, we aren’t expected to be intelligent enough to know about national issues, let alone comment; because it’s assumed that we’re just “entertainers” and after all that what would make someone who makes a living making people laugh know about electricity and a depreciating currency.”

“Had I written this in another part of the world, it probably would have been discussed but not with the zeal we did in Ghana. And i believe it’s because we fear our leaders instead of respecting them. Our leaders need to be respected and not feared, and the respect should be earned and not imposed.”

Lydia Forson was part of the #DumorsorMustStop vigil  held in May this year.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Whirlwind Romance Seven celebrity marriages that broke down and broke...bullet
2 Kwame A Plus' Wife Akosuavee shares photo of lovely daughterbullet
3 Adorably Amazing 11 really cute celebrity babies you should check...bullet
4 Sarkodie Musician celebrates daughter's birthdaybullet
5 Caught Red Handed John Dumelo allegedly gave out government car...bullet
6 Money over passion Fashion pays more than acting - Nana Akua Addobullet
7 Kumawood Over Ghallywood English movie industry is at a low...bullet
8 Busted Social media trolls John Dumelo after government...bullet
9 Pulse List Here are 7 celebrities who are accused of...bullet
10 Christine Kaufmann Golden Globe winner dies in Germanybullet

Top Videos

1 Video Ebony performs at Pent Hall week in extremely hot pantsbullet
2 Presidential Love Ghana’s first couple look adorable during this...bullet
3 Pulse TV Pulse Chat with Ebonybullet
4 Lutterodt Counsellor condemns Kofi Adjorlolo & Victoria's relationshipbullet
5 Counsellor Lutterodt “Kofi Adjorlolo is using Victoria Lebene as...bullet
6 Fufu Yvonne Okoro "drives" fufu in a video that shows her...bullet
7 Video 'Pregnant' Lydia Forson dances to Shatta Wale's "Kakai"bullet
8 Too Talented Ed Sheeran just rated Fuse ODG above all the...bullet
9 Help Help me gain weight - Hamamat Montia pleads with fansbullet
10 Video Edem's Gbevu Nation is demonic and sign of 666 -...bullet

Celebs