Wendy Shay, a Ruff Town Records signee, has expressed her dissatisfaction with the government's role in the country's creative class's poverty.
According to the "Uber Driver" hitmaker, Ghanaian creatives might have done well if not for specific rules prohibiting creatives, particularly public celebrities, from advertising alcohol and betting platforms.
Wendy Shay said she will vote for any political party that can repeal such regulations because they have harmed "celebrities" and their sources of income.
"Musicians are not supposed to be poor," she tweeted, "but in this society, if God doesn't step in, you'll die destitute." Now that we can't even get alcohol and gambling corporations to sponsor our events, I'll vote for any party that would abolish the ban in 2024!"
This isn't the first time female artists have urged authorities to reconsider their restriction, claiming that it is impoverishing artists by preventing them from obtaining endorsement deals.
Betting firms are no longer allowed to use celebrities in their advertisements or as ambassadors, according to the Ghana Gaming Commission.
The decision was made as a result of a growing number of celebrities endorsing betting businesses, which many fear would entice young fans to gamble.
The Commission stated in a new regulation for operators that organizations cannot encourage customers to bet using these persons with large social media followings.
The statement added, "Operators shall not employ celebrities in their advertisements to lure the general public to gamble."
To guarantee that the new standard is followed, the commission must approve all advertisements in order to safeguard not just underage people, but also "the interests of punters, consumers, and stakeholders," according to the statement.
After several celebrities were taken on as ambassadors for various betting platforms, the decision was made to prohibit famous persons and people with large social media followings from being ambassadors.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits celebrities or well-known people in the country from openly supporting alcohol, ostensibly to ensure that young people, particularly teens, who are followers of celebrities do not become alcoholics.
Despite the fact that several celebrities have expressed their displeasure with the ruling, the FDA has challenged them to sue.
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