Ghana’s entertainment industry seem to have come to a standstill a few days ago when Rosemond Brown was sentenced to 90 days in prison by a circuit court. As celebrities clamour for justice to be tampered with mercy, those who have towed the same path that landed the young Rosemond Brown in jail are expected to be more complacent with keeping their private photos and videos to themselves. In view of this, Abena Korkor who happens to be a former presenter of TV3 has hastily deleted her nude pictures from social media despite the saying that “the internet has no secret.” The presenter who has since her firing from the popular television station been bombarding the internet with her nude photos and videos, is currently on a ‘social media made’ list of celebrities who could be joining Akuapem Poloo in prison over the recording and circulation of nudity. She therefore has the requisite motivation to go on a picture deleting spree in order to avert the inevitable.
The question however is: “will deleting the photos which has already been circulated and downloaded over a thousand times keep her from facing the long arms of the law?” This question gets heavier when one thinks about the possibility of someone showing up days, weeks, months or even years from now and taking the issue to court. One can not readily tell how long before someone takes that action or if anyone will have the motivation to do it at all.
As Abena Korkor desperately tries to balance the future of her own freedom on the shoulders of fate and on the fingertips of mercy however, another celebrity who is well known for recording and circulating nude content has decided to make light of the situation by uploading a semi-nude photograph of herself on Facebook. Born Deborah Vanessa, sister Derby is a musician who has been caught up in various controversies within Ghana’s creative arts sector. When she is not having a beef with Fella Makafui over musician Medical, she is sharing nude pictures of herself on social media and this time, she posted a semi-nude picture with the caption “omu se den?” The caption which means “what are they saying?” was intended to ease tensions and make her fans laugh in these difficult times. Unfortunately for her, her fans who happen to be among the many people clamoring for the release of Akuapem Poloo from prison, did not see the humour in her post as they descended on her mercilessly.
One may ask if the sentencing of Akuapem Poloo to prison will actually deter the rest of these celebrities from engaging in the recording and circulation of nudity. I am afraid it does not look like it because it seem some people are just naturally deaf to rules and regardless of what you do, they will still break the law. Even as social media keeps a keen eye on other celebrities who are well known for engaging in the recording and circulation of nudity, some are still finding ways to go about it and we just can not understand why.
What is your take on the issue of recording and circulation of nudity? Do you think our laws are on point or that the laws are to stringent? Share your thoughts with us below.
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