Often, I’ve raised questions as to whether some Ghanaian radio/TV marketers and bloggers really do background checks on the very things they promote or go all out carrying their duties because they have been paid to do so.
What happened to building reputable brands that associate with equally respectable brands? I guess that will not pay the bills right?
Just maybe I don’t believe in mere hype and would not on any day sacrifice my conscience or lick asses to be paid.
Anyway, let me just dive into the issue. On Thursday July 28 2016, I turned on my TV to watch E -Talk on GhOne TV which is regularly hosted by Amanda Jissih but I realized my sweetheart AJ Sarpong was rather sitting in for her and oh yeah, she’s always a delight to watch so I didn’t mind but to keep my eyes on her. (Abi u know dada, lol)
Now, one very thing that caught my attention was when during an interview with one Ghanaian socialite Queen Mona who was present to talk about a certain ‘Ghana/USA Sing for Peace’ initiative mentioned that winners of the competition which is being organized by her Monaphil DreamWorks Studios would tour the 50 states of America.
Like seriously? And how did my A.J refuse to question her on that? Perhaps, it’s a paid for interview so you don’t really interrogate much but I mean, how do you allow an individual to deceive people into thinking they could be touring the 52 states of America because they won a certain ‘Ghana/USA Sing for Peace’ initiative?
I mean how? Has Jay Z or any of the biggest acts in the world even ever done that yet?
This is the same lady who has a track record of taking advantage of a number of ignorant young Ghanaians some years back promising them of a better career.
Well, I know the kind of life Queen Mona lives out there in America coupled with her “connections” but to promise a 52 States Tour in America, my people, just be WISE. I won’t be surprised to receive a phone call from some powers that be to take down this as it did happen for Bright of Buk Bak’s fame since they all play within the same circle.
Just maybe, as they say, you need to make it appealing so people could get involved but do you do that being deceitful? And why must the media which is actually supposed to be a check help her in achieving this aim?
Why fret over this when it does not affect me?
I’m worried because the media which is supposed to well inform it’s listeners is rather aiding individuals to decive the populace for their selfish interest.
Well, in a country where the youth is very gullible and willing to do anything to become stars or appear on TV, paying GHC50 or an equivalent of $13 is no big deal but only goes to enrich the pocket of a fraudster.
Guess what? Everything seems well planned as well as one of the interesting ways Queen Mona and her Monaphil DreamWorks Studios are using to entice people to believe the competition is so real is the use Beyonce’s image on their advertising materials. I wonder if Beyonce and her management are even aware of this but that’s no big deal especially living in a country where Ja Rule, Ludacris and Fat Joe have their heads on billboards of almost every barbering shop.
Maybe, I have no case and would follow keenly the activities of the initiative till the eventual winners finish touring all the states of America. Until then, please be wise as a young Ghanaian who wants to make it with these reality shows as most of them promise Heaven only to take your money and enrich themselves.