“So today even pastors are celebrities in Ghana” ?
This was a question asked by someone on social media. Clearly, it shows that people have different understanding of the word ‘celebrity’.
According to Wikipedia, “Celebrity” is the fame and media attention given to individuals, groups or even animals but usually applied to the persons, groups or the animal.
How Does One Get To The Celebrity Status?
•Successful Careers In Sports And Entertainment.
In Sports names such as Abedi Pele, Stephen Appiah, Michael Essien, Azumah Nelson and many others can be found in this category.
In Entertainment we have persons like David Dontoh, Nana Ama Mcbrown, DL, Kojo Antwi , KSM , just to name few.
•Politicians Often Become Celebrities.
J.J Rawlings, John Mahama, John Agyekum Kuffour, Nana Akuffo Addo, Asiedu Nketia, Kennedy Agyapong come under this class.
•Celebrity Status Is Also Associated With Wealth.
Osei Kwame Despite is a notable name here.
•Mass Attention On Lifestyle.
Wanluv Kubolor, K.K Kyeremateng a.k.a Ajors have attention due to their lifestyle clothing.
•Attention On Controversial Actions.
Names like Councilor Lutterodt, Prophet Kumchacha can be found in this class.
•Connection To A Famous Person.
The Militant and Mr. Kwarteng (Ebony’s Dad) are under this group.
Aha, so for those who think Celebrity is about people being celebrated for a successful entertainment careers only, perhaps, it is time to visit your definition.