What Makes A Celebrity Or Celebrities ?

celebrity entertainers
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“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.

celebrity sportsmen
Stephen Appiah and Abedi Ayew(mid)

In Sports names such as Abedi Pele, Stephen Appiah, Michael Essien, Azumah Nelson and many others can be found in this category.

 

celebrity entertainers
Some successful entertainers

In Entertainment we have persons like David Dontoh, Nana Ama Mcbrown, DL, Kojo Antwi , KSM , just to name few.

 

•Politicians Often Become Celebrities.

celebrity entertainers
J.A Kuffour, Kennedy Agyapong, Asiedu Nketia, J.J Rawlings

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.

celebrity by wealth
Dr. Osei Kwame Despite

 

 

•Mass Attention On Lifestyle.

celebrity with unique lifestyle
Wanlov (up) and Ajors(down)

Wanluv Kubolor, K.K Kyeremateng a.k.a Ajors have attention due to their lifestyle clothing.

 

•Attention On Controversial Actions.

celebrities from controversies
Lutterodt and kumchacha

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.

celebrity by connection to famous person
Mr. Kwarteng, Ebony’s dad

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.

 

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