Popular Ghanaian songstress Wendy Shay signed under Rufftown records has vent out her frustrations on her twitter page after she lost a deal with a foreign alcoholic beverage company worth $1,000.
According to her, she was denied the deal by the Food & Drugs Authority in line with their (FDA) policy that bans Ghanaian celebrities to take up ambassadorial deals or advertising for/with any alcoholic beverage company in compliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) policy on celebrity endorsement.
The Food and Drugs Board policy was actualized in 2015. Following the decline of her deal, FDA issued a report and pointed out in their report that was sent directly to Wendy Shay that, because of her influence on youth, advertising for alcoholic beverages would certainly lead to alcohol abuse.
FDA Statement to Wendy Shay:
Wendy Shay who couldn’t hold her frustration on this issue took to her twitter page to furiously pour her heart out.
she wrote: ‘I just lost a deal worth 1000s‘ of dollars with this foreign alcohol company..I didn’t know in GH Celebrities can’t advertise for alcoholic beverages according to FDA. Like Seriously?! ? ?Small food we go chop too u wan take 4rm our mouth. Gh celebs wake up !!FDA Lift dat ban!!
Check out her Tweet:
Her tweet has received several reactions on twitter with some commending the FDA for a good work done whilst others are rather of the view that the FDA is taking food from the tables of these celebrities if the law still holds.
Well, what can we say? That’s Ghana for you. Ghpage.com is following this story.