Ghana most loved celebrities are Becca,Adjetey Anang,John Dumelo,Stephen Appiah,Jackie Appiah,Lilwin,Kalybos and Ahuofe Patri

April 30, 2015 1:53 pm
Being a in is not an easy thing; in fact often I
find myself answering the question ‘do we have celebrities in Ghana?’But
with my 9 years in the industry and my self-confessed title as a
celebrity blogger, I believe we have celebrities in Ghana, and I have
been able to gauge also how people respond to the various stars.They make us laugh, they make us cry, they entertain us and we love them. They are the real Ghanaian sweethearts
In
the past, it has been rare to find Ghanaians trying to connect with
most of these stars or even cheering for them when they see them in
town. Very often, most Ghanaians cannot be bothered. With the growth of
social media, there has been some growth in celebrity culture, with
‘fans’ looking for photo opportunities with the stars, and sharing
photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. While social media may be
credited with some positive growth in celebrity culture, the insults and
unsavory comments people make about the stars on blogs and social media
cannot be overlooked either.
I have observed throughout my work
as a celebrity reporter that in spite of these adversities, some
Ghanaian celebrities do get love and respect from the public. These
people enjoy good press and you hardly find people who genuinely have
something bad to say about them.  These people have a good following
which is often evident in their online presence. They are likeable, they
are ‘loved’, they are admired, and they made my list of ‘Real Ghanaian
Sweethearts’.
Becca
Singer, Becca first
came into the spotlight when she made it into the Top 12 finalists of
the maiden edition of the TV3 Mentor music reality TV show, only to pull
out from the competition. Since then she has remained a permanent
fixture in the music industry as one of the most recognized female
singers in Ghana. Although her vocal abilities have been doubted by
some, her talent has been apparent and she has proven to have the
staying power record after record! She has a well managed public image,
there is hardly bad press around her and she often knows what to say and
when to talk. She isn’t seen anywhere and everywhere. She projects an
image of class and sophistication; a lady in the eyes of many but
doesn’t try too hard to appear pompous.

Actor,
Adjetey Anang gained cross-country fame as the bad boy people loved to
hate on the hit TV series, ‘Things We Do for Love’. His character
‘Pusher’ was the bad boy of the series and he played it so well although
in real life, Adjetey is nothing like Pusher. The often introvert actor
has since graduated from being a youth TV star to a consummate actor
playing a variety of characters.  His dynamism as an actor puts him much
ahead of most of his contemporaries. His demeanor has endeared him to
many and I am one of the many people who list him as their favourite
actor in Ghana.


Actor, John
Dumelo is a ladies’ man and when you have the women liking you, you have
the world behind you; and well a few guys will hate you. John is one of
the few Ghanaian celebrities that I have watched young ladies in public
and on TV go ‘Oh My God’ for.  For me, it is not so clear why the
ladies love him so much because he isn’t quite the standard
hunk/heartthrob that is glorified as the object of every lady’s desire
throughout the world; no muscles, no abs just chubbiness. What I like
most about John is the fact that in an era that most of the popular
actors in Ghana were of a certain colour and look, he managed to have
cross-over success almost from nowhere. John is funny, likeable and
often down to earth.

Stephen
Appiah, former captain of the Ghana national football team, the Black
Stars, is one of the most loved footballers in recent times. He draws
the affection of the nation from a sport that most Ghanaians are
passionate about and his subtle charisma places him above most of his
colleagues. I can’t pretend to know too much about Ghanaian football but
surely from what I often hear; Stephen is a great inspiration to his
teammates – almost to talismanic proportions.  He is loved and respected
not only by his teammates but the nation at large.  When topless photos
of the footballer were published on the internet, it became clear that
Stephen was loved for more than his skills on the pitch via the comments
that popped up.

Jackie
Appiah first gained popularity on the youth TV series, ‘Things We Do for
Love’ where she captivated viewers with her beauty and infectious
smile.  Her character, Enyonam Blagogee was not just pretty but sweat,
soft and innocent, endearing her to most viewers – both male and female.
 Once her acting career took off, she continued to play the ‘sweat
girl’ in several movie roles and perhaps that forms the basis for her
admiration by most Ghanaians. She also enjoys a lot of good press, and
her image has been well managed as ‘the good girl’.  With several brand
endorsements under her belt, Jackie’s face is on several billboards
along the streets of Ghana and constantly she is in the face and minds
of people. She isn’t just popular but truly a Ghanaian Sweetheart.
Lilwin
Ghanaians
are a cheerful bunch, they love to laugh and no one makes them laugh
quite as much as comedian and actor, Kwadwo Nkansah popularly known as
Lilwin.  Although he often shares tales of how he struggled in life, for
most fans, his new found celebrity status largely happened over night.
Although the quality of production of the movies he stars are
questionable, it cannot be taken from him Ghanaians home and abroad
yearn to watch his movies.  He is funny and he pulls the crowd wherever
he goes.  He is hardly taken seriously and can literally get away with
murder.
Kalybos and Ahuofe Patri
Their
stardom happened overnight and they have become Ghana’s original YouTube
superstars. Kalybos and Ahuofe Patri have warmed their way into the
hearts of Ghanaians with their confusing love affair and the humour that
comes with it. Will, Ahuofe Patri finally give Kalybos a chance with
her heart? The answer for that is not known but one thing I know is the
fact that Ghanaians love the couple. It was therefore not surprising
that thousands turned out for the premiere of their movie, ‘Kalybos In
China’
Certainly this list is not exhaustive of all the many great
Ghanaian talents that we love and appreciate, but a selection of the
few that stand out for me for the reasons stated above. It is not an
issue of fan base or social media following but the reaction I get from
the public when issues about these stars pop up.  Share your views!

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