Entertainment of Sunday, 21 August 2016
In few months time, many Ghanaians will be joining long queues to vote for their preferred presidential candidate.
In seasons like this, few entertainers get the courage to come public and endorse a presidential candidate due to the public attack that comes with it.
Despite public disapproval of entertainers endorsing a political party prior to election, some celebrities have confessed their love and support for the sitting president, John Dramani Mahama and his party, National Democratic Congress.
These entertainers are working in an organized and active way towards the goal of the party for this year’s election. Zionfelix.net names 13 celebrities you might not know have jumped behind NDC.
For John, he must be given the captain band for this squad because he has made everybody aware of his support for the party. He even joined the executives of the party to give a speech during their recent campaign launch in Cape Coast.
One person who has suffered for joining NDC when it comes to their career is Clement Bonney aka Mr. Beautiful. Four years ago, he declared his support and since then, he has featured in few Kumawood movies. Beautiful has not had a change of mind. He has been with the president to many regions campaigning ahead of this year’s election.
It didn’t come as surprise to many when comic actor Kwame Dzokoto decided to stand for Parliamentary Candidate for the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency, ahead of the 2016 general elections on the ticket of NDC. This was because he had been elected as the Deputy Propaganda Secretary of the Tarkwa Nsuem constituency of the National Democratic Congress in 2014. His election as Deputy Propaganda Secretary was reported to have sparked controversy in the party.
The astute presenter had wanted to contest in the NDC primaries in the Mfantseman constituency in the Central Region but chickened out after all the media hype. He is still on with his campaign despite not going in for the MP nod as planned.
He recently officiated the campaign launch of the party, which happened in cape Coast.
Pattington Papa Nii Papafio aka Oesophagus was one of the many entertainers who were at a rally organized by the leading National Democratic Congress in the Volta Region.
The rally was the final in the series for President John Mahama’s ‘Changing Lives Tour’.
Michael Kwaku Ola
Michael Kwaku Ola happens to be a movie producer who has switched camps. He was an NPP man but had a change of mind months ago. He can be tagged as the coach for this team of entertainers campaigning for NDC because he has been giving info to the executives and advising them what should be done for the industry players.
The ace highlife musician in 2015 was reported to have said that he does not regret joining NDC. He is the man behind the party’s anthem, ‘Arise Arise’ in case you did not know.
Speaking ahead of the NDC’s campaign launch in Cape Coast on Sunday, 14 August this year, Joel predicted win for President John Dramani Mahama and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 7 December polls.
Mzbel is one of the people who have recently endorsed the sitting president. After people started attacking her for her choice, she also hit back at them. She has even composed a campaign song for them so nothing will make her rescind her decision I think.
If there is anyone who has suffered for endorsing president Mahama in recent times, then its this actress cum movie producer. Ghanaians did not spare Tracey when she released her campaign video endorsing the president.
Gloria is the the Kumawood lady who featured in the campaign commercial with Tracey Boakye. She did not go through the treatment Tracey was given. She is also for JDM.
The Kumawood actor made his support public when he talked to Zionfelix.net weeks ago in Kumasi. He was also one of the many party faithfuls who traveled to Cape Coast for the party’s campaign launch.
Asare Bediako was an actor years ago but has decided to go behind the camera and direct. He is a member of Ashanti Faithfuls for Mahama, a celebrity association for the current president. He was one of the people who presented Gh 5000 to Wayoosi in the name of the president when he was on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
Asare Bediako was also in Cape Coast for the NDC campaign launch.
We cannot make a list of entertainers who have endorsed Mahama without Veteran actress, television host and CEO of Smarttys Management & Productions, Mrs Selassie Ibrahim.