Popular Kumawood star Kwadwo Nkansah aka Lil Win says he will invoke curses on the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) if it decides to ban celebrities from featuring in advertisements promoting alcoholic beverages in the country.
He says the directive will bring untold hardship on them so they will resist its implementation.
The FDA has issued a directive banning celebrities from advertising any alcoholic beverage in Ghan
According to the FDA, the ban is to protect the interests of under-age fans of popular personalities because advertising for alcoholic beverages lures the personalities’ under-age fans into alcohol drinking, which is against the law.
But the multiple award winning actor has rubbished the directive and has hinted that entertainment industry players in the country are cash strapped because there is no money in the industry. According to Lil Win, some of the celebrities depend on such advertisements for survival and that banning them from engaging in advertising for alcoholic beverages will worsen their situation.
“We entertain people to make them happy, but ironically we weep when we get home because the pay is too small. So we will be left with no other option than to invoke curses on Food and Drugs Authority if they dare try to prevent us from advertising alcoholic deleverages which has been our source of additional income,” Lil Win said.
He further explained that they will accept the ban only if Government decides to invest in the entertainment industry to cushion the industry players financially.
Another Kumawood actor, Kwaku Manu, said the FDA should suspend the ban.
He said that the current erratic power outage in the country is affecting the movie industry so it will be unfair for FDA to place a ban on them.
The “Am kiss you” coiner conceded that advertising for alcoholic beverages may have an influence on their under-age fans but added that there is little they can do about the situation.
“People see us as rich but only God knows how we struggle to survive so we need additional income from such advertisements to cater for our families,” the controversial actor lamented.
Abraham Kofi Assuman, another Kumawood star, known as Salinko, said he expects the FDA to channel its energy into banning importation of alcoholic beverages rather than placing a ban on actors who only advertise such drinks after they have been imported into the country.
He said that the ban will not solve the problem.
Source: Joy News