Most celebrities thrive on controversies, some celebrities are naturally controversial while others copy because it has become the norm of the day.
We take a look at some public figures that caused a stir with controversies in 2018.
Here is a list of most controversial celebrities, in no particular order.
Kennedy Agyapong is a Ghanaian politician who needs no introduction because of his vociferous nature.
In May 2018, the member of parliament opposed to an investigative piece by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas (Number 12) and described the journalist as a ‘theft’ and corrupt journalist who blackmails people for his gain.
“Who gave Anas the authority to premiere the video? We have allowed him to engage in pure blackmail to enrich himself. I challenge him and I will also come out with evidence to prove that, he is not genuine. Go to Dworwulu at Medipharm, all the high-rise buildings are for Anas, where did he get the money to construct all these buildings? Where did he get the money to buy all his lands which are in court? If he is a lawyer, he should tell us where he is practicing his law?”.
In the wake of things Kennedy Agyapong claimed to cause the arrest of Anas because he suspects Anas had a hand in the murder of J.B. Danquah-Adu “I will cause his arrest. They should arrest him and I will ask the widow that when her husband died, how many days did it take her before relocating to Anas’ apartment? You don’t know the information I have, nobody should push me, I’m going step by step”
In addition, Kennedy Agyapong called the minority chief whip, Muntaka Mubarak, “dumb” for reporting him to the parliament privileges committee over purported insults on parliament and was summoned to the privileges committee for questioning.
Charles Nii Armah Jr, is a self-acclaimed dancehall king and is noted for appearing in the news for controversial reasons.
The controversial dancehall musician came under the spotlight after a sex video was posted on his Snapchat. In the video, two men were being given a blowjob by an unknown lady, with one of the men reported to be the “Ayoo” hitmaker. However, Shatta Wale later came out to apologize.
Fast forward, In November 2018, Shatta Wale caused a stir in Ghana when a video of him popped up from his Reign Unveiled concert at the Indigo O2 Arena in London insisting that “Ghana is a village”.
While performing on stage, he paused and said “I just wanna share that word with you. Shatta Wale is a very nice guy. All that you keep reading about me on google from Ghana…Ghana is a village, say village, village”.
Bishop Daniel Obinim has a history of making controversy, the controversial pastor appeared in the news for his controversial publications. In February 2018, Obinim was captured in viral video trying to fly to heaven with his congregation surrounded him and, in a bid, to restrain him from flying to heaven and leaving them on earth.
In May, Obinim was in the news for ordering a woman to carry a bag of cement, the assignment was a punishment for the woman who had earlier refused lotto numbers from the Bishop who claimed he disguised himself and gave the woman the lotto numbers to stick, but she rejected it.
Earlier in July, Bishop Daniel Obinim declared that he is no longer an angel of God as claimed in earlier, According to Obinim, he has now graduated from being an ordinary angel to Jesus Christ the saviour.
In September, Angel Obinim revealed in an interview that he had a personal relationship to the first humans to be ever created on earth by God.
According to Angel Obinim “Jesus Christ has taken me into the spiritual, and said this is Adam, this is Eve, this is Abraham and this is Moses. I know them.”
Rev Obofour of Anointed Palace Chapel has championed the cause as one of the most controversial pastors current in Kumasi and Ghana at large. In September 2018, he appeared in the news for throwing a lavish birthday party for his wife Ciara at Fawoade Mamponteng near Kumasi. Not long after,
On August 6, 2018, a video resurfaced on the internet with Rev obofour showing his enormous love for Shatta Wale singing and dancing to his ‘Forgetti’ and ‘freedom’ song and later labeling him as an international preacher.
“God bless that guy; Shatta wale I bless that guy, he is an international preacher, if you don’t understand go and cry…. Shatta wale God bless you, you are the most international preacher”
“Who Is A Gospel Artiste? Don’t Forget that dances performed in the Clubs are also right here in Church, the message in the Song Is the most important thing. Music without a message isn’t music.,”
“We Need Songs That Will Make One Dance; You didn’t go to the gym before coming here, so as you are here, I have to entertain you with songs that will make you sweat and not get knocked down by stroke. Gospel music will only make you timid.”
In July 2018, Obofour made the headlines again after he reportedly bought a Ford Mustang worth $300,000 for his 9 years old daughter on her birthday. He again appeared in the news for buying a Royce rolls phantom worth 2.1 million Ghana cedis.
Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa is one known fella who has been described as queen of controversy by the masses. In 2017, Afia came at anybody that had a say in her issues and even issues that did not relate to her. In June 2018, Afia took to her Instagram account o throw jabs at Bishop Obinim for living lavish in Dubai. According to her, Bishop Obinim was exploiting his church members to gain money and buy cars for himself and his family while other church members were also in need of money.
“The power of offering….and people are very hungry in his church… 80% of his church members are unemployed and hungry. Ghanaians wake up for the bible said whosoever call upon the name of the Lord shall be save!!!,”
At the aftermath of actor John Dumelo’s wedding, Afia Schwarzenegger described John Dumelo as a man who cannot stay with one woman and should be expected to cheat on his wife after their honey moon.
“The wife is very beautiful but John Dumelo is bigger than one woman. How can we allow only one woman to camp fine boy? All the ladies crying, stop it and take heart. John will service all of you when he returns from his honeymoon. Don’t be worried because somebody has to give birth for him by all means.”
Wendy Abena Ofosuhemaa Asiamah Addo also known as Wendy Shay, since her introduction, wendy shay gained mainstream recognition but it didn’t come easy as she appeared in the news for other controversial reasons.
In November this year, wendy shay was troll on social media for ending an interview abruptly and describing the questions by the questionnaire as ‘dumb’.
“Can we cut the interview? This is a dumb question. I don’t wanna do the interview anymore,”
Moesha Buodong, an internet made famous came under serious criticism after her interview Cable News Network (CNN) has aired the full footage of its controversial interview.
In the interview Moesha revealed to Christiane Amanpour host of sex and love around the world that the economy in Ghana makes young women only rely on men (Married/single) to take care of them.
“In Ghana, our economy is such in a way that you just need someone to take care of you and a single person you can’t make enough money as a woman here.
“Because even when you want to get an apartment, in Ghana you pay two years in advance and I just started working; where will I get money to pay for an apartment for two years?”
Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapim Polo Is a Ghanaian video vixen who seem to have appeared in few videos but is known for her vociferous nature. She has the energy to throw jabs at anyone that comes at her, with her what critics consider to be bad English.
In June 2018, Rosemond Brown admitted to sleeping with 24 men including Price Yawson (Waakye), Fred Amugi and later accused Medikal of raping her. After the video went viral, following the backlash from various angles, she confessed to have said that just to hype the artiste and to get attention.
“I do videos for it to go viral. For instance, if I hadn’t mentioned the rape in it [which is bad] the video wouldn’t have gone far,”
In August 2018, a video of her was seen on social media confessing to how she had to pay some bloggers Ghc300 a week for 6 months just to insult her because of how poise she was to be famous.
Actress Gladys Mensah Boaku, popularly known as Nayas will be better remembered as the lady that went into the studios of Adom fm with a cane to beat up gospel musician Ernest Opoku for not answering her calls after getting her pregnant.
In April 2018, Nayas confessed to be surviving on men after Moesha Budoung’s interview with Christiana Amanpour went viral. According to her, she had an old man who provided her needs at all times and sees nothing wrong with it.
Months after, Nayas claimed to be dating Apostle John Prah after pictures of the two circulated on social media as what seemed to be pre-wedding photo shoot.
Nayas later apologized for the claims, and confirmed she made those statements to hype her movie and sees nothing wrong in doing that.
By: Kessbenfm.com/Derrick Ofori