Who Is A Celebrity? Appearing In A Movie Or Doing One Song Does Not Make You A Celebrity – COP Kofi Boakye To Ghana Celebrities

Commissioner Of Police Kofi Boakye, the Ghana Police Service’s Director-General in Charge of Legal and Prosecution, has schooled Ghanaian celebrities on what it takes to be a celebrity and expressed rising worry about their excessive feeling of entitlement.

On Wednesday, November 10, at a meeting between members of the creative industry and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare, as well as some senior police officers at the Police Headquarters in Accra, some celebrities expressed concerns about how they are sometimes treated by police officers.

According to them, as per their status in society they deserve to enjoy some privileges that come with being a ‘celebrity’, but COP Kofi Boakye who was not there to feed into their already bloated egos and gave it to them straight without mincing his words

“I want to say that the sense of entitlement of celebrities is becoming overwhelming and I just don’t get it. Some of the things that you do are disgusting, truth be told. If we cannot arrest pickpockets, we cannot arrest armed robbers. No one is above the law. When you fault it and the law has to deal with you, we will, so that it will deter others.”

“If you want privileges, what privileges do you want? That you can pull a weapon anytime and nothing would be done to you? No, that is not possible, we cannot do that,” he stated.

COP Kofi Boakye went on to even question whether if they would qualify as celebrities if the true meaning of the word was read out. He asked, who is a celebrity?, and who deserves to be given that title?

“Who is a celebrity? What is the operational definition of the word celebrity? I think we should get that because I am confused, we are confused. Is it that when you appear in one film or you do one song you qualify to be called a celebrity or what? And you see because we are confused, we do not know what you want,” he explained.

He proffered that there will be a similar meeting later but soon to discuss cyber law and corporate which he believes will help put the police service and entertainment industry actors on the same page to avoid unnecessary clashes

“We will have to talk about these things so that we will all be on the same page because if you lie to damage the reputation of someone, the law has to take its course,” he added.

From the looks of things, very soon those so called celebrities who defame and propagate lies about colleagues and others to remain relevant will have their daily bread taken out of their mouths. At least the nations will enjoy greater deal of peace and quiet when these people are put in their places

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