For the past two days Liberian born, Ghanaian base actress Chichi Neblett has been in depression over Ghanaians bullying towards her. The bitterness, insults and hate has gotten the actress in isolation.
It all started at a press launch of the movie “Red Carpet” that starred all the major actors in Ghana. The movie is produced by Samira, an assistant to Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah. Many actors showed up for the Press launch but little did she “Chichi Neblett” know her case was going to be different.
A video captured by GHkwaku, a Ghanaian blog of Chichi Neblett’s arrival at the Marriott hotel in Accra where the Press launch was being held, was posted on their blog and in no time tons of hate comments started to pop up on the actress’ screen. Some social media users intentionally tagged her in their comments as they insult, bully and express their hate towards her.
Their hate comments was being justified by the look and shape of her butt and her buttocks enhancement. Though Chichi is not the first or only celebrity in the Ghanaian entertainment Industry that has had a buttocks enhancement, but the only actress that is being bullied with hate comments and insults.
It leaves us to wonder the motive behind their hate towards the actress. Some may say it’s because she’s a Liberian and not a Ghanaian. Over the pass years celebrities in Ghanaian entertainment industry who are Liberians or Liberian descendants have been complaining, some privately, on the xenophobic attack they have been getting from Ghanaians.
Liberian born, Ghana base sensational artiste Irene Logan once posted on her social media platform this “The xenophobic attack in Ghana is way too much”. Some Ghanaians including celebrities have also been complaining about Liberian born celebrities in Ghana getting contract or endorsement deals over them.
I think it’s about time that Ghanaians realize that there are 4 times way more Ghanaians living in Liberia than Liberians living in Ghana. There are also way more Ghanaians benefitting from Liberia than Liberian benefitting in Ghana. Ghanaians are being given jobs, contracts, mining Liberian resources in every facet of the country and Liberians have embraced them like brothers and sisters.
Written by First Lady/ Augustina Kou Monpleh