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Shots Fired!! No Sensible Celebrity Would Advertise Alcohol – Ambolley Replies Shatta Wale

Emmanuel Ayamga

Feb. 25, 2020

Veteran Highlife artiste Gyedu Blay Ambolley has hit back at persons who are calling for the ban on celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages to be lifted.
According to him, no sensible celebrity would agree to advertise alcoholic brands when he or she knows the effects.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has been firm in banning celebrities from doing alcoholic adverts.
However, the directive has not gone well with some musicians, with Shatta Wale and Wendy Shay criticising the FDA.
In a Facebook live video, the dancehall artiste called on his colleagues to come together to demonstrate against the Authority.
But Ambolley believes allowing celebrities to advertise alcoholic beverages would be bad for society and the youth.
“All those celebrities who have proper sense will not endorse alcohol because alcohol is not good,” Ambolley said on 3FM.
“Celebrities endorsing alcoholic beverages shouldn’t be allowed at all. Music and alcohol shouldn’t be allowed because of it’ll be enticing the youth.
“If you look at music videos, it all features young boys and girls. Alcohol must not be in the system for the young boys and girls to feast on it,” he added.
Some years ago, the FDA banned public figures from advertising alcoholic beverages, saying they had the potential to influence kids into drinking.
While some celebrities have in recent times called for the ban to be lifted, the FDA has been strict on its stand.
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian company that produces Adonko Bitters recently unveiled some Nigerian celebrities as its ambassadors.  
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