Even though the government of Ghana has said it will not engage celebrities directly into the fight of the novel corona virus outbreak in Ghana, some celebrities have gone the extra mile to contribute their quota to the fight.
Ghana has recorded 52 cases so far with one fatality and the government led by President Nana Akufo-Addo has put measures in place to curb the pandemic.
From closing down public and private schools, closing all boarders, banning public and social gathering to disinfecting major markets in Accra, the government is putting in a lot of efforts to fight Covid-19.
However, the fight isn’t for the government alone. Some celebrities have joined forces or made individual approach towards the fight against the pandemic.
While some are using their social media platforms to create awareness, others are going extra mile to fight the disease.
We share with you seven (7) Ghanaian celebrities who are helping the government of Ghana to fight the novel coronavirus.
Club Onyx, a nightclub owned by D-Black – the first Ghanaian rapper to be nominated for a BET Award – closed its doors to clients following the President’s directive.
The Manager of Onyx, Emmanuel, told Happy FM that: “We spoke to the staff of Onyx on Sunday after the President issued the directive banning all social gatherings. And we have not opened for business yet.”
Aside sacrificing his finance to help the government achieve his goal, he is using his social media platforms to educate his fans about the spread and prevention of the virus.
Pray for Ghana, Pray for Italy, Pray for the world 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/lEXhRCVZTI
— Mr. Desmond Blackmore (@DBLACKGH) March 22, 2020
The AMG Business label boss actually took a step further in the fight against coronavirus by becoming the first celebrity to distribute free hand sanitisers to people in his community, Tema, through courier service.
Pls if you live around tema and you don’t have hand sanitizer or can’t afford one,let me know,I’m giving some away for free by delivery to help fight corona virus #COVID19Ghana
— Criss Waddle (@CrissWaddle) March 19, 2020
In addition, he promised to provide face masks and hand sanitisers to a hospital in Konongo – a town in Ashanti Region – which lack some.
Where in Konongo,we need the hospital name and contact and how many nurses work there so that we can throw in some support as soon as possible 🙏🏾 https://t.co/0ZZlF5QXcF
— Criss Waddle (@CrissWaddle) March 22, 2020
While others were educating fans with foreign language, Wiyaala took it upon herself to educate her fans with her native Sisaala language. She did this through a minute video she shared on her Instagram page. She is the fourth Ghanaian celebrity to do this. Edem started it, followed by Xandy Kamel and Salma Mumin.
The controversial dancehall musician followed Criss Waddle’s move by supplying thousand of hand sanitisers to fans in Accra.
What more? He also promised to hold a free online concert dubbed ‘Faith Concert’ for fans to clear the boredom during the quarantined period.
Am not asking anyone to come to any venue for a show but sit at the comfort of your homes whilst you watch me on any gadget on YouTube just to strengthen ourselves in this serious times .. No gate fee
Venue : My poolside with my Band
No fan ,No crowd !!!! #SMFC
— SHATTA WALE (@shattawalegh) March 19, 2020
The award-winning actress and entrepreneur joined Edem and Wiyaala to educate fans in Ghanaian local dialects. Shortly after rapper Edem made the call, Salma followed up by recording a video in Twi telling fans about the symptoms and precautionary measures on coronavirus. Her video which she released on her Instagram account went viral.
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Who do not have access to information or less access to information. SPEAK YOUR LOCAL DIALOGUE TO EDUCATE THE UNEDUCATED. . Please screen video this and spread the news. Let them know Corona exist and in the country. This is not for only celebrities. Every single person should be concerned about this and blow alarm.
The VRMG imprint owner was the first Ghanaian celebrity to use his local dialect to educate fans about the symptoms and precautionary measures of the novel coronavirus. In addition, he has promised to hold a free online concert to help fans escape boredom during the quarantine period.
She was the only woman who competed with Criss Waddle and Shatta Wale, and she did it better. The bold and sassy actress took it upon herself to deliver free hand sanitisers plus soaps to her fans in and outside Accra.