Director for Dalex Finance, Mr. Joe Jackson, strongly disagrees with Ghanaian celebrities who claim that the Food and Drugs and Authority (FDA) and the Gaming Commission have made them lose huge sums of money after banning them from endorsements.
The Gaming Commission this week announced that Betting Companies can no longer use celebrities and public figures as their ambassadors, a move that has not sat down well with these figures who hitherto were making fortunes from these bodies.
But reacting to the protest and claims that celebrities are losing money because they cannot endorse betting companies and alcoholic beverages, Joe Jackson who is the Director for Dalex Finance stated that the money they are losing cannot be compared to the damage they will be causing to the lives of some young boys and girls with their endorsement of addiction products.
He opined: “Ghanaian Artistes should not be able to endorse addictive activities and substances e.g. tobacco, betting, alcohol, etc. Whatever money you are losing pales into nothing compared to the destruction of addiction”.
For now, it seems only Wendy Shay and Shatta Wale have openly registered their dismay in the pronouncements from the said authorities. This is one of the reasons why Shatta Wale is tagged as a hard guy capable of changing the music industry and its ‘Adamic status quo’.
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