Shatta Wale to lead protest march against FDA’s ban on alcoholic drinks adverts by artistes

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Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah [Shatta Wale], has called on musicians in Ghana to join him on a street protest against the Food and Drug Authority’s (FDA) ban on artistes not to advertise alcoholic products.

In a video posted Facebook, Shatta Wale said the artistes should join to march to the FDA office and the presidency to mount pressure on the authorities to review the ban.

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To him, celebrity endorsements were a major source of revenue for many artistes and hence the ban was really affecting them.

“You see what FDA is doing; why don’t we come together and demonstrate. We are always talking about supporting your own, but if we charge and march to their [FDA] office in unity, then from there we move to the Flagstaff [Jubilee] House asking the government to lift the ban,” he said in the video.

Source: graphic online

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