Some celebrities are fortunate enough to command the people's love and affection, while others tend to command the peoples complete contempt, although sometimes it's to the very same affect.
On the other hand, some celebrities have a much more complicated relationship with their - for lack of a better term - fan base. Then there's a third category, that of celebrities who are generally perceived as distasteful, crass, or something equally negative, but also that people just can't get enough of.
Belinda Nana Ekuah Amoah - Mzbel
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With her hit song "sixteen years", Mzbel's career had a somewhat controversial beginning itself. The popular songstress has sinced been named in a series of rumors and scandals, most notably that she'd been in an affair with Prince Kofi Amoabeng. All things considered, Mzbel still commands a good following with Ghanaians both home and abroad.
Emmanual Botswe - Kwaw Kesse
Kwaw has long been one of Ghana's showbiz bad boys, and that alone would originally earn him a place in this, but recently the artist public stance on the legalizing or decriminalizing of Marijuana in Ghana after being arrested for brazenly using the stances may have polarized opinions of him with many.
One the one had, Ghanaians against the legalization of the currently illegal substance have condemned his move, while on the other hand those for the move have hailed him for his courageous public stance.
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Hon. Kennedy Agyapong's popularity among Ghanaians and - specifically - youths of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is well known to all Ghnaianas, although the outspoken politician's style has also earned him many antagonists. His no holds barred rhetoric has previously gotten him into dicey situations, including with fellow members of the ruling party.
Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa - Afia Schwarzenegger
Afia Schwarzenegger's career in entertainment started with a role she landed on a series called "Afia Schwarzenegger", her character on the show won over the hearts of Ghanaians, probably a major reason she's since decided to keep the name.
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Due to her tendency to troll and make fun of people in both social and traditional media she's earned herself many antagonist, but still has a considerable following. Proof of her love-hate relationship with the Ghanaian public became most apparent not too long ago after news of her husband finding her in bad with another man went viral. While some condemned her for allegedly being unfaithful to her husband, many more came to her defense and condemned her former husband's actions.
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Shatta Wale - Shatta Wale
After his re-branding to the name Shatta Wale the popular artist's new public persona was largely criticized for being somewhat rude and belligerent. Though many still see him in the same light, over the years Shatta Wale has risen in the music industry to become arguably the most popular artist in Ghana to the extent of being invited tot he Flagstaff House by President Nana Akuffo Addo.
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