Moesha Boduong, one of the most popular personalities on Ghanaian social media, has come under fire for an interview she granted to CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
The criticisms have been so fierce that some could be deemed as a personal attack on Moesha who plays a role in the popular TV series, Coco Brown.
But Moesha is not new to controversy and being lambasted for her actions. In fact, she is on record to have stated that she actually likes it when people insult because it helps to get gigs.
YEN.com.gh has listed five times Moesha Boduong has been in the news for the wrong reasons
1. Ghanaians are villagers comment:
Moesha came for some serious bashing on social media in January 2018 after she was reported to have described Ghanaians as villagers.
Moesha, while reacting to concerns from Ghanaians over semi-nude photos she had released at the time which were deemed to have exposed that her private part.
“I am thick and fleshy, but what they see in the picture is not my p**sy, it’s just my side thigh, nothing was showing, Ghanaians are just villagers,” she reportedly said.
This statement angered Ghanaians who tore into her on social media.
2. Her verse in a poetry song about orgy:
Moesha was featured poetry song by Nenebi’s released in September 2016. For her part in the song titled Me, My Selfie and Eyes which also featured Mzbel, Moesha reacted to those who criticise her for craving for attention with a controversial statement.
“You call me an attention whore, isn’t our attention what even God is fighting for?” she retorted in the song.
A section of Ghanaians did not take kindly to her, literally, comparing herself to God.
3. I prefer old men because young ones are womanisers comment:
In October 2017, Moesha came under fire over comments that she preferred to date older men.
According to her, older men stick one woman at a time unlike younger men who are womanizers
“I like dating people who are 10 years older or 5 years older than me, I just think grown-ups treat you better, I’ve never been lucky with young guys, the first young guy I was with…they like girls too much so I prefer older men because they are more matured and teach you a lot of things,” she said.
Her statement landed her in some trouble on social media as many, especially the guys, blasted her for what they described as her choice for material things from the older men.
4. I'll win Oscars for Ghana statement:
Moesha got many people mocking her on social media after claiming that she will win Ghana's first Oscars award.
According to those who mocked her, as an actress, she had not acted in any major role in any 'serious' movie to even win a Ghana Movie Awards accolade.
So her ambition was just not realistic for them. Some even went as far as questioning her 'supposed' acting talent.
5. I sleep with married men for money:
Currently the hottest topic in Ghana, Moesha has been lambasted from left to right for saying on CNN that Ghana's economy is so bad that women literally have to sleep with men for financial support.
In the no-holds-barred interview with Christiane Amanpour in which Moesha talked about her personality, sex, and love, among others, Moesha revealed that she cannot survive in the
“In Ghana, our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you. You can’t make enough money as a woman here. Because even when you want to get an apartment, in Ghana they take two years’ advance and I just started working where will I get money to pay?”, she stated.
Her statement, especially the generalization that most young Ghanaian women do what she does, has received a flurry of condemnations from a section of Ghanaians who feel Moesha's statement is demeaning to hardworking Ghanaian women.
On top of these, Moesha often comes in the news for sharing revealing and provocative photos of her hourglass self on social media.
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