- Father of Kumawood actress Yaa Jackson said he supports everything she does with her life in the entertainment industry
- Jackson K. Bentum said his daughter was behaving that way because to stay relevant in the music industry
- He said Yaa was being coached to do what she does for fame
Kumawood movie producer and director, Jackson K. Bentum, also father to young actress Yaa Jackson, has revealed that he fully supports his daughter’s adventures in the music and movie industry.
According to Bentum, the family was very fine with Yaa’s choice of lyrics for songs which are mainly controversial.
He added that he found no problem at all with the way she dressed, and though she has been condemned for her choice of dressing and grooming by the public, he was fine knowing that Yaa was getting all the fame she wanted.
This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Classfmonline.com.
According to the father, Yaa was acting under instructions to behave the way she does for fame, therefore, Ghanaians should not overly criticised her.
He explained that for one to stay relevant in the entertainment industry, there is the need to be entertaining in various ways and his daughter was doing exactly that.
Bentum added that supposing Yaa had been called by God to become a pastor and she was behaving the way she does now, he would have been very angry with her.
He also pointed out that if his daughter had stayed calm in the industry, "nobody would mind her."
“I support her and whatever she says in interviews. I support it because it is business. If she had chosen to be a pastor and she was saying what she says, then I’ll be angry, but as it is, this is how entertainment is supposed to be and she is doing just that. After all, she is not a gospel artiste. In this industry, if she decides to stay calm, maybe no one will mind her,” the father reiterated.
“She’s being instructed to do so, and she has to do it so we have to understand her. It’s all part of the entertainment, so, I don’t have any problem with it,” he revealed.
In stressing that his daughter needed to stay controversial for fame, Bentum gave a scenario of a movie producer who chose theft to become popular.
“We already know how the entertainment industry is. There was one producer who went to premiere his movie somewhere but he did not get the media attention, so, he decided to steal from a shop nearby. What he stole was not even up to $5."
"He was arrested and when quizzed, he confessed that he did not get the attention he needed for his movie premier but news of the theft has given him the media attention he needs to premier his movie. So, sometimes in the entertainment industry, you have to be creative to get attention for people to be aware of you,” Yaa’s father stated.
The teenager, who began acting at the age of two, has added music to her show business, and known for songs including: ‘Tear rubber’, ‘Slay queens’ and ‘Ehye mu’.
In a recent publication by YEN.com.gh, Bentum revealed that Yaa was actually 19 years and not 17 as she had preached.
Yaa herself has been in the news for being mocked as she could not tell the meaning of CRS.
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