Ghana is a very open country and, as such, the country is filled with people with different characters and personalities.
While some prefer to stay quiet in the corner, there are others who cannot go a single day without stirring controversy.
These are the 'stubborn' ones and we love and accept them for who they are. Imagine a country without controversial people, that would be boring right?
Let’s take a look at five Ghanaians who are often caught up in controversies:
1. Shatta Wale
Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale is one of the most controversial figures in Ghana. The “My Level” hit maker has often made the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
At last Sunday, May 19’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), Shatta Wale was once again in the news after clashing with rival Stonebwoy.
The Shatta Movement boss interrupted Stonebwoy when the latter had mounted the stage to claim the award for Best Reggae/dancehall Artiste of the Year.
The brawl ended both men in police custody after footages revealed that Stonebwoy actually brandished a gun during the melee.
For many people, though, Shatta Wale started the confusion before it escalated to that level.
2. Asamoah Gyan
Another personality who often divides opinion is Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan. The Kayserispor forward is as good as he is controversial.
On Monday, May 20 the 33-year-old announced his retirement from international football saying he will never play for Ghana again if stripped of the team’s captaincy.
It is an issue that has made Gyan a trending topic on the various social media platforms, but this is not the first time he has made the headlines.
In 2018, he dragged his wife to court after harbouring doubts over whether he is the real father of their three children.
The Kayserispor striker reportedly wanted to the court to annul his marriage to his wife, Gifty, with whom he has been together since 2003.
However, reports later emerged that the results of the DNA paternity test actually confirmed that Gyan is the father of the children.
3. Ken Agyapong
Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, is another personality who is constantly entangled in controversy.
This year alone, the outspoken legislator has made the headlines many times for taking on journalists and also nearly fighting a colleague MP.
In March 2019, he clashed with the Central Regional Police Commander during a demonstration by students of the University of Education, Winneba.
Mr. Agyapong is reported to have threatened the officer that he would make sure the officer is dismissed from the police service.
The maverick MP also came under the spotlight following the murder of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, after his earlier threats on TV.
4. Owusu Bempah
Founder of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah has arguable been the most talked about pastor in recent years.
The preacher is known for making “doom” prophecies and has often been taken on by a section of the public.
Earlier this year, he alleged that the former president John Mahama was scheming to eliminate Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Owusu Bempah also found himself in hot waters after prophesying on the possible death of the National Chief Imam, but he later apologised.
5. Afia Schwarzenegger
Another very controversial figure in the country is Afia Schwarzenegger. The actress and comedienne has been quiet in recent weeks but is one that is attracted to controversy.
In March, she was at it again after brandishing a gun in her car. In a video posted on her Instagram page, the actress brandished a gun saying she is licensed to kill anyone who messes with her.
Afia Schwarzenegger has also been involved in countless beefs with her colleague celebrities.
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