Actress Bibi Bright, who was one celebrity who publicly campaigned for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has had to fend off criticism that she did so for a position on the Creative Arts Council as a reward.
According to Bibi Bright, her decision to campaign for the NPP was be she - just like a majority of Ghanaians - desired for change, a message that the then NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, had been preaching.
Shortly after the NPP's landslide victory at the December polls, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Mme Catherine Afeku, commissioned the Creative Arts Council with Mark Okraku Mantey, a program manager at HITZ FM, at it's head.
Mme Afeku also appointed Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, daughter of President Akufo-Addo, and actress Bibi Bright as the council's secretaries.
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Relating her views in an interview with MzGee on Showbiz This Week on Hitz FM, Bibi Bright expressed that she shed tears when she finally realized that the NPP's flagbearer had won the elections.
“It was emotional just to know that this is something that we worked for, prayed for and God had blessed it. It was a life-changing experience."
"For me it was more about just campaigning because of the situation Ghana was in then. It wasn’t really about what I was expecting for myself but that I was hoping Ghana would take that decision to change government..."
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She also expressed that the hardships experienced in the creative industry also prompted her to campaign for the then opposition NPP.
She stated that the she was happy to have been offered a position where she could help the ailing creative industry. Also that thought their work hadn't properly started, the council had bean laying out some foundation work.
"After the elections, they said, ‘you are saying your industry is dying, now we’ve given you the chance, come on board let’s make it work", "I felt very good about it,” she opined.