- The former captain bemoaned the manner in which some celebrities create wrong impressions about themselves on social media
- He claimed that some of them turned around only to ask for help from others
- His comments were in response to a post by actor Prince David Osei on social media
A former captain of Ghana’s senior national football team, the Black Stars, has admonished Ghanaians not to believe everything about celebrities that appears on social media.
He is of the conviction that some lifetyles, especially as depicted by celebrities are nothing more than lies and misconceptions.
He argued that some put up appearances merely for public recognition and fame, especially in this age of social media.
In a response to a social media comment by Ghanaian actor, Prince David Osei, in relation to the ineffectiveness of the movie industry, the ex-skipper called it “…hard truth. So call celebrities that their neighbors don’t even know…nice letter my SOLDIER”.
This caused many to wonder the intent behind the statement.
In explaining it, he stated that most of the celebrities are merely interested in social media comments and captions.
His, according to him, are rather intended to inspire people.
He argued that some people live certain lifestyles that are not a true representation of themselves.
They, according to him, only turn around and ask for favours from other people. In cases like that, he never assists them, he said.
He describes himself as simple. He believes his years in Italy affected his state for fashion, because people in that country were unable to appreciate his sense of style, so he had to adopt.
Appiah was recently honoured with a Life Time Achievement Award at the 2017 Allianz Awards for being an inspirational figure to his society.
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