Top 6 Scandals that Rocked Ghana’s Entertainment World in 2017


Many public figures in Ghana’s relatively small entertainment industry were involved in scandals in 2017 which brought shame some of them — with respect to how it was handled.

These scandals were related to finance, sex, relationship, lifestyle and among others.

Today, lists the Top 6 Scandals that Rocked Ghana’s Entertainment World in 2017.

Among the list of acts of impropriety among involving Ghanaian public figures in 2017 include but not limited to gospel musician Brother Sammy‘s sex scandal, the MUSIGA GHc2m scandal, and Christabel Ekeh‘s nude photos.

Check the full list below:

George Quaye’s VGMA Bribery Comments

Then PRO of Charterhouse and VGMA, Mr George Quaye got himself into trouble following bribery comment with regards to the award scheme. It is well noting that the presenter alleged in January 2017 that some gospel musicians have previously offered him bribe in exchange of picking awards. He was chastised by many critics and eventually apologized for making such “careless statement”

Brother Sammy’s Sex Scandal

In January 2017, the sensational Ghanaian gospel musician was hit with a sex scandal — an extra marital affair with UK-based Ghanaian gospel musician Ohemaa Jacky. It came to light that she got pregnant in the process and was asked by Brother Sammy to abort it, in order to avoid shame. Ohemaa Jacky told in an exclusive interview that she lost the baby due to a miscarriage. The issue between them was eventually solved amicably by Apostle Oko Hackman.

Christabel Ekeh and nude photos

The month of July saw actress  Christabel Ekeh share nude photos of herself. While others thought she was deranged at that time, she insisted in separate interviews everything was fine with her. Her situation got many Ghanaian celebrities including Lydia Forson, Prince David Osei, Gloria Safo reacting to it. She also received condemnation and counsel from majority of concerned Ghanaians.

Rashida Black Beauty Indecent Exposure

Rashida Black Beauty also made our list. The teenager who became popular after she was seen in a viral video in 2016 insulting her boyfriend popped up in 2017 again. In July 2017, a disgusting naked video of her leaked. In the video she was seen shaking her butts, giving a doggy style pose, groping her firm boobs, touching her coochie, opening it wide – inviting joyful flies around it. She was eventually arrested by the Ghana Police Service in Berekum.

Afia Schwarzenegger and Abrokwa

Actress Afia Schwarzenegger’s nine (9) month marriage with Mr Lawrence Abrokwah came to an abrupt end after the former was caught by her husband on their matrimonial bed with another men. It came to light that there was a tip-off by the house-help and Abrokwah stormed the house while Afia and the man (still unknown) were engaging in the immoral act. Abrokwah recorded a video of the incident and in it, he is seen threatening to pour a substance made to believe its an acid. The issue is currently before the court with Abrokwah facing five counts of domestic violence with emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, publication of obscene material, assault and threat of harm.

John Dumelo and the State Car

In March 2017, news about actor and NDC sympathizer John Dumelo’s involvement in a car scandal came to light. He was alleged to have made away with a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 belonging to the Republic of Ghana, which was given to him by the past government. John revealed the car was bought for him, by the former First Lady H.E. Lordina Mahama but checks by a government task force revealed it belonged to the National Security. It was eventually taken away from him and sent back to the Security agency.

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Yaw Sarpong

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