Celebrities around the globe are noted for signing contracts worth lip-smacking amounts as ‘face’ of companies and products which has seen their images being mounted on billboards [large boards] for advertisement along major routes in various countries and Ghana definitely is no exception but do our they care about those on signboards [small boards].
Small businesses [including barbering shops, beauty parlors, boutiques, restaurants etc.] have taken this opportunity by marketing their businesses and products on signboards but are both parties [celebrities and small business owners] just ignorant of what this mean in this modern world of show-business?
Following an extensive series of findings, OMGGhana.com can confirm that the image of numerous celebrities [including musicians, actors/actresses, radio and TV presenters etc.] are exploited ‘illegally’ with musicians and actors/actresses being widely used and we present the Top 5 to you in no special order.
Yvonne Nelson – Across the country, the hot actress could be spotted on most the signboards of fashion shops and beauty parlors. Findings made reveals that most signboards that the fair-skinned actress and fashionmonger appears on are quite larger than that of other celebrities across the country. At most fashion shops, this picture [casual wear with glitzy fashion accessories] of the actress shown here is mostly found .
Samini – The decorated musician is the only one from the Ghana music industry to make it to the five (5) most used celebrities on signboards in the country. The dancehall/Afro-pop artiste’s shot to the top 5 is undoubtedly the dominance of his image on signboards of most fashion and barbering shops [with the latter being the most]. His case is quite different from other male celebrities because his images can also be found in beauty parlors definitely because of his neat and tidy dreadlocks.
Jackie Appiah – The popular actress’ image could be spotted mostly at beauty parlors and décor centres nationwide. The charming actress has definitely being the love of many Ghollywood movie audience since her shot to fame following her role in “Things We Do For Love”, “Games People Play” and “Tentacles”. Like Yvonne Nelson, a lot of people can attest to the fact that this picture of Jackie shown here is definitely the popular of the actress’ images you can find on signboards across the country.
Van Vicker – Like the musician Samini, Van Vicker is mostly found on signboards at fashion shops and barbering shops. He has also for some time now been the face of most fashion shops in the country due to his unique smile on most of his pictures you come across. On barbering shops in the country, most of the photos of the versatile actor used are those with his mohawk hairstyle.
Nadia Buari – Like Jackie Appiah, Nadia’s image is mostly found on small advertising boards of beauty parlors and décor centres across the country. Interestingly, most of these beauty parlors have both images of the two aforementioned actresses showing on their signboards.
So keep vigil on the images of Ghanaian celebrities along the streets and every corner and tally the number of small business centres advertising products and businesses with their images whether Good or Bad.
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