Veteran Ghanaian music producer, D’Hammer of the Last Two concurs in the comments the Director-General in Charge of Legal and Prosecution for the Ghana Police, COP Kofi Boakye made at the recently held meeting between the Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare and players in the Creative Arts Sector.

Quite a number of industry players including Shatta Wale, Kuami Eugene, KiDi, Stonebwoy, A Plus, Bulldog, Samini, Socrate Safo, Afia Schwarzenegger, Rex Omar, and more were in attendance.

During his address, COP chided Ghanaian celebrities for their sense of entitlement.COP Kofi Boakye was having none of it, saying their sense of entitlement was becoming overwhelming.

“I want to say that the sense of entitlement of celebrities is becoming overwhelming and I just don’t get it. Some of the things that you do are disgusting, truth be told. If we cannot arrest pickpockets, we cannot arrest armed robbers. No one is above the law. When you fault it and the law has to deal with you, we will, so that it will deter others.”

“If you want privileges, what privileges do you want? That you can pull a weapon anytime and nothing would be done to you? No, that is not possible, we cannot do that,” he stated.

COP Kofi Boakye also raised concerns about the celebrity tag and who deserves to be given that title.

“Who is a celebrity? What is the operational definition of the word celebrity? I think we should get that because I am confused, we are confused. Is it that when you appear in one film or you do one song you qualify to be called a celebrity or what? And you see because we are confused, we do not know what you want,” he explained.

Reacting to his rant, Da Hammer wondered why the creative players who attended the meeting paraded themselves as celebrities.

In his view, the celebrity tag is not a title but just a complimentary honor attached to your art and the impact you make and urged his fellow creative arts players to stop referring to themselves as celebrities, stars, and legends.

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