Question ☺f The Day: Why Do Ghanaians Dislike Nigerians? Please Judge This Case And Let's Discuss. I Need Frank Answers & You Cαη Be As Anonymous As You Like
I really didn't want to do this...but if I narrate details ☺f the events that Ħª√ę occurred over the weekend, you'd be certain I was unveiling a new Nollywood script. FRENEMIES Ħª√ę revealed their talons απϑ all sorts ☺f unbelievable things Ħª√ę come to light. The entire temptation led to my "break in transmission" since Friday απϑ because I am looking for a suitable new assistant to help with my blog workload, I Ħª√ę crazy work backlog, so the last thing I needed was another distraction. I am doing everything alone, so I Ħª√ę to multi-task until I find a new assistant. Please bear with me until then.
№ω, to the new distraction (topic above) which I really must tackle after years ☺f ignoring:
All ☺f us at E4 PR really love Jackie Appiah απϑ welcomed her like a sister, which was why she was included in the Hollywood Weekly Magazine feature. If you look at the intro to the Nollywood feature on the first page ☺f the magazine (above), you will see that ONLY Jackie's photo was used on that page with the heading, "Nollywood's A-List Superstars". Apart from the fact that this is Hollywood Weekly's first time ever featuring Nollywood stars, that is their very first page; so for them to Ħª√ę agreed to use Jackie's photo there when they Ħª√ę people like J'lo in that same issue, John Cussack, Robert Downey JR or even Hollywood's legendary poster girl, Margie Stewart - who Juڪτ died...shows you the level ☺f regard they developed for all the stars. Jackie is our only Ghanaian star απϑ as you know, she is also one ☺f Ghana's biggest female stars, so I was very careful to ensure that her importance wasn't undermined when pairing her with E4 PR's other stars.
Desmond has the biggest profile there as an actor, producer απϑ director, so I could Ħª√ę used his photo on that page if I wanted to go by the real Nollywood status ranking. Monalisa is an actress απϑ producer, so I could Ħª√ę used her photo there too, απϑ as you know, they Ħª√ę been with E4 PR the longest, yet they didn't mind when they saw the feature; this proves how kind-hearted they are. Jackie's photo was specifically used to introduce the feature, to make her stand out more απϑ as our newest addition, the other stars welcomed her in such a way that she never felt new απϑ Juڪτ naturally fitted in. Anybody reading that feature will see how fairly all the stars were ranked. I cαη never disrespect Ghana by undermining the importance ☺f their most-sought-after female actress; yet if they were the ones presenting a similar feature, I cαη bet you that anybody reading their own version would never realise how important the other Nigerian stars are. Des απϑ Joe are so laid back, they don't even mind about things like that απϑ Monalisa likes Jackie so much, she'd even tell me to use 10 ☺f Jackie's photos to give her more publicity. A lot ☺f people don't realise how humble my stars are απϑ this is another main reason we get along so well. They are already very big stars απϑ get mad publicity all the time, so they don't particularly care about where their photos are placed, why I decided to use Jackie's photo first or anything like that. They are not petty απϑ even Jackie knows this. I am pointing out these things №ω (petty ones inclusive), so that you cαη see everything απϑ please help me ask these Ghanaian sites what Nigerians Ħª√ę done to them.
Look at the inside page feature on each star as well. I had to provide all the written words, since I am the one that knows each star better. Notice how high I particularly profiled Jackie, bearing in mind that everything I said was based on my true knowledge ☺f each star; so this is how much I love απϑ respect Jackie.
I first met Jackie last year when I cast her to play female lead in Turning Point. Jackie's character was the most important, even bigger than the Hollywood stars in the movie. Her character carried the entire story απϑ everyone loved her. Look at what the director, Niyi Towolawi, even said about her in the Bella Naija interview απϑ I quoted his statements in this magazine feature. Monalisa is always congratulating απϑ encouraging me on every little achievement απϑ when she saw that I had cast Jackie as female lead, I remember her saying, "awwww Jackie, I love Jackie, you made a good choice, girl". Απϑ even then, when this so-called Ghana Celebrity website απϑ another Ghanaian guy that owns ameyawdebrah.com wrote about the movie, they only laid emphasis on Jackie απϑ the Hollywood stars απϑ addressed the rest ☺f the Nigerian stars in the movie as "others". Απϑ that Ameyaw guy is a вв contact, so I give him all my photos απϑ posts ☺f Jackie απϑ then he'd carry my stories απϑ refer to my non-Ghanaian stars as "others"! If the Nigerian stars' names are not worthy enough to be mentioned, then why is the Nigerian story considered worthy enough to be hyped απϑ linked to their stars? I Ħª√ę asked them to show me one Nigerian site that has omitted Jackie's name from this feature απϑ they haven't come up with any.
The Ghana Celebrities Website guy is the WORST case I Ħª√ę ever encountered. You need to go on his website απϑ see the uncouth manner in which he sat on his high horse απϑ directed his audience to go απϑ see how "Jackie Appiah led the 'others' to Hollywood"! The manner in which he bragged about an article that he knows nothing about or tried to find out about, beggars belief. As much as we love Jackie, is it fair for people like these to insult the other stars on that same cover who made it possible for her to be featured in the first place? And what is their crime? They are not Ghanaians. Monalisa specifically requested Jackie to be featured with her απϑ Desmond απϑ Joe gave their thumbs up. Please tell these people to ask Jackie themselves. So №ω it is Jackie that led Desmond, Monalisa απϑ Joe to Hollywood...furthermore, they are to be addressed as "others" because they Ħª√ę no names?
Same thing they did in the Genevieve Magazine feature a few month's ago. They wrote, Chris Attoh απϑ others ("others" are meant to be Joseph Benjamin απϑ Lynxxx), yet not one single Nigerian site omitted Chris Attoh's name from that feature. The only reputable Ghanaian site I know is Modern Ghana. Majority ☺f the rest are suffering from a severe case ☺f inferiority complex!
I had originally intended unveiling the Hollywood Weekly Magazine feature this week, as there is still more to come, but had to put up an emergency Press Release last Friday after I noticed that Hollywood Weekly had already posted the cover story on their site απϑ since they are 8 hours behind, it wasn't a good time to contact them. There are Africans living there, so it would definitely Ħª√ę leaked out, which was why it was appropriate for me to say something then. If you look closely, you'd notice that it wasn't the original cover I used with the press release last Friday; that was Juڪτ the preview. The main cover (which isn't yet up on my sites) was only released on Monday, απϑ as you saw, circulated accordingly on other sites with the inside feature ☺f each star. I still haven't published anything concerning the story since that Press Release, because I want to publish everything together this week when the rest arrive.
Within minutes ☺f putting out my Press Release last Friday, I received a Google alert απϑ to my utmost SHOCK, saw that the owner ☺f Ghana Celebrities website had written about how he keeps saying that you don't Ħª√ę to go looking for Hollywood if you're good because Hollywood will come looking for you απϑ look at how they came looking for Jackie Appiah. Then he culled some ☺f my own words from my press release απϑ presented them as his own, including Hollywood Weekly Magazine's website link απϑ instructed his audience to go there for themselves απϑ see how "Jackie Appiah led the 'others' to Hollywood" if they don't believe απϑ they'd see the photo there, including the iPhone απϑ iPad versions ☺f the magazine. By the end ☺f the weekend, they were having this proper "know it all" discussion under the post, with one person claiming that they were there απϑ witnessed how E4 PR paid απϑ put Jackie on the cover because Jackie was there απϑ Hollywood Weekly Magazine were at the Cannes Film festival selling their covers for $5,000. The Ghana site owner then replied this "witness" (in his badly written English), justifying how it didn't matter bla bla bla...απϑ this "witness" replied again, stressing on how they were there απϑ knew what they are talking about. Abasi mbok! Apart from the fact that these are all LIES from the pit ☺f hell, how do I even begin to rate the level ☺f razzness ☺f these people? Chai!
This "witness" apparently read the inside feature ☺f Calvin Klein's event at the Cannes Film Festival from the Apple iPad απϑ iPhone versions, which almost everyone that has an ipad απϑ iphone would Ħª√ę seen by №ω. Απϑ then to make the story sound "sweet" απϑ "authentic" to her Ghana Celebrity website audience, claimed that she knows when Jackie was put on the cover because Jackie happened to be there. Jackie, who was in Ghana, απϑ who had to rush to take those photos απϑ didn't finish until after midnight? So where did this "witness" see all this happening? I'm trying not to believe that this "witness" does not realise that this wasn't a live photoshoot. Please ask Jackie's photographer, Nii Djarbeng, where himself, Jackie απϑ her MUA were when he took her photos, the day απϑ time the photos were taken απϑ any other details concerning Jackie being on the cover. How cαη people lie like this? Na wa oh! SMH!
This is particularly annoying because Jackie wasn't even aware that she was going to be featured. None ☺f the 4 stars knew about this feature until much later when the magazine needed very large files ☺f their photos απϑ I had to contact them. Monalisa was in Paris at the time απϑ found out about the Magazine feature when she called to enquire how I was. She was pleasantly surprised απϑ when I told her that I was trying to think ☺f another ☺f our female stars to pair with her she said, "what about Jackie? This is so cool it'd be nice to involve Ghana"! Απϑ that was it, the puzzle Juڪτ fitted. Jackie was so touched when I called her to inform her.
Whenever I make statements like, "Monalisa is beautiful inside n' out", some people (like you know yourself...this past weekend) gossip behind απϑ say stuff like I'm afraid ☺f her, I worship her, she has paid me to say these things or I generally Juڪτ kiss ar*e. These gossips would be so shocked if people that really know me tell them my stance about such allegations. I wonder how much ANYBODY cαη pay me to lose my dignity απϑ say things that I do not mean. I will only say things like that about people that Ħª√ę EARNED my love απϑ respect. Qualities like that cannot be bought - you either Ħª√ę them in you or you don't. NOBODY cαη pay me enough to say positive things about someone that I haven't witnessed. I would rather sit in my village απϑ sip garri than be subjected to such TORTURE...απϑ yes, believe it or not, it is TORTURE for me to be forced to say good things about people who I really feel otherwise about.
It is so painful that the uncouth actions ☺f these Ghanaian website owners are getting Jackie caught in the middle ☺f all this; she is such a lovely person, it is difficult not to like her. She is innocent in all ☺f this απϑ I know that she will NEVER EVER support what these people are doing. Nigerians love Ghanaians απϑ Emem Isong's movies initiated this whole collaboration trend to unify us; yet you'd see them leave comments on blogs like, "stop calling our stars Nollywood! They are Gollywood and are better than your Nollywood"! *trying so hard not to giggle...the word reminds me ☺f gollywog* Erm...who is competing with you btw? Does it matter who is better? Should we not love and appreciate each other no matter who is better? Okay then...whatever.
Απϑ to the person that called Hollywood Weekly magazine 'low quality' please prove your words by trying to get on their 'low quality' cover. If you cannot work out the concept ☺f the name, Hollywood, why they are located on the iconic Sunset Gower Studios lot in Hollywood, why they Ħª√ę their own TV studio at an equally high brow area, why they are so EXCLUSIVE etc, then I reserve my comments. When you make such statements, at least show some credibility by backing them up with proof. It is a different thing when people leave spiteful comments on some popular sites Juڪτ for the sake ☺f it - this I always ignore, as they are already in enough PAIN; but when people tell blatant lies all in a bid to discredit someone, it is obvious that the EVIL lurking in their hearts will lead to their eventual downfall - it is called karma.
It is not like we are begging anyone to like us...I am only trying to get my head around why at least people that we are nice to don't appreciate us, and instead repay us with contempt. Not one Nigerian site has ever omitted any Ghanaian star's name from any feature involving them, but go round απϑ check Ghanaian sites απϑ you'd see the way they treat Nigerians. Like I said previously, I cαη only conclude that these people are suffering from a severe case ☺f inferiority complex. In their small minds, they envisage a power tussle where there is none απϑ shoot missiles at imaginary enemies. Their actions will not stop us from being close to our good Ghanaian brothers απϑ sisters though; rather it would only expose their foolishness even more. I rest my case.
Update - Please see Jackie Appiah's statement here regarding this feature: Jackie's statement