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Wendy Shay vents on FDA for ban on advertisement of alcoholic beverages: FDA responds

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Rufftown records signee, Wendy Shay has vented out her frustration on the Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA) after she lost a deal worth thousands of dollars to advertise an alcoholic beverage.

According to the “Shay on You” singer, she had no idea celebrities could not advertise alcoholic beverages in Ghana and that the ban was ‘taking food from their mouths.”

“I just lost a deal worth 1000s‘ of dollars with this foreign alcohol company..I didn’t know in GH Celebrities can’t advertise for alcoholic beverages according to FDA. Like Seriously?! Small food we go chop too u wan take 4rm our mouth. Gh celebs wake up !!FDA Lift dat ban!!” she said in a tweet yesterday.

In 2015, the FDA, as part of efforts to ensure minors are protected from alcoholism,  banned Ghanaian celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages as an adherence to a World Health Organization (WHO) policy.

Wendy Shay’s tweet was however not unnoticed by the FDA as they sent her a reply reminding her of the ban and urging her to join the fight in preventing alcoholism.

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“Dear @wendyshaygh, the guidelines on the advertisement of food states clearly that no well-known personality or professional shall be used in alcoholic beverage advertising,” FDA replied to her tweet.

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Internal Power Struggles in Actors Guild Hindering Progress – Fred Amugi

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Legendary Ghanaian actor, Fred Amugi has expressed his frustrations over the ongoing leadership disputes within the Actors Guild of Ghana, which he believes are detrimental to the growth of the movie industry. (more…)

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I might just vote for cheddar; both NPP and NDC are the same – Efia Odo

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Ghanaian actress and social media personality, Andrea Owusu, popularly known as Efia Odo has expressed her disillusionment with the country’s two major political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC). (more…)

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I will register my house, kids, and kidney in your name – Strongman tells baby mama

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Ghanaian rapper Strongman has taken to social media to celebrate his longtime girlfriend and mother of his child, Nana Ama (more…)

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Pray for me; my heart is heavy – James Gardiner tells fans as he battles depression

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Renowned Ghanaian actor, James Gardiner recently opened up about how he felt numb and powerless on his birthday. (more…)

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Adorable moment as Stonebwoy’s kids surprise him after he wrote his final exams at GIMPA

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Social media is buzzing with an adorable video of Ghanaian reggae/dancehall artist Stonebwoy’s children surprising him with a warm welcome after completing his final exams at the Ghana Institute of Management Studies (GIMPA). (more…)

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We’re not authorized to regulate ‘spiritual products’ – FDA reacts to Hajia Bintu ‘Kayamata’ advert

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has clarified its regulatory stance on products making spiritual claims, such as the ‘kayamata’ potions promoted by social media influencer Hajia Bintu. (more…)

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