Ghanaians who became famous in 2019 through social media
In 2019, some Ghanaians successfully used social media and the internet to generate buzz and make numbers for themselves on various social platforms.
Whether via hot photos on Instagram, viral videos on Facebook and Twitter, or topical discussions on YouTube, this new crop of Ghanaian celebrities have practically forced their way into stardom:
Ghanaian diminutive personality, Shatta Bandle, was 2019 biggest internet sensation.
After bragging to be richer than Africa’s richest Aliko Dangote and American billionaire Bill Gate he rose to fame with a huge fanbase in Nigeria and around the world.
Shatta Bandle was born Idris Firdaus, a Northerner from a small village called Karaga. Aside from being referred to as Shatta Bandle, he’s as well known as the ‘young, young rich nigga‘. He was so popular even Nigerian musician made a song about him and featured him in the music video. He made cameos at shows both in Ghana and Nigeria.
With a verified account on Instagram which has 413k followers, Shatta Bandle is the biggest Ghanaian Social Media Star of 2019.
“You don know why is going on” if you didn’t see the trending taxi driver from Takoradi whose contagious ‘money laughter’ gained him fans from Ghana, Nigeria and beyond. Well, Mr ‘Eventuarry’ is one Ghanaian who became a star this year.
The taxi driver often called ‘Eventuarry’ gained attention after videos of interactions with others which include his funny laughter were uploaded on Twitter.
His videos got so popular, he flew to Nigeria for his first solo comedy show. He joined the cast of the television show ‘Kejetia vs Makola’ and even starred in a TV commercial.
After Counselor Lutterdrodt’s reign as Ghana’s most outspoken and controversial counselor, 2019 saw the rise of Ghanaian Counselor, Lady Lady Rev Dr Charlotte Oduro.
After videos of her counseling advice went viral, she landed in the books of Nigerian singer Simi and that was the start of her reign on social media.
With some people agreeing with her and others criticising what she says, Counselor Charlotte was invited to speak on different television and radio shows.
After years of acting in Kumawood, actor Mmbebusem hit the jackpot in 2019, thanks to social media.
After videos of ‘Ghana Jesus’ skits went viral, the actor has received several praises and criticisms which help grow his career.
He featured the likes of Joey B, Medikal, Wendy Shay, John Dumelo among others in his videos.
Guess you saw one man who acted mad and was so wise in all his speeches? Oh! His videos were flying on social media after saying smoking is just like a pastoral job – Unless you are chosen by God, you cannot smoke.
Wee Teacher became popular through his funny but wise sayings in videos. He became more popular after he was interviewed by media outlets in Accra like Kofi Tv.
He has since then been in the buzz and the little thing that he does or says in a video becomes a topic for discussion. His main course is to fight for the legalization of weed.
Trending for three or four days on Twitter is not an easy thing, but Oswald, the wonder kid, out of nowhere hijacked the twitter trends in Ghana for three days 18 hours.
He became popular after he gave out correct outcomes of soccer games in the betting sphere known as odds which gave all those who followed his predictions some fortune.
He currently has over 77,000 followers on Twitter and controls a telegram group with over 50,000 members.
Honourable Nana Adabor Ibrahim Isaah Ampim aka Hon Aponkye became popular on social media after he made his intention to contest in this year’s District Assembly elections known.
He gained prominence on social media for his humour driven campaign-style. One of his promises that got him the attention of the public is his ‘Free Breakfast’ policy.
Well, he lost in the district assembly elections but his legacy and fame lives on. He is one of the best things that happened to Ghana in 2019.