Politics did not destroy Mr Beautiful’s career – Socrate Safo

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Chairman of the Film Classification Committee, Socrate Safo, has rubbished perceptions that the career of some entertainment personalities was destroyed by politics.

The career of some of the creative personalities in the country, he observed, took a nosedive, not because of politics.

Actors, producers and artistes such as Clement Bonney, popularly known as Mr Beautiful, Lenny Akpadie, Grace Omaabo and NaCee have received backlash for supporting the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Some of these personalities later claimed their support for the NDC had adverse effect on their career.

But movie producer Socrate Safo, who is now the Chairman of the Film Classification Committee says it is childish for anybody to call for a boycott of any artiste or businessman’s product because of the person’s political affiliation.

While speaking on Showbiz 927 on 3FM with MzGee, the known as a sympathizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), stressed that the entertainment personalities did not lose their jobs because they supported a political party.

He also denied allegations that Mr Beautiful’s acting career took a nosedive because of politics.

“If anything, Mr Beautiful lost it before politics not because he was following NPP or NDC because he was busy with the pastor (Badu Kobe) anytime you need him he was in Accra; before then he was in Kumasi busily shooting,” he alleged.

“Maybe he uses that to blackmail some of the NDC people to give him something; I don’t know but that is what I believe,” Socrate Sarfo added.

The renowned movie producer noted that “Most people that have come out to support the NDC have come out crying and we know the case of Lenny Apkadie, he was in the studio; he cried, Lucky Mensah too came to cry.”
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