Journalist and entertainment critic, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, has indicated that it would be prudent if Ernest Kwasi Ennin refrains from attacking female showbiz personalities, considering how the Media Excel boss quickly mounts spirited defense for Wendy Shay whenever the singer is subjected to backlash.
Mr. Asamoah-Baidoo’s comment was a direct reaction to a remark Kwasi Ernest made which appeared to be a poke in the eye of Fantana, a singer signed unto the BlowGH label.
Fantana, who suffered public ridicule following her sanitary pad display at two different events, took a swipe at reggae/dancehall artiste, Epixode, for saying he doesn’t know her, and that she sounded like a weaker version of the late Ebony.
“@epixodemusic what you’ve been trying to do in 4 years, I’ve done in 4 months!” she wrote on social media.
Responding to the post, Mr. Ennin suggested that Fantana’s achievement in the music industry cannot be compared to Epixode’s. His comment, however, did not come without a jab.
He said: “By wearing pad, you call that achievement over a true legend and a performer…don’t let us allow these young ones to insult creativity… since when did wearing a pad for hype became an achievement for any musician to be proud herself about? Maybe she has money and can survive but it’s important for the young woman to just go and watch her performance on that show and after, analyze her creativity….”
Kwasi Ernest, CEO of Media Excel
Ennin’s statement attracted a response from Asamoah-Baidoo who posited the music producer’s comment was in bad taste.
He wrote: “Boss, you see black man. Anytime Wendy Shay is attacked, you jump to her defence like an intoxicated hen protecting its chick. Here you are, doing the same thing to another female act. You ought to rise about this. Not cool. Be an example Sir.”
Meanwhile, Fantana has been explaining circumstances which led to the display of her sanitary pad while performing at Shatta Wale’s ‘Reign Concert’ and Obrafour’s ‘Back To Taifa’ concert held at the Fantasy Dome and Taifa respectively, last Saturday.
In a statement issued on Monday, the singer who put up below par performances said she had her menses thirty minutes before she mounted the stage.
“…I was surprised to see some bloggers and a section of the media high light and body shame me because I refused to let my menses stop me from performing when I felt it coming 30 minutes before I went on stage last Saturday at the fantasy dome.
“Regardless of my costume being transparent, my only option was to put on a sanitary pad and still go ahead to perform. I am a woman and I’m not ashamed of menstruating,” the statement said.