Ghanaian actress and fashion entrepreneur, Serwaa Telemo, has spoken out against recent comments made by entertainment journalist, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, and highlife musician, Kwabena Kwabena, regarding a twerking video of her that went viral. The video was part of an endorsement of a gospel concert being organized by gospel singer, Brother Sammy.
In response to the criticisms, Telemo released a statement in a YouTube video posted by Ahodwo TV, where she emphasized her professionalism as an actress and fashion entrepreneur. She explained that the purpose of the twerking video was to promote the gospel concert to both Christians and non-Christians, with the aim of attracting “worldly” people to the event in order to convert them later on.
“I’m an actress, I am not a hook up girl. I can’t even do that. I don’t have time to do hook up. As we speak, I am on set recording a movie. My time is limited for that. I am a focused actress and a video vixen. Please stop tagging me with those bad perceptions,” said Serwaa Telemo.
Telemo expressed her disappointment in the negative perceptions associated with her curvy body and twerking, stating that twerking is part of her job. She further called on the public to stop associating her with negative perceptions and emphasized her commitment to her craft.
The comments by Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo and Kwabena Kwabena caused an uproar on social media, with many Ghanaians expressing their disapproval of the twerking video and its perceived negative impact on the gospel music industry. However, Telemo’s response has received support from many fans, who have commended her for standing up for herself and her profession.