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Black Beauty Rashida slapped and patted for nudity

By
Caroline Pomeyie, GNA

Accra, July 21, GNA –
Rashidatu Mohammed alias –Rashida Black Beauty, has caught a number of lips
including women in the media and communication’s industry with her nude video,
which has gone viral.

While some thought she
needed help and that her actions were a reflection of society’s failure, others
felt it was a deliberate act so she must

take responsibility
for her action.

During the 2016 Jigwe
Award, Rashida Black Beauty won Viral Video of the Year award with her Kushmai
recording.

Not everyone lauded
her winning the award and also expressed disdain about the organisers.

“The organisers of the
award are the kind of people destroying the moral fiber of this country” said a
lady who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The discussion was on
the WhatsApp platform for Alliance for Women in Media, Africa. 

“I don’t think she has
good people around her. Her manager only seemed interested in getting his hands
on the money people offered her to help further her education,” another
interviewee said.

One Rhema noted that
society had failed people like Rashida by reducing popularity and fame to
nudity and indecency.

Afua observed that
“without controversy a decent hardworking person doesn’t trend”.

“You cannot do decent
diligent work and make it in Ghana. Looks like you have to be dubious to have
it work out for you. She is a product of our society, a reflection of our
system,” Efe Plange, Founder of Sankofa Reviews said

Another said
discussions should revolve around depression and its management however the
discussion which started off about the welfare of Rashida Black Beauty turned
into a critical look at what possibly contributed her actions and the
consequences of her action on today’s generation.

It also triggered
concerns about the role of media in promoting sexual indecency and the growing
trend of sex tape leaks: “Social media sets the pace now”, “traditional media
must be up and doing”, “We have to blame ourselves most media houses now pick
their news bulletin from social media, lazy journalism”, comments from the page
said.

The media is not
setting the agenda right or maybe journalists are no longer setting the agenda.

If the media is truly
setting the agenda and is supposed to work in the interest of the people in a
professional practice then discussions around video leaks will be steered in a
more healthy direction.

It’s great to have
divergent views, the discussion grew more interesting.

“And why shouldn’t
they? It’s a story? She’s a human being who deserves to be heard and seen.

That oppression of
women’s bodies is the reason we have her. Let her have her agency!” someone
replied.

“She would have
trended and ended on social media, but we brought her to national attention
through the power of television and radio,” Dela said.

It is true the
penetration of radio and television in the country cannot be compared to that
of the internet.

Again not everyone who
uses the internet is on social media so less harm could have been done if the
trend ended on the social media.

Just when the
discussion got to its peak, Rashida Black Beauty posts on her facebook page,
“Hello Ghana, I am sorry and I regret my actions, there is a lot of explanation
to this video but I guess the harm has already been done so no one will be
willing to hear what I have to say or tell them.

All I want to say is I
regret my actions and I hope Ghanaians do forgive me… Thank you!”

GNA

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