Award-winning Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson has slammed her critics in an Instagram post of a video of her dance with Patapaa at the just ended Ghana Meets Naija concert. Miss Forson as she prefers to be called said she will wear what she wants, twerk whenever she can, and still be invited to give a speech at the UN.
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I’m here to tell you this, I, Lydia Forson of Ekumfi Srafa, Aboradze house will continue to live my absolute best life, I will wear what I want, twerk when my ass permits, and still be invited to give a speech at the UN assembly- this is the freedom I fight for, and as I have it I will bask in it and continue to fight for others to live freely. You can police and discredit me all you want, but the only cage you can put me in, is in your mind. Out here, it’s all coconut, sunshine, and the occasional glass of sobolo. Patapeeeeeeeze to the world. #patapaa_amisty #pa2pasojas #pa2pamovement . . . If your friends can’t hype you like this then wetin you gain!
Her comments seem to be a preemptive attack on people she foresees commenting negatively on the video of her dancing with the One Corner hitmaker but also a reinforcement of her views on the gender equality debate the president sparked a few days ago at the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver.
Women’s Rights and Equality
The president’s comments have sparked a cultural debate over efforts to get women into positions of authority in Ghana.
Lydia Forson is one of the first women to raise an issue with the president’s comments calling for more dynamism on the part of women in the country. According to Miss Forson, being challenged on the points the president raised at the Forum amounted to an embarrassment.
This is our President talking at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver.
This pictures sums up how a majority of the women and panel reacted to his views on gender activism.
When we talk you don’t listen, then you’ll go out there and get laughed at eh,VERY PUBLICLY! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/QnlkjZswK8
— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson) June 4, 2019
It goes without saying that her comments about the president have resulted in pushback from sympathizers of the president on social media especially Twitter with some getting very personal and insulting.
Our President said nothing wrong! For those who are in a haste to take stance, he said if we have incredible and dynamic women out there, they should strive to attain positions just as men do. We ain't gonna give you positions just by virtue of you being a woman. 💯
— CARL🦍 (@blakk_carl) June 4, 2019
Is it not @lydiaforson who reportedly refused to star in the Away Bus Movie because Rosemond Brown (Akuapem Poloo) was part of the cast?
You're now here talking about Gender Equality whiles You discriminate your fellow Women
God is Good
— Fiifi Gideon 🗣 (@fiifizard) June 6, 2019
The NPP’s Communications Director for the UK, Nana Ansah Obofour had some very unpalatable comments to make about her.
You will not stop fooling and marry,have babies and build a responsible family but chase your fellow women husband's for your daily bread and sit on social media to misbehave,I pitty your parents…you think sitting on social media makes you a useful woman…
— Nana Ansah Obofour (@NanaAnsah20) June 5, 2019
Daily Accra does not subscribe to personal attacks on women or persons of any gender. We only reproduced these tweets to support the story that Lydia Forson is probably responding to them in her Instagram post.