Ghanaian entrepreneur and songstress, Mzbel says not every popular person on social media must be called a celebrity.
According to Mzbel, the tag celebrity has become very cheap but in the past before a person was called a celebrity, he or she was of a decent behaviour and serves as a role model to the people around them and the society they leave in. But these days, it turns out to be the opposite way.
Mzbel further explained that people who are called celebrities must be given the tag per their impact, but these days, any popular person on social media calls themselves celebrities.
“If someone should be called a celebrity the person must earn the title but right now the moment someone becomes popular on social media we start calling that person a celebrity.
“It’s not every popular person that’s supposed to be called a celebrity but unfortunately that’s how they’re treating it here.”
“But in our time when we started music, social media wasn’t there so for you to get an opportunity on radio or TV or appear on a front page of a newspaper, your works must have gotten to a level that makes you deserve that privilege.”
“So you have to earn the title of a celebrity but right now It’s not like that social media makes people celebrities overnight and turn back to say all these people call themselves celebrities,.” She concluded.