Acting Director of Planning, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the National Commission of Culture, Fio Richardson Commey has criticised persons who think nudity is the only way to gain popularity.
According to him, people with such mentality are very wrong and think so because “they suffer from low self-esteem”.
He noted that the nudity trend is not Ghanaian and expressed his surprise at how the country’s culture is being disregarded. “We have a lot of training we give to Ghanaian ladies when it comes to our culture. They are trained to cover their sensitive and vital areas but it is sad we are not seeing that these days”.
On his authority, there is nothing like modern day or old Ghana as this excuse is being used to promote nudity. “We decide the culture we want to practice no matter the time and age we are in and it is not our way of life to promote nudity”.
Fio Richardson disclosed that most people will rush to watch nude videos and pictures alright but, “they do it out of curiosity and won’t personally expose themselves”.
He charged the government to prosecute persons who share their nude pictures with the same speed “at which these nudes trend” in an interview with Doctar Cann on Happy 98.9FM’s Showbiz Xtra show.
Nudity has become rampant in the Ghanaian media space with the authorities looking on unconcerned until recently, when Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo was prosecuted for sharing a naked picture of herself and son on social media.
After the incident, many activists and institutions have taken it upon themselves to fight against the incidence of nudity in the Ghanaian media space.