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Neo
14th July 2011, 06:57 AM
Twitter, a social networking site which allows people to communicate and keep in touch with friends, is fast attracting the interest of Ghanaian musicians, actors and actresses.

Some decades ago, Ghanaian musicians and actors only interacted with their fans on stage and on television screens respectively. It was therefore an opportunity for people who lived around them to boast about it. But same cannot be said for decades ahead.

At first, we only read about Western artistes and their craze for Twitter. For some reason, this social networking site has made and unmade certain high-profile people in the world ranging from the White House to the four corners of Hollywood.

If readers are up to date with celebrity information, we can say that Chris Brown won the Viewers Choice Award in the 2011 BET Awards through his interaction with his ‘tweet fans’ and other winners of the BET Awards canvassed a great deal of their votes through the social networking site.

The people make the celebrities who they are, and this happens through the interactions they have with them. Some time back, Ghanaians labelled celebrities as “too-known” because they said the celebrities were not approachable.

These issues of celebrities not being approachable and submissive have been taken in good fate by the celebrities and they are busily working on it. Ghanaian celebrities are now getting close to their fans through Twitter.

Many Ghanaian ‘tweeters’ now have the chance to get up-close and personal with their favorite celebrities who are on twitter. An example is the writer’s relationship he has with Ghanaian celebrities he follows on twitter.

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Being on twitter for more than two years with different accounts gives me a certain level of authority to tell readers that Ghanaian celebrities tweet more than most celebrated foreign celebrities when they are off the stage or behind the cameras.

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Celebrities that one can easily familiarize with on twitter include the sensational Efia Awindor aka Efya, Hiplife grand papa Reggie Rockstone, BET Awards nominee D-Black, Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie, poetry heavy weigh Mutombo Da Poet, celebrity publicist Ameyaw Debra, BBC sports correspondent Michael Oti Agyei, Mzbel, Mimi, Yvonne Nelson, etc.

Recently, D-Black gave his twitter fans the pleasure of seeing what was going on behind the scenes at the BET Awards by posting pictures on his page. Reggie gave his fans a treat by posting a link for them to be able to download his latest album ‘Reggistration.’
Ghanaians now have the easiest means to get celebrities. What question do you have for Efya, Yvonne, Mutombo and Sarkodie? Join twitter and get them answered.


Source: News one