Moesha Boduong is having all of every Ghanaian’s attention after her statements during a CNN documentary interview with bomb-swerving, conflict fearless Christiane Amanpour. The documentary which according to very good sources was originally a women’s empowerment documentary and was changed to sex and love perceptions in various countries because sex sells 🤷🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️.
Here’s a snippet of what’s causing the kerfuffle
This has gotten Ghanaians riled up about why she has generalised her statement because it’s not every Ghanaian woman who sells her body ( basically prostitution) to make it in this economy.
— CitiNewsroom (@Citi973) April 12, 2018
Hard working Ghanaian women who are busting their asses to put food on the table deserve an unqualified apology from Moesha. Not every woman in this county depends on a man and instagram likes for survival.. There are hardworking women out there making money moves!!
— Kwadwo Sheldon (@amoaphoGh) April 11, 2018
Moesha Boduong really went on CNN to say Women can’t make it on their own? 🤦🏾♀️ 🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️
— Marley® (@DjKessGh) April 11, 2018
Seriously if you are a hardworking Ghanaian woman, Moesha’s comment shdnt bother you. 3y3 yaanom mobile money fuo nu wey the matter dey dema there 😂😂😂
— Bra Kofi (@Kofi_Batsa) April 11, 2018
In my opinion it’s her opinion which she stated quite bluntly and her lifestyle choice of fending for herself in this economy. It’s also a choice many MEN and WOMEN have chosen to do in the quite and the dark of the background of life. I know a few but I also know hardworking women like myself and many others who don’t subscribe to exchanging sex for a favour ie a job, school grades, business contract etc.
To be fair, the economy Moesha was talking about to defend her choices is what also pushed boys into doing 419, mobile money frauds and tonaton scams. There are hardworking men and women everywhere in Ghana. But let’s not pretend like what she said isn’t happening.
— Edem Kumodzi (@edemkumodzi) April 12, 2018
Did Moesha speak for Ghana in her statement? If it’s happening in Ghana, can we all admit that it’s happening and speak more about how to empower young women and men to build their knowledge and skills towards being qualified for the right job? Can we speak against men who insist on a young woman giving him sexual favours before she gets her promotion? Can we name and shame such men?
Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson took to Twitter to express her opinion and solution on the matter.
School- Sex for Grades.
Work – Sex for Employment.
Relationship- Sex for favours.
Let’s not pretend; at nearly every phase in a woman’s life, sex is often used as a condition of advancement, usually set by men in control of the means to this.
That’s the real conversation here.
— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson) April 12, 2018
And as usual, her tweet was misconstrued as an endorsement of Moesha’s remark
So as usual people have turned my tweet into an endorsement of what Moesha said. For the record I don’t endorse what she said, but I won’t bash her either; I’m more interested in what we can do to STOP this idea that the only way you can make it is through a man.
— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson) April 12, 2018
So is it that people don’t read or understand deep thinking tweets? Or we are just not interested in solutions?
Sex for grades, employment and favors??? Please, Ladies are genuinely earning all of that. Those who give sex for them don’t use their head hence resort to other “assets” they can use to go through the system. Don’t twist the convo to make it cool for her tarnish other ladies https://t.co/ievqwP5shG
— Kabu (@BigDarlington) April 12, 2018
In a now deleted Instagram post, Moesha posted her thanks to God and how she’s made it!
It’s time we realised that CNN and other media houses, Ghana included will look for content and craft the headline content in order to get traffic and views. Christiane Amanpour was looking for sensationalism and she got it.
Such a disgraceful being, look at Amanpour, she’s also a woman, and to hear such stuff from another woman like that shows how dumb, lazy, and stupid Moesha Boduong is. She’s a disgrace to womanhood. She’s part of the women who think men are the ones to work to feed them. Scumbag!
— Y O B O (@kendrick_isGOAT) April 11, 2018
Meanwhile on Facebook, more reactions are coming in.
I am very positive that Christiane Amanpour is aware of hardworking Ghanaian women who work with integrity and honesty without having to consort to giving away her body for a career boost or education upgrade. But that’s not scandalous enough. I mean really, I am even there! 🤣
Are Ghanaians hypocritical or what? Like we didnt know this was happening till this interview came out? Or because it’s on CNN and suddenly we all look bad. So what are we going to do about changing this narrative ourselves? Or will this be another topic to trend for a week till the next shocking occurrence?
What however worries me is the impact of an influential woman like Moesha’s words on young women out there who will be influenced by her ‘reality’. As a young woman starting my career I never slept with a married man or any man to provide my everyday needs. Call it privilege if you want but even though my mother paid my fees and school supplies I still hustled to make extra money to reduce the burden on my mother. I would sell off-season clothes in my dorm, go to Kantamanto to get thrift items to sell and even got a Nokia phone and run Space-to-Space from my room. I have roomies who can testify to that and I passed through University lecturer-sex-free too! Hardwork pays!
What do you have to say about this interview by the way?