Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas has disclosed she has no regret baring her teeth at the organisers of 3 Music Awards for not paying for her services after hosting the maiden edition of the awards event on March 24, 2018.
She said, venting her anger on Twitter to demand her unpaid money was for a good course to speak out for celebrities who have been taken for granted by several events and individual organizers.
The television and radio personality expressed sadness with regards to how several people have labelled them whores because they claimed most of these female celebrities warm the beds of some businessmen in order to survive.
But, confuting such claims, the multiple award-winning actress stated that they (celebrities) work so hard to take care of their families with their talent which many individuals and organizations have always delayed or refused to acknowledge their crafts.
Dumas also added that several Ghanaian celebrities are making an honest living through their crafts but people especially event organizers seem not pleased with their efforts even when a consensus has been reached in the contract.
“It’s not easy out there…Contrary to what people think, a lot of us in the industry are making an honest living and this is how we make our living so if you don’t pay, how am I going to live.” She told Merqury Quaye on Hitz FM.
According to her, it costs so much to maintain her brand so she feels cheated when she is not paid for services she renders for an organization or an individual.
“You call us ‘Ashawobrities’ and claim there is no celebrity in Ghana. How do you expect some of us to live and survive if you don’t pay us what is owed us and because you feel like the talent is not tangible so you’re not going to pay me or someone sitting there will think, why are you giving this girl this amount for just talking? But it’s not just talking. Even when you go out, you pay for the dress you wear and might not be able to repeat same dress at other places, the makeup artist, your hair are all paid for and by the time you’re done that cheque you’re getting, you’re spending one-third of it.”
She claimed though she has compèred so many events and shows for free, it was based on good rapport with the organizers.