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Jackie Appiah blasts Shatta Wale for saying he will charge if he is chosen as a COVID-19 ambassador.


Actress Jackie Appiah has taken aim at celebrities who seek to be compensated before doing the public good of raising coronavirus awareness.

Jackie, speaking with MzGee on 3Fm, said no celebrity should expect money for dong this service which would help keep all of us safe.

“We all need to educate each other…This is a global thing, it’s not just my industry alone. It’s quite sad…sometimes I use my platform to educate people,” she said.

“I’m doing this already for free right now nobody is paying me. I’m already doing it without being paid,”

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Her comments stand in stark contrast to Shatta Wale, who has said he wants money before he would take part in any government sanctioned awareness program.

“If government wants to engage me, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie or any other, they should know that there is something that needs to be done. It’s a tradition.

“We can’t come out and say we’re going to do it for free. I’m not part of their political party. It’s best for them to put a package down. Doing it for free will be very hard for someone like me.” Wale said.

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Jackie, however, slammed that kind of mentality in her interview.

“I don’t need to wait for government; nobody needs to wait for anybody to call them. I think it is right for an individual to preach to people to talk to people that’s why we have the numbers.

“God has given us the numbers to educate people…everyone needs to educate people because people don’t understand [what is going on]”. she said.


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