Rashidatu Mohammed alias – Rashida Black Beauty, released yet another controversial video of herself stark naked on her social media, spurring media outrage.
The video described as disgusting by many Ghanaians has got several tongues wagging and screaming that her actions are the result of a failed society.
Rashida Black Beauty as she was nick named won a Viral Video of the Year award with her Kushmai recording during the 2016 Jiwe Award. But not everybody was happy about it, as a matter of fact, a lot of people expressed disdain over the organisers of the award event.
Some gutsy individuals voiced out their opinions saying the organisers of the award are the kind of people who have taken it upon themselves to destroy the moral fiber of the country.
While some thought she needed help and her actions were a reflection of society’s failure, others believe it was a deliberate and self-conscious act so she must take responsibility for it.
Meanwhile, amid the tongue lashing, Rashida Black Beauty took to her Facebook page to apologise. Her apology reads…
“Hello Ghana, I am sorry and I regret my actions, there is a lot of explanation to this video but I guess the harm has already been done so no one will be willing to hear what I have to say or tell them.
“All I want to say is I regret my actions and I hope Ghanaians do forgive me… Thank you!”
This latest show described as a moral degeneration by the fast rising social media celebrity, Rashida Black Beauty sparked judgemental discussions on the WhatsApp platform by Alliance for Women in Media, Africa.
Many of the platform users spoke up saying:
“I don’t think she has good people around her. Her manager only seemed interested in getting his hands on the money people offered her to help further her education.”
Another user named Rhema noted that society has failed people like Rashida by reducing popularity and fame to nudity and indecency.
People like Efe Plange, Founder of Sankofa Reviews concured with this social media user, Afua who said that without controversy, a decent hardworking person cannot trend.
“You cannot do decent diligent work and make it in Ghana. Looks like you have to be dubious to have it work out for you. She is a product of our society, a reflection of our system.”
The discussion which started off about the welfare of Rashida Black Beauty turned into a critical look at what possibly triggered her actions and its possible consequences on the present generation. Some said depression and management should be neglected.
Rashida’s actions further spurred concerns over the role of media in promoting sexual indecency and the growing trend of sex tape leaks.
A comment made by the Whatsapp page contributor reads:
“Social media sets the pace now. Traditional media must be up and doing.
“We have to blame ourselves most media houses now pick their news bulletin from social media, lazy journalism.”
The contributor believes that if the media is truly setting the agenda and is supposed to work in the interest of the people in a professional practice then discussions around video leaks will be steered in a more healthy direction.
As criticising as many of the opinions are, some supported her nude display saying “she’s a human being who has every right to be heard and seen, adding that oppression of women’s bodies is the reason people like Rashida Black Beauty should be lauded.
Currently, Rashida Black Beauty has 7,086 followers on her IG page which, by the way, is a private account.