Scandals do stoke controversies. However, the gravity of the controversy is profound when the scandal is sex-related. And just as ‘sex sells’, online news portals tend to benefit from the scandals as traffic on websites booms.
For the past few years, x-rated video clips of some popular Ghanaian celebrities have found their ways to the internet and the impact was greatly felt by victims – some of whom have not been able to bounce back.
They included actors, footballers, and musicians.
It is, however, instructive to state that some of these persons denied being the actors while others offered explanations to the circumstances that led to the filming and release of the sexually explicit videos.
For a revisit of some of the most shocking celebrity sex tape scandals, www.ghanaweb.com gives you the list here:
Last year, Shatta Wale shared a video on his Snapchat which captured a gentleman, believed to be him, receive a blowjob from a lady. The gentleman alleged to be Shatta Wale was not alone. Then the right-hand man of Shatta Wale, Pope Skinny, was also said to be the other gentleman in the video.
Shatta Wale, who usually wouldn’t accept his faults, released another video right after the snap went viral, insulting the media and blaming them for the circulation.
Itz Tiffany, born Antoinette Tiffany Owusu, in 2014, was hit by what could be termed as one of the biggest scandals in the music industry as video clips of her sexual activity with her ex-boyfriend were leaked.
The videos, according to reports, were recorded while Tiffany was legally married to Frank Kwame Gambrah, her ex-husband.
The musician speaking in an interview with Peace FM said she was really affected by the video.
In September 2019, Afriyie Acquah was in the news after he posted an x-rated video on Snapchat.
The actor, believed to be Afriyie, seemingly had a good foreplay session as he had a woman ‘choke’ her throat with his ‘cock’ in the said video.
Afriyie Acquah’s agent, ArthurLegacy, later apologized on behalf of the player but stressed he was not the actor.
A statement on its Twitter account read: ”ArthurLegacy has spoken to our client Afriyie Acquah, investigated and can confirm he was not the one in the video but, been careless with his snap content. We apologize on his behalf.”
In September 2017, controversial radio and TV personality was the talk of town when a video clip which captured her naked in bed with a man hit the internet.
The tape was recorded by her ex-husband, Lawrence Abrokwah, who, according to reports, had been tracking Afia Schwarzenegger and her lover.
In that video, Afia Schwarzenegger was seen wearing a headscarf with a towel covering parts of her body.
In May 2016, Amanda, the ex-wife of Afriyie Acquah, threatened to end her life when an x-rated tape she reportedly sent to her husband while they were still married, landed on the internet.
Amanda was seen satisfying herself with a deodorant container when Afriyie Acquah was away working.
She told Peace FM in an interview that the ex-husband’s negligence influenced her to masturbate with a deodorant.
The sex-tape of Big Brother Africa Zimbabwean representative Pokello Nare was leaked and widely spread on the internet few weeks after the show began and it tainted her image badly.
Her two-minute clip with an ex-boyfriend, Desmond ‘Stunner’ Chideme enjoying some unprotected sex went viral on social media networks at the time.