Ghanaian actress and model Moesha Boduong has courted controversy on social media after she told CNN that her motivation for dating a married man, just like other women in Ghana, is because the economy is not good.
“In Ghana our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you. You can’t make enough money as a woman here. Because even when you want to get an apartment, in Ghana they take two years’ advance and I just started working where will I get money to pay?”
Stunned by Moesha’s revelation, CNN’s Christine Amanpour asked her “are you basically telling me that you are having sex with this guy to pay your rent?”
Moesha responds,”because he can afford to take care of you. He takes care of me, my financials, my apartment, my car, my rent everything. “
“He expects me to be loyal and take care of him and give him sex when he wants.”
Social Media Reaction
Social media has been set ablaze following actress and model, Moesha Boduong’s interview with the CNN.
The actress’s comments in the interview have generated a huge controversy on social media. Social media is on fire Ghanaians and well-known personalities including actor John Dumelo, musician Eazzy, DKB, Lydia Forson and model Afia Odo sharing their views on the comments.
*Lydia Forson -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.
*John Dumelo -Do you agree with what Moesha said? Some women sleep with men for money because the economy is hard?
*Efia Odo -I wake up at 4am every morning to get to work for 5:45 am leave at 10am to come back for 6pm and leave at 10pm. Not all of US have to depend on a man for financial stability.
*Eazzy -Such an insult to all hardworking girls and independent women . You sit with #ChristianeAmanpour and talk like this? Knowing your message is to the world? And you blame on Ghana Economy? You Sell Ghanaian women this shallow and materialistic? Smh..We have an economy where our mothers worked extremely hard to train us with …
*HeadMistress -There were 3 women sitting there, Amanpour who dodged bullets and bombs to get where she is, the nail technician who’s dating a single guy and working to secure her bag, and there’s Moesha who pops the pumz to get her bills paid for. Its not the economy, its life choices.
*@FatimaDerby -I really hope this Moesha interview won’t end at a self-righteous rant but make us have honest conversations about how hard it is for women to get a job/promotion/pay raise on merit & also truthfully engage the statistics on how women have higher poverty and unemployment rates.
*Kwadwo Sheldon (@amoaphoGh) -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!!
*@dkbghana -Check yourself before insulting Moesha for saying she sleeps with married men on CNN.
*Teiko. (@Oooh_Teee) -What’s the moesha’s @ I need to thank her for this state of the nation address.
*@PortiaArthur -So the nail specialist actually talk sense pass Moesha Boduong. Don’t underestimate anyone.
*@BadmanBomba -So they gave #Moesha this international platform and this is what she had to say? Oh wow!!!
*@mrHutchison20 -The girls bashing Moesha are funny. Majority of girls are in relationships for the financial benefit but I honestly haven’t got a problem with it.
* @royal_solo –You all coming at Moesha as though what she’s saying ain’t true. Nothing in Ghana actually favours the female gender from property rights to job titles, unless u sexualize urself to attain those heights. But y’all gon sit here and act like it ain’t true
*@JoelOrleans -The real question here is. “Is Moesha lying?” She spoke her truth. That’s bold if you ask me. But dragging all women is another.*@flex -Why is everyone making it seem like what Moesha Boduong said is a new thing under the sun.
Who Is Moesha Boduong?
Ghanaians woke up on the morning of Thursday, April 12, 2018, to hear of an interview granted by model and actress, Moesha Boduong, to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on the show, Sex and Love Around The World. Snippets of the interview, which was focused on the topic, ‘When being a mistress becomes a financial decision’, have shared on social media and have generated hot debates.
YEN.com.gh brings to you 7 facts about Moesha Boduong: 1. Her full name is Moesha Budonita Boduong.
2. She is an actress, a model and a business woman.
3. Moesha Boduong was born to Rtd. Major Boduong and the late Tina Boduong on March 10, 1990. She hails from Bipolar in the Upper West region of Ghana.
4. She had her primary education at the Nyhiaeso International School and Martyrs of Uganda Basic School in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi. She continued to Accra Girls Senior High School and then proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon where she graduated with a Diploma in Theatre, Music and Dance.
5. The 28 year old celebrity has been featured in movies like “Pool Party”, “Bloodline”, “Grey Dawn”, and “Rape Case.”
6. She aspires to be an award winning actress and support the less privileged in society.
7. Moesha Budonita Boduong is currently single and is known for her very vibrant stances on relationships and marriage.