Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has placed a ban on Ghanaian Celebrities from endorsing locally made alcoholic drinks.

According to them, this is to protect the young ones who idolize you from the abuse of alcohol.

Well, since Ghanaian celebs are not eligible to endorse alcoholic drinks, the job has now being given to Nigerian celebrities.

In photos spotted on social media, Celebrities Buzz has found out that the likes of Jim Iyke, Victor AD, Okocha, Ini Edo who’re all actors have been contracted to do an advert for Adonko Bitters.

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One of the best Ghanaian photographers, TwnisDon’tBeg were flown to Nigeria to take the promo shots.

See photos below:

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We know for sure our celebrities won’t be happy with this.

Background

In 2015, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) banned celebrities from advertising alcoholic beverages.

The FDA said at the time that the ban was not only in adherence to a World Health Organisation policy but was part of efforts to protect children and prevent them from being lured into alcoholism.

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The FDA subsequently in 2018 announced that the advertisement of alcoholic products TV and Radio must be limited to after 20:00GMT.

According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the FDA, James Lartey, this move became necessary because the number of alcohol ads aired in the day was too many and not a good thing for minors to get exposed to.

He said, flouting this directive attracts 15 years term in prison and fine of about 7,500 cedis.