Renowned Ghanaian actress, Kafui Danku, found herself at the center of a social media storm after she publicly expressed her discontent with a recent hairstyling bill. The actress took to her Facebook account to share her frustration over being charged an eyebrow-raising GHs1,000 for her braided hairstyle. In a surprising turn of events, she pinned the blame squarely on the doorstep of the National Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Danku, well-known for her outspoken nature, shared a post documenting her visit to a luxury salon located at East Legon where she had her hair braided. Alongside an image of the hefty bill, she wrote,
“I can’t get over the bad experience I had yesterday at braid lounge in east Legon . That woman is rude and the worst service provider I’ve encountered. She charged me 1000 plus Ghs for braids which I was willing to pay but had issues just because my guest didn’t say hello! Anokwa ! Truly, I pity those young girls working in such lousy salon! I went to church today o, so I’ll leave it here. Who even charges 1000 ghs for common braids! For such charges, service should be top notch. I blame the NPP government for all this . “
The NPP government, led by President Akwasi Adu, has been grappling with various economic challenges, including inflation and rising living costs. The actress’s bold move to link her hairstyle bill to the government’s policies sparked an immediate social media frenzy, with fans and critics alike sharing their opinions on the matter.
However, not everyone sided with Danku’s viewpoint. Some critics argued that blaming the government for a personal expenditure was a stretch, and that individuals needed to take responsibility for their own choices. They also pointed out that the actress had chosen to visit a luxury salon, which naturally came with higher costs.
Read some of the reactions below;