The common perception is that celebrities and famous personalities have everything in life. After all, the grass is always greener on the other side, isn’t it? Contrary, Raquel, the musician whose enchanting voice makes her a standout, has revealed that there are as many downsides of being a celebrity.
According to her, being a star isn’t all that pleasing despite all the glitz and glam for the attention enjoyed can easily lead to envy. Raquel who has had a taste of shared her bitter celebrity experience after engaging in a healthy conversation with Graphic Showbiz. An excerpt of her thoughts reads;
“It is never pleasant to know that everyone thinks they have a say in your life without regard for your privacy. It is disheartening when people think it is their right to tell you what to do and what not to do.
“Truthfully, I don’t know what is so pleasant about people passing judgment about you even when they hardly know you in person just because you are in the public eye. Unfortunately, this is what you have to endure immediately you become a star, which is so unfair,” she fumed.
She noted that female celebrities suffer the most in terms of public ‘chastisement’ comparably to the men. Regardless Raquel admitted that such criticism may affect some of her colleagues but she has learnt to turn such “negative vibes into positive energy”.
“We are different and so how I will handle criticisms will be different from another person. I love to look at the brighter side of every issue and I use fame as an empowerment tool to drive my ambitions”, she said.
As a reminder, Raquel registered her name on the lips of Ghanaians when a photographer captured her pu$$y live and coloured during a live performance at Decemba2Rememba concert in 2012. The unfortunate incident led to the collapse of her budding music career.