“I’m urging every Ghanaian who is affected by Dumsor to join us, our voices must be heard,” this is the rallying call of actress Yvonne Nelson whose tweet has cascaded into a #Dumsormuststop vigil.
The tall, slender and delicate-legged actress, frustrated by the persistent and irritating power cuts being endured by Ghanaians, created a hashtag, #Dumsormuststop. That innocent tweet earned her an interview on the BBC and generated a national discussion.
Attempts by pro-NDC social media commentators to cow her with vitriol produced counter-results by galvanizing support for the usually quiet actress.
In the face of massive endorsements from fellow celebrities and ordinary Ghanaians, Yvonne Nelson and rapper Sarkodie, moved the campaign from social media and onto the streets by quickly planning a vigil.
The vigil suffered ridiculous setbacks but the celebrities, backed by two famous lawyers, stayed the course and obtained police pledge of protection to go ahead with the vigil.
Yvonne Nelson, flanked by fellow celebrities Van Vicker and Prince David Osei said the vigil is not about celebrity but about the everyday Ghanaian, selling iced water at Kaneshie whose voice is not heard.
The celebrities were on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show to discuss Saturday’s event