A number of prominent figures from the entertainment business, including as Sarkodie and Bullet, were sighted at the Supreme Court in relation to a lawsuit contesting an FDA regulation that forbids the use of celebrities in alcohol product advertisements.
Sarkodie was seen in cooperative clothes in a few viral videos on social media, surrounded by his crew, which included his manager, Angel.
Bobby Banson, the plaintiff’s attorney, was in court with the head of Sarkcess Label and his staff.
After the sessions, representatives from the camps of King Promise and R2Bees were also observed interacting with attorneys on the premises.
Bullet, the CEO of Rufftown Records and manager of Wendy Shay, was also observed interacting with the media on the court’s property.
On the other hand, the case, which was scheduled to be heard by a panel of seven judges, has been postponed until January 17.
Mark Darlington Osae, the artist manager of Reggie ‘N’ Bollie and Skrewfaze, filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame, citing the ban on celebrities endorsing alcohol-related products.
It can be recalled that the FDA prohibited celebrities from endorsing alcoholic products, an act which they deemed inappropriate influence to the youth.
Mark Darlington Osae submitted a writ of summons on November 11, 2022, claiming that the 2015 FDA recommendations are unfair to the creative arts sector.
“No well-known individual or professional may be utilised in advertising for alcoholic beverages; this is against the 1992 Constitution’s provisions 17(1) and 17 (2).
“Articles 17(1) and 17 (2) of the 1992 Constitution guarantee quality before the law and prohibit discrimination against persons on grounds of social or economic status, occupation, among others, and consequently null, void, and unenforceable,” the FDA guidelines read.
Prior to this lawsuit, a number of celebrities including Camidoh, Brother Sammy, Wendy Shay, Shatta Wale, and Kuami Eugene, spoke against the law and asked that regulations be repealed.