An interview Ghanaian model and actress, Moesha Boduong granted the CNN has stoked controversy on social media.
She told CNN’s Christiane Amanpuor during a discussion on how “being a mistress is a financial decision,” that like many Ghanaian women, she dates a married man for her livelihood.
She explained that the reason these women date men with mistresses is because the economy in Ghana is hard.
“In Ghana our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you. You can’t make enough money as a woman here. Because even when you want to get an apartment, in Ghana they take two years’ advance and I just started working where will get money to pay?,” she said.
The host who looked shocked by Moesha’s response asked: “are you basically telling me that you are having sex with this guy to pay your rent?”
“Because he can afford to take care of you. He takes care of me, my financials, my apartment, my car, my rent, everything,” Moesha said.
Since the issue broke, people have been expressing divergent opinions on the matter. While some think her statement cast a dent on the image of Ghanaian women, others have said it is the true representation of the situation on the ground.
See some of the reactions on social media: