Since news broke last Saturday that actress Ebi Bright has been officially confirmed as the 2016 parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Tema Central, art writers and several of her fans have expressed surprise.
Barely six months ago, the same actress was quoted in several media reports to have announced her entry into partisan politics but as a staunch member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and not the NDC.
In April this year, there were countless media reports that Ebi was lacing boots to contest the Tema Central seat on the ticket of the CPP. It therefore came as a surprise that she emerged as the NDC candidate for the same constituency, having gone unopposed.
Another issue of concern is the uncertainty surrounding her nationality. While Ebi Bright is quoted by a section of the media to have confirmed she is half Ghanaian and half Nigerian, other reports quote her to have said both her parents are Ghanaians and that she has no Nigerian blood in her.
Meanwhile, checks showed that the lady actually has a Bayalsa name and that her first name ‘Ebi’ actually stands for ‘Ebiere’. The full name, according to checks, is Ebiere Bright Fasintie, the last born of four children who grew up both in Ghana and Nigeria.
Social media, over the weekend, went viral with bikini photos of Ebi Bright, some of them rather alarmingly exposing a lot of her flesh so much that it cannot be republished in traditional print media.
While some of the bikini photos were taken on movie set, others were taken at one of her birthday parties.
The photos have attracted a mixed response from her fans on whether the Ghanaian society, and her constituency for that matter, has a culture that finds nothing wrong with such photos especially when they belong to someone aspiring for public office.