Father’s day celebration, compared to mother’s day seem pretty new to most people. Others are even contemplating if it’s even worth celebrating or paid attention to (you know men and their unwillingness to show any form of emotions). But of course, the importance of fathers and contributions of a dad to the making of a person can in no way be ignored no matter what. They are live givers!
Though not as grandiose as mother’s day, Father’s day is finally or gradually been accepted and celebrated everywhere around the world. Narrowing it down to Ghana, millennials and their exposure or fondness for social media celebrate this magnificent day their own ways. Let’s talk about it for a while.
Being father’s day, I opened my social media apps: Instagram, facebook, twitter and all I see are pictures of some popular Ghanaian musicians dominating my timeline. Now the first thing that came into my mind was “wow Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, and Samini gave birth to all these people?” but that’s a silly question to ask, or maybe not, really why are they not posting their fathers but their favorite stars? Its father’s day for God Sakes!
Another thing I noticed was, some actually posted pictures of their daddies with the most emotional captions. Very sweet and all but my question again was, are those fathers going to see these posts on social media? Considering that in Ghana 90% of the older generation aren’t too good with the current social media trends. Then I asked again “are they just showing off or it’s just for the clout?” hahaha I seem insatiable right?
But truth is, father’s day isn’t just about your sperm donor. Any man you deem fit for that title should be celebrated how you want it. But of course, critically looking at the Ghanaian social media trends, it could be deduced that some top Ghanaian musicians are idolized by millennials more than their own fathers.
Story by Matilda Mensah Marfo