The Kumawood movie producer and director, Jackson K. Bentum has thrown his full weight behind his daughter, Yaa Jackson, in her chosen career as an actress and a musician.
The teenager, who began acting at the age of two, has added music to her show business. Yaa Jackson has songs such as ‘Tear rubber’, ‘Slay queens’ and ‘Ehye mu’ to her credit.
She was recently reprimanded by a section of Ghanaians on social media for disclosing in an interview that her ex-boyfriend is a Member of Parliament and also that she lives an expensive lifestyle.
Despite her sexually suggestive way of dressing and performance on stage, coupled with her suggestive lyrics, Mr Bentum said he approves of all his daughter’s acts, saying it is all showbiz.
“I support her and whatever she says in interviews. I support it because it is business. If she had chosen to be a pastor, and she was saying what she says, then I’ll be angry, but as it is, this is how entertainment is supposed to be, and she is doing just that. After all, she is not a gospel artiste. In this industry, if she decides to stay calm, maybe no one will mind her.”
Mr Bentum said his daughter is creative enough to get media attention.
“We already know how the entertainment industry is. There was one producer who went to premiere his movie somewhere, but he did not get the media attention, so, he decided to steal from a shop nearby. What he stole was not even up to $5. He was arrested and when quizzed, he confessed that he did not get the attention he needed for his movie premier but news of the theft has given him the media attention he needs to premier his movie. So, sometimes in the entertainment industry, you have to be creative to get attention for people to be aware of you.”
He pleaded with Ghanaians not to blame his daughter because she has been coached to do what she does.
“She’s being instructed to do so, and she has to do it, so we have to understand her. It’s all part of the entertainment, so, I don’t have any problem with it”.