Ghanaian actress and radio personality, Regina Van Helvert have urged young people to take advantage of social media and the internet in general to better their lives.
Speaking in an interview on Monday she has observed a lot of young people use the internet unproductively but indicated that should change to improve the socio-economic development of Ghana.
“I believe Social media penetration in our part of the world is still growing and there is a need for us to set standards with it. It comes with business opportunities and we need to take advantage of it,” she said.
“I feel we play too much on social media and also take things for granted. It has become a bullying and trolling tool for some people. Please, we shouldn’t just post and like pictures on social media. We should also use it business-wise. Let’s build businesses with the large following we have out there. Companies need that our following to make their accounts fat,” she added.
Regina’s comment comes at a time Ghanaian social media space is awash with posts about Funny Face’s alleged two-minutes performance in bed and leaked video of controversial radio and TV personality Afia Schwarzenegger.
According to her, “there is more to social media and the internet on our phones and other gadgets.”
“There is a lot we can do with the internet. Elsewhere people are learning the trade from YouTube, while other are also starting their own web series. Some are also buying and selling products on social media. That’s the way to go. Yes, employ yourself on social media. Don’t sit home unemployed,” the Heels & Sneakers actress also added, I am currently running an online delivery service which I use social media to market and its moving very fast. I will be starting a tour to educate students on the importance of Social media soon.
Regina is currently one of Ghana’s favourite and adorable daughters of the screens. A host of Rythmzlive on GHone TV which shows from 1:30 pm – 3 pm and Live FM’s Young, wild and free. She had a stint with Ghana’s entertainment industry after taking part in Miss Malaika pageant. Currently, she is one of Ghana’s showbiz personalities with a lot of followers on social media.