The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has offered to collaborate with singer Wendy Shay to fight alcohol abuse in the country if she is willing to use her influence on the youth to that end.
The appeal was contained in a reaction to the musician’s
lamentation that the FDA had deprived her of a juicy deal with an alcohol
producing company that had contracted her to advertise their brand.
The FDA insisted that the guidelines on the advertisement of
food do not permit celebrities to advertise alcohol, explaining that the move
is to prevent the youth from falling prey to alcohol abuse.
“The FDA is not
trying to take food away from your mouth but rather trying to protect the young
ones who idolise you from the abuse of alcohol.
On the other hand, we can collaborate with you to use your
influence to educate the youth against alcohol abuse,” he wrote in
reaction to Wendy Shay’s complaint.
The offer seems to be a veiled criticism of the singer’s
disappointment over being barred from advertising alcoholic beverages.
Wendy Shay, a recent entrant into the Music industry, has released hit song after hit song and has won several awards in the country and beyond.
She is perceived as a replacement of deceased singer Ebony Reigns, who died in 2018 in a
tragic accident after winning many hearts through her extraordinary talent as a