Ghanaian actress and television personality, Nana Ama McBrown, has been accused of stealing a concept from her former employer, United Television (UTV), and selling it to Onua TV.
According to reports, McBrown, who previously hosted the popular talk show “United Showbiz” on UTV, allegedly took the concept of the show and pitched it to Onua TV, where she now hosts a similar show called “United Showbiz Reloaded.”
Sources close to UTV claim that McBrown had access to confidential information regarding the show’s concept, structure, and format, which she used to her advantage to secure a deal with Onua TV.
It is alleged that McBrown even used the same production team and crew that worked on “United Showbiz” for her new show on Onua TV.
The accusations have sparked controversy in the Ghanaian entertainment industry, with fans of both McBrown and UTV expressing their views on social media.
Some fans have criticized McBrown for allegedly stealing the concept and betraying her former employer, while others have defended her, stating that the concept of talk shows is not unique and can be replicated.
UTV has not released an official statement on the matter, and McBrown has not responded to the allegations.
However, sources close to the actress deny the accusations, stating that she came up with the idea for “United Showbiz Reloaded” independently and did not steal any concepts from UTV.
This is not the first time that McBrown has been involved in controversy. In 2020, she was criticized for kissing her daughter on the lips during a live TV show, which sparked a debate on parenting practices in Ghana.
The Ghanaian entertainment industry is known for its fierce competition, with celebrities often trying to outdo each other for ratings and popularity.
The allegations against McBrown are a reminder of the cut-throat nature of the industry and the need for transparency and fairness in business dealings.
As the controversy continues to unfold, fans of both McBrown and UTV will be watching closely to see how the situation is resolved and what impact it will have on the Ghanaian entertainment industry as a whole.