Ghanaian musician and socialite, Sam Safo, popularly known as Showboy, has recently been released from prison after serving a six-year sentence.
His release has sparked a wave of reactions from Ghanaians, particularly due to his noticeable weight gain and ‘potbelly’, a local term used to describe someone who has put on weight.
Showboy was sentenced to six years in prison in March 2019 for stabbing Junior US, a Ghanaian singer and friend of Shatta Wale, during an altercation in 2017.
Despite being behind bars, Showboy managed to maintain an active presence on social media, using it as a platform to share his insights and expose various aspects of the entertainment industry in Ghana.
Upon his return to Ghana, Showboy’s noticeable weight gain and ‘potbelly’ have drawn attention from the public.
In Ghana, the term ‘obolo’ is often used to describe someone who has put on weight, and it seems that Showboy’s new physique fits this description.
The reaction from Ghanaians has been mixed, with some expressing concern for his health, while others see it as a sign of good living.
Showboy’s journey from a controversial musician to a prison inmate, and now a free man, has been a rollercoaster ride. His recent physical transformation has added another twist to his story. As he navigates life post-incarceration, it will be interesting to see how he responds to the public’s reactions and what his next steps will be.
See some comments below;
flight_blessup: America prison,you will still look good😂obolo chino….he who the sun set free is free indeed🙏❤️
van_holfman: This guy turn into Rick Ross 🤣🤣🤣
enchopirlo: Prison turn opana obolo oo
ravenlynne: You got fat like Oink oink! I was expecting thin man in shape, but no, I see oink oink! 😂😂😂