Budding songstress, Fantana has revealed that she encountered her usual time of the month barely 30 minutes before she mounted the stages for her shows last Saturday.
This explanation comes on the back of public backlash on social media for her abysmal dressing last Saturday which purportedly put her underwear and what seemed like a panty liner on display.
She indicated that the event was quite unexpected and her only option was to use a sanitary pad prior to her performance.
The ‘So What’ crooner who had a packed night at Obrafour’s Back to Taifa Concert and Shatta Wale’s Wonder Boy Album Launch and concert, took to social media to recount her ordeal and advise against discrimination of menstruating women.
In a statement signed by her management today, her management Blown Gh gave full details.
One thing however about the post is not certain, especially because she tagged some popular sanitary ware companies. Could it be a business move for Fantana?
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Earlier on this year I read an article about the persistent harmful socio- cultural norms, stigma and misconception around menstruation which leads to the discrimination of women and girls in some parts of the world In some places, menstruating women continued to be viewed as contaminated impure and are often restricted from engaging in certain activities according to research by experts. The united nations report released on 5th march 2019 quotes ‘ the stigma generated by stereotypes around menstruation have severe impacts on all aspects of women and girls human right’ Despite a lot of awareness going on and efforts by the UNDP to end this discrimination and abuse against young girls and women I was surprised to see some bloggers and a section of the media high light and body shame me because i refused to let my menses stop me from performing when I felt it coming 30 minutes before I went on stage last Saturday at the fantasy dome. Regardless of my costume being transparent, my only option was to put on a sanitary pad and still go ahead to perform. I am a woman and I’m not ashamed of menstruating. I want to urge every woman to resist being discriminated against because of menstruation. I hope some people read wide and learn about menstrual health to stop the stereotype against young girls and women. Yes my menses appeared 30 minutes to my performance and I had to put on a sanitary pad and still go on stage. Menstruation is not a shame and I urge all young women take a cue from my actions and not to let it stop them from doing anything they want to do. FANTANA ❤️⚔️ @undp @unitednations @yazzghana @always_brand #MinistryOfGenderChildrenAndSocialProtection