The star tweeted about his trip: “I’ve seen the slums right in front of me! This is no joke! They really need your help! Poverty is real !”
Most people saw the touching side to the tweet, realising that he was just trying to get the message out there and help the cause.
But, African TV actress Ama K Abebrese hit back at Niall, criticising his one-sided views.
She appeared to be unhappy that he was only tweeting about the slums, and not the beautiful country that he was visiting.
“@NiallOfficial n @onedirection Your tweets about the slums and poverty of Accra, Ghana was very touching…….however … Next time, also tweet about the luxury hotel and VIP treatment and beauty of the country you enjoyed.”
She understood that the trip was for charity, but disagreed with the negative image that he was portraying.
The actress tweeted: “I live in the beautiful city of Accra, Ghana, and there is so much more to it than slums and poverty.
“so next time, please be #Balanced #ComeBetter There is more to Ghana, so much more.”
As you can imagine, these tweets weren’t taken lightly by Directioners, who were hauling abuse at her over the social networking site.
Some of her followers egged her on and encouraged her to retweet their comments, but she didn’t want to “entertain negativity”.
Despite all the drama, everyone knows what Niall’s real intentions with the tweets were, he didn’t intend to upset anyone.