Entertainment of Thursday, 17 May 2018
If the saying that “there is nothing like negative publicity” holds true, then Ghanaian Broadcaster Kofi Okyere Darko should be basking in what may seem an unfortunate situation to many.
Few days after he was ripped all over social media for saying John Dumelo’s wife was a good ‘marriage material’ because she was reclusive and not “all over” the place like some ladies, KOD, also a designer, has made shirts that bear the inscription ‘ALL OVER THE PLACE.’
In a recent Facebook post, he put photos of T-shirts he had designs under the Nineteen57 clothing line with the caption: “YOU ASKED FOR IT…you are getting it.”
A day before John Dumelo’s wedding, KOD took to social media to express his excitement about his invitation to the wedding and advised women who wanted to be wives of celebrities not to be “all over” but to learn from Gifty.
“Got me wondering why most men in the public eye settle for quiet/unknown women and not the ones all over. That could be a lesson for some of our sisters ooo. Men want women who can make a home and not be all over,” KOD wrote on social media.
Some female celebrities who were not happy with the comment lashed at him on social media.
Yvonne Okoro, a popular actress in Ghana wrote: “I pray that young women would be raised to believe that they can achieve their dreams (working hard, and being KNOWN) and being also the perfect bride for some man one day, this goes for the man too.”
Yvonne also noted that KOD could simply have congratulated John Dumelo without comparing his wife to other women.
“Kofi, @nineteen57bykod you could have congratulated the couple without needlessly denigrating other women. Who a man chooses to be with is a matter of personal preference and vice versa for women too. As you clearly believe that women should make all their life choices with marriage always being at the forefront of their minds, you should preach the same to men,” she added.
Apart from Yvonne Okoro, other celebrities including Lydia Forson, Sandra Ankobea, Juliet Ibrahim have also bashed KOD for his comment.