Ghanaian television and radio broadcast journalist, Akumaa Mama Zimbi, well-known as Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi currently in hot waters following the plush wedding between Kennedy Osei and Tracy.
Kennedy Asante Osei, the eldest son of Dr Osei Kwame Despite, CEO of the Despite Group of Companies, and his sweetheart, Tracy Akosua Gyamfua Ameyaw, tied the knot in a beautiful traditional ceremony.
Hundreds of congratulatory messages have flooded the Internet but radio and TV host Akumaa Mama Zimbi’s comment has incurred the wrath of social media users who are monitoring the ceremony.
She shared one of the videos from the ceremony with the caption: “When God blesses your parents this is what happens when you are marring. Sharp.”
This statement angered social media users. Most felt it was uncalled for because every parent is blessed.
“I disagree with you on this one please… Your caption needs to be checked again ma. Thank you,” Benedicta Torsu, a Facebook user said.
One Wan Mocos insulted her: “You claim u are wise but u lack common sense madam. U are among the parents who consider money or riches first when giving out ur [sic] daughter for marriage.”
Stephen Paakwesi Quainoo corrected her: “Every parent is blessed wai. Point of Correction!”
“Does it mean that if a large number of people didn’t carry things to follow you during your marriage your parents are not blessed? Akumaa come again. All fingers are not the same OK but they are all design by God,” another user Armah-Amattey Lady Joyce asked.
Obviously disappointed Bernard Ofori Phillips stated: “Aaaaaaarh am highly disappointed in you for such caption papaapa. What an indirect insult to we the poor parents.”
“Awwww mama do u think only money is a blessing. Have you asked what they are going through in their house’s?,” Obaapa Akua asked.
Akumaa Mama Zimbi, who is the host of “Odo Ahomaso” – a relationship and marriage talk show – is yet to respond to any of the comments.