The Leader and founder of Glorious Wave Church International, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi has courted controversy after he was heard in a video gone viral that women who hail from the Ashanti region are greedy, materialistic and disrespectful.
According to him after conducting a research he has come to the conclusion that “Ashanti’s, their eyes red (greedy), looking for property, looking for things to carry back [home]. Their mother is at the corner, influencing everything. I have done my research . . . If my daughter is going to marry, I will tell her, if you want to go and be driven back, go and behave like an Ashanti girl. The Ashanti men are there, I am telling you, Ashanti women don’t respect Ashanti men, especially when you are broke, (they will tell you). You, you, who are you? She will dress you from the top because the mother is always talking with her. I am telling you the truth, I am telling you the truth ooo! Fanti women are foolish sometimes and Ewes too are doormats. But for Ashanti women, no!” the Prophet said in his sermon to his congregation.
He then went ahead to advise possible suitors not to import problems for themselves by marrying women from the Ashanti region.
Some social media fanatics think the Prophet should not be given any attention because he is an attention seeker. Others have gone ahead to condemn his comment describing it as tribalistic.
One of them happens to be renowned journalist and host of Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo'.
According to Kwami Sefa Kayi such comments must not be tolerated as it can generate into something bad.
"Tribalism, ethnic sentiments, uttered by people who should know better and everybody is sitting. I am waiting for the women's groups and other advocacy groups; I want to hear what you will say," he said.
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