Kofi Okyere Darko, aka KOD, a broadcaster with Accra-based Starr FM, has explained why he failed to attend the wedding of his friend, John Dumelo, in Accra on Saturday, despite boasting on social media that he had been invited and suggesting that he was looking forward to attending.
KOD had, on Friday, posted on Facebook excitedly that Dumelo had invited him to the wedding.
He congratulated the actor and proceeded to say that Dumelo was getting married to a "quiet" and "unknown" lady, who he suggested was a good marriage material.
Claiming that most male Ghanaian celebrities tend to favour women who are reserved, the radio presenter urged women to learn from that and refrain from being too loud and "all over" the place.
"Got me wondering why most men in the public eye settle for quiet/unknownn [sic] 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.
KOD's remarks angered many female celebrities, including Yvonne Okoro, who blasted him for "denigrating" women.
The backlash the post generated prompted KOD to delete it. And when he did not show up for Dumelo's wedding the next day, many social media users speculated that he had stayed away to avoid meeting the female celebrities he had angered with his comments.
However, KOD explained in an Instagram video that family obligations prevented him from attending the wedding.
“Cheers to the women who made it to my brother John Dumelo’s wedding. Unfortunately, I could not make it because we are having a shoot at home for my sister in law. She is outdooring her new collection next week”, he said.
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