Laura Adorkor Kofi: Meet the Ga princess who was shot while preaching in church

Laura Adorkor Kofi: Meet the Ga princess who was shot while preaching in church

- Laura Adorkor Kofi, was born in Gold Coast in 1893 and killed on March 28, 1928

- She was the founder of the St. Adorka’s African Universal Church

- Adorkor became famous in the United States of America when she moved there as several people gathered to hear her speak

- Kofi repeatedly educated Blacks in the USA about the opportunities they would have when they return to Africa

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Laura Adorkor Kofi, who was born in the Gold Coast in 1893, was a Ga princess who started the African Universal Church.

Information available shows that she moved to the United States of America (USA) around 1918 for the purpose of Black liberation.

She lived in Detroit for several years and took the opportunity to educate fellow Africans about the need to return to the continent.

Laura Adorkor Kofi: Meet the Ga princess who was shot while preaching in church
Source: UGC

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Few months after her visit to the USA, she became famous, especially in the southern area.

Per a report by, a great number of people filled theatres and auditoriums to hear her speak about the opportunities available to Black people if they repatriated to Africa.

Kofi established the St. Adorka’s African Universal Church and was soon referred to as Mother Kofi.

On March 28, 1928, she was shot by a gunman while speaking in her church after she asked her bodyguards to sit down.

In other news, Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s captain and goalkeeper, Felix Annan, is married.

Annan reportedly married his girlfriend, Francisca Yeboah, in a private traditional marriage ceremony, which was followed by a wedding on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Per a report by sports journalist, Saddick Adams, the entire team of Aduana Stars, including players, the technical team and management members were present to lend their support.

This was because Francisca hails from their town and they were present to give the couple GHC2000 as well as traditional clothes.

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