Divorce is becoming quite rampant in today’s world and the phenomenon is quickly catching up with Ghanaians as well.
Nowadays, the ‘stay in and make it work’ advice is no longer adhered to as divorce lawyers, motivational speakers and the likes all preach personal happiness over anything else.
Here are five Ghanaian men who got divorced in the last 5 years. Their divorces made headlines due to their statuses in society or the bizarre circumstances that surround the separation from their spouses.
1. Duncan Williams
Duncan Williams and his ex-wife Reverend Francisca Duncan Williams had been having marital issues since 2001 and the pair finally went their separate ways in 2006. Duncan Williams received a lot of backlash from critics who felt a man of God should have been able to salvage his marriage. The archbishop out-doored a new wife in 2008.
2. Agya Koo
Kofi Adu aka Agya Koo divorced his wife in 2012 amidst several unconfirmed accusations. His ex-wife remarried a chief in 2015 and Agya Koo himself got married in June 2016.
3. Nii Odartey Lamptey
This may have been one of the most dramatic divorces of all time when it emerged that former black stars footballer, Nii Odartey Lamptey was leaving his wife because their whole marriage was built on lies. The footballer decided to leave his wife when he found out that none of their four children was biologically his. The former footballer has since had two children with another woman.
4. John Mensah
After 10 years of marriage, John Mensah and his wife Henrietta called it quits with a rather turbulent divorce settlement in 2014. The footballer remarried a year later.
5. Ato Kwamena Dadzie
News editor at Joy FM, Ato Kwamena Dadzie divorced his wife in 2011 after 3 years of marriage. The journalist admitted that he was happy the marriage ended.
Which divorce story shocked you the most?