Ghanaian Man Feeds Five Children With One Ball Of Kenkey: "That's All I Could Afford"

Ghanaian Man Feeds Five Children With One Ball Of Kenkey: "That's All I Could Afford"

  • An emotional video of a man feeding his five children with one ball of Fanti Kenkey is making rounds on social media
  • The man, probably a single father, gave each child a bite of the Fanti Kenkey with some peanuts, saying that all he could afford given his situation
  • Netizens who came across the video on social media wondered why he had five children considering his financial struggles

A heartbreaking video of a Ghanaian man feeding his five children with a ball of Fanti Kenkey has stirred emotions on social media.

The unidentified man was sighted in the trending video, giving each child a bite of Kenkey, accompanied by some peanuts on the side to balance the diet, somewhat.

Ghanaian man feeds five children with one ball of Kenkey
The man (in yellow) and his children Photo credit: @SIKAOFFICIAL1/X
Source: Twitter

He was also heard in the video posted on X (formerly Twitter) by @SIKAOFFICIAL1 telling his kids to enjoy the meal with excitement for there was a better day ahead of them.

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He also explained that the ball of Fanti Kenkey was all he could afford at that moment for his five children.

"It's sad to sometimes hear people say that men have no compassion for their children. Who said men don't have compassion? See these are my children. They are five in number. What I'm giving them is all I could afford," he said.

The man said his children are his topmost priority so any little money he gets goes into providing their basic needs, adding that he would not waste his scarce resources chasing women.

Ghanaian online react to his video

Following the emergence of the video on X, some Ghanaians questioned why the man had that many children when he knew he could not cater for them. A few of the reactions were compiled by

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@ooomycota_ said:

"Why you go born 5 knowing you are poor."

@sanakwahom88150 replied:

"Human being is important . We losing population I advise them to born plenty."

@jrdegbe also said:

"You get limited resources but born 5 ?."

@Everydaynewsgh commented:

"Why did he give birth to 5 kids for them to come an suffer?"

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The video showed moments where the dad braved the challenge of backing his son and carrying their bags after picking them up from school.

The heartwarming footage, posted on Instagram by @vimbuzzgh, has left many online users in awe.


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Salifu Bagulube Moro (Human-Interest Editor) Salifu Bagulube Moro is a Human Interest Editor at He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2018, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a specialization in Journalism. Salifu previously worked with Opera News as a Content Management Systems (CMS) Editor. He also worked as an Online Reporter for the news portal, as well as with the Graphic Communications Group Limited as a National Service Person. Email: