Father’ s day is a day designated annually to celebrate the efforts of fathers and show appreciation for all what they do in our lives.
While this day is a happy one for most people, it is also a sad day for others who are reminded by other fathers who are celebrated by their children of the death of their children. The day is held on various dates across the world, and different regions maintain their traditions of honoring fatherhood.
Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June. In this article, we take a look at some Ghanaian celebrities who lost their children painfully to death and remember them in our prayers today as we celebrate Fathers’ Day.
It was sad on April 2009, as the founder and General Overseer of the Fountain Gate Chapel, Eastwood Anaba lost two of his children to a gruesome motor accident.
His two daughters named Amanda Eastwood Anaba and Audrey Eastwood Anaba, together with two other church members (Benjamin Bulmuo Jnr and Clara Kadjani) of his church lost their lives in a motor accident.
They were on their way from Tamale to Bolgatanga to attend the church’ s annual Easter Convention dubbed International Extra Oil Conference. Their funeral which was scheduled on April 26th of 2009 was solemn and a memorable one as dignitaries from government officials to the clergy graced the day.
He is the Canadian husband of renowned Ghanaian actress, movie director, and author Kafui Danku. It is quite unfortunate as the Canadian has lost three children through miscarriages. The good news is that he has been blessed with other children, a son, and a daughter.
Prophet Badu Kobi
Prophet Badu Kobi who double as the General overseer and founder of the Glorious Wave Ministry was hit with sad news in the year 2017 as lost his 19- year- old son, Daniel Kenneth Badu Kobi. His son who was a student at the Asheshi University died after a short illness.
According to the man of God, the death of his son was test of his faith in God and he was not going to fail. Kenneth was buried on the premises of his father’s church. The actual cause of his son’s death wasn’t made to the public but according to rumors, the man of God sacrificed him for fame and church growth. He however debunked those claims.
The famous Kumawood actor is among the list of Ghanaian celebrities who would be mourning today instead of celebriting fatherhood. Die to a drug overdose, the actor lost her six months old daughter. Her daughter called Blessing Osei Fremah became very ill and had an allergic reaction to a drug she was prescribed to take.
Her daughter was rushed to the hospital but she could not be saved. According to the actor, her daughter died because a hospital whose name her withheld prescribed a wrong medicine for her daughter, which eventually led to her death.
Popular known as Rev. Obofour, Kwaku Agyei Antwi is a controversial man of God and the general overseer of the Anointed Palace Chapel. Considered to be one of the richest men of God in the country, Rev. Obofour had never mentioned he had lost his first set of children and wife.
A former best friend to the man of God revealed that the popular pastor lost his first two sons together with his first wife. His former friend indicated that the cause of the death of his children is not known, their departure had been described as mysterious.
According to Prophet Benjamin Opoku Agyemang, the mysterious death of his first wife, Rita and two children can be described as “a ritual sacrifice offered by Rev. Obofour for church growth”. These claims have been described as false by many and at least one person is serving a jail term for such accusation.
Origins of Father’s Day
The traditional holiday has been recognized in some way back to the middle Ages, Father’s Day was traditionally celebrated on March 19, which is the date the Catholic Church celebrates Feast of St. Joseph.
While the modern version of Father’s Day began in the US in the early part of the twentieth century, it was soon adopted in Canada, and Canadians have celebrated Father’s Day ever since.
Happy Father’s Day to all the above- mentioned fathers and all my male readers. It’s my prayers that God grant you all long life and prosperity as your dreams become realities.
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