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Entertainment of Saturday, 12 May 2018

Source: YEN

Yvonne Okoro blasts KOD for 'quiet & unknown' comment on Dumelo's wife-to-be

YEN.com.gh can report that Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro, has launched a blistering attack on Kofi Okyere Darko, aka, KOD, of Accra-based Starr FM, over comments he made on Facebook about John Dumelo's wife-to-be that the actress deemed offensive.

KOD, while commending Dumelo over his planned marriage to Mawunya on Saturday, had noted that the actor 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 not popular, 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 in the post, which he appears to have now deleted.

The comments did not sit well with Yvonne Okoro, who is single and has opened up about the difficulty she faces as a celebrity in finding a loving and trustworthy husband.

She appears to have interpreted KOD's remark as a jab at celebrities like her who are still single and probably searching despite being in their 30s.

Yvonne deemed KOD's suggestion that male celebrities would choose "quiet" and "unknown" ladies like Dumelo's Mawunya ahead of popular celebrities like her false and insulting.

She instantly took to Instagram to viciously condemn KOD for his "offensive" remarks. In her post, the actress questioned why KOD did not congratulate the couple, without, according to her, denigrating other women.



She said men and women had the right to choose their partners based on their own preferences.

"I pray that young women would be raised to believe that they can achieve their dreams (working hard, and being KNOWN) and being also the perfect bride for some man one day, this goes for the man too," she wrote.

Several other female celebrities joined Yvonne in pushing back against KOD's remarks. Movie director Shirley Frimpong-Manso said she was "appalled at the thought that women must be mute to get married".

Actress Lydia Forson said it was unfortunate that women had to audition for men when, according to her, "the choice of partner should be an individual one and not a standard for all".

Nollywood actress, Belinda Effah, also weighed in, describing KOD's thoughts as the product of "mental slavery". "Not his fault," she added.

Celebrities Nikki Samonas, Kafui Danku, Juliet Ibrahim, Deborah Vanessah, and Gloria Safo commended Yvonne for what they said was her apt and brilliant riposte to KOD.

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