Eccentric afro-pop singer, Wanluv da Kubolor, has revealed he slapped former President Jerry Rawlings’ daughter, Yaa Asantewaa, while they were pupils at North Ridge Lyceum in Accra.
The 34-year-old barefoot-walking Romanian-Ghanaian, whose real name is Emmanuel Owusu Bonsu, told Infoboxtv in an exclusive interview that the “cool slap” he dealt Asantewaa at the time landed him in trouble.
“In class four I got in trouble and I think they moved me to Christ The King because I slapped Yaa Asantewa, Jerry John Rawlings’ daughter”, he confessed.
Rawlings led Ghana for almost two decades – briefly in 1979, and later from 1981 to 2000. The first eleven of those years was as a Military Ruler. The last eight was as a democratically elected civilian president. He was still the head of state at the time young Kubolor slapped his daughter.
Kubolor recounts how it happened:
“…We were playing ludo and she was hanging Christmas decorations and said she wants us to move our ludo game because she wanted to climb on our table, and I told her to wait and she didn’t want to wait so she kicked the game. So I pulled her legs, she sat on a table, I gave her a cool slap and I started crying to pretend she was the one who hurt me.
“So they moved me to Christ The King because Christ The King likes students who have been sacked.”