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Celestine Donkor issues public apology for comments made on Ewe surnames [Video]

Multiple-award-winning gospel musician Celestine Donkor has apologised for the jokes she made during an interview on TV3.

The Ghanaian Gospel singer joined broadcaster Cookie Tee on a recent edition of TV3’s Today’s Woman show.

The duo talked extensively about the singer, from her riveting rise in the African music industry to her personal life as a wife and mother.

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Celestine Donkor

During the interview, Celestine Donkor commented on her Ewe surname and mentioned that she had prayed for a husband with a ‘lighter’ surname to avoid the ‘heavy’ Ewe names common in her culture.

The host, Cookie Tee, whose real name is Shirelly Emma Tiblilla, agreed with Celestine’s sentiment, stating that she did not want to marry a man with a difficult-to-pronounce Ewe name.

However, their comments were not well-received by many on social media, who criticised them for making a mockery of the Ewe culture.

Following the backlash from fans, Celestine shared a video acknowledging that the excitement after discovering that the host, Cookie Tee, was from her tribe carried her away, influencing the insensitive tribal joke.

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“This will in no way tarnish my pride as an Ewe. I have proven it in my journey over the years in that I am a proud Ewe, and absolutely nothing can change that,” the musician established in her apology.

“With love and respect to all of you. I take all the comments in good faith. I interpret them as an expression of your love. Those who love you are those who correct you when you’re wrong. So thank you so much, and I’ll keep doing my best,” she concluded.

Watch the video below

Simon Kabutey
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