From nowhere, Kofi Donkor who happens to be the husband and manager of gospel musician Celestine Donkor has come to the defence of Joyce Blessing who has been captured in a viral video heavily drunk and begging for forgiveness from a man she named Kwame.
And as usual, the nature of the tape has once again brought the gospel artist, who has been in the press for over two years due to her failed marriage to her husband and former manager, Dave Joy, to have once again acquired a negative reputation for the content of the footage.
In a post that he published on Facebook on Wednesday; Kofi Donkor attempted to dispel any misconceptions about the singer’s habit of “sipping wine” by pointing out that there was in fact nothing wrong with her doing so.
“Whoever is doing this to Joyce Blessing should know that she is just a divorcee and not a murderer. Is she the only person to have been divorced in life? She is sipping wine and so? Since when did drinking wine become a crime? By the way, what is the first miracle Jesus did? (Read John 2). I am not here to teach the theology of wine. Nobody has the right to condemn anyone,” he noted.
Mr Donkor has admonished Ghanaians to “leave the woman alone” and at least “be sensitive to her children.” He added that it takes a lot for a woman to walk out of her marriage and therefore Joyce should be given respect and privacy instead of being subjected to public ridicule.
Parts of Kofi Donkor’s open letter encouraged the singer to stay strong and fight to the end.
“Enough is enough! Leave the woman alone! Be sensitive to her children at least. To my colleagues in the gospel fraternity, today it is Joyce and we have all gone mute, tomorrow it could be you. Let’s fight for our sister. Joyce be strong. The Lord is your strength. He will fight for you. Just be still.”
The singer’s management has issued a statement explaining that the tapes that have been released were filmed quite some time ago and sent to the singer’s spouse. There is no clear indication as to who may have been responsible for leaking the private footage.