Emmanuel Badu Kobi

Prophet Emmanuel Kobi Badu is a Ghanaian pastor, businessman, philanthropy and writer.

BackgroundEdit

Born on May 3 in Ashanti Region of Ghana. He is the Founder and General overseer of Glorious Wave Church International, President of Kingdom Bible College, Emmanuel Kobi Ministries and the author of several publications and books including "Born for Glory" and " The Church Back to Eden”.[1]

FamilyEdit

He is married to Gloria Badu Kobi which is also from Asante Region of Ghana.[2][3] His son, Daniel Kenneth Badu Kobi, born on April 10, 1998, died at the age of 19 after a short illness. He was a student of Ashesi University as the time of his death.[4] The funeral was attended by high-ranking members of the society including former president John Dramani Mahama, Afia Schwarzenegger and other Men of God.

Philanthropy and MinistryEdit

Kobi has given out more than 200 cars to people in Ghana, including celebrity musicians Obaapa Christy, Yaw Sarpong and Daddy Lumba. Counselor George Lutterodt was also a beneficiary.[5]

Church members have given him cars, a house with a Jacuzzi and many other gift. On 13 September 2016, Kobi donated $10,000 to veteran actor Abeiku Yyame at the Korle-bu teaching hospital. The actor was reported suffering from enlargement of the heart or cardiomegaly.[6]

CriticismsEdit

In February 2019, Abronye DC of the ruling New Patriotic Party denounced Kobi as a "fake pastor", claiming he "consistently give[s] false prophecies".[7]

In July 2019, Kobi was criticized in the Parliament of Ghana for derogatory and racist language he used towards Ashanti and Fanti women.[8] The Christian Council of Ghana also criticized his comments, describing them as "bigoted" and "unnecessary and lawless".[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kwame, Nana (July 31, 2019). "Tribe and 3 other facts about Prophet Badu Kobi that Ghanaians don't know". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news.
  2. ^ "Meet Mama Gloria Kobi, wife of Prophet Badu Kobi who happens to be an Asante woman and other info (+ photos » GhBase•com™". July 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Photo Of Prophet Badu Kobi And His 'Faithful' Wife Trends On the Back Of His Controversial Comment". July 30, 2019.
  4. ^ Lamptey, Edwin (December 5, 2017). "Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi loses his 19-year old son after a short illness". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news.
  5. ^ https://yen.com.gh/97996-prophet-emmanuel-badu-kobi-talks-wealth.html#97996
  6. ^ "Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi Donates $10,000 Cash to Actor Jaga Pee For Operation". GhanaNation Online. September 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Prophet Badu Kobi is a fake prophet - Abronye DC fires back". GhanaWeb. 16 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Apologise for your 'unacceptable' ethnocentric statement – MP to Badu Kobi". GhanaWeb. 30 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Religious leaders urged to stop hate speech on platforms". GhanaWeb. 10 August 2019.