Professor Kofi Agyekum is Head of the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, but that is not what has shot him to fame.
He is revered, almost adored, for the native wisdom that pours out of him on the Peace FM programme, ‘Kokrooko’—even if his millions of admirers cannot tell him apart from Adam.
Today I ask him to rise and proceed to the altar as I anoint him with olive oil and confer on him the title of Prophet.
Oh, he is not God. So like many prophets, including even the true biblical prophets such as Elijah and Elisha, he does not get it right all of the time.
For instance, based on the wrong interpretation of the law given him by a lawyer he trusted, he misinterpreted the judicial decision in the matter of the University of Ghana’s road toll court case, and plaintiff lawyer Egbert Faibile phoned in to set the records straight. What’s my point?
As Kwesi Pratt commented after Egbert’s intervention, these are the things that make al