Ofori Amponsah: So what if my church is now a pub?

By: Linda Safoa Antwi
Ofori Amponsah beer bar
Ofori Amponsah

Highlife artiste Ofori Amponsah has reacted to claims by singer Kofi B that he has turned his church known as Family of Faith and Love into a drinking spot.

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In an interview last week, Kofi B said Ofori Amponsah had not been called by God and that he was now using his church as a beer bar but Ofori Amponsah says what he does with his property is his own problem.

“It is no one’s business if I turn my church into a beer bar. I have a big compound and if I decide to use part of the building to sell alcoholic drinks what wrong have I done? he asked in a chat with Showbiz.

According to him, the church is no longer operating at Ofankor Barrier but has moved to Achimota so if the space is vacant there is no reason he can’t use it for another business.

Ofori Amponsah said he was tired of whatever anyone says or thinks of him. “I don’t care what anyone thinks about me. Don’t some church leaders drink alcohol? I have turned my church into a beer bar and so what?,” he quizzed.

He claimed that the likes of Kofi B and some Ghanaians are trying hard to bring him down but they will fail big time.

The Otoolege hitmaker who says he is currently in the studio recording new songs stated that he is not moved by anything anymore adding that his target is making good music for his fans.

He said he has plans to feature other artistes on his upcoming songs and he hopes Ghanaians will love them when he starts releasing the songs.

Ofori Amponsah, who got onto the music scene in 1999, has produced 12 albums. He has songs such as ‘Otoolege,’ ‘Asew,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Odwo’ among others.

In 2012, he announced that he had been called by God and vowed not to do secular music again. He stated then, “I have started my own fellowship and I believe God is calling me into the ministry to tell people He is alive.

"All the songs I wrote and music I did was not by my strength but by a God-given talent in me, but now it is time for me to return to God just like the prodigal son.”

He released some Gospel songs which did not receive enough attention but a few years later, he was back to secular music with songs like ‘Alewa,’ ‘Tintin’ and ‘Wonkoaa’.