Reggae artist and radio presenter Blakk Rasta has chimed in on the brouhaha concerning famous pastor Isaac Owusu Bempah and his prophesying. The Kuchoko man says he would have approached the issue differently if he was in Owusu Bempah’s shoes.
Speaking to Ghnewsnow, Blakk Rasta said he does not agree with how Owusu Bempah went about his ‘prophecy’ and he would have phrased it differently to avoid the backlash that it attracted.
“I would have gone about it like, I see that a great man who is a Muslim, we all respect and love so much… give him all the accolades and say that well, the man is even old but in this times it will not be surprising if he goes home. I would even be lucky if I reach his age but let us pray for him because we want him to live longer so that he can do his good work” he said.
“His approach was very raw and any person would have been angry”.
He said Owusu Bempah should have actually sought audience with the Chief Imam and or his handlers to discuss the matter instead of broadcasting it on a public platform.
He also took issues with the pastor’s body language while delivering his ‘prophecy’. “You’re talking about people dying and yet you are smiling and laughing. I think that was wrong” he told our reporter.
Blakk Rasta revealed that he was actually classmates with the famous pastor in TI Ahmadiya Secondary School in Kumasi.
“He was my classmate in secondary school; we sat in the same class. We used to call him Libya. He was an athlete, you know, who was demoted by one year because academically he wasn’t strong at all. He was an SU (Scripture Union) member who was praying all the time”
“He was my classmate in secondary school; we sat in the same class. We used to call him Libya. He was an athlete, you know, who was demoted by one year because academically he wasn’t strong at all. He was an SU (Scripture Union) member who was praying all the time”, Blakk revealed.
He defended Owusu Bempah’s prophetic prowess saying he has in the past prophesied about certain things like the death of former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, which came to pass.
Pastor Isaac Owusu Bempah had ‘prophesied’ the death of certain prominent people this year while delivering his New Year sermon at his church; an event which was recorded and surfaced on social media causing a lot of discussion and angst.
Among those he said were going to die in 2019 were current Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, former Presidents John Mahama and John Agyekum Kufour, former First Lady Mrs. Theresa Kufour and Chief Imam and leader of the Muslim community, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Shaributu. The inclusion of the Chief Imam in that list however did not sit well with some youth who went to vandalize the church of the famous pastor.
On a side issue, Blakk Rasta disagreed with the decision of the president to build a cathedral.
“In these times, God doesn’t live in temples anymore: the Kuchoko man said.