Kwesi Ernest, Entertainment Critic and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Media Excel, has asked Prophet Ebenezer Adarkwa Yiadom, also known as Opambour, the founder and leader of the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Center in Kumasi, to apologize to the good people of Ghana for showing pornographic videos on his television station ‘Opambour TV’ during prime time.
Furthermore, he has requested that the law, specifically the Film Classification Committee led by experienced movie producer Socrate Safo, deal with the man of God for the uncharacteristic display of unnecessary content on his free to air station.
Speaking during a panel discussion on Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review,” he described the man of God’s actions as something that should not be tolerated in the future.
“I’ve been following Opambour for a long time, and I’m astounded that he has the courage and character to show pornographic material on his television station in this country. He commands a lot of respect in this country, but I’m not sure why he’s suddenly turned himself into a sex counsellor, among other things. He has noticed that is where the trend is, so he enjoys emphasizing that aspect more in his preaching. The majority of people have numerous videos of his alleged sex education and preaching.
“To go to this extent, to show pornographic materials on his channel. They can’t tell us if the revolting videos were shown by mistake. In the world of television production, there is no such thing as a mistake. Opambour did poorly, and he could have avoided airing such videos on national television. Given his stature as a man of God, I doubt he would be pleased with such actions; therefore, he must apologize.
He should write an apology letter to the good people of Ghana even before the law comes after him. Prior to Socrate and his team dealing with him in accordance with the law, Papa must apologize,” he stated.
The outspoken man of God sparked outrage on social media two weeks ago after showing the pornographic content to his congregation on TV during a live sermon.
Following that, the Film Classification Committee wrote to him in a statement to explain the circumstances surrounding his showing such videos on national television.
The following is a copy of the letter that the Film Classification Committee served on the television station:
Prophet One TV’s General Manager