A representative for musician Kojo Antwi has denied claims that a GoFundMe account set up in his name is to fund his late father’s funeral.
The fundraiser has sparked heated debate on social media, with many questioning why Kojo would ‘beg’ people to donate money to his father’s funeral.
According to a representative from the singer’s camp, the fundraiser is not to pay for his father’s funeral.
Instead, he plans to establish The Maestro’s Love and Care Foundation, which will provide scholarships to deserving children as well as assistance to the visually impaired in society.
He went on to say that the move was prompted by calls from Kojo Antwi’s loved ones who wanted to contribute to his father’s funeral.
Kojo Antwi decided to open a GoFundMe account to make the process more organized and smooth, so he could also use the opportunity to help the less fortunate in memory of his late father.
The GoFundMe fundraiser, which is listed under the ‘Funerals & Memorials’ category, is attempting to raise £1,000,000, which is equivalent to GH14,741,026.20.
The last time ‘Joy Entertainment’ checked, he had raised £500 from two donors.
On the page opened in the name of Kojo Antwi, he also adds his bank details for people who would like to donate through the banks.
On Saturday, February 11, 2023, Kojo held a 40-day observance ceremony for his late father Opanin Kwadwo Asiamah Tano Asubonten at the Tesano Police Mess Forecourt ahead of the main funeral.
The 40-day observance event was attended by personalities including musicians Sarkodie, Mr. Drew, Obuoba AJ Adofo, Rex Omar, and broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah.