My mother became paralyzed for trying to abort me – Celestine Donkor

Decorated gospel musician, Celestine Donkor, has made a chilling revelation about how her mother got paralyzed after several attempts to get rid of her.

She was five months pregnant with Celestine when thoughts about abortion became rampant.

Celestine said after several failed attempts, her mother gave up and concluded that her child was destined to be born and to be great.

“She went to a herbalist who doubled as a spiritualist for a concoction. He did his incantations and said if she aborted me, she would die because I am destined to be a great personality,” she said.

According to her, the insistence of her mother to get the pregnancy terminated got her paralyzed.

“She went to another herbalist who mixed a concoction for her. When she wanted to take the concoction, she felt unwell so she sat [down and paused], and that was the end of it. She couldn’t get up. She then remembered what the first herbalist told her and decided to stop. My mum couldn’t move her legs, she was numbed. People had to bathe her, lift her until the 9th month when she was in labour. She was able to rise on that very day,” she said on Restoration with Stacy.

Donkor was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Akakpo, both from the Volta region of Ghana. She started her primary school education at St Augustine Preparatory school in Abeka Lapaz and continued to Nsaaniya Secondary Business School at Kasoa where she had her secondary school education. She proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon where she obtained her BA (Hons) Sociology and Information studies

The gospel musician has collaborated with numerous artists including Joe Mettle, Joyce Blessing, Ceccy Twum, Mkhululi Bhebhe, Edem, Philipa Baafi, Funny Face.

In March 2021, Celestine was among the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Music by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch. She founded the Celestial Praise, an annual Gospel music concert.

She has many hit songs, including “Turning around”, “Bigger”, “Okronkronhene”, “Manim Nguase”, “Boobobo”. Her latest Album Agbebolo earned her the Artiste of the year at the National Gospel Music Award.

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