by Tolu Orekoya
A cold dose of reality must have hit Ghanaian celebrity DKB about the enormity of what he had done to his housemate Zainab. He released a statement of apology today, stating his remorse over his Zainab-slapping incident that got both himself and the Sierra Leonian beauty kicked out of the plush Upville in the Big Brother House.
It must be hard to walk back from something as blatantly misogynist as slapping a woman for millions of Africans to watch on television, but DKB did try saying he apologised to “all the people of Africa, to the people of my motherland Ghana, to the entire Big Brother Africa team, my cherished housemates and most importantly to Zainab and her family.”
DKB’s statement, which was released today read:
‘Lovely people of Africa, there are many things I wish I could do to reverse this unfortunate incident but as we all know, one cannot go back in time. I had the opportunity of a lifetime to entertain Africa on the most coveted platform but I messed it up due to my act of indiscipline. I hereby render my deepest heartfelt apology to all the people of Africa, to the people of my motherland Ghana, to the entire Big Brother Africa team, my cherished housemates and most importantly to Zainab and her family. I am fully and solely responsible for my actions and I under no circumstance justify hitting a woman no matter the level of provocation. To all my dedicated viewers, fans and critics, I say thank you for all the support. I am truly sorry for letting you down and I promise that I would never repeat such unscrupulous behaviour. This is my sincere apology and I hope it is accepted.’
There’s no word yet on how the fiesty Zainab has reacted to the apology or if she will even respond.
Both of them were sent packing, disqualified from the BBA game on Monday, June 4, after a violent incident which started when DKB accused Zainab of peeping while he was trying to take a shower.