Papa J and Nana Konadu: love brewed in Achimota

The couple have been married since 1977 and after such a long married life and a successful legacy to leave behind, one would ask how their love story came about

They both schooled at Achimota School, where J.J. Rawlings met his future wife Nana Konadu Agyamang

He explained in a cooking TV show “Dining with Cooks and Braggarts that it took him five years to gain Nana Konadu’s attention. He recalled having to show interest in her friends initially, just so he could walk beside them. He said it wasn’t until one Sunday, that he invited Konadu out and she accepted, which surprised him since she was apparently always hostile to him.

Nana Konadu on the other hand recounted that, it took a while for them to develop the love and close bond they have now shared for over 40 years of marriage.

She made it known in a revealing interview with Peace Hyde as part of the Forbes Woman Africa series: Against All Odds on Thursday.

She said: “With Jerry Rawlings, the former president of Ghana and I, it was not love at first sight. He grew on me”.

Below are some lovely pictures of the couple

My condolence to the wife and family

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