On their first marriage anniversary, late Asempa FM presenter, Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong popularly known as KABA wrote a very emotional letter to his wife, now widowed, Valentina Acheampong where he proclaimed his love for her and promised to be a better husband.
Read the full letter below:
“Good morning MaryVal Happy anniversary! Wow, So soon it’s been a year. A year of God’s love, favour, mercy and abundance of Grace.
Exactly a year today you formally agreed to be my wife and me your husband. I’m grateful I chose you and you chose me: you know why; because in the last one year, I’ve had no reason to ask why I married and to you. As far as I am concerned I made the right decision.
In the last one year, God has also blessed this family with the miracle baby Nana Yaa. What else can a man ask for in marriage?
So as we mark this milestone, I want to say thank you for choosing me. But it hasn’t all been a smooth sailing experience. We’ve had our own peculiar challenges and even through it all you stood by me……sicknesses, financial, my family, my mum, and most of all from me.
I know you sometimes complain I don’t listen to you or that when you speak I don’t let you finish and I cut in I know sometimes it’s bothersome to you. I promise to make amends. Forgive me if I hurt you in any way.
In the years ahead, I can only promise with God’s help to be a better husband and a father in all spheres.
There’s only one thing which lacks in our journey, getting closer to Christ. We must take steps to formalize our relationship with him again soon as we leave this place God willing to our house.
There’s only one thing I ask of you; don’t give up on me Don’t give up on us Never stop praying for us- Myself, Yourself and Nana Yaa.
When I go wrong please correct me Have never stopped loving you. Ours was not a mistake It’s the envy of all Let’s guard it jealously If I were to be asked again the same question KABA do you take Valentina Ofori-Afriyie as your wedded wife? I’ll answer that a thousand times, Yes!!! Happy anniversary MaryVal Love you’’
KABA had been with Asempa FM since 2008. Prior to joining the Multimedia Group, KABA had worked with Top Radio from 2004 – 2008.
The broadcaster was a trained teacher at the University of Cape Coast after which he moved to the Ghana Institute of Journalism for Communications Studies.
He later enrolled at the University of Ghana to study Political Science. KABA had also hosted Adom TV’s Morning Show on Multi TV.
The ace broadcaster, was among a group of selected senior journalists, who joined the President at the Flagstaff House this year, to ask him questions about critical national issues.
He married Valentina Ofori Afriyie [in June 2016], a staff of Accra-based Class FM, who had moved from Radio Gold.
They welcomed their first baby girl a few months ago.
On Friday, November 17, 2017, KABA passed away at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.