Before the invention of the DNA test, used to prove the biological parents of children, Africans already had a traditional technique for arriving at that very same result. As I mentioned ‘traditional’, you may have begun associating that to African “juju’. I like how you are thinking, but no, that was not my point. I was referring to the good old ways of using certain physical features of a child to determine his or her, biological parents.
However, in modern-day Ghana despite the introduction of the DNA testing facility, we still witness episodes of Ghanaians speculating issues of some parents not being the biological parents of their ‘wards’. A typical example of this is the alleged similar looks between Shatta Wale’s son Shatta Majesty, and Stonebwoy which stirred up some controversy in the past. I do not just want to go there.
Moreover, in light of this very interesting development in the past, a recent childhood photo of the BET award winner, Sarkodie has stirred up a similar discussion on social media. The throwback picture of the rapper first popped up on twitter and has since then gone viral. The childhood picture in comparison with the recent photos Sarkodie’s young daughter, Titi shows they look so much alike. That is, according to almost all the comments made about the said picture.
Nonetheless, judging from how looks, were used by our forefathers to prove parenthood and how the same traits are being used presently to question the biological parenthood of parents. It is not fair for us to use how Sarkodie’s childhood self looks so much like his daughter, to prove that he is indeed her biological father? Well, your guess is as good as mine. Besides, nobody even doubted Sarkodie’s fatherhood in the first place.
Meanwhile, If you are still in doubt, look at the picture of Sarkodie’s childhood self and that of his young daughter, Titi below. You may be otherwise convinced.