Interesting Truth Behind Kofi Kingston

  • Reading time:2 mins read
  • Post comments:0 Comments


The BBC News website has an article on WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston (real name Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah). Kingston claims he was born in Jamaica (“I was actually born in Jamaica – to be honest with a name like Kofi a lot of people assume I was born in Ghana.”), but his mother, who is quoted in the article, says otherwise. Kingston has absolutely no ties to Jamaica. Though Kingston denies it, his mother Elizabeth Sarkodie-Mensah – the head of a Ghanaian-American organization in the US – confirms that he was indeed born in Ghana, and not in Jamaica. The family moved to the U.S. from Ghana in 1982. “I told him: ‘Kofi, your cousins watch you on TV in Ghana and want to know why you don’t say you’re from Ghana,'” Kingston’s mother said. “He said: ‘Tell them it is business.'” After revealing his true background, Kofi has banned his mother and the rest of his family from speaking to the media “for fear of compromising his career.”



Leave a Reply