“Today, 21 years later, I am the fulfilled mother of an intelligent young man, sure of himself, independent, mischievous, who loves to debate, does not avoid controversy, knows what he wants, gets up when he falls , learns from failures, matures, overcomes difficulties and always rises higher. Happy birthday Malik. You are my life.”

It remains to be seen if the family of late president Jerry Rawlings were aware before his demise about the son he fathered out of wedlock.