As the world observes Radio Day under the theme ‘Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace’ KKD took time to mention a tall list of personalities who has one way or the other helped in grooming him to become what he is today.
Inspired by Mike Eghan the magnificent Emperor and the kind gentleman who informed me on the kerb in front of Kobo Wise Enterprise, community 4, Tema that GBC was setting up an FM station and could use my talent to attract the youth, I moved.
Carl Agyeman Bannerman had attended just one contest I organized and spun vinyl records at in Big Daddys Palace, Jatokrom and had since invited me as a guest artiste on his solid Black to speak on youth trends, contemporary music & pop culture.
At age 20 I had attended for interview and audition, worked as a contracted artiste and then been confirmed as the youngest radio disc jockey and duty continuity announcer.
Television followed within a few months.
Thanks to my Controllers of Programmes Messrs Joe Cofie, Nick Adimado and George Crabbe; Shift leaders James Amartey, Charlie Sam, the late Yaw Asamoah and senior colleagues Freddie Quaicoe, the late Barimah Ohemeng Kwatia, Jolly Joe Reindorf, Lucy Banini, Tommy Anan Forson, Jimmy Amekpofor, Paa Kwesi Brew, Julius Smith and Dusty Wayne.
The indefatigable Producer-Directors Moses Agyepong, Clara Hushie, Janet Owusu, Bampoe Addo; Newscasters and Producers Robert Owusu, the late Akwasi Donkor, Gertrude Opare Addo and Harriet Tachie Menson.
Beatrice Aidoo, Kwabena Nimo, Maame Afia Konadu, & Nii Anan Patapaa; the sportscaster Ken Amoah, Edward Faakye, Kwabena Yeboah , Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Kwabena Agyepong, Paapa Paintsil, Karl Tuffour, & Sound technicians Ben Otchere, Moses Orgle, Enoch Acheampong, Nii Nai Sowah & many more for making my journey bright & beautiful. To my peers & all who followed, keep the profession alive and well.
“The objectives when I began over 3 decades ago were clear and simple: To Educate, Inform and Entertain, to promote Ghanaian values, culture & industry as well as the best from all around the world. We can work, hope and pray so they remain so.” The renowned Broadcaster said.