After a decade with Multimedia Group Limited, the host of Adom TV’s Badwam has resigned. Nana Yaa Brefo, took to her Instagram page to announce her resignation from the media group.
“I bow out of Multimedia to follow other dreams,” she posted.
It is unclear what might have necessitated Nana Yaa’s resignation but many are speculating that she was forced to resign following an interview with Nana Ama McBrown about the demise of the late Bishop Bernard Nyarko, an actor.
Many social media users described the interview as unprofessional; that her line of questioning and behaviour was puerile. In the aforementioned interview, Nana Yaa Brefo asked McBrown questions bothering on whether she had the late actor’s phone number and whether she will attend his funeral.
Nana Yaa Brefo in her post thanked Multimedia Group Limited, her colleagues and fans for the for years of experience.
“I want to say a very big thank you to MultiMedia and my colleagues. Also want to thank my fans for the support, really appreciate also thank those who did not like me, you made me grow during my 10 years stay at Multimedia, (Adom TV),” her post read.
Radio and TV interviews in Ghana are simply fourth rate; they offer very little education, and little to no teaching points; an all-pervasive mediocrity.
It remains to be seen if social media will be the watchdog that watches the watchman or the pillories on Nana Brefo are just a flash in the pan.
Interestingly no one has so far brought up any great interviews the presenter did in 10-years – not even Multimedia, which may be unfair to her.
Over the past few weeks, many so-called celebrity presenters across the mainstream TV and radio stations have either resigned or been sacked, apparently due to the further decline in media revenues caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
She has since deleted the post after coming under attack.
Read the full post below.
Apple Music Launches Its First Radio Show In Africa With Nigeria’s DJ Cuppy
NEW YORK – Apple Music has launched its first radio show in Africa. The streaming platform announced Thursday that “Africa Now Radio with Cuppy” debuted Sunday and featured a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African sounds, including genres like Afrobeat, rap, house, kuduro and more.
Cuppy, the Nigerian-born DJ and music producer, will host the weekly one-hour show, which will be available at 9 a.m. EDT. “The show represents a journey from West to East and North to South, but importantly a narrative of Africa then to Africa now,” Cuppy in a statement.
African music and artists have found success outside of the continent and onto the pop charts in both the U.S. and U.K. in recent years. Acts like Drake and Beyoncé have borrowed the sound for their own songs, while performers like South African DJ Black Coffee as well as Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Mr Eazi — all with roots in Nigeria — continue to gain attention and have become household names.
Apple Music’s announcement comes the same week Universal Music Group said it was launching Def Jam Africa, a new division of the label focused on representing hip-hop, Afrobeat and trap talent in Africa. The label said it will be based in Johannesburg and Lagos but plans to sign talent from all over the continent.
Kafui Dey Joins Diaspora Network Television.
ACCRA, GHANA, June 1st, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ Award-winning broadcaster Kafui Dey, formerly with EIB Network has joined the fast-growing Diaspora Network Television (DNT), a new satellite television station in Accra focusing on highlighting news and events about Africans in the diaspora and also being the credible reference point for untainted news from Africa.
With close to forty (40) correspondents across the globe reporting events concerning Ghanaians and Africans, DNT is positioned as the voice of all Africans in the Diaspora.
Kafui Dey became a household name when he hosted three (3) seasons of Who Wants To Be Rich, Ghana franchise of international game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. He has interviewed over 1,000 guests from politics, business and entertainment and clearly distinguished himself as the first host of GH Today, morning show on GHOne TV and First host of Starr Today, morning show on Starr 103.5 FM in Accra.
He joins this fast-growing network with vast experience in broadcasting and marketing. “I’m thrilled to be part of DNT because of the unique opportunity to contribute to an exciting vision. It’s all about possibilities”, Kafui said.
Expressing his excitement about Kafui Dey joining the DNT family, General Manager Yaw Sakyi Afari said “I have known Kafui Dey for two decades and so fully aware of the value he brings to this journey. We are very excited to have him believe in this vision to fully represent Ghanaians and Africans in the diaspora sharing their dreams and expectations as they seek to return to their motherland at some point to help with nation-building”.
The CEO and President of Diaspora Network Television (DNT) Jermaine Nkrumah who is a known advocate for diaspora engagement said: “unbeknownst to much of the Ghanaian public, Kafui Dey lived in Beijing, China and London, UK in his early childhood days so he embodies the diaspora story that we refer to at DNT and so when he decided to come on board this journey to connect the diaspora to the African continent much more effectively, we couldn’t contain our excitement”.
Mr. Dey will host a new show called “The Next MP” on his new home channel. With Ghanaians going to the polls in December 2020 to elect their members of Parliament and President, Kafui Dey’s first task on DNT is to help electorates with FACTS about the various aspirants to decide who to vote for. Starting this June, Kafui will host several of these aspirants on the show. The show will also air on DNT’s youtube channel (Diaspora Network Television) and Facebook page (DNTGhana).
DNT plans to host several events with Ghanaians in the diaspora regarding 2020 elections and other important conversations on national development and Kafui Dey will definitely be part of the team leading these engagements with Ghanaians in different parts of the world.
Source: Ghana Web
“Don’t Change To Fit In – MzDru Advises The Youths
UK-born -Ghanaian based media entrepreneur, MzDru, on her birthday May 29, advised the youth to be content with themselves and not to change to fit in.
According to the radio/TV host, on her radio show ‘Live Breakfast Club (LBC)’ aired on ‘Live919FM’, the youth of today should not be influenced or try to change who they are to be accepted, fit in or to please people rather they should be themselves and appreciate who they are.
She said, “You should always be who you are, be yourself, and don’t change anything about yourself to fit in or be accepted. You should please yourself first and not them. Be YOU no matter what. MzDru is 100% herself and not ready to be influenced or be in any trend to please anyone. It’s nice to be liked, but bending over backward 24/7 to try to please others is definitely no way to live. Making actions or changing yourself based on pleasing people can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction and doubt, and can even cause you serious harm.”
MzDru whose tagline ‘Your Hostess with the Mostess’ added that “It is good to be inspired by other people’s personalities and their success but don’t aspire to be like them. Success is for everyone, you only need God’s guidance and hard work to get you up there.”
“There are friends that will push you outside of your comfort zone, and that’s okay- good, even. But acting solely on the desire to make someone like you, without clear-sighted consideration of your actions, is not the same thing as a healthy venture outside of your comfort zone, and it can give you trouble in the long run. Most of all, you won’t feel like yourself anymore.” She said.
On the radio, she added, “When it comes to matters of yourself, it’s not selfish or egotistical to put your own opinions first. You are allowed to like yourself even if it seems like nobody else does, and you never have to do anything you’re not comfortable with. The opinions and judgments of other people come second. In the very end, the one person that you have to spend the most time with is yourself, so make sure that you love who you are.”
Mz Dru Born Drusilla Lartey is of Ghanaian and Jamaican descent born in London but raised in North West London. Coming from an area in London with so many different reviews Mz Dru decided to push through the stereotypes and chase her dreams of becoming a Radio/ TV presenter and voice-over artist in the hope that her story will be able to one day inspire and empower young girls like her to never give up on their own dreams but continue to stay true to themselves.
Mz Dru’s mission is to empower people through her work and demonstrate that creativity is still a requirement for success, and she’s only just getting started
Mz Dru has been studying media for over 7 years and after receiving her Bachelors honors in Media Communications at DE Montfort University she decided to make sure the world knew her name. She started interning at A radio station called Bang Radio and after a few weeks of them hearing her unique voice and bubbly personality she was given her first drive time slot as a co-host.
Mz Dru has been presenting on the radio for 5 years starting at Bang Radio now known as the Beat London to then moving to Pulse88. Alongside radio, she has hosted numerous amount of live events. Beauty pageants like Miss Ghana and Miss Pride of Africa, awards shows like Ghana music awards and Black women in business awards, she is the resident host for ‘Soulful café’ and has done a lot of red carpet events as well as baby showers, weddings, music events, and discussion panels.
In 2018 after the passing of her father, her best a friend and biggest fan Mz Dru made it her mission to make sure that this sad situation turned into a positive and has made it a point to do him proud in everything she does.
2018 to say the least has been a big turning point year in Mz Dru’s career as ‘the hostess with the mostess’ has hosted on some big stages. She co- Hosted the biggest afro hair and beauty show in London, co-hosted Burna boy’s sold-out concert at the Brixton 02 (her biggest crowd to date 5000) and has been featured on one of the biggest television channels in London ITV 1 during prime time showcasing her presenting skills.
MzDru is in Ghana to give back to her homeland, she is the host of LiveFM’s breakfast show ‘Live Breakfast Club’ and an entertainment host on ‘RHYTMZ’ on GhOne TV in Ghana. MzDru has been hosting major events in Ghana.
Mz Dru’s personality is on like no other and she has found herself standing out from the rest in the Media industry even though it seemed very saturated and intimidating. Yes, she might present but you cannot compare her to any other. She lights up every room she is in with her unique voice and bubbly carefree character. She is known to be like marmite, you either love her or you hate her and she is cool with that.
From the mixing board to the stage, Mz Dru has gone from chasing her goals in radio to chasing up global edits Mz Dru is definitely one to watch and there are no doubts that with her hardworking nature that she will not fail. She makes it a mission to get everything she wants smashing all obstacles that come her way.
– Erica Arthur
BBNaija Pepper Dem Reunion Airs June 1 On Africa Magic.
LAGOS, NIGERIA, May 29th, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ MultiChoice has announced the return of Big Brother Naija Reunion Show starring the housemates of thePepper DemSeason on Monday, June 1 on Africa Magic Urban(DStv Channel 153) at 7pm and Africa Magic Family (DStv Channel 154 and GOtv Channel 129) at 7:30pm.
Fans of the popular reality TV show will be treated to the most epic reunion show yet that promises to be filled with emotional outbursts, wild surprises and other OMG moments served by the BBNaija Pepper Dem gang. The show will also let viewers in on the lives of the BBNaija alumni seven months after the show’s finale.
This is no spoiler alert but there will be laughter, tears and confrontations as the ex-housemates along with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the show’s host, revisit the events that rocked Biggie’s house last season. Fans and viewers will also hope to get answers to some burning questions and perhaps witness the end to the rivalries between some of the ex-housemates.
The Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem Reunion will premiere Monday, 1 Juneand will air Mondays through to Thursdays on Africa Magic Urban at 7pm and Africa Magic Family at 7:30pm, available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access and GOtv Max andPlus.
To not miss a moment of the drama, visit www.dstvafrica.com or www.gotvafrica.com and download MyDStv or MyGOtv Apps to pay your subscription or switch your package.
Meanwhile, auditions for BBNaija season 5 is still on. Interested persons can log on to www.africamagic.tv/BBAudition to fill out the online registration form and upload a2-minute video of themselves stating why they should be picked to be a Housemate in the upcoming season. The online audition is free and open to interested male and female participants, who are of Nigerian nationality with a valid Nigerian passport, and must be 21 years of age by June 1, 2020.
Keep up to date with news and information on the Pepper Dem reunion show by following the Big Brother Naija social media fan pages on Twitter @bbnaija, Instagram @bigbronaija and Facebook www.facebook.com/bigbrothernaija, with the hashtag #BBNaija.
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