Happy Workers Day to every worker in Ghana for the hard work so far as we gear up to making Ghana number one in Africa. It is possible and I believe that because we cannot afford the opposite option since that’s deadly.
Tough moment on radio and TV but I guess the proliferation of radio and TV is not affecting the great ones negatively no matter how few they are, they are standing out in grand style. Standing out in times like this is difficult and easy at the same time. If you are a seeker, it will be easy for you because of the internet at our beck and call.
It is for this reason that I deem it fit to sing the praise of the very few ones who are making it possible to acknowledge that broadcasting is not limited to dimwits no matter how scarce they are. One lady who has distinguished herself in this field after monitoring is the Friday anchor for UTV’s morning show Adekye Nsroma, Yaa Konamah.
Yaa has been awesome on the show with the one on one interview with the VVIPs of the country and for me she is an embodiment of who you will call a genius. It will be an understatement to say whoever brought her to the Despite Media Group is great because that’s what has made them stand at the top for a while. The first thing I will gladly touch on is her warmth. She knows how to warm a guest which in tend makes guest feel at home and in that case makes the guest feel at ease to talk freely. Without this, the interview always hangs because the guest feels too careful hence will not let all the juicy stuff you want out from him out.
Her confidence is another thing you cannot take from her looking at the manner she handles her guests. She interviews some of the very controversial, widely read and opinionated folks in the Ghanaian society and so far, I am amazed at the confidence she exudes during the interview. She doesn’t allow these guests to shrink her ego and confidence at all which allows her to control her show the way a good interviewer does.
Another very good trait from the lady is the fact that she comes across as a person who is widely read and snoops around for the tiniest information. Something that you seldom see in today’s crop or broadcasters. They usually think all there is to know has been acquired hence no need to add up on the field forgetting that the pace at which the media is running is no joke with sophisticated gadget springing up day in and day out.
Fearlessness also makes her ask all the tough and responsible questions without fear or favour. She has been so daring to say the least looking at where she stands in the media terrain, under normal circumstance she shouldn’t get so fearless to ask the hard questions but it’s obvious she knows her trade so does not hold back. She asks all the tough questions with very warm smile and calm tone in her voice which makes it difficult to shirk her questions inspired by anger. Usually, out of respect some hosts have for certain guests, they tend to shut the door to the tough questions on them but that’s not Yaa Konamah.
I know this point will come across as trivial but it is not at all. She speaks very good English and this is not to mean that those broadcasters who do the local dialects are weak at English but the truth is, the more you do the local dialect, the urge to lose out on the local one unless you make a conscious effort not to let the English go hence you speak that off air. Being able to speak good English does not guarantee wisdom but it does guarantee good flow of the host and in our part of the world, it boosts confidence.
My only advice to Yaa is not to prove to any interview that she is on top of issues by answering too many questions from the guests since she always has intelligent and opinionated guests who will love their opinions only to be the most intelligent. Don’t force it dear, you are a natural just allow yourself to keep growing and you will be the best sooner than later.
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