From Test Transmission To Testimony!!! Frankie Taylor Celebrates 20 Years On Fox Fm

One of the country’s finest radio presenters, Frankie Taylor, is gearing up to celebrate his 20th anniversary on fox fm 97.9 in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital. 

Frankie Taylor, an actor, movie producer and philanthropist, has for the past 20 years worked diligently as a radio broadcaster and was adjudged as the Best Music Promoter at the Ghana DJ Awards for 2013.

He had disclosed to broadcastergh.com that a number of activities have been lined up to celebrate his 20 years as a radio presenter with his listeners, friends and loved ones.

He mentioned of raising funds to furnish Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi with wheelchairs and also donate to some selected widows in the country. 

The ace presenter, who was onetime honoured as the ‘Unofficial Mayor’ of Kumasi by Kofi Jumah, the then Mayor of Kumasi and former MP for Asokwa Constituency in Ashanti Region, has been in the thick of things at the station right from the beginning till now. 

Based on his outstanding achievements on radio and in the showbiz industry in Ghana, Frankie has won many awards both home and abroad including the recent awards like the outstanding leadership award dubbed Nsoroma Award by Global Centre for Transformational Leadership, 2014 Ghana DJs Awards, Best Music Promoter of the Year, 2013 by Mercury Events.

He started his active radio career with Radio BIYAC at Akyem Oda, the first private radio station in the Eastern Region in 1995. As a presenter at Radio BIYAC, he rose to become the first programmes director and later joined Fox 97.9FM in 1999 when it was established.

He is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Royals Production which specialises in film and music productions as well event management and farmer . He has acted in movies like ‘Nhyira’, ‘Adom’, ‘Come Back Love’, ‘Asempa’, among others.

Frankie Taylor is the first Presenter to talk on Fox Fm and still talking.  He was the programs director for the past fourteen years, from 2001 to 2015. 

 He holds nicknames such as “Maapao” , Fire Man and many others.   

Twenty solid years of broadcasting without  leave, no contract of front money, car, house or any other incentives.  

Frankie Taylor, who is the brain behind the introduction of the most listened-to hiplife music programme on radio dubbed Atumpan, is also the host of Africa Express.

From 1999-2019 presenting the same programmes thus African Express and Atumpan which has won slot of adverts and awards. 

 Frankie Taylor has trained alots of presenters both in Ghana and abroad. 

He is the first presenter to establish the first official Hiplife Music program called Atumpan in the history of private broadcasting in the Asante Kingdom.

His  working with Fox Fm was a call from God.

He however thanked Mr. Francis Kwabena Poku Junior(Afro) , Chief Executive Officer of F. Giant Broadcasting limited made up of Fox fm 97.9, Kumasi, fox 103.1, Takoradi, Hot fm, Accra and foxfmonline.com and his family, especially her wife Mrs. Mavis Akosua Poku for given him the platform to shine. 

He was also grateful to Prophet T. B. Joshua,   leader and founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations for his spiritual support through out his journey. 

His entire career wouldn’t have been successful without the support and prayers of his wife, Mrs. Princess Taylor, children and all his  workers. 

He thanked  the entire management of Fox Fm, especially the general manager( Uncle P) Presenters, staff and all his clients for their support.

Frankie Taylor started his radio career with Radio BIYAC at Akim Oda in 1995.

At Radio BIYAC, he rose to become the first programmes director and before he joined Fox 97.9FM in 1999.

Source:broadcastergh.com /Ayisah Foster

(WATCH THIS): I couldn’t pay salaries for 7 months – Bola Ray Reveals Tough times at EIB

Chief Executive Officer of EIB Network, Nathaniel Kwabena Anokye Adisi popularly known as Bola Ray has finally revealed the reason why most of his staff left. Rumors of the economic crisis at the media house following issues its’ mother company Unibank faced last year, led many speculating reasons why top media personalities left the EIB Network.

Speaking at this year’s International Youth Empowerment Summit held at the National Theatre, Bola Ray openly disclosed how he had to delay payments of salaries for 7 months in 2018.

Bola Ray further explained that people who worked with EIB and could not bear with the challenges that came with salary delays used different excuses to leave for other jobs.

According to him, out of 483 staff members of the EIB Network, over 100 left and about 300 staff members are still working for the company nationwide.

Watch the video below;

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1f68Xmn51H/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

The EIB Network was once the home of stars in the media space but now, the story is different as most of these TV/Radio icons have ditched the media house for other jobs. This list includes the popular personalities that were once faces or voices on EiB’s media outlets but for some reason have quit working with the Bola Ray managed media outfit.

Naa Ashorkor

1.Naa Ashorkor: She was the face of Gh One TV’s “Tales From The Powder Room” talk show and voice on Starr FM’s mid-morning show. She quit her job with EiB in 2017 and Multi-Media, where she now hosts “Showbiz A to Z” and “Strong and Sassy” on Joy FM.

A.J Sarpong

2. A.J Sarpong: She quit EiB in October 2017 and moved to Omni Media, where she briefly joined Citi FM’s Breakfast Show. She currently works for the Radio station’s TV channel, Citi TV as a presenter and a producer.

Nii Addy Clegg

3. Robert Nii Arday Clegg Snr. The Ghanaian lawyer, television and radio journalist, worked at Starr 103.5 FM Ghana as a Morning Show host. He left the EiB Station in February 2017 for his private career.

Sammy Forson




Sammy Forson

4. Sammy Forson: The veteran radio presenter shunned his Y FM job to join Live FM in 2015 after the station was acquired by the EiB Network. He later quit in January 2018 to join Joy FM where he hosts the weekend morning show.

Anita Erskine

5. Anita Erskine: The celebrated media icon and mogul, in March of 2015, she joined the EiB Network as co-host to the Starr Drive hosted by Bola Ray. She later replaced Naa Ashorkor on “Tales From The Powder Room” after Naa shunned EiB for Joy FM. Anita left EiB in 2018 and focusing on her private career.

Kafui Dey

6. Kafui Dey: The author and media personality was among the first faces that joined Starr FM. After EiB acquired Gh One TV, he moved to the TV channel as the host of the channel’s morning show. He silently shunned EiB in 2018 and has focused on his MC job and other gigs in the media.

Baisiwa Dowuona Hammond
7. Baisiwa Dowuona Hammond: The former TV3 worker started GhOne TV’s morning show, Gh Today, with Kafui Dey in 2015. However, she also quit her job in 2018 with reasons not stated.
Jason El-AJason El-A

8. Jason El-A: He was the face of Gh One TV’s popular afternoon show, Rhythmz Live, ever since the show started. He was also a radio preseneter on Live FM’s “Young Wild and Free” show on weekends. However, in September 2018, he parted ways with the EiB and joined 4syte TV.

Ms Naa

9.Mz Naa: The YFM radio presenter left the station to Live FM when EIB acquired the station. She was the first to host the ‘Live Breakfast Club” on the radio network. However, she left Live FM to Y FM in 2015.

10. Giovani Caleb: In January, Radio/TV host Giovanni Caleb, announced his departure from the EIB Network Family. Giovanni Caleb was the host of Starr FM’s Drive Time show and co-host of GhOne’s “Duvet”. He joined Media General’s 3FM and host their Drive Time Show.

11. Berla Mundi: Berla Mundi is the lastest media personality to leave the EIB Network after hosting RHYTMZ LIVE and GLITTERATI on GH One TV. She hosted a late-night show on LIVE FM and later joined Giovanni Caleb on STARR FM’s “Starr Drive”. Berla Mundi has left to Media General and revealed she will be hosting a morning show on their TV3 and 3FM platforms.

berlamundi

Others like Ike De Unpredictable, Osei Kwadwo, Mr. Katah all of Abusua FM (Kumasi) also left the media group with same or similar reasons.

Ike De Unpredictable

Mr. Katah and Ike De Unpredictable

 

 

Source: Ameyawdebrah

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS!!! TV3’s Paa Kwesi Asare weds Naa Adjeley

Award-winning business news anchor of TV3 Network, Paa Kwesi Asare tied the knot with the love of his life Naa Adjeley (who works with the Consolidated Bank) over the weekend.

The wedding which was held on Saturday November 17 at the Red Carpet Events centre at East Legon saw personalities including Deputy Minister of Transport, Titus Glover, Senyo Hosi CEO of the chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, CEO of National Youth Authority, Fomer Director of the NPP and now the Managing Director of STC, Nana Akomea, a communication member of the NPP, Richard Asante Yeboah, Emmanuel Asigri, Samson Lardy Ayeneni of Joy FM’s Newsfile, Deputy Energy Minister,Mohammed Amin Adams, and Ibrahim Mahama.

Paa Kwesi was fully supported by colleagues from his current work place as well as past ones.  Amongst them were Araba Koomson, Ato Kwamena Dadzie, Nii Ardey Clegg, Nathaniel Attoh, Bola Ray, Famous Atitsobge and many others.

The wedding was officiated by Albert Ocran of ICGC and Rev.Amo Asare of Zoe Temple ICGC.

The ceremony was hosted by Yaw Sakyi and the Chairman was MD for Glicolife,Mr Edward Forkuo Kyei. Akwaboa pulled a surprise performance for the bride.

Paa Kwesi just returned from a one year masters programme in digital marketing from Birmingham City University in the UK, while Naa also graduated with a masters in business administration from UPSA.

The Saturday event followed a colourful traditional wedding attended by family ad friends.

The former Starr FM’s business news anchor has hosted several TV programmes such as TV3’s prime time news bulletin, “News 360” and the weekly news magazine programme, “Business Focus”. He also introduced an innovative business television programme dubbed “Time with the Captains” with support from his able producers and Management.

Paa Kwesi was in 2015 named runner-up for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, an award established to honour the late Ghanaian broadcaster. His journey started with University of Ghana campus-based Radio Univers from where he moved to Omini Media Limited’s Citi FM then to Multimedia Group’s Joy FM and later joined EIB Network’s Starr FM.

Below are Photos/Video at the event:

 

 

Source: Evans Ofori/www.mediafillasgh.com

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS!! Check Out Pre-Wedding Photos of TV3’s Paa Kwesi Asare

 

We go to weddings that we’re invited to, weddings that we’re not invited to, weddings we don’t know the couple, weddings we just gate crash and we know how to turn up. The highlight of the wedding is the couple because it’s their day and they’ve gone through a lot (of financial deductions and planning wahala) to arrive on this big day. Before the big day, they take pre-wedding pictures which used to be strictly for souvenirs back then but has now become a prerequisite literally.

Prewedding photos have now become a thing in Ghana and Africa in general as it plays a vital role in the announcement for a wedding of a couple.

TV3’S Paa Kwesi Asare Makes Another Journey As He Takes A Temporary Bow From TV

Pre-Wedding shoots also capture those special feelings and emotions, which will soon be replaced by deeper intimacy and greater acquaintance.

Today, Pre Wedding Couple shoot has become almost a mandatory ritual for many couples as award-winning business news anchor of TV3 Network Paa Kwesi Asare and his beautiful bride, Naa Adjeley Boi Annang are not left out.

The couple who have released their official pre-traditional wedding photos for the traditional marriage.

Below are their pre-wedding photos:

 

Source: Evans Ofori/www.mediafillasgh.com

‘Orange 107.9FM’ Loud In Kumasi – SEE OFFICIAL LOGO, Tagline & Studios

Oseikrom has a new radio experience, a new flavor, an orange experience, thanks to the Focus 1 Media Group lead by Kwame Adu Mante.

Orange 107.9, located at the center of the plush colourful Kumasi City Mall is already the talk of the Garden City just few weeks after going live.

Orange is the sound you hear in uber and taxis, on people’s smart devices, in the shops and in people’s homes. The frequency has become synonymous with music.

The station’s tagline is “Kumasi’s music leader”.

Folks in Kumasi and its environs, scan your radio set for Orange 107.9 Fm now and enjoy refreshing good music with great sound.

Normal programming is expected to begin in the coming months, mediafillasgh.com sources say.

Orange 107.9FM plans a huge roll out when it begins operations

Rumours in the Kumasi has it that the CEO, Kwame Adu-Mante plans to seize the drive time slot by poaching a high profile drive time presenter from an unnamed urban brand in the Garden City. When the poaching rumours involves Kwame Adu-Mante and Focus 1, managers of other stations may as well tighten their belts. The man poaches with finesse.

Meet Kwame Adu-Mante; the brain behind this exciting new experience

Mr. Adu-Mante is a Kumasi boy through and through. Born and bred in Dichemso and Ashtown , the larger than life media mogul horned his entrepreneurial skills in Takoradi having gone there to pursue tertiary education at the then Takoradi Polytechnic.

From his early beginnings as a night DJ, he rose through the ranks to become general manager at Sky Power Fm, an experience that prepared him for the tricky Ghanaian media terrain.

Ever the dreamer, Adu-Mante accepted the challenge of reviving Radio Maxx and added two more stations, Spice Fm and Beach Fm to form the Focus 1 Media Group. Focus 1 Media is only a piece of the larger FOCUS 1 GROUP. The group also has interests in MicroFinance Construction, Events and Distribution HQ in Takoradi.

He has an unshakable desire in the ability of others to succeed along with him and he aims to create as many employment opportunities as possible. He also wants to make Orange 107.9 a career destination.

The 38-year old is a fierce competitor and he thrives on this. Orange 107.9 entry has been subtle but firm. There hasn’t been too much noise but the vibe has been very much felt. The station in being the music leader it has said to be is strategically introducing something different with Music.

Playing music only between 1998 and 2008. This style is evoking nostalgia among listeners and  drawing a necessary point of differentiation. The dynamics of Urban radio means growth and expansion must be steady. It requires a strategic plan that focuses sustainability in the short term, consolidation of gains in the medium term and steady growth in the long term.

Having grown up in Kumasi he possesses a fair knowledge of the media business terrain, knowledge that stands him in good stead for the challenges ahead.

 

 

A Feel & Look Inside The new Studios of Kasapa 102.5FM

Kasapa 102.5 FM, a subsidiary of Kwabena Duffour and Bola Ray’s Excellence in Broadcasting (EIB) network has now been moved to a new location exactly as this portal, www.mediafillasgh.com did report few days ago.

READ MORE HERE: NEW LOCATION!!! KASAPA FM to be relocated soon

Kasapa 102.5 FM is now operating from the Meridian House, Ring Road opposite Pyramid House, Nima Junction, same building as its sister network Starr 103.5fm.

Check out the photos of the new studios of Kasapa FM.

Source: Evans Ofori/www.mediafillasgh.com

FULL LISTS OF AWARD WINNERS!! Debator 1, Bonshayka, Alexis, Abena Pokuaa Ahwinie among others scoop awards @ the 7th Foklex Media Awards

The 7th edition of the Foklex Media Awards was last night held at the Golden Tulip Kumasi City where outstanding media personalities were honoured.

Continue reading FULL LISTS OF AWARD WINNERS!! Debator 1, Bonshayka, Alexis, Abena Pokuaa Ahwinie among others scoop awards @ the 7th Foklex Media Awards

GHANA DELIGHT!! Top Naija TV presenter ‘Dolapor’ expresses Utmost Desire to Work in Ghana

Naija’s most adorable female entertainment show hostess and celebrated female television personality, Dolapor Derinokun (popularly known in the media circles as “Dolapor” or “Your TV Girl”) has vehemently expressed her desire to work in Ghana.

In an exclusive interview with mediafillasgh.com, the entertainment show host said she is ever-ready to grab any opportunity granted her to work with any of the television stations in Ghana.

According to her, she is currently working on some personal stuffs and it’s time she comes back to doing what the fans love on TV after she parted ways with Lagos based Royal Root Television (R2TV) somewhere last year.

The former Scoop host said it has always been her childhood desire to work in the fellow West African country since both Ghana and Nigeria share a long relations dating way back pre-colonial days.

Dolapor is all rounder: MC ; Producer; Voice Over Artist; Creative Strategist and a Fashionista; and she is keen on becoming a reference point regarding classy fashion on television.

Unique, simple, hardworking, friendly and creative, have a passion and drive to make an impact around the world, these words aptly describes Dolapor. She caught the spotlight for her interviewing skills and presentation: and she has touted as a unique face of Naija’s television.

READ MORE HERE: Its Official: Dolapor Quits R2TV -(More Photos)

Moreover, Dolapor is been admired by many especially for her naturalist look; maintaining a low haircut which is very rare in female television presenters.

Scroll down and Watch shows anchored by Dolapo 

Source: Evans Ofori/www.mediafillasgh.com