How Nana Yaa Brefo Saved Despite Group’s Hello FM from Collapse

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Controversial female journalist, Nana Yaa Brefo Danso became the subject of several attacks from Ghanaians following her interview with actress, Nana Ama McBrown on the death of Bishop Bernard Nyarko.

Many attacked her for asking what they termed as ‘irrelevant questions’ during the interview which went viral on social media.

GhanaNewsPage.Com reported that she has announced her resignation from the Multimedia Group, owners of Adom TV on Saturday.

This led to suspicion that the attacks from the interview is the immediate cause of her resignation.

The resignation however did not stop attacks on her.

This has prompted several media personnel who have come into contact with the presenter to take to social media to publicly praise the presenter.

CEO of Kofi TV, Kofi Adoma Nwanwani who is a former colleague of the presenter at Multimedia took the lead with a farewell message which has gone viral on social media.

Below is Kofi Adoma’s full post:

Another Journalist, Nana Yaw Kesse who is currently News Editor at Peace FM, has also taken to social media to pay another glowing tribute to Nana Yaa Brefo.

He revealed in his write up which has gone viral how the vibrant presenter ‘saved’ Hello FM, a subsidiary of the Despite Group from collapse in 2006.

To him, Nana Yaa Brefo is someone whose contribution to the success of the Despite Group’s brand can never be underestimated.

Below is his full write up:

I met her in 2006 at Hello Fm when I went there to do attachment with the station. At the time,the radio transfer window had been activated and Angel Fm had swept through the team at Hello Fm like a powerful hurricane or tornado so she had been brought from Peace Fm to help stabilize the storm with couple of the guys,Micky darling, Godfred Asare Oldsoldier among others. Because of the exodus, the newsroom was somehow empty but with the efferversence of Nana Kwabena Bobie Ansah as the lead news anchor then for the station,things were surely under control.
That was when I realized some women were no mere pushovers. Nana Yaa Brefo is one such character,she works like she had no life of her own. She is so firm in her convictions and will stand up to you regardless.
After three days of working under her as the news editor,she called me to her table and said “Fred (that’s how she calls me till date),I have so much confidence in you, I am not concerned about what is happening but I am concerned about you giving me your best at all times”. That statement was a big spike for me,I assured her of my best and that’s how we became friends. There were lots of write-ups she will push to me while she did the recording of voices on a cassette and edited them by herself and Isaac Owusu. So we worked from Sunday to Sunday without complaining. That was our lives till she returned to Peace Fm after the condition had stabilized.
Two years later,I had become a regular newscaster at Hello Fm and when my bosses thought it wise to bring me to Peace Fm,she was still in the newsroom. With her and Nana Yaa Konadu Yiadom,I didn’t struggle to get used to realities in Accra even though it was short-lived,only for three months and I had to go back to Hello Fm until my permanent return a year later.
We have kept the relationship so close and tight till date. She will still call and say “Son,this should have been this or that so check it out the next time”.
The Nana Yaa Brefo that I know has only resigned from multimedia but will surely bounce back much stronger. Yaa won’t quit the industry now,she will surely come back to do what she loves to do. Regardless of what her critics say about her,I choose this day to say thank you for believing in me Nana Yaa Brefo. I owe my success in the radio industry,that’s if any at all to You Nana Yaa Brefo and Nana Kwabena Bobie Ansah, commander Boham. May the peace of the Lord be with you.

Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com


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