Longest-serving Female Television/Radio Personalities Who Have Stayed Relevant Till Date
Growing up as a child, I had a number of female television/radio personalities who did not only catch my attention but gave me the drive to press on more in life. With these people, there was no need for me to relate with them on a one-on-one encounter but I learned a whole through their live broadcast.
Jessica, Nana Aba Anamoah, Stacy, and many others were the best TV/Radio personalities I had seen so far on screen because they were not just beautiful but each of them had something unique that made them outstanding in their field to date.
Jessica Opare-Saforo of Citifm
This woman had just the perfect smile always in the studio. There was no need to see her physically, all I had to do was to listen, enjoy, and have a great day. The day I got to see her, I screamed out loud because she is not just pretty but has this aura all over her. Her confidence is super, her unique voice, free-spirit, commitment, and consistency to radio is one to be praised for. She just knows how to catch the attention of her listeners and viewers.
She has worked on the radio for about 20 years and TV for about 16 years hence she is one of the longest-serving presenters on the Ghanaian scene. She used to be the co-host of Celebrity Fanzone on GH One TV, an award-winning celebrity and lifestyle show but now hosts Sister Sister, an all-women relationship talk show. She is currently the Programmes Manager of Citi 97.3 FM and Citi TV, two of Ghana’s most influential channels
Stacy born Anastasia Manuela Amoateng was also amongst my lists of super top television presenters. I grew in my love for her as at the time she co-hosted music music on TV3 Ghana in 2002 with Bola Ray until she resigned in 2012. Those days had my Saturday nights hooked, I will always make sure I did almost everything in order to be able to enjoy her presentation. I just loved she could handle the crowd, speak eloquently, and still look super good without any form of fear or cowardice.
She resumed only after two years to her current job as a host of Restoration which airs on TV3. She has interviewed among others the actress Nana Ama Macbrown and the former First Lady of Ghana, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.
She is a Ghanaian radio personality, brand ambassador, occasional TV personality, and events host. She has been on the radio for more than 20 years hence she is one of the longest-serving presenters on the Ghanaian scene.
She is currently the presenter for Cosmopolitan Mix, a mid-morning radio show on Joy FM, and she is often described as the queen of Ghanaian radio. Doreen was the first woman to receive the Best Presenter of the Year award in 2001. She has been awarded the status of the Queen of the Airwaves by Leading Ladies’ Network, and in 2013 she won outstanding female presenter at the Ghana Women’s Awards.
Nana Aba Anamoah
She is a Ghanaian award-winning media personality, news anchor and broadcaster. Her fleur is exceptional and her confidence di3 stop. I just loved how she carried herself around and despite her challenges she still stands strong, progressing more than ever. She hosted the top shows on TV3 including the Diva Show.
Anamoah was the information presenter until her suspension and resignation. She is currently the host of State of Affairs at GHOne TV. She is also a member of the Women’s Premier League committee in Ghana. She has been in the industry from 2009 till date.
Gifty Anti is a Ghanaian journalist and broadcaster. She is the host of the Standpoint programme; which discusses issues affecting women on Ghana Television.
Gifty landed her first job as a Floor Manager at GTV. She later became a TV presenter, coach, gender advocate, and feminist. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of GDA Concept and host of Stand Point, as earlier mentioned.
In 2019, she launched her book titled “A Bit Of Me”, the book reached number one on Amazon after one week of publication. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years in the media to date.
Akumaa Mama Zimbi
Akumaa Mama Zimbi, also known professionally as Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi, is a Ghanaian television and radio broadcast journalist, women’s rights activist, blogger, marriage counselor, and an actress in Ghana.
Her interest in broadcast journalism, precisely in radio, began in the early 2000s. Although Akumaa possessed very little to zero background in broadcast journalism, her popularity as an actress together with her acumen as an eloquent speaker allowed Joy FM to offer her an opportunity to learn on the job.
Looking up to radio and TV personalities such as Father Bosco, Akumaa applied her personal principles of hard work, discipline, and humility at her workplace and over a period of about eighteen years rose through the ranks. Presently, she is a host for the Odo Ahomaso Show, which offers critical advice on relationships and marital issues on Adom TV in Ghana.
Juliet Bawuah is a Ghanaian sports journalist who has written for top media houses.. She has interviewed FIFA President, Gianni Infantino as well as the former World Player of the Year and current Liberia President George Weah. She became well known as a result of her interview with Gianni Infantino, on the sidelines of a FIFA Summit in the North-Western African country, Mauritania. She also founded the Africa Women’s Sports Summit, a program that brings together Africa’s leading female sports names and aspiring ones.
Before she started working at TV3 in July 2013, she worked with Goal.com, CITI FM, the Globe Newspaper, Cafonline.com, Metro TV, and ETV. Prior to furthering her studies at Cardiff University, she worked with Euronews’ sister station Africanews based in Congo as the host of Football Planet and covered the 2017 AFCON tournament. She has appeared on the BBC as well and contributes for the Turkish broadcaster TRT.
Deloris Frimpong Manso, is a television and radio show host, producer, public speaker, and Women’s Advocate in Ghana. She started her broadcasting career as a Presenter with Life FM in Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region of Ghana at the age of 17 in 1999. Delay later moved to Top Radio in 2005 in the capital, Accra where she worked until 2007, taking over the mid-morning show on that station. She was later hired by the newly established Oman FM in 2007, she stayed here until 2016.
Whilst she was working with Oman FM, Delay started her own television program, the Delay Show in 2008 on TV3. In 2011, she wrote and produced the household television series, Afia Schwarzenegger. Her television production company, Maxgringo Productions brought out yet another television series ”Cocoa Brown”, a story loosely based on the true life of herself.
By: Judith Aku Quarshie