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INTERVIEW WITH A GHANAIN BROADCAST JOURNALIST DAVID ANNAN

Source: EMMANUEL GABARI REPORTING FOR http://www.nigeriafilms.com
DAVID ANNAN
DAVID ANNAN

HELLO. CAN WE KNOW YOUR REAL NAMES?
MY NAME IS DAVID ANNAN BUT PEOPLE CALL ME DAVE HAMMER IN SHOWBIZ

WHEN DID YOU COME INTO BROADCASTING?
WELL I'VE BEEN IN BROADASTIND SINCE THE YEAR 2002

WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?
I ATTENDED KUMASI HIGH SCHOOL,AND THEN KUMASI POLYTECHNIC WHERE I STUDIED ACCOUNTANCY.I WAS AT THE CAMPUS RADIO STATION AT THEN AS A RADIO PRESENTER IN THE YEAR 2000

HOW HAVE YOU FARED IN BROADCASTING?
I LOVED BEING A RADIO PRESENTER WHEN I WAS SMALL AND BY GODS GRACE I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ATTAIN PPROFECIENCY IN BROADCASTING.ITS BEEN GOOD FOR ME IN ALL AREAS OF MY LIFE.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING MOST, WHEN YOU ARE ON AIR?
I ENJOY MIXING AND READING THE TEXT MESSAGES OF MY LOVELY LISTNERS WHO MADE ME WHO I AM TODAY.

HAVE THERE BEEN ANY TRYING TIME WHEN YOU WERE COMING UP IN THIS PROFESSION?
YES OF COURSE,BUT GOD BEING SO GOOD I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PASS THROUGH.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING IN YOUR PRESENT RADIO STATION?
I HAVE BEEN WORKING AT HELLO FM FOR 2YEARS

ARE YOU MARRIED?
NO AM NOT MARRIED,AM SINGLE

HOW DO YOU COPE WITH FEMAL FANS WHO BESIEGE YOU?
WELL COURTESY,RESPECT AND CAREFULNESS HAS BEEN MY CODE OF ETHICS,AND GOD BEING SO GOOD ITS BEEN SMOOTHLY FOR ME.

ARE THERE LESSONS YOU HAVE LEARNT AS AN ON AIR PERSONALITY?
YES,I HAVE LEARNT TO HAVE GOOD TEMPERANCE,BECAUSE THERE WAS A TIME WHEN SOMEONE CALLED ON MY SHOW AND SAID DAVE HAMMER YOU ARE A FOOL WHY HAVE YOU NOT PLAYED THE SONG I REQUESTED.I LAUGHED AT THE CALLER AND HAD PATIENCE TO ADDRESS HIM TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND HE LATER APOLOGISE AND REDREW THE STATEMENT HE MADE.

HOW WOULD YOU RATE BROADCASTING IN GHANA WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER PLACES?
SO FAR SO GOOD BECAUSE WE HAVE BROAD MINDED JOUNALIST WITH PROFESSIONALS IN THE COUNTRY WHO ARE DOING WELL TO LIFT BROADCASTING IN GHANA

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE DISHES?
I LIKE RICE AND STEW

HOW WAS GROWING UP FOR YOU?
WELL I GREW UP IN NIGERIA WHEN I WAS SMALL AND LATER CAME TO GHANA.I HAD MY PRIMARY LEVEL EDUCATION AT ABBEY INFANT MIXED AND PRIMARY SCHOOL-LAGOS AND THE REST IN GHANA

WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS NOW?
MY DAD IS IN NIGERIA WHILST MY MUM IS IN GHANA.

HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN GHANA, COMPARED TO OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES?
SO FAR SO GOOD.

ASIDES PLAYING MUSIC ON AIR, WHICH KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PERSONALLY LIKE LISTENING TO?
I LIKE LISTENING TO AFRO JUJU MUSIC ALONG SIDE GHANAIAN AFRICAN HILIFE MUSIC.

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS?
MY FUTURE PLAN IS TO MOVE INTO THE TELEVISION PRRSENTATION AND TO THE FOREINGN WORLD OF BROADCASTING.I WANNER GO HIGH,GO GO HIGH!

THANKS AND NICE TALKING WITH YOU.

ITS MY PLEASURE.