Ghana's media fraternity continues to mourn the unexpected loss of Asempa FM's Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong, affectionately called KABA.
KABA died over the weekend after a short illness. The Asempa FM presenter won thousands of fans and listeners across the world considering his immense and matured capacity to practice professional journalism.
The Multimedia Group Limited held a memorial service for their colleague and employee, Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong, affectionately called KABA.
In this article, YEN.com.gh explore the lessons that we gathered from all tributes shared in memory KABA.
1. He was a hardworking man
Speak to anyone who closely worked with KABA and the first tribute they will share is that he is a very hardworking individual. Workers including management of Multimedia Group Ltd have narrated how KABA's excellent delivery on the radio set him apart from his competitors.
2. He is irreplaceable
One of the burdens that management of Multimedia will have to grapple with is the suitable replacement for KABA. Most of the tributes pouring in to honour the presenter has narrated how KABA continues to be a gem who could never be replaced.
3. A strong sense of humility
Colleagues of Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong say one thing they admire most about their deceased colleague is that of his high level of humility. Broadcast journalist, Ernest Manu, revealed that "KABA always listens to criticism no matter who gives it. He always wanted to learn and for me, this is indicative of his humility".
4. He was professional
KABA was one of the radio presenters in Ghana who always shaped public conversation. The presenter, despite his influence, has been described by political leaders in both the opposition and incumbent as a professional who never gave in to bias.
Also, the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has also hailed the professionalism of KABA as president of the GJA, Affail Monney, has hailed him as the only resourceful journalist since independence.
5. A family man
Although he tied the knot a year ago, Asempa FM presenter is well respected in his family as a hardworking and responsible father. So far, his wife, Valentina Ofori Afriyie, insists that her husband is still alive and not dead.
In fact, Godsbrain Smart, affectionately called Captain Smart narrated how the house of KABA went silent after hearing the terrible news of his death. According to him, "the whole house was very quiet and gloomy that even KABA’s wild dogs became sober and laid under their master’s car as though they were abreast of what was happening".
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