The impact of women on the society, home, work and other areas cannot be over-emphasized.
Similarly, the hard work of Ghanaian women in the media – a seemingly male-dominated field – is absolutely an admirable thing worthy of acknowledgment.
In this vein, YEN.com.gh trumpets the achievements some of these women.
They are, in no particular order, Nana Aba Anamoah; Oheneyere Gifty Anti; Shamima Muslim; Anita Esrkine and Nana Ashorkor Mensah Doku.
1. Gifty Anti: Oheneyere Gifty Anti is the host of the popular women’s television talk show: The Standpoint. She is also a gender activist and women advocate.
Born on January 1, 1970, Gifty Anti started her media career as a Floor Manager with Ghana Television (GTV) after graduating from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) in the 90s.
In 2012, she was the only media person from GTV who won an award at the Radio and Television Personality (RTP) Award.
She was adjudged TV Morning Show host of the Year and Television Female Presenter of the Year 2012.
In 2013, she obtained an international award at the African Women in Leadership Organization Conference in Nigeria.
The award: ‘Excellent Award for Giving Women a Platform and a voice Excellence Award for Giving Women a Platform and a Voice’ sought to recognize her efforts in creating a platform for women to be heard on various issues.
The forty-seven year old journalist got married to Chief of Akwamu Adumasa, Nana Ansah Kwaw IV in 2015 in a colourful royal wedding and welcomed her first child in 2017.
2. Nana Aba Anamoah: The mother of one currently works with GHOne Television, a subsidiary of the Excellent In Brodcasting (EIB) Network.
Before then, she long worked with TV3 Network as head of production and host of shows including the ‘Diva Show’ and ‘Saturday Live Football’.
She schooled at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
Nana Aba is a multiple award-winning journalist.
She has won in the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Award and at the RTP Awards every year since 2010.
She is currently the reigning Radio and Television Personality of the year after bagging the ultimate award at the 2017 edition of the award scheme.
3. Shamima Muslim: The silky voice presenter was a co-host of Good Morning Ghana on Metro TV with Randy Abbey. And also a former host of Eye Witness News on Citi FM.
She is acknowledged as one of the pioneer Muslim women in the media. Aside from that she is also a Muslim women advocate.
Shamima is currently the convener for Alliance for Women in Media Africa (AWMA), a non-governmental organization comprising women in the communications industry in Ghana.
The group is dedicated to empowering and networking women in media
In 2010, she represented Ghana at a town-hall style meeting at the White House in Washington where she interacted with former President Barrack Obama
4. Anita Erskine: The ‘Boss Lady’ as she is affectionately called is one of the influential women in media broadcasting.
The thirty-nine year old journalist and entrepreneur is currently the host of Tales from the Powder Room on GHOne TV.
She is also a drive time show host on Starr FM, both subsidiaries of EIB Network.
Ms Erskine was the former host of the ‘One Show’ talk show on Viasat One (now Kwese TV) before joining EIB.
She is a multi award winning journalists.
Her awards include the TV Hostess of the year 2015 at the City People Awards held in Lagos in Nigeria
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5. Naa Ashorkor Mensah Doku: Naa Ashorkor turned twenty- nine years last week Friday.
She joined the Multimedia Group in November this year after a stint with the EIB Network.
She is the host of Showbiz A-Z, an entertainment show on Joy TV.
Naa Ashorkor was the former host of Tales from the Powder Room at GHOne. This she did until she joined Multimedia.
She is also an award winning actress and has starred in a lot of movies.
She got married to Ahuma Cabutey Adodoaji in 2014 and the couple welcomed their first baby in 2017.
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