Soon after Peace FM’s morning show host, Kwame Sefa Kayi, was announced as the 2017 GJA Journalist of the Year, tongues started wagging.
Some people within the media fraternity expressed dissatisfaction with him winning the award.
One social media user commented: “Where did Sefa Kayi pass to win this award? Or this year’s award is for veterans?”
Some journalists have also said in plain language that Sefa Kayi, popularly known as Chairman General does not deserve that prestigious award.
They have argued that his presenting job is not exactly in the same category as reporters out in the field bringing out news reports.
Others are also of the view that his stature should be above GJA awards.
One of them is Afia Pokuaa, commonly known as Vim Lady of Multimedia Group.
According to her, there are many journalists who have worked harder under the year of review and Kwame Sefa Kayi is the least amongst those journalists for that award.
However, the Peace FM morning show host has rubbished such claims and for the first time since the awards was held last week, spoken that he really deserves to be named Journalist of the Year.
In an interview with Uniiq FM, Sefa Kayi said he believes that he deserved the award.
He also rubbished some who were saying someone of his stature should be above GJA awards, stressing that he is not better than anybody.
“I deserve this award. Some say I’m above it and I don’t know whether to reject it but I don’t think I’m better than anybody,” Sefa Kayi stressed.
He expressed excitement over the fact that he had been recognized for his hard work and professionalism, stressing his willingness to accept any award given him.
“Even if an award is coming from Konkomba yam sellers I would run to collect it if I win,” Sefa Kayi reiterated.
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