Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist, Afia Pokua says she stopped hosting political shows because of the fear of being killed.
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Afia Pokua, who is popularly known as 'Vim Lady' said the nature of her job as the host for Adom FM's ‘Burning Issues’ a political show, made her a target for most corrupt politicians in Ghana.
In an interview with KSM monitored by YEN.com.gh, Vim Lady said she had to leave her home for close to a year to go stay with her brother because some politicians were after her.
“I had to leave my house and lodge with my big brother in 2016 for a whole year because some politicians were after my life…we had to change all the locks, install security cameras and wires so I could feel safe,” she said.
She added that she is considering quitting active journalism because it is not worth losing her life for Ghana.
As the host of the 'Burning Issues’ political show, Afia Pokua took it upon herself to interrogate politicians who had ulterior motives for the country.
“My life has been at risk, I get people attacking me every day, sending me threats on WhatsApp and other social media platforms. This is why most young female journalists are not willing to report on active politics. They would rather stay with entertainment, lifestyle and soft news.
"I am going to stop doing active radio very soon. I want to teach because I have noticed that it is my family I will lose if anything should happen to me…..see what happened to the Abuakwa MP, Late J.B Danquah Adu, a whole member of Parliament and we still do not know who murdered him” she said.
In an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh, the 'Ololo' hitmaker said though there was bad blood between him and Kelvyn Boy since the two parted ways, he will still sing his former signee's part on stage if he has time.
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