- Kwame Fordjour a.k.a. Dr. UN has reacted to revelations by Nana Ama McBrown that he wanted to award her
- The actress had suggested on UTV that Fordjour had contacted her for an award
- But according to Fordjour, he contacted her not to give her an award but to make her the MC for the night
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Install our latest app for Android and read the best news about Ghana
Kwame Fordjour, the organiser of the fake UN Kofi Annan awards scheme, has reacted to revelations that he wanted to award Nana Ama McBrown.
Even though Fordjour admits that he contacted McBrown, he has claimed it was not because he wanted to give her an award as suggested.
McBrown disclosed on Saturday, September 5, 2020, that Fordjour had contacted her in an apparent bid to include her in the award scheme.
Narrating their encounter, McBrown revealed that Dr. UN, as Fordjour has come to be known, sent her an e-mail concerning the now-controversial awards.
As earlier reported by YEN.com.gh, Fordjour who holds himself as a Ph.D. holder (doctor), held what he called the 7th Global Leadership Service to Humanity Awards on Friday, August 28, 2020.
The awardees were drawn from various spheres of life with entertainers, politicians, business people, among others on the list.
At the awards, 'Dr' Fordjour gave out plaques which had “UN Kofi Annan Excellence Awards” inscribed on them in a bid to draw a link between the scheme, the UN, and the late Kofi Annan.
But days later, it has turned out that the organiser of the awards is a shady character who has no connections with the United Nations or Kofi Annan.
McBrown made the revelations about her conversation with Dr. UN during discussions on her United Showbiz programme on how Fordjour has 'fooled' some Ghanaian celebrities with his awards.
But in an interview with Zylofon FM on Monday, September Fordjour stated that does not remember ever wanting to award McBrown.
According to Fordjour, his motive for contacting McBrown was to get to be the host (MC) for the awards night.
"I wrote to her because I wanted her to be [the] MC of my programme but I don't remember writing a letter that I am awarding her. I see her more of an MC. She is jovial, people respect her, she is nice [and] beautiful."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported that Dancehall superstar, Shatta Wale, has waded into the fake UN Kofi Annan awards saga.
In his latest video on social media, Shatta Wale laughed at D-Black, Sarkodie and other stars who are involved in the scandal.
He also claimed that while all the recipients paid GHC1,000 each, D-Black paid GHC5,000 because he wanted five flasks.
Have national and human interest issues to discuss? Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page