Veteran broadcaster reveals his humble beginnings

Veteran broadcaster reveals his humble beginnings

- Ace broadcaster has revealed that that he used to be a taxi driver

- Says he plowed the streets as a taxi driver to make ends meet

- Says his broadcasting days began after he initially met Jim Amekpofor

Veteran Ghanaan broadcaster, Mr. Tommy Annan-Forson, has revealed that once upon a time during his earlier days in life he turn to taxi driving just to make ends meet since there wasn't an alternative.

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Veteran journalist reveals his humble beginnings

Tommy Annan Forson

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According to Mr. Annan-Forson, even though being a taxi driver proved to a challenging way to make an income, he enjoyed the work because he met a lot of people and also enjoyed his encounters with them.

Mr. Tommy Annan-Forson, who was speaking on the KSM Show, stated that he plowed the streets as a taxi driver while he was still working a position at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

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"It was fun meeting people. People will look at me from different angles. It was pretty difficult but I enjoyed it. At a point in time, I realized that I had to do it for monetary reasons,” he noted.

Mr. Tommy Annan-Forson went on to reveal that his career success really began in earnest when he was a nightclub DJ. According to Mr. Annan-Forson, even though he wasn't particularly a fan of radio, he confessed to listening to GBC radio and hearing the voice of Mr. Jim Amekpofor and it resonated with him.

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Mr. Annan-Forson revealed that it was at this point that he decided to go and meet Mr. Amekpofor. He added that when they did finally meet, they ended up becoming friends, heralding the beginning of his successful career in the media.

There was a night club that was opening, called Babylon Night Club. Jim and Benny Owusu Antwi were the DJs... I had no clue about djing. My state of mind was being a mechanic. A couple of times, Benny and Jim didn’t turn up and so the owner of the night club said, ‘why don’t you go and play some music?’… I started doing that and gradually, I picked up." said the veteran broadcaster.

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