Captain Smart Announces Resignation From Onua TV On Live Broadcast Amid Altercation With NMC

Captain Smart Announces Resignation From Onua TV On Live Broadcast Amid Altercation With NMC

  • Popular broadcaster Captain Smart has officially resigned from Onua FM/TV, citing the need to pass on the hosting responsibilities of the Onua Maakye programme during the November 20, 2023 edition
  • His departure follows a final warning issued by the National Media Commission (NMC) to Captain Smart and Onua FM/TV
  • The warning came after an inciteful broadcast where Captain Smart insulted high-ranking military officials and made unverified allegations of embezzlement

Ghanaian TV broadcaster Blessed Godsbrain Smart, widely known as Captain Smart, has officially resigned from Onua FM/TV, a part of the Media General group.

During the Monday edition of the Onua Maakye morning show, on November 20, 2023, Captain Smart declared that he would no longer host the programme, stating that the time has come to move on.

Captain Smart resigns
Captain Smart announces resignation from Onua TV Photo credit: Onua TV
Source: UGC

While announcing his resignation, Captain Smart expressed gratitude to the management of Media General, stating:

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“Let me thank management of Media General for containing me. My speed is always supersonic. For me, I was born to fix things and I always leave when the applause is high.”

The NMC's altercation with Captain Smart

This decision comes shortly after the National Media Commission (NMC) issued a final warning to Captain Smart and Onua FM/TV regarding a recent broadcast deemed inciteful.

In an official statement released on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the NMC, through its Executive Secretary George Sarpong, characterised the broadcast as dangerous and unprofessional.

Captain Smart faced criticism for directly insulting the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and other Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) commanders, referring to them as “beasts” without providing evidence for his claims of embezzlement.

The NMC expressed concern about the station persistently promoting violence against the state despite previous warnings.

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