'Hate, envy'- Bobie-Ansah speaks about dismissal from Asempa FM

He was sacked from Multimedia, owners of Asempa FM, Joy FM and Adom, all in Accra in 2012 without stated reasons.


Bobie-Ansah, who once said he's bitter after his dismissal has now given myriad of reasons for his sack.

He told Bismark Boachie (DJ Premier) on Accra FM’s Entertainment Capital one of reasons including doing a follow story on a news item on Joy FM he felt was poorly investigated.


Recalled: “One day, on my way home, I tuned in to Joy FM to listen to the news. It was being cast by Araba Koomson. This was during the late Atta Mills’ reign. According to the news, government had engaged the services of assassins to execute executives of Ghana Real Estate Development. They just read the news like that. So I told myself we should have gone further."

“When I got to the office the following day, I called my producer, Dominic. I called Kojo, Cox Tamakloe and told them Joy didn’t speak to GREDA so let’s get to GREDA. We called and the government denied. We called GREDA and the Chief Executive drove to Asempa FM studio and vehemently denied. Then, I was accused of attacking my sister station. The one who did a shoddy work and I who covered both angles, who erred? Can you imagine!” the former host of Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen recalled.

He also spoke about how the station wanted to get rid of producer for his show, Dominic Kissie Yeboah, but he rejected the idea.

According to him, he was vied as being arrogant and overly powerful.

“KABA was in the newsroom, he had qualities. The guy was so good. I interacted with him and knew he was a brilliant guy. I didn’t have backup at the time and they suggested we go for a backup from Adom FM which I objected. I told them we should groom KABA but they rejected him. Even some Asempa FM presenters said ‘it can’t be KABA’. So I told them they’re joking. It got to a point, KABA wasn’t happy so whenever I travelled to Kumasi, I went with him. I kept on encouraging him. Their issue was KABA speaks too slow and I told them to allow him to function. Because of this, Bobie has become too powerful,” he recalled.“Kwesi Twum was ready to let KABA go. They even wanted to sack my producer, Dominic. That we should go for another producer. I objected that one as well because we had worked with Dominic and he had had a lot of contacts. Were we now going for someone else to come and build his capacity? These were my arguments. What did I do wrong? To bring up people? If this is your basis, then I care less,” he added.


Bobie-Ansah who is now with Accra FM says he was eventually sacked by MGL but insisted he was never hurt by the decision.

“They sacked me. No reason was given” he intimated. “They claim I allow politicians to insult on the platform. Recently Kennedy Agyapong insulted someone’s mother on the show. If I were the host, they would have trumpeted it. You see... you realize the hate, the envy, the confusion in their minds. Most of the people, if you ask them what Bobie did wrong, they would have no answer for you. If I close at 6 and go sit at a bar and drink alcohol, does that make me a bad person? Because I drink and you don’t, you think you’re better than me?”


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