How Did These People Become TV Presenters In Ghana? | Watching TV In Ghana Has Become Painful

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Tv Presenters in Ghana


If I want to list the many TV presenters I’ve been wondering how they got unto the screens of some of the top TV stations in Ghana, I would need at least 10 pages to do so…

Almost each week, a new TV Show pops up on a Ghanaian TV and mostly these programs come with new presenters. I mean new faces but with the same ‘bad and unprofessional’ presenting skills.

Surely, it doesn’t take much to become a TV presenter in Ghana, my friend who visited last week from Germany said, while flipping through the TV channels.

In fact, I know several people who do not watch any of these Ghanaian TV Shows, especially these Lifestyle and Entertainment ones being hosted by these ‘untrained professionals’.

Just like our movie industry is filled with sub-standard actors who are not ready to invest in their ‘careers’, our TV stations have been taken over by people who think looking beautiful under the disguise of make-up and long weaves is all it takes to be a TV presenter.

I will not waste your time to talk about the FAKE America/British accents these TV presenters who probably do not even have passports put up—and the annoying part of it is that, whatever channel you tune to, you meet them there.

Many of us have stopped listening to radio in order to safeguard our soundness from these FAKE accents and unnecessary conversations, and soon, we will be forced to stop watching these Ghanaian TV Shows—unless the criteria for selecting these TV presenters change.

Before writing this piece, I did a bit of research on how many of these people we see on our TV today became host of the Shows they present. Shockingly, my findings suggest that; most of the TV stations are selling their air time so all you need is money to buy the airtime and then you are free to showcase your poor presenting skills through a Show you have produced or put together.

So this is what happens; madam Abiba feels like being a TV presenter so she steals a talk show idea from a foreign TV, manage to get some cash from whoever is ready to help her annoy viewers and then she goes to a reputation TV station which cares more about the money than anything else to buy a slot—where the poor TV Show will be shown.

The times of fun on Ghanaian TV stations seem to be a thing of the past. Local productions are dead and the on-going on Talk Show/Lifestyle/Entertainment Shows boom is also a mess as many of these presenters do not know ‘jack’ about presenting.

When it comes to interviews, no hard or relevant questions are thrown at guests and if that do not push you to switch channels because the others are as bad as what you are already watching, the fact that you’ve heard that same question and answer thousand times will make you press the OFF button on your remote.

Why can’t we just get things right for once in Ghana?


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  1. Love this article; really hate the fact that our celebrities r now becoming radio/tv presenters without any sort of training. they r blocking the way for us that r actually learning and wants to pursue such careers as our main jobs in the near future. All the entertainment jobs r wayyy too many now also.

    1. I agere Wilhelmsen You…. But it’s like this everywhere that everything has been standardize to a certain level….I see it in the western media….celebrities are entertainment tv presenters…. Or radio presenters…’s marketing… The two-step hypothesis….they are opinion leaders now …they are now those that set the agenda in the society now, due to their status….they have effect on audiences due to their so called celebrities, therefore the TV or radio stations gain more audiences through these presenters….and especially the private stations gain more as some of their capital o profit comes from their sponsors or commercials…don’t get me wrong I contemplate a lot as I’m doing media studies…wanted to be a presented….but now I’ve diverted to a different path within the media….my dear keep going….work hard….you will be more professional….and the real media house will se the authenticity in your work…. Trust me….good luck

  2. those typos are so funny (agere wilhelmsen you). have been laughing for an hour plus now. auto correction or wat???. sorry dear

    1. Loool…. I hate that auto correction… Br)fo yedu….but even I could spell that…hmmm asem….these gadgets make me curse sometimes….it’s not funny sometimes….annoying….but it’s funny….loool 

  3. Say it again, nothing seems to be done professionally in Ghana. Without any skills or training, celebrities have over night turn into presenters and they don’t even know what they are doing. Swiaaa

  4. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM It’s really sad and pathetic how these presenters think they are doing a great job. I saw a video not long ago on YouTube called CINE AFRIK premieres and the so-called presenter was an atrocious actress Magdeline Mensah. She lacked interviewing skills and was terrible. This girl kept on cutting off the guests not allowing them to answer the questions. I watched for a few minutes and shut it off because I was just annoyed.

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  5. HI there, so looking at solutions, where does one go in Ghana to become properly trained for presenting in the media? Nafti? GIJ? any professional and accredited private entities?