Last night, the Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com-Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri raised an issue and vigorously led a campaign against 3 Ghanaian radio presenters-Jay Foley, Lexis Bill and MzGee for mocking Abraham Attah’s fumbled speech and accent.
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri took them to cleaners and his epic response to them has generated a huge social media and offline buzz.
Of course certain folks have come out to defend the indefensible but finally, Lexis Bill has apologized to Abraham Attah and his audience for his unacceptable conduct on radio with MzGee.
The radio presenter wrote on his facebook wall a few minutes ago;
Yesterday on my show, Drive Time on Joy 99.7FM, we carried a story about talented young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah presenting an award at the 2016 Oscars and another of him picking the award for ‘Best Male Lead’ at the 2016 Spirit Awards.
As part of the story, we played Abraham’s acceptance speech at the Spirit Awards. Subsequently, I repeated how the gifted actor said ‘Thank you, Thank you’ in a bid to thank my co-presenter and producers.
With the benefit of hindsight, I admit that the mimicking was in bad taste and I sincerely apologise to Abraham and you my cherished audience. I wish to state that I never intended to undermine the achievements of Abraham Attah. That was never the intention.
I deeply regret any offence the comments may have caused. That is not who I am. I, like many Ghanaians, have celebrated the achievements of Master Attah and won’t deliberately say anything that is remotely related to belittling him.
I apologise to all.
Now, it’s up to Jay Foley to accept his mistake and also apologize, instead of trying to say there’s nothing wrong with what he did—mocking the 15 year old boy just as Lexis did, for which he has apologized.