One of the most listened-to radio personalities in the country, John Foley known in the media landscape as Jay Foley, has taken over an Accra-based Hitz 103.9 FM’s midmorning programme.
He takes over the station’s midmorning show; “Muzik Box” formely hosted on Fridays by Sammy Forson and promises to deliver to the listeners the best and juicy entertainment, sports and tech news as well as all the favourite hits that are missing on other networks.
John Foley, popularly known as Jay Foley, is a radio and television presenter in Ghana who is known for representing Ghana to cover the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards. He was appointed as the manager of a Ghanaian high-life singer, Bisa Kdei.
Jay Foley started a network for young people who had burning desire to become great achievers. He called it 2131, with the tagline, “Lead, Challenge or Just Forget It”. He later joined Y FM, rising through the ranks to become the General Manager of the station in 2011.
Foley was the co-host of Live Breakfast Club, the morning show on LIVE 91.9 FM, where he also doubled as the Business and Programmes Manager and was later elevated to the office of General Manager. He is also the Manager at an Accra-based music and lifestyle channel FIESTA, on DSTV channel 329, an erstwhile media network geared towards promoting of Ghanaian music video content.
Amazingly, the Ghanaian celebrated media personality, Jay Foley cooperatively teamed up with a production crew to film one of the most exciting adventure tv series dubbed the SKY MARSHALS that took patrons by stormed and broke some records at the Box Office.
Foley hails from Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region, has all his programmes on radio and television have attracted a large number of listeners and viewers in Accra and its environs, just because of the way he handles the programmes.
He has carved a niche for himself due to his right composure, attitude and his ability to have a great impact on his audiences. With his good work, eloquence, great fashion sense, he is a great addition to help serve and uplift the station’s name.
Media Mogul, Jay Foley is one of the good presenters in Ghana’s entertainment setting who helped push entertainment in Accra to a higher level. He joins Hitz 103.9 FM with a rich background of experience in the radio industry. This move has got residents in Accra talking and eagerly anticipating his for his show.
Hitz FM is an entertainment radio station located in Accra, Ghana. It is owned and operated by Multimedia Group Limited, a media group launched in 1995. Some of its most popular programmes are Hitz Gospel, Hitz Gallery, Hitz in De Klub and Hilife Bosue, Day Break Hitz, Showbiz Fyla, Cruise Control.
“My Husband Permitted Me To Host The Sex Education Tv Programme. – Akuma Mama Zimbi
Media personality Akumaa Mama Zimbi has revealed that she had to seek permission from her husband before she started hosting her controversial relationship talk show ‘Odo Ahomaso’.
The show which many have criticized for its explicit content is rated 18+ and it essentially teaches viewers various sex positions and how to satisfy one’s partner in bed.
Speaking to Adom TV’s Pokua on her Vim Talk show, Akumaa disclosed that it was her husband who granted her permission to start hosting the show.
“The thing is, I was married for so many years before I got into showbiz, so my husband and children knew me for who I was. But those outside my family see fault with what I’m doing. What’s evil about the education I’m giving?” she asked.
Akuma added: “When I got married, I wasn’t doing those things but with my husband’s permission, I went into it because it is something I am passionate about.”
Odo Ahomasuo airs on AdomTV every Thursday from 11:30 pm – 12 am and Fridays 11:00 pm -12 am.
Kwame Sefa Kayi Testify As A Witness In “ShattaStone” Trial.
Celebrated Journalist journalist Sefa kayi has been named among five witnesses prosecutions would be calling in the Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale trial.
Mr. Sefa Kayi, who’s the host of ‘Kookrokoo’ on Accra based radio station, Peace FM, was the Master of the ceremony at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards when the gun pulling incident occurred.
The two dancehall heavyweights are facing trial for offensive misconduct after their respective action caused a gun pulling scene at this year’s VGMAs.
Meanwhile, the court presided over by His Worship Mr Isaac Addo has adjourned the commencement of the trial in the case to October 23. This was because the first of the five prosecution’s witnesses was unavailable, a development that compelled the court to adjourned the case.
Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were charged for issuing threats and using abusive words with the intention to disturb the peace of the Event. Stonebwoy was also charged with for displaying an Australian gun INFK 158 with butt number AA792002017.
They were both granted a 50,000ghc bail with surety by the Adjabeng Magistrate Court on May 22nd.
“I Won Experience At The RTPs. – Cookie Tee
Radio Personality and Celebrated host of GHOne TV’s relationship talkshow, Tales from the Powder Room, Cookie Tee has acknowledged the significance of the RTP Awards stage after her successive commandeering of the ninth edition on Saturday.
Cookie Tee who was also a nominee on the night did not pick her category. However, she shared insight of her broader focus of being part of the scheme.
She also acknowledged that it’s been a year and she has been able to achieve this recognition. Not winning will not stop her from working hard in everything she does.
“We didn’t win this time, but what I actually won on that stage hosting for the second time is waaaaaay more priceless than any award! I WON EXPERIENCE and that to me is EVERYTHING as I journey on in this Media Space.” — Cookie wrote on her Instagram page.
She also pointed out the fact that the voting procedure was “complicated” and perhaps that may also resulted in her loss.
“THANK YOU to ALL who took time to vote for me considering how “COMPLICATED” it was to go through the voting process.
To you all Genuine fans and loved ones who keep on looking out for me and cheering me on, I say GOD BLESS YOU!! —WE KEEP MOVING” — She added
The prestigious Radio and Television Personality awards Ghana is a scheme that celebrates the achievements of media personalities across the country. The ninth edition came off on Saturday October 12 at the Accra International Conference Centre amidst the splendour and glitz from the red carpet.
Shirley Tibilla was host for the second time; aided by actor James Gardener. James Gardener’s skill and experience on the stage provided the perfect link for both hosts to flow with the audience who were mainly top industry people as well as heads of businesses and politicians.
See full list of winners below:
RTP Award Winners (2018/19):
Best Radio Personality (Bring Ahafo Region) – Kwabena Mustapha (Kiss Fm)
Best Radio Personality (Central Region) – The Candy Man (Darling Fm)
Best Radio Personality (Eastern Region) -Nana Kwesi Baah (Good Life Fm)
Best Radio Personality (Volta Region) – Mary Bedzo (Kekeli Fm)
Best Radio Personality ( Western Region) – Nana Yaw G. (Good News Fm).
Best Radio Personality (Northern Region) – Naakaa Waris
Best Radio Personality (Ashanti Region) – Kwame Tanko ( Angel Fm)
Best Radio Personality (Greater – Accra Region) – Francis Abban (Star fm)
Radio Dj of the Year – Mr Castro (Ultimate Fm)
Radio Gospel Show Host of the Year – Johnson Aduboahen (Angel Fm)
Radio Reggae Show Host of the Year – Blake Kobby (3fm)
Radio Development Show Host – Nana Yaa Konadu (Peace Fm)
Radio Newscaster of the Year English Language – A. Lawson (Star Fm)
Radio Newscaster of the Year local Language – Akosua Aboagye (Peace Fm)
Radio Female Presenter of the Year – A. Lawson (Star Fm)
Radio Sports Programme of the Year – Angel Sports
Radio Sports Show Host of the Year – Dan K. Yeboah (Peace Fm)
TV Development Show Host of the Year – Nana Aba Anamoah
(State of Affairs)
TV Entertainment Programme Host of the Year – Nana MacBrown (MacBrown’s Kitchen)
TV Male Entertainment Show Host of the Year – Abeiku Santana
TV Female Entertainment Show Host of the Year – Akua A. (Angel Tv)
TV Sports Programme of the Year – Sports Station (TV3)
TV Sports Show Host of the Year – Patrick Osei Agyemang
TV Local Series of the Year – Boys Abr3 (UTV)
TV Reality Show of the Year – Ghana’s Most Beautiful (Tv3)
TV Discovery of the Year – Aisha Yakubu (Tv3)
Digital TV Channel of the Year – Angel TV
RTP Honorary Personality Awards – Alhaji Seidu Abongo (C. E. O. of Pluzz Fm), Dennis Kojo Anderson (Praise Tv) And Prof. Dr. Kwame Kyei.
TV News Programme of the Year – News 360 (Tv3)
TV Male Newscaster of the Year – Alfred Ocansey (Tv3)
TV Female Newscaster of the Year – Serwaa Amihere (Gh One Tv)
Radio Entertainment Talk Show Host of the Year –
Radio News Programme of the Year – Accra ‘Kasiebo’ (Accra Fm)
Radio Morning Programme of the Year – Morning Star (Starr Fm)
Radio Entertainment Talk show Host of the Year – Kojo P. Danquah (Starr Fm)
TV Female Presenter of the Year – Stacy Amoateng (Platinum Network)
Radio Programme of the Year – 3fm Drive (Tv3)
TV Programme of the Year – Adekye Nsroma (UTV)
Radio Mid-Morning Show Host of the Year – Kofi K. Bilson (Peace Fm)
Radio Late – Afternoon Show Host of the Year – Elvis Crystal (Pluzz Fm)
Radio Morning Show Host of the Year – Kwame Nkrumah T. K. (Okay Fm)
Radio Talk show host of the Year – Mugabe Maase (XYZ Fm)
Television Morning Programme of the Year – Good Morning Ghana (Metro Tv)
TV Morning Show Host of the Year – Johnnie Hughes (Tv3)
TV Station of the Year – UTV
Radio Station of the Year – Peace Fm
Media Group of the Year – Despite Media Group
RTP Personality of the Year – Nana Aba Anamoah
Pluzz FM’s Elvis Crystal Wins Late Afternoon Show Host Of The Year At RTP AWARDS’19.
Pluzz FM’s Elvis Crystal has been adjudged the best late afternoon show host of the year at the 9th edition of the Radio and Television Personality (RTP) Awards held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, October 12.
He beat stiff competition from astute radio personalities like Jessica Opare Saforo (Citi FM), Abeiku Aggrey Santana (Okay FM), Blakk Rasta (Zylofon FM), Giovani Caleb (3FM), Micky Darling (Peace FM), KOD (Starr FM).
The fine gentleman with an apropos sense of fashion that matches his voice tone took over as Pluzz 89.9fm prime time show “Area Gang” a little over a year ago from his predecessors Nana Otu Gyandoh and Ruddy Kwakye. He was able to fit nicely into the big shoes of his senior colleagues and has grown the show to a very appreciable level with huge following since the station moved from its Sowutuom location to the West Hills Mall.
Elvis is an astute and prolific radio presenter, a growing maverick in radio programming, a smart radio and TV imaging professional, a voice actor, TV host and screen actor as well as a talent coach.
Since his presence onto Ghana’s radio scene in 2005 as a disc jock on Accra’s adult alternative radio station, Atlantis Radio where he got his grounding and influence from, he recounts strapping up knowledge and ideas from the late CEO
Mr. James Appiah and other skilled broadcasters such as Mr. Robert Owusu. Elvis arduously sifted through the radio and voice over industry with persistence, verve and consistency to be one of the best radio hosts and voice artists in the country today.
He went on to explore his gifts and to broaden the scope of his abilities with Radio XYZ for a little over 6years where he worked with fine and seasoned broadcasters such as Mr. Tommy Anan-Forson, and Mr. Gordwin Avenorgbor. In 2012, industry greats have labeled him as the “next big thing” in today’s radio, he went through the learning cycles and hosted several shows including, the drive time slot, the mid-morning slot, weekend breakfast show, Weekend Evening shows, and specialist music shows such as Jazz Café and Music of Africa most of which were self-produced.
Elvis amasses a wide listening audience both young and old, in 2017, he joined Accra’s urban music station, Pluzz 89.9fm, Accra’s Music Leader and advanced to be the host of the station’s drive time slot “The Drive with the Area Gang” which has become one of the country’s best drive time shows.
The young dynamic on air broadcaster who doubles often as a DJ does not only have a sleek voice that holds attention but also the gift of sustaining listeners throughout with his urban on-air style and flair, dexterity, humor, wit and a good slap of analytical outlook on newsy social issues. It’s factual that he has grown the show to a highly appreciable level with a huge fan base, you will agree that in almost every commercial vehicle you aboard, you will possibly catch his voice pervading through the speakers, even in shops and office across the capital and beyond. Aside being the drive host, his other roles at the station as Programs Manager and Head of Productions cannot be mistaken.
The jack of many trades is on live on Pluzz Fm from 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday
Elvis has steadily risen to be mentioned among the few poised and captivating radio personalities in the country; in 2018 Graphic showbiz featured him in the “Lords of Radio and TV” nationwide publication along with his contemporaries. He has been nominated in several industry awards some of which include the Ghana Entertainment Awards USA 19 in the Best Radio Personality –Male category, Hyperlink Media Awards 2018 in the Best Radio Drive Time Personality category, and in the recent 2019 Radio and TV Personalities (RTP) Awards Africa in the Radio Late Afternoon Show Host of the Year Category.
Elvis is also a writer and narrator of modern literature, a motivational speaker, a spoken word poet and a music writer and performer. He is the dynamic and captivating narrator of his audio book “Heart, Spirit and Soul”, a collection of short inspiring stories. He hints of completing his book, which he claims is an anthology of free verse, prose and quotes.
Elvis Crystal hails from the Volta Region; he is a product of University Of Ghana, Legon, Ghana School of Marketing (GSM), and St. Mary’s Senior Seminary High School, Volta Region. He is currently a student of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) pursuing his Masters Programme.
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