…For Failing to Beat Sefa Kayi
By Cecil Mensah
Even before Ernest Frimpong-Manso , also known as Adakabri, finishes mourning and wiping his tears over the demise of the mother at Ejisu –Juabeng in the Ashanti Region, his employers, Multimedia Group of companies, operators of Adom FM has axed him out of the studios of the radio station indefinitely, for failing to surpass the host of “Kokorokro Morning show, hosted by Kwame Sefa Kayi on Peace Fm, also an Accra-based radio station.
Adakabre Frimpong-Manso, was the host of the morning show dubbed “Dwaso Nsem “, a socio-political programme on Adom FM.
The Herald can report that this is the second time such calamity has befallen Adakabre at the behest of Multimedia Group of Companies, operators of Multi TV, Hitz FM, Joy FM, Asempa FM, Luv FM and Nhyira FM.
Mr. Frimpong –Manso, was sacked from the studios of Adom FM together with Mr. Kojo Preko Dankwa, his Executive Producer, who also doubles as the Programmes Manager of Asempa Fm and Adom FM, for not surpassing the Peace FM’s morning show.
According to The Herald’s sources at the Multimedia group owned by Kwesi Twum, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Multimedia Group of Companies; Ghana’s Ruppert Murdoch, the reason that was assigned for sacking the two individuals was that they have allowed Mr. Kwame Sefa Kayi to use his morning show to dominate the airwaves.
It could be recalled that somewhere in 2007, Adakabre was sacked from the Tema Community two studios of Adom FM and replaced with Collins Ekouba Gyasi, who is currently the morning show host of Hot FM, a station Adakabre left as General Manager to rejoin Adom FM early last year.
This time Mr. Adakabre, The Herald has learnt that will be replaced by one Captain Smart, a Kumasi -based radio presenter.
Credible information emanating from the Kokomlemle office of Multimedia Group of Companies on Fanofa street, can confirmed that Mr. Adakabre was sacked on the explicit directives of the Akyem Mafia group in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to the information, the Akyem Mafia in the NPP from the Eastern Region, were not enthused about how Mr. Adakabre runs his morning show in blatant disregard for Akufo-Addo and his inordinate ambition of becoming president.
The information added that because Mr. Adakabre, woes deepened because he played key roles in the campaign of Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, one of the avowed rivals of Akufo-Addo during the struggle for the NPP’s presidential slot.
The Akyem Mafia is alleged to have told Mr. Ekyi Qualm that the Supreme Court was going to rule in favour of Nana Akufo-Addo, and the likes of Adakabre cannot be countenanced, especially when he is neck deep in offering the Adom FM radio platform to promote the agenda of the Ashanti cabal of the NPP.