General News : Daddy Lumba – KOD – Ghanaian broadcaster Kofi Okyere Darko paid tribute to Daddy Lumba, the highlife maestro, for his immense contribution to his radio career. Speaking on Showbiz 927 with Caleb Nii Boye, KOD attributed the start of his radio career to the persistence of Daddy Lumba.
“I think one of the things that propelled me to do what I did back then was the fact that I was driven into Radio Gold for the very first time by Daddy Lumba. He was like, ‘Nana, you can do this. I know you can do this. Radio Gold is looking for presenters. Let’s go.’ So he literally drove me to Radio Gold. We sent my application form.”
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According to KOD, he was called to start work a week after submitting his application. He added that this fast response was most likely because he had had prior working experience in the media industry.
“I had prior experience working because I was part of the team that built Sunshine Radio( later Choice FM, later Kasapa FM). And so they realized I had a certain experience in the media space. And also have been a copywriter for KKD, who had an advertising company called KDS.”
KOD reminisced about his days early days of working on radio. As a 19-year-old teenager, being put on the radio was a huge opportunity. He also spoke about the monopoly Radio Gold enjoyed by playing mostly Ghanaian music.
“We listened to Radio Gold old a lot because they played more Ghanaian content compared to the other radio stations. If you wanted highlife music, music from Ghana, it was Radio Gold.”