A graduate from the University of Ghana with a degree in Sociology and Political Science, TV3’s news anchor Paa Kwesi Asare (PKA) is the first runner-up of the coveted BBC Komla Dumor maiden award.
Online journalist Nana Afrane Asante (NAA) got up close and personal with the former Citi FM, Joy FM and Starr FM news presenter.
Below is the interaction that ensued between them:
NAA: What motivates you?
PKA: I guess it’s when I see successful young people especially young entrepreneurs who are making it big…it kind of motivates me and makes me feel like there is hope for the youth.
NAA: What are your hobbies?
PKA: My hobbies are listening to music, watching football and reading as well and when I say reading I do not have any particular thing so it’s basically anything I get hold of.
NAA: What is your favourite music?
PKA: I love reggae and every day for me is Bob Marley.
NAA: Your first car?
PKA: My first car is a Nissan Sunny and that is what I’m still using. I bought it brand new and it’s not exactly a sleek vehicle but it’s very durable and less more consuming so for someone like me who is not a super rich person, starting off with a Nissan Sunny obviously is the best.
NAA: Your first job?
PKA: My first real paying job was at Citi FM in 2009 and I was still in my final year at the university.
NAA: Your first kiss?
PKA: I don’t remember. It must have been way back
NAA: Favourite fashion item?
PKA: I love perfumes and if perfumes are fashion then I will say I’m in love with perfumes.
NAA: Your favourite radio or TV station?
PKA: Of course television is TV3 and with radio it used to be Joy FM but now I listen to Citi a lot.
NAA: Favourite sport?
NAA: Favorite team?
PKA: Asante Kotoko
NAA: Favorite player?
PKA: Frank Lampard. Once upon a time I used to play football. My name was Frank Akwesi Lampard.
NAA: What will be your ideal place for a holiday?
PKA: I would love to go to the Bahamas, Hawaii
NAA: First thing you do when you wake up?
PKA: I do a little thinking in bed and then I listen to radio
NAA: Last thing you do before going to bed?
PKA: I watch TV
NAA: Who are some of your role models?
PKA: A few businessmen inspire me like Prince Kofi Amoabeng because of his UT story, Sam Jonah, Ibrahim Mahama and his story on how he started which gives me a lot of inspiration and also Addo Kuffuor inspires me.
Credit: Nana Afrane Asante|tv3network.com