Popular highlife presenter and radio personality, DJ Candyman of Atinka FM turned 43 on Thursday August 24, 2017.
Candyman started radio work 20 years ago from Radio Lynk at the Kumasi Polytechnic and then moved to Shalom Radio in Berekum, Fox FM in Kumasi, Hello FM also in Kumasi, Rainbow Radio international and now Atinka FM in Accra.
“Celebrity stylist? That’s the first time I am hearing something like that,” I said to Maddy as we shook hands. “What do celebrity stylists do?” I asked Maddy, to which she responded that we have eleven hours or so to be traveling and she would tell all about it before we get to Accra.
Although most media personnel find it difficult to pursue media related work for a long time, some have gone through the odds not only to carve a niche for themselves but to also create opportunities for the communities they find themselves.
With the ultimate excuse that “media doesn’t pay”, most personnel hurriedly dive into a different profession even before they settle in.
While most entertainers have faced fierce ‘oppositions’ from their parents when they expressed their desire to join the showbiz fraternity, female comedian Heiress Jacinta was actually pushed into comedy by her mother.
As a child, DJ Vyrusky was fascinated with aeroplanes and helicopter and he so much wanted to be a pilot to airlift people and cargo from one destination to another.
This dream did not become a reality but DJ Vyrusky, real name Kofi Amoako, is still able to transport people from one destination to another but this time through music from various parts of the world as a DJ and he is enjoying every bit of the journey.
He is one of the few men of God who mount the pulpit and use their wayward lifestyles in the past, like smoking Indian hemp, as a case study to effect change among the youth who find themselves in such situations. He is Rev. Yaw Owusu-Ansah, the Accra West Regional Overseer of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International.
Perhaps if he had not been an engineer, he would not have ventured into IT either, but what we do know is that he would still have found a place in his heart to always give back to the community in his own small way.
He is Mr Sulemana Abubakar (Abu), the Chief Information Officer of General Electric (GE), Sub-Saharan Africa.