Veteran broadcaster Maame Afia Konadu passes on

By: myjoyonline.com
Peace FM's Maame Afia Konadu has died
Maame Afia Konadu
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VETERAN broadcaster Henrietta Twum, popularly known as Maame Afia Konadu, formerly of Peace FM, has passed on after a short battle with pneumonia.

The former host of ‘Wo Haw Ne Sɛn?’, ‘Mpom Te Sɛn’ and ‘Asomdwee Nkomo’ reportedly died on Wednesday in the United States of America, where she was living with her children.

Maame Afia, a former teacher was with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) before moving to Despite Group of Companies when it started Peace FM at Mile 7 in Accra.

A former presenter at GBC, she carved a niche for herself once she started her own shows at the first Twi speaking radio station.

Her shows immediately caught on with listeners because of her novel ways of presentation, jovial but serious style of interacting with callers as well as the significant nature of issues she discussed.

The 68-year-old who was with the now Tesano-based station parted ways with the station four years ago when she turned 65.

In a moving interview with the host of Peace FM’s morning show, 'Kokrokoo' to celebrate her 65th birthday on November 17, 2015, Maame Afia Konadu said she had done her part.

“I have done my part, I am tired and it is time for me to leave for somebody else to take over,” she told the host Kwami Sefa Kayi.