I’m walking off but not walking away -Bola Ray
Bola Ray has noted that despite his exit from Joy FM, the warmth of friends and the family at Multimedia Group Limited he enjoyed over the past 11 years will forever remain dear to him.
“I wanna see myself as an alumnus. I am walking off but I am not walking away”, he stated on the Super Morning Show Friday.
News of the exit of the award-winning radio personality rocked entertainment industry Thursday. Social media platforms kept buzzing with the stunning revelation.
Gifted with the ability to touch Ghana’s entertainment nerve, Nathaniel Kwabena Anokye Adisi popularly known as Bola Ray, joined Joy FM in 2003 from Top Radio and made 3pm to 8pm time slot a hotspot for great music, great discussions on work, family and relations.
Bola explained his departure stating that, he needed to move on because as a man of many parts, he had other cards up his sleeve. He also stated, there was the need to give promising talent the opportunity to bloosom.
Bola Ray is replaced by Kwame Sakyi Armah also known as Lexis Bill.
Nathaniel Kwabena Anokye Adisi is also CEO of Empire Group of Companies which manages Empire Entertainment, and Empire 102.7 FM in Takoradi in the Western Region.
Recollecting a load journey in entertainment, Bola Ray said he began his days behind the console at Radio Univers, the University of Ghana campus radio station.
He was with the station as a National Service personnel and was a clerk. But his big break came after a student-presenter could not show up and Bola Ray was drafted in.
There has been no turning back since. Bola Ray went on to Accra-based, Top Radio where he hosted Top City Jam between 3pm to 6pm. It was until after a second knock on his door by Multimedia Group Limited, saw him join Joy FM in 2003. He had turned down the offer in 2002.
He tasked the youth to be passionate and relentless in achieving their goals.
At Top Radio where he was given a 12 midnight to 4am slot, Bola Ray, then a student, had to sleep in open spaces at Circle in Accra, just to catch the bus to the University of Ghana campus.
“Sometimes I slept at Odo rice with wee smokers”.
Ever passionate about branding, he stressed the need for the youth to “own that space” where ever they are and remain humble especially, when their pursuit of success becomes a reality. Story by Ghana|Myjoyonline.com|Edwin Appiah|[email protected]
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