Bola Ray Takes Off -First Day On Starr Drive

Bola and the stars
It is rare to find the Chief Executive of a radio station hosting a programme but that was exactly what happened in Accra yesterday when Bola Ray, Chief Executive of the newly established urban radio, Starr 103.5 Fm, hosted the station’s drive time show dubbed the ‘Starr Drive.’

Bola’s voice on air erased doubts that he would be restricting himself to an administrative position at his new station and in less than 30 minutes into his Starr Drive show, he was trending on social media with thousands of listeners passing comments and expressing their delight to hear his voice once again on radio after he left Joy FM.

‘God has been good to us and we are just grateful that on our first day everything is moving on according to his plan…It’s yet another milestone and I salute you all for the support, Bola Ray noted after he started the show with Don Moen’s ‘Thank You.’

Perhaps what made news spread fast and got people to tune into the show was the studio presence of ace entertainers including Joselyn Dumas, Basket Mouth, John Dumelo, Eazzy, Okyeame Kwame, Ice Prince, D-Black and several others.

Dumas and D-Black Bola Ray call on Bola Ray
Bola was also at his exclusive best as he revealed that the station’s General Manager, Cox Tamakloe, was about getting married in a fortnight and that two of the station’s best hands, Kweku Obeng-Adjei and Dennis Mapuri, would also be getting married soon. While Dennis would be having his wedding next week, Kweku would be marching to the altar by October.

Musician and tv presenter Jon Germain in an interview with Bola on the Starr Drive show also revealed for the first time he was into a love relationship with a Korean lady by name Nadia Juan, adding that talks about getting married were ongoing.

Bola Ray, known in private life as Nathaniel Kwabena Anokye Adisi, is best known as one of Ghana’s pioneering radio and television personalities and is developing into one of the nation’s foremost authorities in progressive motivation with regard to event production and business expansion.

He is an icon for perseverance, discipline and success with humility. As a visionary with a keen eye for talent, he inspires those who follow in his entrepreneurial, philanthropic and artistic steps.

He is the first African and Ghanaian to host ‘Top of the Pops’ on BBC Radio. He won the ‘Radio Programme of the Year’ at the Radio and Television Presenters Award (RTP Awards). He was adjudged the Showbiz Personality of the year at the 14th City People Awards for Éxcellence held in Lagos, Nigeria.

He also won the Professional Radio Presenter of the year 2010 by Vector Recognition Awards.

BY Halifax Ansah-Addo
(Twitter: @HalifaxAnsahAdd)

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