Entertainment of Monday, 2 March 2015
Kofi Okyere Darko was on e.TV’s The Late Nite Celebrity Show to talk about his 18 years on radio.
Popularly known as KOD, the former Radio Gold host revealed he wanted to appeal to a certain class of people hence his fashion choices.
“When I started, I wanted to appeal to a certain class of people, and it came with dressing up properly. And I mean once you work in the media, it’s your profession and so you should dress well, why should you wear a T Shirt because you are a DJ. Dress well so people get to respect your job. It’s very important because it’s better to be over dressed than to be underdressed”.
He revealed he had some political ambitions but it weaned as time went on.
“Sometime back, I wanted to contribute from parliament but they disappointed me. But that interest has weaned down because I think most of the politicians are a waste of our time. I read about people who were part of the first republic and if you know me, I am a big supporter of brand Ghana. I support anything Ghana. My father was a director of Prisons and growing up in the barracks you are taught about being patriotic. I’m an Nkrumahist and a Pan Africanist”.
On his new next endeavor after his eighteen years stint on radio, he revealed;
“My mom passed a few years ago and my father turned 85 and so I want to concentrate on the family and I’m still nurturing the Nineteen57 brand”.
KOD who owns clothing line Nineteen57 concluded by advising the media;
“In complete darkness we are all the same; it’s only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us. I think one of things we are losing as a people is love for each other. We need each other as a country. There is so much hating in the country. People will go ahead and say so much hateful things about you without knowing any truth about it. That’s not good. Those that support each other support themselves”.
“I’m saying this especially because of the media. Because in the media, as one man is going down everyone wants to clampdown on you, so you die. What if you find yourself in the person’s position next time? There’s a song by Sting which says don’t judge me, you could be me in another life. Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.”