Renowned Ghanaian Broadcaster, Gloria Akpene Nyarku, affectionately known as MzGee has revealed one of the reasons why she left Multimedia Ghana Limited.
In an interview with Nkonkonsa, she said, “It got to a point, I was looking for growth and I wasn’t getting it. And I hardly talk about this but there were too many bitter people in Multimedia among my colleagues. Very bitter colleagues that I had that didn’t feel comfortable that I came to meet them on the job, and they know themselves I won’t mention names”.
“I have unfollowed all of them on social media. They were so bitter to the extent that they ganged up against me and would call people whose stories we were about to run and inform them that I had said this and that about them”
“Some also felt that I was growing too fast and so anything they can do to curtail my movement they’ll do.”
She also stressed on the fact that “some people aren’t happy I left Multimedia but I left for my happiness, my own peace of mind and my safety”.
When asked whether she left multimedia because she was unhappy, she said “I was happy at Multimedia and I could’ve stayed there but I wanted to see if they’ll shine when I leave”.
MzGee commenced her radio career at Eagle FM at the Cape Coast Polytechnic, now Cape Coast Technical University in 2005, before moving to Skyy Tv, and Pravda radio in 2008.
While doing her National Service at the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice(CHRAJ), she contested in a reality programme on TV3, dubbed Hottest Host, which scouted for promising presenters.
After interning at TV3, she furthered her education at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and joined the then Bond Financial Services in 2012.
With her love for radio, she decided to join Pravda radio on part time basis while she worked at the Spintex branch of Bond Financial Services.
Luckily for her, Multimedia's Sports Anchor, Nathaniel Attoh went to the Spintex branch, where she worked to transact business, and during an interaction she expressed her interest in looking for an opportunity on Joy FM.
It looked like the move to Joy FM was impossible at the time, Nathaniel Attoh, booked an appointment for her to meet the Manager of Hitz FM, Mark Okraku Mantey, who made her join the production team of a Campus Programme of the station.
She became a panelist, for a while before she was later endorsed by the ace Disc Jockey, Andy Dosty, and luckily she had the opportunity to host the Campus show and Day Break on Hitz FM in the usual absence of the hosts, and with her excellent output, she became a force to reckon with at Multimedia.