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Germany-based Ghanaian video director Kwesi ‘Ghana’ Oduro has hauled Ghanaian broadcaster Afia Pokuaa, also known as Vim Lady over the coals, after the latter condemned Wendy Shay, with respect to the lyrical content of her ‘Uber Driver’ song.
Afia Pokuaa earlier opined that, mentioning the names of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and other former presidents in a song with obscene lyrics like ‘Uber Driver’ was not healthy.
However, according to the award-winning TV producer, the TV/radio host lacks “common sense” for using her platform to rather denigrate a talent like the RuffTown Records act.
His reaction to this brouhaha comes after Wendy Shay‘s manager Bullet also blasted her for such comments against his artiste.
Part of the open letter which has been sighted by eFocusLive.com on his Facebook wall reads:
“It is rather disgusting to say the least that you a lady of equal standing has decided to make it your unprofessional business to pick on a young lady like Wendy Shay who through her hard work, dedication and commitment has moved so swiftly within the periphery of the show biz industry, an obviously male dominated circle making it almost impossible for women to climb to the zenith, only for characters like you, due to airtime and lack of content to make her the heralding topic of denigrating on your useless program and having the nerves to talk like how you did about her.”
He also advised her not “to be noisy just to earn the title ‘Controversial Journalist'”
Read an unedited version of his letter below:
OPEN LETTER TO THE FOLLOWING AFIA POKUA
Dear Afia Pokua aka ‘’Vim something something’’,
Unfortunately, I have never listened or watched any of your so called news and or programs and it makes it very difficult to write about you. However, I will go straight to the point and express my disgust and disappointment by educating you on what you very much lack; what I call, ‘’common sense’’. For a lady who’s actually been presented with an opportunity to educate the youth, you have made it your unguided business of rather making unnecessary noise on radio and on TV. It is sad that with the kind of platform that has been afforded you, you cannot properly use it to impact society and hand help the younger generation.
Like I earlier opined it’s rather unfortunate that I don’t know much about you and what you stand for, because you are not very popular in my circles and in fact we don’t care about your hues.
It is rather disgusting to say the least that you a lady of equal standing has decided to make it your unprofessional business to pick on a young lady like Wendy Shay who through her hard work, dedication and commitment has moved so swiftly within the periphery of the show biz industry, an obviously male dominated circle making it almost impossible for women to climb to the zenith, only for characters like you, due to airtime and lack of content to make her the heralding topic of denigrating on your useless program and having the nerves to talk like how you did about her.
I understand you are not married and I’d rather stay ignorant in your marital business than to make it my priority but for the purposes of this I’ll make it my point of reference. Pardon me if I’m wrong; and if you’re really not married, then it will suffice to say that you find expression in humiliating people out of frustration – get a man!.
And I use this opportunity to commend all the smart single and independent ladies in Ghana who are doing marvellously well and minding their own businesses. I admit that marriage is really not a priority these days but in the case of aka ‘’Vim something something’’, I strongly believe it is.
Many of my pals were trying to give me a little background about where you started from; and especially where you even emerged from but I still wasn’t interested because to me, and from the little I know, you are just an example of an uncultured village girl who doesn’t deserve to sit on radio.
If i’m to educate you a bit, we are in an era where Ghanaians are starting to support their own in the entertainment business and the least you can do is support rather than lambast young talented girls like Wendy Shay who obviously is staying true to herself and her career. If what you did is one of the many things you do to gain attention in your circles, look elsewhere. I do not know Wendy Shay personally but I think it’s time you paused for a minute and started thinking about being polite and cultured. I understand you are powerful now but to me, you have no power. People with power help others and not destroy them. I will end here and not waste too much of my precious time on you but with an advice for free; YES, free of charge.
Try as much as possible and go back to school for some world class journalism course that can help you be an inspiration to society and not a nuisance. Don’t try to be noisy just to earn the title ‘’Controversial Journalist’’. I know a lot of people like you who are going places and making the world a better place with their journalism.
And about the ‘’trotro’’ mate you slapped last time, he only wanted to help your ugly needs then. Fortunately, you’ve successfully borrowed beauty from other sources now and I congratulate you for the transformation.
Say hello when you meet me next time.