Ghanaian media personality, MzGee, recently made a revelation about being turned down for a job at Despite Media in 2021 due to her proficiency in English.
Speaking in an interview with Abeiku Santana, MzGee recounted a visit to Fadda Dickson, a prominent figure in the media industry, where she presented a plaque during her time with JoyNews. During this visit, Abeiku Santana, who was also present, introduced her to Fadda and spoke highly of her.
In an effort to help MzGee secure a position at Despite Media, Abeiku Santana asked Fadda if he would consider employing her. However, Fadda responded with discouragement, showing no interest in her because she was not proficient in the Akan language. This incident left MzGee disappointed, as Fadda dismissed her based on her English-speaking background, suggesting that she should stick to that domain.
During the interview with Abeiku Santana, MzGee recalled the incident, reminding him of their initial meeting with Fadda Dickson. She expressed her disappointment at Fadda’s response, but also acknowledged Abeiku Santana’s belief in her and his accurate prediction of her future success. Abeiku had referred to her as the “Wendy Williams of Ghana” even before they had met, recognizing her potential without seeing her as a mere imitation.
Despite facing subsequent criticism and backlash when she took on the hosting role for UTV’s United Showbiz, MzGee displayed remarkable resilience. She refused to let the rejection define her and continued to pursue her passion in the media industry. Over time, MzGee proved her worth as a competent and valuable media personality, showcasing her skills and professionalism. Her story serves as an inspiration to others, highlighting the importance of perseverance and self-belief in the face of challenges and setbacks.