Veteran Peace FM broadcaster Henrietta Afia Konadu Okyere-Twum, commonly known as Maame Afia Konadu, has passed on after a brief battle with pneumonia.
The former host of ‘Wo Haw Ne Sɛn?’, ‘Mpom Te Sɛn’ and ‘Asomdwee Nkomo’ reportedly died on Wednesday in New York in the United States of America, the place she was residing with her kids.
Afia Konadu went to Agogo Presbyterian Women University and ongoing to Yaa Asantewaa Girls’ Secondary School. She also trained at Wesley College or university and Ghana Faculty of Languages in Ajumako.
Maame Afia, a former instructor at Labone Secondary Faculty-then moved to do the job with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) right before moving to Irrespective of Team of Businesses when it started off Peace FM at Mile 7 in Accra.
At GBC, she wrote her title in gold hosting Saturday morning programme ‘Awareso’ which reviewed how to make residences out of homes.
The affable Maame Afia carved a specialized niche for herself at the time she commenced her personal shows at Peace FM, the first Twi talking radio station in the nation in which she worked till she retired a number of a long time ago.
Her displays promptly caught on with listeners due to the fact of her novel techniques of presentation, jovial but critical design and style of interacting with callers as nicely as the major character of issues she discussed.
The 68-yr-outdated who was with the now Tesano-primarily based station parted ways with the station four yrs back when she turned 65.
In a shifting interview with the host of Peace FM’s morning display, ‘Kokrokoo’ to celebrate her 65th birthday on November 17, 2015, she reported she has accomplished her aspect.
“I have carried out my section, I am fatigued and it is time for me to go away for somebody else to choose above,” she advised the host Kwami Sefa Kayi.
Her family members says they are “overwhelmed with the variety of calls from very well-wishers and sympathizers in their difficult time.”
“As we mourn do join us in prayers and say a prayer for a existence very well lived however we would have wished she lived much longer,” the household head added in a quick assertion hrs immediately after her passing.
She was survived by Beryl, Kwaku, Esme and Enid Okyere-Twum and 6 grandchildren.
The family claimed they will connect specifics of her closing funeral rites once they are finalised.