Who is Ewurama Attoh
To her teaming listener’s, she is Ewurama Attoh, the sweet-voiced queen of the airwaves in Tamale. To her friends, she is Queenzy, the back up singer. To her family, she is Agnes, the purposeful daughter whose pursuits are borne of passion, and is boundless. To Ghana, she is the People’s Celebrity Awards Most Popular Female Radio Presenter 2017. She is Agnes Alexis Attoh, the young lady making giant strides by way of impact and relevance in a fast-evolving radio industry.
Growing up, young Ewurama had ambitions and interests like every child. The desire to become a lawyer competed with her addiction to news on CNN & GTV. Often emulating the reading styles of some of her favorite news anchors, she was nicknamed Barbara Sam by her Dad.
Though a Fante, she’s spent most of her life in the Northern Region where she had most of her education. Starting at Queen Elizabeth Nursery in Tamale, she continued to St. Joseph Primary School, and later Bethel Methodist School, also in Tamale. She then proceeded to the Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School, located in the capital of the Upper East Region.
Educational Background of Ewurama Attoh
She eventually went back to school in pursuit of an HND in Marketing at the Tamale Business College between 2012 & 2014. Ewurama, despite her tight schedule on radio as a marketing manager and host of two shows on Kesmi Fm in Tamale, she makes time to study Marketing & Journalism through the ICM-UK program.
The journey to becoming an on-air personality wasn’t structured; despite her jolly-nature, she assumed her confidence wasn’t good enough to face the public with her voice. A radio career was a no no. However, her opinionated nature got her contributing to radio programs via text and phone calls.
How Ewurama entered Radio
29th March 2013 marked the beginning of a boisterous, yet in-depth analysis of showbiz related matters, impact-filled discussions and a refreshing newscaster-voice. Ewurama had the rare opportunity of being a panelist in a radio discussion; a good friend, Seth Sowah who apparently perceived her worth was behind the invitation.
Awards & Achievements
Despite the fact that Ewurama has been in radio for just a little over 4 years; the young achiever has already earned some recognition by way of awards. So far she’s won the following;
- Foklex Media Award (2015-2016) – Best Newscaster for Northern Region
- Dagbon Radio Awards (2015- 2016) – Brunch Host of the year & Lifestyle Program of the year
- Foklex Media Awards (2016 -2017) – Family Life Host of the year
- People’s Celebrity Awards (2017) – Female Radio Presenter of the Year
The Talents of Ewurama Attoh
Ewurama trained as a Photo Editor/ Graphic Designer, but the yearn to use her voice creatively pushed her into taking up radio as a full-time job. Born to a family of creatives, Ewurama’s desire to make a mark in the creative industry continues to stir her endeavors; thus, she intends to expand her relevance by venturing into TV.
Even though she rarely talks about her singing prowess, Ewurama is actually a fine singer. She admits to a struggling entertainment industry in the Northern Region, but is quick to name some of her favorite musicians as Kawastone, Dobble Tee, Fancy Gam & Maccasio. When www.atigsi.com asked her about what she thinks account for the struggling nature of the showbiz industry in the Northern Region, she blamed it on those steering the affairs of the industry with little to no knowledge about the industry. She however remains positive that at the current rate and state, there is a bright future for the industry.
Her desires& Wishes
As an enigma within radio circles in Tamale, Ewurama wishes to see more ladies venture into the industry. Per her analysis, she believes Josephine of Diamond FM and herself, are the only female radio personalities pushing beyond the stereotypical roles assigned women.
For her, the main challenge in being a broadcaster in the Northern Region is the inability to access sponsorship for impact-filled broadcasting. A situation that affects the production of relevant and “edu-taining” content for the benefit of the people.
There’s a perception that Tamale is hostile to people who are not indigenes, interestingly Ewurama gives better insight into what is misconstrued as hostility;
“I wouldn’t say it is hostile…. Tamale is a special place and what do u do with a special thing…. you study it, know what the people want, give what they want…. make them happy and you are loved. it is not easy but learning the love language of the people and u are ok.”
There’s obviously something special about Ewurama, she puts in this way;
“mmm…. well first off the fact that am a woman and a loud mouth lol…. my voice and laughter and oh the fact that my delivery is different…”
Her success, she attributes to the all-out support from her family and Seth Klipss (Seth Sowah) who saw in her, what she refused to pay attention to. Her personal shrink Bertrand Nana Kwame Turkson remains an invaluable asset to her career. In her own words;
“he’s always been the one I run to when I want to give up… he will listen, laugh ? then insult u and push u back in lol…. he’s always been my pillar.” She counts herself lucky because she’s built a good professional relationship with most industry players who in turn are very supportive.
Her biggest recognition thus far, has been winning the nation-wide award for Favorite Female Radio Presenter, at the 2017 edition of People’s Celebrity Awards organized by GN-Bank.
Ewurama Attoh was born on 30th May. She has 3 siblings.
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