I once lived in a mechanic shop at Tema – Delay
Ghanaian broadcaster, Deloris Frimpong-Manso popularly known as Delay has shared her success story with patrons of 2018 iYES conference.
Addressing the audience last night at the National Theatre, the controversial broadcaster said her journey in the media has not been rosy.
She recounted an incident which ended her at a mechanic shop.
According to her, she was staying with her auntie at Tema but was thrown out of the house because they had a misunderstanding.
“Around 2003, I was staying with my auntie in Tema and I had a little argument with her and her husband thought I was a bit difficult to control so they threw me out of the house. I was 21. I had nowhere to go. I ended staying with some friends at a mechanic shop in Tema Community 2,” she said.
The producer of the ‘Cocoa Brown’ and ‘Afia Schwarzenegger’ television series said few weeks after she was sacked from her auntie’s house, her mother passed away.
Delay, in her speech also talked about the trials, rejection and fortunes of her quest to be a broadcaster.
She recounted how she worked at Adom FM year at midnight for a year without salary because she was not an employee – she was just being tried.
According to her, these challenges did not break her – she believes they prepared her for the successes she is enjoying now.
Delay has gained acclaim for her exceptional questioning abilities on her Delay Show has worked with Life FM, Nkosuo FM, Top FM, TV3 and Oman FM in the past.