Thinking of becoming a journalist or radio host? Check out our interview with Aba Fame, a young radio broadcaster and women’s issues advocate and learn about her journey into radio.
Aba FAME is Smart, suave and charismatic, Aba is endowed with penetrative mind, amazing spontaneity, and clarity of thoughts. She is a counselor, relationship and life coach, MC and a Radio host of FEMtalk on sweet melodies 94.3FM Ghana West Africa. She is also the vision bearer of Women of Substance Ministry (WSM). She has a degree in communication studies and is currently reading her second degree in Theology. Aba is given to Thursday born girls in Fante land in the Central Region of Ghana. the FAME is actually an abbreviation for the explanation below F- Fully Elevated A- Anointed to Emancipate M- Mounted above all powers to rule with JESUS E- Excellent Spirit to exhibit Excellence. Since all these sentences were too much for a name, I chose the first letters of all the sentences and got the word FAME. That’s how come I got the FAME attached to my name Aba.
JOURNEY INTO BROADCASTING
I have always loved to be a journalist from infancy because I loved to read out to the hearing of others So I grew up with that passion that got me into a Journalism school giving me the opportunity to work with a couple of media houses in Ghana and now I find myself hosting a program on radio. FEMtalk has been around since 2013. Formally known as Girltalk, it was a weekly online program organized by a group called Women of Substance Ministry where we discussed pertinent issues about women via social media until it transitioned to FEMtalk on radio.
PIONEERING WOMEN ISSUES
Aside FEMtalk, I pioneer other events through the Women of Substance Ministry which I founded. We are an interdenominational group made of a number of Christian ladies who are motivated through experiences (testimonies) prayer, love of God, love for humanity, a tender heart, counseling and the word of God as a foundation to encourage the young and upcoming (ladies) who have been exposed to some unfriendly experiences and want to give up while they feel there is no way back to life in Christ. With time, we draw them to Christ so they do not lean on their own strength and understanding. We are basically the shoulder they lean on and the voice they long to hear, we correct in love and bring total transformation in the lives that we encounter.
We host programs such as WOMEN EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCES and SEMINARS which is held yearly. We also have our monthly and quarterly meetings which are all geared towards women empowerment through various means of acquiring knowledge. It has gone a long way to equip women in thought and indeed physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And so we chose to broaden our scope to be able to reach more women than we have already.
WHY THE PASSION FOR WOMEN’S ISSUES?
I believe most of us women are not happy with our achievements as at now and wish we could get the chance to start all over again so we can correct our mistakes by making better choices and decisions than before. This gave me the passion for the need for women to be empowered in knowledge and l started in my own small way to reach out to those that I can.
IF YOU WERE THE FIRST LADY OF GHANA, WHAT WILL YOU DO TO FOR GIRLS IN RURAL AREAS?
I would use my influence as the first lady to do all I can to assist them to find their purpose in life as women in every calibre of careers so they can make the right choices that can go a long way to help them and their generation to come.