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NEEDLESS? Kwame Dadzie Grinds Kobi Rana Over ‘Sermon’ For The Media

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NEEDLESS? Kwame Dadzie Grinds Kobi Rana Over ‘Sermon’ For The Media

Kobi Rana

“Moesha Boduong just bought desks, books, pens and more for some needy children in school. Can we make that go viral too? Or we are allergic to promoting good news and true talents as usual. We are waiting for sextapes and lies to feed on. Pathetic saints,” were the words of Kobi Rana joining the chorus of backlashes to the media. www.abrantepa.com monitored!

His post was however met with a sharp rebuttal from Kwame Dadzie, a journalist with Accra-based Citi FM who pointed out to the movie director that the media has indeed projected the positives as well; hence, should be cut some slack.

In what appears to be a subtle jab, the journalist who seems to be tired of the needless complaints from showbiz personalities with respect to media reportages stated among other things that, “DJ Switch’s stories were not written by Kwaku Bonsam [a renowned fetish priest].”

Mr. Dadzie in his bid to address the issue ‘schooled’ Kobi on the “velocity” of every news item saying, “…some fly, others walk. We even have news items that crawl. It doesn’t matter how many journalists report it – if it doesn’t stimulate the buds of ‘human interest,’ forget it; it will be all over the place but it won’t be all over people’s lips. Mind you, it is not only ‘negative’ stories that sell. Some ‘positive’ news stories also sell.”

“To help you understand our work better, I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT: If you are to choose between doing a movie on Moesha donating items to a school and another on Moesha talking about sex and love on CNN, which will you put premium on?” he concluded.

Below is Kwame Dadzie’s full post Abrantepa.com sighted:

Hi Kobi Rana,

I have read your sermon on the media supposedly not reporting Moesha Bodoung’s donation to a certain school.

Well, I am not surprised a whit about what you wrote because you are not the first to criticise the media for giving less prominence to ‘positive’ news.

Shatta Wale, KK Fosu, Mzbel, Sarkodie and co have all ranted about this before.

A few days ago, Stonebwoy was wailing on Twitter that the media failed to make his Europe tour trend when in fact he was already trending on social media.

It is normal. It is expected.

But you see…every news item has its velocity; some fly, others walk.

We even have news items that crawl. It doesn’t matter how many journalists report it – if it doesn’t stimulate the buds of ‘human interest,’ forget it; it will be all over the place but it won’t be all over people’s lips.

Mind you, it is not only ‘negative’ stories that sell. Some ‘positive’ news stories also sell.

I am not sure it was movie directors who did all the stories on Kwesi Arthur’s BET experience.

Stonebwoy’s affiliation with Morgan Heritage, Shatta Wale’s ‘Gringo’ release, Abraham Attah’s success stories etc did not go viral through the reportage of you and your colleague actors.

DJ Switch’s stories were not written by Kwaku Bonsam.

To help you understand our work better, I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT:

If you are to choose between doing a movie on Moesha donating items to a school and another on Moesha talking about sex and love on CNN, which will you put premium on?

Here is Kobi Rana’s post;

@moeshaboduong just bought desks, books, pens and more for some needy children in school. Can we make that go viral too?…

Posted by Kobi Rana on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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