Opinion

Where Do You Belong, Chris Attoh?

Acting, directing, ‘MCing’, radio and television presentation comes easy to the multi-talented Chris Attoh and his presence on-screen and on-stage have been very frequent recently.  I have no twinge with how ubiquitous Chris has been and I really don’t give a hoot if I just saw him recently ‘MC’ the Glitz Fashion Week or the fact that I just saw him handle the red carpet segment of the RTP Awards. I surely don’t mind seeing him every day on ‘Tinsel’ and I’m not flustered seeing him in Yvonne Nelson’s new flick, ‘Single & Married’ –  but I do have a problem seeing him present two different reality shows produced and screened on two different TV stations, yes I do.

It bewilders me to see Chris as the face and presenter of GhOne-produced ‘It takes Two’ and then pick up the role as the host of the Viasat 1-produced ‘Born Starz’ which is a duplicate of  America’s Got Talent/Britain’s Got Talent/ South Africa’s Got Talent/Nigeria’s Got Talent reality shows.

It won’t make sense professionally and ethically to actually see Christiana Amanpour or John King present shows on CNN and then go anchor different shows on ABC or NBC, or let’s say,  Nana Aba Anamoah presents ‘News 360’ on TV3 and then walk over to Metro TV and present ‘Morning Ride’ . That is simply unfathomable!

It would have made some sense if Chris has a production company that produces shows like ‘Born Starz’ or ‘It Takes Two’, buys the airtime and screens such shows on the channels, but obviously, we all know that ‘It Takes Two’ is a long-running show produced and managed by Charterhouse and ‘Born Starz’ is ably supervised by Viasat 1.

The notion has always been that Chris works for Charterhouse, right after quitting TV3’s ‘Mentor’. He has done ‘Stars of the Future’, ‘Miss Malaika’, he does the ‘Ghana Music Awards’, and started ‘Rhythms’.  And now the host of ‘It Takes Two’ – taking over from longtime host, Kwami Sefa Kayi.

With this new venture at Viasat 1, Chris looks like the ‘roaming presenter’ and I will not hesitate to think that he can easily pick up the job of hosting ‘Amazing Kidz’ on TV Africa, especially if it is ethically sound to do so. Way to go Chris!

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