The template for “Bukom Banku Live,” one in a string of newly announced additions to GH One’s programme line up next month, is not in itself new.
Over at U TV, Akrobeto (Akwasi Boadi) enjoys incremental traction for something similar, hosting “The Real News,” a weekly satirical newscast whose appeal is driven, not by the Kumawood actor’s comedic gifts, but rather, his never–ending dust-up with English grammar.
The hook of Banku’s iteration, as read out in a teaser by the popular boxer-musician, sharp in a cream–coloured coat, an orange tie fastened with a lapel microphone, and a distinctive H–affected accent, is this: “the news has to be understood by all it affects. The news has to go down to the basics, but who brings the news to the people?”
It continues: “our communities are often misunderstood, and we also misunderstand what is given to us by the way of [sic] news. So, I , together with GH One TV, our favourite, have decided to bring you the news from our point of views [sic]…”