Ms Naa, the host of the flagship morning radio show Ryse n Shyne on Ghana’s YFM, is no rookie to the broadcast industry. Way back in 1997, she won a radio host competition on Ghana’s Vibe FM, the top urban radio station for the youth at the time.
This was the beginning of a career that saw her move on to Groove FM and later to the USA where she initially studied Journalism at Essex County College and graduated with an Associate’s degree. She then switched gears to Film and Television and graduated with Bachelors in Fine Arts (BFA) from the prestigious New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
A study abroad program during her days at NYU led to a stint at the BBC where she volunteered in addition to her heavy course schedule. Her film work was nominated for and won a place in the Sight and Sound Film Festival in NYC.
Her return to Ghana in 2008 saw her set up shop at YFM Ghana where she worked side by side with the station’s first Program Director to co-create their unique sound and content. Accolades like Employee of the Year, Presenter of the Year and the 2011 Most Inspiring Presenter of the Year at the Radio and Television Personality Awards were soon trophies on her mantle.
Not only a mainstay on radio, she is also a judge on the Vodafone Icons reality series for four years running as well as serving as a brand influencer for Ghana’s most popular youth data subscription service, Vodafone X.
Due to her broad creative background, uncanny understanding of the broadcast/entertainment industry and strong management and people skills, Ms Naa served as General Manager of Ghana’s #1 urban radio station, YFM as well as continuing to host their ever dynamic morning show, RYSE N SHYNE.
She is unrivaled in her energy, her ability to express herself and engage her listeners. It is clear that this is just the tip of the iceberg.