Veteran radio presenter, Andy Dosty, has reacted to Sarkodie’s recent interview.
The Sarkcess Music boss recently stated that radio presenters who have been working for twenty years in Ghana without moving to Choice or BBC do not have the moral right to criticize artistes not moving internationally.
The Hitz FM presenter wondered why the media dwelled on only that despite the many things Sarkodie said.
He added that Sarkodie could have said it in a much better way.
“I think Sarkodie has done very well and he is an authority now, sometimes we must be mindful of some of the things we say but the thing is, of all the good things he said, why is the media dwelling on that particular statement? I feel we dwell too much on the negatives.
“He said a lot of things in the interview, why is it that it is only that particular statement that is being talked about all over the place? However, I think Sarkodie could have said it in a much better way than he did.
“On the other hand, if BBC is the pinnacle of broadcasting in the world, why do workers of BBC leave to CNN or Aljazeera?” Andy Dosty said in an interview with Graphic Showbiz.
He further stated that there is no problem if radio presenters criticize objectively.
“Radio presenters have always had their opinions on topics just as Graphic Showbiz has columnists who share their opinions on issues but I admit that sometimes, we overdo it. The question I want to ask is concerning those criticising, are they doing it wrongly or are they being objective?
“As long as we are objective in our criticisms, I don’t have any problem with that but if not, then we are obviously not doing the right thing and we are not being professional. We must strive to be objective at all times.
“Radio presenters have their say, they have an opinion just like editorials but if they have to say something they must say it well and also be objective. Otherwise it is like saying that Kwaku Sakyi-Addo or Francis Doku or Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo shouldn’t have an opinion, there must be such people who come out to share their opinions.”