Nana Kojo Afreh is the sports presenter on TV3’s New Day. He also presents the news on News360 and Midday Live.
A sports journalist known for his personable style of delivery, Nana Afreh holds a BSc in Human Resource Management from the Central University College, Ghana.
His strong belief is that no one should allow the disappointments of yesterday to overshadow the dreams of tomorrow.
Our online journalist, Nana Afrane Asante (NAA) caught up with him and the following is what ensued between them.
NAA: What motivates you?
Nana Kojo Afreh (NKA): What motivate me are the challenges of life. I love to be challenged so my greatest motivation is when I’m challenged and I want to be able to do that thing and get the end results so I always expect to beat a challenge whenever it’s thrown at me
NAA: What are your hobbies?
NKA: I do a lot of football as a sports journalist. This is one thing that has been with me from childhood. I love scrabble, driving, watching movies as well and writing.
NAA: What do you do to relax?
NKA: I love to go down to the beach and reflect on how the week has gone for me and plan my next week ahead of me and sometimes a bottle of Guinness cools down the day’s activities.
NAA: Favourite music?
NKA: I love reggae and I love the man Bob Marley and I’m also a fan of Morgan Heritage.
NAA: First kiss?
NKA: You are bringing back memories and wherever she is I’m sure she would remember this. I used to admire her so much and her name is Mary Owusu. She was going home for a long vacation holiday from Harrow International and she came up to me and gave me a kiss. Of course, I remember like how it was back in school when people used to tease us.
NAA: First car?
NKA: My first car is the picture up here and it’s a Peugeot 504 and I must be honest about this and it’s very simple. I drive the best car in town at the moment. I know what kind of car I have and I can confidently say it’s the best
NAA: First job?
NKA: As a young man growing up I used to work with my brother-in-law who was into construction so I used to assist him with his work.
NAA: Favourite fashion item?
NKA: I love perfumes and I grew up with perfumes. My brother-in-law used to bring back a whole lot of perfumes anytime he came back from traveling. I love jackets and I believe I love everything fashion but definitely perfumes are my favourites.
NAA: Favourite radio and TV station?
NKA: My favourite radio station is the BBC and my favourite TV station is definitely TV3.
NAA: Favourite sport?
NAA: Favourite team?
NKA: Barcelona. I say Barcelona because they have produced best players in the world than any other team like Rivaldo, Maradona and all the other great players. I just love Barcelona to bits
NAA: Favourite player?
NKA: Ronaldhino because the kind of things he did with football is just magical.
NAA: Favourite food?
NKA: I love fufu and I will never drop my fufu for anything. If you want me to be a regular or become a nuisance in your house then invite me for fufu.
NAA: Favourite place of holiday?
NKA: The coast of Philadelphia
NAA: First thing you do when you wake up?
NKA: I pray. I say a very short prayer and this is exactly how it goes “Thanks father for another wonderful day and making my night journey a very successful one”.
NAA: Last thing you do before you go to bed?
NKA: I pray
NAA: The worst moment you’ve had in a job?
NKA: That was when my former colleague who was the main news anchor for the station described me as a rookie who wasn’t ready to go on TV.
NAA: Your favourite family member
NKA: My sister. I grew up doing everything with my sister right from the time when we were in Nigeria together. I used to wake up at 1:00am to open the door for her when she’s back from town and she used to give me my package which was my ‘Suya’. In Nigeria Khebab is called suya. We’ve had our quarrels but my sister is just a sweet loving girl especially when we share a bottle of Hennessey and Guinness together.
Credit: Nana Afrane Asante|3news.com|Ghana