Popular Ghanaian radio host of Angel FMs morning show, Blessed Godsbrain Smart alias Captain Smart, has recounted the discourse that took place between him and management of Angel Broadcasting Network(ABN) before his suspension.
Speaking on Metro TVs Good Evening Ghana, on March 6 2020, the radio host received a phone call from the CEO of ABN, Samuel Kofi Acheampong aka Bronzy, after his usual morning show. In the phone conversation, Bronzy informed Captain Smart that the founding President of ABN, Dr. Kwaku Oteng, was facing so much pressure coming from left, right, centre. The talk ended with an instruction for Captain Smart to call the founding President.
Captain Smart was quick to retort to Bronzy that he had received intelligence that a number of people had met at the Labone Coffee shop to already determine his fate in the company. He made it clear to the CEO of ABN that he was ready to leave if he is kicked out, adding that he will not go hungry because he is not a lazy person.
Captain Smart obeyed his CEOs instruction and gave the founding President, Dr. Kwaku Oteng, a call. According to Dr. Kwaku Oteng, some officials of the government kept on calling him and he had received letters from Ghana Revenue Authority(GRA) because they say, “Captain Smart talks too much.”
The founding President also accused Captain Smart of calling President Akuffo Addo, Dr. Bawumia, the IGP and Alan Kyerematen as fools, an allegation which Captain Smart vehemently denies. He was told to go off air for some time after his show on that day. However, while he was on air he received a call from the founding President with the indication that he should stop the show.
Captain Smart said he received a suspension letter which stated that the cause of his suspension was because he was “too hard” on some top government officials. The letter gave Captain Smart a 30 day suspension from radio.
Captain Smart is the Director of Operations for Angel Broadcasting Network(ABN) which oversees over 20 radio and TV stations.