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Desperate times they say call for desperate measures and for UTV’s Ama Sarpong Kumankuma, when she reached the end of the line some years ago, she realised she needed something extra to get results.

Taking a step of faith, she undertook a three-day dry fast and went on her knees to pray for divine intervention and that action is what landed her her first major radio job with Okay FM in Accra.

Narrating what happened four years ago when Showbiz caught up with her at work, Ama said, “How I ended up working for the Despite Group Of Companies is a miraculous one. You know in December, firms don’t usually like to employ but my story was different.

“I was employed in the second week of December 2012 and before I went to meet Fadda Dickson, General Manager of Despite Group of Companies, I had done a dry-fast for three days. When it ended, I went straight to the front desk of Peace FM. The receptionist asked me if I had an appointment with him(Dickson) and I lied and said yes.

“When I met him, he asked me to do some voice recordings but he never came down to listen to me so I left. The next day, I went back to to see him and this time, I followed him everywhere he went until he gave in.”

Continuing she said, “We went to the studio together and as soon as I started, he stepped out and returned with a newspaper and asked me to do a live review. After a few minutes, he asked when I could start work and I said that same day. But he asked me to start the next day and that was the turning point for me. My life has never been the same since then.”

Before the Okay FM job, Ama Sarpong Kumankuma had a stint with Hot FM also in Accra and one other radio station in the Central Region where she didn’t like the conditions.

Ama has now transitioned from radio to UTV and is one of the recognisable faces on the screen. She does the newspaper review on the Morning Show, Adekye Nsoroma and reads the news, but she is perhaps best known for hosting the discussion segment on their weekend telenovalas where she uses the tagline ‘Alagege.’

“My initial interest was to do radio and I did that for two years. Then one day, they needed someone to go to the market to get the public’s views on the most popular telenovela at the time, Wild At Heart (aka Marie Cruz) and I opted to go. That was how I took over,” she said.

Ama told Showbiz her past circumstance and current success she is enjoying has not gone to her head at all. Instead, it has strengthened her relationship with God.

“God has been good to me and I am now into Him even more than ever. My past is really bad. I have had to live in an uncompleted building with my family, I have been accused of stealing by a pastor’s wife because I was staying with them, I have had to sell fried yam and beef.

“I remember my siblings and I were nicknamed Africa Queen. At that time, that was the mackerel in season and we had credited so much that it became our second name. At a point, no one was ready to sell to us because we owed so much,” the first of six children stated.

“Now I do not joke with my prayers and I have time for God. I will never forget His blessings and I always make Him my priority.”

She encouraged people to have faith in God or whatever it is they believe in because miracles still exist.
Source: Graphic Showbiz

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Name: backwards people
Ghanaians and mystical beliefs in deities, witches and spirits in ordinary things. For Ghanaians, every simple thing has to have a ***barred word*** explanation. No wonder Ghanaians are so poor & foreigners can come and take away their resources.
Name: Gina
Ama! I wept when I read your story. God is so good that He can not abundant His Children He listens to us always thanks be to His Name. I can surely say that we are now on extra time, everything shows. Please those who are insulting Ama should stop and repent for the Lord is coming soon. As I said we are now on extra time.
Name: kwaku
so u pple think God or Jesus is not able to do that? if she really did the fasting, is Jesus, the wonder Jesus, has made and will do for anybody who sincerely and desperately seeks Him.So stop this ***barred word*** about hard work and degrees and i-know-some-big-man thing.Jesus is the owner of everything n has given to us as a possession.
Name: Teddy
Name: africans are stuuuupiiiddd
This is the kind of fuuuuuuuuulish thinking in divine interventions that make Ghanaians and African hopelesss.
Name: fadda dickson
after her fasting, she was so hungry that she sukkkkked my big dickk and got blessed with the job.
Name: peacefm editor
Bullllllshitttt article. Pure ***barred word***
Name: striker
I am shocked by the ***barred word*** explanation behind her employment. I kno ppl who fastedcn prayed more than her and didnot get employed. And i know ppl who did not pray nor fast and got better jobs than her. Her story is not sensible
Name: fouuuuuuulish explanation
Does it mean only prayers n fasting leads to employment? So everybody who is working prayed n fasted n those who are not working dont fast and pray? Is this how stuuupppid people in ghana think? Fucccking fouuuuoools
Name: gay ndc imam
Fasting nor God has nothing to do with her job. She fukkked to get the job. Yet ppl are here praising her for telling this crappp.

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