“I would have been a backing vocalist” if I were not a journalist,” the Head of Business News Programming at the Multimedia Group has revealed.
“I used to joke about it. When people asked me what I would have done, I would go like, ‘I would have been a backing singer; those people who back musicians and have time at the background dancing and moving to the music.’ Probably that is what I would have done,” Emma Morrison told Nhyira Addo, Host of Joy FM’s Executive Lounge on Tuesday.
Emma Morrison has been adjudged Corporate Personality of the Year at the just ended Glitz Africa Ghana Women of the Year Honours.
The event which was held in Accra on Saturday, celebrated Ghanaian women who in their various fields of endeavour, have contributed to making Ghana a better place.
But she did not set out to become a star.
Emma Morrison was once at the base of the media organogram as a field reporter but through hard work, she became a newscaster, producer and editor.
“In the beginning I just wanted to be a journalist –writing stories and stuff like that, going out on the field, even when my boss wanted to promote me to become a producer, I was not sure because I feared it may take me from the field,” she said.
Recounting her first time presenting the news on TV3 some 20 years ago, she said, “I must say I was very nervous because although there were two or three cameramen with me and others in the gallery, I knew that a lot of people were watching, so the moment my director said cue, I was like ‘ok, this is it'”
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Receiving her award at the Glitz Africa Ghana Women of the Year Honours, Miss Mo, as she is affectionately called, admonished young women; “don’t stay the same at one level...aspire to move up.”
“It is challenging but I want to encourage young upcoming women that they should put themselves forward and rise to the challenge and they can also make it,” she admonished.
She wants young women to strive to break the glass ceiling that prevents them from reaching their true potential.
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