Multimedia Treated Me Badly & Sacked Me – Mikki Osei Berko Recounts | VIDEO
Veteran Ghanaian actor Mikki Osei Berko who is widely known as ‘Dada Boat’ has recounted how Multimedia Group treated him badly and sacked him when he was working under the media house.
According to Mikki Osei Berko, Multimedia sacked him after he challenged a claim by the then program manager at a management meeting.
Speaking in an interview on Kingdom FM, Mikki Osei Berko divulged that before he was appointed Adom Fm’s Drive Time host, he was based in the United Kingdom(UK).
“Adom FM was a motivating factor for me in my decision to return to Ghana. Multimedia had an interview with me via Skype when I was in the UK. I was to be employed as host of Adom FM’s drivetime show. Four months after hosting the show, they sacked me,” he said.
The dismissal, he insisted was not as a result of below-par performance.
“I had a situation with the Programmes Manager at the time,” he recalled. “During the interview, they asked what new thing I’d be bringing on board. I told them that all my radio life, I’ve never had a production team; and with my experience in radio, a production team is very key to the success of every program. So if I get a production team my delivery will be better than it used to be.
“When I returned to start work, I didn’t see a single soul as a team member. There was no production team. I got myself two guys to help me with production and transportation was even a problem.”
“I started something like ‘Kokonsa’ [a segment on his Radio Gold show] dubbed ‘Yaw Guy’ and I was with my normal voice. Can you believe that the Programmes Manager at the time told me to change the voice and sound like the ‘Konkonsa’ character? I asked him ‘How?’. Can you believe he sent me a query letter?” he said.
“I was called to a management meeting and there was an altercation. He lied about me so I told him point-blank he was lying. They told me to retract my statement which I did. They then told me to go off air for a week… The contract was eventually terminated. They didn’t care… It was a very hectic moment for me. It was very sad,” he noted.