Venerable broadcast journalist and news anchor with the Ignite Media Group-owned Original 91.9FM, Pomaah Kyekyeku, has graduated with a master’s degree from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
The award-winning journalist who has been active in the Ghanaian media sphere since 2008 was awarded a Master of Arts In Development Communication during a ceremony at the school’s premises on Friday, May 7, 2021.
Christened Irene Pomaah Boadum, the Kumasi native is an epitome of the proverbial failure has no grounds to breed where determination lies. Her quest for higher education keeps soaring hence a Master of Arts in Media Development.
Combining school and work could be quite hectic but the affable radio and television personality normalised the stress and came out with flying colours.
In a post-graduation social media post, Ms. Pomaa expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the almighty God for seeing her through school.
“Another degree bagged… Masters in Development communication…God, I thank you, wrote the Original 91.9FM lead anchor on Facebook.
News of Pomaa Kyekyeku bagging a Master of Arts in Development Communication degree was greeted with rapturous cheers from her cohort journalists on the micro-blogging software application.
Power FM’s Agyemang Prempeh, Father Innocent of Original FM, Kasapa FM’s morning show host, Bonohene Baffour Awuah, Atinka TV’s, Afia Adepa Kwarteng among other notable personalities poured in their congratulatory messages.
*Biography of Pomaah Kyekyeku*
Boadum Irene Pomaah was born in Kumasi in the Ashanti region to Mr. Augustine Boadum, a businessman and Agnes Asantewaa, a headmistress. Her mother was transferred to Nkenkaasu, a town in the Offinso North Municipality sometime later after she was born and that’s where she had her primary and JHS education at the Baanuase Experimental International School.
She continued to Duayaw Nkwanta Girls Senior High School now Serwaa Kesse Girl’s Senior High School from 2003 to 2005 and later joined Kings College, a private SHS in Kumasi. After completion in 2007, she went to the Oxford Institute of Acting And Journalism where she pursued a year diploma course in journalism.
She’s well known in the media fraternity but her success did come on a silver platter.
At age 18, Pomaa cut her teeth in journalism as an intern prior to the December 2008 general elections at Adehyie FM in Bibiani in the Western Region. After serving as an intern for 6months and doing an extra 6 months probationary period, she was officially employed as permanent staff but after 3 months into the appointment, she resigned.
She moved back to Kumasi, not as a journalist but as a teacher in a private school where she taught for a year; during this period she had another opportunity to tutor her juniors in the journalism school through the Akan news reporting due to her past experience.
The young, promising, and budding talent never gave up on her avowed desire to become a professional in the world of broadcast journalism. In 2011 she joined Emak FM in Koforidua as a newscaster but returned to Kumasi after a year to continue teaching. Her burning desire for radio compelled her to leave the teaching field again in 2013 to join Classic FM in Techiman, Brong Ahafo Region, then to Rainbow Radio International in Accra the same year.
She also had a bit of TV experience with channel 5 TV which is still on Multi TV and affiliated to Rainbow Radio. She also had a stint with EIB Network’s Kasapa FM between July 2015 and February 2021 where she was a newscaster and the host of Kasapa Apomuden (a health show).
In March 2021, she joined North Ridge-based Original 91.9FM as a lead news anchor and head of news.
Pretty Pomaah Kyekyeku is a bachelorette simple lady who is more of an introvert than an extrovert. Her aspiration is to become one of the finest Radio/TV personalities in Ghana and beyond who would be well acclaimed for her great communication skills.
She draws her inspiration from God and her mother. The alumnus of the Ghana School of Journalism aims to impact the lives of others with what she does and to also put smiles on the faces of those who look up to her in the possible way.
In 2019, Pomaa Kyekyeku was adjudged Radio Newscaster of the year (Local Language) at the maiden edition of the National Communication Awards.