Name: Kafui Dey
Credentials: Presenter and Programs Manager, Gh One TV
Kafui Dey was born at Ouagadougou Burkina Faso, on August 6, 1971 to a Diplomat father with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a caterer-mother (who passed on last year) with whom he travelled around the globe in his formative years.
This opened he and his three brothers to diverse cultures, peoples and experiences in such countries as Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, China, and the United Kingdom, among others. Kafui isn’t an extrovert as many people would think he is. In his own words, “I was painfully shy person, that is what a lot of people don’t know about me,” he told B&FT Weekend in a chat.
Moving around the world, Kafui reveals, did not affect his education but rather taught him a lot of things such as overcoming his naturally shyness inferiority complex and learning from other cultures.
In 1980, at the age of nine his family returned to Ghana and he enrolled at the Burma Camp Complex School, under very interesting circumstances. In 1980, at the age of nine his family returned to Ghana and he enrolled at the Burma Camp Complex School. Kafui proceeded to Achimota school, where he did only 3 years. He continued his education in the United Kingdom, up to form 5, before returning to Ghana. He attended University of Ghana where he studied French and English.
Kafui’s major hit on TV wasn’t until 2008 when he hosted the most famous TV program at the time “Who wants to be Rich?” After going through a rigorous selection process with 40 other people, Kafui was finally selected for the show.
Kafui is multi-talented. He is a presenter, producer, voiceover artist, copywriter, commercial music composer, session keyboardist and an arranger (Instruments & Vocals) Besides, he played the keyboards on the Nakorex’s most popular songs, ‘Kpanlogo Ye da’, ‘Kpanlogo Fever’, and also featured on Rocky Dawuni’s maiden album. To date, he has MCd over 250 events, ranging from award ceremonies, conferences and launches to graduations, parties, and wedding receptions. He loves traditional music, kpanlogo being one of them. Multi-talented Kafui has published a 169-page book, titled, How to MC any Event.
He is married to Dr. Dzifa Dey of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and they have three boys. He is currently a presenter and Programs Manager at Gh One TV. Before this move, he was the morning show host of starr fm.
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