No shaking over cynical comments- — Says Juliet Bawuah

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Being a regular face on television brings its own peculiar concerns

but TV3 sports presenter, Juliet Bawuah, says she could not be

bothered about certain comments and would continue to host her

programme despite the challenges.

She thinks people still underestimate her ability to be an effective

sports presenter on television because of her gender.

In an interview with The Mirror, she said though she has overcome a

lot of challenges in her job, there are still some men who believe she

is in the profession for all sorts of ridiculous reasons.

"You hear a lot of comments from different quarters. Some people

believe I'm in the job just to get hooked to a rich footballer. This

is because I'm often surrounded by footballers and administrators

throughout on the job," she said.

Juliet holds a Diploma in Communication Studies from the African

University College of Communications as well as a Degree in Journalism

and Public Relations from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

She said she almost gave up on the job in 2010 due to public pressure.

"After the World Cup, I kept hearing all manner of rumours about me

just because I was seen on television interviewing some of the

footballers. People do not say these things in my face but try to

indirectly question my intelligence and competence," she said.

The sports presenter pointed out that she was dismayed by those

challenges but was rather working on improving her skills in her


"Challenges come with every profession. I believe it all boils down to

proving my competence and desire for the job. If you distinguish

yourself and show that you are willing to put in more work and

dedication, you will gradually show the quality that you have and

with that comes the respect."

The pretty hostess disclosed that though she is recognised in public,

fame hasn't changed or affected her personality and habits.

"I still do everything I was doing before I started appearing on

television. If I'm in town and I'm hungry and want to grab some

'waakye' from the corner, I will do that. I was Juliet before I

started appearing on television and I am not going to change," she


She, however, said she has been receiving marriage proposals from fans

and people who watch her shows.

"I get people sending me text messages and marriage proposals but I

always make it a point to ignore them because I don't want to lead

anyone on."

Juliet co-hosted the just- ended African Nations Cup (AFCON 2015)

show on TV3 and described it as her most difficult challenge yet.

" AFCON was a very big platform because the entire country was

watching and one needed to be accurate throughout the entire event.

I thank the people who gave me the opportunity to prove myself on such

a huge platform. It shows they have identified a potential in me that

they want to develop," she stated.

Credit: Graphic.com.gh

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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