Seasoned Ghanaian broadcaster and fashion icon, Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) has covered the maiden edition of ON AIR, a magazine catering specifically to the country’s broadcasting landscape.
The Winneba native, in a tell-all conversation with the magazine, discussed an array of issues pertaining to his life and career; prominent among them being his reticence about being referred to as a reference point in fashion from these parts. Even though he is among top names in the terrain here, KOD divulged to the publication, his nervousness about taking on that accolade.
“I don’t have the blueprint for what the well-dressed gentleman should look like, I don’t think we are shot-callers,” he said of himself and NINETEEN57, the fashion house he founded.
Celebrating 2 decades as a broadcaster, the “classic man” (which is another alias he responds to) touched on his role as on-air elder; defining legacy as “how you affect people when they come into your life…it’s our responsibility as those who have been around for a while to be mentors to certain people — so it’s about giving direction,” he further stated.
Born in 1978, Kofi Okyere Darko started out as a production assistant at Radio Gold, became a deejay, dabbled in music production and artiste management, did multiple TV shows, was enlisted as a member of both the planning committee and selection committee of the Ghana Music Awards—twice hosting the main event, started NINETEEN57, dispatched several compering engagements, and put together a plethora of events.
Published by Media OBED, ON AIR comes out every two months.