The host of ‘Drive Time’ on Joy 99.7FM, Kwame Sakyiamah aka Lexis Bill has apologised to the Beast of No Nation star Master Abraham Attah.
The host is reported to have mocked the child-star for his pronunciation of ‘thank you’ at the Oscars.
Mr. Bills wrote on his Facebook wall on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, to render his apology.
Yesterday on my show, Drive Time on Joy 99.7FM, we carried a story about talented young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah presenting an award at the 2016 Oscars and another of him picking the award for ‘Best Male Lead’ at the 2016 Spirit Awards. As part of the story, we played Abraham’s acceptance speech at the Spirit Awards. Subsequently, I repeated how the gifted actor said ‘Thank you, Thank you’ in a bid to thank my co-presenter and producers. With the benefit of hindsight, I admit that the mimicking was in bad taste and I sincerely apologise to Abraham and you my cherished audience. I wish to state that I never intended to undermine the achievements of Abraham Attah. That was never the intention. I deeply regret any offence the comments may have caused. That is not who I am. I, like many Ghanaians, have celebrated the achievements of Master Attah and won’t deliberately say anything that is remotely related to belittling him.
I apologise to all.
Lexis Bill –