What is the Delay Show Turning Into?

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Television hosts in Ghana hardly impress me especially when they host interview programmes but The Delay Show blew me away the first time I watched it. I felt the host had depth, could push, could intimidate, and knew how to get the answers she needed (And she still does) and so hardly a session pass me by. Now I feel the show is turning into a prostitute parade show, a show which fuels the whims of bad girls or better put, a show which is a bad influence on girls who need motivation to soar high.

Being a teacher whose aim is to motivate student girls to aspire for greater things other than being housewives to big bosses, I feel very wronged whenever I see platforms meant to motivate and inspire promote women who use their bodies as baits and men as wallet to move ahead. Many women have proven and are still proving that girls inspired can aim and achieve anything they set their minds to. There are now many voices chasing that freedom of mindset for the girls and women hitherto forced into submissiveness but Deloris Frempong Manso, who is actually a woman who has made it and is still making it by working hard in this African zone, coming forward to offer her platform to high class prostitutes and women who use their bodies to get what they want, so they can teach girls how to go about the art of prostitution and luring men actually drops jaws. This is a shame! Seeing Mandy Afriyie Acquah or whatever she is called, telling tales of how her boyfriend bought her a Range Rover at 18 is despicable.

People who aspire for greater things abound in Africa. Women who have studied and succeeded are here, women who have toiled to the top are also here, so why must a platform like that be given to gold diggers and high class prostitutes?

As a female teacher who seeks equity for women, I am working hard and of course, I know many who are also working hard for girls and women to rise. Only God knows how difficult it is to put boys on the sweeping roaster up here in the North, only God knows how difficult it is to make the girls understand that their place is not in the kitchen and that they were not brought to school to do domestic chores for their male colleagues, only God knows how difficult it is for some of us to live in areas like this where self proclaimed superiors in the form of men think they are gods to be worshipped and speak anyhow to any woman they come across.

I am entreating Delay to rethink about the goals of her show and if possible rate it. If Delay cannot help motivate young ones to work hard, she must not break the walls of “can do” being built around them and for her own sake, she must listen to this voice before people begin to rubbish her show.

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

24 thoughts on “What is the Delay Show Turning Into?

  1. Proverbs 31:10-31King James Version (KJV)

    10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
    11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
    12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
    13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
    14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
    15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
    16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
    17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
    18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
    19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
    20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
    21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
    22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
    23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
    24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
    25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
    26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
    27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
    28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
    29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
    30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
    31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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  2. TV shows like this set back women’s progress by poisoning the minds of young girls and young women. We have similar problems in America with these crazy reality shows. Mob Wives, Basketball, Wives, Wives of Atlanta, New York, New Jersey (pick one). And of course the worst one on the Networks the Kardashians!! Ugh! All shows that promoted twisted values. How to use men. How to seduce men using your body. No wonder young women’s values and views are skewed and turn upside down!! There is nothing wrong or evil in a woman’s sexuality but there is a proper place and a proper way to behave. Aspiring to be some sort of high-class courtesan is not a career move. Being vulgar is not a good character trait. We need TV shows that promote Women who are doctors, lawyers, scientists, educators & healers. Ladies our bodies are the temple of God and we should value them as such. Preach SiStar!!

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    1. Exactly my point! And the lady of the show does so well that discerning people listen to her, how she got to that level beats me. And of course, she is angry so blocks me on Twiter when I’m just saying the truth to help her and follows me to know God knows what. God knows I stand by the truth and an educator like me cannot stand by as she pollutes. Some students come to my house on Fridays to watch that but from now, I’m blocking them as I’ve also blocked her. People who hate good criticisms fall no matter the height the attain. I’m so disappointed in her. She may end up ruining her show as she did her comic show. Now only those who have nothing to do watch that piece of nothing. Sister Debbie, thanks for your insightful comments, hopefully, we don’t get the Kardashians here, pointless though, we are in a global village so any show can be watched from anywhere across the globe.

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      1. Yes. So very true. TV shows that glorify fake hair, fake nails, fake eyelashes and fake values like chasing men to get money or power instead of studying, working hard and serving God are a blemish on African and America. One day you will have your own TV show or better yet a Youtube channel where you can present to Ladies young and not so young a better way. Young girls must be taught to think and make good decisions not just eye candy on a hustlers arm. I believe women like you are leading the way letting me know there is hope for future generations of women.

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      2. I try, not perfect, struggling to do my bit, but I try my best and my students know, that’s why I’m mostly contented. Thank you very much, voices like yours is the balm which soothes bruised souls. Blessings to you and yours always.

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  3. All the hype in the world about progress will never hide the dirty truth. Thanks for this post. I can bearly stand to watch TV anymore. I can count on women being used in some way that commodifies them and carries deadly messages about the value of women or how to manipulate your way to the so-called ‘top’ — or how to manipulate men so you can get you really want (some useless commodity that will keep you alive and glowing with allure for men). Bringing in prostituted women for conversations like you describe above is double damage to women who are already multiply abused.

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    1. True Elouise and you put it so well and a show hosted by a woman who is showing the world she is working hard by starting as a radio DJ, I could hardly believe my ears when she said she would host women who use men to get to the top so they can teach others how they do it. And this one she hosted was a pure ignoramus.

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    1. I was flabbergasted when she said she was going to give the “apremanfo” the chance to be interviewed so they can teach others how they do it. I love her so I was shocked to the bone. Be blessed Mama.

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  4. Great piece.

    You see, this is one of our problems on the continent. They say we have women in high places, but really those that are in places to influence youths are propagating lies that just shows how women are only useful as sexual objects.

    Well, with hope and people like you, we are a step closer.

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      1. I know what you mean but deciding to turn deaf ears to all this derogatory acts on women worth isn’t going to help either.

        “How do we move on?” Knowing going back isn’t a viable option for not the benefit of anyone least women, so we regain strength…sounds like a tall order but see even wester nations who are ahead of us on gender equality are still on, on the same issue, hopefully playing catch from our end wouldn’t take as long.

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