Ghana female broadcaster Serwaa Amihere has made a shocking revelation about the trolls and stereotyping she receives from people, especially on social media. According to her these trolls have shaped her career, helped corrected her flaws and made her a better person.
According to the host of Gh One TV’s morning show, she used to allow the constant criticism of her art gets to her which affected her output but now she has channelled all the finger-pointing and leg-pulling innuendoes into making what she does great.
In an interview with Joy FM on the Strong and Sassy Show, Serwaa Amiehere stressed that when she looks at her career now, she can boldly assess the progress of it based on the constant bashing she receives from the public.
“After the budget, I said that ‘no Lantam go and do it, I will stay back and watch’. There have been times where I had to call George Wiafe (of Joy Business) and say ‘you need to take me through this’.”
“But, in the morning when I get to work and I want to do the interview, there is something telling me when you make the slightest mistake, people will come for you so let the man do it,” she said.
Serwaa Amihere added that she is trolled basically because she is a female, unlike her male counterparts who are left to go scot-free when their shortcomings come to the fore.
“I am treated differently because I am a woman. I am trolled on social media for being an airhead and for not being the smartest person like it happened with the recent Kojo Oppong Nkrumah interview,” she told the host, Animwaa Anim Addo.
Serwaa Amihere has been sliced and diced on social media on countless occasions either for a tongue-slip, improper construction of grammar or an ‘intimidating’ interview. However, she believes all these criticisms have done her career and self-development a great deal of good.