US based Ghanaian model, Mame Adjei has disclosed that Television Personality Tyra Banks is a “very shy” person.
The first runner-up of cycle 22 of America’s Next Top Model added that the persona of Banks that is known to the world is more of who she is on set or when the camera is rolling.
“I have nothing but awesome things to say about her. What I find really funny actually is the fact that she is very shy as well… she is super quiet, super shy in person. When you meet her, you will be like ‘what is wrong with her?’ but then soon as you yell ‘action’ she is on and she is talking and laughing, being the big, extravagant Tyra that we all know her to be but as soon as the camera goes off she is back to her regular self, super cool, super chill,” explained Adjei to Thiz’s Live Host, Terry Mingle on Live 91.9 FM last week Saturday.
“And I find that really interesting but I saw that, that is the art, that is the craft. she is an actress. She is a model when you yell ‘action’ she turns into that character TYRA BANKS! but when you cut off the camera she is back to her regular, normal self just like anyone else, sweet and soft, cool and chill.”
She also spoke about what it meant to her to have met Banks.
“I was nervous to meet her… this is someone i was looking up to my whole life, like ‘oh my God’ and here I’m being a mentee and she is telling me ‘do your hair like this’ or ‘pose like this’ and I’m just… I was shaking in my boots when I first met her but super, super awesome woman. To be given a blessing and to be able to spread it…”
Adjei made history as the first Ghanaian to be a part of, arguably the world’s biggest reality model search in the world.
Prior to taking part in the competition, she won Miss Maryland USA 2015, and made top 5 finalist at 2015 Miss USA.
Listen to interview below.
LIVE FM and its presenters are credited with providing a platform for upcoming artistes, and also supporting the craft of established acts. The station’s programming and events is testament to its dedication to the growth of the Ghanaian music industry.
In 2016, the Adabraka-based station introduced #GhWednesdayLive – an initiative that sees the station play strictly Ghanaian music for 24 hours on Wednesday. The initiative is to support the Ghanaian music industry and the craft of Ghanaian artistes.
A year later, Live FM Artiste of the Month, another instalment of the hugely popular GH Wednesday Live on air delight was also introduced. It seeks to celebrate Ghanaian artistes for their trend-setting, creative and innovative abilities, and also give upcoming artistes the needed commercial buzz, and also a breadth of fresh air for the music industry.
The Live FM 0n-Air team includes Jay Foley, Jeremie, Antoine Mensah, Sammy Forson, Berla Mundi, Vanessa Gyan, DJ Lord, Regina Krave, Jason, Sheldon, Micheal Sagoe. DJ Bass, DJ Isaac Cool, DJ Mingle, Bianca Buckman, Emeline Nsingi Nkosi, Terry Mingle, Jeshurun Okyere and Masta Jay.
A successful story that started in May 2015, LIVE FM has grown to become Ghana’s best testament of what youthful exuberance when restricted in creativity can do, and the nation’s most exciting youth brand with a large following.
Foley and Gyan led the station’s extensive coverage of the 2016 Black Entertainment Television(BET) Awards as the only Ghanaian Media Partner after a deal with organizers, Viacom International Media Networks.
In the same year, a deal was reached with TRACE, leading Lifestyle and entertainment media organization. The two bodies agreed to tap into their existing strengths to provide compelling content that sits at the heart of Africa’s ever growing media and entertainment landscape.
LIVE FM is owned by Africa’s fastest growing media group EIB Network, which also owns GH One TV, Agoo TV, FIESTA TV, Starr FM, Kasapa FM, Ultimate FM, Empire FM, Abusua FM, Agoo FM, and the Daily Heritage Newspaper.