Selassie Aku Lodonu, a staff of Otec FM, a private radio station in Kumasi, Ashanti region, has been reported dead.
The 29-year-old female staff was reported to have died on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at a private hospital in Accra after a short illness.
The journalist, before her death was the producer of the station’s afternoon social programme show, ‘Asem Beba Dabi’, hosted by Nana Yaw Krobea Asante.
According to reports, immediately the news broke, people thronged the premises of Otec FM and calls were also made to the station to authenticate the news.
Selassie, as she was affectionately called, was the toast of many of the station’s listeners with her smooth voice and many touted her as one of the finest reporters of Otec FM.
Selassie Aku Lodonu was born on November 5, 1989 at Jerekope in the Volta region but grew up in Dunkwa Offin in the Central region where she attended Boamposem SHS.
She then attended Right Media College in Kumasi and obtained Diploma in Journalism in 2015 and did her internship with Metro FM, an Ejisu-based radio station in the Ashanti region.
Selassie, who celebrated her 29th birthday anniversary on Monday, November 5, 2018, joined Otec FM on February 23, 2018.
Krobea Asante during his show on Wednesday recounting how he met Selassie said “After she completed Right Media Journalism School in Kumasi, she came to Metro FM at Ejisu in 2105, where I was asking for her internship. After completion I included her into my production team because of her seriousness, commitment and passion for the journalism work”.
“Selassie worked with excellence and made sure the production for the day is done within time. The vacuum created by her departure will forever be felt” he added.