2016 Chevening Scholar, Famous Kwesi Atitsogbe is an accomplished Media and Communications practitioner with fourteen years’ experience in Journalism, PR, Advertising, TV /radio productions, Events and Project Management.
He has worked with major media brands: TV Africa, Metro TV, Viasat 1, Multimedia Group and Imajin Advertising in many capacities as a reporter, research/Production assistant, Producer/Director, News Editor, Lead Producer, Events and Productions Manager.
Famous is also the recipient of the Best Journalist award for Arts, entertainment and domestic tourism as well as best journalist award for SME Reporting at the 2016 Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards
He started his career in 2002 when he worked as a research assistant on a social/current affairs programme – Talk Ghana, which aired on TV3 and OBE TV in UK.
In 2003, he joined TV Africa on internship as a production assistant. His hard work and diligence earned him a permanent stay with the company, where he shuffled between the newsroom and programmes Department. As young as he was, he was entrusted with a huge task of producing some of the stations flagship current Affairs programmes – Media Today with Dr Niyi Alabi of blessed memory, Oman Yi Mu Nsem with Adakabre Frimpong Manso and Matters Arising.
In 2005, Famous moved to Metro TV where he worked as Producer/Director of arguably the biggest morning and Evening current Affairs programme in the country at the time; Good Morning Ghana hosted by Randy Abbey, which he(Famous) also hosted occasionally, and Good evening Ghana, which is hosted by Paul Adom Otchere. Both programmes won several awards including the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMG) awards, the Radio and Television Personality Awards among others.
Fame, as he is affectionately called, played main character (voice cast) as Diego in Quandos Seas Mia, one of the longest Mexican soap operas telecast on Metro TV. After nearly six years, He moved on to pursue other challenges
He was made News Editor at Viasat 1 Broadcasting Ltd in 2011, where he played an instrumental role in shaping editorial policy for Viasat 1 news and other programs on the channel.
In January 2013, he joined the Multimedia Group as Lead Producer at JoyNews (TV) where he worked for two and half years. He was one of the main pivots for Joynews’ current Affairs programmes: PM:Express, hosted by Nana Ansah Kwao IV, Adumasahene, Tarzan’s Take hosted by Dr Charles Wereko Brobbey and the AM Show,(Morning show hosted by Roland Walker and Mamavi Owusu Aboagye).
Fame also produced documentaries on World Bank- support projects in Ghana, to assess he implementation status of these projects. He has several publications on myjoyonline.com and was a consistent voice on Joy FM with Bola Ray on Drive Talk for a period of time. He is also a regular panellist on many discussion programmes on TV and radio.
Famous has produced, directed and featured in many commercials on TV and radio, and has had a few stints with acting when he featured as a radio station owner in Hot Bench, a TV series produced by KSM; and the movie “Kiss Me If You Can” produced and directed by Kobby Rana.
Famous holds Diplomas in Journalism and PR from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM, UK), certificates in Advertising, Marketing, PR, TV and radio production from Ghana Institute of Journalism and NAFTI as well as a Bachelors degree in Communications Studies( First Class Honours) awarded by the University of Ghana, after studying with the African University college of communications. He also holds a professional certificate in Project Management from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
He is a member of the Ghana Journalists Association, Institute of Public Relations (IPR, Gh) and the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists.
Mr Atitsogbe was nominated as TV Producer of the year in 2011 at the Radio and TV Personalities Awards.
As a 2016 Chevening Scholar awarded by the UK government, Famous has been selected from Ghana to join many other global awardees from over 160 countries across the globe to pursue a one-year Masters’ degree in various universities in the United Kingdom. He has been enrolled at Cardiff University, Wales, to study International Public Relations and Global Communications Management.
He is a proud old student and former Protocol Prefect of Accra Academy…Bleoo!