Captain Smart Fired From Onua TV Over NMC Queries?


The Morning Show Host of Onua TV, a subsidiary of Media General, Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart, has been reportedly fired from the station.

Even though the Television station hasn’t officially issued any statement to confirm his dismissal, rumors are trending from Monday morning that the controversial Morning Show host has been fired.

But Captain Smart, himself who joined the station in 2021 after quitting Angel FM under controversial circumstances has confirmed his exit from the station.

It is not clear whether his departure is linked to the issues with the National Media Commission, NMC, which has cautioned the station over his style of broadcasting.

However, speaking on the Onua Makye Show on Monday morning, the controversial Host “Let me thank those who I leave them behind. You’ve all done well. From security to drivers, and well and today I want to bow respectfully and say bless all of you. But for you, we will not get here. It is because of you, we are where we are today’’.

‘’A lot of people do not understand my speed. You may not actually understand me until you hear my very loud silence, then you would appreciate that how we wish he was here or he was there”.
According to him “I leave when the applause is loud. Let me thank you all for your Indulgence your passion your compassion your empathy everything put together that you wake up every other morning to come listen to me. Once again let me thank the management of Media General for containing me my speed is always supersonic, is always supersonicI am a fixer I fix I make sure the dead will rise’’.

‘’I always make sure, that what is spoiled, the station that is dead and nothing can be done about it, that is where I bring it up. So thank you all Ghanaians. We have done enough. Someone should come and continue.”
He further claimed he was leaving Onua TV to pursue new challenges and opportunities in the media industry saying he had done “enough”.

NMC Warning
The National Media Commission recently gave Captain Smart, and his employers the last opportunity to right their wrongs on air.
This follows a letter to the station Management from NMC, that says it has recounted previous reports of inciteful language used by Captain Smart on Onua TV and Onua FM which the Commission described as unprofessional and dangerous.

In a recent broadcast as well, Captain Smart accused the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and other officers of the Ghana Armed Forces of keeping monies meant to be disbursed to soldiers on peacekeeping missions, while describing the CDS as a “beast.”

The Commission said it has given the presenter and management of Onua TV and Onua FM several opportunities to correct their acts of unprofessionalism but to no avail.
In a final warning notice dated November 14, 2022, NMC demanded that Captain Smart and the Onua brand withdraw and apologize to the CDS for the insult, apologize to Ghanaians, and put in place measures to curb the use of unprofessional behavior on their platform.

The Commission further gave the media house a deadline of November 19, 2023, a move which might have led to the exit of Smart.

-BY Daniel Bampoe