The Fabulous Mrs Anti – Champion of Women’s Rights
Indisputably one of Ghana’s finest broadcasters, Gifty Anti is famously known for her popular show The ‘Standpoint’ and her burning passion for women’s rights.
It has been reported that Gifty has resigned from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) after serving as a host for 16 years. She also announced that as from the 1st January 2014, she will be the chief employer of Gifty Dansoa Anti (GDA) Concepts Ltd. It is believed that her show ‘The Standpoint’ will continue to appear on GTV. Having recently celebrated her 17th anniversary as a presenter, Gifty wrote some encouraging words on the Standpoint facebook page inspiring the young people to be focused and zealous about their work. She recalls how she wept after being given a brutal critique when she first appeared on GTV’s breakfast show. She was told: ‘‘She was beautiful enough to decorate the set, but not intelligent enough for the programme.’’
Those motivating words stuck with her for the rest of her life. She went on to develop a successful TV career for an outstanding 16 years at Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). Today the unstoppable Gifty is working for the Gifty Dansoa Anti (GDA) Concepts Limited, s rights hosted by Dr Gifty and is aired on Ghana Television. The show deals with issues affecting women in social, political, cultural, traditional, health, and leadership areas.
The Standpoint is unique in its own right and is highly rated amongst Africans and other nationalities because not only are the issues talked about, but support and help are sought for the victims or survivors of abuse and societal injustice. The show has won many awards deservedly so. As the host Gifty was honoured in June 2013 with an “Excellence Award for Giving Women a Platform and a Voice,” at the African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) conference in Akwa Ibo, Nigeria. She was also given the title as the “Influential woman of the Year” award in 2012 by the African women of worth awards and Queens Magazine.
Mrs Anti has inspired a generation of Ghanaian women during her time in media. Here are some further words of motivation from her;
‘‘The question is: What are people saying about what you do? Do you love what you do? With God, nothing is impossible. You can achieve your dreams only if you believe, work hard and stay focused and trust God… My journey continues… Will you continue yours? On my 17th anniversary as a presenter, I hope my story inspires and motivates you to do what you love to do despite the challenges.’’
What one can learn from this inspirational lady is that destiny is a journey. Along our journey, we need to take the time to find out what really stirs us. When we figure out what it is, we discover our purpose.
Adwoa Asiedu (@AdwoaAsiedu777)