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Uncle Sam’s own words…
“I was born at Srogbe, a small town in the Anlo region of Ghana.
After my primary and middle schools there, I left for Accra, the capital.
After two years of doing various jobs I entered the Methodist Training
College at Aburi and qualified as a teacher. I then taught at the Methodist
Primary School, Bawjiase, in the Central region for three years.
After doing my 'O' and 'A' levels as a private candidate, I gained admission
to the University of Ghana, Legon, where I studied Economics and Statistics.
After a year’s National Service at the Nifa Secondary School, Adukrom,
I left for Nigeria. Again, I taught at the Ijebu-Jesha Secondary School,
then in the Oyo State, until 1983 when I left for the United Kingdom to
I was Choice FM's Accountant for 12 years from 1991 until May 2004 when
the station was taken over by Capital Group, as well as being Presenter
of African Beats since May 2000. Don’t ask me which one I enjoyed
most because you know the answer!”
Uncle Sam explains
his Music Policy...
“It is my ambition to make the African Beats show one of the most
listened to shows at Choice FM by appealing to all Africans and also to
all lovers of African music through music. Hence my selections reflect
the broad spectrum of African music, subject and of course to me having
I follow a rotation policy to ensure that every region can have the chance
to hear ‘their’ music.
MORE... To read recently published magazine/ newspaper articles
about Uncle Sam click on Gargamel, West
Africa and Tanzanian Guardian
I would like to take this
opportunity to thank you all for listening to my show, and as I often
there, there is no show
So, please pass the word
around and help in the promotion of the great sounds that African music
You’ll love it….”