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Meet Jay Foley, our Man Crush Monday #MCM

Jay Foley, popularly known as Foley is a radio and television presenter in Ghana who is well noted for representing Ghana and covering the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Black Entertainment Television BET. He was appointed the Manager of Ghanaian high-life singer Bisa Kdei.

Early & Family Life

Jay attended the Bishop Bowers School Junior Secondary School in – 1989 to 1998 and the Achimota School – 1999 to 2001 (Visual Art). Foley hails from Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region and is the last born of three children. He got married to Jossie in December 2014. Foley grew up in many communities, nurturing his talent and leading him to what he is today. His creative thinking process went up a notch high when he gained admission to Achimota School to study Visual Arts.To further get knowledge on music, he decided to study sound engineering working with legendary Ghanaian music producer, Hammer.As a student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Career Life

Foley started a network of young people with a burning desire to become great achievers called 2131 with the tagline Lead, Challenge or Just Forget It. He later joined Y FM, rising through the ranks to become the General Manager of the station in 2011.[5] Foley is the co-host of Live Breakfast Club, the morning show on LIVE 91.9 FM where he also doubles as the Business Manager.

Influences

As a student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Foley started a network of young people with a burning desire to become great achievers called 2131 with the tagline Lead, Challenge or Just Forget It. It was his way of committing to networking with like-minded individuals, and made him develop a mindset that encouraged him to continually work hard at being successful, and not just add to the numbers. Foley set up his first company The Radio Advertising People (T.R.A.P), which specialized in recording radio commercials. It was born out of an idea to train himself as a sound engineer, and also to understand the power behind speech. He trained himself in the art of voice-overs ad has become of the most-sought after Voice over artiste. He believes in “living an exemplary lifestyle to inspire young men and women out there” who are a part of his growing fan base. The T.R.A.P experience presented him with an opportunity to join leading Entertainment Television Channel 4StyeTV, as a host in its early days – a position he still holds after some nine years.

Achievements and Endorsement

First Ghanaian Journalist to officially cover the European Music Awards in Frankfurt, Germany 2012.
First Ghanaian Journalist to cover the BET AWARDS 2015.
Brand Ambassador for Remy Martin in 2016.
MTN brand ambassador 2013 – 2015.Guniness Ghana “Brand Influencer”-2017.

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