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Before bowing out as the host of Starr FM’s Drive Time last Friday, Bola Ray gave an account of how he turned down an amount of money Chief Dele Momodu offered him in 2002; and the gesture made them become great friends.
He told Starr FM listeners that he once respectfully rejected money from Chief Dele Momodu when he went to his house to interview him in 2002.
According to him, that gesture made the two of them the best of friends till date and he feels proud about it.
“…I took the interview to his house and he said ‘take this for your fuel’ and I said ‘oh no, chief it is ok’ and that was where the relationship started. I remember it was 2002 there about and I will never forget it and what you have done for me just because I said no. You said Bola keep the money and I said no, only for the man to move on and on my wedding day he was the chairman at the reception…He bought me my wedding suit from Italy as well,” Bola said when he hosted Chief Dele last Friday on Starr FM, the very day he officially handed over to new hosts Anita Erskine and Giovanni Caleb.
The exit of the CEO of EIB Network as host of Starr Drive also marked the end of 15 years as the face of Ghana’s drive time show.
Bola Ray joined radio while a student at the University of Ghana. He moved on to become an authority, not just in radio broadcasting, but in the entertainment industry as a whole.
He joined Accra-based Top Radio from Radio Universe, and moved on to the Multimedia Group, where he hosted Drive Time on Joy FM for 11 years.
After quitting Multimedia in 2014, he became the CEO of EIB Network – owners of Starr FM, Live FM, Kasapa FM, GHONE TV, Empire FM, Agoo TV, Agoo FM, Ultimate FM, Abusua FM and the Heritage Newspaper.
He is also the host of Starr Chat and was a co-host of Starr Drive, until he decided to bow out on August 4.
Bola Ray is a product of the Accra Academy, where he attained his secondary school education and went on to graduate from both the University of Ghana and the Central University College.
Embarking on the path of entertainment/media relations, he was appointed the Entertainment Prefect for Accra Academy, after which he was unanimously selected to be the Entertainment Secretary for Legon Hall at the University of Ghana, where he attained a Diploma in Public Administration.
His leadership aptitude continued its fruitful growth through his role as Entertainment Secretary on the Students’ Representative Council while he pursued a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Central University.
His thirst for knowledge continually progressed, again solidifying his position as a lifelong learner.
In 2015, he graduated with an MBA in Global Business and Sustainability from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan (ALTIS) and the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT) to add to his bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana Business School.
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