Nathaniel Attoh

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Nathaniel Attoh
Nathaniel Attoh 2016 at Rhythms.JPG
Born (1983-03-11)11 March 1983
Accra, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Education Ghana Institute of Journalism
African University College of Communications
Years active 2003–present
Notable credit(s)
  • Joy Sports Link Host
Home town Accra
Spouse(s) Emelia Asiedu Attoh[1]
Children 2
Website www.myjoyonline.com

Nathaniel Attoh,[2][3][4] alias "Citizen Attoh",[5] born (March 11, 1983) is a Ghanaian Professional Master of Ceremonies (MC), International Boxing Ring Announcer, Journalist(Television and Radio Broadcaster) and a Poet. He is known for the radio show " Joy Sports Link" on Joy 99.7 FM (the flagship brand of the Multimedia Group) Ghana.[6][7][8][9][10]

Early life and education[edit]

Nathaniel was born in Accra, Ghana. He began his elementary education at Ridge Church School in Accra. At Ridge Church School, Nat discovered his public speaking talent and used many platforms like school plays, debates, and others to develop it over the period. He later gained admission to St. Augustine's College in Cape Coast, Ghana (one of Ghana's top high schools or second cycle institutions). At St. Augustine's, Nat was appointed assistant house prefect of his house (St Stephens) and played an active role in extracurricular activities. He was the vice president of the Ghana United Nation's Students and Youth Association (GUNSA) and Central Regional Organizing Secretary of the same club.

Nathaniel started off with a diploma in communication studies from the African University College of Communications (then Africa Institute of Journalism and Communications) between 2003 and 2005. He later enrolled at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), where he successfully completed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies (PR option).

Broadcast career[edit]

Nathaniel started his journalism career with the Graphic Communications Group, where he reported for the Graphic Sports Newspaper. After serving for 5 years at GCG, he joined the Multimedia Group (Ghana) in April 2009 as a Broadcast Journalist (Sports). He was key in the establishment of the Joy Sports Brand which now is on Television, Radio and Online.

His industriousness led to his promotion to senior broadcast journalist and eventually editor of Joy Sports. Nathaniel's versatility, however, moved him beyond the Sports Beat and saw him present some entertainment and lifestyle shows (Entertainment News on Drive Time on Joy FM and also "Autograph on the Joy Prime Channel on Multi TV"). He is the host of "Sports Today" on the Joy News Channel on Multi TV Ghana. He has also anchored the African Cup of Nations Broadcast, the Football Show and the English Premier League Broadcast, all on Multi TV Ghana.

Personal life[edit]

Nathaniel was born in Accra, Ghana to the late Dr. Victor Attoh (an Obstetrician Gynecologist) and Madam Esther Adjei(a Business woman). He got married to Emelia Asiedu Attoh(an Accra-based Lawyer) in July 2014 with whom he has two children[11]

Events hosted[edit]

Nathaniel Attoh about to present the award for Reggae/Dancehall song of the year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards VGMA's 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre
  • Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2015 Edition[12][12]
  • Ghana Movie Awards 2011
  • Ghana Banking Awards 2015
  • CIMG (Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana) Awards 2013
  • Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards (5 Editions)
  • Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards (3 Editions including the 2015 Edition)
  • 20th Anniversary Dinner of Golden Tulip Hotel, Ghana
  • Opening of UT Bank, Ghana 2009
  • 60th Anniversary of GCB Bank (then Ghana Commercial Bank)
  • 50th Anniversary Dinner and Awards of the Ghana Lottery Authority
  • Guinness Football Challenge Ghana (Seasons I, II and III)[13][14]
  • Rhythms On Da Runway.[15][16]
  • Miss Universe Ghana [17]
  • Host, Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Awards 2016.
  • Host, The Rhythms on DA Runway event, 2017.[18][19]
Nathaniel Attoh hosting the 2017 edition of the Rhythmz On the Runway fashion show at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Ghana

Achievements and nominations[edit]

  • Nominated, Glitz Style Awards 2016 Edition
  • Nominated, 2012 Radio and Television Personality Awards Ghana.[20][21]
  • Nominated, 2016 Radio and Television Personality Awards Ghana.[22]

Boxing announcer[edit]

He has announced many big fight nights, including two IBO World Title fights: Joseph Agbeko VS Luis Melendez and a WBC World Youth World Title between Isaac Dogboe and John Neil Tabanao of the Philippines.[23]He served as the Ring Announcer for the Judgement Day Bout between Ghana's Bukom Banku and Ayittey Powers, which was telecast on DSTV Super Sports to over 30 African Countries.[24] Nathaniel also served as the MC for the grand opening of the Bukom Boxing Arena of the Trust Sports Emporium.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joy FM'S Nathaniel Attoh finds love". Ghana-photos.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  2. ^ "I would love to host the VGMA's again – Nathaniel Attoh - News in Ghana". Quicknewsgh.com. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  3. ^ "XCLUSIV FOTOS: Nathaniel Attoh Marries A Lawyer! | General Entertainment". Peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  4. ^ "PHOTOS: Sport Journalist Nathaniel Attoh grabs a wife". GhanaGist.Com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Nathaniel Attoh To Hosts Rhythms On Da Runway | GhHeadlines Total News Total Information". Ghheadlines.com. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  6. ^ Ghana, Think. "Star broadcaster and emcee Nathaniel Attoh a.k.a. Citizen Attoh's nomination for Saturday's Glitz Style Awards in the Most Stylish Radio Personality Category is no big surprise and he could end up picking the award at the colourful event at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel." Think.com.gh. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Nathaniel Attoh up for Glitz Africa Most Stylish Radio personality award". Myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  8. ^ Bada, Gbenga. "Ghanaian actress' booty causes stir at 2015 VGMAs". Pulse.com.gh. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  9. ^ "Giovani, Nathaniel Attoh, Lexis Bill cover November edition of EventGuide Magazine". Enewsgh.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  10. ^ "Nathaniel Attoh: your emcee for the show". Graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  11. ^ "Nathaniel Attoh And Wife Welcome Baby Girl". Ghanacelebrities.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  12. ^ a b "VGMAs 2015: Just In. Joy Fm's Nathaniel Attoh & Joselyn Dumas To Host VGMAs 2015, Dj Black & Funny Face return". Thebigtriceonline.com. 2015-04-11. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  13. ^ "Nathaniel Attoh & Naa Ashorkor to host tonight's EMYs". MyJoyOnline.com. 2016-06-18. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  14. ^ Guide, Daily (2013-05-23). "Gyan, Nyantakyi Support Guinness Football Challenge Contestants". Modernghana.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  15. ^ Daily Guide Africa (2013-03-29). "Joy FM's Nathaniel Attoh To Hosts Rhythms On Da Runway". Newsghana.com.gh. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  16. ^ "Nathaniel Attoh To Hosts Rhythms On Da Runway - GhanaVision - Online News and Information Portal for Ghanaians In Diaspora". Ghanavisions.com. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  17. ^ Ike, Quojo (2013-05-17). "Yvonne Nelson And Benny Blanco Join Miss Universe Ghana 2013 Judges". Ghana Film Industry. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  18. ^ "PHOTOS: African fashion heads gather in Accra for Rhythms on DA Runway". Kasapa102.5FM. 2017-04-03. Retrieved 2018-05-25. 
  19. ^ "Videos/Photos: Mama Zimbi, Lexis Bill, Nat Attoh dazzle at 'Rhythms On The Runway'". 2017-04-02. Retrieved 2018-05-25. 
  20. ^ "Radio, TV personality awards - Nominees list out". Modernghana.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  21. ^ "Final List Of Radio & Television Personality Awards Nominees Out". Peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  22. ^ "Full list of Nominees for 2016 Radio and Television Personality Awards – DailyViewGh". Dailyviewgh.com. 2016-09-16. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  23. ^ "Isaac Dogboe wins WBC featherweight title". 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2018-05-25. 
  24. ^ "Live Update: Bukom Banku wins judgement day bout". Myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  25. ^ "Video: Nathaniel Attoh's perfect intro at Bukom Boxing Arena opening". Myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 

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