Media personality Captain Godsbrain Blessed Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart, has today announced his departure from Onua TV after 2 years.
While revealing his exit, Captain Smart lauded himself for the good work done for a biennium.
He acknowledged that Onua TV needed a revival and during his stay with Media General, he was able to ensure he did just that. According to him, the baton needs to be passed on to someone now.
“My speed is always supersonic. It is always supersonic. I am a fixer. I fix. I make sure the dead will rise. I always make sure, that what is spoilt, the station that is dead and nothing can be done about it, that is when I bring it up. So thank you all Ghanaians. We have done enough. Someone should come and continue,” he said.
In June 2021, Captain Smart resigned from Accra-based Angel FM following his suspension from Angel FM for consistently chastising Akufo-Addo.
Upon his arrival, Captain Smart presented shows on both Onua FM and Onua TV and introduced his firebrand presenting.
Some comments landed him trouble, but regardless, they drew traffic for the radio and television station.
Recently, the National Media Commission (NMC) issued a final warning to Onua Radio/TV and Captain Smart over an inciteful broadcast.
In a press statement dated Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the NMC said that Captain Smart had directly insulted the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and other Commanders of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) as “beasts” during a recent broadcast.
The NMC further stated that Captain Smart had claimed that these officers embezzled monies meant for soldiers on peacekeeping operations, but had offered no evidence to support his claims.
The NMC described the broadcast as “dangerous” and “unprofessional.” It also noted that it had warned Onua Radio/TV about promoting violence against the state in December 2022, but that the station had not taken steps to address the issue.
The NMC gave Onua Radio/TV and Captain Smart until November 19, 2023, to:
– Withdraw the insults and apologize to the CDS and his commanders
– Apologize to the Ghanaian public for the use of vulgar language
– Put in measures to stop the dangerous behaviour of the station and improve the station’s capacity for regulatory compliance