In a Facebook post by renowned former broadcaster with TV3 and now, into Communications Consultancy, Gifty Osei-Boakye Bingley, shares a bitter personal experience, that has literally stolen the great taste of everyone's favourite "Kenkey" from her mouth. She writes that:
"One of the reasons why kenkey doesn’t appeal to me. In 2001 I did my internship at Vibe FM, a really cool crowd and I absolutely loved it there. There was another young lady also doing internship but she was not from GIJ. Her name was ....
I didn’t know Accra that much, I was raised in Obuasi. Some afternoons, the then CEO would get food from Wok Inn Chinese restaurant so we didn’t have to pay for lunch. One afternoon, this girl who had become my friend said there was a famous kenkey spot down there at Adabraka and that we should go and have lunch.
When we got there, that was the first time in my life that I had seen kenkey served with swag and very accessorized. Since I was new to it, she took the liberty to order and boy oh boy, she out did herself. There was chicken, fish, a can of Titus sardine... I kept thinking it’s only 2 of us so why is she buying all of that.
Even when we sat down and we were eating, she ordered fried eggs. I have never fancied having lots of fish, shrimps and meat on a plate, actually it puts me off. So half of the food was wasted. In those days, if you were eating at the venue, you didn’t have to pay upfront.
When we finished she then asked for the bill. When I heard how much it cost, my throat went dry and my fingers started to twitch. I can’t remember the exact bill but I vividly remember and have never forgotten that I had two pieces of the old 20,000 notes in my pocket and it was still not enough to cover the bill. She had asked for my wrist watch to deposit and guarantee that we would come back to pay.
Not sure how she negotiated because I was too pissed to pay attention and eventually we walked all the way back to work. We couldn’t even afford a taxi. That week I made up a story and called my mother to deposit more money into my Stan Chart account. She thought it was funny but after that I never went anywhere with her. Kenkey never tasted the same to me.
PS: I kept her name out because since that episode, I stayed far away from her.
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