Ghanaian media personality and mental health advocate Abena Korkor has stated that she was shocked to the bone after she was fired from Media General – the parent company of TV3 for showing off flesh in one of her social media videos
Abena Korkor posted a taunting video of herself on her Instagram page which drew a lot of backlashes resulting in TV3 taking her off her show dubbed “Ladies Circle” which features Berla Mundi, Anita Akuffo, Crystal After and Dr Vanessa Aseye Atikpui.
Abena Korkor has been battling with bipolar disorder for a while now and anytime she experiences a relapse, she starts behaving strangely. She’ll either post nude videos and photos of herself or start crying excessively. This has made a lot of people believe she needs to be admitted to a mental institution as soon as possible before things escalate.
Speaking on how she dealt with her sacking from Tv3, Abena Korkor said this;
“It came as a shock to me because I wasn’t doing anything bad to affect them. If my lingerie photoshoot was used for a proposal, why do they have issues with the same lingerie I shot videos with? I was encouraging other women to embrace their stretch marks. They were not being straightforward with me. I really cried. I have healed from it.”
She initially said the copy promised to reinstate her after she was taken off air, but disclosed on the Delay Show what exactly happened.
According to the media personality, the company told her that some of their brands had issues with the videos and pictures.
“From the initial dialogue, I realised it wasn’t because of my videos because my December lingerie photoshoot was used for proposals for a shoot by Media General. They said it wasn’t my videos but later on, they said some brands had issues with my videos and pictures.”
She added that the company did not directly terminate the contract they had with her.
“They didn’t say they’ve terminated my contract. From conversations, they said they were preparing a new contract and I’ve been waiting for over a month. I started working on a contract basis and I continued working with them after it expired. That’s how I see it.”