Television and Radio personality, Berla Mundi known privately as Belinda Addardey has revealed how she rejected a sexual proposal for a television presenter job from a known media person.
The Live Fm’s ‘Touched Down’ presenter was close-mouthed about the media person who wanted to have sex with her, before granting her an opportunity to be on screens.
“I’ve never said this before, I have only told to my friends. When I finished Miss Malaika Ghana and this is not to say or speak against anyone. There was one particular person who was already in the media and he said, “I think you are good. Have you thought about TV? And I said yes. He said…Well I will get you on TV.
“I was excited because I was young and was looking for that opportunity. Along the way it was delaying, so I what’s like what happening… and he was like don’t worry when we are done in bed, I will teach you,” Berla Mundi told Andrew Tandoh Adote host of Tonight on Joy Prime.
According to her, though she was desperate to be a TV presenter after Miss Malaika contest, she never caved in to the sex demands of the popular media person.
“I was like okay, No, because that wasn’t what I expected. So, I withdrew from him and I told myself if this is what it is going to take for me to be on TV then I won’t do it, otherwise I will work hard and make sure that I will get to the top.”Berla Mundi said on Tonight show.
The Host of Rythyms on GHOne TV recounted how her parents didn’t want her to be on TV due to the traditional perception of how women on TV don’t necessarily live a chaste life.
“My parents weren’t too keen on me getting back on TV after Miss Malaika. The traditional perception of how they think that women on TV don’t necessarily live a chaste life and they think you have to sleep with someone to get to the top and the salary is not as great as working in the bank let’s say and so that was what my parents were more worried about.”
Belinda now has a foundation that mentors young women who are passionate about the media industry, guiding them on the necessary steps to take in pursuit of their ambitions.