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John Essien
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🏳️ NationalityGhanaian
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John Essien is a Ghanaian broadcast journalist with Focus FM. He is currently the news editor of the official radio station of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.[1]

Life and career[edit]

John Essien was born to John Essien and Gladys Nkrumah and hails from Bremang in the Ashanti region of Ghana. He is the fourth among six siblings.[2] John Essien began his media career in 2016 in Kumasi when he joined a campus-based radio station, Focus FM, while at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.[3][4] He rose through the ranks from a journalist, News anchor, talk show host, and eventually became the News editor of the station.[5] John Essien later joined Class FM as the Ashanti regional correspondent in 2018.[6][7][8]


National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS KNUST), best student journalist of the year, 2018[9][10]

KNUST Eminence Awards, Outstanding Student Journalist of the year, 2019[11][12]


  1. (5 February 2020). "John Essien Advises student journalists to protect the image of KNUST". Raw Gist. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  2. Osei, Jennifer (11 September 2019). "Focus FM's John Essien receives overwhelming love on his birthday". Inter News Network. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  3. "AKOFENA: Debaters across Africa arrive in KNUST for 2019 PAUDC". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  4. Alexander (20 September 2019). "KNUST SRC to embark on tree planting exercise on campus". Thriller News GH. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  5. "John Essien appointed news editor of Focus FM". Focus Fm. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  6. Retrieved 4 April 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. Anokye, Elvis. "Kumasi Floods: Death toll rises to 7". The World's Biggest Pride. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  8. "KNUST opens summer school – lorlornyofm | A Subsidiary of ViDoF Company Limited". Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  9. (24 April 2018). "John Essien wins 2018 Best Student Journalist at NUGS-KNUST Excellence Awards". Raw Gist. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  10. kampustoday. "Winners of The 2018 KNUST-NUGS Excellence Awards | Kampustoday". Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  11. Essien, John. "John Essien is KNUST Eminence Awards Outstanding Student Journalist of the year". Retrieved 4 April 2020. External link in |website= (help)
  12. "KNUST Eminence Awards Winners List". Retrieved 4 April 2020.

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