Who is Arnold Asamoah Baidoo?
Arnold Asamoah Baidoo is a Ghanaian entertainment journalist, critic, pundit, Media Consultant, and Aviation Safety Inspector.
Arnold is a showbiz critic who normally clashes with Ghanaian ‘celebrities’, with his remarks bruising their egos.
Arnold’s recent clash, which made him popular, was with the African Dancehall King, Shatta Wale on UTV’s United Showbiz.
He has well over 15 years of experience in the field of entertainment journalism in Ghana.
He has worked for entertainment news papers such as P&P, Weekly Fylla, and Razz where he was the Editor-in-Chief.
Arnold is a PR expert or Communication specialist who helps companies increase brand awareness.
As an Aviation Safety Inspector, he works at the Personnel Licensing Office of the Safety Regulation Department of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
He is also the CEO of Arn-Berrie Group — a company which specializes in Communication/PR services, transport services, and merchandising.
Arnold has, for a long time, been a pundit on various radio and television entertainment talk shows, including Entertainment Review on Peace FM, GhanaWeb TV’s Bloggers’ Forum, among others.
He currently sits as a panel member, alongside controversial personalities like A Plus and Bulldog (now BullGod) with Nana Ama McBrown as the host of United Showbiz, which airs on UTV this and every Saturday at 9:00PM GMT.
He also managed razzonline.com and now owns and manages entertainmentgh.com.
- Who is Arnold Asamoah Baidoo?
- Early Life
- Senior High School, University
- Work, Career
- Arnold Asamoah Baidoo clashes with Shatta Wale
- MENZGOLD SAGA: Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, Bulldog Arrested Over Zylofon Media Cars
- Net Worth
Arnold Asamoah Baidoo celebrates his birthday on every December 26th. He was born on December 26th, 1983.
The Aviation Expert is currently 39 years old and will be 40 years come December this year, 2023.
Arnold Asamoah Baidoo was born to Elder Kwame Asamoah Baidoo and Mrs Asamoah Baidoo in Asankragua in the Western Region of Ghana.
His mother was a Deaconess whilst his father was a presiding elder at the Church of Pentecost.
He was born and raised in Asankragua in Wasa Amenfi West, Western Region, Ghana.
Arnold’s grandma, Maame Pomaa, helped in raising him at Boode3, Asankragua, as a kid.
He moved with his parents to Accra, where they (his parents) were working at the time.
The entertainment critic comes from the Wasa Tribe in the Western Region of Ghana.
Both his mum and dad are 100% Wasa indigenes.
Arnold Asamoah Baidoo hails from Borde3, Wassa Amenfi in the Western Region of Ghana.
Senior High School, University
Arnold Asamoah Baidoo began his primary education from John Teye Memorial School in Accra, Ghana.
He went to Ghana National College in Cape Coast, Central Region of Ghana.
From 2001 – 2005, Arnold graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) – Biology/Biological Science from the University of Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana.
From 2008 – 2010, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo went to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi for his Master’s Degree in Environmental Science.
On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Nana Ama Ampadu Tenkorang.
Arnold’s wife, who is now known as Mrs. Asamoah Baidoo, is a Media Executive at Carat Media — a media buying and advertising agency.
The colourful wedding ceremony took place at the Church of Pentecost Grace English Assembly, Nungua Nshorna in Accra.
The ceremony was witnessed by close friends and family members of the couple, several Arts Writers, Musicians, Radio Presenters.
In attendance were ‘celebrities’ such as OJ, Sup. Kofi Sarpong, Gifty Osei, Joyce Blessing, Mark Okraku Mantey, Socrate Safo, Whitney Boakyi-Mensah, George Quaye, Agyeman Prempeh of Rainbow Radio, among others.
Arnold Asamoah Baidoo and his wife Nana Ama have been blessed with three children.
From February, 2007 to present, Arnold has been working as a professional Aviation Safety Inspector at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
He is stationed at the Personnel Licensing Office of the Safety Regulation Department of Ghana Civil Aviation.
He has over a decade experience of licensing and validation of flight crew such as Pilots, Flight Engineers, Cabin Crew, Air Traffic Controllers, etc.
He also has vast experience and expertise in the certification of Aviation Training Schools both locally and internationally.
Since 2006 to present, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has been working as a PR/Communication Specialist at Arn-Berrie Group, which consists of various departments such as Arn-Berrie Communications, Arn-Berrie Transport, and Arn-Berrie Merchandise.
From 2006-2, he served as a board member of the Academy of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, and also a member of the editorial team for Music Awards Magazine.
From 2016 to date, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo has been the Online Managing Editor for his own entertainment website: Entertainmentgh.com.
He is responsible for On-Page SEO, undertaking keyword optimization, backlinking, meta data optimization, website analytics, creation of blog editorial calendear, website monetization, and paid media.
From 2006 to present, he has been a Freelance Columnist for Graphic Showbiz (Graphic Communications), writing thought-provoking articles on all subjects relating to entertainment.
From 2015 to 2016, he served as a Member of the Board of GN Bank Awards, planning the main event, nominating artistes and categorizing the various categories of the awards.
Also, from 2015 to 2016, Arnold was the Communications Director or official mouthpiece for Radio & Television Personality Awards.
From September 2006 to February 2007, Arnold in undertaking his mandatory National Service at the Ghana Airport, served as Commercial Officer collecting and collating of fuel data. He was also in charge of commercials/advertisement at the Airport, and handing of video/commercial shoots at the Airport.
In 2018, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo joined Zylofon Media as a PR expert for Zylofon Music and NAM mission.
Arnold Asamoah Baidoo clashes with Shatta Wale
In a previous edition — Saturday, June 5th, 2021 — of the United Showbiz program on UTV, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo described Shatta Wale as the most inconsistent and confused Ghanaian artiste after the latter (Shatta wale) had done a Youtube live video of his “State Of The Industry Address” to Ghanaians.
In the following edition — Saturday, June 12th, 2021 — of the United Showbiz program, the invited guest, Shatta Wale, who already seemed angered by Arnold’s previous comment about him (Shatta) as the most inconsistent artiste, burst out and started ranting about Arnold being a poor journalist, not owning a house, and even wearing GHc2.50 sneakers.
The GHc2.50 sneakers rant by Shatta Wale trended for days on social media, especially Twitter.
According to the African Dancehall King, he couldn’t see why a poor entertainment journalist like Arnold could have the impudence to criticize him for doing the “The State of The Industry Address” which to him, was to address the challenges facing the Ghana music industry.
MENZGOLD SAGA: Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, Bulldog Arrested Over Zylofon Media Cars
In January, 2019, both Arnold Asamoah Baidoo, the then Public Relations Officer of Zylofon Music, and Hanson Nana Asiamah aka Bulldog, the then Artiste and Repertoire Manager of Zylofon Music, were arrested by the East Legon Police for allegedly keeping Zyolofon Media properties.
This was confirmed by Samuel Atuobi Baah, the Communications Manager of Zylofon Media but stopped short of disclosing the charges leveled against them.
The arrest of the two happened as a result of a court order the Economic and Organized Crime Office(EOCO) had secured to go ahead in freezing all the properties, including Zylofon FM and vehicles, which belonged to the embattled CEO, Nana Appiah Mensah aka NAM1 of the gold firm, Menzgold Ghana Limited.
In a statement signed and issued by the Head of Public Affairs of EOCO, Jacqueline Avotri, all employees of the affected company relatives and friends in possession of any of the said properties are to surrender them to the EOCO headquarters or its regional offices.
The statement further called on the general public to assist EOCO by giving out relevant information that would help retrieve all the vehicles and properties of Menzgold.
Based on the number of jobs Arnold Asamoah Baidoo does, he has an estimated net worth of $300,000 USD.
When Arnold Asamoah Baidoo and Shatta Wale clashed on UTV’s June 12th, 2021, edition of the United Showbiz program, the African Dancehall King labeled the former (Arnold) as a poor journalist who had not built a house and yet, had the effrontery to criticize him (Shatta) as inconsistent and confused Ghanaian artiste.
Feeling challenged by Shatta Wale’s remarks, the entertainment critic later revealed in an interview that he has his own place and not living in a rented apartment.
“I won’t let Shatta Wale subject me to any form of pressure. I’m not doing badly in life. I’m not in a rented apartment. I have my own place. For someone like me who has been working at the civil aviation for over ten years and I’ve been doing entertainment alongside, just use your discretion and see. I’m good,” Arnold revealed.
The Entertainment critic has yet to show publicly the number of cars he personally owns.
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com