Thursday, June 9, 2011
The New Face Of Morning Radio - Lexis Alejandro Bill
Alejandro, his middle name as far as the show is concerned, Lexis Bill is the host of the morning show, Daybreak Hitz on Accra based Hitz 103.7FM.
With a deep baritone voice, Lexis Bill comes across as a very intelligent and sassy presenter. How he manages to tie incidents and happenings to his program is evident of his intelligence. His Facebook updates especially during his show are what caught my attention. Listening to him and actually paying attention made me fall in love with his style of presentation and again with his intelligence.
Named Louis Sakyiamah at birth, he got the name Lexis Bill by coincidence. It was merely a nickname his mates referred him with. It does not have any particular meaning and the Alejandro is his adopted name. Its origins, as far as Lexis Bill is concerned is from Lady Gaga’s song of the same title. Anytime I see his name (Sakyiamah Louis) on Facebook, it reminds me of WAEC, the West African Examinations Council. Why? Because just like most examinations, you write a WAEC exam with your surname first. (Personally, I feel people who write their surnames first simply love academic examinations and must have written a lot of them)
The Legon PRESECAN went to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for his undergraduate studies. He holds a degree in Social Sciences, with a major in Human Resource Management. While at Tech, he was a presenter at the campus based Focus Fm where he won the Best Presenter Award one time. This was his very first stint with radio. He later got employed by Kapital Radio. Realizing his love affair with radio might be more than just a flirt, he undertook a radio programming course with Blacksoft Developers Ghana. Upon completion and a few more months with Kapital Radio, he got employed by another Garden City based radio station, Radio Xtacy as the Programs Manager, doubling as a presenter as well. He has no family in Kumasi.
Currently a part of the Multimedia Group on the Hitz FM franchise, the self admitted shy presenter is gradually gaining a lot of popularity in the capital. His show is basically a musical program which promises and is actually different from the mainly political radio we unfortunately have here. There are different segments on the show with the “Let’s Get Talking” segment discussing varied issues with listener participation through phone calls, texts and Facebook. As part of his job, he does emceeing for some of the station’s outdoor events. He emcees on other platforms as well.
His Programs Manager, Ahuma Bosco Ocansey sees Lexis Bill as still opening up to his potential and believes he has a very bright future ahead. He describes him as being obedient and loves his openness to criticisms.
Anyone interested in gyms and body building as well as basketball can get a partner in Lexis Alejandro Bill.
Catch him on Hitz Fm on the 103.7 dial, Mondays to Fridays from 6am to 10am. If he makes you laugh and you happen to call or send him a message on Facebook, just say “wa blasti” or “Lexis you blast”. . .that will be your automatic acceptance into his ever growing fan base.