Mabelle Prior is an award-winning Switzerland and Ghanaian Broadcast journalist. Founder of Switzerland Most Beautiful and author of Beyond Race. Married to Denis Prior and have two children, Delase Ephraïm, and Lina Prior, who is a Hollywood award-winning kid actress.
1. How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey?
I applied for the job when there was a vacancy, and I was selected. So I started working at the Volta Regional branch of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation – GBC Volta Star Radio in the early 90ies. I later left for Switzerland, where I worked at Radio Canal3, I later left them to create my own organization – Switzerland Most Beautiful.
2. Who are your role models?
My parents: my Mum Mrs. Irene Asase Dagadzi, founder of Doctor Asase Memorial Children’s Home, and my Dad Doctor Felix Dagadzi of blessed memories who was the Head of Médecin Scolaire in Togo. They remain my everlasting models. And of course, my grandma Adadzawa Dede Felicia who was always there for us when my parents were working hard to provide our needs.
3. What inspires you?
Apart from my family, my amazing sisters Serwah, Dorcas, Shine, and their family, who are amazing people with beautiful hearts. They love helping people. Too many people are suffering in the world because of hunger, sickness, and poverty, While others have everything and living extremely grand lives. There are enough resources to give a healthy living for everyone on earth. It shocks me that there is still so much suffering on earth. So yes, no other person inspires me apart from my family and myself.
4. What’s your most memorable experience?
One of my memorable experience is when I was booked to host a music festival in Ho sports stadium in Ghana in the year 2000 in the presence of 10000 people, the main musician didn’t turn up, and I was nearly killed by the angry public, it was a complete mob throwing things at me on the stage. I was frightened, I thought It was the end of my life. Luckily enough, the Mayor of the city, the District Chief Executive Captain George Nfodjo, who happens to be my uncle, sent soldiers and security men to come and protect me and take me away from the crowd. It was an experience I will never forget.
5. Which social media channels work best for promoting your work?
I’m more present on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook because I know most of the people that follow me, and it’s more trustworthy. It’s also a larger and one of the best social media platforms. Instagram because we reach the younger generations.
6. What’s your greatest fear?
No fears, I’m optimistic.
7. Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
I wish I understood life the way I understand it now.
8. What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
My success strategy is staying Consistent and resilient.
9. What keeps you going when things get tough?
When things get tough, I don’t give up, because I must keep going, my family needs me.
10. Any message for our readers.
My message to the readers is stay safe, stay alive, and keep reading.
11. How can people connect with you?
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