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Story So Far: How Dr UN ‘Scammed’ Sarkodie, Captain Smart And Other Notable Ghanaian Officials In Fake Awards Scheme

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The mad rush for undeserved awards and recognition by some media personalities, entertainers as well as public figures will cease in this country henceforth. Read on.

Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has been trolled on social media after he received a fake award at the 2020 Global Leadership Service to Humanity Awards organized by one Dr Kwame Owusu Fordjour.

Loud mouth radio presenter Captain Smart and other notable Ghanaian personalities were also honoured at this shadow award ceremony held on Friday 28th August, 2020 in Accra for their accomplishments in their various fields of endeavour.

The awardees including TV3’s Berla Mundi, musician D-Black and NPP’s Chairman Wontumi were presented with plaques of ‘UN Kofi Annan Excellence Awards’ which sought to draw a link between the scheme, the United Nations and late UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan.

Those who received the prestigious award shared the honour with their fans on social media, little did they know that the award scheme was fraud.

A Twitter user exposed Dr Kwame Owusu Fordjour now nicknamed Dr UN as a scammer who is hiding behind the UN and Kofi Annan Foundation brands to give fake awards to celebrities and public officials.


Speaking in his first media interview after the social media lampooning, Dr UN told JoyNews on Friday that his award scheme is genuine.

Defending the credibility of the award, he said in the interview closely monitored by that:


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