Deloris Frimpong Wins The Overall Award As The Most Outstanding Woman At GOWA 2020

Deloris Frimpong Manso

Popular media character Deloris Frimpong Manso, who is broadly known as ‘Delay’ has won the principal award at the 3rd Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA) recently held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra-Ghana.

The public speaker and business person beat entertainers Nana Ama McBrown, Joselyn Dumas, Margaret Afriyie, and Cynthia Yeboah to the highest honor.

The Award ceremony which is a direct initiative to honour and Award women gaining noteworthy ground and impacts in their different fields, was all around attended by performers, and other prominent characters in the public eye.

Delay who consistently inspires women, was cheerful and lowered by the honor given her, and this is what she had to say during her acceptance speech:

“This is the biggest, Woman of the Year, that’s big. I’m overwhelmed and humbled and challenged and inspired at the same time,” she said.

“There is saying that to whom much is given much is expected, it means that I have been tasked to do more to push myself and keep inspiring women that it doesn’t matter where you are coming from, your looks, it doesn’t matter your educational background.

“Because as a university dropout and look at where I am today? I am the woman of the year and I am dedicating this award to women in all industries”.

The award was Delay’s second of the night. She had before received the Outstanding Woman TV Personality for her TV program, the ‘Delay Show’ which has been running on TV since 2008.

She further stated:

“From being homeless to being the owner of houses, from not knowing what to eat to being a businesswoman and having a company that supplies food to Ghanaians. It’s a miracle, it’s only God. I will like to dedicate this award to my sister and the blessed memory of my mother”.

During the first edition of GOWA in 2018, Afia Pokua, presently with Despite Media, won the definitive award, with style fashioner Velma Owusu-Bempah picking the highest prize.

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Delay is a business person, television and radio show host, producer, public speaker and Women’s Advocate in Ghana, who started her broadcasting career as a Presenter at the age of 17 in 1999.

The 38 year old has since been in the media space and furthermore owns several businesses in Ghana. In 2018, she received the Women Empowerment Award at the 3G Awards in New York, in acknowledgment of her women’s liberation and advocating the course of women in the public arena.

She was also first on Pulse Gh list of five most innovative celebrities in the country in 2017. In 2019, she was made one of the Ambassadors for iYES at the fifth edition of iYES launched in Accra, Ghana.

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