Richard Dela Sky’s Successful Journey From A Sprawling Village To The English Bar

Richard Dela Sky

From a humble beginning as a head porter in Denu in the Volta Region, Richard Dela Sky has risen to be one of the distinguished personalities in the country.

Previously a staff of The Statesman Newspaper, Richard Dela Skyofficially joined Citi FM in January 2006 as a reporter and rosed through the ranks to be one of the iconic voices you cannot afford to miss on the radio.

An Old Boy of Three Town Senior High School (THREESEC) and Manifold Tutorial College, he holds a first degree in Economics from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

He graduated with a First Class Honours in LLB from the University of Buckingham in 2020 and was selected as one of the beneficiaries for the 2020/2021 Chevening scholarship to study for the award of LLM Bar Vocational Studies at the City University of London and was adjudged the best performance in the LLM Examinations by the City University of London.

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The son of Madam Esther Dzaka, a petty trader based in Adafienu, Richard Dela Sky, the guy with the “big head” has made it to the English Parliament, a feat he achieved by dint of hard work.

Born in a sprawling village in the Volta Region about 200km southeast of Accra, the journey to stardom was not rosy as it came through some rocky paths.

Richard Dela Sky himself puts it better and explicitly by saying: “I grew up herding goats in a sprawling village about 200km south-east of Ghana’s capital. …Later on, in my adolescent life, I spent the better part of the late 1990s working as a porter at a Local Market, almost an impossible distance from the influential microphones of Ghana’s very respected Citi 97.3 FM…”

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You might have given up on your dreams because there is no helper and probably because of poverty but do not despair as Richard has words of encouragement and hope for you.

“If you can, please show this to a self-doubting son or daughter to (maybe) inspire him/her to work harder and smarter to reach greater heights. And when someone tells you that it is not possible for poor and or black village boys/girls, who are presently attending deprived early schools, to take on the rest of the world and compete at the highest level, please humbly rebuff him or her. With dedicated, hard, and smart work backed by God’s grace and favour, it is POSSIBLE to excel!…”

To the Guardian Angels, do not give up on the poor and needy as you might be helping an entire generation. The holy Bible sums it all in “there is more blessing in giving than receiving” in Acts 20:35. To our “big men” in society, kindly read his post below to be inspired and motivated to help the poor and needy you may come across.

In all humility, I know because I am a living witness, just like some other remarkable African students before me. And where you find a brilliant but needy student struggling to pay his or her fees, offer a helping hand (if you can) just like other guardian angels have done for me and others. Sometimes, all it takes is a quick phone call to someone who has the means to help. Please do it today and help create a ‘living human inspiration’ tomorrow. And, if you are a student who is about to leave for studies outside Ghana, one of the very first things you MUST do is to make every effort to have tea, coffee, or breakfast with a fine brain like Kojo Anan Ankomah just before you fly out. This post is/was inspired by the very touching and powerful messages I have received over the last few days. Thank God for His Mercies and Grace… And thank you for your support, prayers, and well wishes.

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