The pain with most public figures, particularly those in showbiz is that they give you reasons to cheer up and stay alive by their entertaining performances; and all they get back is little or no recognition from their audience.
Such cold affection from the public can out-rightly kill one’s most honest passion of serving as an entertainment icon.
What about a unanimously resounding expression of love for one’s work as a showbiz personality?
Perhaps that was the case of award winning radio personality and host of Drive Time on A1 Radio 101.1 MHz, Lexis, when he received overwhelming love on the Sunset Drive Show last Friday.
Whilst hosting his regular show (Sunset Drive) on radio, Lexis opened the phone lines during the Drive Talk segment and called on his listeners to phone-in and express how much love they have for friends, relatives and loved ones.
The phone lines buzzed with calls from within and outside the Upper East Region; from both male and female audience of the FM station.
Shockingly however, all the callers took turns to express their deepest love for one person; Lexis, the show host.
Lasting over one and half hours, the phone-in segment was unabatedly dominated by voices communicating their unreserved affection for Lexis and the work he does.
Followers called into the show from Navrongo, Paga, Sandema, Bawku, Garu and Zebila all in the Upper East region as well as Tamale and Sefwi Wiawso in the Northern and Western regions respectively.
Their (callers) reactions and the tone behind their voices alone made it so obvious and evident that they were happy with the Lexis brand.
Ayisha said “Lexis I love you die. I love you from the bottom of my heart. Chop kiss.”
“Lexis, I have always admired you but never had the courage to tell, today the opportunity to do so is here, so Lexis I love you.” Another caller, Patricia expressed.
Concluding the show, DJ Lexis, as he is mostly called expressed gratitude to his followers for the love and support.
He went on to acknowledge the significant roles his fans have played in his journey and pledged not to disappoint them.
“I want to end my show by appreciating my listeners with a THANK YOU and that they should continue to support the Lexis brand and I promise not to disappoint them.” He said by way of signing out.
Known in real life as Ibrahim Aziz, Lexis has been the host of the Sunset Drive on A1 Radio for many years.
Undisputedly, he could be described as a “utility player” if he was a footballer; due to his ability to effectively handle any role given him at the Bolgatanga based radio station.
Gifted in diversity, Lexis has worked as onetime host of DayBreak Upper East; the station’s flagship program, work & happiness- the midmorning show, his own regular Drive-Time show as well as being a Newscaster among others roles.
He was award the Best Drive Time Host for Upper East Region at the just ended Foklex Media Awards in Accra this year.