Atakora Collins was born at kukuom in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. He is the first child of his parents and comes from a family of eight. He went to kumasi high school for his secondary education and proceeded to All stars media college from 2011 to 2012. He is currently a diploma student of Ghana Institute of Journalism reading Diploma in Communication studies.
He had a one year working experience with J life fm as a sports producer and worked with First TV as a producer for ‘Sports Eye Show’ for three month in 2013. He later joined Capital TV in 2014 as a sports journalist and news reporter. He has been the anchor for day break sports on Capital TV morning show.
"It’s really a difficult task to merge schooling and working, but when you know what you want in life one needs to work harder for it. Sometimes you need to satisfy both but at a point in time you have to forgo one," he added.
He aspires to be an international acclaimed journalist and also has the aim to work with BBC in the future. He said "I really enjoy my profession because it's my passion and I feel am fulfilling my dreams. It was my dream to become a journalist at the primary level and am glad I made it."
His philosophy in life is to live life they way you want it and not how someone sees it.
“Perseverance keeps me going; I never rest until I get what I want.”
So you now know the jovial and hardworking students nickname "CODINKY" whose favorite quote reads "THE GREATEST MISTAKE IN A MAN'S LIFE IS TO MARRY A WRONG WOMAN."
HAYFORD MARIA JENNIFER