Controversial and outspoken radio and television presenter, Afia Schwarzenegger has always been in the news for the wrong reasons and now she wants her fans to accept her for who she is.
In an interview with Showbiz last Friday, Afia said people should accept her for who she is because she would not change.
“This is who I am. Love me with my craziness. It is unfortunate I am in the news often for the wrong reasons but people were not all created the same way,” Afia said with laughter.
According to the mother of three, anyone who loves her for who she is, should be able to tolerate her perceived shortcomings because she is not a hypocrite.
To Afia, it is only hypocrites who pretend to be what they are not and since she is not one of them, she does what pleases her.
“I cannot stand hypocrisy and that is why I am who I am. I know some Ghanaians are not in support of what I do or my lifestyle but that is Afia for you. I cannot keep quiet if I feel there is something I need to straighten up,” she said.
Explaining further why she is often in the news for the wrong reasons, the radio and television presenter made it clear that it was because she could not tolerate any form of nonsense.
According to her, she had never regretted any ‘silly’ thing she ever did because she always knew the consequences.
Asked if her behaviour was a way to attract attention to herself to make her relevant in the showbiz circles, Afia who is planning to come back with her popular television series Kokooko on UTV, said she did not ever do anything to intentionally catch attention but only behaved according to the way she was created.
“Anyone who knows who I am since infancy will tell you how Afia is. This is how I am so it is either you accept me or not,” Afia noted.
Talking about her Kokooko show, Afia said the well-loved comedy programme would hit the screens again from Friday, September 4.
She said the show needed to be rebranded and that was why it went off air.