TV host and radio presenter, Delores Frimpong-Manso, has told NEWS-ONE she has a burning desire for success that would make her one of the top female entrepreneurs on the African continent.
‘My desire to be a success story surpasses my fear of death, my own happiness and my hope for peace. I am hungry for success and that hunger is eating me up. It is an uphill task with hurdles to jump over,’ Delores, also known as Delay, noted.
When asked to define the type of success she was talking about, Delores said ‘it is not wise to share the details of your inner dreams because it makes your battles tougher.’
‘I am not talking just about money because money in itself is an insatiable thing. I am talking about clear targets. Like Dangote, Adenike Ogunlesi, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, I want to own my own manufacturing industries with factories, employing thousands of people, and making a meaningful impact,’ she explained.
Delores said she disagreed with persons who would describe her current state as a success story considering the fact that she hosts a mid-morning radio programme, owns a company that is producing two television programmes that are doing very well and is making quite a fortune from her Delay Mackerel, aside her boutiques.
‘ Let us not confuse fame with success. Fame is just when more people know you. It is not really useful unless you use that fame to touch people in a very positive way and become a blessing to others. That is what really makes the difference else you have a useless fame. So I have the fame now and I am working towards attaining success but I am not there yet, ‘ she added.
NEWS-ONE asked Delores if she has plans to marry anytime soon and whether that would not slow down her ‘journey to success.’
‘If I meet a man who I can fall in love with and we can help each other achieve our dreams, I would be fine with marriage. Indeed, that is the ultimate aim of most women who enter into marriage. But I am not in a hurry to marry just for the sake of carrying someone’s name. But I am careful in talking about marriage because we live in a part of the world where it is a sensitive topic for unmarried women to discuss,’ Delores noted and continued:
‘All I am saying is that if I was in a hurry to marry, I would have accepted the marriage proposals that came my way. But sometimes, you know within you that if you say ‘yes’, you would be divorcing in a few years after the ceremony. I would marry but I am not in a rush or desperate about it now.’
She noted further: ‘every level I reach in life has been met with very major challenges; and the bigger I grow, the bigger the challenges. I have sailed through the hard times without a man in my life and my philosophy has been simple: every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So I just soldier on despite the attempts to pull me down and negative energy from people who think I am over stepping the limits they have set for me.’