Baba Sadiq: 3 Media Network is mine
SADIQ Abdulai Abu popularly known as Baba Sadiq says his resignation as the CEO of 3 Media Networks, organisers of 3 Music Awards should not give room to speculation that he is not the founder of the company.
In a phone conversation with Graphic Showbiz today, September 30, Baba Sadiq pointed out that stepping down from his management role as the CEO of a company he founded was a normal practice in corporate governance.
“In the last five years since 3 Music Network was established, I have been at the helm of affairs as the founder and CEO. Stepping down as the CEO doesn’t mean I’m not the founder. I resigned because I need to move on to other things.
“I have this principle that I need to make an impact wherever I find myself and I believe that I have made a great impact at 3 Music Network. I’m still with the company but not in managerial role and there’s nothing wrong with that.
“The fact that you are a founder doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be part of management or have managerial roles,” Baba Sadiq said.
In the early hours of today, Baba Sadiq posted: “Today is officially my last working day as the CEO/MD of 3Media Networks (3Music TV) an organisation I founded in 2017 and had the rare privilege to lead for 5 years. The time has come to extend my quest for excellence and remarkable experience to other sectors of society,” he stated.
In a statement accompanying the announcement of his resignation, he mentioned that he has always lived by the principle to make impact wherever he finds himself and was glad to have made significant strides in the entertainment industry in Ghana and Africa.
“In all of my nearly 17 years of professional life in the Ghanaian and African media and entertainment industry, I have always lived by the creed that my work and life should ultimately benefit my industry, community and country and if later on in my life I am called upon by my people and country to serve in whatever capacity, I will not turn my back on them. I believe the time has come for me to extend my quest for excellence and remarkable experience in the media industry to other sectors of society”, the statement noted.
Baba Sadiq has been linked to vacant Accra Hearts of Oak CEO job and a move into politics to contest the Okaikoi Central seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
When asked about his political ambitions, he told Graphic Showbiz that it was still early days to confirm his next move. However, politics should not be ruled out of his future endeavours.
“I will be announcing my next engagement but I can’t rule out politics. When the calls for my people to represent them gets intense, I will heed to it,” he said.