At 38, TV presenter and entrepreneur, Deloris Frimpong-Manso popularly known as Delay, isn’t doing badly for herself at all. Her Delay Show is in its 11th year and her products Delay Mackerel, Delay Tomato Paste and Delay Sardine are doing very well on the market.
However, it seems for many people, her success will be incomplete if she does not get married and she has to constantly deal with her fans asking when she is getting married.
In person and on social media, people keep telling her to get married but when Showbiz caught up with her at the Alisa Hotel last Thursday, Delay said she did not know when she would get married.
I’m a spontaneous, free-spirited person. I take my life as it comes, so I don’t put myself in that box saying I am getting married tomorrow,” was her answer.
The Delay Show is undoubtedly one of the most watched TV shows in the country and has stirred controversy while also giving the public more insight into their personalities’ lives. So how has she managed to sustain her show for a good 11 years?
“It’s the passion and the love I have for it. It’s not like a job for me. I just love it, that is why even when I am sick, I still have the urge to shoot. I used to have a passion for radio and I have transferred it to TV,” she said
Over the years, Delay has interviewed everyone who matters in the entertainment industry as well as those from other sectors such as religion and sports.
She told Showbiz her most difficult interview was with footballer, John Paintsil. “He gave me yes and no answers throughout. He was so guarded it wasn’t funny. It was a very difficult one for me,” she said.
For the show to survive this long, there must be something Delay is doing right or is it her guests? “It’s a two-way street. The celebrities contribute and I contribute and that is what has kept the show going,” she stated