Ghana’s faceless investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has set twitter alight with a question asking about his own identity.
Despite having lived and worked in Ghana all his life, Anas’ face has remain hidden over the years. He is on record to have described his anonymity as his most important weapon and his mantra has been to ‘name, shame and jail’ the bad guys.
Anas is the talk of town a he premiers hi latest documentary film on corruption in Ghana football. The said piece titled Number 12 premiers in the capital Accra on June 6.
Ahead of the highly anticipated release, a maverick lawmaker and media owner, has released purported photos of the hitherto publicly unknown journalist who has over the years worked on hard-hitting human rights and anti-corruption documentaries.
With the said releases, Anas asked followers on Twitter who they thought he really was. The hashtag ‘I am Anas,’ #IamAnas has raked varied responses as people post everything from the ridiculous to the impossible as their contribution, and for each tweet Anas’ handle retweets.
You've seen Anas before? 😂 where? Drop pictures of Anas if you have. Tag: #IamAnas
— Anas Aremeyaw Anas (@AnasgIobal) May 30, 2018
— Anas Aremeyaw Anas (@anasglobal) May 30, 2018
Below are some reactions:
— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) May 30, 2018
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) May 30, 2018
— #LIFE #21stCenturyYouth (@BlakOutFit) May 30, 2018
— Leila Djansi (@leilasparty) May 30, 2018
— Antwi-owusu Kenneth (@quabinna_1) May 30, 2018
— Pulse Ghana (@PulseGhana) May 30, 2018
— (((Jon Benjamin))) (@JonBenjamin19) May 30, 2018
Shout out to the politicians busily spreading what they believe are pictures of Anas!
The eggs you’ll have on your faces have been laid. #IamAnas
— get well soon, MO SALAH (@thenanaaba) May 30, 2018