VLK, in 2016, set up a new media enterprise, Accra Free Press (AFP), which revived and relaunched the Accra Evening News — founded, in 1948, by Kwame Nkrumah, Prime Minister (1957-1960) and President of Ghana (1960-1966) — as an online news platform.

But VLK’s extensive career in media and public relations really began in earnest from October 2017, when he was employed as a columnist for the now defunct Enjoy magazine, a monthly lifestyle publication from 2005 to 2019. At the time, he authored a column, ‘Djokoto’s Diary’, which covered Ghanaian history, post-partisan politics and pop culture.

Prior to employment in print press, VLK had worked with Frangipani Books Ltd, for a few months, as a researcher in 2015. He notably compiled a comprehensive fact-sheet, as acknowledged in the publisher’s gratitude list, for a children’s book about the life and times of Ghanaian statesman, historian and lawyer, Dr. J. B. Danquah and his contribution to the changing face of Ghana. The book is titled: ‘Things Every Child Should Know About Dr. J. B. Danquah’.

In 2017, VLK founded the Pop Statesman — a free adult counter-culture magazine.

From August, 2018 up until January, 2021 Djokoto worked at the Class Media Group. He was an in-house political analyst on radio and television, for the Class 91.3 FM Executive Breakfast Show, Accra 100.5 FM, and C Television. He also produced a one-on-one weekly political program, broadcasted on Class 91.3 FM, dubbed ‘Straight Talk’. As a business executive for the Class Media Group, his duties spanned across corporate branding, public relations, and marketing for the Class Media Group.

VLK continued to write for the Class FM online news platform, and had three distinct columns, namely: Class Executive Breakfast Show Diaries, Straight Talk Journal, and Djokoto’s Diary. The Class Media Group is an Accra-based holding company which, at the time of his employment, had a portfolio of seven radio stations — Class FM, Accra FM, No. 1 FM, Kumasi FM, Taadi FM, Adehyee FM, Ho FM, Tamale FM — and C TV, a television station.

While at the Class Media Group, he took up an extra job, in June 2020 until January 2021, as an assistant producer, and court reporter, for Good Evening Ghana — an award-winning bi-weekly evening current affairs program, aired on Metropolitan Television.

In July 2020, V. L. K. Djokoto became Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Evening News, formerly managed by his elder brother, Tɛŋgɛ.

Shortly after this move, VLK, in August, joined the John Mahama 2020 campaign as a public relations specialist. He was the team-lead for communications at the office of the vice-presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress. On the campaign trail, VLK coordinated an in-house media team that consisted of photographers, videographers, graphic designers, researchers and writers. He also liaised closely with print, radio, television, and online journalists.

He has published articles in some of Ghana’s leading newspapers and online news sites, such as the Daily Graphic, The Mirror, Business & Financial Times, and the Ghana News Agency, amongst others.


Articles:

Business & Financial Times – May 9, 2022
Economic growth and environmental preservation should go hand-in-hand
Print  — Economic growth and environmental preservation should go hand-in-hand

Joy Online – March 9, 2022
Ghana is boiling

Business & Financial Times – February 23, 2021
Renaissance of Keta
Print  — Renaissance of Keta

Joy Online – November 16, 2020
A private conversation with Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings

The Daily Graphic – October 2, 2020
Voice of the silent majority

Ghana News Agency – September 17, 2020
From Sekondi with love

The Daily Graphic – September 16, 2020
The infectious charisma of Professor Opoku-Agyemang

Joy Online – July 27, 2020
Yes, she can: The Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang factor

Joy Online – June 30, 2020
Government on the ropes

Joy Online – June 28, 2020
Inside the Supreme Court

Joy Online – June 26, 2020
A highstreet clerk

Joy Online – May 29, 2020
Enlightenment, the Ghanaian dream and renaissance


Joy Online – May 26, 2020
Ghanaian politics has shifted to the centre-left


Citi Newsroom – May 25, 2020
Until the bones are rotten

Joy Online – May 20, 2020
Freemasonry: A Beautiful Society

Joy Online – May 19, 2020
Prince D. K. T. Djokoto: Aŋlɔ state royal, pioneer Ghanaian diplomat and judge

Joy Online – May 13, 2020
Pioneer African legal practitioners and a new social order

Citi Newsroom – May 7, 2020
Album review: Kpanlogo is a shrine of records

Joy Online – May 7, 2020
Komla Afeke Dumor was larger than life

Joy Online – April 27, 2020
Kwame Nkrumah’s secret society: The Circle

Joy Online – April 19, 2020
Tears for the homeless orphan child amid Covid-19 pandemic

Joy Online – April 17, 2020
Elites in the Gold Coast

Citi Newsroom – April 16, 2020
The lamentations of a citizen

Joy Online – April 14, 2020
Ghana deserves better leadership

Citi Newsroom – April 12, 2020
Through the rare view of the destitute

Joy Online – April 7, 2020
Anlɔ state military, secret service & diplomatic relations

Joy Online – April 5, 2020
Profile of courage: JDM and NDC’s COVID-19 Team

Business24 – April 3, 2020
Ghana deserves a bigger share of the US$100 billion chocolate industry

Joy Online – April 3, 2020
Nkrumah’s secret lover.

The Mirror – April 2, 2020
The youth, statecraft and a new political culture

Citi Newsroom – March 24, 2020
The pop culture coast

Joy Online – March 19, 2020
Djokoto’s Diary: Healthcare concerns and reform

Citi Newsroom – March 19, 2020
COVID-19 – a time for pragmatic leadership

Joy Online – March 16, 2020
Djokoto’s Diary: Time for Ghana’s medical staff and scientists to wage a war on coronavirus

Joy Online – May 17, 2019
Catholicism helps me serve better

Graphic Online – May 28, 2019
The Axis of the Youth & the Start-up Culture

Joy Online– November 14, 2019
The truth behind Ghanaian politics

Joy Online – April 19, 2019
79, 4th June

Graphic Online – March 27, 2019
World’s largest two wheel manufacturer partners with Trans-Sahara Industries to set up plant in Ghana

Modern Ghana – February 19, 2019
European Education and Christianisation in the Gold Coast (1529 – 1850)

Modern Ghana – February 11, 2019
Lifting up the spirits

Enjoy Magazine No. 135 – February, 2019
Print – ‘ Akpene Diata Hoggar’ Exclusive Q&A with Miss Universe Ghana 2018

Enjoy Magazine No. 132 – September/October 2018
The Axis of the Youth and the Start-up Republic

Enjoy Magazine No. 129 – May, 2018
Print – Asεsεgua and the pillars of a free Republic

Enjoy Magazine No. 128 – April, 2018
Print – Djokoto’s Diary: A Man About Town

Enjoy Magazine No. 127 – March, 2017
Print – Renaissance of Accra

Joyonline – November 3, 2018
Renaissance of Accra

Enjoy Magazine No. 125 – December, 2017
Print – Youthful Idealism, Calculated Pragmatism and Timeless Foresight

Enjoy Magazine No. 123 – October, 2017
Print – Education, the Ghanaian Dream and Renaissance

Enjoy Magazine No. 115 – December, 2016
Print – Challenge of the youth