Jalang'o meeting Obama
Jalang'o meeting Obama

Jalang’o had the opportunity to MC for President Obama when he visited last week. The popular radio presenter said the experience had been a dream come true.

Caroline Mutoko and Jalang'o while at Kiss FM
Caroline Mutoko and Jalang’o while at Kiss FM

He also stated that the gig had opened many doors for him. No mean feat considering, he was already at the top of his game as a comedian and a MC.

When I spoke to him recently he was very blunt about where he stacks up when one considers the entertainment industry.

Jalang'o
The consummate MC

I asked how it felt emceeing for Obama considering that there were other big comedians who would also have desired to do it?

He responded:

There are no big comedians in Kenya. There is only one big comedian in Kenya. 

Alex Mwakideu and Jalang'o
Alex Mwakideu and Jalang’o and guest

I asked him if he was referring to himself? He proudly said:

Who else?

He added:

Why are you telling me there are other comedians? Who are those ones?

I responded with a list that included Eric Omondi and Churchill. But he remained tight-lipped when I proffered those suggestions.

Jalang'o and Churchill
Chilling with Churchill

One question that I had to ask Jalang’o was whether he was leaving Hot 96? He replied:

Where I am I working? 

I responded by saying that he was still working at the station. But things seem to have changed since I did this interview last week. It has now emerged that the rumour mill was true despite his refusal to confirm or deny.

Inspekta Mwala
Inspekta Mwala wit Hot 96 presenters: Jeff Koinange and Jalang’o

He is still apparently heading to Milele FM. Will the “biggest comedian” in Kenya prove his mettle at the station when there? Time will tell.

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