Comedian Felix Odiwuor, popularly known as Jalang’o, is set to make his debut on Hot 96 in the first week of May.
According to reports, the funny man will be hosting the daily breakfast show, dubbed ‘Hot 96 Breakfast’, alongside popular media personality Jeff Koinange.
Royal Media Services, the parent company for Hot 96, has been running promos of the show on social media and by the look of things, it’s going to be one of a kind.
Jalang’o, who was recently named as Kenya’s most popular radio personality in a survey carried out by Consumer Insight, is expected to maintain his comical approach when tackling listener’s problems, while Koinange will have a somewhat sober perspective.
It is hoped that the two, who have both gained a loyal following over the years, will attract more listeners and bring a fresh breath of air to the station. They are also expected to capture the urban youth, who have been avoiding the station for one reason or another, by discussing topics relevant to them.
Before his move to Hot 96, some media outlets reported that Jalang’o had signed a deal to work with the campaign teams of Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and that of Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o.
The comic further fuelled the rumour after putting up a post on his social media pages that seemed to imply he was joining the murky political arena immediately after he resigned from Radio Maisha. But as it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth.
Here’s the promo: