The Kenyan radio industry has seen rapid growth in the past few years. There are several personalities who’ve made the radio industry what it is today. They’re a force to reckon with.
These superstars brighten our mornings during weekdays as they discuss various topics ranging from relationships, current affairs to trending topics.
The radio pairs are giving their TV counterparts a run for their money and are listened to nationwide because radio is more affordable compared to TV.
From industry’s heavyweights Maina and King’ang’i to MCA Tricky and Billy Maisha, here are the top Kenyan radio pairs:
1. Maina Kageni and Mwalimu King’ang’i – Classic FM
The duo is a great match. Their show is the most listened to by urbanites. The show targets 35-year-olds and above. Its major discussions are relationship-based.
2. Jeff Koinange and Professor Hamo – Hot 96
They are giving their counterparts a run for their money. Barely two years after they were introduced to radio, the duo’s show trends almost daily on social media. From life touching to inspiring stories, their show is different from the rest. They trend often under the hashtag #JeffandHamo.
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3. Jalas and Mwakideu – Milele FM
They are arguably the best radio pair after Maina and King’ang’i. The pair is known for their mastery of the Swahili language. They worked together at Radio Maisha for quite a while, before moving to their new station.
4. Maqbul Mohammed and Amina Abdi Rabar – Capital FM
Their show rules the airwaves as well. They are just a perfect radio pair. Maqbul is also an actor.
5. MCA Tricky and Billy – Maisha
The pair have not been left behind. They trend daily thanks to comedian Tricky’s contribution. They trend under hashtag #BillynaTricky
6. Gidi and Ghost – Radio Jambo
Their chemistry is great. Their conversations are full of humour. Just like most breakfast shows, their show is often about reconciling failed marriages. Their popular show Patanisho is among the most listened to shows across the country.
7. Kamene Goro and Andrew Kibe – NRG
The newbies on the block. They’re online and target the mature audience.
8. Inspekta Mwala and Vincent Ateya – Radio Citizen
Inspekta Mwala, whose real name is Davis Mwambili is among the multi-talented comedians milking money in the media industry. He hosts Jambo Kenya on Citizen TV alongside veteran journalist Vincent Ateya.
9. Mogaka and Joseph Marwa – Qwetu Radio
The station was launched recently and is the fastest rising. Comedian Mogaka aka Choirmaster teams up with Marwa for the breakfast show which runs from 5 am -10 am.