The local media industry has great potential. The on air personalities are something to write home about. We have new kids on the block who have brought a change in the media industry. Unlike the past where the media was known as a male dominated field, we have seen women join the industry and most of them are giving their counterparts a run for their money.
But despite having millions of talented journalists in this industry, not all work on radio and TV. It really takes a talented and creative individual with a voice for radio to make it on air. We have a few who have met the above requirements. They always brighten our days, bring laughter to our living rooms and keep us glued listening to radio making us feel like we are watching them live.
Well, from radio kings Maina Kageni and Mwalimu King’ang’i to Shix Kapyienga and Rapcha The Sayantist, here are the powerful radio media pairs in Kenya.
1. Maina Kageni and Mwalimu King’ang’i Classic breakfast show
Our mornings are no longer boring. Said to be the number 1 show on Kenyan radio, the #MainaandKing’ang’i show is one of the most top listened to breakfast shows on radio. Their show also targets the elite.
2. Jalango and Alex Mwakideu
This duo has an interesting bromance and radiochemistry. They host Radio Maisha breakfast show #AlexNaJalas. Mostly conducted in Swahili.
3. Mbusii na Lion
They are the hosts of the popular reggae show, Teke Teke on Radio Jambo. The youth and reggae lovers are their main target group.
4. Gidi And Ghost Patanisho
They are popularly known for the Patanisho morning show on Radio Jambo. Their main target is the common Kenyans especially those living in the ‘mashinani’ areas.
5. Awinja and Nyosh Gathu
They are the hosts of the Rhumba show on the newest radio station, Qwetu FM.
6. Shix Kapyienga and Rapcha The Sayantist
Popularly known by her street name Shix Kapienga, Wanjiku Karanja is an actress and a radio presenter at HOT 96. Her show, Dropzone is hosted together with Rapcha the Sayantist.