First, because I know how guys can get, this is not an accusatory piece about either Kamene Goro or Andrew Kibe. This is simply a look at what type of friendships you should expect with your work colleagues or your peers within whichever industry you’re in but largely entertainment. Now that that’s out of the way, allow me to proceed.
Watch: Kamene Goro and Jalang’o tear each other apart over Frankie Just Gym It and Maureen Waititu’s broken relationship
A few months ago, I argued out my opinion that Kamene Goro and Jalang’o teaming up against Xtiandela was proof that the previously indomitable trio of Andrew Kibe, Kamene Goro and Xtiandela had unravelled as soon as the pair of gentlemen had been shown the door at Kiss 100 FM. And when the first opportunity presented itself, Jalang’o and Kamene Goro took a shot at Xtiandela.
At the time, Xtiandela was hosting his Covid show in IG and had just invited Shakilla on who had made some bombastic allegations, claiming she had slept with the likes of Victor Wanyama among other celebrities. It was later revealed that she had been lying through her teeth as she was just making up lies for hype and clout.
From there, Jalang’o and Kamene Goro hosted the little girl on Jalang’o’s YouTube show and they just threw Xtiandela under the bus to pass themselves off as saints who are out to liberate young girls. This was the first sign that these so-called entertainment friends are not exactly friends.
Last year, I was talking to a friend of mine who said something rather insightful. We were talking about friendships and he pointed out that the best friends we make in life are those we make in childhood. After that, the next tier of best friends we make are those we make during times of sheer adversity -when we both face the same adversity and overcome it. But the friends we make in adulthood are largely acquaintances and the problem with us is that we confuse these for real friends. Take Kamene Goro and Andrew kibe as an example.
The pair were supposedly real down friends. they had come up together at NRG Radio and when they were moved over to Kiss100, they both faced legal action instituted against them by Kevin Mullei. They then were set to take over urban morning radio. Kamene Goro however, was forced to split from Andrew Kibe when he was let go by Radio Africa Group, the parent company of Kiss100. When that happened, there was nothing Kamene could do as the company isn’t hers nor her father’s. And most likely, Andrew kibe had done something that put him in the company’s crosshairs.
But when Andrew Kibe revealed that he had survived a crazy 2020 that saw him suffer financially following his sacking and the Covid19 pandemic, I found myself wondering where his friends were. Where was Xtiandela and where was Kamene Goro? When he opened up about his struggles, Kibe did not mention any of them reaching out to him to offer something as impactful as a shoulder to lean on.
This if anything should tell you that entertainers are simply strange bedfellows whose loyalties are fleeting at best and merely to their bottom line more often than not. And plan accordingly. Knowing is doing and while knowledge isn’t power, the disparity of knowledge is. So now that you know, use this information wisely. What I will say however, is that it was a dope thing seeing Kamene Goro admit she and Andrew Kibe are no longer close.