The biggest news of the week is probably that Kenyans already know that Jalang’o is waiting to be announced as the guy who has replaced Andrew Kibe on the Kiss100 breakfast show with Kamene Goro called What the fact or is it Wake the fact up?
All this was following the revelation Andy Kibe was no longer going to be on the show following the Radio Africa Limited owned radio stations decision not to continue working with him and the fact that Jalang’o claimed he had met the company’s CEO Patrick Quarcoo.
Kenyans who are usually quick to look for easy explanations and shortcuts assumed that Jalang’o had a hand to play in Kiss100’s decision to let Andrew Kibe go as if they were not willing to acknowledge the hard work Jalang’o has put into his brand and building a following.
And now the latest narrative online is that Jalang’o will not be able to work with Kamene Goro because they speak to different audiences. It is almost as if Kenyans either think of Jalang’o as a dumb guy or they do not have the intelligence to retain the memory of the fact that Jalas worked with Jeff Koinange. And not only did they work together, Jalang’o made it work. As a result, that team succeeded.
And this one fact is such an interesting fact because we have to remember that for Jalang’o, working with a guy who is the scion of Kenya’s upper echelon, a guy who at one point worked with CNN, one of the biggest news agencies in the world, a guy whose reality is so far removed from most Kenyans, a guy whose sense of humour is from a generation three times older than Heavy J’s and you realize Jalang’o can probably work with anyone.
Look at the cast of people Heavy J has worked with during his tenure on radio. From Caroline Mutoko to Alex Mwakideu and Jeff Koinange and you cannot honestly claim you cannot see Jalang’o making it work with Kamene Goro, a woman who is closer to his age and days.
Actually, I would argue that the only better match would be for Jalang’o to work with either one of the Radio Jambo morning presenters Gidi or Ghost or for him to work with Andrew Kibe.
January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023