Jeff Koinange Explains How He Mistakenly Got His Unique Accent [VIDEO]

  • One distinct thing that sets Wednesday prime time apart from the rest is the bold, engaging and immensely unique voice of Citizen TV anchor, Jeff Koinange.

    What many people do know, however, is the fact that Koinange did not always possess that authoritative accent that he has and that he got it by mistake.

    While appearing on Churchill Show in September 2017, the eloquent anchor explained that he acquired the voice while working as a flight attendant.

    He was still in his 20s at the time and the first day on the job, he impressed with his announcement on the aircraft so much that his seniors advised him to take his voice seriously. 

    "How did you just start talking like that Jeff?" posed Daniel Ndambuki.

    "By mistake. Completely by mistake. I got a job with Pan Am (World Airways), I used to work as a flight attendant and when I was on the aircraft, most of you have heard (the announcer).

    "I was 20 years old, they (then) said, 'Listen, kid, go to school. One day you are going to get a lot of money with that voice.' That was it," he answered amid cheers.

    He further narrated that he took up the opportunity and that was how the famous expensive voice driving the Jeff Koinange brand was born.

    While appearing on the show, the anchor also expressed his love for his mother country Kenya explaining that every time he touched down at the JKIA, he felt at home.

    At the time, he was living and working in Johannesburg, South Africa.