Kanze Dena Explains What Cemented Friendship With Lulu Hassan [VIDEO]

  • Citizen TV presenter Lulu Hassan and Statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena. The two had been friends since 2013 when they both worked at Citizen TV. File
  • Before TV power couple Lulu Hassan and Rashid Abdalla were paired up on Citizen TV, there was another inseparable duo, Statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena and Lulu.

    The two were not only colleagues but bosom friends and the journey of their friendship as explained by Kanze was an unexpected one.

    In a January 9, 2018 Parents magazine video, Kanze disclosed that their friendship like most began on social media.

    Lulu Hassan and Kanze Dena during their final bulletin together in June 10 2018. The two geot emotional on live TV as they bid each other goodbye.
    Lulu Hassan and Kanze Dena during their final bulletin together on June 10, 2018.

    "We used to chat on Facebook, for about a year and we met during her son's first birthday," she disclosed.

    The two later got to work together at Citizen TV however, one trying moment while in the studio sealed their friendship.

    "We were covering elections and since presenting at that time required one to ad-lib, we went into the studio with no script and we were forced to come up with stories to keep their viewers glued," Kanze recounted.

    She went on to explain that she noticed Lulu completed her sentences perfectly like she could read her mind and vice versa.

    The two would go on to co-host Citizen TV's weekend Swahili bulletin, Nipashe Wikendi, for five years growing their relationship beyond the newsroom.

    On June 10, 2018, Kanze Dena landed her unprecedented State House job and in her final broadcast emotionally bid her friend goodbye and was later replaced by Lulu's husband, Rashid Abdallah.

    Lulu Hassan and her husband Rashid Abdallah having a light moment in studio on
    Lulu Hassan and her husband Rashid Abdallah having a light moment in Citizen TV studios. Rashid joined Citizen shortly after Kanze Dena left on June 10, 2018.