Kartelo Lands First Radio Job

  • Fast-rising Kenyan comedian, Nick Chege alias Kartelo, has landed his first radio job.

    In a Facebook post by former Churchill Show comedian and TV personality, Vincent Mwasia Mutua alias Chipukeezy, Kartelo will be hosting Bangaiza Reloaded at Milele FM from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday alongside presenter, Chris Da Bass.

    Chipukeezy congratulated Kartelo on his new role, terming it as a major achievement.

    Netizens went forward to congratulate Kartelo;

    Alex Kamau wrote “I still remember when Caroline (Mutoko) gave you (Chipukeezy) your shot on radio. It’s awesome that you are doing good things for others too.”

    Benjamin Njuguna commented, “Congrats to Kartelo may he keep going further with no limits.”

    David O Pengele added “Wow!! See what God can do. Thanks Chipukeezy for not giving up on this dude!”

    In October 2019, Kartelo and Chipukeezy announced their return to TV with a show on TV47 after moving from Ebru TV.

    The duo left Ebru TV in August 2019, after a spat between them and the station's management.

    Chipukeezy indicated that the management intended to push away Kartelo from the Chipukeezy Show, an idea that he did not embrace.

    “I received an email from Ebru TV asking me to terminate my agreement and collaboration with Kartelo on my show.

    "They say they are a bit concerned that the show has become a bit ghetto because of the many youths (upcoming musicians and comedians) on the show,” wrote Chipukeezy on Instagram.

    Chipukeezy also indicated that he would not agree to an idea of changing the format of the show and therefore, his decision to quit.

    “They requested that we try and change the format a little bit. Maybe interview more politicians and a few corporate executives.

    “For as much as I respect their request or rather decision, I would like to categorically state that I feel my calling and mission could just be the exact opposite,” added Chipukeezy.

    However, Ebru TV refuted the claims, arguing that it had no problem with Kartelo as alleged by Chipukeezy.

    “We need to clarify that Kartelo was not an employee of Ebru Television and he was not in the payroll either. The only official agreement that the station had with Kartelo is on a census campaign.

    "The honorary agreement with Chipukeezy availed the opportunity for Kartelo to be a regular guest on his show as well as relied solely and full-on their ability to leverage their performances on TV, as well as online platforms and help promote Ebru and its partnerships, which are vital to Ebru’s growth and sustainability,” read a press release from Ebru TV.