Churchill Comedian Butita Quits NTV's The Trend

  • File image of comedian Eddy Butita
    File image of comedian Eddy Butita
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  • Comedian Eddie Butita who gained popularity from the Churchill Show on Friday, September 18, announced his departure from the NTV's The Trend.

    Taking to his social media, the funny man added that he was grateful for having been part of the show for the past five years.

    He acknowledged the host of the Show Amina Abdi as well as the rest of the panelists on The Trend for their support during his time on TV.

    Comedian Eddie Butita announced his departure from NTV's The Trend show on September 18, 2020.
    Comedian Eddie Butita announced his departure from NTV's The Trend show on September 18, 2020.

    "It has been five years on The Trend. It all started with just one appearance and it became a permanent job.

    "I would like to thank Amina Abdi and the panelist team for being more than colleagues. Our time together was worth it. I learned, laughed and changed a lot that I was able to," he stated.

    Butita explained that his decision was influenced by his desire to give a chance to upcoming talent to get an opportunity to grow and shine in the space.

    He also gave credit to the show's previous host BBC's Larry Madowo who included him on the show's panel where he used to comment together with media personalities Anita Nderu and Ciru Muriuki.

    "Special thanks to NTV for the opportunity. We are still together in this journey. Thank you Larry Madowo for believing in me and giving me the first chance to be on the show, the rest was history," the comedian added.

    The show's lineup has had some changes with Amina Abdi taking over the show in 2017 after Larry Madowo left the station.

    Butita added that he had a lot in store for his fans and that he was just getting started on his career in comedy.

    The comedian has performed at Kenya's most popular shows including Laugh Festival, Churchill Show, Churchill Raw, Night of a Thousand Laughs, Kenya's Biggest Laughs, The Hot Seat, Kenya Kona Comedy, Crazy Monday Comedy Night, Nescafe Red Sensation Party, 3D Comedy, and Kids Festival.

    He is also a content creator and is the CEO of his own company, Stage Presence Media.

    Comedian Eddie Butita, Media personalities Anita Nderu, Larry Madowo and Ciru Muriuki.
    Comedian Eddie Butita Left) with media personalities Anita Nderu, Larry Madowo and Ciru Muriuki.
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