It’s official. Veteran media personality Amina Abdi is the new host of NTV’s ‘The Trend.’ The sassy television and radio presenter was last Friday unveiled as the new host of the popular entertainment show.
Amina hosted her first show in front of a live audience at the new University of Nairobi Chandaria auditorium.
Since Larry Madowo’s exit in June, the show has been without a permanent host with the likes of Ciru Muriuki, Cindy Ogana, Anita Nderu, Njambi Koikai, Dr Kingori, and others holding down the fort.
Former Nation FM presenter Ciru Muriuki also recently left ‘The Trend’ and hosted her last show just a week before Amina’s unveiling.
With Amina’s arrival, the show has also been revamped with new segments and according to NTV’s Head of TV, the Capital FM presenter is exactly what the Friday night show needs.
Asked why they settled on her? He said; “Amina presents a new fresh air of breath in the entertainment and she has a 360 degree understanding of the entertainment industry. She is the new face of entertainment, from TV, radio to emcing and that is what NTV was looking for.”
He added: “We wanted her to feel welcome and that is why we unveiled her at a concert and not at our studios, but from next week she will be hosting the show right here in the studios.”
Amina is vastly experienced having hosted radio shows and two other television shows. She has been hosting the popular radio show, Hits not Homework at Capital FM for the past five years.
Until her new job at Nation Media Group, Amina had been hosting K24’s morning show Alfajiri for two years.
She is also an experienced emcee, voice-over artist, and a singer.
The mother of one is married to Homeboyz Radio CEO DJ John Rabar.