In an interesting turn of events, comedian Vincent Muasya better known by his stage name Chipukeezy will not be joining Radio Maisha.
The former Kiss FM presenter had been tipped to fill Jalango’s shoes at the Standard Media Group station. The comedian’s new assignment had even been confirmed by both parties just last week on March 5.
Chipukeezy was set to team up with the veteran Alex Mwakideu for the morning show – “Maisha Asubuhi.”
He took to social media to break the exciting news, saying; “Yeeeeees New assignment Alex Mwakideo na chipukeezy kila asubuhi kwenye MAISHA ASUBUHI itakua NDiAMBO SANA alex_mwakideu Niko njiani bro nikitoka hapa kwa Trump Tupatane Hewani this Wednesday..Wahenga wakale walisema chamkufuu Huu has na hakila huu ni kigeugeu #Backonair#Mungupekee#Onmyway.”
But one week later, the comedian has revealed that he won’t be part of the new look Radio Maisha.
While making the announcement last night, Chipukeezy cited unforeseen circumstances.
“Hey guys. Due to unforeseen circumstances I will not be joining RADIO MAISHA Breakfast show as earlier advertised and anticipated ..I However want to take this opportunity to say thank you to STANDARD MEDIA GROUP and the RADIO Maisha Team for this wonderful opportunity,” wrote Chipukeezy.
We, however, understand that he may have been forced to turn down Radio Maisha because of his upcoming TV project- “The Chipukeezy Show”.
While details are still scanty, the show is expected to air on Ebru TV. We presume this must be why Chipukeezy turned down Radio Maisha as it presents a conflict of interest between the two media houses.
According to Eric Omondi, they have waited two years to have the show on television.
He made the announcement on the gram, posting: “I’ve waited 2 years for this day??… Kenyan TV will never be the same again?… The Chipukeezy show is here!!!”
Chipukeezy also advertised the show on social media last night without giving details.