Amina was unveiled as the new host of the Trend last Friday
Larry Madowo, the former host of the show took to his Instagram account to congratulate Amina Abdi Rabar for taking up the Trend.
“I'm so stoked to welcome @amina_kenya as the new host of @thetrendlive. I've known her for a long, long time and I'm so proud of her. She and the team will do great things, trust me” Reads Larry Madowo’s message
Larry’s message elicited mixed reactions among viewers the trend with many telling him, that despite him being overwhelmed by Amina’s presence on the Trend, she will never match his energy.
“Yes she looks good on it. But she can never replace you completely. I'll miss you on the trend. It’s sad;!” commented one social media user
“Oh no! Without you the trend is gonna be boring... Did you really have to!!?”
“Woow! Karibu sana my crush. Was wondering where she went after k24. Karibu a milli!!”
"Miss you Larry on the trend,one thing that I have to say is 'amekushinda kudance tu
"The trend is like #deadOnArrival!!!no hype no psych basically the show should just end to avoid losses.
"I think ..... #Trend imedie.... Jst wunt b the same...inakaa itabore... Afadhali shiku...nikama Friday briefing bila betty kyalo ..BT anyways let amina try her luck...BT am sure ratings zitaenda down
Despite the few disagreements on Amina taking over the trend, another lot of fans, have already fallen in love with her energy and they believe she was the right person to replace Larry.
“Someone tell Amina where she goes I will go her people will be my people #Trend will be lit
“Someone tell Amina where she goes I will go her people will be my people #Trend will be lit”
The sassy presenter first show was at the new Nairobi University Chandaria auditorium in front of a live audience.
According to NTV’s head of television Justus Tharoa, they wanted Amina to have a feel good welcome as she joined the team. “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.” ‘ said Justus Tharoa,
The Trend’ has since June been hosted by former Nation FM presenter Ciru Muriuki, Hot 96’s Cindi Ogana, Capital FM’s Anita Nderu, funnyman Dr King’ori and Njambi Koikai.
Mr Tharoa added that they settled on Amina a new fresh air of breath in 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.
Before Landing at Nation Media Group, Amina was the Host of K24 Alfajiri alongside Ian Wafula.