“I was shady and broke.” Hot Capital F.M presenter admits as she reveals how dating her boss changed her life

DJ John and Amina Abdi are one of the most admirable couples around, but unlike their fairy tales, it wasn’t love at first sight.


“I had just started working there when we met. John never talked to people much; he never spoke a word to me. Maybe it’s because how I dressed. I was shady and broke. I feared him really. He was very strict with work.” She said during a True Love Magazine interview.

When they went to Mombasa with DJ John and DJ Hassan, they got to talking and clicked as Hassan sizzled the crowd on the decks. Thankfully, DJ John did not ‘blue-tick’ her once they got back to Nairobi he was much warmer than before the Mombasa trip and had broken down the wall he had put up.

A year after their Mombasa encounter, DJ John finally asked her out on a date. Ready to impress, DJ John took her to the posh Ole Serani hotel but Amina did not wolf down the food she just took a cup of tea, something which was a bit strange to DJ john who encouraged her to eat more. But she didn’t and for good reason.

“I had only tea because I firmly believe that you should only eat what you can afford to pay for.” She told the Magazine.

But after the date, they didn’t jump into dating as she didn’t want to be typecast as ‘that girl’ who got up the ladder due to her relationship with her boss. Plus she wasn’t sure if DJ john was in for the long haul or whether it was just a fleeting fling.

But she finally let him in 2012 and that is when things started looking up for her as DJ John pushed her to greater heights by encouraging her to pursue her dreams and to conquer bigger jobs. The fact that he was also experienced in the industry changed her life as his guidance improved her career and saved her from falling into the same mistakes as her predecessors.

His guidance paid off as she is now one of the most sought after MCEEs; she is also a reputable radio presenter and hosts K24’s ‘Alfajiri’ show.


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