Anita Nderu responds to claims that she used dishonest means to bag ‘Hits Not Homework’ job

People really complained when she got that job.

Anita (Instagram)

When Anita Nderu was announced as one of the hosts of the ‘Hits Not Homework’ show in January 2018 there was of grumbling on social media.

This is because Capital FM had invited many people to audition for that position only for Anita a Capital FM employee to be announced as a host. So some people felt that Capital had taken Kenyans for a ride when they already had a host in mind. Others complained that Anita had not gotten the job honestly as she was one of the judges in the talent search.

Anita has now spoken on that issue that had her trolled for days.

“I was at the gym when I was called into a meeting at the office. I had no idea what it was about. The communication I was given was that I had been moved from the News department effective the end of that week and appointed as a co-host on ‘Hits not Homework,” she told True Love Magazine.

She then went on to explain that she was a judge in only one stage but she didn’t think she would be picked as a co-host as she had not even applied for the gig. In addition, she wasn’t involved in picking out any of the winners.

“The same way any employee of any organization can be informed by their boss that their department has been changed is what happened to me,” she explained.


Months after the ‘Hits not Homework’ drama played out on social media, Anita started battling depression. A phase that lasted for months and at some point, she considered taking her life.

 “I cried myself to sleep and cried every morning, my eyes were always puffy. I would RSVP yes to events, hire gowns etc then not go cause I did not want to be around people plus my eyes were puffy and I didn’t want to answer all the are you okay questions. The people who caused all this, still sleep soundly at night, I don't get how but they do. To each their demons right? Above all even the one night I cried so much I contemplated killing myself, guys I wanted to blow my brains out, I remember only @dunn_can thought I wasn't okay that night when he saw me. I asked myself, are they worth it? No. God has a plan, he always does just hang in there boo,” Anita disclosed in an Instagram post in February.


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