After 14 years as a presenter at Kiss FM, Shaffie Weru has joined Homeboyz Radio as the programmes controller. Homeboyz is owned by the Radio Africa Group which also owns Kiss 100, East FM and Radio Jambo.
Shaffie Weru joins Homeboyz radio
This comes after weeks of being away from radio.
His comeback comes amid reports that he and Adelle Onyango had been fired from Kiss 100 with Andrew Kibe and Kamene Goro taking their place.
Speaking on Up close with Betty earlier, the father of four said that this has been the longest time he has been away from radio because he was on leave.
Shaffie Weru went on to assure his fans that he would be back on radio in about two weeks, bringing to a stop speculations that he had been fired by Radio Africa Group.
“If anybody lost their job today, it’s not something I would celebrate. I just went for my daughter’s graduation in the United States. It’s a lot of money alafu niland hapa nipate nimechujwa. All I can tell haters, all I can tell the guys who think that I don't have a job is that ni sawa. Mbaki tu mkifikiria hivyo. I posted something on IG the other day, I told them (fans), guys just chill. This is the longest I have not been on radio because I have been on leave. Actually, leave yangu inaisha leo. So moving forward in the next couple of days maximum two weeks, I’ll be back on radio,” said Shaffie Weru.
Somoina joins Homeboyz Radio
Shaffie is the latest addition to the Homeboyz helm. About two weeks ago Capital Group’s Managing Director Somoina Kimojino moved to Homeboyz Radio where she will serve in the role of Managing Director.
In her new role, Somoina is ‘tasked with doubling the listenership of Homeboyz Radio amongst Kenya’s millennials, drive the station’s events business, build brand partnerships and deliver significant profitability for the business.’
“Somoina is one of the most respected executives in the media industry in the region, and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and networks in the radio and events business. We are excited about her joining the business to take Homeboyz Radio to leadership in Kenya and the region,” said Myke Rabar, HBR’s board chairman.
Accepting her new role, Kimojino said, “I am excited to take Homeboyz Radio to the next level. I am focused on making it the leading truly integrated next-generation radio, online and event business in Africa. We will deliver a new and exciting platform for our listeners and deliver information and entertainment that truly transforms their lives.”
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