Vlogger Maureen Waititu lands new TV Job


Bahati, Diana Marua and Maureen Waititu. Vlogger Maureen Waititu lands new TV Job

Vlogger Maureen Waititu has secured a new job as the host of a new show dubbed “Minji Minji” set to premiere on Rembo TV, a StarTimes channel that was launched on Monday.

Through her social media pages, Ms Waititu mentioned that her new show will tell stories of remarkable mum's in the society, touching on mental health, self-esteem among other things.

“Guys, I am so happy to share with you marvelous news and a prayer answered! This is my short story. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamt of hosting a TV show that makes a difference. And the opportunity finally came via @rembo__tv a station with content specifically targeting women, but men are always welcome!

“I’ll be happily hosting remarkable mums, who’ve made unthinkable sacrifices in the name of motherhood. The icing on the cake is that I’ll be giving them a makeover as they share their mind-blowing experiences. This will be a platform where they’ll share their unique stories touching on mental health, self-esteem, among other things and I'll remind them that, no matter the difficulties they've gone through, moms can be girls too, yaani, Minji Minji! We go on air on the 5th of August,” wrote Maureen Waititu.

Rembo TV launched

On Monday, StarTimes Media (Chinese pay TV company) launched Rembo TV, a channel aimed at accommodating more local content in Kenya. Reports indicate that the company has injected Sh200 million ($1.9 million) in the new TV station.

The entertainment channel will focus mainly on reality television shows, targeting female audiences, with a language policy comprising of 60 percent Swahili, 30 percent English and 10 percent vernacular.

Rembo TV will be available across three East African countries, namely Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Guests at the launch

The launch was graced by KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua, Communication Authority of Kenya boss Francis Wangusi, Kenya Film Commission CEO Timothy Owase among others.

Speaking during the launch,Mutua said “Television continues to be a strong medium through which information, entertainment and education is pushed across diverse audiences. I am therefore impressed to see the introduction of a channel specifically targeting female audiences,"

StarTimes CEO Andy Wang pointed out that they have already partnered with over 30 Kenyan content developers, who will steer the success of the new station.


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