Today October 30, Maina Kageni was in studio longer than usual in order to raise 10 Million shillings needed to support the Kenyatta National Hospital Children’s cancer ward, who are in need of specialised equipment used in treating needy children.
The urgently needed equipment includes Chemo Ports, Infusion Pumps and Chemo Chairs all valued at 10 million shillings. Alongside buying the equipment, the money raised will be used to give 350 families NHIF cover for one year which will help ease their financial burden.
Well the good news is in , as at this afternoon he had raised 20.2 Million shillings towards the cause under the hashtag #mainas10millionmission. We would like to thank everyone who participated and we appreciate whatever amount that you contributed.
Success comes from hard work, patience, commitment, determination and other things. Most successful people do what others are afraid to do and go the extra mile to get what they want.
Here is a list of some of the successful men in the Kenyan entertainment scene.
Larry Madowo is a broadcast journalist, writer, blogger, and describes himself as a technology evangelist.
He is currently Online and Technology Editor and News Anchor at NTV Kenya. He hosts a popular Friday night show #theTrend and NTV Weekend Edition.
His journey to success started at his home Siaya Barding village, he wanted to become a priest initially, then later a lawyer. But he ended up a journalist instead.
At one time, he had to work as a sales man in a supermarket to help pay for his education.
After high school he joined Daystar University after which he joined KTN and worked for 3 years before he moved to NTV where he is currently.
Adrian Wasika DJ Adrian began deejaying as a hobby in 1996 waiting his turn on the turntables when his deejay friend and business partner Pinye was playing.
A good friend of his had bought turn tables but then went out of the country for studies and entrusted his equipment with him. Adrian then used the opportunity to better his skills and start off what would be a budding career.
He started off playing at house parties for friends, birthdays and at local clubs and slowly built a reputation for himself. He later joined Capital FM in 2001 after winning a contest and landed his own show.
He is one of the most accomplished entertainers in Kenya with a career spanning over 13 years. He also owns a DJ academy that nurtures new talent. He still has six shows on Capital FM
Mzee Jalang’o Mwenyewe – Born Felix Odiwour but commonly known to the masses as Jalang’o is one man who is the perfect example of success from rags to riches. Born and raised in Kisumu, Jalang’o had his early primary education up until class 8, after which he dropped out due to lack of school fees.
If you have ever attended any of the events where he is the MC or seen interviews he has done, he acknowledges his humble beginnings and says that he is a graduate from the school of hard knocks. He has lived in various slums and has trecked to Nairobi’s industrial area to seek employment.
He fell in love with acting and would often visit the Kenya National Theatre to try out various roles. It is here that his talent was discovered and together with his friend Kazungu Matano were handed roles on Citizen TV’s Papa Shirandula.
His comic side seemed to open doors for him as he was later involved in various TV ads. With no college or university degree Jalang’o has become one of the highest paid MC /Event organisers in Kenya and is currently the C.E.O of Arena Media. He also hosts the show Jalango with the money on KTN.
Maina Kageni the king of radio has a career spanning over ten years. His first brush with the media life was while he was still a student at Laiser Hill Academy where he was called by Catherine Kasavuli to do a screen test for KTN. He didn’t get the opportunity to work on TV but lady luck seemed to be on his side.
His career on radio started off at Capital Fm in the late 90’s where he worked for three months. He then moved on to Nation FM in 2000 where he worked for a year and a half before joining Kiss FM.
He then later moved on to Classic 105 where he still is years on. Besides radio he is an MC and business man with interests in real estate.
Classic 105 morning presenter Maina Kageni is appalled that people have created a mountain out of a molehill simply because he stated that well known Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan who happens to be dating bongo artiste Diamond is 41 years old.
According to Maina, the matter is of no consequence.
“I don’t know who Zari is personally , all I know is that she is 41 years old and is dating Diamond and so what’s the issue if I say that?” he said when probed on the matter.
A number of Zari’s fans were up in arms after Maina mentioned Zari’s age soon after playing a song by Diamond during his Morning show.
Zari claims that she is 34 years old and proud of it, but many people and mostly bloggers from her home country Uganda vow that she is well over 40, and Maina agrees with them.
“I can understand why Zari and some of her fans would be up in arms over the remarks, but the fact remains that most women hide their real age, I just don’t quite understand the logic behind hiding one’s age. I mean aren’t all humans supposed to age at some point in their lives? So where is the shame in that?” Maina wondered.
Maina is adamant that he will not give in to demands for him to apologises for his remarks. “Why should I? My apology will do nothing for her age” he said.
Below are some tweets between Zari and her fans on the matter.