Willis Raburu reminisces about working with Joey Muthengi (exclusive)

Willis Raburu is one of the most dynamic men in the entertainment industry. The man not only hosts a show on radio but also anchors on T.V and hosts the popular television show, 10 over 10.

I recently spoke to the man after pregnancy rumours were spread about his wife. The journalist refused to either deny nor confirm whether his wife was pregnant.

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The host with his wife

But he was more open about another aspect of his life, his career. I asked him whether he missed working with Joey Muthengi his co-host on 10 over 10?

He touches my soul-Willis Raburu’s wife writes touching poem about him

His response was that he did. He then went on to list many positive characteristics about his former colleague, saying,

Joey has an amazing work ethic. She takes her job very seriously in terms of research. Basically I am a guy of winging it, I am a spontaneous guy but Joey will not only research but also go deep into stuff. Even after the show she will stay on to make sure that things are o.k. We had good chemistry.

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Willis Raburu with Joey Muthengi in a past event

I also asked him which drugs he was taking to be able to do all the shows he does in one day? Willis who is bubbly hilariously responded that it was the Holy Spirit who gave him the energy, and I believe him.

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Willis on 10 over 10

The man also admitted that he sleeps for 4-5 hours a day. He said that the punishing schedule does take a toll on him after some time and that he has to take time away from the office to decompress and rest. ‘The first 3 days when I am on leave I switch everything off and just sleep. I also meditate for about an hour,’ Willis confided.

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Willis Raburu on stage

He confessed that his best way of relaxing was to Netflix and chill.

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He touches my soul-Willis Raburu’s wife writes touching poem about him

Willis Raburu is one of the most hard-working and energetic of the television personalities that we have on screen. The man not only anchors the news on Citizen T.V but also hosts the teens show 10 over 10.

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Willis on 10 over 10

What he also has is a wonderful support system, in his beautiful wife, Marya Prude.

The two have been married for two years.

In that time I will admit something incredibly rare, that we in the media haven’t reported even one single scandal about them!

Aren’t you too old? Willis Raburu defends hosting teen show 10 over 10

Marya Prude recently shared an image of herself on her Instagram page.

In the photo, she was rocking a baggy red hoody. The photo has caused some rumours to swirl which I will not mention in this esteemed site but her poem about Willis is what touched me.

The host with his wife
The host with his wife

Even poet laureate Dennis Itumbi would be envious of the prose and the inflection in her wonderful message.

Read it below;

I have never met a man that I wanted to be his wife
And then he came along, it’s so natural to make a life
‘Cause he’s a perfect compliment, ’cause I’m a boss in my world
But when we’re together, he just makes me feel like his girl
He’s givin’ me love, so steady
He touches my heart, now I’m ready
He touches my soul and my spirit
He’s givin’ me love, so steady (love me so steady)”
#steadylove❤️

The host with his wife
The host with his wife

Man, that poem made my eyes tear. That is love. Willis told Kalekye in an interview that he was smitten with Marya Prude from the very first time he laid his eyes on her, he was still dating Sally Mbilu then.

“We met in church, at Jubilee Christian Church through my friend Pablo. He introduced me and when I saw her, l was like good Lord hallelujah. But even though I noticed her fineness, I did not do anything as I was still in a relationship. About a year passed by after we met. After my break up, I reached out to her. I was very sceptical so I teased her a little. She would reach out to me and I just did not reply. This was because I wanted to know whether she loved Willis the TV guy or just Willis. I cancelled dates like four times,” said Raburu.

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Aren’t you too old? Willis Raburu defends hosting teen show 10 over 10

Willis Raburu is a man at the top of his game currently. The Citizen T.V host enjoys the fame and fortune he has because of some of the aspects of his character.

What is that? His hard work and diligence. These traits have seen him become an anchor on the station and not only that, he also hosts the popular 10 over 10 show. But there are some critics who are unhappy with Willis hosting the latter.

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Willis Raburu hosting the lunch bulletin on Citizen T.V

The reason; He is too old for the segment’s demographic, a criticism that Willis has been reluctant to deal with…up to now. The media practitioner explained in a detailed Facebook post, that ever since he was a kid, he knew journalism was his first love.

He said;

You see I had always dreamed from when I was a young boy of hosting a show, when I was 7 years old I would read to my mum the newspaper.

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Willis Raburu on 10 over 10

Willis said that when he was in university, his passion was so deep that he even charged people KSh 30 to attend a show he single-handedly came up with. He explained;

When I joined campus I revived it, the people of Moi University, main campus, remember WAYNE LIVE, a show I would charge 30 bob entry fee.

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He then got blessed with the opportunity to have a T.V job on Citizen T.V that catapulted him to the public spotlight but Willis wasn’t satisfied still. His desire to host a T.V show hadn’t abetted and when he got the opportunity to host 10 over 10, he took it gladly!

Willis Raburu on 10 over 10
Willis Raburu on 10 over 10

That move fulfilled his deepest desire and now he is at peace, something he is happy with despite the criticism that he has refused to grow up.

His multi-dimensional career and work-ethic reminds me of American entertainer, Michael Strahan. The former NFL player has parlayed his popularity from the game into various gigs.

Michael Strahan
Michael Strahan

He is currently a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday and co-host of ABC’s Strahan and Sara which he does on the week-days in the morning. 

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“Three years ago today” – Celebrates Willis Raburu

TV personality Willis Raburu has taken to his social media to pen down a celebratory post after hosting his show for more than 3 years.

The show 10over10 started airing 3 years ago with Willis Raburu and the gorgeous Joey Muthengi as their hosts.

His post went a head to read

Three years ago today! June 17th 2016 #10over10 was born.

One day I’ll tell the story of how.

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He went ahead to thank all the fans for all the love- hate relationship during the 3 years that he has hosted the show.

To the fans this is what he had to say,

I want to thank all of you for the support and the love and yes even the hate,

all of it serves to keep us on our toes and to help deliver a better product each Friday.

This woman made Maina Kageni leave the studio for a drink

Well that wasn’t all, the TV personality had something to tell his ex-co host Joey Muthengi who quit the station last year.

To her Willis wrote;

To @joeymuthengi Im glad this show connected us my friend, you held it down 💯 Thanks for being super amazing.

It would be remiss if I don’t thank the amazing team behind us. Starting with the management at RMS.

What you see is just the final product but it’s the team, that works behind the scenes and with us late into the night that makes us look good!

Once again thank you to all our fans. Remember God loves you and that will NEVER change, and Successful people look like YOU! Wabebeeeeeee!!!

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As his ex co host Joey left the show, she went to her social media and penned a message to her fans as she explained her leaving the station and the show.

Her post read;

Tonight I laughed, cried, danced…sometimes at the same damn time 😀 Thanks for tuning in to my final 10/10 show. Still hasn’t sunk in yet. So many emotions. Like who cries on national TV??… 😅😅😅

Finally felt like I could give my natural hair a chance to shine tho (Had shaved my head bald a few weeks before I got my job at Citizen btw 😄 – fun fact)…talk about things coming full circle!

All in all I’m SO thankful for the opportunity. Looking forward to the future. Trusting that the God I serve got there waaay before me and is now preparing my path to the next chapter.

Thanks a mil for the ❤. Watch this space…Cause HE ain’t done with me yet 🙌🏼. Can I get an Amen?

 

 

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Willis Raburu And His Wife Have The Time Of Their Lives Abroad (Photos)

Willis Raburu is one of the most celebrated news presenters in the country and we have witnessed him grow in the industry over the years.

Youngsters love him because he understands them and he get down just like them, hence his very popular show, 10 over 10 that he hosts alongside Joey Muthengi.

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Well, Willis and his beautiful wife took time off their busy schedules to have a family time away from the noisy Nairobi. They took a trip to Florida where they’ve been having a pretty good time together.

From the photos he posted on social media, one can tell how much he loves his wife as he constantly showers her with praise and all the love he can give, but isn’t that what couples do?

Anyway, check out photos from their beautiful getaway;

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Here Is Why Willis Raburu Confessed That He Wants To Sire 12 Children

Multi-talented Citizen TV’s Willis Raburu recently set the internet abuzz after he revealed that he wants to have 12 children together with his wife Mary. The jovial and funny media personality made this confession two days ago during his wife’s birthday in a sweet post he shared on Instagram.

“Happy birthday to my #Morkich #MySoulTatoo #MyFavour my personal naughty girl, and the future mother of my 12 kids 😉😉😉😉 I love you, my wife, my rock, my all.”

The beautiful woman from the mountain region was excited and she replied;

“Thank you, I love you so much my husband my babyboo my personal badboy my priest my best friend.”

This ignited mixed reactions among the couples fans and some even mocked Raburu asking him if he was planning to start a football team. Raburu is God fearing man and he recently revealed that it is because of his better half that he is a changed man.

“Listen, do NOT be fooled. I am who I am today and will continue to grow and succeed because of the prayers of my Wife. She is beautiful on the outside and the inside. Marya Prude Raburu I celebrate, honor and love you. Thank you for drawing me closer to God,” he posted on Facebook accompanied by the photo below.

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Well, for those who seem shocked by Raburu’s plan to have 12 children, calm down.

He chose number 12 because of his spiritual background. And 12 is a symbolic number in the Bible which is considered a perfect number, symbolizes God’s power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation. Continue reading “Here Is Why Willis Raburu Confessed That He Wants To Sire 12 Children”

He’s Loyal: Willis Raburu Will Not Be Leaving Citizen TV Anytime Soon

It had been rumoured that Willis Raburu had left Citizen TV to replace Larry Madowo on The Trend. Well, it seems he will not be leaving the media house anytime soon.

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Reports doing round, state that Willis was about to leave the media house when he was given an offer he couldn’t resist. It’s also reported that he had been offered a really good number to join Nation Media Group, but that won’t be happening anytime soon, unless they decide to pay him more than what he has been offered at Citizen.

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The amount that he will be paid is not known, but from the look of things, it must be a really juicy deal for him to grab it so fast with open arms.

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Willis has made a name for himself ever since he joined the media world. His show 10 Over 10 that he hosts alongside Joey Muthengi, has taken the entertainment industry by storm. A while back it was ranked among the most watched TV shows in the country.

Blessed Family! Meet Willis Raburu’s Young Looking Father-In-Law (PHOTO)

Willis Raburu and his beautiful wife Mary Ngami Raburu exchanged vows at a colorful invite-only wedding on May 5, becoming one.

Their secret wedding surprised many, since Raburu had not revealed if he was dating after breaking up with popular journalist Sally Mbilu about a year ago, after reports of infidelity emerged, calling off their engagement and both moving on.

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But now, there’s no doubt that Willis Raburu is the happiest man after making Mary Ngami his official wife, and not only is she extremely beautiful, but also very down to earth and a God fearing woman.

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After their grand wedding, the lovebirds have been flaunting their love on social media, and recently, Willis Raburu was the centre of envy after sharing a cute photo with the love of his life, with a caption that read; “My #WCW #MySoulTatoo #QueenRaburu #MorKich my wife I thank God for you I am truly blessed.”

Sadly, not everyone was happy for the lovely couple, with some of them accusing the elegant lass of being with Raburu for his money, while others attacked the Citizen TV presenter for marrying a woman not from his tribe.

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At the end of the day, you can’t make everyone happy and at some point and Mary Ngami made it clear that she is happy;

NIKIPATA USIKASIRIKANGE BRAZA, UKITAKA WEWE BONGA TU NA MAULANA, FURAHIA PIA YAKO ITAIVANA, NI MUNGU ANAPATIANA.

Willis Raburu’s wife recently introduced her father to the world, during Father’s Day celebrations.

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In the photo, the young looking man poses with his other daughter, as Mary captioned it with this; “It’s amazing how my sister and my dad look alike, I am so jealous in my defense my character and his are the same. Happy Fathers Day to my daddy.”

So, here is Willis Raburu’s youthful father-in-law.

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