‘Thank you for shaping the media industry’ Maina Kageni pays tribute to Tony Msalame

Classic 105 presenter Maina Kageni has paid tribute to former media personality Tony Msalame.

Msalame died ten years ago after he collapsed in his then workplace in Mombasa.

His wife, Pauline Msalame, said a medical report indicated that her husband died of a heart attack.

Celebrating Msalame, Maina described him as a legend who shaped the entire media industry.

“Wow. It’s been 10 years since the legend left us. Still have vivid recollections of his outstanding brilliance.

Thank you so much #TonyMsalame for shaping a major part of the media industry in Kenya!!!!!! #Legend #ShineOn #StillAFan #KenyanRadio #Throwback,” he wrote.

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Tony Msalame

Ahead of his commemoration, His daughter Grace Msalame took to social media to pay tribute to her legendary father who dominated Kenya’s airwaves per-independence.

“Can’t believe it’ll be 10 years next month since you left us… I’m still blown away by all that you accomplished while you were here on Earth & understand even more now, why you were so hard on us growing up, then we didn’t get it but today I remember everything you taught us…” she wrote on Instagram.

Msalame added that her dad Tony Msalame left huge shoes to fill.

“…From the value of hard work & learning the delicate balance of your work putting you in the spotlight but maintaining your privacy oh! how you would constantly remind us of this since we were kids. You left such huge shoes to fill! which can be daunting… but what gives me peace is knowing that only in our Authenticity can we impact in any way! And I’m now passing that on to my kids,” she went on.

Grace Msalame smiling
Grace Msalame smiling


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