Monday, August 26, 2019 - Popular Kamba comedian, Chipukeezy, has terminated his contract with Ebru TV.
The former Churchill Show comedian has been hosting a weekly TV show where he hosts talented youths from the ghetto and gives them a chance to showcase their talents.
He is the one behind the rise of comedian Kartelo, rapper Steve Simple Boy among others.
Despite the show’s popularity, Chipukeezy received an email from his bosses who said that they were concerned that the show has become a bit ghetto because of the guests he hosts in the interview, majority being talented comedians and musicians from the slums.
The management told him to change the format of the show and make it classy by interviewing politicians and corporate executives or terminate the contract.
Chipukeezy claims that he has decided to terminate the contract instead of trading his principles and passion of the youths for money.
Here’s a long post he made on Instagram after ending his contract with the struggling TV station.
“Hey Guys... A quick one. So I received an email from Ebru TV asking me to terminate my agreement and Collaboration with Kartelo on my show. They say they are a bit concerned that the show has become a bit Ghetto because of the many Youths (Upcoming Musicians and Comedians) on the show. They requested that we try and change the format a little bit. Maybe interview more politicians and afew Corporate Executives.
For as much as I respect their request or rather decision, I would like to categorically state that I feel my calling and mission could just be the exact opposite. My Passion, Desire and Vision is to LIFT the Youth of this Country. I feel like God has offered me an opportunity to create a platform for these Young people who are mostly from the slams and majorly disadvantaged. Our politicians are good, they are more than good.
Our Executives are actually living their dreams. On the other hand I feel like most talented youths are without hope and opportunity and unless someone holds their hands their Future is mostly uncertain. I am not willing or planning under any circumstances to stop supporting Kartelo and any other young person in this industry and since Ebru seems to have made up their minds on Terminating Kartelo appearance on my show I am sadly left with no option but to terminate my Contract as well.
The Chipukeezy show will however continue with Kartelo and many more on a different platform. I want to say a Big thank you to Ebru TV for the far they supported me and an even BIGGER thank you to supporters of Chipukeezy show. GOD BLESS”
The Kenyan DAILY POST