After months of waiting fans of popular TV show The Trend are in for a major surprise as the show welcomes a new host tonight (Friday) at 10pm. The new host is none other than singer, radio and TV host Amina Abdi Rabar.
According to the NTV’s head of TV Justus Tharao, Amina brings with her wealth of experience and vibrancy that the show really needs.
“Our new presenter is a hustler, a go-getter who is all about getting that money…. A radio and TV personality who commands presence amongst a diverse audience, and has proven without a doubt that she reigns supreme in all she does,” Tharao said.
Tharao adds that the tonight’s show will be so lit up with amazing performance and many giveaways including a trip to watch Formula One in Dubai. Some of the artists expected to perform include The Kansoul, Size 8 among others.
Amina reign begins a new life for the show that was pioneered by former NTV and KTN anchor James Smart. Larry Madowo later took over and literally elevated the show to what is it is today.
However Larry quits unexpectedly in July claiming he could not ‘compete with his students’.
On his last day, Larry said that everyone on television every Friday evening was trying to do exactly what he was doing and that is the reason he was leaving the popular show.
“You know what, I thought about it and said if you look at Friday night television in Kenya now, everybody is trying to do what I’ve done. Yes, I said it. Everybody is trying to do what Larry Madowo has done.
“They are copying ‘The Trend’, everybody in every channel. I think I can’t compete with my students anymore. People are trying to be me, so it’s time to move on. That’s the simple reason,” he explained.
‘The Trend’ has since been hosted by former Nation FM presenter Ciru Muriuki, Hot 96’s Cindi Ogana,
Capital FM’s Anita Nderu, funnyman Dr King’ori and Njambi Koikai.