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Msenangu FM celebrates first anniversary

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[Msenangu FM mid-morning show Takeover presenter Mgeni Shaban aka Sister Shanniez. Photo/courtesy].

Msenangu FM is one year old.

The station hit the airwaves last year after it changed its name from Pilipili FM to Msenangu FM to cater for the Coast Mijikenda audience.

The station before going on air triggered mass exodus at Radio kaya with all its presenters moving to the newly Msenangu FM.

The two radio stations serving the native Mijikenda community have been fighting for the same audience resulting into a serious competition for the Coastal audience.

Among the top Msenangu presenters are Josphene Medza Mwangemi who together with her Comedian Pyukapyu-PPO hosts the breakfast show Kokoiko, Mgeni Shaban famously known as Sister Shanniez who host a youthful mid-morning entertainment show Takeover, Ian Mtoti Mgala who hosts bango Show Mtekerenyo, Fatuma Mwangala well known as Toto Bomba who together with Gaspary Tumaini hosts the drive show Bwaga Dzua from 3 pm.

The sports desk, segments and the Saturday live sports show is hosted by Cyrus Ngonyo.

[Back row: From Left; Fatuma Mwangala, Ian Mtoti Mgallah, Salim Moyo, Mariam Gao, Teddy Tinga & Ken Ndenge. Front row: From Left; Henry Amani, Gaspary Tumain & Bahati Ngazi. Photo/courtesy].

The station is doing well in the regional station research graphs and locals across the region are embracing it, placing it as the main rival to the oldest independent Mijikenda station Radio kaya.

Shanniez also known as ‘Anti-virus’ who host Takeover show airing from 10 am week days has been singled out as the youthful female entertainer who analyses a song, encourages upcoming artists to focus more on quality production of their songs and she has in the past one year engaged her vast audience right at their locality.

She remains close to her audience and artists with an aim of seeing them progressing in their music career.

She however decries division in the Coast entertainment industry saying such divisions discourage many talented artists across the region.

Msenangu FM is headed by its Station manager Teddy Nyae Watinga.

The station is under MediaMax Limited.