Comedian Chipukeezy, his protege Kartelo and Ebru TV are currently in an ugly twist regarding the direction on which Chipukeezy Show needs to head.
Chipukeezy on social media yesterday claimed that he had to resign from the station after it fired Kartelo. Chipukeezy added that Ebru says he has made the show ghetto-ish because of his quest to promote younger talent.
“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,” he said.
“They requested that we try and change the format a little bit. Maybe interview more politicians and a few 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.”
Kartelo backed his mentor adding that he has been continually frustrated by everyone in the office including the security team at the gate. Kartelo claims that the station for a long time has been trying to fire him but Chipukeezy defended him.
“Our station walianza maneno Mara oooh show imeanza kuwa na ughetto, Mara oooh kartelo ata atolewe hiyo show ati wazazi hawashiki lugha yake. Walianza kunivuruga since day one. Nikaambiwa we shut down all upcomings na gengetone tulete Wasee wako na ‘value’,” he posted.
On the contrary, Ebru TV’s management claims that Kartelo was being axed because he missed crucial targets. Word has it, the young comedian couldn’t meet some crucial targets despite being paid in full for a project.
Though the station hasn’t released an official statement, Kenyans on social media have promised to boycott the TV channel if they let the two comedians go.