Let’s rewind things to 2009; I started an open mic night with a friend of mine in campus, for poets and musicians to showcase their pieces monthly. Mainly because I’m a poet too but also I thought, at the time, there was a lack of genuine safe spaces that nurtured art. So if you can’t find something, you make it!
That led to a radio station dedicated to African music calling me up when they set up their station. Was radio something I planned for? Not at all. I didn’t even study it. But I ended up hosting their drive show for 2 and a half years before the top urban radio station in Kenya, Kiss FM, asked me to join them.
I moved and hosted their mid morning show for 3 years before they moved me to host their breakfast show! Which is what I currently do from Monday to Friday mornings. I also created a radio show dedicated to African music, curated by me, that I host every Saturday night. I’ve also created a platform called Adelle TV with series that are all on a mission to help you discover more African voices, African places and have a laugh too!