Vincent kicks Citizen in the NUTS!!!

Vincent Ateya really owes SK and Afune a whole lot!! They believed in him and made a gamble with him…and now he’s moved to Milele Fm’s Breakfast. He was leading the BIGGEST radio show on the land!!!

The move has made akina SK weaks in the knees and his wife a bit weak on her face (Botox must be flowing hehe) cause Radio Citizen grosses a lot of mbecha fari fari for them, and Vincent was part of that cash cow.

But Vincent could have shown a little respect and give a LONGER notice…3 days ni madharau!

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25 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Elsie on March 24, 2010 at 6:33 am

    The damn SK deserves that! I hope too that Vincent wont take his domodomo to milele, we love music most at milele, wacha muchene mingi, i hope you wont drag mwala with you

  2. Posted by Kubaff on March 24, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Employers must also be made to understand that they must show their employees some respect. If Vincent was a cash cow, surely they should have made sure that they guy is always well fed to avoid seeing the greener stuff over the fence. So for me the three days notice works. For once let us have people who have some real confidence in themselves. Aiiiight!!

  3. Posted by rispa-T on March 24, 2010 at 6:43 am

    the effect of poaching is sometimes overrated. remember when Citizen tv poached kina swaleh, kasavuli and loius otieno from ktn? it had zero effect on KTNs ratings. And has louis otieno’s move to k24 affected citizen? i wonder. there was a time when quarco and kissfm stole six guys from radio citizen and then that crazy SK fellow jammed the kiss signal. But citizen radio only continued to grow. Infact, ateya was discovered because of that exodus. The only departure which i think can hurt a station is if Jeff Koinange left k24 coz his show is the only thing watched on that station, or does anyone watch louis otieno? what time is he on anyway?

  4. Posted by jumper on March 24, 2010 at 7:24 am

    heehaw now this i knew when it was going down..but then again you never want to burn bridges you know when you will need a favor back..as for the cash cow i think Ateya was given a chance to be on air by some dude those days who used to double up as afune PA before afune left Mccann and join citizen …i remember the guy used to do a sports show from kitu 4pm to 6pm ..that time i was some how trying to get myself in media too but i guess it wasn’t my cup of tea… and true i dont think that afune has an regrets to having lost ateya if he is good at what he does he will get a replacement soon and citizen radio is good at making presenters and not firing them like our Radio Africa pals…look at it Samboja ,

  5. Milele fm is owned by this ka guy who was first at KTN then he was poached by Citizen. Very good swa dude – cant remember his name. I think he was originally at KBC, but either way, he’s one of Kenya’s Swa veterans. He’s a personal buddy to most of the Swa guys in the country, and although when he went out on his own not many backed him, he still remained pals with all (well, most). He’s the slow but sure kind who knew that guys will eventually follow him, just kidogo persuasion. Vincent is one of these followers. There’ll be a couple more…

  6. Posted by mucii munene on March 24, 2010 at 9:10 am

    They deserve it…

  7. Posted by Elsie on March 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Milele FM is owned by Granton Samboja

  8. Posted by MIMI SASA on March 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    personally,i think ateya deserves it !!! go go ateya!!! you get to be the programmes director and a presenter and earn for both.SK has nothing to do with personal growth..there’s something about watching a station grow.11 years old..where is citizen supposed to go?what challenges are there for citizen?imefika climax.work it ateya,you have my full support..

  9. Posted by BWN on March 25, 2010 at 4:25 am

    my take is there comes a time when yu have to make a decision basing on ur own growth and benefit i support Ateya’s exit suppose he waited n was shown the door since he was tops where else could he have gone from Breakfast in citizen??/

  10. Posted by jumper on March 25, 2010 at 6:32 am

    by the way Safcom is down …i wonder whats up

  11. Posted by Mtu Jinga on March 25, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Its high time SK stated appreciating radio talent. Radio Citizen is arguably the regions leading fm station. What do the presenters have to show for it? Nothing. I wish they would all get bold and RUN from that SK.

  12. Posted by Hannington on March 25, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I think he sounds good at milele. And the world of poaching gets a new meaning.

  13. Posted by Onyi on March 25, 2010 at 9:58 am

    si sasa SK anatafuta maina kageni wa classic? I hear teh offer was really mouthwatering

    • Posted by MIMI SASA on March 25, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      maina better be getting shares in the company..for a man paid that much(enough to buy a villa in L.A i think). or be the head of the station,am sure it needs a different approach,the old skul seems to be working though. maina,if you’re man enough,pull an ateya…

      • Posted by Anonymous on March 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm

        Maina is not the kill for Citizen,infact Maina amefika,if SK wants to pull a real one at Quarcoo,he should double up Kingangis salo and pull him to Citizen,Kingangi can make it happen even in Swa

    • Posted by julz on March 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm

      u have jokes onyi hehehe, talk of over ambition

  14. Posted by jumper on March 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    @JULZ: pole if offended you yeah i am not on facebook so don’t know how that works …that was directed at my buddies unlike you i am known no hidden names. but thanks for reminding me that its MM ….:)

  15. Posted by Anonymous on March 26, 2010 at 1:57 am

    well, everyone can they, everyone can respond, but hope you know the story….don’t judge others……..what ever say…have your facts right….life is a bout movement…that is why we wake up every morning…..life is about targets…that is why we work hard every day…why is everyone not number one…..????? despite all being at alliance boys….same teachers, same school..atleast not everyone got an “A”. There can only be one ateya in this country…there is a massive talent…but that is whay Oliech keeps on getting his cal back at harambee….ateya has personal ambition besides tha citizen product……lets see what follows…….no one burned briges…so many meeting with Mrs Macharia….Mr macharia…..and many more….with their blessing I left…goood people…..it was time……!!!!!!!

  16. Posted by Anonymous on March 26, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    its better said than done….atleast non of the above is vincent ateya???? do we realy know whya this guy moved? how much to do we know about his long week talk with SK, Mrs Macharia, and Fred Afune(prog director)??? well….wish Ateya well, he has climbed the ladder!!!! how comes its not the whole station moving….? its because he worked/works hard…If Macharia and Fred were serious about him, he would be on Jmbo kenya, but because they were not…he is else where!!!! its a survival in the industry, can more opportunities open for more talent???? all the best ateya!!!

  17. Posted by Anonymous on March 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    ateya gave citizen a better bargain, for a whole week talking without anything on the table from SK side…and if there was…it was a state secret!!!! well ateya needs to grow!!!! he is good and his next level should be a manager not. He started with sports, then to TV as a news anchor(kiswahili), then radio and he has always left a mark. Am sure the team at citizen can feel the pain of his exit. Lets all give him the due respect and being bold to face Mr and Mrs Macharia . Ateya, want to hera you are a manager!!!! still listening…and he has taken kenya by storm….watch this space….amevuka na mafuns…..!!!!! plus wale wa milele atakuwa kileleni!!!

  18. Posted by oljosh on March 29, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I think people like Ateya have done their best to shape the power of bargaining in the media industry. Congrats Ateya. He has his share. And us?…….

  19. Posted by zay on March 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    The only thing left for SK is to try and pull a big one for Quarcoo,double Kingangis salo and plus Maina and pull them thru to Citizen,Maina may be hard nut coz he is person friend to Quarcoo,but KIngangi can move and bring in the numbers for SK

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