Yesterday Nation Media Group’s NTV finally revealed the new host of ‘The Trend’- a TV show that airs every Friday night with two sections, the TTTT which happens between 8 and 9 pm and the main show which runs from 10 pm till late night depending on the invited guests.
Before Larry Madowo left, The Trend was one of the shows that attracted huge traffic and thus as you have noticed it used to attract some of the biggest advertisers in the country. The show’s success also led to other media houses coming up with similar programs to compete with The Trend with each bringing something different on the table. But that’s a story for another day.
Today I want to talk about something different- Amina the new host. Well am going to just say point blank that I didn’t see this coming and I would have been happier if it was someone else. No hard feelings Amina if you are reading this.
I have been an avid follower of the trend and a fan of Amina who also has a gig on Saturday with DJ Joe Mfalme on Maisha Magic East and also last time I listened to radio they did cohost the night show on Capital FM.
So if you wondering why am profiling some of Amina’s work, here is why. The bosses at Nation Media of course had a tough job finding a replacement for Larry. So they obviously went for the oldest trick in the book, someone who already has a huge following, a compelling resume and is likely to uphold the string that Larry kept.
Well, Larry always joked late in the night that the bosses didn’t watch the show that’s why it was still airing. But the point is the trend changed the live TV scene and most of us got to know Larry from it.
A fresh start wouldn’t have been so bad for the trend with someone with a new style and taste, someone we haven’t seen before on TV or heard on radio. This would keep us glued to the trend because we would have been all curious to see what happens.
Moving on, of course Amina is going to be great, and she too could give us an element of surprise apart from what we know of her already. When Size 8 came to the show she said to the audience that we don’t know the real Amina so we are going to wait and see so perhaps that too will keep us glued to the Trend.
Written and submitted by Jay Tha Geek ( Twitter: @JayThaGeek )