, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 3 – Gaetano Kagwa is the new face of the Capital Breakfast show.
Best known locally for hosting "Studio 53" and "Tusker Project Fame 1 and 2", Gaetano brings a lot of experience to Capital Breakfast.
"Gaetano has been a breakfast host before in Capital FM Uganda and Vision Uganda. He is a big TV personality, renowned all over Africa. He was also a UNAIDS special representative. He brings with him a lot of knowledge from the entertainment industry and Africa from his travels with Studio 53," says Capital FM programmes controller Somoina Kimojino.
To Gaetano, joining Kenya’s leading radio station, Capital FM was a logical career move.
"I love radio. The Kenya radio scene is very up-to-date and thriving. Capital’s game is tight. To be a part of it is an opportunity for me to broaden my horizon," Gaetano says.
Gaetano promises to push the envelope and introduce a few new things to Capital Breakfast.
"As a radio presenter, I am off the cuff. I like human interest and political stories. I am looking forward to bring a lot of humour to the show. My Swahili sucks, but I am ready to work on it. I am good to go," he says.
Currently on his first week at Capital, Gaetano has spent the last few days watching, listening, and learning. "I am impressed with how cohesive all the departments are and with the amazing level of interactivity of the Capital website. I love that when presenters are on air, there is a lot of chitchat going online between them and the listeners. In any field of media, you have to interact with your audiences to stay relevant," he says.
Capital Group chairman Chris Kirubi said: "I have interacted with Gaetano in different arenas and have also watched him take on various roles with enthusiasm. His personality, energy and passion are a perfect fit with our Capital brand. We always promise to give our listeners the best in the industry, and by bringing Gaetano on board we are fulfilling our promise to you, our loyal fans."
Gaetano’s radio career started in 2004 on the Saturday breakfast show of Capital FM Uganda. He rose through the ranks until he finally landed on the Breakfast Show.
In 2007, Gaetano was made a UNAIDS Special Representative. "I reach out to young men and develop important discussions about HIV/Aids. I have been to Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Senegal. It has been a learning process."
Gaetano, who goes live November 9, says: "I bring in my own unique style to Capital FM. I am up to the challenge."
He will be co-hosting the show with Maqbul and Rae.