NAIROBI, Kenya March 22 – Auditions for the Capital One Presenter were held on Saturday, with a remarkable turn-out which displayed immense talent of Kenyans.
The auditions were held at the Capital FM studios on 19th floor, Lonrho House where participants were given a chance to prove themselves.
“We have had a huge turn-out of young people with amazing talent which need to be exploited,” said Somoina Kimojino, Capital FM’s Programmes Director who was one of the panelists.
“We are very sure of getting a Capital One presenter from this team,” she said, after interviewing over 100 potential presenters.
In the competitive auditions, potential presenters were invited to upload a video on our website www.capitalfm.co.ke demonstrating that they can be presenters on the number one radio station in the country.
Ivan Smith, a contestant said he was confident of being chosen after participating in the auditions, “I am a bit nervous but excited to be here. I have done my best.”
Another contestant Joyce Njeri said “I hope the judges will chose me to be the Capital One presenter.”
Nymo Kering’ who also spoke to Capital FM News after the auditions said she had done her best. “I hope the judges will be kind enough to pick me.”
Out of 2,000 applicants the Capital FM team selected 200 who were invited for auditions.
Capital FM’s News Director Michael Mumo who was also on the panel said he was impressed by the talent displayed by the youthful candidates.
“It proves to us that there are a lot more people out there who can do this job, they just need to be given the chance,” he said.
“Most of them came prepared but it was good to be able to prepare them further for what they expect with the judges,” said Chao Tolle, who was prepared and mentored them ahead of the judging panel.
“It is also exciting to see the drive to succeed from most of them,” she added.
Videos of those who make it to the finals will be made available on our website and face book page to enable Kenyans participate in the search for the Capital One Presenter powered by Safaricom, by linking the videos.
Over the last 17 years, Capital FM, Kenya’s premier radio radio station has nurtured the biggest names in the media and entertainment industry including CNN’s Zain Vergee, NTV’s Victoria Rubadiri, Citizen’s sAnne Kiguta, Maina Kageni, Caroline Mutoko.
The Capital One Presenter could be the next big name in town.