The sham that was the Capital FM presenter auditions

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Social media has been abuzz with the just concluded Capital FM auditions that saw Anita Nderu, who was part of the judging panel, surprisingly emerge the winner. The auditions, dubbed, ‘The Capital One’ were a search to replace former ‘Hits not Homework’ presenter, Amina Abdi who left the radio show  late last year to host ‘The Trend’ on NTV.

Capital FM did a call out for the inviting people interview for the position. One had to pay to audition, after which finalists were selected and asked to post videos on social media and leverage on their following. The finalist with the most likes would be the ultimate winner.

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What got Kenyans incensed was illusion of having a chance at the job of a lifetime and the notion that Capital FM was searching for fresh talent for the airwaves only for it to be given to Anita Nderu, who is somewhat of a household name. The sentiments online were that the auditions were rigged from the beginning and a winner already selected, making the interview process mere formality.

Here are some of the reactions online.

 

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