Chipukeezy has now resigned from Ebru TV in solidarity with Kartelo after the station’s management reportedly asked him to terminate the contract of the fast-rising upcoming comedian.
Taking to Instagram on Monday to announce the news, the NACADA board member said the Ebru TV management was concerned that his show the Chipukeezy TV Show was becoming “a bit ghetto because of the many youth (upcoming musicians and comedians)” he was hosting.
“They requested that we try and change the format a little bit. Maybe interview more politicians and a few corporate executives,” he wrote.
“For as much as I respect their request or rather decision, I would like to categorically state that I feel my calling and mission could just be the exact opposite. My passion, desire and vision is to lift the youth of this country.”
Chipukeezy thereby stated that he was not willing to stop supporting Kartelo, hence added that he had also opted to terminate his contract with the station.
“The Chipukeezy show will however continue with Kartelo and many more on a different platform,” he added.
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Hey Guys… A quick one. So I received an email from Ebru TV asking me to terminate my agreement and Collaboration with Kartelo on my show. They say they are a bit concerned that the show has become a bit Ghetto because of the many Youths (Upcoming Musicians and Comedians) on the show. They requested that we try and change the format a little bit. Maybe interview more politicians and afew Corporate Executives. For as much as I respect their request or rather decision, I would like to categorically state that I feel my calling and mission could just be the exact opposite. My Passion, Desire and Vision is to LIFT the Youth of this Country. I feel like God has offered me an opportunity to create a platform for these Young people who are mostly from the slams and majorly disadvantaged. Our politicians are good, they are more than good. Our Executives are actually living their dreams. On the other hand I feel like most talented youths are without hope and opportunity and unless someone holds their hands their Future is mostly uncertain. I am not willing or planning under any circumstances to stop supporting Kartelo and any other young person in this industry and since Ebru seems to have made up their minds on Terminating Kartelo appearance on my show I am sadly left with no option but to terminate my Contract as well. The Chipukeezy show will however continue with Kartelo and many more on a different platform. I want to say a Big thank you to Ebru TV for the far they supported me and an even BIGGER thank you to supporters of Chipukeezy show. GOD BLESS🙏