Blakjak returns to Times TV after alleged suspension

Dancehall musician and television personality Blakjak has returned to TV screens after a one-year nonappearance.

Musician and TV star-Blakjak.-Photo-Kimpho-Loka
Musician and TV star-Blakjak.-Photo-Kimpho-Loka

Blakjak, also popularly known as Che Kalonda, was reportedly suspended last year by Times TV on allegations of soliciting a bribe from the 2014-15 Ka Jive dance competition winners Metics Dance Crew.

The former TNM Soundtube presenter was part of the team organizing the annual dance contest, produced by the Times TV.

“My return is the biggest answer to the rumors that were being speculated around about why I left Times TV,” Blakjak told Nyasa Showbiz in an interview on Tuesday.

“If feels good to be back. Just like coming back home after being away for some time,” he added. “To me it’s like being recalled to the national [soccer] team.”

Blakjak, who was pursuing a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies at the Polytechnic during the one year he has been off TV, said he came back stronger and more educated.

“Most things have not changed. Just a couple of new faces and the fact that I have to be doing new programs,” he shared.

He will now be presenting Fusion Live, a program that airs every day from 10-11am and every three days of the week from 10-12 midnight.

Blakjak joined Times TV in April 2014 and upon joining the Times Media owned station said his goal was to promote local music through his job as television producer and presenter.

“My mission still remains to see local talent being uplifted and promoted. I will need help to achieve this, together we can,” said the musician-cum-journalist as he disclosed that he was also planning to start writing for the Times Media newspapers and probably try news reading on TV.

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