Well-known comedian cum broadcaster turned prophet, John ‘Izeki’ Nyanga, on Tuesday announced he had stopped with immediate effect presenting a popular programme called Kalibu on Joy Radio citing he wants to concentrate on other commitments.
Nyanga who was presenting the programme alongside his longtime colleague, Eric Mabedi, remorsefully announced during a programme he was presenting Tuesday morning.
He said he had been overwhelmed with the number of commitments he has to attend to and that quitting the programme was the only way to handle the situation.
“Dear listeners, I want you to hear it from me, I have resigned as a presenter for Kalibu programme. Last week I hosted the last Kalibu programme and I will no longer be part of the team behind Kalibu.
“The decision has been arrived at because of pressure of other commitments that I have to undertake,” said Izeki stressing he was not going to entertain questions afterwards.
The comedian who started his acting career in the 80s and rose to fame in the 90s as a duet with Mabedi also known as Jacob also made a similar step when he announced to have been ‘born again’ and attained a prophetic title earlier last year.
He also retired from acting in Kwathu Drama Group where he was one of the key members to concentrate on his newly found occupation only to make a U-turn shortly afterwards.
“Vuto la Izeki ndi chani, amaona ngati chilichonse mmoyo uno ndi drama eti? Timuona wasinthanso maganizo aka sikoyamba. (What’s Izeki’s problem? He thinks he can dramatise everything in life, he has rescinded decisions before and he might do the same,” a minibus driver who was listening to the announcement was heard as saying.
At the peak of his career, Nyanga formed his Alufeyo Performing Arts which later disbanded with him returning to his roots, Kwathu.
He also at one point, in 2009 contested as a parliamentarian for Ndirande Malabada as United Democratic Front candidate where he lost in primaries to the then Director of Research for the party, Humphrey Mvula.