Renowned dancehall artists Blakjak and Capital FM head of programmes, Sam Kabambe, have joined the newly established private-owned television station Times TV.
The two confirmed they have landed new jobs at Times TV, which is under Times Media Group.
Blakjak, real name Fatsani Kalonda, joined the TV station a month ago whereas Kabambe, the current host of Capital FM radio’s Morning Drive, will take his new post on Thursday, May 1 and he will be producing and presenting Times Morning Live.
“I’ve been given an urban music show as producer and presenter,” Blakjak told Nyasa Times. He however said the programme was yet to be named.
“As an artist, I’ll try to promote my fellow urban artists,” he added. “My show is designed to promote urban music and give upcoming artists a platform to connect with the corporate world.”
The Malawi Music Awards 2014 nominee and is currently working on his first album due for release end of May, went on to say that the media in Malawi had the power to uplift the country’s music industry.
“I believe I will help change the mentality of promoting foreign music in Malawi, but allocating a lot of time to local artists. I’m an artist so I know what we need,” said Blakjak.
On his part, Kabambe, who will be joining Times TV after six years in radio broadcasting, said his new job was a new challenge which he was excited about.
“I love new challenges and after working in radio for six years doing a prime time show, I believe I have good experience in presenting; it’s just taking what I have been doing on radio to camera on TV,” said Kabambe.
Times TV, which is poised to change the face of television in Malawi, among other things, promised before it started beaming few months ago that it would strive to give a platform to the arts.