There is a tense mood at Kisementi based Capital FM after it emerged that one of the radio station’s best presenters Marcus Kwikiriza has drawn the curtains on his radio career. The celebrated media personality today (Tuesday 5th December 2017), through his official Facebook account announced to his fans and followers that he is hunging up his ‘radio boots’. Marcus, who also doubles as freelance emcee, has been hosting the Big Breakfast at Capital FM for the past five years alongside Jackie Lumbasi and Oulanyah Columbus.
It however remains undisclosed as to why Marcus has ended his radio career. Insiders at Capital FM reveal that Marcus handed in his resignation letter to management last month and his last radio show will be on Friday 15th December 2017. The lanky dude has been on radio for eighteen years (18) having started at Sanyu FM back in 1998 while he was in senior six vacation. During his eighteen years on radio, Marcus has worked in three countries; Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.
In Uganda he has worked at Sanyu FM, Radio (Mid-Morning show), in Rwanda he was Programmes Director at Flash FM and he presented at Capital Radio (Drive Show), Classic FM (Drive Show) and Nation FM doing the Breakfast show. In his Facebook post, Marcus described his time at Capital FM as amazing thanks to Lumbasi and Jimmy Oboth who helped him rock the breakfast airwaves.
“What started as a vocational job in S6 vac back in ‘98 (Sanyu Radio) has ended up giving me a very fulfilling career and opening more opportunities than I can care to admit. It’s been 18 years of active radio work taking to me to 3 countries and 7 different radio stations. The time has come to hung up the M.I.C…..(at least the one for radio) To everyone that I have worked with in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, I thank you all for helping me improve my craft. Besides my home town Kla, I feel welcome in all 3 countries thanks to all of you. To my latest family of @91.3 Capital FM, thanks for an amazing 5 years. All of you will forever be family. Especially Jackie Nake Lumbasi and Jimmy Okoth. Thanks for helping us rock the breakfast airwaves for 5 solid years. Keeping at number 1 isn’t easy and you have made it possible by hard work and consistency. Keep on keeping on guys….UBL & NBS TV still remaining addresses I can be found at. Not to mention Blackstar Entertainment and Imara African Coffee. Countdown is on to last radio show on Dec 15th. One love y’all.” Marcus posted on his wall.
Jackie Lumbasi has since wished her soon to be ex-colleague all the best in his next endeavors. “Jackie Nake Lumbasi 5 years just flew by, oh my goodness. It was great knowing and working with you, I have learnt a lot from you. It was an honour. Wish you well in your future endeavors. So long Marcus Kwikiriza” Lumbasi posted.