Comedian Chipukeezy, Kartelo, and Ebru TV’s drama seem to be far from over, days after the veteran comedian accused his former employer of social class discrimination, Ebru TV’s management has released a press statement on the same.
Ebru TV’s management has denied terminating Kartelo based on his social class status, according to them, Kartelo failed to meet the company’s expectations adding that he was not their employee.
Press Release On Chipukeezy
We wish to clarify the issues that have been in the public eye. To be fundamentally clear Ebru did not terminate Kartelo for what Chipukeezy claims as ‘ghetto-ness’ but we no longer wanted to work with him which is our right as the management of Ebru. pic.twitter.com/gYx7vtLQrP
— Ebru TV Kenya (@EbruTVKenya) August 29, 2019
A few days ago, the comedian canceled his contract with the TV station for allegedly asking him to drop his co-host, Kartelo, from the show.
In a long Instagram post, Chipu said the station wanted him to drop Kartelo because the show had become too “ghetto”.
”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,” he wrote.
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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🙏