If you’re a follower of Kikuyu radio stations, you’ve likely encountered Mushaina Masta at some point. He’s a renowned Kikuyu radio host who ascended from obscurity to stardom through sheer dedication and hard work in record time. His presence at Coro FM was a fixture for over 15 years, making his sudden departure a source of astonishment among his listeners. Mushaina Masta kept mum about the reason for his departure, leaving many to speculate about the circumstances.
Recently, during an interview with Jeff Kuria, Mushaina Masta opened up about his life and career journey. He revealed that he had initially pursued mathematics and economics at Kenyatta University, subsequently embarking on a career in banking. However, he soon discovered that his true passion lay elsewhere, leading him to transition into the world of radio. His journey began with a one-minute show at Coro FM after a successful interview.
Over time, his talents were recognized, and he rapidly rose to become one of the most beloved Kikuyu radio personalities in the Mount Kenya region. However, his radio career at Coro FM came to an abrupt end in 2017 following a controversial episode. He had hosted the late Mercy Wa Ciama, a prominent Kikuyu gospel musician and bishop at the time. During the show, Mercy Wa Ciama announced her forthcoming homecoming ceremony, which posed a problem as it amounted to advertising, requiring payment for airtime.
Regrettably, Mercy Wa Ciama was unaware of these advertising protocols. A week later, Mushaina Masta received a call inquiring about whether the musician had paid for the advertisement. He replied in the negative. Consequently, the station’s director informed him that his contract was terminated indefinitely.