Comedian Nick Chege launches his own online radio station
– According to Kartelo, Rieng Radio aims to support young talents
– Speaking at William Ruto’s online radio launch, the young comedian revealed he’s a drug addict and getting deep into comedy has helped him a lot
– Father-of-one said his online station managed to collect 700,000 online streams in June
Comedian Nick Chege aka Kartelo has started an online radio station called Rieng Radio.
Kartelo launched his own startup during a meeting with Vice President William Ruto on Thursday, July 9.
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The Vice President was at home, Karen, where he continued his weekly youth empowerment program.
The rising comedian visited Ruto with comedian and NACADA director Chipukeezy when he unveiled the station.
“We have developed a radio for young people, Rieng Radio aims to create a media station dedicated to young people, you know we have a lot of energy, we just want to focus on art, song and theater” , said Kartelo.
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According to the young man, the radio has been working for some time and informs people about trends.
The comedian said they are doing so well and revealed that as of June they were able to pull together 700,000 streams online.
“We created something called Rieng Radio, we continue to educate people on trends, the numbers are correct, last month we gathered 700,000 streams online,” the comedian added.
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Via his YouTube channel, the comedian has so far recorded 11 episodes which have since gathered a huge following.
Speaking at the meeting where Ruto met young people from Westlands, Kasarani, Embakasi East and Kamkunji constituencies, Kartelo revealed that he was once a drug addict.
“I was a drug addict, even my MP knows that after I became an artist the crime rate in Kayole went down. After I started acting I found myself working with Chipukeezy because of God and I started doing the Chipukeezy Show, ”revealed the comedian.
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Kartelo worked with Chipukeezy on their show aired on TV47.
Later, the young man landed a job at Milele FM where he co-hosts a mid-afternoon show.
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