Kigali-based media personality, deejay and emcee, Makeda Mahadeo has joined CNBC Africa, replacing Eugene Anangwe who had spent a few months working as an anchor for the business television.
Makeda’s appointment comes just few days after Anangwe was hired by a Kenyan television, TV47, as the Chief Executive.
She also comes in after CNBC Africa has lost two of its top anchors to BBC Africa – George Ndirangu and Maggie Mutesi.
Makeda, a Rwandan-Jamaican, produced and presented the popular radio show, The SWiTCH for five years on Contact FM, co-anchored and co-produced the breakfast television show, Rise and Shine Rwanda, and was also among the first female DJs in Rwanda.
Makeda has recently been curating creative content on her YouTube channel.
In 2016, CNBC Africa moved their East African Headquarters to Kigali. The media outlet has two studios in Kigali; Kacyiru and at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kimihurura