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Sunday, 31 October 2010

REFRESHINGLY OUTRAGEOUS: THE LOLANI KALU EFFECT

Lolani Kalu is a veteran of the Kenyan media scene. But the way he practices his unique brand of journalism is at times so outrageous. Outrageously refreshing. Refreshingly engaging. Engagingly captivating. I call it the Lolani Kalu effect.





His mastery of the Kiswahili language is second to none and it's a delight to hear him narrate a news story. A delight because his conversational style of delivery simply draws you in.

Lolani is also a performer per excellence and the way he infuses his artistic skills into news stories makes them quite memorable.

But it is his creativity that perhaps stands out. You never know what to expect in a Lolani story, especially one that he is filing from location. 

This fact is best exemplified by a story he has just done on why area residents of Homa Bay County allow their livestock to spend the night in the open, away from homesteads.

What does Lolani Kalu do with this story? He narrates it from the point of view of the animals. The master story-teller cleverly brings out the night-time activities by actually voicing the make-belief thoughts of the various animals.

Now that is what I would like to see more often. Not just thinking out of the box but thinking as if there was no box to begin with.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

He reminds me of my childhood coz i grew up with mijikenda specifically the digos. he speaks like them. Kudos!!

Anonymous said...

he'z beyond fabulous i mean his style of reportin news is just outrageous he doesn stress pure talent makes me wanna listen to him more and more Kudos for that:)zahra from la Costa!

Anonymous said...

That he is mercurial there is no doubt. I am a fan of gumzo mitaani as is my 6 year old daughter.

Damaris said...

Great journalist... true Kenyan uniqueness(mzoori.com)

Anonymous said...

Excellent job County Edition Team

Anonymous said...

enyewe huyu jamaa anasimulia vipoa saana,i like his reporting,his sauti na huo u coasto wake!!!!

kabaka john said...

ni halali kweli lolani ni mkali hasa katika masimulizi yaliyo makali.

ni kazi bora zaidi kalu na endelea kunawiri kwa hali na mali lolani kalu aliye mkali kwa makali ya lugha ya kiswahili.

Anonymous said...

aliniweza wakati wa jimbo la mombasa alipoenda kukutana na viumbe majini, naomba wangerudia zile habari zake motomoto na waseme ni lini watafanya hivyo. MARK

Anonymous said...

A GUY WHO IS TALENTED AND CONTENTED WITH THE EXPECTED

Anonymous said...

he rocks

Anonymous said...

lolani kalu ni mmojo wapo wawale wanahabari ambao hunivutia saana katika ulingo wa utangazaji.utumizi wake walugha ya kiswahili nibora kabisa.wakati mwingi utanikuta kwa kioo natanghaza habari zilizo pita kwasababu niko nakipawa na kuwa mwahabari ndio ndoto yangu.lolani kalu mtakopo rudi mombasa katika jimbo la kilifi ntakua tayari kukutana na wewe ili ni kuonyeshe ndoto yangu inayo nisumbua kila siku.utakapo rudi unipigie kwa hii namba 0712216027 nitashkuru sana.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see again that clip he did in the county of kitui about Kamutee and that mountain that allegedly changes one's gender when one goes around it for a number of times...the most hilarious of all!!!

Ezekiel Nemwel said...

I like your Kiswahili "swagg" keep it up bro. you inspire many of us in this field