Is GOtv replacing Papa Shirandula with Jemutai?

Friday January 12 2018

The showbiz circles have been awash with rumours that Gotv is in talks with comedian Jemutai for a multi-million shilling deal which could leave the current brand ambassador Papa Shirandula out in the cold. PHOTOS| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

The showbiz circles have been awash with rumours that Gotv is in talks with comedian Jemutai for a multi-million shilling deal which could leave the current brand ambassador Papa Shirandula out in the cold. PHOTOS| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By THOMAS MATIKO
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The showbiz circles have been awash with rumours that GOtv is in talks with comedian Jemutai for a multi-million shilling deal which could leave the current brand ambassador Papa Shirandula out in the cold.

A source close to the rising star Jemutai claimed that the comedian visited the GOtv offices numerous times over the December holidays and when questioned, she said negotiations for brand ambassadorship were at an advanced stage. He further claimed that GOtv felt Papa had “outlived his usefulness” as a brand ambassador .

STARTING A NEW PROJECT

“The information I got is that GOtv are thinking of starting a new project to reach people at the grassroots level and thus they have approached Jemutai and asked her to be the brand ambassador of the project as they deem her fit due to her artistic character. That means there will be billboards with her image all over the country. The talks are in high gear and what is left is payment negotiations but I understand there is some light at the end of the tunnel,” said the source.

Jemutai, however, dismissed the rumours when contacted by Nation.co.ke.

“Imagine those are pure lies, no one has contacted me from GOtv,” she said.

However, it’s worth noting that Jemutai has become a darling of corporate companies with the latest being a deal with Safaricom.