Rashid Abdalla CareerRashid Abdalla became the face of the Swahili news station owned by the Nation Media Group (NMG), an experiment that backfired forcing the management to shut down the loss making QTV station. The Aga Khan owned media house also closed Nation FM and Rwanda (KFM). Jobs were lost save for Rashid Abdalla who survived by being absorbed in NTV-which would be their single multi-lingual station after shutting down QTV. A statement at the time read: “Regrettably this will result in a reduction of our workforce through job redundancies” .”We will strive to provide all the necessary support to help them manage through this transition,” part of the statement read.
Rashid Abdalla on NTV
The father of two gave a good account of himself at NTV. Former Trend host, Larry Madowo, would have Rashid Abdalla interview guests in the popular show whenever he wasn’t around. His transition to NTV from QTV was almost seamless.
Rashid Abdalla on Citizen TV
The move to Citizen TV came as a surprise to many. Rashid, who joins his wife to read the 7PM news, was enticed by a fat salary.