Re-known media personality cum Citizen news anchor Lulu Hassan wrote a hearty message to her friend and former Swahili co-anchor Kanze Dena as she turns a year older.
The nipashe broadcaster thanked the almighty God for their friendship adding that it meant so much to her.
“Your birthday is a beautiful occasion all by itself. However, for me, it’s a special day allowing me to thank God for all that your friendship has meant to me.
This comes barely a year after the statehouse spokesperson early last year made a statement that she was not planning on making a media comeback while missing their former combination with Lulu.
“Sitorudi tena yaani ndo nimemaliza na pia miaka nayo imeenda kwa hivyo laizma pia niangalie na mambo mengine. Lakini kile kitu kimoja mimi na miss na kutamani siku zote ni kuwa studio na Lulu Hassan, huwa natamani sana pengine siku moja huenda tukafanya kipindi, tukiwa vinyanya, hata saa zingine natamani usemaji ungekuwa wa watu wawili , aseme leo niseme keho ama tuseme zote kwa pamoja,” said Kanze Dena.
She rose to her current position having been appointed as the deputy Spokesperson and Deputy Head of the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) at State House in 2018.
Dena has a wealth of experience having been in the industry for over 15 years before landing the state appointment.
The duo nearly got poached back before joining the Royal media services in a deal that never materialized.
“I remember when we were all being poached from our respective companies to join another which was offering some lofty amount, we were enticed to say the least but BOOM! In your typical kind of way, you said ‘’mamaa don’t sign let me go pray for this letter and by morning I will tell you the way forward” and true to your words you dropped the bomb shell ‘MUNGU AMEKATAA LULU’ …And slowly we went back to our respective companies back in 2013.”
“And truly God works in mysterious ways. A few days later, I would receive a call from my mentor and boss Farida Karoney “Wewe Lulu uko wapi? Hii ni story gani nasikia unaenda? Tukutane hapo Nairobi West. And the next minute I’m with you as a colleague; news that you did not believe until you saw me at Maalim Juma Road” Shared Lulu in 2018.