State House spokesperson Kanze Kanze Dena Mararo has wished her best friend, Lulu hassan, the best as she turns a year older.
The two cemented their relationship when they were both co-anchors for five years on Citizen TV.
“WE USED TO CHAT ON FACEBOOK, FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND WE MET DURING HER SON’S FIRST BIRTHDAY,” KANZE DISCLOSED THAT THEIR FRIENDSHIP IN A JANUARY 9, 2018 PARENTS MAGAZINE VIDEO INTERVIEW.
The got even closer when they started working together at Citizen TV’s weekend Swahili bulletin, Nipashe Wikendi.
“WE WERE COVERING ELECTIONS AND SINCE PRESENTING AT THAT TIME REQUIRED ONE TO AD-LIB, WE WENT INTO THE STUDIO WITH NO SCRIPT AND WE WERE FORCED TO COME UP WITH STORIES TO KEEP THEIR VIEWERS GLUED,” KANZE RECOUNTED.
Their chemistry on air and off air sealed their friendship that has lasted longer than their work relationship.
Back in 2020 Kanze confirmed in a radio interview that they may get together sometime in the future and work together again.
“SITORUDI TENA YAANI NDO NIMEMALIZA NA PIA MIAKA NAYO IMEENDA KWA HIVYO LAZIMA PIA NIANGALIE NA MAMBO MENGINE. (I DON’T SEE MYSELF GETTING BACK ON SCREEN. THAT TIME HAS BEEN SURPASSED AND MY FOCUS IS ON SOMETHING ELSE.)”
“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 KESHO AMA TUSEME ZOTE KWA PAMOJA.
(What I miss the most and still do, is being in the studio with Lulu. Maybe one day we will do a reunion session together when we are older. Other times i wish that the spokesperson position would allow two people so we can also work hand in hand again),” said Kanze Dena.
Today, Lulu Hassan turns a year older and Kanze has wished her a happy birthday with a super cute message.
“THAMANI YA TUNU SIO BEI YA MNADANI AMA MADUKANI. THAMANI HALISI YA TUNU IPO MOYONI… KILA KUKICHA THAMANI INA PANDA…
LULU WEWE NI TUNU.. SIKU ZOTE, MAJIRA YOTE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @LOULOU_HASSAN 💝💖
(THE VALUE OF A PRECIOUS GIFT IS NOT THE PRICE YOU GET FOR IT AT THE AUCTION OR SHOP. IT’S TRUE VALUE IS IN THE HEART. LULU YOU ARE THE GIFT IN MANY WAYS.)”