Grace returns to TV


Former television host Grace Msalame will this month be gracing our television screens again and is set to host a lifestyle show on NTV.

The former Kiss TV host is overjoyed after landing a deal with Nation Media Group to launch a new programme on life matters. She took to her social media pages to announce the plan to host a new show — “Unscripted With Grace.”

In September, 2018, she had also announced that she had landed a new show at The Kenya Red Cross-owned station which mainly targets the youth (18-35 years) with the aim of empowering them with positive entertainment, but she was never seen on air.

Her new job at Nation Centre will see her host a lifestyle show that lets viewers share their stories and life experiences openly and honestly, for the purpose of shifting the culture of silence.

According to head of TV Justus Tharao, “It’s a guide to living a life inspired by dreams and passion, that expands the boundaries of your horizons as it paves the way for those dreams to happen and passions fulfilled … because life is unscripted!”

Despite being away from the screens, the mother of twins has never dismissed the idea of making a comeback on mainstream media.

“I want to try new things, challenge myself and most of all operate from my optimum, which can only happen if I’m living in my purpose. I’m also realising how powerful the digital space is so I want to focus more on that, and create content for clients and interested followers. I may make a return to the screens at some point but the jury is still out on that for now,” Grace had told Parents Magazine in 2017.

On Monday, she announced her comeback on social media by posting, “Thank you all so much for the overwhelming support, good people. All Glory back to God. It’s been a long journey getting here. So grateful for this becoming, it’s an ongoing process in refining it. Journey just began Tuonane Hewani. Because Life is Unscripted. Coming soon to NTV Kenya.”

Msalame has previously worked with KTN and Capital FM. Before leaving Radio Africa Group, she was the Content and Acquisitions Manager, Bamba TV.

Msalame started her TV career as a teenager by hosting “Straight Up” show at KTN between 2005 and 2007. She left to pursue her degree and returned to KTN to host “Art Scene”, before moving to Capital FM where she worked as a radio presenter. She would then join Radio Africa Group, where she worked for seven years, serving in different capacities.