Tributes as Shaka Ssali’s set to retire
By Akpo Ometan
Tributes are pouring in following the announcement by the Straight Talk Africa team that veteran African Affairs commentator, Shaka Ssali is set to retire in May.
This is even as a notice posted on the twitter handle of the programme which makes its appearance weekly on TV screens in Africa and North America, has invited fans and followers to comment on the impact of the presenter’s outings across the past two decades that he had been on the saddle.
‘Straight Talk Africa
Shaka is retiring at the end of May after 20 years of hosting #StraightTalkAfrica.
What do you think is his legacy? Upload a short video with
or send it to us as a message. Your video may be used in Shaka’s farewell episode!
In response, fans have taken to posting tributes:
Congratulations to the KABALE KID for the years of service and excellent coverage of our continent !
Shaka Ssali was the most frustrated diasporian. He knew alot more than an ordinary pers about what played out globally, forces that determined Africa politics, but yet he was unable to influence change in the way he yearned to. He is an iconic & celebrity journalist of our time.
Shaka Ssali, Presenter, Straight Talk Africa