I needed to be hardcore on TPF — Judge Ian

Being nice to contestants would not lure viewers, he says

In Summary

• Like many other reality shows, TPF required conflict and drama to be exciting, he says

Ian Mbugua
Ian Mbugua

Former Tusker Project Fame judge Ian Mbugua is known by many for his harsh and mean remarks on the music reality show.

Ian says he needed to be a 'hardcore' to fit a reality TV show. 


Speaking on Engage Talk, he said, "Some people ask for your opinion, but when you give them, they don't like it. I like being honest and forthright."  

He said TPF, like many other reality shows, required conflict and drama to be exciting. 

"It is a reality. It is TV! I could use kinder words, but it would not be nice for television. I could tell them, 'That was kind of nice, but you could try and do this and that'. No!"

Ian currently teaches drama and music and manages theatre at the Brookhouse International School.