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Canadian rapper Shad new Q host


CBC has found a new host for its weekday radio program Q.

Past Polaris Prize shortliste­d rapper Shad will take over hosting duties when the show is set to relaunch in mid-April, CBC said Tuesday night.

The 32-year-old — a Juno winner in 2011 and multiple Juno Award nominee — will be Q’s first permanent host since CBC fired the show’s previous host Jian Ghomeshi in late October following allegation­s of sexual assault.

Shad, whose real name is Shadrach Kabango, was born in Kenya but raised in Canada. He picked up a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., and earned a master’s degree in liberal studies from British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University.

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