‘Davido begged me to perform in his Tanzania show’ Diamond Platnumz admits

Nigerian singer Davido performed in Dar es Salaam last Saturday before he flew to Nairobi for the exclusive pool party at Kilimani’s B-Club.

According to The Star, Davido pulled a surprise on his fans during his show in Tanzania when he invited Diamond Platnumz on stage to perform together during Tanzania’s 30 Billion Concert in Dar.

Diamond was not slated to perform at the concert but the two singers performed their collaborative hit single ‘Number One’ remix to the delight of fans.

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Speculation has since risen that Diamond’s surprise performance at Davido’s concert had been planned and that he was paid to perform.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Diamond said Davido begged him to perform at his show.He said

“Davido texted me on instagram and asked me if i will be in Tanzania on the 16th of this month,on confirming that i would be there he asked me to go perform in his show.

“I delayed replying the message because I wanted to ask my manager first about it. My manager, Babu Tale, told me its ok because he is not managing me to be  trouble to people but rather to be  friend with them.”

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He goes on to add

 “I told Davido not to inform anyone about it.I confirmed my availability on that same day at 2pm that I was going for his show. Davido begged me to actually go for his show.

“I am happy that everything went smooth, but i left immediately we finished our song because i felt i sang another song i might end up spoiling his show.”

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Akon set to build own futuristic city in Senegal with ‘AKoin’ crypto-currency.

Rapper Akon has unveiled plans to build his own futuristic city in Senegal, trading in a crypto-currency named ‘AKoin’ after himself.

The proposal for Akon Crypto City, according to Daily Mail, says it will be a ‘real-life Wakanda’ – referring to a technologically advanced country in Marvel’s Black Panther film.

AKoin’s website says the city, near the capital Dakar, will include universities, schools, a sports stadium and an international airport on 2,000 acres of land.

The Smack That singer, 45, told the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity that the currency could be the ‘saviour of Africa in many ways’, Sky News reports.

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The website describes Akon Crypto City as ‘the first 100 per cent crypto-based city with AKoin at the center of transactional life’.

It claims that 2,000 acres of land have already been granted to the project by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.

It says: ‘[The city is] within 5 minutes of the new international airport, close to the coast and a short drive from Dakar, the capital city of Senegal (Akon’s homeland).

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‘This mixed use, master-planned city, contains everything from residential to retail, parks, stadium, light manufacturing, universities, and schools.

‘Akon Crypto City has opportunities for brands, businesses and high-profile individuals to create amazing, inclusive experiences in a futuristic environment and welcomes anyone looking to step into the future.’

The currency itself is described as ‘a stable currency [to] stimulate and support youth entrepreneurship, economic stability, and growth across Africa and the world.’

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The star previously started the Lighting Africa project in an effort to provide solar energy to the continent.

In 2016 he launched African music download service Musik Bi, with a mission to promote African artists.

In March this year he told TMZ that he could imagine running for President of the United States with Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg as his running mate.

Paloma Faith and Naomi Campbell are also among the stars who have attended the event in the south of France this year.

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Shock in South Africa as man poisons son and commits suicide in alleged murder suicide

A nine-year-old boy died after being ‘poisoned’ on a South African holiday and was found next to his father’s dead body in a suspected murder-suicide.

According to Daily Mail an inquest carried out showed that Noah Smith, of Burham, Kent, went on holiday with his father Vuyo Tame in January, but was found dead in a hotel room in Johannesburg on January 8.

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Mr Tame, believed to be 47, was also found dead in the room and officials say he took his own life.

A coroner said Noah’s death was ‘extremely suspicious’ and that he believed Mr Tame was ‘involved’ in his son’s death, he told the inquest at Maidstone last week.

Noah died from poisoning, after large amounts of ‘over-the-counter’ drugs used to treat allergies, insomnia and nausea, were found in his system, the inquest heard.

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His family are now trying to come to terms with his death as an investigation is underway to establish what happened on the holiday.

Noah’s mother, Vicky Smith told the Kent Messenger that her son was ‘fun-loving, caring, bright and beautiful’.

She said: ‘He was clearly designated for great achievements in life, making his death so much more tragic and so hard for me to bare.

‘Noah was in black belt training at Kung-Fu and was a seconder in his Cub Scout pack.’

She added: ‘All my family and me feel his loss so very deeply and we have been truly devastated by his death.’

Coroner Ian Wade, speaking at the opening of the inquest last week, said that Noah’s death was ‘unnatural’ and that a full inquest was needed.

He said: ‘Noah was nine years old and was taken to South Africa by his father for the the purposes of a holiday.

‘The circumstances in which he died, in the same room as his father, are extremely suspicious.

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‘An investigation was not carried out in any great depth in South Africa due to the apparent circumstances of his father appearing to have taken his own life.

‘I have suspicions he was involved in the sad and tragic death of Noah,’ the Kent Messenger newspaper reported on Thursday.

Mr Wade added: ‘The death of a nine-year-old in these circumstances is truly dreadful.’

Pathologists are currently waiting for medical reports from South African officials before a full inquest can take place.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: ‘Our staff are supporting the family of a British child following his death in South Africa in January.’

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An excited Ugandan artiste Maurice Kirya becomes a first time dad

Ugandan artiste Maurice Kirya is the latest dad in town after welcoming his bundle of joy Sienna Kirya on June 13, 2018.

Maurice Kirya is known for his songs such as ‘The blue dress’ and ‘Never been loved’ although he also sings in Luganda which is very rare for artistes nowadays.

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Before the come along, Maurice could not hide his desire to meet her, posting a photo of the mum to be with the below caption.

“So in love with these two!! Can’t wait, can’t wait!!! “

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Eventually the beautiful princess is here and the excited father took to his instagram to show his love and gratitude to his wife Lisa. He wrote

“Thank you for giving me the best gift ever, sleepless nights have never been so beautiful, love you both. #newborn #Sienna”

Lisa who was smitten by the sweet message the hubby had written her, replied back with an even more sweeter message that has left us assured that the two are in love.

She wrote

“Thank you @mauricekirya for your endless love and caring! Seeing how much you love our little girl makes me fall in love with you even more 💕 Happy first Father’s Day! Xoxo Sienna and Lisa 😘”

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Here are photos of the beautiful princess

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‘Nakupenda tu my backup husband’ Noti flow declares to CMB Prezzo

Noti flow is known not only for her rapping skills but for her controversy in the entertainment industry in regards to her friendships and relationships.

At some point she blasted Prezzo after claiming that he made her lose a lot of cash estimated at Ksh 100,000 after failing to appear for the video shoot of her  song ‘Tupendane.’

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But in a recent post the damsel proclaimed her undying love and appreciation to the musician. She wrote the message below with a photo of her and Prezzo hanging out;

“I just realized wen am with my real ones we do not often take pics . We’re so caught up with real shit we forget to take em, cuz pics is least of importance . So bitches better spare me with the blah blah..old pic.. blaah.. it’s my IG , to start there 😎

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@prezzo254 nakupenda bure 😆 Even wen am mad at yo ass u still ring me and u won’t hang up till am giggling 😳 I done a lotta dumb shit but you forgive me so quick like nothing’s happened 😭 You’ve got a golden heart 💛 Nakupenda tu my backup husband 😁❤ #lepresident”

‘Bi****s Should Keep Off My Man’ – Noti Flow Warns Ladies Thirsting Over Her Man

Noti is not shy when it comes to defending the self proclaimed president. In November 2017 she got into a tussle over Prezzo with Tanzanian beauty Amber Lulu warning her to keep off from her man .

She wrote

“You are talking about that bi*** calling herself Amber Rose. Who even calls herself Amber Rose when we all know that there can only be one Amber Rose. The truth is that Prezzo was not in Tanzania to see her but to record collabos with the likes of Fid Q and other hip hop guys.

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Noti Flow and Amber Lulu

Besides, I know b****s keep on chasing him the way nig*** chase me and so I wouldn’t be shocked if she hits back and claims he was with her. Thing is, girls…bi****s should keep off my man as they know where his heart is,” said Noti Flow.”

Prezzo is said to have dated Amber but things went down south after the damsel admitted to having aborted the musician’s baby.

She admitted to it during an interview with Clouds FM. She claimed that it was a bad decision and she is feeling bad about it.

Noti flow is said to have been dating Nairobi D cast Colonel Mustapha but the two parted after Noti claimed that he was going out with a cougar something she could not stomach.

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Maybe with the latest sweet message written to him, Prezzo might reconsider dating Noti Flow.

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‘I pay all bills yet my husband is capable. I am tired’ cries city woman

Since time in memorial men have been considered the providers of the family but that is no longer the case as one Nigeria woman found out.

A heartbroken woman who has been fending for her family including despite having a husband, sought advice as she feels she has hit the end of the road.

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The mother of two says,

“I’ve been married for 3 years now, God has blessed my husband and I with lovely kids 2 boys, my issue is I am the one that has been fending for my kids since I had them I pay their school fees, buy their provisions and everything that concerns taking care of the kids. When it comes to house keeping too, I use my money to cook for the house, pay all the salaries and even Dstv subscriptions.”

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She adds

“Its tiring I don’t know if I can continue with that kind of life I’m not complaining but my son would be resuming school soon and I know he won’t give me a dime out of the money. How do I survive. He knows I am capable so he has left all the responsibility to me . I’m really tired and its really weighing me down. I don’t know what you guys can advise me to do.”

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Like many women, this woman who is caught between a rock and a hard place, decided to seek for advice before she made a hasty decision.

Here are some of the advice the woman got

oluwatiti_: All this kind of men should stay far away from my genertion IJN,from me to my great granddaughters.kilode he can’t even take care of his own children.madam you need to call both your families,tell them what you are going through,atleast let them know,let them talk some sense into him.because if you continue like this,you will do it till thy kingdom come

[email protected]: He’s spending his money on his side chicks and her children.. just like how a man doesn’t provide for his family only for the wife to find out he has a single mother with children as side chicks and he does it all for her meanwhile he does nothing at home.

officialbettymicah: That’s why it’s good to allow him be the man, don’t do, am helping him too much, becos he will leave everything for you.

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terundu: A woman is NEVER meant to be the head or assume the responsibilities of the head, you are only meant to assist not take the man’s roles on top of your head. You started this and now that he is used to it, you are tired? No matter the money you have, ladies, ALWAYS INSIST THAT A MAN PLAYS HIS ROLE AS A PROVIDE R, you should only assist, it is what you allow that will continue.

Just recently a man became the talk of town after living a woman he had gone out with with a bill of 37K.

The man left the woman stranded and its not clear whether he could not afford to pay the bill or whether he was just teaching them a lesson.

The question to women is would you take responsibility of all the bills when your husband is fully capable?

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Outrage over Lord Sugar’s ‘racist’ image tweet of Senegal’s World Cup squad.

Lord Alan Sugar today sparked a huge race row after he posted a racist tweet comparing the Senegal World Cup squad to black beach sellers.

As reported on Daily Mail, hundreds of people immediately slammed the 71-year-old Apprentice host, but he initially failed to back down, calling the reaction ‘OTT’ to what was a ‘bloody joke’.

The tweet was eventually removed 23 minutes later – but Lord Sugar insisted this was only because it was ‘interpreted in the wrong way as offensive by a few people’.

However, 82 minutes after posting the initial message, he admitted the tweet was ‘misjudged’ and his ‘attempt at humour has backfired’, saying he was ‘very sorry’.

Lord Sugar’s position as host of the popular BBC TV programme – which has run for 13 seasons so far, with another on screen this autumn – could now come into doubt.

2234649158_2034267553559098_601338371112960000_nLord Sugar wrote above the image: ‘I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella. Multi tasking resourceful chaps.’

But the post was then deleted – and Lord Sugar said: ‘Just been reading the reaction to my funny tweet about the guy on the beach in Marbella .

‘Seems it has been interpreted in the wrong way as offensive by a few people. Frankly I can’t see that I think it’s funny. But I will pull it down if you insist.’

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However, 82 minutes after posting the first message, he tweeted: ‘I misjudged me earlier tweet. It was in no way intended to cause offence, and clearly my attempt at humour has backfired. I have deleted the tweet and am very sorry.’

He had also tweeted, to a follower who asked when he would apologise: ‘I can’t see what I have to apologise for… you are OTT… it’s a bloody joke.’

In another post in response to someone who had said it was ‘not an OK tweet’, Lord Sugar wrote: ‘why not, it is meant to be funny… for God’s sake.’

Sugar later told Mirror Online: ‘It was meant as a joke. Someone sent me the picture and I tweeted. People know I have fought against racism for years .

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‘I sincerely didn’t think this could be interpreted in any other way other than funny. However, due to the comments on Twitter I pulled it down.’

The BBC, who broadcast The Apprentice, were preparing a statement today. It is not yet known whether Scotland Yard are investigating the tweet.

Some Twitter followers compared Lord Sugar to Roseanne Barr, the US sitcom star who was dropped by her network after an outcry following a racist tweet.

Others were urging the public to complain to the House of Lords Commissioner for Standards over the tweet. Lord Sugar joined the House of Lords in 2009.

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Among the 23 players in the World Cup squad for Senegal, who beat Poland 2-1 yesterday, seven are based in England – including five in the Premier League.

They are Idrissa Gueye of Everton, Cheikhou Kouyaté of West Ham United, Alfred N’Diaye of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sadio Mané of Liverpool.

The other two Senegal players based in England are Badou Ndiaye and Mame Biram Diouf, who both play for Stoke City in the Football League Championship.

BBC World News presenter Babita Sharma said it was a ‘shocking, vile tweet that you take a screen grab of because you know it will soon be deleted’.

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Kayode Modupe-Ojo, a British-Nigerian entrepreneur, tweeted: ‘If that Alan Sugar tweet was real then ladies and gentlemen… you just had a small insight into the type of ‘undercover racism’ black people face daily. As a black African man I am genuinely upset, offended and disappointing in you, Lord Sugar.’

Bookmaker Paddy Power slashed the odds on Lord Sugar to not appear on the next series of The Apprentice from 20/1 to evens today.

Lord Sugar is also now rated at 5/1 to delete his Twitter account before next year.

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Zari Hassan appointed judge and guest speaker for Miss Uganda 2018 beauty pagent

Zari Hassan is a woman of many hats being a mother, business woman but she couldn’t hide her excitement in being chosen to be a judge in Miss Uganda 2018.

She took to her Instagram page to share the exciting news writing,

“Within every woman is the power to create, nurture and transform & I am proud to be a patron and judge of the missugandaofficial 2018.
Beauty with purpose is not only the motto for the Miss Uganda foundation but also a powerful tool for change.”

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The mother of five went ahead to explain how excited she is.

“Uganda I’m looking forward to coming home and mentoring & inspiring the contestants that will participate in the #MissUG18 on the 10th of August 2018 at the @kampalasheraton”

‘You have been with me through thick and thin,’ Zari cries to her followers

The event which is organized by Miss Uganda Foundation is a celebration of beauty with a purpose to inspire young women to succeed in life.

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Apart from being a judge, Zari will also be a guest speaker at a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activity targeted to young girls organized by the same foundation.

With these responsibilities the boss lady sure knows that the sky is the limit.

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‘Dylan is not Jaguar’s son’ Hamisa Mobetto denies her son is fathered by MP Jaguar

Tanzanian socialite Hamisa Mobetto attracts controversy wherever she goes with the latest being that her son Dylan was fathered by Kenyan MP Jaguar.

Born Charles Njagua Kanyi, the politician is publicly known to have kids with different baby mamas but Hamisa has denied ever meeting the politician .

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Mheshimiwa Jaguar

Hamisa Mobetto mocks Diamond Platnumz’ mother days after being beaten

The Tanzanian beauty set the record straight while speaking to Millardayo.

She clarified that she has never met Jaguar despite many claiming that the reason why she frequents the country is to meet him.She said

“I have never met Jaguar in my life, I have been to Kenya many times but I have never met him. I don’t know him. And so it surprises me when people claim that Jaguar is the father but fame comes at its price,”

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Hamisa Mobetto’s son Dylan

Mwacheni Mwanangu!! Hamisa Mobetto’s mum warns Diamond’s family

The mother of two went ahead to say that it’s only her who knows the father of her son because the two of them were in bed together and no one didn’t witness to go around spreading rumors.

“When they say Dylan belongs to Jaguar I get annoyed because I know who the father is. Because I was the one who had sex so I know who the father is and I am not the kind to cheat in a relationship. I will be faithful until we break up. But I cannot mix when I’m with you, that’s my nature. A lot of girls can but I can’t,” she added.

Diamond Platnumz and Hamisa were lovers for the longest time and their relationship was on and off until October 2016 when they started dating seriously.

She has been under harsh criticism from Diamond Platnumz family who can’t seem to fathom the thought of accepting her as one of their own.

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Meet Leroy Mwasaru the youngest Kenyan to grace 2018 Forbes Africa 30 under 30

Leroy Mwasaru is the youngest Kenyan to appear in the 2018 edition of Forbes Africa 30 under 30 for his efforts in environmental conservation.

The laid back Mwasaru appeared on the Forbes magazine for his environment conservation efforts with his company Greenpact, he took to his instagram page to break the good news,

He wrote

“Deeply humbled and honored to be listed in this year’s class of #ForbesAfricaunder30 in the Business category for the work we do with parent company, Greenpact. Also as the youngest honoree at 20. The journey continues.”

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Greenpact is a company which produces and distributes affordable and high-quality innovative bio-gas digester systems to get bio-gas from both agricultural and human refuse.

This is not the first time the Maseno High alumni is being recognized for his work ,he first appeared in CNN at the age of 17 for him to future in their segment in‘Tomorrow’s Hero’ .

He has also been a Returning Ambassador for ‘oneyoungworld’ in an event held in Columbia.

Leroy Mwasaru with friends during an event in Columbia
Leroy Mwasaru with friends during an event in Columbia

In 2017 Mwasaru appeared on a local TV station NTV on their morning show ‘Better Living’ to speak about his company and what it has to offer.

At only 20 the dedicated young man has achieved something most of us will never achieve even in a lifetime,it

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In 2017 he was also recognized by United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change for the role he has played in preserving the environment through his company.

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Among other African’s who toped the list include Ladipo Lawani, 29, Nigeria,Fred Apaloo, 28, Ghana, Reabetswe Ngwane, 25, South Africa ,Gozie Coker, 29, Nigeria and Leonida Mutuku, 29, Kenya .

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Wizkid stuns in Dolce and Gabbana’s 2019 Spring/Summer Men’s collection fashion show

African superstar Wizkid not only became the first African musician to walk on a Dolce and Gabbana runway but he got to do it to his own music and alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell.

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As reported in This Is Africa, The Nigerian singer and songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, took on the fashion world in his runway debut.

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The artiste became the first African musician to walk in a Dolce and Gabbana show in Milan, Italy this past week. He added his star power to a line-up that consisted of fashion icon Naomi Campbell and musician Tinie Tempah.

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Wizkid strutted down the runway when the multinational fashion house revealed its 2019 Spring/Summer Men’s Collection, wearing a stylish black and gold outfit, complete with studded mask and luxury jewellery.

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RIP!!!Migori Senator Ben Okello dies of throat cancer at MP Shah Hospital

Migori Senator Ben Okello is dead after a long battle with throat cancer at MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi on Monday night.

According to The Star the senator has been treated in different places including India but sadly he lost the battle. His body was taken to Lee Funeral Home.

Richard Solo, who is former North Kamagambo MCA and the manager of Okello’s office, said the Senator will be missed as he was a dedicated leader.

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Migori senator Ben Okello who passed away on Monday due to throat cancer

Okello, a former radio journalist, surprised his opponents when he won the August 8, 2017 election as he had not been campaigning actively.While receiving his certificate from the IEBC at Migori TTC, he jokingly said:

“I congratulate my worthy opponents … as you can see I have lost weight.”

He succeeded Wilfred Machage who opted to vie for the Kuria West parliamentary post.

Okello’s victory was attributed in part to his popularity as Ramogi FM morning show presenter and his closeness to Governor Okoth Obado.

When he spoke to the Star on March 1 while receiving treatment in India, he said he was doing well and that he was still performing his duties.

Okello asked residents to work closely with their leaders to ensure development after the heated elections season.

“Despite being sick, he continued to manage his office and often sent leaders to represent him at major social functions,” Solo said.

RIP!!!!!Nyamira governor John Nyangarama’s son dies of menengitis

 Residents started asking questions when Okello missed Nasa’s last rally, before principal Raila Odinga’s swearing-in, on January 26.

“He skipped the rally in Homa Bay because he had sought treatment in India. He went there for the second time before going to MP Shah,” Solo said.

This comes almost a week after Nyamira governor John Nyangarama also lost his son to acute menengitis  which he had been battling for a while.

Nyangarama is still receiving treatment himself leaving his official duties at the hands of his deputy governor Amos Nyaribo.

May the senator rest in peace.

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Amazing Photos of Willis Raburu’s parents- in -law looking like teens

Kenyans recently celebrated Father’s Day and we could not help but notice how young Willis Raburu’s parents-in-law are leaving us envious.

Marya Prude is married to Citizen TV’s presenter Willis Raburu,. The two tied the knot in May 2017 in a quiet wedding held at Runda.

The couple is still enjoying each other’s company given the fact that they still have no children

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Willis Raburu with his wife Prudence Raburu
Willis Raburu with his wife Prudence Raburu

Going by her frequent posts on her Instagram page, we can’t help but notice how beautiful and flawless Prude Raburu’s Mum is.

She is a true definition of aging gracefully given that she still has the aura of a young girl and if she and the daughter took a selfie they would be mistaken for sisters while the dad would easily pass for an older brother.

Here are photos of the parents.

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Willis Raburu’s mother-in-law

 

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Prude Raburu’s dad

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 Willis Raburu with wife Prude and his father -in-law

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Prude Raburu’s mum

Before the two tied the knot, Prude Raburu was not known in public but is now a ‘celeb’ face due to the fact that the husband does not shy away from showing her off to those who might care to see.

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Yoga worsens people’s egos and general attitude ,a UK study reveals

Yoga has been in existence for a long time with many using it as a way of meditation but a new research shows that  yoga worsen people’s egos.

According to Daily Mail People have a higher opinion of themselves after practicing the ancient form of exercise and mindfulness, a UK study found.

This contradicts the belief that yoga and meditation make people less selfish and more concerned for the well being of others.

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Previous studies suggest yoga and meditation can boost people’s mental health by easing stress, anxiety and depression.

Researchers from the University of Southampton  carried out the research by first analyzing 93 yoga students over 15 weeks.

After practicing the ancient form of exercise, the participants completed a survey that asked them how much they related to statements such as ‘I will be well-known for the good deeds I will have done’.

They also ranked how much statements like ‘at the moment, I have high self-esteem’ applied to them.

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In the second part of the experiment, the researchers analysed 162 people who were recruited from Facebook sites dedicated to meditation over four weeks.

These participants were asked to evaluate themselves against statements such as ‘in comparison to the average participant of this study, I am free from bias’.

The findings were published in the journal Psychological Science.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION?

Meditation can be traced back to as early as 5000 BC.

It is associated with some philosophies and religions but is practiced as a secular, stress-relieving activity more and more.

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A recent study revealed that meditation

1.can reduce one’s risk of heart disease by decreasing risk factors that can lead to the illness.

Specifically, it found that the practices can lower one’s blood pressure and their anxiety and depression levels.

2.It can also help people quit smoking, which can lead to a fatal heart attack.

Experts are warning that healthy lifestyle changes such as being more physically active are still the surest way to ward off the disease, but adding that meditation can also decrease one’s chances.

Meditation makes people ‘self absorbed’ 

The researchers argue western forms of Buddhism may make people self centred by encouraging them to focus on their personal anxieties or how to self improve rather than selfishness.

Buddhist writer Lewis Richmond previously told The Huffington Post: ‘The act of sitting in silence, eyes closed or facing a wall, attention focused on the inner landscape of breath, body, and mental activity, could at least be characterized as self-absorbed.’

Therefore those who practice meditation with a self centered approach will likely become more self absorbed.

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The power of yoga 

This comes after research released last August suggested yoga benefits the central nervous system, strengthens immunity and gives people a sense of focus.

Practicing the ancient spiritual exercise reduces anxiety and depression, and boosts mindfulness, a study found.

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It also increases protein and hormone levels that are associated with improved resilience to stress, the research adds.

From a physical-health perspective, yoga and meditation both reduce inflammation, which is linked to improved function of the central nervous and immune systems, the study found.

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Lead author Dr Rael Cahn, from the University of Southern California, said: ‘To our knowledge, our study is the first to examine a broad range of pro- and anti-inflammatory markers in a healthy population before and after a yoga-meditation intervention.’

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‘Hurumia bibi hii kitu utaihitaji siku ingine’ Female Caller pleads with men who want many kids on Maina Kageni’s show

Children are a blessing  but the question on Maina Kageni’s mind after  word spread of a man with 11 kids and 5 grand kids at the age of 50 is are they really a blessing?

Kenya’s population has been on the increase due to people not taking control of their family planning responsibilities thus ending up in poverty.

During the morning show Maina and King’ang’i in the morning , Maina asked his listeners on what they thought about having lots of kids without the capability to take care of them.

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One caller said

“I am not rich and I have never worked for NYS,KPL nor any of the companies mentioned in corruption saga’s where you carry cash with a gunia yet I have 8 kids and 3 grandkids at the age of 45

He continues“Out of those 8, two have cleared campus, two are in secondary while the rest are in primary. Provided the wife is not complaining and you can feed them leave all other things alone.Even now if my wife says we add two i will gladly do,after all its easy work.”

“I am better than some people who have 2 kids yet they go round with bursary papers asking for help ‘He concludes

Another caller argued that having many kids help ensure the continuity of a generation and keeping the family names alive.

Mwalimu King’ang’i who himself comes from a big family argued that in this time and age where  Kenyans are dying of sugar loaded with mercury having many kids is the only way of survival .

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The last caller did not mince her words saying “I am married and I have one kid and I will strive to make sure she leaves better than i did.Kwani women are chicken where its expected once you lay 21 eggs you have to hatch all the 21,she posed”

she concludes

“Si hii kitu itararuka,Hurumia bibi hii kitu utaihitaji siku ingine.”

 

 

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Fathers take upto six months to bond with new borns’ Study shows

Kenyans recently marked fathers day but not all fathers are at a point where they can fully enjoy fatherhood since they have not been able to bond with their kids.

Fathers can often feel like a spare part when their first child born – but one leading expert wants men to know that their role is just as important as the mother’s.

Speaking to FEMAIL, author of the book The Life of Dad,said that a father bonding with his newborn can take even up to six months

‘It can take a good six months for a new dad to bond with their child but it’s crucial to remember that forming this father-child bond will happen, though you have to be willing to put in the time via interaction,’

‘The more input there is on your behalf, the quicker that a bond can form.’

Anna advices fathers to take a more active role in their child’s development and reveals the crucial tips they can use to be the best father they can be.

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1. Don’t feel like a spare part

The most important thing you can do as a parent is to really tune in to who your child is as an individual.

From the day your child is born, both mum and dad should spend time with the baby to get a two-way communication going.

This includes touching and stroking your baby to making eye contact as this releases chemicals that help form a bond between you both.

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Getting to understand your baby as an individual is the basis of attachment and it’s the fundamental foundation to build relationship with your baby.

Even as your child gets older, spending time and engaging with them to show that you’re being attentive to them and show that you are there helps to maintain the parent-child bond.

2. Communication is key

Two-way communication is the key to bonding with your baby.

With limited time off for parental leave, it can be harder if you’re a new father to connect with your baby than the mother, who already has a head start from giving birth and from breastfeeding.

It’s easy to mistake that your baby doesn’t like you if they start to cry when you’re holding them, but there is actually science behind this.

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Your brain releases beta-endorphins and oxytocin. It’s really key for dads to do this to build up the levels of these chemicals, as women have a head start from childbirth.

So how can you release these chemicals to bond with your baby? Two major things that you can do with your baby who is younger than six months are:

  • Baby massage – this give dads an Oxytocin hit.
  • Talk, sing and read to your baby – whilst this might seem silly as your baby can’t respond to you, you’ll be building attachment with the child as they will get to know you by hearing your voice and getting used to your touch.

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If your child is six months or older, then you’re able to play with your child to bond with them. There is one type of play you can do called ‘rough and tumble play’. This is the exuberant, energetic play, such as tickling and bouncing your child up and down.

These activities don’t need to take hours, even if it’s just for five to ten minutes at a time you’re still bonding with your baby.

What’s most important is that this time with your baby is uninterrupted, so put your phone to one side and give your child all of your attention.

Over the past 10 years my research has found that for new fathers, it takes them a while to find a bond with their child.

According to Daily Mail it can take a good six months for a new dad to bond with their child but it’s crucial to remember that forming this father-child bond will happen, though you have to be willing to put in the time via interaction. The more input there is on your behalf, the quicker that a bond can form.

Becoming a father is a massive life change so it’s absolutely normal not to feel a strong connection with your baby straightway.  

3. Don’t give up

When times get tough, it can be difficult to know how to stay motivated to form bonds with children.

As a parent, you’ll always experience highs and lows and it can be tricky to know how to stay motivated to be there and form a special bond with your child.

No matter how old your child is, whether they’re a newborn or school age, you should:

  • Remember how important you are to your child.
  • Find support for yourself, take time out for yourself or as a couple and use help from people who offer to babysit. Times can be tough when you don’t get enough sleep and you might start to think why you became a dad or why you’re with your partner when you have a screaming baby.

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  • Give yourself SPACE! It’s okay to take a step back and all parents will feel that. Do something you enjoy, even if it’s just ten minutes to relax.
  • Always remember how rewarding a baby’s smile can be. Your child’s smile can make everything better.
  • Risk-take with your child. Resilience is important to a teenager. Being there as a father and investing in time with a teenager is a good contributor in them with self-esteem.

As your child grows older, the main role of nurturing and challenging will not change.

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Time and attention is important and vital. Activities that you do together don’t have to be anything expensive or elaborate, it could be something simple as dog walking, cooking dinner together or simply taking the time to talk with your child

4. Practice makes perfect

Parenthood is always going to be daunting for both you and your partner, especially if it’s your first time becoming parents.

Baby manuals, as a starting point, are fine. You’ve evolved to become a parent and these guides are there to help you out.

There’s a lot to learn when you have a baby but care and love towards a child is instinctive, something which both parents will have, and this will help you tune into your child. Because of this, you shouldn’t overly rely on manuals.

Listening to what you need as a parent and what your child needs is really important and because a baby manual is not based on you or your baby, what a book might recommend might be the complete opposite to what you need to do as a parent.

Books are great in many ways as they provide practical tips but it’s essential to use your own instincts and learn to bond with your baby. After all, biology prepares us to be parents.

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 How to be the be best father you can be

1.Give yourself time .

2.Every father has a unique role 

Whilst the mother’s role is to nurture and care for the child, the dad has a unique role – to help their child leave the family and explore the world and by challenging them to survive as an individual.

Fathers should be pushing their children to develop and learn new skills they need to interact with other people.

3.The role of dad could be anyone

Dad is anyone who steps up to take the job, whether it’s a biological dad, the mother’s current partner, an uncle or even grandfather for example.

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Gospel artiste Papa Dennis involved in grisly road accident

Gospel artiste Papa Dennis has all reasons to celebrate after surviving a grisly road accident that left his car completely damaged.

The artiste took to his Instagram page to give thanks with a caption of the wreckage

Papa Dennis involved in a grisly road accident
Papa Dennis involved in a grisly road accident

This accident comes almost a week after local producer Dr Eddie fell from the 4th floor and sustained injuries forcing him to under go a surgery to correct the damage.

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Fans took their time to wish the artiste quick recovery as he recovers from this shocking incident;

clemmo254: Pole mzee….mungu mkubwa…pata hafueni ya haraka

rachael_wafula: SORRY GET WELL SOON PAPA

martyn_da_psalmist: @papadennis quick recovery bro…the devil is a liar

caterira: So sorry….get well soon …..My prayers are with you @realpapadennis

mikeobare: Pole sana kaka. Get well soon.

maleekarak: Amen bro thank God ya are safe

manevole: Glory be to God u r ok

idanjuguna: Quick recovery

jay_clause: Get well soon

bigboykoloe: Thank God for the gift of life and protection

kenyanallstar: Pole sana bro! God is great all the time

stom_almadusi: Wah! Pole sana kwa ajali. Thank God for sparing you. I hope no one was badly hurt.

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You don’t have to sing “Mahaga imeiva kama ndondo” for your song to sell pastor Robert Burale blasts local artistes

Pastor Burale is known for his straight forward attitude and this time its no different after writing an open letter to both gospel and secular artistes.

Local artistes have been accused of lacking plot and poor content when it comes to music creativity and Burale’s letter will leave them weeping with shame.

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Robert Burale wrote, “Today, allow me to talk to the Kenyan artists both gospel and secular. You have complained for too long that the public supports international acts at your expense.

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Well sit down and let’s talk.”

1: Try and put some more effort In shooting your videos ..Avoid cheap graphics that look like a kindergarten “video thesis”..People appreciate where effort is EVIDENT…(Of course not all Artists fall here ..Some are very very good and we know them )

2: LYRICS …you don’t have to use words like “pupu” in your songs to sell…You can do love songs without necessarily using demeaning words like “Mahaga zimeiva kama ndondo” .. And you wonder why majority prefer love songs by Tanzanian, Nigerian artists and few Kenyan acts like Sauti Sol…

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Robert Burale

3: Gospel Artists/Ministers….If your song excites the flesh more than the spirit …please regroup..

4: We don’t need to hear your name 75 times before we hear the name of Jesus …Bible says IF I BE LIFTED UP …

5. Lastly to the so called VIDEO VIXENS ..did someone tell you that to qualify to appear in a music video you must be almost NAKED…if you want to be NAKED go the the SAUNA

Kenyans reacted to the post. Here are is their take on the situation.

Maina Robert: Of late I’ve noted Kenyan content is getting more airplay unlike a couple of years ago when Nigerian music ruled our radios. The problem though is differentiating the gospel and secular.

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Chepkoech Ann: Ukweli kapsaa. Sema yote…most Kenyan music bores me to the core. It is a high time these artists considered the content and the importance of developing content that cuts across. That is if they want us to listen to their music, watch their videos many times over and for a long time.

Esther Kariithi: This is nothing but pure truth,we go international coz our local artists have failed us kabisa, content hawana…

Robert Burale

Robert Burale

Deno Wajo: We are lacking content in gospel songs,secular songs nowadays nakedness carries the order of the day, Kenyan musicians should not complain when we support international artists.

Ng’endo Irene: God help our music industry… otherwise we r dancing our way to Lucifer
We forget the devil never sleeps and he will try all ways to make this industry looks so cheap n the word will not reach to the right person… esp our young generation (children ) they are addicted to tv n radio what kind of generation are we raising.

Burale’s letter comes a few weeks after radio presenter Jalang’o blasted gospel artistes for singing songs without content and no particular message.

Radio presenter Jalango slams gospel artistes for songs without content

While speaking to Word Is by The Star ,gospel artiste Size8 reborn has come out to defend other gospel  artistes saying “Jalang’o should not judge people with a few songs because ours is the biggest music industry ,and i believe  every song has a message

She adds”Everyone sings differently thus it would be wrong to judge them with their content.”

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