1. There was only one TV in the whole neighborhood and wrestling was the only program the owner of the TV allowed people to watch. The TV set was black and white and had an extended back, powered with a wet battery.
Once it ran out of charge you had to take it to the nearest center and wait for a whole three days to have it recharged again. That power was enough to run the TV for about two weeks.
2. Uchokozi – those days kids were rough. They were used to the daily beatings. Your neighbor had the right to give you a beating if they found you in the wrong and still report you to your mum which warranted an extra thrashing.
3. Kids ate soil and none of them ever got sick. How they survived only God can tell.
4. Whenever it rained, and better still with the hailstones, it was the best playing hour. One of the common games to play with the hailstones was to put it under the armpits and see for how long you’d hold it. Hailstones were to be eaten. Crushing those freezing stones and still not hurting our teeth.
5. Kids back then swam in the ever flowing rivers. They swam naked without caring who saw them. Kids nowadays can’t even pee in the presence of their parents. It’s modern privacy. Those rivers are now gone thanks to increased deforestation.
6. Some of the games kids played then include; dodge ball (nowadays called katty) marble game and playing house (cha mama) Technology has now killed this games. Kids are obsessed with video games and playing with their parents’ phones.
7. One of most enjoyable memories was spending Saturday and Sunday afternoon in a video show listening to movies told in local languages. The best narrator, DJ Afro, had every kid in thrills with those screeches that accompanied the action packed movies. Some of the kids however were not allowed as it was one of the places drugs and adult content was easily available.
8. Every village boy owned at least five dogs. The boys would converge at their favorite spot, each accompanied with his pack of dogs and they would head to the forest to hunt. These dogs had the highest level of intelligence. No dog feasted on what it had caught. It would take it back to the owner. The dogs would hunt and kill hares or antelopes.
Most of us will live to tell of the 90’s childhood.
Zari Hassan dissed Diamond Platnumz over the weekend after he revealed that he was going to help 500 people to pay rent during this pandemic. Zari’s concern was that the singer didn’t contribute to the basic needs of his kids before helping out the public.
“….but you don’t know what your kids eat, or how they sleep, if fees and medical insurance is paid. You will never please the world when your own are not happy and taken care of. You’re selling a lie. Some people have become clowns to some of us.”
Diamond in an interview with Wasafi FM revealed that after the post, he texted Zari for the first time after their break up
“I saw what she said. Normally we speak through our lawyers but yesterday, I had to text her. I told her that she is the mother of my kids and very special because she gave birth to my first children. I told her that her respect to me is very important and that she should avoid online fights because it doesn’t paint a good picture.”
Diamond said that the two spoke in a civil manner and have patched things in terms of co-parenting. Previously, they had been speaking through lawyers
“We had never spoken, so yesterday we really spoke for the first time. She told me that she wasn’t punishing me through kids but there might have been miscommunication between our lawyers. I thank that after corona we might straighten things when it comes to raising our kids.”
Zari and Diamond Platnumz have two kids, Princess Tiffah and Prince Nillan.
Diamond Platnumz has given his side of the story on why he broke up with Kenyan singer Tanasha Donna. Platnumz says that there was a lot of misunderstanding between himself and Tanasha in planning for their future.
He told Wasafi FM that;
“To be honest Tanasha and I are not together. There were things that were out of our ability so we decided to give each other space. We agreed as civilized people and it is not about me being caught cheating. That has never happened.”
He added that in the relationship with Tanasha, he was very settled and had set his mind on her
“That was one of the relationships that I was very calm. When I met Tanasha and started a relationship with her, I left behind a lot of immaturity. We sat down as a family and spoke about the future and we didn’t agree cause everyone wanted what they wanted, so there was a misunderstanding. If God has planned, we can go back together”
He went on to say that he wanted to marry Tanasha and was not a joke neither was it a stunt
“I wanted to marry Tanasha a hundred percent, one million percent. But maybe God has a plan, there are things why we didn’t get to the same page.”
The singer also confirmed that Tanasha had changed her religion to Islam
“We were in Kigoma when she became a Muslim and I told Ricardo Momo (a manger at WCB) that if he pushes her to do it, I’ll pay him. He didn’t force her but he taught her. When she came to me to tell me that she wanted to change I told her to go and think about it and come tell me so she told me that she was sure.”
Samuel Muchoki aka Samidoh has urged Kenyans to follow the regulations laid down by the government as the only way we shall overcome this pandemic.
Samidoh, also an AP officer since 2013, said in an exclusive interview that he is currently enjoying his duties.
“Police work entails so much, but I like it since where I work, I don’t deal with people directly, so that has saved me,” he said.
“I can never leave my military work because I looked for that job while naked.”
Samidoh joined the service in 2013 and went through 15 months of training, graduating in 2014.
His first operation was in Eastleigh, Nairobi, after which he was posted to Mpeketoni in Lamu county.
It was during his posting to Daadab in Northern Kenya that his vocals reawakened his talent and he gave music a try.
“I was off duty in October 2016 when I composed the first song that brought me to the limelight. I never knew it would become an instant hit until I heard it being requested and played on the mainstream media repeatedly,” he said.
The song was titled ‘Ndiri mutwe mwega’, which translates to ‘I don’t have a straight mind.’ Samidoh says it was inspired by the anger he had and decided to express it on paper, only for it to sound musical.
“Ninety per cent of the song is a true story, while the rest is art,” he adds.
Kenyan men argue that women are materialistic while on the other hand women argue that Kenyan men are stingy.
Could all this be due to conflict of interests? Or is it that our men don’t take time to understand what women want.
Today we give men a few hints on what really impresses women as you all know, mwanaume ni effort.
Just like the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach, the way to a woman’s heart is a nice designer shoe. Women love to look good and a nice pair of stilettos gives them that confidence and makes them feel beautiful. So in case you are wondering what to get her, just get that shoe.
For those who walk like ducks in heels, these are not meant for you
A handbag is more like a woman’s baby, wherever she goes it goes too. Handbags are like a woman’s office and thus they strive to get the best brand in the market. It’s every woman’s dream to own a designer handbag so go ahead and gift her that Gucci bag, or LOUIS VUITTON bag she has been eyeing.
We all want to start the day smelling good. Men, forget about buying your woman those cheap perfumes and deodorants sold by the roadside and get her some nice designer item.
She will not only be in a good mood but she will try and impress you too and you never know what she might settle for.
Going out on a vacation is every woman’s dream, with all the hustle and bustle around, an all paid vacation is the way to win your woman’s heart .
This is a nice time for women to flaunt their curves and their bikini bodies. After all, that’s why women work so hard at the gym.
This can only happen after the coronavirus pandemic.
Designer Make Up Kit
No one wants to walk with smudged lipstick or sweaty make up. Every woman wants to own a designer make up kit to achieve that flawless face. Go ahead and get her that and she will love you forever. After all mwanamke ni sura.
We all want to be spoiled. A man who cooks for his woman is heaven sent. There is nothing more s3xy like a man in the kitchen.
It’s very romantic to come home to a warm meal and this act would warm even the hardest of hearts.
Women love surprises. In this day and age, things are moving very fast that means that important events in our lives are slowly being overtaken, but no matter how petty it may sound women still expect you to remember all big days in their lives. To win a woman’s heart just keep tabs on when her birthday is, graduation and drop spontaneous gifts and notes and she will be yours forever.
So men, the next time you want to impress your woman, make sure these things are on your list.
Swahili news anchor Kanze Dena is the latest Kenyan media personality to leave her media job and take up a state appointment.
In the last General election, we witnessed former journalists being elected as MP’s, Cabinet Secretaries,MCa’s among other positions.
Here is a list of media personalities who are giving politics a try.
1. Farida Karoney
The laid back Farida came into the lime light after her appointment as the Cabinet Secretary for Lands by President Uhuru Kenyatta. She is the former Chief Operating Officer at Royal Media.
Her appointment came as a surprise to many.
2. Kanze Dena
The soft spoken presenter has been appointed as Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head, PSCU. Her role includes taking leadership of the core communications teams, including digital, messaging, research, branding and press. With expansive newsroom leadership experience, Ms. Dena has been tasked to focus on the President’s brand positioning, media relations and messaging with respect to the delivery the Big Four agenda.
Former member of P Square, Peter Okoye, alias Rudeboy, says at the time he married, he was broke as a church mouse.
Speaking in an Instagram live video, he urged men not to always stereotype women by thinking all of them are just after money.
“I met my wife 18 years ago. I was a gold-digger. When I met her, I f*cking had nothing. Men wise up, every woman is not a har_lot or a slay mama. Pick one and make her look the way you want her to be,” he said.
“My wife was never perfect, don’t get me wrong, what I did was make her look the way I want her to be and she made me look the same way she wanted me to be. Have you seen me before? I was ugly before. Look at me now, every day I’m looking younger.”
Peter married businesswoman Lola Omotayo, a half Nigerian, half Russian, much to the displeasure of his family.
Peter went on to reveal in an interview that his marriage was one of the things which led to the split of the P-Square group because his family did not like Lola.
Diamond Platnumz and Tanasha Donna are both musicians. Their son Naseeb Junior might or might not follow in their footsteps.
Tanasha Donna seems to have has proof that indeed their son might be gifted in the same field.
She shared an Instagram video of Naseeb Junior making noises and wrote;
“Hear my son in the background like working on his vocals. Its in the blood. The man of my life”
Tanasha is determined that she will bring together Naseeb and his siblings.
Naseeb’s father, Diamond Platnumz has three other kids. Princess Tiffah and Prince Nillan are mothered by Zari Hassan while Hamisa Mobetto is mother to Dylan Abdul.
She told Carole Mandi of True Love Magazine that;
“I EVENTUALLY WANT HIM (SON) TO GROW UP KNOWING HIS BROTHERS AND SISTER. YES, I DEFINITELY DO SEE MYSELF GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THEIR MOTHERS, WHEN I’M READY AND HAVE THE SIBLINGS GROW UP KNOWING ONE ANOTHER.
I FEEL LIKE THATS IMPORTANT CAUSE THEY MIGHT GROW UP HATING US MOTHERS FOR KEEPING US AWAY FROM THEIR OWN BROTHERS AND SISTER. I’M HERE THINKING ABOUT MY SON AND NOTHING ELSE.
THAT’S SOMETHING THAT I DO WANT TO HAPPEN FROM MY END”
This might not be an easy thing as the three have always been accused of throwing shade at each other on the down low, especially Zari and Hamisa, who have never seen eye to eye.
Cheed and Killy are artistes who were both signed under Ali Kiba’s record label Kings Music Records. The two vocalists have however shocked many after announcing that they have left his record label.
The two shared the same message on their individual social media platforms confirming that indeed they had left the label. The move seemed well planned and strategized as it was done at the same time.
Part of their message read;
“I’d like to inform my fans that I am no longer part of King’s music records. I have made this decision by myself.
Ali Kiba has been one of the most important people in my life who has shown me the direction in my music career. May God protect him for what he has done and I thank him and will never cease to thank him.
I love you Ali Kiba my brother and you know it. I thank you for your understanding as your younger brother and I need your blessings and I’d also like you to pray for me as long as I know we’ve parted ways well without bad blood neither have we ever argued.”
Well, it is not yet clear as to why the two left the label that had introduced them to thousands of fans. The two were signed in 2018 by the Tanzanian singer.
Diamond Platnumz last week asked fans what shoes they would prefer him wearing to a gig over the weekend. He shared a photo of a shoe he wore during the music video of ‘Gere’ with Tanasha Donna and the music video of ‘Jeje’ whose video vixen, Malaika went viral.
‘At the Launch, should I wear ‘Jeje’ or ‘Gere’ boots?’
Well, responses from fans were mixed as many assumed that the Tanzanian singer was asking them to choose between Tanasha and Malaika. At the gig, Diamond stepped out looking dapper in a blue suit and ‘Jeje’ boots.
His decision might have been caused by his fellow WCB members who choose what to wear for him on social media. But probably, his ‘Gere’ boots would have brought back Tanasha’s memories.
Media pundits speculate that this is a strategy to launch his own clothing line.
Well, Diamond was rumoured to have cheated on Tanasha with the ‘Jeje’ video vixen, claims that he has never responded to.
Kendrick Mulamwah has quit comedy. The comedian took to Instagram where he was seen burning his signature shirt. He then revealed that his girlfriend Carrol Sonie had lost their baby following stress which was caused by online trolls.
Part of his message read;
“What was to make me happy makes me more sad, more enemies than friends,too much negativity,trolls. I wasn’t here for fame and bad blood but for fun. Shukran sana kwa the support from the fans and everyone else who made it a success .To those who always wished the worst for me I hope y’all happy now , the stage is all yours .
my prayer is that no one else goes through the same again. I once posted Carrol Sonie while in a hospital bed , we had just lost our baby at 3 months following stress after being trolled online. I have never been the same since then . Pole sana pia for all who looked up to me especially the kids, I have failed you 😔, but keep your heads up”
Fellow Comedians and Kenyan celebrities have stood with Mulamwah and here are some of their messages
“Kijana kesho ukiamka enda sokoni uchukue nguo ingine kazi iendelee…you cant make everyone happy! Even Jesus was crucified!! I know sometimes it really hurts but truth is no one has ever made it without haters!! Sisi sikuizi tumezoea hadi tusipotukanwa tunashangaa nini mbaya!!😂😂😂….Harden up son! Nobody said it will be easy! Hakuna kutoroka!! Twende kazi!!”
“Now this is the real definition of trying to make everyone happy… huweziiiii.. hata ukifanya nini hawatakupenda… sisi tuko mpaka na members of the family wenye tunasaidia na school fees na rent, Marafiki wenye tulileta Nairobi wengine tunazunguka nao tukifikiri niwatu but bado wanasema tutaisha coz hawaonangi kenye tunafanya ya maana na usanii😂😂😂😂😂😂😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃 wacha ujinga nunua nguo ingine kuja tufanye Comedy Nairobi city…… The Best way to Enjoy life in this Industry is to focus so much on positivity….. #Mulamwa The King of Vines… kenye hao maadui hawajui is that you are one of the most supportive Comedian… Son kama Mwenyezi MUNGU Hajakudharau Mwanadamu ninaniiiiiiii???????”
“Jomba! Kesho piga rest, kesho kutwa Shati ingine ikuom alafu Thursday turudi kazi haraka faster. Your gift far much superior than a few bastards with miserable lives and cheap bundles. Wewe ni Champ buda!! Tumekutambua.”
“I’ll just leave you with one idiom “Damned if you do and damned if you don’t”
Keep on doing what you know best. 👊🏽”
“Yoooo take heart. You were meant for this. Let no one dim your shine. Haters will always be there. Ignore, don’t read hate, don’t invest your time on hate but invest it in God family, and the people who appreciate your work. It’s not over until God who is THE ULTIMATE says so. Get up! Get your walk on bro!”
😳 @mulamwah from the comments , you have plenty of advice that i think you should follow if you choose to. What you should be thinking about right now is ‘ video yangu next content ni gani’ kazi lazima iendeleee, it must go on
DONT GIVE UP !!!!! Don’t , In fact work harder to prove them wrong .!!! DONT GIVE UP KAKA
HARDEN UP BRO, NOBODY SAID IT WOULD BE EASY…..in this industry we’ve all been through hardship and crazy trodds kwa mtandao bro but we still here we never dropped the the towel…… WAKE UP AND FIGHT ON….. when you quit they win bro….usikubali and ashinde…. I think ME AND DK in 2019 feb tungechoma microphone the enemy could have won but we stayed and fought, The calling is always greater that us. Stay on the road.
Small piece of advice. DON’T DO WHAT YOU DO FOR NOBODY!! DO IT FOR YOU. It makes you happy Dont STOP!! Trust me if any person who has a certain amount of influence tells you their story,you won’t believe what they have struggled through. Fans feel entitled but rem you have the power. Rem why you started and focus on that. If it was giving up I personally would be back in the village or somewhere in Inda. Take some time..rest and EXPLODE with even better You when you are ready. I repeat DON’T STOP. They hate,they diss,they don’t comment, they dont share,they don’t applaud..DO IT FOR YOU. you sleep happy,make 1 more person happy…you are highly Favoured. 😎
“This is just but the beginning bro……… Never ever lose hope in life because no condition is permanent………… Just ask yourself why you started this noble course and you will realize you are not in this world to please anyone………… Remember only God knows how it starts and how it ends……… So keep pushing no matter what comes your way bro @mulamwah”
“Small bro,Noone promised you it was going to be easy but nobody say that you cant overcome it as well,man was made to talk but wheather its postive or negative was left to man to decided but hey good news is only God is the author of your destiny and many great stories are made out of people like you and I,wake up tommorrow smile and ask yourself why you have been doing it in the first place.YOU MUST GO BACK!!CHANGE THE CLOTHES IF YOU HAVE TO!!”
RISE UP AGAIN you are destined for GREATNESS, it is just a passing cloud. You are GREAT tuendelee Kusonga
When the going gets tough the tough get going. If it was easy everyone could have done it.
If it was easy everybody would be going it!! Keep doing it
All I see is a rebirth. You are definitely heading in the right direction. Usiskize mtu. Weka Focus Juu na Mbele. You are coming out bigger and stronger. 🔥
Really sorry for the loss bro,God will comfort you and carol,and will give you many more,dont just give up,He has more big plans for you 🙏🙏
Homeboy Ati whaaaat? Coz of the nonsense people speak… my friend welcome to the world of success…..when they start hating and trolling, then know u destined for greatness….. Wewe ukiteta sisi tutasema nini?
Solider on remember where we come from n don’t forget we dint come to this city to joke! …. infact I feel there is too much peace ngoja this week nitachokesha uone
Jaymo Ule Msee
@mulamwah Use the stones thrown at you to build a fortress bro!
Jacqueline Mengi is the wife to late Tanzanian billionaire Reginald Mengi who died last year after a heart attack in Dubai while they were on a vacation.
Jacqueline who was Miss Tanzania 2000 shared a photo of their wedding and described how she misses him.
“I hope we meet again and get a chance to love each other as we did in this life. Forever in my heart❤️” she wrote
After the death of Mengi, Jacqueline was taken to court by Mengi’s younger brother.
In a past interview with MillardAyo, Jacqueline revealed that her brother in law, Benjamin, was the one who instructed the watchman against letting her access the family graveyard, hence being denied access to see hubby’s grave.
“I went with my kids to lay flowers on my husband’s grave. The guard stopped me and said that he had been instructed by benjamin not to let me in, unless he gives me permission.”
I was hurt because my kids heard about it and they started crying.
She went on to say that her billionaire husband was buried where he didn’t like.
“Even when my husband died, we had misunderstandings on where to bury him. He had said that he should be buried in his property but his younger brother, Benjamin and his old kids (with ex-wife) refused.”
There case is in court about a disagreement of Mengi’s last will.
The world is in a lockdown over the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s easy to realize people’s different characters judging by the way they are handling the situation. Here are the characters depicted by different Kenyans:
These are Kenyans who have heightened fear of contracting the virus. They are taking extreme measures which are absurd. From avoiding buying bread to locking doors to avoid anyone in the house here are a few. As much as the virus is deadly, some people are taking absurd measures to keep it at bay.
2. Don’t care
Kenya have hard enough of hardships that most of them careless about the Coronavirus. It’s evident in the way CS for Health, Mutahi Kagwe keeps pleading with them to observe hygiene and social distancing. Majority of the poor Kenyans are not bothered with the virus and can be heard wondering why they should keep washing their hands as if they are expected to eat.
Ignorance is worse than a don’t care attitude. There are a few characters who have no idea of how adverse Coronavirus is. They are unbothered with this menace. They hold on to God’s protection and take no precaution to protect themselves from the virus. They are the same people that are breaking every government’s directive aimed at controlling the pandemic.
These are the Kenyans that are pre-medics. They have every detail of what Coronavirus entails. They have read their books well. They are deep researchers. The government could use them to educate the public about the disease.
Most probably 7 out of 10 readers of this post have sent a nude or semi-nude at a point in their life.
It’s the new culture amongst people of all ages. Over the past few years nudes and sex tapes of favourite actors, musicians and public administrators have leaked and done rounds over the internet.
Some were photo shopped as the victims claimed.
Technology has played a major role in the rise of this act.
It’s of essence we look into why this act is gaining popularity among the populace:
1. Sexual empowerment
With the rise of feminism and women taking pride in their bodies sending nude comes as a form of sexual empowerment. University of Arizona researcher, Morgan Johnstonbaugh, in his experiment concluded that for most women, sexting and sending nude was empowering to women because they can create a space where they feel safe expressing their sexuality and exploring their body. Desire is what drives most women to send nudes. It emerges in response to rather than in anticipation of sex.
2. Spices up relationships
With most relationships being short lived, extra activities must be put into practice to keep the fire burning and sending nudes happens to be one of them. Nudes adds flavour in times of sexting as the pictures are tantalizing and creates a sense of anticipation where sex is expected in the near future. With women generally wanting to feel desired, the act of sending nudes is majorly an issue played with them. The response given by most men- wanting to get freaky with them- is what creates the dire need for women to send the nudes.
With nudes been sent from a point of positivity, at times the reverse can happen. With majority of the youth suffering from self-esteem, sending nudes acts as a feel good feeling. With the recipient thirsting over the nudes, the sender feels good about themselves as someone somewhere desires their bodies. With nudity been one of the highest levels of intimacy, acts of sending nudes acts as a way of boosting self-esteem. With heterosexual women sending nudes to satisfy requests and prevent them from losing interest bisexuals and lesbians send them to feel empowered and gain confidence. Women bodies are commodified in the dating market in ways that men’s bodies aren’t.
4. Peer pressure
This has to be one of the most common reasons why most people send nudes. Everyone’s sending nudes, so why can’t I. It’s becoming okay for people to take pics of their body naked and send them to the waiting recipient. One of the unexpected reason for sending nudes had to be most women trying to prove a point when men turned angry if they withheld sending them at first. In return most women found themselves victims of this selfish act.
Sallam,Diamond Platnumz’s manager has tested positive for Corona Virus. The businessman and showbiz mogul was with Diamond in Europe for the singer’s tour which was cancelled.
With the interactions they had this could mean that the singer,his dancers,family and entire crew might or might not be in danger
Sallam confirmed on Instagram that;
He also captioned that;
HABARI…!! Napenda kuwajulisha na kuwatoa hofu ndugu, jamaa na marafiki kuwa nimepata majibu ya vipimo na nimeonekana nikiwa na Corona Virus, kwa sasa nipo chini ya uwangalizi mzuri na afya yangu inaendelea vizuri, pia niishukuru serikali kwa maandalizi mazuri na huduma nayopata wodini, Kwenye kituo toka juzi nipo peke yangu kama nimekikodisha vile 😅, wahudumu wanaushirikiano mzuri Mungu awalinde na awape afya njema maana wamejitolea nafasi zao kutupatia huduma sisi waathirika, hili janga la kimataifa linakwepeka kama tutafuata ushauri nasaha kutoka kwenye Wizara husika, naomba kwa wote tuwe salama na familia zetu, tuchukue tahadhari mapema. Be Strong and Be Safe Everyone out there #AllahBlessUsAll
(Hello, I want to notify you that I have received the feedback from my test and I tested positive for coronavirus. I am under medical care and I’m doing well. Also to thank the government for the care I am getting in the wards. I have been alone since Tuesday. The caregivers are doing a good job. I pray that we may all be safe with our families)