Anerlisa Muigai is admired public figure. How so? Well, she burst into the limelight just a few years ago, but many did not know much about her as she was building her empire.
Being the owner and founder of your own brand is an achievement and today Anerlisa can comfortably eat the fruits of her labor after building an empire, Nero Company; the company behind a high-end drinking water.
Last year she was on a journey to lose weight and she has made tremendous changes in her life. She looks lovelier than ever after losing 58kgs in a year. That’s an amazing achievement if you ask me.
Her family and friends have been supportive but she has faced her own fair share of struggles in that journey.
Anerlisa recently turned 29 but she doesn’t look a day over 25.
African women are naturally curvaceous and beautiful. The African body has been ostracised since time immemorial and even though the African culture has since been faded by Westernization, some Kenyan lasses have embraced their physique and have gone on to flaunt what their mama gave them.
The list below contains independent career women who have managed to beat the odds and make it in the corporate world;
Independent, sophisticated & gorgeous are just some of the words used to describe this 29-year-old CEO. She owns one of the most prestigious water brands in the country, is a fitness fanatic and has managed to lose over 50kgs in 2016. She is curvy and one lady who has made Kenyan men ogle over the years.
Former Ebru news presenter came to the limelight and made headlines for her famous thighs that made Kenyan men go wild with desire. She rose to fame quickly as one of the most beautiful TV personalities in Kenya.
Professional make-up artist and Brand ambassador of a famous make-up line is one of the most beautiful and outgoing ladies. She is an international, Kenyan-based celebrity make-up artist and shines brightly in the fashion scene. She is all African with a gorgeous body and an amazing smile to go with it.
Former radio queen who is now in the PR world and a fitness guru has come from far. It seems she grows younger by the day especially when she hit 40, having lost 40kgs. She is not shy when it comes to displaying her gorgeous hour-glass figure and jolly smile.
TV personality and manager of the popular Bamba TV is wonder woman. She has always been curvy and attractive since the beginning but after she gave birth to twin babies, she is even more attractive. Her figure is on point and so is her career.
He has had a devastating past year that saw his beloved mother die and a bitter end to his year-long marriage to Amber Heard.
On Wednesday night, Johnny Depp took to the People’s Choice Awards to thank his fans for standing by him as he accepted the Favorite Movie Icon gong at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The 53-year-old accepted his award onstage, noting that the statue was blue before delivering an emotional speech.
‘I came here for one reason, and one reason only,’ the Edward Scissorhands star began. ‘I came here for you, the people, who through whatever good times or bad have stood by me and trusted me.
‘Thank you. You very graciously invited me here once again tonight. I appreciate it. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.’
‘I was very deeply affected by the kindness of your recognition and your well wishes to me and my family,’ he said with emotion in his voice.
‘Why it is especially meaningful for me to be here in front of you is to say thank you and tell you that I truly feel the need to thank.’
‘Because in all honesty we all know that none of us, especially me, would not be standing up here if it wasn’t for all of you.’
He then looked heavenward and shouted a tribute to his late mother: ‘Give em hell Betty Sue.’
Depp’s mother passed away on May 20 in Los Angeles at the age of 81.
In his time of grieving his then wife Amber Heard filed for divorce just three days later on May 23.
The actor was then slammed with allegations of domestic violence against his wife Amber.
Since then the former couple have settled this month with Depp giving Ms Heard $7 million (Ksh 700 million), which she has said she will give to two charities, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Should you as a parent allow your young one to go for sleepovers? Or better yet at what age should you allow your child to sleepover at a friends house? These are some of the challenges parents face as their kids grow.
Former TV Presenter Julie Gichuru has a great career that keeps her on her toes, being the host of Africa Leadership Dialogues, she’s also a business-woman running a clothing line. Julie also wears many other hats; she is a philanhropist, a wife and a mother to not one, not two, but four kids.
Taking care of this number of kids is not for the faint-hearted. The sleepless nights when she experienced four rounds of cholic, changing diapers and breastfeeding, gives her the right to say NO to almost everything. Or so I think.
It seems her daughter, who is all grown up now, took it upon herself to convince her mother why she should be allowed to go for sleepovers, which was quite cute, I bet Julie couldn’t say NO after reading it.
Here’s a letter that Julie Gichuru’s daughter wrote to convince her mum to allow her sleepover at a friends house.
Check out the reasons why Julie should allow her daughter to go for sleepovers more;
Men will sometimes use all manner of techniques to ensure they drive home their point. Their pride will never allow them to watch a woman cheat and for that, they will resort to pulling all sorts of stunts, like this 40-year-old man who prays ‘threats’ to pass across the point. His girlfriend took to social media to express her irritation with his behavior.
Ladies, is this normal?
“My man friend is a prayer worrier and it is getting out of hand. He is too childish with his prayers because instead of him to express himself he will be using prayers to talk to you in a lousy way. Example. Aba father if my girlfriend cheats kill her with thunder . Abba father show me her movement Abba father her body is my temple Abba father I don’t have sliver or gold but keep her with me. Abba father abba father am always his prayer point and he prays it very very loud so I can hear. To crown it all he is jobless but working in the church as an instrumentalist. I love him, but he is beginning to irritate me. Am 39 years and he is 42 years, my friends say he is already a fool at 40 that I should leave him alone. What do you all think. Help me I don’t want it to seem like I left him cause of money.”
Overcoming her drug and alcohol addiction hasn’t been a walk in the park for Zoleka Mandela.
Zoleka who will celebrate seven years of being sober later this year, reflected on the criticism she faced when she decided to do things her way.
“After abusing drugs and alcohol for 17 years, I’ll be celebrating my 7th year this year in August. I’m remembering how hurt I was when someone told me that I wanted to do sobriety my own way and that it was never going to work or the number of people in my life that shunned me when I told everyone on Facebook that I was an addict,” she said.
Zoleka added that people called her an ‘attention-seeker’.
“I was told I’m an attention-seeker, that I’m just a typically spoilt Mandela grandchild but they don’t know me or know why I do and say the things I do or those that still look down on me or judge me because they can’t understand why I choose to live my life publicly for the benefit of others,” she added.
Zoleka explained that despite the negativity she worked hard on staying sober and continues to do so every day.
“I checked myself out of rehab after 6 weeks, I still don’t have a sponsor, I don’t attend any Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and I don’t do Step Work but I feel good about my sobriety regardless because I worked and work damn hard at my recovery everyday.”
Men are very cunning. They will sometimes do the weirdest things to pass across a message of sexual inuendo. Well, this ‘man of God’ could just be coincidentally giving a lady fruits that are shaped like the manhood, but it could be a tactic, and a dirty one for that matter.
This young lady took to social media to ask other ladies if this pastor is playing dirty or is she just having a dirty mind, is she overthinking? Be the judge;
“I just want to know what to think so I don’t misunderstand my pastor. I work In our church as an usher,we always have meetings with my pastor on so many occasions but after service or any meeting he buys me fruits (banana), the first time I was so grateful that my pastor had me in mind,but as it continued I became very uncomfortable. Even on my birthday he gave me set of perfumes and a bunch of banana too. I traveled for xmas and when I came back he changed the fruit to plantain, it’s either he gives me unripe plantain or ripe ones, because he is a man of God, I cant say no or talk to him rudely but am not comfortable at all. Yesterday after our meeting in church he called me to his office and gave me a bag filled with cucumber saying he traveled and bought enough, I rejected it and told him I don’t eat cucumber but he insisted I give it to my siblings or friends but he bought it for me. We prayed and that was it. He has never asked me out or given a sign of sexual misconduct but these fruits he gives me, I don’t understand, let it not be my dirty mind playing tricks with me. I need the public to look into this let me know what to do and how to avoid this from this anointed man of God. Tomorrow is Sunday am even scared of going to church.”
Victoria Beckham has reportedly taken steps to prevent her ex-bandmates from performing classic Spice Girls tracks under the name GEM.
The 42-year-old fashion designer is said to have called on lawyers in a bid to stop Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel B performing the band’s classic hits, a claim which she strongly denied.
According to The Sun, Victoria has left the three members of the new group ‘devastated’ after resorting to using her legal team.
Speaking to the paper a source close to the group said: ‘The girls are devastated. It is an extremely sad way for things to end … Victoria was a huge part of their lives and now she is using lawyers to block their comeback.
‘Victoria is proud of her Spice Girls history but this suggests she wants to cut all links with the group which transformed her life.
‘She is resorting to aggressive legal letters and it is an extremely sad way for things to end after all they have been through together.’
A representative for Victoria told MailOnline: ‘No legal letter was sent this is a fabrication by The Sun and this story is now being handled legally by Victoria’s lawyer.’
It was announced in 2016 that Geri, Emma and Mel would be reuniting under the name GEM for a Spice Girls reunion, with the trio heading into the studio to record new music as well.
However, the news that Victoria has resorted to legal action to block the reunion group performing the tracks comes shortly after Geri Horner allegedly put the group on hold.
Geri, 42, dashed fans’ dreams of a Spice Girls reunion earlier this week after she reportedly put GEM on hold to focus on her family.
The pregnant singer – who is already mum to 10-year-old daughter Bluebell – is expecting her first child with husband Christian Horner and is said to have changed her priorities.
A source told The Sun: ‘Geri’s priorities have changed. Her baby is due later this year and rather than force a reunion, she’s needs to concentrate on more personal matters.
‘Getting all the girls in the studio at the same time proved a tough task. What they needed was one main boss-style figure to pull the strings otherwise they would be constantly in limbo.’
While Geri had hoped to revive the trio – despite Victoria Beckham and Mel C choosing not to return – the group suffered another knock when Rolling Stones’ manager Joyce Smyth reportedly also stepped away from the project.
MailOnline have contact Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel B’s reps for comment.
The American Idol winner, who married hubby Kendall Taylor in 2015, 3 weeks after meeting him, seemed pretty confident saying ‘I do’. She took to her Instagram page after her wedding to share a bevy of beautiful wedding photos;
One adorable pic showed the now 33-year old singer flashing a giant smile while hugging her man just moments after they said “I do.” Barrino made for one gorgeous blushing bride as she stunned in her white wedding gown. The dress featured lace sleeves with flower details paired with a white crown around her head. As for her bouquet, Barrino held on to several red roses accented with jewels.
She posted this beautiful message;
“How Happy I am.. This Man.. God made him just for Me and me Just For Him.. This Man.. Covers and prays for me and my children EVERY morning.. This Man.. Loves My Father in Heaven and his name is God.. This Man allows me to just be a woman.. No more Hurt because King Kendall will never let that happen.. I’m off to just kiss, Hug and play in some water with This Man.. Look at Him in the pic YEP!! HE COVERS ME.. Be Happy with me you guys cause I’ve been thru SOOOOO much. Some stuff was my wrong decisions but all I ever really wanted was this.. Real Love. This Man and this smile is real.”
The couple is still strong and happier than ever. She was recently interviewed by Madame Noire where she opened up about her marriage and how she knew he was the one three weeks after meeting him.
Musician Philip ‘Filah’ Tuju Sijenyi, developed an interest in music early in his life through his parents, who sang in the church choir. At family altars, Filah and his siblings were encouraged to sing in harmony.
He received basic music theory training at Lavington Primary School and Kilimani Junior Academy primary school before music was scrapped from the primary school system. He did not receive any formal music education until he got to high school where he took his music theory class seriously and also sang in the school choir of Upper Hill School – Nairobi.
It was at Upper Hill that Filah discovered the beauty of harmony and took special attention to songwriting and composition, improved sight reading skills and was soon appointed chairman of the Upper Hill School Choir.
As chairman he led the choir to first position nationally at the Kenya Music Festival, in a song that he exclusively taught. At Upper Hill, Filah was also invited to join the school’s celebrated christian union Acappella singing group, Voice In The Light, in his first year of high school. He went on to be the leader of Voice In the Light in his fourth form.
Through Voice In The Light, he was invited to be part of Votaries, a vocal group consisting former members of Voice In The Light members who had cleared high school and those still in school. Following the great success of the Voice In The Light group that he was then leading, Filah together with current members opted to form their own vocal group to continue performing once they left high school.
It was in 2002 that he and his friends left Votaries to form Pentamony. Immediately after graduating Pentamony was slotted for major performances, opening for some of the most established artists at the time. Still with the success of Pentamony, Filah continued to be a volunteer choir and voice trainer at his former school Upper Hill and also at Moi Girls School Nairobi. He was 19 then.
That same year he led both Upper Hill and Moi Girls’ to win at the Kenya Music Festival. With the fulfillment that he got training aspiring singers more or less his age mates, Filah felt that as much as he was not getting paid for his services, it was the perfect opportunity for him to improve on his vocal technique, sight reading, and conducting while teaching.
He has since then volunteered at various secondary and primary schools that include, Upper Hill School – Nairobi, Starehe Boys Centre, Moi Girls school-Nairobi, State House Girls School, Ngara Girls High School, Highway Secondary School, Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Uhuru Gardens Primary School, St Georges Primary School, Nairobi South Primary School. Over the years Filah has run several charity programs in not only vocal music but also instrument instruction.
At his church he run a program to teach, Violin, Piano, Voice, Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Drums and other instruments to kids who were home for the holidays. At Upper Hill he carried his five violins that he had used his saving to buy, to teach his singing students how to play.
Through his volunteering culture particularly at Upper Hill, he gave vocal foundation lessons to various notable singers and musicians lilke Sauti Sol, Josh of Amos n Josh, Bryan of Elani, Anto neo soul, Ciano, Scott the Violinist, Christ Cycoz and Enos Olik .While Pentamony had achieved a lot of success, they also began running into the challenges that many of young musicians suffer in this cut throat music industry.
Noticing the groups excitement at performing at every venue available, music promoters took advantage of the young lads and more often than not did not pay them the full amounts agreed. This often left the group members dejected. Pentamony was however blessed when they met a Nairobi based producer Michael ‘Rizeye’ Kariuki, who was impressed by their talent and accepted to work on their debut album free of charge.
At Rizeye’s studio, Filah got introduced to recording techniques, learned the dynamics of studio recording as compared to the live stage setting that he was fairly used to. He also got introduced to music technology, quietly watching as Rizeye and his team worked on the productions.
Pentamony finally completed their debut album ‘Everything We Feel’ in 2007, and was well received among the Kenyan urban audience. Success of their album and vocal prowess earned the group numerous awards including, Kisima Music Awards, Chaguo LaTeeniez.
With that success followed an invitation to tour Norway, through a Kenyan born Norwegian Classical singer Rhoda Ondeng Wilhelmssen, who was mesmerized by their harmony. On the group’s return from a successful tour of Norway, they disbanded after a number of successful singles and performances. The reasons were largely due to one of the members moving to another country and the others having various commitments. Filah attempted to reconstitute the group with new members but did not manage to make it achieve the synergy he desired. it broke up shortly after.
Filah then finally decided to pursue his performance career as a solo artist. He immediately embarked on writing new material and teamed up with with former fellow Pentamony member, Benson Mutahi and Robin Marcel to be his guitarists and music critics. He began performing and got to headline various shows in the country.
Filah also set his home studio Four Red Studios, where he has produced numerous singles for himself and other artists. It is at his home studio that he worked on his debut album ‘Every Dream’ that features his students, the Upper Hill School choir that he named, the Redfourth Chorus. The album is an gospel a cappella album of twenty six songs, most of which he wrote with his group while in Upper Hill School. The album was dedication to music in Upper Hill and his gratitude to all who helped him hone his gift of music. apart from contemporary music, Filah has also been actively involved in the Kenyan Classical music scene. Filah had a short stint at the Kenya Conservatoire of Music as a violinist, and taken part in various operas staged in Kenya as a baritone soloist. The Operas he has performed include, Papageno in the opera ‘The Magic Flute’, Leporello in the Opera ‘Don Giovanni’, Don Alfonso in the Opera ‘ Cosi Fan Tutti’, Figaro in the OPERA ‘MARRIAGE OF FIGARO.
Recently Filah took part in a reality music Tv show called the MaishaSuperstar Competition, where under the mentorship of African legend Nameless, Filah won the hearts of many by doing his original songs in the final stages of the competition that, enabled him to be the 2nd runners up. His gift for songwriting and arranging was noted by accomplished musicians that include Eric Wainaina, Chris Adwar, Carol Atemi and many others. He got to collaborate with these artists on his four songs that were hits at the competition. His latest release is Fatuma an Afro pop composition produced by the legendary Robert ‘RKay’ Kamanzi. Harmony, honest, pure, soulful, celestial are the many understatements that describe vocalist and instrumentalist PHILIP FIL-AH TUJU.
Filah is a scholarship recipient from the prestigious BERKELEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC.
You don’t want to miss watching Tuju, who will be a judge in The Search, the new reality TV music show that will start airing on Sunday January 15th, 2017 from 8PM.
The lovebirds are one of top celebrity couples in Kenya, after exchanging their wedding vows back in May 2015 at a colorful event at Chaka Ranch while she was pregnant with her first child.
5 months later, Janet Mbugua and hubby welcomed their bundle of joy, Baby Ethan, who recently turned a year old in a beautiful birthday party attended by close family and friends.
Janet Mbugua and Eddie Ndichu had kept the face of their baby off from social media until his first birthday, where they introduced him to the world. They revealed his identity and later on, gave him his first haircut.
Though many people don’t know this, Mrs.Ndichu has a twin brother, who goes by the name, Timothy Mbugua – currently dating TV girl Edith Kimani – and though the two are not identical twins, they are very close and celebrate the same year and date of birth.
The twins turned 33 years old on January 11, 2017, and what a way to celebrate the big day than sharing a video to their fans about the top 5 weird and wonderful things about being a twin.
In the video, the two talk about the weird questions they get asked when they reveal that they have a twin of the opposite sex. They also talk about the challenges they faced as twins when they were younger, if their emotions are connected and the wonderful things about having a twin.
Check out the sweet video below as the two bring on the humor as they talk about twin life!
Chris has been in professional music since 1998, when he co-founded the Voices United Choir. Maybe you’ve not heard of VUC, but it rocked the country with amazing gospel jams.
Adwar received his musical training while in the Nairobi School Band as a trombone player between 1993 and 1996. He picked up the piano in 1994 and learnt valuable musical directing skills as he learnt and taught songs to the band.
He has been featured on TV shows as follows:
1)Tusker Project Fame – Songwriting coach, Band leader, Keyboard Player, Judge, Sound Engineer
2) Tusker All Stars – Musical Director and Keyboard Player
3) The Hatua Show – Musical Director and Keyboard Player
4) Coke Studio Africa– Keyboard Player, Musical Arranger and Assisting Musical Director
5) Samsung Zikistar – Judge
6) Airtel Trace Music Star – Judge
Chris is the Keyboard Player, Musical Director and Lead Singer for The Villagers Band, and also runs his own studio outfit.
Before you go, you need to know where to see Adwar do his thing. The Search is a huge show that will air on Kiss TV starting Sunday, January 15th 2017 from 8 PM. You won’t miss watching this celebrated judge for anything, no?