2 weeks after announcing her beauty products will be sold in Africa, Billionaire Rihanna’s brand has landed in Kenya.
And among the first to grab a hold of it is Rugby player Dennis Ombachi.
He shared several pictures showing of the most sought after brand.
He captioned the inspiring moment on his Twitter account
@ombachi13 Fenty beauty package is home! Happy and lost at the same time 😂😂😂. Thank you @fentybeauty ❤️”
Rihanna shared her new ad announcing the entry of Fenty into Africa.
In a release on Tuesday, May 10, the Fenty announced its African launch was a “natural next step” in expanding their ‘Beauty for All’ notion.
“I am a proud Bajan who also feels a close connection to Africa, and its people,” Rihanna said.
The products officially launch on May 27th.
“I’ve had the pleasure and the privilege to spend time on the continent and those experiences never leave you. Now, being able to bring Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin to eight African countries and then hopefully more in the future—means so much to me.”
Fenty will launch in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia.
The cosmetic brand elicited excitement and it emerged that the market could reach $14 billion in 2022.
Kenyan actress Serah Teshna and her partner Victor Wanyama welcomed their child last year.
In an interview with Kalondu Musyimi, the actress said she and the footballer had agreed on having a private relationship.
Most fans also came to learn about her pregnancy when she posted on social media.
“It was just an intimate moment between my man and me and we just wanted to share the journey by ourselves.”
She also said that she didn’t want the noise from outside on what to do as a new mother.
“There are so many things I didn’t know as a mum-to-be. There are also expectations from people telling you, ‘Do this, do that,'” she said.
Teshna also revealed that they welcomed a son and dedicated her new Showmaz thriller series ‘Igiza’ to him
“I was excited about both roles and coming to realize I needed to put more extra work kept me going,” she said, adding that having amazing directors and casts on the set helped her execute the roles so well.”
“The dual roles made me watch different shows from different countries since I needed to be natural while playing the two roles.”
The thriller is set against the backdrop of Nairobi’s fashion industry and the money laundering business, ‘Igiza’ is a story of revenge between twin sisters Linda and Nicole.
Twelve years into serving time, Nicole breaks out of prison and takes the place of her identical twin sister Linda, who framed her.
She is now managing to balance work and motherhood.
“Motherhood comes with so much pressure.”
“I was taken through the script and my roles but I was not sure I was going to do it since my attachment with my son is on another level.”
‘Igiza’ is set to premiere on Showmax next week on Monday.
Award-winning actor, Blessing Lungaho aka Madiba, has opened up on the show ‘Igiza’ which he will be featured in after Zora ended to the disappointment of many.
The show also features actress Serah Teshna.
“Before Madiba, I had a role I was known as Major in Maria. The transition was fun but it was hard work. It included a lot of research.”
Speaking on his new character as the Don on the show Igiza, Madiba shared,
“The transformation was not easy but it was enjoyable. Don can shoot guns, he can ride motorbikes among other things. There are no similarities between Madiba and Don.”
Earlier in the day, Jackie Matubia had taken to social media to wish her bae, Blessing, well on his big day, she wrote, “Thank you for everything happy birthday.”
In another post, she shared a silhouette of both of them on a beach as the sun is setting and captioned it, “I love you.”
Hours before the proposal she announced their evening plans.“Let’s take the birthday boy out,” she wrote.
Unbeknownst to her, she was walking into her surprise engagement dinner. When they got to the venue it seems the set-up wasn’t ready and they had to wait at the bar.
An unsuspecting Matubia took the time to reminisce on their relationship saying, “But before we got here we went to two places that mean everything to us just to look back and reminisce on how far we have come.”
Later, Blessing got on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. She said yes.
The blushing bride to be informed her fans on Instagram, “He proposed and I said yes.”
Adding, “I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life laughing and loving you always.”
In attendance were actors Keith Chuanga, Isaya Evans, and comedian Terrence Creative among others.
The couple is expectant with their first child. Igiza will be airing on Maisha Magic on 23 May 2022.
The show is based on Nicole (Serah Teshna) who breaks out of prison and swaps places with her identical twin sister Linda. Nicole intends to take back everything she is owed.
Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi has revealed that he coughed up 400k for two pairs of the tattered, distressed Balenciaga shoes-the money includes shipping fees.
According to the luxury fashion brand, the lowest-priced shoe in the line starts at Sh266k and the most expensive pair clocks Sh74k.
On Wednesday, Eric took to social media to flaunt his fresh pair of the now-viral shoes.
Speaking in a phone interview with Mpasho’s Hannie Petra, Eric said he spent over 400k on the two pairs including the shipping fees.
“I’ve just shown people one pair only. I bought those ones at 213 thousand shillings. I have the grey ones as well… yes I bought two pairs. I just spent over 400k on shoes,” he said.
The comedian bragged that he bought them because he thinks they are unique and the designer behind them was artistic and showcased their creativity.
“I bought them because they’re unique, artistic and creative, such an amazing statement piece, hakuna viatu zingine kama hizo.”
He says Kenyans should get used to seeing him rock the torn shoes all over because they’ll be part of him.
“Kwanza these ones I’ll wear them everywhere, you’ll never see me without them. I do not think I will be wearing any other pair in a long time.”
Eric says he bought teh shoes as a way of rewarding himself hence he does not feel like it was moeny wasted.
“I do not feel like I wasted money. In all the years I’ve been alive how many pairs of shoes have I worn? Some people buy cars others houses, I bought shoes. Once in a while mtu anajitreat,” he replied.
Eric rubbished claims that the shoes he flaunted on social media were fake based on the old Balanciaga box.
“To those claiming the box is old, have you seen the shoes themselves? The packaging is a statement as well. Kwanza the box of the other pair looks older. It is the whole idea, inakuja na box inakaa imechapa” he defended himself.
Radio King Maina Kageni has also revealed that he has ordered tow pairs of the Balenciaga .
According to the fashion house, only 100 pairs of “extra destroyed” sneakers will be available to buy.
Meanwhile, the non-limited edition, and less roughed-up versions, are being sold on the Balenciaga website for $495 (57,479.)and $625 ( 72,575.)depending on the specific style.
Balenciaga describes the sneaker as a “retooled classic design,” which is finished with “distressed canvas and rough edges, affecting a pre-worn look.”
Rihanna aka Badgal Riri has announced that her beauty company, Fenty is going to be launched in Kenya. Apart from Kenya, her stores will be in Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Taking to social media, the Riri said the beauty products will be in the country from 27th May.
“The wait is finally OVA!!! AFRICA – we pullin up! Who ready?! We’ve been working hard to make this happen! We’ll be available in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe local retailers starting MAY 27!”
The brand was started by the singer in September 2017. In September 2021, Rihanna dropped her legal charge against her father Ronald Fenty after accusing him of using the name ‘Fenty’ to benefit his entertainment company Fenty Entertainment which acted as though Riri was part of it.
It was reported that the company had booked Riri for shows abroad without her knowledge.
Rihanna dropped the case weeks before she was to meet her father in court but did not give reason as to why that happened.
In Kenya a Fenty Icon semi-matte lipstick will go for Ksh 2,900 while an Icon refillable lipstick will go for 4,650. Their gloss bomb heat universal lip luminizer goes for Ksh 3,500 while their new Fenty perfume will go for Ksh 20,300
Below are some Fenty products with their prices in Kenyan shillings;
In an interview with the magazine, Rihanna opens up about romance with Asap Rocky, getting pregnant and depression.
Rihanna said the rapper “became my family” during the 2020 quarantine lockdowns. The two music artists left many of their luxuries behind to go on a road trip together from Los Angeles to New York.
“I cooked our food on this little janky grill I bought from Walmart,” Rihanna said. “I love the simple things but also the grand adventures … I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side.”
Together, they are embarking on a big part of life — parenthood. Rihanna recalled learning the pregnancy news, saying the two weren’t planning for a baby but also weren’t opposed to the idea of having one.
“It was just there on the test. I didn’t waste any time. I called him inside and showed him. Then I was in the doctor’s office the next morning and our journey began.”
US singer Ashanti’s star has been unveiled on the iconic Hollywood walk of fame.
She was accompanied by Ja Rule, her mother and actress Tchina Arnold.
Ashanti was feted for her amazing career which includes multiple music awards, as well as roles in television and film.
Ashanti thanked her family and friends for being there for her ‘Through the good times, the bad times where it means the most. I am so grateful for our incredible, unbreakable bond… It just means so much, we’ve been through so many dark moments, so to be here today celebrating life together as a family and as a unit, I’m so grateful.’
Mike Sonko’s daughter Sandra is celebrating her birthday today.
Through her social media, the beauty described herself as a queen.
She shared photoshoot pics with a caption;
“Shuffle the deck, I’m the queen of the pack 🔥❤️. happy birthday to me.”
Her elder sister Saumu expressed how much she loves her sister wishing her the very best on her birthday.
“There’s never a dull moment with you in the house, thanks for all the fun and laughter you bring into our lives! May your birthday be full of joy, and may the year ahead be your best one yet! Happy birthday my love I love you so much hun.”
A fan identified as Marley arts asked what exactly is always wrong with these children from posh families since she had posted her new drive.
Thicky Sandra was not pleased and she replied back saying she works as a model from Monday to Friday and that she works very hard to get whatever she has.
“First of all, I model from Monday to Friday. I work my a*s off, nkt.”
Last year, Sandra was nominated for the Scream Africa Women awards.
Singer Arrow boy has revealed that his baby mama Nadia Mukami welcomed their son through CS. Arrow Bwoy was with her and his respect and love for her has doubled after witnessing her give birth. Speaking during an interview on NTV, Arrow Bwoy said; “The experience we had needs a whole interview. It was in a theatre room, we had to go for emergency CS,” he said. “The things I saw there have made me love her even more and now I have more respect for all women. They go through a lot.” “Moreso those who go through an operation to bring the baby to this world… It is a matter of life and death,” he said. Nadia and Arrow Bwoy welcomed their baby two weeks ago. Announcing the arrival of their child, the couple disclosed that their baby boy arrived safely on Thursday, March 24. Arrow Bwoy further assured their fans that both baby and Nadia were in perfect health. “24.03.2022 We received the most Beautiful Gift Ever @haseebkai welcome to our world @nadia_mukami thank you @rfh_healthcare my Queen and the Prince are in the safe hands,” he shared. Revealing the name of their son, Nadia wrote:
“Welcome to our World Haseeb Kai @haseebkai. 24th March 2022.”