Fashion blogger Anita Gaitho opens up about breast changes after pregnancy

2015 BAKE Award nominee Anita Gaitho is shedding light on a topic many new moms get so well.

Though she appears to carry herself with the confidence of a mature woman, she is revealing a secret that Kenyan breastfeeding mum’s can relate to.

Anita took it to Instagram to reveal a distressing reality of the changes she underwent during and after pregnancy. And it all has to do with droopy boobs.

The thing is even those who haven’t given birth yet also experience saggy boobs, which contributes to feelings of inferiority and unattractiveness.

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Here are some ways to look past your saggy boobs and feels sexy again, according to blogger mylifesuckers.

  1. Get the right lingerie 
  2. Have sex The more sex you have with your man, the more confident you are going to feel about your body. And I’m not just saying this, proof abounds. Just ask Google and you’ll find hundreds of studies proving that having sex does all sorts of amazing things for your confidence, your body, your mojo, your hotness…
  3. Don’t even think about looking at a fashion magazine I get it. Those girls are perfect and the clothes are divine. But looking at girls who are airbrushed to perfection wearing clothes you can’t afford is a huge confidence killer. And who needs that?
  4. Write yourself a love letter My boobs may be saggy and my belly may be flabby but ladies, my calves. They rock. Whenever I need a little confidence boost, I write down a list of my hottest body parts and focus on those. Nothing like a good long list of the good to push away the bad.
  5. Ask your man I can pretty much guarantee that your man thinks you’re hot. No, really. Ask him. I’m sure he’ll give you a piece of his mind.
  6. Change out of your yoga pants. If you had asked me six months ago to take off my yogas, I would have said “over my dead body.” But here’s the thing when we dress confident, we act confident and we feel confident. I am telling you that maybe taking a shower and changing into something cute before your husband gets home from work would make you feel… hot.
  7. Go shopping. Since we’re talking about changing out of your yogas, I can’t help but take the next step and tell you to pick up something super adorable to wear on those days when you need a confidence pick-me-up. Pick up a great pair of jeans or splurge on a couple of outfits that you know will help you to feel hot. Then wear them proudly.
  8. Let them flop. Let’s just be honest: Those boobs aren’t going to magically get all perky again. Which means we’ve got to learn to flaunt what God gave us. So, go get your man right now (remember, he loves you and your boobs) and let him see what you’ve got.

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Photos of Truphena of Real Househelps of Kawangware that look nothing like her Tv character

We all know her as Truphena from the celebrated programme Real Housewives of Kawangware. Her fresh jokes always leave us in stitches. She acts the role of a naive typical Luhya househelp.

 

Known for her ‘ushamba’ lifestyle, Truphena, whose real name is Aisha Noor, is one of the most talented actresses around. The superstar, who lost her child last year, is giving her counterparts a run for their money and who knows, she might win this year’s best actress of the year award.

 

Truphena is known for her tomboy look.

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Well, today being a Wednesday, we celebrate Truphena, below are her pics, go through

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#IfikieNani? Singer Nyota Ndogo Caught On Camera Smoking Banned Substance (VIDEO)

Coastal-based singer Nyota Ndogo has shocked many after she shared a video smoking shisha. The mother of two, who is without a doubt the best and talented artiste of our generation, has been criticised by her followers for using an illegal substance.

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Nyota Ndogo and her husband

The Kuna Watu na Viatu hit singer shared the video and captioned: “Ameniambia nijaribu tu” (He told me to try it).

Check out the screenshot

The video elicited mixed reactions among her followers and below are some of the comments

Mzunguwadubz: Hio sio nzuri nilijaribu inatia cancer kifua kinajaa chemical😂😂😂

Prince_nuel_ke: Kweli mapenzi mabaya yaweza yakakufanya ukaramba kinyesi..pooooo nani kakufunza electric cigarette Nyota

Yusuphlule: Hapo umefeli mama ake .yule mwanao mungu amembaliki ana kipaji kama chako kwaiyo una taka ayo pia aige sio

Well, an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that simulates the feeling of tobacco smoking. It works by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, commonly called a “vapor”, that the user inhales, whereas an electronic shisha pen is a battery-operated device similar to an electronic cigarette. An atomizer heats up an e-liquid turning it into a vapour that can be inhaled. The devices are available in disposable or reusable form with a variety of fruit flavours to choose from.

Dangers of smoking shisha include:

Causes cause lung cancer, heart disease

One can get tuberculosis, herpes

Bareness

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Nyota Ndogo got married to her mzungu husband in 2016 and they’re living happily ever after. Check out photos of her and her husband which prove that they are in love.

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Daddy Owen And Wife Hold Private Baby Shower

Tobina hit maker Daddy Owen and his wife Farida recently held a private baby shower with only close friends and family to celebrate their good news.

Farida and Owen have been married for almost 3 years in a colourful wedding held at the Kenya Assemblies of God church. He is known as a private person and perhaps for a very good reason.

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According to SDE and Ghafla, the news came from a source who is close to Daddy Owen and Farida

“Hearty congratulations to @daddyowen and his beautiful wife Farida as they wait on their bundle of joy. We are so glad you enjoyed all the bitings!’’” said the source who also shared she did cratering in the event. 

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We are happy for the couple and wish them the best as they continue with the pregnancy journey, we can only wait to see whether its a boy or a girl.

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Akothee has the perfect response to troll who questioned her about innerwear

Akothee has no mercy when it comes to clapbacks.

The last time we saw her clapping back was when her haters were all up in her DMs after she gained a few pounds. My friends, she is not in your kitchen eating your food so leave her alone!

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This time, the clapback was for a boy child who decided to bring her down talking about Akothee’s underwear. Peter commented on Akothee’s picture where she had sat on a seat in her garden with her usual short clothes. Peter wrote:

UNAKAA NIKAA HAUNA PANTIE😋😋

In the picture, she was drinking a smoothie made of spinach and mangos saying she is on a detox. Most if not all the comments were in regards to the detox program with guys asking her for advice and encouraging her to keep going.

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Then Peter out of nowhere decided to drop the pantie bombshell. Akothee nani! She shut him up with a comment. In fact, after that comment, he had no comeback.

PETER KWA SABABU PANTY ZA KWENU HUANZIA KWA MAGOTI 🙉🙉

Akothee will be the death of us one day! Aside from that, after her love life has been on chill since she gave Mpasho an exclusive, saying she isn’t dating Nelly Oaks.
Though on a post she put up a few days ago she was looking for her Johnny (Nelly Oaks) and asked her fans if they’d seen him, they should let him know she misses him.

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The Obama’s enter multi-year deal with netflix

After largely staying quiet since leaving the White House in 2017, Barack and Michelle Obama will soon be coming to your laptop screen.

The former president and first lady officially announced on Monday that they have entered a multi-year producing partnership with Netflix.

Barack and Michelle plan to deliver a ‘diverse mix of content’ that could range from scripted and unscripted series to documentaries and features.

And their content will not be exclusive to American subscribers. Netflix has promised their projects will be available to all 125 million members in 190 countries.

The Obamas have created Higher Ground Productions, the company under which they will produce content for Netflix.

Obama reportedly told associates he does not plan to use his new platform to attack Donald Trump or fight against Fox News, according to the New York Times.

Instead the former president plans to highlight those who are ‘able to promote greater empathy and understanding between people’.

‘One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,’ Obama said in a statement.

‘That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix.’

‘We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between people, and help them share their stories with the entire world.’

Michelle also highlighted that she hopes she and Barack can use their new platform to help open minds and hearts.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said the company was ‘incredibly proud’ to have the Obamas on board

‘Barack and I have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others,’ she said.

‘Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.’

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said the company was ‘incredibly proud’ to have the Obamas on board.

‘Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly-recognized public figures,’ he said in a statement.

‘[They] are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better.’

News that the Obamas were in negotiations with Netflix first broke in March.

It has not been disclosed how much the Obamas will receive for the partnership, but major producers like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy have received upwards of $100million in their own respective deals with the streaming site.

The Obamas signed a joint $65million book deal with Penguin Random House in March for their respective memoirs.

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Kamene Goro flaunts body admitting she’s always been a big girl

Kamene Goro is a bold woman. The curvaceous lass, who has been off the air after calling it a day at Ebru TV is currently into modeling and positive body image.

 

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The plus-size lass is among the many celebs who’ve been body shamed but that hasn’t deterred her from showing off what her mama gave her. Kamene Goro has always told off trolls and in her latest message, she had a message for them, which read:

“YOU JOKE ABOUT MY BODY BEING TOO MUCH TO HANDLE. THIGHS AND HIPS TOO THICK FOR YOUR HANDS A** AND TITS TOO JUICY FOR YOUR MOUTH BUT BOY IT ISN’T MY BODY YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT IT’S MY MIND.”

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Well, the bold Kamene has also shared a photo flaunting her body and she says she has been big or rather fat since the age of six. Ms. Goro revealed that she was put on a diet but it didn’t work and claims her body is all generic.

“So let me tell you a story, I’m sure you have seen this picture from the Doubledeeske #BeYou campaign, but I’ve never posted it. I can’t really say why but I didn’t have the balls to.

I’ve never been small, I was put on diets from as early as the age of 6, not because I was unhealthy but because society frowned upon me being bigger than the rest, School was a whole other battlefield, straight up to my A levels.
See I wasn’t bothered with how I looked, what bothered me was how everybody else including my family was bothered by it.

I realized the problem was not me, I had no problem with my body, I was fighting my body because everybody else was fighting it. And you could see this struggle manifest in how my body was, how my face looked, and how tough and hard my spirit had become, I was perpetually at war…
And there and then at the age of 18, I said f**ck it! I love my softness! I accepted my body and it started accepting me, everything started falling into place, mind, body, soul. When I accepted myself and loved it, I became the best version of me from the manifestation of beauty, to the strength in my spirit and the joy, love and light that is and always will be my M.O,” wrote Kamene.

She went ahead to tell women to learn to accept themselves.

“MY POINT BEING, ACCEPTANCE IS THE FIRST STEP. ACCEPT AND LOVE YOU AS YOU ARE FIRST! AND EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FALL IN PLACE. YOU CAN NEVER FIGHT YOURSELF AND BE SUCCESSFUL. I WOULD KNOW.”

Other celebrities who’ve been body shamed include Pierra Makena, Neomi Ng’ang’a, Sheila Mwanyigha just to mention but a few.

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Wema Sepetu and Diamond Platnumz’ photos light up the internet

Once upon a time power couple, Wema Sepetu and Diamond Platnumz were inseparable.
Inspite of  breaking up a few years ago, they’re still best friends and Wema is still supportive of Diamond.

A day ago during the launch of a new programme for Wasafi TV in Tanzania, Wema Sepetu was among the guests who graced the event and she was in high spirits.

The former beauty queen, who’s currently concentrating on acting and her lipstick business, took photos with Diamond Platnumz and went ahead to post them on Instagram and tagged the singer.

This left many wondering whether they were back together, but they’re just friends. In a previous interview Wema said:

“WE HAVE NEVER HAD BEEF. WHEN OUR RELATIONSHIP ENDED, PEOPLE CREATED STORIES THAT WE HATED EACH OTHER BUT WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ON GOOD TERMS. WE HAVE MOVED ON AND WE ARE HAPPY. I RESPECT HIS LIFE AND HE DOES THE SAME, WHICH IS A GOOD THING. WE HAVE MATURED, PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS TALK, BUT WE ARE JUST FRIENDS.”

Tanzanian crooner too revealed that there’s no bad blood between them and are still friends who support each other.

“WEMA SEPETU AND I COMMUNICATE A LOT ON PHONE. WE ALSO MEET UP TIME AND AGAIN, BUT AWAY FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE MEDIA OR PEOPLE’S KNOWLEDGE. WE HAVE REALLY MATURED. EACH OF US IS CONCENTRATING ON HIS OR HER RELATIONSHIP. SHE HAS HER OWN FAMILY. BUT THE NATURE OF OUR RELATIONSHIP IS PURELY HINGED ON ELEVATING EACH OTHER’S BUSINESS. THAT EXPLAINS WHY WEMA HELPED ME COME UP WITH THE CATCHPHRASE ‘THE SCENT YOU DESERVE FOR MY FRAGRANCE LINE.”

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On the other hand, Diamond Platnumz’ mother and his baby mama Hamisa Mobetto do not see eye-to-eye.

Recently, the Tanzanian crooner’s mother beat the socialite like a burukenge and she has vowed to teach her a lesson whenever she steps at her home.

“HAYO MAMBO YA MZAZI MWENZIE NI HUKO, PALE MADALE NI KWANGU NA SIMTAKI NYUMBANI KWANGU KABISA.YAANI KIUFUPI SIMPENDI NA SIMTAKI NA KILA AKIKANYAGA HAPA KWANGU NI KIPIGO TU.ALIPOKUJA KIWIZI USIKU ULE NA KULALA NYUMBANI KWANGU, ALIPASWA KUONDOKA KABLA SIJAMUONA KWA NINI ALISUBIRI MIMI NIMKUTE MAANA SIKU HIYO ASUBUHI YAKE NILITOKA NA NILIVYORUDI NDIPO NIKAMKUTA.”

Diamond Platnumz mother further revealed that Hamisa insulted her during an interview with a local media house and she was hurt. She claimed she was trolled on social media and she wasn’t happy.

“KWANZA SIO WIFE MATERIAL. HAJUI KUTANDIKA KITANDA HATA KUFANYA USAFI NI MWANAMKE TU AMBAYE NI SHIDA.”

SIMPENDI HAMISA NA SITAKI AKANYAGE NYUMBANI KWANGU. LAKINI KAMA DIAMOND ATAENDELEA NA HAMISA HUKO NJE SIO MADALE.

Diamond Platnumz’ mother is still in good terms with Zari and when asked about her relationship with her daughter-in-law she said;

“ZARI NAMHESHIMU. NI MWANAMKE AMBAYE NDIYE WA KWANZA KABISA KUMFANYA MWANAGU AITWE BABA. NITAENDELEA KUMHESHIMU NA KUMPA HESHIMU KWA KILE ANASCHOSTAHILI.

SIMKATAZI DIAMOND PLATNUMZ KUOA LAKINI SIO HAMISA. NATAKA MWANAMKE AMBAYE ANAJIHESHIMU, MWENYE HESHIA NA ANAYEJUA KUPIKA LAKINI SIO MOBETTO.”

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Mother banished from matrimonial home after death of child

A city woman has left many shocked after she took to social media to narrate how she was banished from her matrimonial home after one of her twins died mysteriously a week after birth.

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The heartbroken mother, who shared the story using a pseudo account, narrated how one of her twins died under unclear circumstances after a naming ceremony. She explained how her mother-in-law and an elder took the babies for the ceremony which lasted for several hours and later returned them at 2 am.

The woman revealed that she was ill during that time and couldn’t manage to accompany her twins.

She explained that when their grandmother brought them back home, she just covered them and slept without checking on them.

“I woke up as usual. to have my breakfast which my mum in-Law had prepared, I waited for my babies to wake up but only one woke up at 10 am, of course, I assumed the girl was still asleep. I didn’t worry after all they were just a week old and steep was best for them. I waited till fpm my baby girl wasn’t waking up, my mum in-law came to wash the babies for I was told to rest not to strain when she went to check my baby girt she found the baby dead and the next thing I heard were shouts all over the compound -you have killed my granddaughter” soon enough the compound was full of women with cooking sticks, I was chased from my husband’s home and ratted a murderer. I was not allowed to carry along my remaining twin boy one week old but since she only discovered her child’s death in the morning when she tried to wake up her daughter,” mother wrote in part.

She went ahead to explain how she was forced to flee to neighboring Uganda after receiving threats from her husband and his family, leaving her son behind (one of the twins who survived).

“My son was taken to a boarding school, he’s a big boy now I sneak to visit him in the school he promised never to tell anyone he met his mum, I try as much as I can never to tell him his twin siz was kilted coz he will hate his family. May God take care of my only son for me I know he will come to me for good one day,” she wrote.

 

Many women suffer at the hands of their mothers-in-law and their husbands do little to protect them.

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Meet the children of Kenyan Governors (Photos)

Rich kids are lucky. They live large and never lack anything compared to their poor counterparts.

While the ordinary mwananchi is struggling to make ends meet, rich kids do not feel the pressure, and they always continue to share a jaw-dropping glimpse into their lavish lifestyles.

From being bought expensive rides on their birthdays, dining with international celebrities who visit the country to globe-trotting, rich kids of Kenya are lucky.

Well, today we take a look at rich kids from political families. We present to you the children of Kenyan governors and below is a list, go through:

  1. Governor Mike Sonko – Nairobi County

Primrose Mbuv is the wife of Nairobi Governor Mike ‘Sonko’ Mbuvi.  The two are blessed with four daughters namely Saumu, Salma, Sandra, and Janet. They also have an adopted son Baby Satrin Osinya.

Sonko’s wife, the Nairobi county first lady, is popularly known by many as Mama County. She is always by her husbands side supporting him during county and national functions. Primrose has various empowerment projects geared towards uplifting women and youths of Nairobi county. She recently launched a cancer screening center in Nairobi.

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2. Governor Mwangi wa Iria – Murang’a County

His wife is Jane Wairia. They are blessed with three children. Mwangi wa Iria’s first-born daughter is currently dating businessman-cum-politician Benson Gatu, Saumu Mbuvi’s baby daddy.

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3. Governor Anyang Nyong’o – Kisumu County

The learned professor is the husband to the amazing woman Dorothy Ny’ong’o. The Kisumu county first lady runs Africa Cancer Foundation. The power couple is blessed with four children namely, Esperanza Lupita, Zawadi and Peter Nyong’o.

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4.  Governor Ferdinand Waititu – Kiambu County

The first time governor is husband to one beautiful woman Susan Ndung’u. They are blessed with two sexy daughters.

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5. Governor Martin Wambora Nyaga – Embu County

He’s the husband to Teresia. Although little is known about their family, many know of Wambora’s sports journalist daughter only.

6. Anne Waiguru – Kirinyaga county

She’s one of the women, who made it in the male-dominated field. She’s a mother of three adorable sons: Ian, Don and Wabu. Waiguru is a single mother.

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7. Joyce Laboso

Bomet county governor Joyce Laboso got married to a man from the lake side; Edwin Abonyo, a former manager with Finlays. They are blessed with three sons.

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Ben Kangangi almost dies after his Sh29 million Porsche Panamera hits a pothole

City businessman Ben Kangangi is not happy with our current leaders especially those from Nairobi county.

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Kangangi, one of the Nairobi residents who exercised his right to vote in the last general election has called out the Governor Mike Sonko, Senator Sakaja and other leaders from the county claiming that they are sleeping on their jobs.

Ben Kangangi has narrated how he almost died after his Porsche Panamera (a luxury 4-door sedan) nearly rolled over after he hit a pothole along Waiyaki way.


“After queuing for a gruesome three and a half hours in August to vote for MCA, MP, governor and president in the last year general election,I am a bitter and severely frustated kenyan. Promises were made for better roads and up to par health facilities and even additional stadiums, lol. Instead nairobi residents have been left at their own mercies with dilapidated roads, dry taps, unemployment, street families amongst many endless ills,” he wrote in part.

Kangangi went ahead to write

“Fellow Kenyans, we surely deserve better.. Much better than we’ve been made to accept. I almost rolled my car after hitting a massive pothole along waiyaki way in westlands over the weekend. Why aren’t we mad? What are my taxes used for?

I appeal to H. E @governormikesonko, @jsakaja and H. E @president.of.kenya to pull up their socks!! For heaven’s sake please do better..all of you. Whether you voted for Jubilee or not demand better.”

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Ben Kangangi’s Porsche Panamera

His car is worth Sh14,998,902 before tax, which means, it’s double the price – Sh 29, 997,804. He owns other fleets of cars among them Range Rovers, Mercedes Benz.

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Ben Kangangi is a great example of grass to grace and his story has always inspired many.

“I was born in KerugoyaKirinyaga county a little over thirty years ago by a gracious single mother who worked so tirelessly hard to raise me with very little.
The first time I set foot in Nairobi, I was the age of 12 In a time different than today’s,a time in which the odds of me being here would not have fallen in my favourback then no route had been established for where I was hoping to go,no pathway left in evidence for me to trace,no custom for me to follow.
The building you see me standing next to was home for over ten years;a tiny shack with just enough space for a stove and a mattress which I shared with my mother without proper sanitation, poor lighting, human  waste flowing right at the front door and untold noise  -This was my everyday life!

I remember countless nights when I heard people being stabbed right outside our house and still to this day I can make out their cries for helpI remember seeing body parts the next morning flowing in the open sewers sometimes for days end before the police would come fetch them. I could go on and on but I’ll sum it up and say it was not a sight to behold and truly there isn’t any virtue in poverty.

After high schoolwhich was marred with endless drama because of lack of school fees or books or proper school uniform or a geometrical set, I decided to join the workforce and was lucky to find work as a pool attendant,a job which afforded me a monthly salary of kes 800. lol!
I later moved to my own 500/- Bob house which saw me remain with 300/- for food and transport, tough times!
The salary was so inconsistent, and the boss would literally pay or fire me depending on what he felt like-So each day was a Big Suprise.
Turns out his place was built on a road Reserve and was marked for demolition rendering me jobless. Had to think on my feet and hustle from Pub to Pub gambling on the pool table so I could afford to eat and pay my rent. This wasn’t easy either. I was forced to retreat at a point because my house would get locked because of delay with rent payment.
I decided to move in with a friend and promised to pay half of the rent which I barely managed. Two and a half months in,as I walked back to gumba estate-My new found home, the poor fella had had it with my endless stories and decided to neatly pack all my earthly belongings in a sack then patiently waited by the balcony for me to return. Upon laying sight on me he ran out of patience; whistled loud enough for me to look up and then dropped the sack dramatically falling on my feet all the way up from the 6th floor of the flat we once shared.He then proceeded with very loud and clear warning for me not to set foot back to his house. These were the stories that characterised my life with such regularity , so much I thought I was cursed.
I slept outside with a security guard that night and left my belongings at his gate which I was to pick later.That same day I gambled at the pool table at Jambo grill on Thika road and won kes 40,000, used part of the money to put a downpayment to buy a second-hand pool table and as they say the rest is history. I have gone ahead to buy and sell merchandise and tried different business ventures which have seen me spectacularly fail and other times get lucky by God’s grace. I have vast interest in fashion and proceeded to open Benka Fashions-a chain of stores that sell my designs and wears , Benka entertainment (B Sound), Benka Interiors and Benka Automobiles.


Well, the city tycoon recently made news after he sued Anerlisa Muigai for failing to pay a debt of Sh19.9 million. The case is still in court and we will update you on the progress.

 Governor Sonko’s leadership has been challenged by many and recently, a distraught hawker wrote an open letter to him. (Click on the link below to read the open letter)

Slay Mama: Janet Jackson rocking masai jewelery for special performance

Was she in Kenya and where did she buy her jewelery.

52-year-old Janet Jackson recently celebrated her birthday, and while at it she paid glowing tribute to her son.

Last night, Janet accepted the Billboard Music Icon award at a lavish ceremony. She becomes the first black woman to win this award.

Her acceptance speech she said;

“Everything we lack, God has in abundance…every day God seeks to expand my capacity to love.”

“For all our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history. It’s a moment when women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused. I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination.”

She added;

“I’m deeply humbled and grateful for this award. I believe that for all of our challenges, we live in a great moment in history”

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Larry Madowo shows off Sh340,000 Remy Martin Louis Xiii

Spoiler alert!1 You can’t afford it.

Former NTV presenter Larry Madowo is living the good life, and his weekend shenanigans is proof of this.

The outspoken media personality is in London, and is making sure things are poppin’.

What we have to wonder if this is his favorite drink. Louis XIII is a cognac produced by Rémy Martin, a company headquartered in Cognac, France, and owned by the Rémy Cointreau Group.

This is a favourite of Elton John, Christian Dior and even Winston Churchill, who celebrated his election with it in 1951. It was served to Queen Elizabeth II in the Versailles Palace to celebrate her visit of 1957.

So why is this Cognac so expensive? All Remy Martin is made with grapes from the Grande Champagne vineyards in the Cognac region of France. The brandies are blended and aged in oak barrels, some of them dating back centuries, to make Remy Martin’s famous Cognac.

Sounds fancy right? Check it out.

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Meet the film director behind the plot twist in the hit TV series Queen Sugar

It’s a wrap for Season two, but brace yourselves, as the trailer for Season three is here and we can’t keep calm.

It premiers on May 29, but before that you need to know more detaisl about the dramatic ending to season two.

Queen Sugar’s second season ended with a surprising, devastating twist: Blue Bordelon (Ethan Hutchison) might not be the biological son of Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe).

During a Vulture Festival panel with Ava DuVernay and stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe, DuVernay revealed how this twist was baked into Queen Sugar from the very beginning.

“I’d seen Ethan, and there was another boy that was of Kofi’s complexion. I started to think about what it would mean, and how I would be able to put Ethan and Kofi together as father and son. Could you pull it off with no one thinking ‘How could Darla and Ralph Angel make that boy?’” DuVernay said. “What would be the thing that would make everyone believe it? Love. How much they love each other bounded together and make everyone believe, as they should, that that was father and son.”

DuVernay said she wanted to challenge Queen Sugar fans to accept Siriboe and Hutchison as father and son, and then make the big reveal.

“That’s exactly how the story was prepped the whole time. If you go back and you watch seasons one and two, there are hints all the way through. There was a reverse thing that we were doing from the very beginning,” she said. “Kofi and Ethan did not know it was going to go there. I think I told them at the top of season two that it was going to happen.” Queen Sugar returns for season three with a two-night premiere May 29 and 30.

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Trendy or Tacky? Why women paint one fingernail a different color

It’s a trend among Kenyan ladies. Just go around and look at the perfectly manicured nails, you will spot one finger painted a different color. The term is femme flagging. Others call it accent nail.

A friend yesterday posted a photo of her manicure and of course she had the ring finer painted a different color. One clueless due asked her why she had a different color, and I was amused. But this got em thinking is there a meaning or symbolism to this. I searched the internet which suggests we should assume alot of things about nail polish colors and patterns.

Everyone knows that stereotypes are stupid and no one should assume anything based on the way a person looks or dresses. And that’s totally how the world works in reality, right?

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According to the Very Scientific Wikipedia Femme-flagging manicures first came to internet-fame through -– what else — a Tumblr.

Primarily, what I’ve seen has been ladies painting all their nails one color, and then painting their ring fingernails, or ring and middle fingernails a different color. An article published on Jezebel.com suggests this could be symbolic to show one is from the LGBT community.

I’ve also seen women bandying about the idea that each finger could represent something different, each color conveying a specific finger-based meaning. That’s a bit too complicated for me -– firstly, ten different meanings is a lot to keep track of. Secondly, and not least importantly, there’s no way in hell I’m painting each nail a different color, unless it’s 1997 and I’m 12.

But do we really have all day to scrutinize the color meaning behind each manicure? If you do, then let us know in the comments section below.

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What I have done before is put the color of our country’s flag, when we are celebrating our independence, so I guess women do use their nails to signal all kinds of messages such as love for country, sport, health declaration, music album etc.

What about you, ladies, do you do this to your nails, too?

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Smoking hot 23-year-old mayor excites team mafisilets

You need to take a moment breathe and exhale because this hot young politician is bothering alot of young girls.

Just take a look at his official portrait, I MEAN the clothes, the poise, the shoes (doc martens), he is simply WOW.

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Magic Magid, born in Somali but grew up in Britian, carries an equally fancy title, Lord Mayor,

His first reaction to learning he has won on May 16th was even more surreal for young people.

He cursed as he wrote;

Holy sh*t, this is surreal! With love, courage and opportunity literally anything is possible!

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9 things Kenyan girls can learn about family members from Meghan Markle’s experience

From the salty half-sister to a drunken half brother, Meghan Markle’s story is relatable to many.

A list of what the family members of Duchess of Sussex said about her in the day leading up to the royal wedding upset many.

We were all caught in our feeling, blaming them for being jealous, but I believe it’s a similar experience Kenya women (though not marrying a Prince) have gone through.

They were all over the press saying controversial things about her.  A couple of relatives have revealed that they have not been invited to the royal wedding and have said that they haven’t seen Markle in years. Others have been open about their turbulent relationship with her.

But what can Kenyan women learn from this. This post on Facebook about living your best life has been shared severally and should inspire us. Read below.

 

The royal wedding happened and it was beautiful, yes i enjoyed it, nothing wrong with feeling joy over someone else happiness, its not seeking validation, I mean its not that deep. But that’s neither here nor there, just some pointers I feel should be more embraced.

1. Its okay to cut off toxic relatives, the homily blood is deeper than water, has entrenched knee deep in messy family relations that strangulation itself. How many of us have had our lights diffused because of them.

2. We don’t want to leave bad relationships because we are afraid of what people would say. Lol , Meghan out here with her dirty linen hung by her so called friends and relatives, but she still moved on . I mean they sold stories some of them false but did she die?

3. The trolling in these streets of single moms …..shwee, there is Meghan acclaimed actress, feminist , humanitarian , looks like shes a wonderful person the daughter of a single mom. Thats who she took to her wedding . Throw out the whole single moms children CANNOT narrative.

4. Divorce is not a death sentence, nyef nyef she’s a divorcee, there she is ……give life or even love a second chance . You never know …..look at Meghan living her best life now.

5. Imagine if Meghan had been watching War Room and reading fascinating Womanhood ……….

6. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re too old to get married , too old to walk down the aisle, that 5 years age gap is too much, blah blah…..Meghan just trashed that story on the full glare of the world

7. Meghan just held a blackity blackity black wedding …..Wakanda Forever. Did you hear that Black Bishop …yes tell em, or the choir ? or the Boy who made me fall in love with the cello, or the this little light of mine rendition, I swear I heard some ariririri somewhere. What am I saying even in the whitest of whiteness, Meghan was authentic enough to acknowledge her blackness, You don’t have to struggle to fit in , to prove anything . Start living your life.

8. Being broken doesn’t mean its over, if you give yourself a chance to heal and replenish, renew and refresh, guess what you can have it all even love.

9. People will always have something to say either negative or positive you alone have the power to rise above your circumstances, naysayers be damned.

Meghan wasn’t waiting for a prince to rescue her, nah she was already living her life. So go out there and live your best life NOW.

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Music Review: The Soundtrack for Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki movie is out (MUST LISTEN)

The first ever Kenyan film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival which ran from May 8th to the 19th.

The film has been banned in Kenya but that hasn’t stopped the world from appreciating Kenyan talent. It’s writer/producer Wanuri Kahiu jetted back home this past weekend after a whirlwind time in Paris.

The soundtrack features Muthoni Drummer Queen, Chemutai Sage, Blinky Bill and a host of other talent.

“Rafiki” was inspired by the 2007 Caine Prize winner, Monica Arac de Nyeko’s “Jambula Tree,” which chronicled a story of two girls in love in Uganda. The filmmaker added that “making a film about two women in love set in Kenya, means challenging deep rooted cynicism about same sex relationships among actors, crew, friends, and family.”

The Kenyan filmmaker also noted that her film is “a story about all that is good and difficult about being in love, so that for those fortunate moments we are lifted above our prejudices.”

The film is Kahiu’s second feature film, following her 2009 drama “From a Whisper.” Her 2010 sci-fi short “Pumzi” screened at Sundance in 2010.

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