With all the scandals going on, I’m surprised Kenyans can still afford to smile. In the latest UN World Happiness Report released Monday, we have been ranked as the 13th happiest people in Africa.
Surprisingly Somalia is the fifth happiest African Country, despite the Alshabaab threat among other concerns, followed by our oga brothers the Nigerians and South Africa.
Globally, Norway moved into the top spot as the happiest country in the world, followed by Denmark and Iceland.
We were ranked position 122 globally in the 2016 report but now we have now moved 10 places up and are currently position 112 below Namibia.
According to the report the things making Africans unhappy include lack of jobs, minimal access to health care, high levels of corruption among other things.
“The most important problem facing Africans are unemployment, inadequate access to health facilities, poverty levels, food shortage/famine, crime and corruption”, the report highlights.
Another surprising fact is that our Tanzanian brothers and sisters known for their politeness and chill attitude are among the most unhappy Africans in the bottom ten. Burundi, also feature down there and the worst of them all is the Central African Republic.
The report however also shows Africa’s Youth are very optimistic of a bright future. The continent’s rich mineral wealth which has not been exhausted and vast agricultural land to be exploited also provide unlimited opportunities.
This rumor has been on the internet for decades now. But a woman, now claims she has th eDNA tests to prove she is singer Janet Jacksons daughter.
The world was awash with congratulations when Janet Jackson gave birth to her first child back in January at the age of 50 with billionaire husband Wisan Al Hasam. But it seems there is someone else here to reign in on her parade.
A woman has come out to allege she is the singers secret child who was conceived back when Janet Jackson was married to James Debarge.
Here is a picture of Janet with her former husband. Does this woman look anything like her. You be the judge.
The woman Tiffany Whyte says she is the secret child who has never been acknowledged.
People have taken to social media to express their disbelief. Read some comments below. Do you belueve her?
Velma Easter DavisPlease you need go sit your money hungry butt down you ain’t Janet daughter you should be ashamed to let those words come out of your lying mouth you ain’t looking nothing like Janet or James you wish go sit your lying butt down
David’s Mommie ToBe’ExactBihhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Where cause Janet Jackson family has some strong genes and she don’t even have a 👀” or 👃 Bye Felicia” ✌✌
It is given that tall individuals have an added advantage over short individuals in the society, in terms of; status, prestige, and leadership. I stand corrected but honestly, fortune seems to favor both the brave and tall individuals more compared to the shorter fellows.
A number of you would however argue that size and power don’t necessarily go hand in hand, adding that most current shorter leaders have actually done better than their taller counterparts, hence beating Professor Mark Van Vugt’s logic, which states that; “Taller individuals are seen as more leader-like because they are perceived as more dominant, healthy, and intelligent. “
Below is a list of top 10 world’s shortest leaders.
10. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (5ft 11in)
73-year-old Museveni is one of the world’s longest serving leaders, having led Uganda for almost 3 decades, dating back to 1986 after a successful military coup against Milton Obote.
9. Enrique Peña Nieto (5ft 7in)
At only 49, Enrique is the 57th President of Mexico, whose six-year term began in 2012. According to wikipedia, Enrique once served as governor of the State of Mexico from 2005 to 2011.
8. Francois Hollande(5ft 7in)
Joining Enrique at 5ft 7in category, is 61-year-old French president Francois Hollande. Hollande has been at the French helm since 2012.
7. Vladimir putin (5ft 7in)
62-year-old Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.
6. Jacob zuma (5ft 6in)
5.Angela Merkel (5ft 5in)
61-year-old Angela Dorothea Merkel, made history after she became the first woman to hold the chancellor of Germany office back in 2005.
4. Serzh Sargsyan (5ft .41in)
61-year-old Serzh Sargsyan, is the third and current President of Armenia. He has served as President since April 2008.
3. Park Geun-hye (5ft 4in)
2. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (5ft 4in)
Cristina Fernandez is the former President of Argentina (2007-2015) and widow of former President Néstor Kirchner. according to wikipedia, Fernandez became the second woman to serve as President of Argentina (after Isabel Martínez de Perón, 1974–1976), the first directly elected female president and the first woman re-elected.
1. Michelle Bachelet (5’ft 1in)
65-year-old Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria, is another history maker. Michelle is the former president of Chile. She previously served as President from 2006 to 2010, becoming the first woman in her country to do so.
This is a record breaker! She is obviously one of the well-recognized beauty queens in the country. Just after handing over the crown, many beauty queens get lost, and we never hear from them anymore.
Well, Ruth Kinuthia is one beauty queen that has kept her standards to the highest levels possible. The former Miss Kenya is the first Kenyan beauty to have held the crown for 2 years.
Ruth, who represented Kenya in the Miss World finals in South Africa has revealed what really happens after winning the crown to when the crown is handed over to the next person. Just like any other lady, Ruth was just the normal version of a campus girl but all that had to change. In came the glamour, the beauty, and the fashion.
So, what habits should a Miss Kenya have? Ruth reveals that she had to start wearing makeup, good hair grooming and of course she had to get trendy with the help of designers. Ruth who is one of the biggest trendsetters is an award winning makeup artist, 2016, a talent that she discovered she had after her crowning moment.
So this happened…..the Sisters With Voices (SWV) and Blackstreet rocked the stage at KICC last night. And of course, we were there to catch all the action.
Singing hit songs such as ‘Weak’, I’m So Into You’ and ‘We Right Here,’ the crowd couldn’t get enough of these beautiful ladies. Singing along to their old school tracks was the name of the game and Blackstreet’s performance was on fire with their hit track ‘No Diggity‘ leaving the crowd in a state of euphoria. Let’s just say that when ‘Money Can’t Me Love’ was performed, a lot of so called lovers realised that it’s true in the sense that you may love someone or just love their money.
Well, without further ado, check out the exclusive photos below;
On today’s Classic Countdown, we sample music from the year that Bill Clinton was inaugurated as 42nd US President. From the likes of Sade to UB40, take a listen to these awesome songs that are sure to leave you with some great memories.
I will keep my sentiments private but I will say that the fact that racism reared it’s ugly head should not come as a surprise to anyone. The unfortunate thing is that it had to be aimed at our very own, Edith Kimani.
Edith’s career has been on quite the upward trajectory ever since she emerged as the winner of KTN’s show, The Presenter.
She is both intelligent and eloquent, all necessary ingredients for success as a journalist. To top that, she is beautiful. Activate the tri-factor effect…
After KTN, she moved on to DWTV (Deutsche Welle TV) and though she was sad to bid her colleagues farewell, she was excited about the new challenges and experiences that were to be had as she charted her new path.
She found love but also success but it would seem not everyone is happy. Some Germans are upset that she was selected to host the Art show on DWTV. They would have been happier if the show were hosted by one of their own.
Check out what a section of the audience had to say:
Big up to our very own John Kaveke, a Kenyan designer who has made it big! He has been featured in the renowned New York Fashion week, where he represented Kenyans with his amazing, yet uniquely African designs.
The collection dubbed “Raw Attitude” was inspired by Samburu morans and the colours are heavily influenced by the distinct Samburu print.
With over 15 years experience, he really did us proud and proved that Kenya has talents to offer in all industries.
Kaveke has specialised in men’s fashion; an area not touched by many, and his designs have had the pleasure of gracing a wide range of catwalks that include; Sarajevo Fashion Week, Bosnia, Hub of Africa in Ethiopia, Swahili Fashion Week in Tanzania, Catwalk Kenya, Festival for African Fashion and Art or FAFA Kenya, the International Smirnoff Fashion Awards, London Fashion Week…the list is endless, with New York Fashion Week being his latest conquest.
John Kaveke first became interested in fashion while in high school, and further studied fashion design in Spain. As they say, the rest is history!
Kenyan-born international fashion designer John Kaveke led this crafty workshop. John has been drawing since he was in nursery and once his work was featured on a children’s show on local TV station, he knew that he had a real talent. His interest in fashion started when he was in high school. He went to Spain to study fashion design, and the rest is history! He has had his own beautiful clothing line since 1997 and has done fashion shows as far as Bosnia.
It is important to note that, one of the models strutting down the runway is celebrated Kenyan Chef Ali L’artiste.
Well, enough chatter, check out the epic designs below;
It turns out that the late American singer Prince lent his talent to make other musicians famous. According to multiple online reports, the late singer was a genius who wrote the lyrics to several singers for instance Chaka Khan, Sinead O’connor, Madona and Cyndi Lauper.
When a Miss Universe contestant was asked what she thought about President Donald Trump – she understandably looked a little blank.
Miss Kenya Mary Esther looked completely shocked when Steve Harvey asked her the tough politics question.
“Arguably, no United States president has had a more active first 10 days in office. What are you most excited about and what most concerns you when it comes to the Presidency of Donald Trump?” Steve Harvey asked.
“Politics… Ok let me just start again,” she began.
She then appeared to READ her very uncontroversial answer from a teleprompter.
“Donald Trump, having been elected as the President of the United States, may not have been the choice of many people living in the United States because of the divided support system for the outgoing President Barack Obama, who was supporting an upcoming woman President,” she said.
“So, so many people oppose his position. But I feel that once [Trump] took up his position, he was able to unify the entire nation.”
Fans were shocked by Miss Kenya’s support for Donald Trump and took to Twitter to voice their confusion.
When it’s her birthday, she will wow if she wants to.
Britney Spears showed she is like a fine wine and getting better with age at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball.
The songstress was dressed to impress as she marked her 35th birthday with a stellar performance in Los Angeles, California. The pop star closed out a partially star-studded leg of the national tour – and looked amazing while doing it.
While most people would chose to have a party or a nice meal to mark their birthday, Brit decided to celebrate it by working it for thousands of screaming fans.
The Slumber Party star stepped out onto the Staples Center stage in a pair of short shorts, a bedazzled jacket with dramatic feather sleeves and a lace high neck top.
Adding some extra sexiness to the outfit, the hitmaker also added some saucy fishnets and thigh high boots.
Despite the rather intimidating footwear, the birthday girl danced across the stage with her male backup dancers doing their best to keep up.
But while her presence already had fans screaming, they went into overdrive as the star stripped off her jacket to reveal an even saucier look.
Underneath was a cropped lace top which the feathered sleeves were actually connected to. The star also wore a corset like belt around her waist which helped to highlight her incredibly flat abs.
The new look proved that while she is a year older, she is in the best shape of her life.
Perhaps in an ode to where it all began, the songstress wore her blonde locks up in a half up, half down ‘do with two buns come pigtails on top.
The style was very reminiscent of her Baby One More Time hair style back in the Nineties. While she had to work on her birthday, Britney appeared to be having a blast.
Elevating her mood – literally and figuratively – was her hunky male dancers. During the performance the muscle-bound dancers lifted the star up as she hit her high notes.
In addition to her little boost, the songstress gave the dancing her all, even rolling across the stage at one point.
Fortunately, Britney closed out the show as no doubt most stars would not have wanted to follow her performance.
Leave it to Japan to come up with a vacation spot that combines the thrills of an amusement park with the relaxing benefits of a spa.
According to Mashable, the mayor of Beppu — home to some of Japan’s most famous hot springs — took to social media last week to share a quirky video of a hypothetical “spamusement park.” Featuring bathtubs on carousels, roller coasters filled with spring water, and steamy trolly rides guaranteed to clear out every clogged pore, the video might at first appear to be all fun and games, but it’s actually anything but. As explained towards the end of the clip, Mayor Yasuhiro Nagano would work to make the dreamy escape a reality if the YouTube video were to reach 1 million views.
And just four days after the video’s release, it did.
As of Sunday, the video is nearing 1.9 million views — and Mayor Nagano seems to be just as excited to make the spamusement park a reality as its potential patrons. RocketNews24 reports that the mayor distributed a press release last week, affirming the video’s success and thanking the public for their unprecedented support.
While he has not yet confirmed a potential opening date for the spamusement park of your dreams, the mayor says he is currently working on getting “input from a large number of people” to start drawing up plans. If the park is anywhere near the video he released, it’s safe to say Beppu will be seeing a large spike in tourism very soon.
It’s no secret Mariah Carey loves to flaunt her super sexy body, whether she’s on stage performing in skimpy outfits or out on the town in cleavage-baring gowns.
But what’s the singer’s secret to maintaining her hot bod? The answer may surprise you.
“It’s really hard. My diet, you would hate it,” Carey told E! News recently while promoting the Dec. 4 premiere of her new E! docs-series Mariah’s World.
“All you eat is Norwegian salmon and capers every day. That’s it.””I’m actually serious,” she laughed, adding, “I try to stick with the proteins. It’s the worst.” But it works!
“I’m actually serious,” she laughed, adding, “I try to stick with the proteins. It’s the worst.” But it works!
Carey also opened up about her split from ex-fiancé James Packer. When asked if it’s hard to watch footage of herself trying on wedding dresses on Mariah’s World, Carey answered;
“No it’s just, you know, all things in life it’s just like you gotta see what’s meant to be and if it’s meant to be it’s meant to be and if it’s not then ultimately you just have to accept that and move on.”
Mariah recently broke up with the Billionaire fiance James Packer after months of dating. The 46-year-old singer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and gave fans an update on how she’s coping after her very public breakup.
“Now it’s a whole freakin’ thing,” Carey says of the split. “I think I’m doing well. Everything happens for a reason. Things are the way they are.”
Carey also responds to reports that Packer did not want to be in her upcoming docu-series, Mariah’s World. “Allegedly,” she says of those claims. “It’s kind of difficult to talk about at this moment.”
It looks like Rocco Ritchie ran into some trouble recently, but managed to keep it under wraps for nearly two months.
E! News confirms that Madonna’s 16-year-old son was arrested in September for possession of weed following a stop and search by officers from Camden borough.
Ritchie apparently was taken to a north London police station and was subsequently bailed and dealt with by Camden borough’s Youth Offending Team.
Authorities add that Ritchie was dealt with by way of Triage, which uses multiple strands to engage and educate young people in order to prevent re-offending.
Ritchie, who currently lives with father Guy Ritchie, was reportedly called on by the neighbors who were bothered by what they believed was drug use in their upscale neighborhood, according to TMZ.
The report continues to state that after coming across Rocco and a friend sitting on the wall and tossing something into the air, they found a small quantity of weed in his backpack and traces on his clothing.
Unfortunately, Rocco has been in the middle of a very public and ugly custody battle between his famous parents.
The battle ignited in December when Rocco refused to return to the United States after living with his director father in London.
While a New York Supreme Court judge ruled at the time that the teenager should return home to his mom, Ritchie’s lawyer chimed in to say that Rocco didn’t want to come back. The judge then suggested that the teen take up his concerns with his mom.
Little progress seems to have been made, and tension between the mother and son have been palpable in the months over the custody battle, however Madge continues to make subtle pleas to her son on her own account with nostalgic shots of him in all phases of his life.