“Most Innovative Service” awarded to Safaricom and Huawei at AfricaCom 2019

Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 14, 2019Safaricom and Huawei have jointly received the prestigious Most Innovative Service “the Business of Tomorrow” award at AfricaCom 2019 in Cape Town.

The award recognizes the two companies for offering the new revolutionary Mobile Money Overdraft service, known as “Fuliza”. The service enables users with insufficient funds in their M-PESA accounts to borrow money to complete their M-PESA transactions. The service was officially launched in January 2019 and has been gaining popularity in Kenya where Safaricom has over 23.6 million M-PESA users. Kenyans transacted over KES 6.2 Billion (USD 62M) in

Fuliza’s first month after its launch.

Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom saidM-PESA continues to play a leading role in deepening financial inclusion in the country. Fuliza enriches our mobile financial services portfolio further fulfilling our promise to always provide our customers with relevant products and services that meet them at their point of need. We are glad to partner with Huawei in bringing this commitment to life.”

Michael Joseph speaking
Michael Joseph speaking in a file interview

Fuliza is empowered by the Huawei Mobile Money Finance Overdraft Platform which allows design, development and deployment of innovate finance products. This platform was created to enable credit overdraft facilities in multiple payment scenarios in a highly secure and stable way.

Over the years, Huawei has been working with Safaricom in improving its mobile financial services and developing new products, especially for loans and savings which can bring many benefits to individuals but also to SMEs to help grow their businesses.

David Chen, Director of Marketing & Solution Sales for Huawei Southern Africa Region said: “Financial services requires security and stability. These two elements are in the DNA of all Huawei’s ICT solutions. We have focused on building a world-class application programming interface (API) to enable the local ICT ecosystem to tap into M-PESA to serve the needs of our client for business success and nurture the digital economy from a macro perspective.”


AfricaCom is Africa’s biggest telecoms and technology event which takes place annually in Cape Town, South Africa. This year, during this 3-day event Huawei showcased its end-to-end 5G ability, facilitating the industry’s digital transformation through innovative tools, platforms and solutions and explored new opportunities that are emerging for the industry from these new technologies.

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Listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and with annual revenues in excess of KES 200 Billion, Safaricom invested KES 38 billion in infrastructure this year, providing over 93% of Kenya’s population with 4G and 3G coverage and providing 2G coverage to 96% of Kenyans. Safaricom has harnessed its proprietary fibre infrastructure to build a dedicated enterprise business, which provides managed I.T. services to clients in the East African region.

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These are some of the ways to know your man loves you

There is nothing sweet as having someone who truly loves and cares for you by your side. These are some of the things that your man will pull to show that they care;

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Making you his priority

You will know someone loves you by the way they treat you. If you are a number one priority in his life or in everything he does then he does love you.

Always there for you

Someone who loves you will always be by your side in times of happiness and sadness. They will never have an excuse of being with you because they treasure you a lot.

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Interested in everything you do

You will see from his interest in you and whatever you do. This involves cooking, cleaning or even singing and dancing. The will always want to be committed to your activities and always offer to help.


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Asks for your opinion

Someone who adores you will always ask for your opinion and advice before doing anything in them. They will always consult you before taking any step rather than doing anything they want to.

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Respects your decisions

When you tell someone what you think about something and reasons for your decisions, that person has some love for you. It not only shows that the person respects your decisions, but also you in person.

Its all in his touch

You can also know if someone cares from their touch. The kisses, the hugs and even when you cuddle you will always have that feeling of love. You will always feel safe when around them.

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Confides in you

They will be honest with you on everything and always tell you the truth no matter how painful it may be.

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R Jay’s company projected to make over Sh20b in 2020

Everyone remembers Ray J when they think about his infamous intimate tape with Kim Kardashian, forgetting that the man had an ‘admirable’ music career with some notable hits.

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But people might want to take note of the R and B singer. He has been making money moves! The man is expected to secure a hefty bag in 2020 thanks to his bike-sharing company ScootEbike.

RayJ with the bikes
The singer with the bikes
Back in January 2019, LOOPShare, a micro-mobility and ride-sharing company focused on sustainable urban transportation, announced that it entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Raytroniks Corporation to acquire the ‘Scoot-E’ brand.
Ray J ended up walking away with about $34 million (Sh.3.4 billion)  and over 18 million common shares in LOOPShare.
The singer is making that money
Ray J doing well financially

ScootEbike/Loopshare scooters will hit the market in early 2020 offering to provide users with the ability to use advanced telematics and digital dashboard services unlike any other bike-sharing company in the world.

The singer at a board meeting
Ray J at a board meeting

This can potentially be a billion-dollar company in 2 years if it all goes as planned. Upon closing of the Raytroniks transaction (the “Transaction”) LOOP received several benefits including: Acquisition of a recognized brand in the electric transportation industry, increased visibility in the global micro-mobility and ride-sharing industry with access to expertise and vision of a successful tech-entrepreneur such as Ray J.

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LOOP has the potential to surpass the success of scooter-share company Bird, which stunned the transportation industry by achieving a billion-dollar valuation faster than any company in history.

Ray J posing
Ray J posing

Could it be possible that Ray J will be the first R&B singer to reach 1 billion dollars in revenue?  Only time will tell. But 200 million is a great start!

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Tokyo man arrested over stalking woman using her pupils!

The world seems to get crazier and crazier every day. There are some things that are strange occurrence-and then some things are so creepy it’s hard to believe they’re real. That’s exactly the case involving a Tokyo man who was arrested for allegedly stalking a pop star by using her pupils to locate her whereabouts using Google Street View.

Tokyo police declined to comment on the specifics of the investigation but confirmed Friday that 26-year-old Hibiki Sato was arrested Sept. 17 on suspicion of indecent behavior in connection with stalking and causing injuries to the 20-year-old woman.

The police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as is often policy at Japanese bureaucracies, said the case was related to the reports about a stalker and pupil images.

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Police described Sato as an “avid fan.”

Public broadcaster NHK and other Japanese media reported this week that details in the woman’s selfies were used to identify the train station she frequented. They said Sato looked at other images she shared, such as her apartment, to figure out where she lived.

Police say he hurt her and committed indecent acts, such as groping her after accosting her from behind and knocking her down.

Tokyo Shimbun, a metropolitan daily, which reported on the stalking case, warned readers even casual selfies may show surrounding buildings that will allow people to identify the location of the photos.

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African artistes whom you didn’t know were prominent politicians

Politics is becoming more and more enticing for artistes with scores joining the field during elections.

Some have been in office for two terms.

The trend is picking up not only in Kenya but in Africa as a whole.

Below is a list of artistes and actors who successfully ventured into politics.

  1. Desmond Elliot
Elliot, who is known for his acting prowess on Nigerian Movies, declared his intentions in September 2014 to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress.

He contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.

Elliot was recently re-elected as the winner of the Surulere 1 state Constituency election in Lagos State.

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2. Professor Jay

The celebrated Tanzanian artiste is the Member of Parliament for MIKUMI constituency.

He is well known for songs such as ‘Yatapita’ ‘Hapo Vipi’ among others.

He is still involved in music having released a song three weeks ago.

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professor jay

Below is the link


3. Bobi Wine

Ugandan artiste Bobi Wine is among artistes who ventured successfully into politics.

Jaguar ditched the music and joined politics for the first time, emerging the winner of the Member of Parliament seat for Starehe Constituency in 2017.

He revealed that come 2021 he will vie for Presidency.

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4. Charles Njagua Kanyi

Jaguar ditched the music and joined politics for the first time, emerging the winner of the Member of Parliament seat for Starehe Constituency in 2017.

He is no longer active in music, unlike his counterparts.

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Mheshimiwa Jaguar in a file photo

Jaguar’s best song was ‘Kigeugeu’ which he sang before he became an MP

5. Banky W

Popular musician and actor, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W hold the position of House of Representatives.

He won during the 2019 general election.

He was declared the flag bearer of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti-Osa Federal House Of Representatives.

He is well celebrated with his songs being listened to by millions.

Banky W

Below is one of his most listened to song.

6. Jose Chameleone

Popular Ugandan afrobeat artist, Jose Chameleon confirmed his interest in politics as he eyes one of the top seats in Uganda’s next general elections.

Speaking to journalist at DNA Lounge in Kampala, the singer announced he would be vying for the Kampala Lord Mayor Seat come 2021.

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Below is a video of Chameleone doing what he loves best.

7. John Kiarie alias KJ

KJ was best known for his stint on Redykulas years ago, he, however, decided to venture into politics and he is currently the Member of Parliament for Dagoretti South.



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Things your fingernails try to alert you about your health

Do you know that your nails tell alot about your overall health?


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Clubbed nails

If your finger nails have pores and swollen, it shows that they are clubbed. It can be a sign of liver illness or lung illness.

Dry nails

When the nails are dry, chances are that they may also be so brittle. These can be normal to you but if you seek medical attention, you will find out that you either have hormonal imbalance or some bacterial infection.

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This is a sign of you having lupus, iron deficiency or inflammatory arthritis.

Pitted nails

Having pitted nails means that that your nails seem to be having dips or small pores on them. This shows that you may be suffering from a connective tissue dysfunction  or zinc deficiency.

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Concave nails

These can be signs of some iron deficiency that you may be having or a sign of coronary heart illness.

Thick nails

It is normal for one to have thick nails, but at times it can be due to health issue. It at times can be that your fingers have a fungal infection or you blood circulation has issues and your blood is clotting a lot.

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Discolored nails

Your fingernails can have colors that are wholesome like pink with white moons close to the bottom. When they show some blueish color, it is an implication that your body has low oxygen ranges. It can also be a sign of a bacterial infections or it maybe that you have a coronary heart infection.

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Cut up nails

At times you can blame the nail polish especially for ladies. This can be a sign of malnutrition or even signs of you being infected by a protein deficiency.

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8 ways smoking can negatively affect your health

Smoking can occur in two ways which are passive and active. Passive involves taking smoke from the environment while active involves direct inhaling of smoke to your body. However smoke has negative impact to your body especially the lungs.

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Other effects include;

Lung cancer

Smoke is the greatest threat to the lungs. This is because it infects the oxygenated air leading to breathing problems.

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This negatively affects men ability to perform in bed, while it can cause cervical cancer for women.

Blood clotting 

Smoke can cause blood clotting as it invades the blood vessels. This lowers the rate at which blood circulation occurs in the body.

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Blood cancer

Smoke contains some bacterial substances that once they invade the blood, it becomes infected. People who smoke a lot are likely to get leukemia compared to those who don’t smoke.

Dental infection

Most smokers normally have brown or yellow teeth. It can also lead to other tooth related diseases like tooth aches, dental inflammation and tamper with fresh breath.

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Severe coughs

Cigarettes contain too much nicotine and many other harmful chemicals. This tampers with the respiratory system causing constant coughs.

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Smoking can lead to low appetite as it affects the loss of sense of taste. This hence makes ones body to become weak due to lack of food. Once the body is not well fed, the immunity lowers making it difficult in fighting diseases.


Smoking while you’re pregnant can cause serious problems, too. Your baby could be born too early, have a birth defect, or die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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How to fall asleep on a plane comfortably

Which are you? The person who can comfortably sleep in a plane or those who can’t sleep at all and pull out a book to read till the end of your destination?

The former spring out of their seat upon arrival at their destination, fresh-faced, clear-eyed and ready to throw themselves into the ways of a new country and culture. But the latter happens to be one of these unfortunate souls, the start of any long-haul trip can quickly unravel as both sleep-deprived and jet-lagged. You’re barely able to function for at least 72 hours. Don’t fret, there are ways and means of securing a bit more shuteye.


Grab a row to your own self

Are you on that long-haul trip to a faraway country and the flight you in is half full? These are normally the best because after take off you can negotiate your way to the back of the plane. If this happens, ask a member of cabin crew as soon as possible if it’s OK for you to switch and bag yourself some extra legroom.

Top tip: once you’re lying comfortably, make sure you put on your seat belt so it’s visible over the blanket. There’s nothing worse than being woken up by a flight attendant during turbulence to check you’re belted up. Trust I know.

Sleeping mask

Though some airlines provide sleeping masks, I would encourage you to carry your own other than the satin masks they offer. The essence is to get a dark mask with a soft lining and raised edges to create a truly dark interior. You will be sleeping comfortably till you land.

Put in earplugs

Just like sleeping masks, the right plugs can be a gamechanger. Most people find it irritable by the sound of the engine or nagging crying babies in the plane. Find the right earplugs that fit your ears and you’ll be good to go.

Carry your own neck pillow

In the event that you have to sleep sitting up, those horseshoe looking neck pillows come in handy as your neck feels very comfortable and you avoid straining your neck.

Drink some alcohol

As much as booze may affect you at high altitude, It is advisable to take it in small doses in order to have a good sleep in the plane.

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The Do’s and Don’t’s of drinking and serving wine

Many women love to unwind by having a glass of wine.

But before you grab that glass and sip, do you know the etiquette for serving and drinking wine?

Fun facts to know about wine:

  1. Wine is made in virtually every country in the world.
  2. Intense fear or hatred of wine is called “oenophobia.”
  3. All wine is stored at the same temperature, regardless of its color. But reds and whites are consumed at completely different temperatures.
  4. One glass of wine consists of juice from one cluster of grapes.
  5. Red wine can only be made from blue or purple-skinned grapes. White wine can also come from these darker grapes, but only if the juice is separated from the skins.
  6. Rosé, which finds itself somewhere in between red and white, is most often crafted by allowing the juice limited and controlled contact with dark grape skins.

So when handling wine these are some of the Dos and Don’ts:


  • Consider decanting your wine – The real benefit of the process is that it gently exposes the wine to air, softening its acids and tannin, effectively smoothing out all the sharp edges and wrinkles. It can be particularly helpful in taming the funk that comes off so-called reductive wines.
  • Smell your glass before pouring in your wine – You wouldn’t want the wine fragrance coming in your way over a soapy glass or dust-covered glass. One of the best, most enjoyable parts about drinking wine is appreciating its fragrance.
  • Invest in a good opener – You wouldn’t want chunks of the cork going into your wine bottle.


  • Serve your red wine too warm – Heat will exacerbate the alcohol content of a wine, making your nose hairs burn when you go in for a big whiff. Conventional wisdom generally dictates that light-to medium-bodied reds should be served around 13–15C, while fuller-bodied reds are better enjoyed in the 15–20C range.
  • Serve your white wines too cold – Why? Because you’ll taste less. Light-bodied, less-aromatic wines should be served colder, in the 4–8C range, whereas more expressive and fuller-bodied whites should ideally be served in the slightly-warmer-but-still technically cold range of 8–10C.
  • Overpour your glass: Seriously, no matter how rough the day. If the glass is too full and you try to do your best professional swirl-and-sniff, chances are you’re going to end up making a mess.
  • Let past-its-prime, open wine go to waste: See if you can’t find a recipe for a stew, or soup or sauce where it can be given a respectable second-chance at life.

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First date conversations to avoid

Securing a first date pretty much means that someone has given you a chance to spend time with them, and so you must be well prepared.

Have you ever watched the local dating shows on TV and cringed at the conversations people are holding? Yikes!

Some awkward things like wanting to know what tribe someone is should not arise folks! Here are topics to completely avoid:

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Religious and political beliefs

This is normally a very sensitive topic when it comes to your personal beliefs. Most people during dates try to avoid talking about such beliefs because you may never know whether they are religious or follow any political affiliates. It’s tricky to say something like your religion, which is premised on things like whether you’ll go to heaven or hell, can be affected by the dirty, secular world of politics. To avoid being in an awkward situation just avoid talking about religion and politics. You’ll be in the clear.

Past relationships and hurts

Ain’t you not trying to get over your ex? And that is why you are having a date,  to get over your past relationship. It is a clear indication when you talk about your previous relationship, means you are still not over your ex. This is a sign that you are just having a casual date and nothing serious will come from the first date. Ladies try avoiding talking about your previous hurt relationships.

Ethnicity and cultural differences

Tribalism is a very sensitive topic and people try to shun away from the topic. Such topics cause uproar between individuals of different backgrounds. To avoid being tribal, it’s safe to avoid such topics to be on the safe side. We are all from different cultural backgrounds and we should be willing to accommodate each other.

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Finances and how much each earns

During a first date, it is advisable to avoid the money topic. You would not want to be labelled a ‘golddigger’ during the first date. Note, when you find your date asking about your financial status during your first date run. This will be a relationship based on financial benefits.

Where the relationship is going after the date

If you will give or get a second date after the first, then that is a clear indication that the date was a success and chances of a second date is evident. You really cannot know where a relationship is going after the first date, asking this question leads to a dwindle and lack of interest in the person.

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List of Celebs who have slapped their names on headphones

Ever since Dr. Dre released his Beats in 2008, it’s been the fashion for celebrities to slap their names on a pair of headphones.

  • Beats By Dre

  • Tim McGraw On-Ear Head-Phones

  • Skullcandy Roc Nation Aviator [Jay-Z]

  • Sony X [Simon Cowell]

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  • Sol Republic Deadmau5 Headphones

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  • House of Marley Liberate [Rohan Marley]

  • Sync By 50 [50 Cent]

  • Pace [Timmy Tdat]

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Singer Adele files for divorce from husband

Months after separating from husband Simon Konecki, singer Adele has made it official.

Singer Adele has officially divorced husband  of 7 years Simon Konecki.

The award-winning singer, who gave birth to their son Angelo in 2012, married charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki in a secret ceremony in 2016 after five years of dating.

The rolling in the deep singer is a very private person, something she has come to confirm over the recent years. She officially confirmed their marriage during her acceptance speech at the 2017 Grammys after thanking her “husband”.

The couple has been separated for 5 months, but they have been jointly taking care of their 7-year-old son Angelo.

No one knows the real reason why the two love birds chose to go their separate ways after being together for a very long while and having a son together.

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Assumptions may be, that both were in different stages in their lives. Simon is 14 years older than Adele, and being older than her, he already had his life figured out when she was trying to figure out hers. Perhaps the person she went to become did not become a match for the fully-formed man who had another child from a previous marriage. In 2016, she told Vanity fair magazine, that it was the most serious relationship she’d ever been in.

Perhaps living in two separate worlds may have ignited the breakup. It is said that Adele loved living in Los Angeles while Simon enjoyed England. She hated the cold Winters of England and that’s why she would always love LA and party with her famous friends. Most of the times, Simon was always MIA due to the demanding philanthropic nature of his charity job.

Adele did not sign a prenup when they got married, making Simon Konecki entitled to half of her earnings. The singer is worth $180M.

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Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen’s body found at his city home

The body of Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen has been found at Kitisuru home, police have confirmed.

Last month, the former Philips Electronics East Africa chairman Cohen had complained of harassment and denial of his conjugal rights by his estranged wife.

Detectives and Cohen’s family members are currently at the tycoon’s home at Farasi Lane in Spring Valley.

Journalists outside the home of Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen on Friday, September 13, 2019.
Journalists outside the home of Dutch Tycoon Tob Cohen on Friday, September 13, 2019

Cohen, 71, was reported missing on July 19 but Directorate of Criminal Investigation detectives failed to locate him.

 His phone was reported to be off since he went missing.

His wife, Sarah Wairimu was arraigned at a Kiambu court on August 22 over links to Cohen’s disappearance.

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 Wairimu was detained at Muthaiga police station for 14 days as to complete investigations.

A source at the Immigration Department said they had combed through all passenger manifestos for outbound flights for possible dates but Cohen’s name was not in any.

The senior official said Cohen was still in the country as there was no evidence indicating that he had left through any of the official exit points.

Wairimu had allegedly told police at the Spring Valley Station that Cohen had traveled to Thailand for urgent medical attention.

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Governor Mike Sonko treats family to a lavish vacation[PHOTOS]

The Governor of Nairobi, Mike Mbuvi Sonko is known to be a very busy person who oversees the running of Nairobi county. Despite not having a deputy, he has proven that he can do all things placed before him and with utter confidence.

Sonko, who is seen to be a very devoted family man, took his wife and kids on vacation to what seemed as Dubai according to the wife’s Instagram posts.

The whole family was flown in First class by Emirates airline where luxury meets the eye. It is only fitting for such a man of his stature to fly comfortably and luxurious for his name means wealthy one.

Mike Sonko, saw fitting to take the family for vacation during the August holiday where schools had closed and most primary and secondary students were home for the holidays.

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It is not clear how long the vacation to Dubai was but what we do know is that, it has come to an end due to schools reopening for the third term.


Mike Mbuvi Sonko and wife onboard Emirates Airline in First Class seats
Mike Mbuvi Sonko and wife on board Emirates Airline in First Class seats

Dubai is special for luxury shopping , ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa is the mega tall skyscraper in Dubai. Dubai Mall is one of the place for leisure and for luxury shopping followed by the Mall of Emirates and then the Deira Mall.

Glitzy Dubai is the United Arab Emirates’ holiday hot spot. This city of high-rises and shopping malls has transformed itself from a desert outpost to a destination du-jour, where tourists flock for sales bargains, sunshine, and family fun. Dubai is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) and shopping malls that come complete with mammoth aquariums and indoor ski slopes. With all that, I am sure the whole family enjoyed their stay at the holiday hot spot.

Sonko and family in DUbai
Sonko and family in Dubai

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‘I prayed’ – Cassper Nyovest shows off luxurious car

“Here’s some motivation. It doesn’t happen overnight but i can assure you one thing, GOD IS FAITHFUL!!! KEEP PRAYING AND KEEP WORKING ON IT!!!! YOU GONE SEE!!!” Words of Cassper.

Refiloe Maele Phoolo (born 16 December 1990), professionally known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and record producer. Born and raised in Mahikeng, North West, he is regarded as one of the most successful artists in South Africa.

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What did i do to deserve this life? I prayed.

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It is with no doubt, that Cassper is the most prominent South African artistes today. He begun gaining international attention in the year 2009. According to South African buzz, his net worth is estimated to be around $800,000. This has been made made possible by the number of endorsements and adverts and sponsorship deals.

Nyovest is living the life, recently he purchased a luxurious house in a place called Kyalami. On top of that he has top of the range vehicles that match his stardom.

Some of the cars he is said to be owning are Bentlys, BMWs and a Rolls Royce.

In a recent Instagram post he posted one of his Bentley’s, asking what did he do to deserve such a life. As it may be shocking to most people that such artists believe in God and do pray to the one true God, doesn’t come as a shock to Cassper.  The rapper in his posts always includes messages of encouragement and a bible verse to motivate his fans and followers. I believe, the rapper wants to show his fans that prayer does move mountains and everything is possible through trusting and believing in God.

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Faith with no action is dead. The rapper has lived proving the mantra since 2004 and we can clearly see good things manifesting in his life.

His fans on the comment section truly got inspired as some commented saying;

yes and u have faith and you believe and trust in God ..man i saw it all happen wooow

Success is not luck, it’s a choice. Prayer and hard work makes impossible possible

Just wanna know how u pray, so that I can get that s*it…I’ve been working and praying real hard

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2 Destinations you need to travel to in Africa

Africa is one of the best travel destinations in the world. Here, you can enjoy crystal blue beaches, majestic wildlife, and a wealth of culture and history.

Before, you start planning trips to Europe and America, have you traveled to at least five countries in Africa? Or even the neighbouring East African countries?

Most people shun from wanting to travel to destinations that are close by not understanding how Africa as a continent has so much to offer and how the different people have a rich culture one can learn.

Take it up to yourself and friends to save up and experience what Africa has to offer. Let us be the kind that promotes our own other than waiting for westerners to take it up on themselves.

This article, will look at two places you ought to travel to in the continent without much straining.

  1. Rwanda

First of all, if you are in an East African country then travelling to Rwanda would be Visa free for you. Those visiting Rwanda will only need to obtain a visitor’s pass on arrival, which is valid for 6 months. There is no visa fee payable for this pass, and you can renew it at any point of entry. Do not feel pressured if you can not afford a flight from Kenya, this is because buses too can be used as a means of travel. It may be much longer and tiring but I believe the experience is worth it all.

Tourist destinations in the city

  • Genocide Memorial

Since the dark days of the genocide, Kigali has been able to take a U-turn and the city is bursting with greatness. In the city you can find scented spices and various bustling markets around the city. The Genocide memorial is one of the city’s biggest tourist attraction and very many tourists put it in their itinerary.

  • Volcanos National Park

Around the craggy volcanic peaks, visitors discover lush montane forests and thick groves of African redwoods. As you tour the lush forests you may discover the rare uber-rare mountain gorillas.

  • Kibuye

Kibuye jets into the blue-brown waters of lake Kivu in a series of headlands and sided bays. Also there are boats available for tours around the lake.

  • Akagera National Park

The national park, is the same Savannah you’d expect in the East African Rift. Gives rise to free roaming giraffes, antelopes and many more. If you are a bird watcher, then this is the place for you, with beautiful meanders of River Kagera shimmers through.

2. Namibia

Travel in Namibia is truly unlike travel anywhere else on earth. Known as the land of endless horizons, the vast distances and epic landscapes of this country will leave you feeling both insanely small and insignificant, and carefree and in absolute awe at every turn. It’s epic in every single way, and a visit here is well worth it.

Did I mention it’s visa free as well?

It may be vast, and distances may be long, but Namibia has an awful lot you absolutely must see. Places MUST visit: Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon and Kolmanskop are must visit destinations to the south, while the unique and wild coastlines of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and the Skeleton Coast simply cannot be missed.

Tourist destinations must visit,

  • Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is the endless sea of rust-red dunes, the bleached white pan and its gnarled ancient trees. I believe, a visit to Namibia is incomplete without making the long trek into Sossusvlei, climbing Big Daddy and sitting atop the world’s tallest dune looking out over a sea of equally big dunes disappearing into the western horizon.

  • Skeleton Coast

Dunes meet sea at the Skeleton Coast and there is a lot to see and do here that makes Swakopmund an ideal break to the vast distance between Sossusvlei and Etosha.  Take, Desert tours, sea kayaking and scenic flights are complimented by a host of adventure activities including quad biking, paragliding, sandboarding and skydiving.

  • Fish River Canyon

Whichever way you measure it, the Fish River Canyon is enormous. Poised on the edge your view is of a vast flat land incised by rivers flowing for millennia.

  • Kaokoland

Enormous, virtually impassable mountain ranges, all the desert-adapted wildlife of Damaraland to the south and mile upon square mile of uninhabited, scenic splendour. Kaokoland is where the fascinating Himba people live – off the land in harmony with nature.

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Best suited to adventurous self-drive 4×4 camping adventures with more than one vehicle, Kaokoland is quite likely on everybody’s second-visit bucket list. And a second visit you will want after skimming the surface of this ancient and beautiful country.

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6 brilliant Kenyan actors who have made it to Hollywood!

These Kenyan actors and actresses are putting the 254 on the world map, and their achievements should inspire us all to pursue our interests.


Check out my list of Kenyans shinning in Hollywood.

1. Benjamin Ochieng’

Benjamin Ochieng’ is a big name in Hollywood who was featured in many Hollywood movies like X-Files, where he speaks Kiswahili. He has also appeared in the movie Tears of the Sun (2003), God’s Not Dead (2014) and Beautifully Broken (2017).



2. Mary Oyaya

Mary is a Kenyan born actress who has been featured in Star Wars. Her role as the Mirialan Jedi Master Luminara Unduli in the Sci-Fi series got many clapping for her outstanding performance.

She has been relentlessly pursuing her goal to become an international and worldwide actress.



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3. Lupita Nyong’o

Oscar winner Lupita gained popularity in 2013 after starring in the feature film historical drama 12 Years A Slave, where she played the role of Patsy

Lupita is also known for some of her roles in ‘Black Panther’ and her latest horror movie ‘US’.



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4. Eddie Gathegi

Eddie Gathegi, a Kenyan born citizen, is known for his big role in Twilight Saga where he acted as a vampire.  He has also been featured in roles in CSI Miami, Death Sentence and Blacklist.



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5. Charles Gitonga Maina

Charles Gitonga Maina is a Kenyan-born actor best known for his co-starring role in The Air Up There. He acts as ‘Saleh’, a basketballer who leads his team to victory.

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6. Raymond Ofula

Raymond Ofula has been on screen for more than 3 decades. Some of the International films he had had roles in include Tomb Raider 2 which he has acted alongside famous Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie.

Aside from that he has also been Kenya films like Makutano junction and Mali.



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Top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors according to Forbes

Many aspiring people want to be Hollywood stars but do they have what it takes to be one? True overnight success stories in Hollywood are rare. It may seem like an actor is entirely unknown one day and then basking in the limelight the next. But the reality is that years of hard work and preparation earned them the accolades. Be patient. You never know when your break is going to come.

  1. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson has proudly grabbed the 1st position in the list of Forbes highest-paid actors in 2019. From June 2018 through June 2019, Johnson had a total earning of $89.4 million. However, the amount is $29.6 million less than what he had made the previous year. Dwayne Johnson had appeared in the 1st position of the list in 2016 as well. Dwayne’s huge amounts can be attributed to endorsements such as in a sportswear firm dubbed ‘Under Armour’. Besides, starring in the following projects’ Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw’, ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘Fighting with My Family’ has been a huge win for him.

2. Chris Hemsworth

Climbing to position two of the highest-paid actor is Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth grossed a whopping $76.4 million. His sky-rocketing earnings are derived from various sources such as his recurring role of Thor and his recent role in the film ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

Hemsworth has also starred in a Netflix special dubbed ‘Dhaka’. He acquires a 7-figure amount from Tag Heuer and Hugo Boss endorsements.

3. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. is one of the richest actors ranking number three in Forbes list of highest-paid actors in the world. The ‘Iron Man’, acquires a massive sum of money from ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Downey Jr. is looking forward to appearing on our screen in ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ and ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’. Although almost all his earnings are attained from his acting career, he also gets a few million from campaigning for a Chinese phone company by the name ‘OnePlus’. From this year’s list of Forbes highest-paid actors, he took home a confounding $66 million.

4. Akshay Kumar

According to the list released by Forbes, Akshay Kumar took home a staggering $65 million. Notably, Kumar has been ranked as one of the most substantial climbers as he has moved to position four in this year’s list of highest-paid actors.  He not only ranks as the highest-paid actor in Bollywood but also the 4th highest-paid actor in the world. So far, Kumar has already released two films, namely; ‘Jagan Shakti’s Mission Mangal’ and ‘Anurag Signh’s Kesari’.

Besides, he earns a lot from the more than 20 endorsements he has from different top brands.

5. Jackie Chan

China’s most celebrated actor Jackie Chan has been ranked as the 5th richest actor with a sum of $58 million. Jackie Chan has continued to star in two films; ‘The Mystery of Dragon Seal: Journey to China’ and ‘The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang’. Jackie Chan has also been working for his upcoming projects with two famous American stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Cena. Other than acting, Jackie Chan accrues enormous sums from a wide range of endorsements, film production and his line of film theatres.

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6. Bradley Cooper

His success and an equally colossal pay Cheque can be attributed to his roles in directing films and co-writing scripts. Backend points also padded his coffers in his role as Rocket in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which churned out $700 million in profits.A certified movie star, Cooper can also pull in seven figures for endorsement deals, such as his pact with IWC watches.

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7. Adam Sandler

In 7th position of the highest-paid actors is Adam Sandler with a staggering sum of $57 million.  The veteran comic star owes his 8-figure amount to Netflix. He has made deals with Netflix on producing, directing and starring, on the famous ‘Murder Mystery’. Adam Sandler does stand-up comedy as one of his Netflix specials as well.

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8. Chris Evans

Best known for playing Captain America, Evans’ hefty ‘Avengers: Endgame’ salary and backend points land him on the Celebrity 100 for the first time.Evans keeps busy when he’s not saving the universe, with roles in ‘Knives Out’ and ‘The Red Sea Diving Report.’He is returning to the small screen, where he got his start, with upcoming Apple TV+ series ‘Defending Jacob.’

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9. Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd is the 9th highest paid actor according to the recently released list by Forbes. Ant-Man may be small (sometimes) but his earnings are big enough to garner a spot on the Celebrity 100. Rudd’s deals in the Marvel Universe include a percentage of profit, meaning he made eight figures from both ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Ant-Man.’ The veteran actor also has roles in smaller films ‘Ideal Home’ and ‘The Catcher Was a Spy.

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10. Will Smith

During the whole of last year, Will Smith made only one appearance in one major movie titled ‘Aladdin’. Probably, this is the reason why his earning between June 2018, and June 2019 has lowered slightly, putting him on the 10th place. In a rare return to the music industry, Will Smith made an appearance on ‘Live It Up’, the famous Nicky Jam’s World Cup Anthem.

Those are the top 10 highest paid Hollywood actors of 2019. Did your all time favourite actor appear among the list?

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