Kenyan celebrities take part in #TheDollyPatronChallenge

Everyone is taking part in the social challenge dubbed #TheDollyPatronChallenge.

It involves a four photo-collage of Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Tinder photos.

The challenge was first started by American singer and actress Dolly Patron.

Check out Kenyan celebrities posts on the challenge;

Ben Pol paid “hundreds of cows” for Anerlisa’s dowry

Tanzanian singer Ben Pol and his Kenyan beau Anerlisa Muigai met early 2018 when he came to Kenya for a press conference.

The singer told Tanzania’s Clouds Media that he has already paid for dowry for the Kenyan entrepreneur.

“I have done all the traditions. The dowry is done. The ring. She is Kikuyu so I had to go and introduce myself, I left a couple of cows there. Hundreds of cows need to be presented. From there you get to be told the dowry. I have done all that and I’ve finished. What is left is the western things and law things (Church Wedding).”

He went on to reveal that he never knew that Anerlisa was from a rich background before falling in love

“I saw a beautiful woman. I didn’t know what she was into. She had a good smile and I started conversing with her. It didn’t matter who she was. I came to know her business later on and her status and that she is a famous person. She knew me but I didn’t know her. If I knew her status, maybe I’d be fake, I’d pretend”

Pol they fell in love so naturally that they couldn’t stay without communicating with each other “She was hugable, Kissable”

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Gospel singer Martha Mwaipaja confirms split with hubby

Tanzanian gospel artiste Martha Mwaipaja has confirmed that she and her husband separated over what she termed betrayal. She said this in an interview with fellow singer Christina Shusho.

“I separated with my husband like two years ago. I am not there to try, I have already decided and people cannot be together if they don’t understand each other,” she said.

“Many married people nowadays are just living and not understanding each other. You will later find yourself giving birth to kids who don’t have grace.”

Asked whether it’s separation or complete divorce, she said, “I don’t have the time to just separate. We have lived together for so many years, and if you see that you are going to fall into a pit, there is no time to give each other time. That’s where you decide. I have done my decision. “

The two were blessed with a child, whom Mwaipaja says she has been taking care of since they parted ways

“I was the one who got myself in and also got myself out. Anyone who knows that person will clap for me, but whoever doesn’t know him will point fingers at me,” she said.

“I could have died. I thank God for protecting me from death and betrayal. He was a man of God and the churches he had have all been closed. If it’s not God, people might have buried me by now.”

The “Naiona Kesho” and “Nifundishe Kunyamaza” hitmaker says the making of these two songs was when she was at her lowest.

“A time reaches when you wish you could die or get lost, but when those words came to me, I was filled with Grace. If you see me crying, know that God has fought for me,” she said.

 “A message to women, if you see your knowledge has come to an end, don’t force it, you are calling death and don’t get out and go away from God. I encourage people through my songs and I know what pain is.

“Marriage should be respected by all, but the husband or wife should not make you wrong God.”

Radio Love: Nadia Mukami for HiPipo awards

Kenyan songstress Nadia Mukami has been nominated for the HiPipo awards as the Best Kenyan Act for the hitsong “Radio Love”

“I’m grateful for being nominated and that’s like a big milestone for my career. I keep growing and getting better every day because  thats my first out of Kenya nomination and it means I’m doing well. I’m super excited and I hope to win”

Mukami has promised fans even bigger things this year “I’ve started the year on a high note because I got signed to a new management called Sevens Creative Hub which is amazing and are getting me deals. I have an EP coming up and I’ll let fans know when. It’s gonna be big”

This is the 9th edition of the awards with nominees coming from over 20 sub-Saharan and North Africa countries.

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The Music Awards will go down at the Kampala Serena hotel on 14th March.

Jose chameleone showcases his multi-million V8 beast

Legendary Jose chameleon has shared a photo of his new machine.

This comes months after the singer declared his intention to vie for the Kampala mayoral seat.

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 (G-class) is estimated to be Ksh 16,700,000

Check it out;

 

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Respect The OG! Khaligraph Jones for MVP Soundcity awards

Khaligraph Jones is nominated as the Best HipHop artiste at The Soundcity MVP Awards which are being held on Saturday 11th in Lagos, Nigeria.

The award-winning Kenyan superstar was recognized among other stars who are going to battle it up for the award. Kenyan singer Nyashinksi, Nigeria’s Falz, Ghana’s Sarkodie are among them.

The Soundcity MVP Awards Festival is famed for the iconic performance and we are well aware that Jones is undoubtedly one of the best rappers that offer World-Class stage performances.

Not to mention that he has rised above with hits like “Leave Me Alone” “Me Siogopi” “Khali Cartel” “Mazishi” just o mention a few.

“Its Going down. 🙏🙏🙏🙏, Last Year We didn’t Get it, Let’s see if things are gonna be different this Time round.. #respecttheogs,” he posted on Instagram

Papa Jones is one of the best artistes in East Africa not to mention the best rapper on this side of the continent.

As always Mazishi Ni Ile Ile!

Now get voting!

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These are the sports to watch in 2020 on DStv

This is a year full of expectations and differences. There have been changes and improvements in what DStv will show and you don’t want to miss out. Have a look at the selections below. 

WWE

2020 will be a great year for wrestling fans. WWE Raw, SmackDown and NXT live will be available every week. Supersport will feature premium WWE programming including 205 Live, Ride Along, WWE Chronicle and Table for 3. 

The 24/7 channel launches on DStv channel 128 beginning Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, and this builds on the success of the WWE pop-up channel that launched in 2019. SuperSport channels will continue to air Raw, SmackDown and NXT live each week

 

Vodacom Super rugby

The action resumes at the end of January 2020 with mouthwatering fixtures including Sharks VS Bulls on the night of Friday 31 January and Crusaders vs Waratahs on Saturday 1st February.

 

 

English Premier League

There is set to be a change at the helm. With another healthy points advantage, Liverpool are on course to finally end what is now a 30-year wait for the title. In terms of league form the Anfield club are streets ahead of their rivals and even with another miraculous comeback the gap – 10 points at Christmas, with a game in hand – should be too big for Man City and Leicester to close.

Liverpool have been unbeatable
Liverpool have been unbeatable

Australian Open

The 2020 Australian Open will take place at Melbourne Park, from 20 January to 2 February 2020. It will be the 108th edition of the Australian Open, the 52nd in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year

 

FINA Swimming World Cup

This makes a return in 2020 and will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)or “Short Course Worlds” as they are sometimes known is an international swimming competition. It is swum in a short course (25m) pool and has been held in the years when FINA has not held its main World Championships (currently this means in even years).[5][6]

 

IAAF Diamond League

Interesting to watch as eight disciplines have been axed from the core programme of the 2020 Diamond League season, reducing the number to 24 – 12 each for men and women – to cater to a 90-minute broadcast window, according to the IAAF.

The 2020 calendar consists of 14 meetings and one final in Zurich.

 

Formula 1

The new year is upon us and the countdown to the 2020 F1 season is underway. Out of the 20 drivers in the field, 18 will start the new season in the same seats they ended last year. The exception are at Renault and Williams. Ferrari is set to give a strong fight while it also feels like McLaren are finally back(ish).

The 2020 F1 calendar is the longest in the history of the sport, with a record-breaking 22 races. This is despite Germany’s round of the championship dropping off the calendar. The only brand-new addition to the championship this year is Vietnam’s new street circuit in Hanoi, which should be ready in time to hold its first race in just four months’ time.

 

Moto GP

The world stood still for a moment as Marc Marquez sealed his sixth MotoGP world title in Thailand in a heart-pounding final corner duel with Fabio Quartararo. He now predicts an even closer title battle this year as the champion sees Quartararo becoming a major threat.

Meanwhile, the Repsol Honda MotoGP team will be a family affair next season after the Japanese manufacturer announced on Monday that Alex Marquez was joining as teammate to older brother Marc.

The 2020 MotoGP season starts in Qatar on 8 March.

African Nations Championship 2020

The 2020 African Nations Championship, known as the Total African Nations Championship (also referred to as CHAN 2020) will be the 6th edition of the African Nations Championship. Organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) exclusively featuring players from the respective national championships. It will be hosted from 4 to 25 April 2020 in Cameroon.

Ethiopia were formerly awarded as host, but the EFF admitted it was not ready to host this competition. Unlike the African Cup of Nations, the competing national teams must be composed of players playing in their domestic league.

About SuperSport

SuperSport is the major funder and broadcast aggregator of sporting content across the African continent on the DStv platform. SuperSport’s holding company is MultiChoice and its ultimate parent company is Naspers, a broad-based multi- national media group.

To get connected, call: 0711 066000

How slay queen’s lure sponsors into funding their luxurious lifestyles

More and more young women are using sugar daddies (or, as they’re more commonly known, ‘sponsors’) to fund a lifestyle worth posting on social media.

“Sponsor” relationships seem to have become both more common and more visible. What once was hidden is now out in the open, on campuses, in bars and all over Instagram.

We have arrived at a point where having a “sponsor” or a “blesser” — the terms millennials usually apply to their benefactors — has for many young people become an accepted and even glamorous lifestyle choice.

Through the stories of three women, the Star explores the social forces driving this trend.

CAREER AMBITIONS

“Right now, the a** is the new brain and this is what you use to get what you want,” says single mother Grace Njeri*, 25, who has a regular sponsor.

Njeri says she is actively seeking a more lucrative relationship with a man who will invest in her career as a singer.

“I am poor, often living hand-to-mouth, dancing for cash in a nightclub, and struggling to put my daughter through school. But I’m determined to feed and educate my child. I want to become rich and famous through modelling and music,” she says.

She says the economy makes it so much harder for a smaller person to make ends meet.

“Hard work won’t get you anywhere. You have to get a sponsor, rob a bank or win a tender,” she says.

SOCIALITE INFLUENCE

“If I look hot, I look good. There has got to be some rich guy who will pay good money to possess me,” says Jane, 20.

Jane, an undergraduate who readily admits to having two sponsors, sees nothing shameful in such relationships — they are just part of the everyday hustle it takes to survive in Nairobi, she says.

She is inspired by Kenya’s celebrity “socialites”, women who have transformed s3x appeal into wealth, becoming stars of social media.

In the past, some of Kenya’s socialites have styled themselves as #SlayQueens and have been quite upfront about the financial benefits that have come from dating tycoons.

Having made it to the top, though, they often begin to cultivate a different image, presenting themselves as independent, self-made businesswomen and encouraging girls to work hard and stay in school.

Jane, however, says she admires socialite Vera Sidika, who went from dancing in music videos on to the set of the Nairobi Diaries, and from there launched a business career based on her fame and physique.

FINANCIAL GAIN

“I used the remaining Sh100 I had in my wallet and took a bus to the city centre, to look for the first man who would pay to have sex with me,” Machakos University student Mary Wambui*, 19, confesses.

Most of the times she sat in her tiny room in shared quarters in Kitengela, feeling broke, hungry and desperate.

But that day, Wambui went back to Kitengela with Sh1,000 to feed herself for the rest of the month.

She says she loved that life and instead of sleeping with random guys for money, she opted for a sponsor.

“Six years ago, I met a married man nearly 40 years my senior. At first, I received just groceries. Then it was trips to the salon,” she says.

“Two years into our relationship, the man moved me into a new apartment because he wanted me to be more comfortable.”

Another two years down the line, the sponsor gave her a plot of land in Nyeri county as a show of commitment.

In exchange, he gets to sleep with Wambui whenever he feels like it.

“I am young and beautiful, so why not use my youthfulness to my benefit.”

“After all, what is wrong about sex, anyway?” asks Wambui . “People just make it sound wrong. But sometimes, it ain’t wrong at all.”

But as most of those dependent on sugar relationships are female, they have dominated the public debate. There are concerns about the morality of their lifestyle, but also about its consequences for their health.

Kerubo*, 27, from Kisii, says she has control of her relationship with her sugar daddy, Alfred. But when I ask her about safe sex, this illusion quickly evaporates.

Both Alfred and her other sponsor, James, prefer not to use condoms, she says. In fact, she has had unprotected sex with multiple sugar daddies, who then have sex with other women, as well as with their wives, exposing all of these partners to the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

Kerubo, the aspiring singer struggling to put food on the table, has a slightly different perspective. To her, the similarities with sex work are more apparent.

“I prefer the sponsor thing, rather than standing on the street,” she says. “Because you have that one person who is supporting you… you don’t need to sleep with so many men.”

The names have been changed for protection purposes.

“My body is my business – and it is a money maker,” she said back in 2014, when discussing her controversial skin-lightening procedures.

Nowadays, Vera is keen to promote herself as an entrepreneur, and runs a successful brand of “detox” herbal infusions called Veetox Tea.
Equally famous is model and socialite Huddah Monroe, who also rose to fame on reality TV — in her case, Big Brother Africa, in 2013. She now runs a well-established line of cosmetics.

“If you have to expose your body, make money out of it,” she was reported as saying, referring to the semi-nude images she shows off to her 1.6 million Instagram followers.

Socialite Bridget Achieng’ raised and born in Kibera now a business woman
Socialite Bridget Achieng is a woman from the sprawling Nairobi slum of Kibera. She worked as a domestic servant (house girl) but gained a social media following on the back of a sexy photoshoot, and then found her way into the cast of Nairobi Diaries.

Her message to aspiring socialites, though, is that nothing is free. “You want a million bucks, you will do something that is worth a million bucks,” she said.

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MEN ALSO VICTIMS

George Meiu, who studies transactional relationships between Samburu men and older European women, has described how their youth and good looks have become valuable commodities in Kenya’s beach resorts.

Thanks to a set of “African warrior” stereotypes and myths about tribal sexual prowess, the Samburu and others like them are particularly appealing to local and foreign sugar mummies.

Some Samburu villages, he says, claim they have been unable to defend themselves against cattle raids from neighbouring tribes because so many young men have migrated to the coast to become beach boys.

“A beach boy is someone who gets up in the morning, smokes a joint, lies under a coconut tree, waiting for bikini-clad white woman to pass by and run after them,” Meui says.

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Medical researcher Joyce Wundani says girls and young women between the ages of 15 and 24 have consistently been at higher risk of HIV infection than any other section of the population in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sugar relationships, she says, are contributing to these risks because the women who engage in them do not have the power to insist on the use of condoms. “With sex work, men are more likely to use condoms because it’s more explicit than this is selling and buying.”

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Ali Kiba denies break up song was about wife, Amina Khalef

Ali Kiba released a breakup song titled “Mshumaa” where he spoke about a woman whom he married, asking her to come back home.

He goes on to remind her of the promises she said to him on their wedding day.

He says even if he dies, he believes that he and the love of his life, will see each other again.

 “Nakumiss. Tutaonana, hata mungu akipanga, nikufe kesho, tutaonana tena. Ifike kesho, waniweke kwa mchanga, nikufe kesho.” (I miss you, we will see each other. If god plans that I die tomorrow, I believe, we will see each other.)

Adding; “Labda nikukumbushe, nilipokuvisha pete, ulisema huniachi mpaka nife. Uwepo wako ndio ulikua wangu uzima.”

(Let me remind you, when I put a ring on you, you said you’ll never leave me until I die. Your presence was my being.)

After the release of the song that is currently on three million views on Youtube, fans believed that Kiba was singing for his wife, Amina Khalef because, at the time, they had marital issues.

He denied the claims in an interview with Millard Ayo, “My wife was a lover of this song even before I married her because I did the song way before I married her.”

Adding “Right now, we are okay but she is there (In Kenya) because she is working. There are a lot of difficulties in marriage sometimes you exchange words and sometimes you laugh and things go well. They are normal things in marriage.”

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Previously, Kiba had confessed that he had issues with the wife, hence going back to Mombasa where she was born.

How to keep your new year’s resolutions

Most of us have set resolutions for this year. According to Merriam Webster, a New Year’s resolution is “a promise to do something differently in the New Year”. But how many people make promises they brake all the time? Over time, people started taking New Year’s resolutions quite lightly… as sort of wishful thinking. Wherein they have dreams and ambitions they hope to achieve but lack the resolve to achieve them. A resolution requires determination and a course of action. Here are some tips to get you started on making New Year’s resolutions as well as holding yourself accountable to achieving your goals.

1. Make then doable, set a deadline

Almost everyone is familiar with Napoleon Hill’s quote stating, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” The same is true for New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are smaller objectives from various aspects of our lives that contribute to our achieving our ultimate goals. And every good objective requires a deadline so that one can appreciate the journey it has taken from the conceptualisation of the aim to its execution and eventually the results stemming from achieving the desired goal. In short, a resolution needs to be feasible; it should be achieved within a specified amount of time.

2. Write them down

Anyone who writes quite often understands the gravity of noting things down. In one fleeting second, a great idea pops into your head and you believe in its brilliance so much so that you believe you will never forget it. A few moments later the idea has vanished. New Year’s resolutions can be easily forgotten in the same way if they are not written down. It is easy now to have wishful thoughts of a fruitful year with great achievements but if they are not written on a physical place then they remain wishes that can easily be forgotten. Therefore, whatever your resolutions are, even they are ideas that would be expounded upon over time, even thoughts or intentions, it’s best to write it down. Writing a notion down helps with its development over time.

3. Keep them close

Writing New Year’s resolutions is easy, we just ask ourselves what we wish for and write them down. Then we close the book or lose the piece of paper and forget about it. The best place to keep your resolutions is in a place you use regularly, for instance, the first page of your diary/planner or as saved jpegs-turned- wallpapers for your computer or phone. Seeing things constantly ingrains them in our subconscious, making us aware of them at all times. If the objectives are constantly in sight, they are a constant reminder for you to work towards your intended outcomes.

4. Be committed

Nothing is more fearsome than commitment. The thought of doing something constantly is not appealing to most. As humans we like to leave some things to chance, we like to be spontaneous and not drilled into a routine. You might find that resolutions, like staying healthy or eating better, are the hardest to keep because they require consistency and commitment. Although routines do get dull after some time, what will see you through is the willingness to change the important aspects of your goals. It is important to have short-term goals that lead you to a bigger goal. For instance, having a New Year’s resolution to eat healthy can be broken down into several weekly segments that allow you to change the routine throughout the year. Short commitment plans seem much more appealing than one tedious annual plan.

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5. Leave room for change

As much as it is important to stick to your New Year resolutions, it is important to understand that they are not written in stone. The universe plays a great role in our lives, our lives change as seasons do. Sometimes we have good days and sometimes we have bad days. All these determine how far we will get in our resolution to change certain aspects of our lives. If our lives can change at the drop of a hat, so can our goals of the year. It is not how often we fall off course but how we carry on after the disruption. You might have to change your objectives to keep up with the changes in your life; the most important thing is not to give up on your goals but rather to restructure them in a way that works with the changes around you. Be willing to adjust your goals according to your current environment.

By Nabila Hatimy

 

Step by step! How to make a new year’s resolution

It is that time of the year again. As the merriment of the festive season slowly dies down and the hopeful wishes of the New Year stream in, we look forward to ushering in the year 2020 with optimistic expectations of abundant blessings.

But, before the hopeful outlooks, we start with the laments of how quickly time flies and how there was no time to accomplish all we had set out to accomplish by this moment. Just as we had done the previous year. And like a wound-up grandfather clock, we wind ourselves up to set a fresh timer for the upcoming year with a fresh load of goals for the next 362 days. Yes, the universe has given us an extra day this year. Will it make a difference?

The misconception is this, as the New Year draws nigh, we make wishes that have no solid foundation. The glorified hope of the unknown that will unfold in the coming year leaves us all too excited and hopeful of how different the upcoming year will be. We imagine New Year’s Eve as a magical time, where at midnight we all step through the magical archway from an unfulfilled present into a more promising tomorrow. We imagine ourselves, morphing into the people we aspire to be.

Right now, New Year resolutions are being posted on Instagram stories and Twitter feeds, with everyone sounding none the wiser. Alas! The hopeful visions of 2020 will be thwarted by the five long weeks of Njaanuary and everyone will forget to check in on their resolutions. This article is a guide to help you to make sound resolutions that will help you reshape your ambitions of the coming year.

Making New Year’s resolutions should not be as easy as dreaming. If it were, then not achieving them would be just as easy. There are a number of things we must consider before making vows to achieve our desired goals. For starters, it is important to have an evaluation of yourself as you are and of all you have done in the past year.

Just as companies find it necessary to have end-of-year appraisals for their employees to determine their futures in the organisation, it is equally important for one to evaluate their personal accomplishments. To go forward, it is necessary to look back. Looking into the past does not mean we wallow in our mistakes or lament over how little we did not get to accomplish. Looking in the past means we get to gauge how far we have come to determine how much further we have to go.

Appreciating the past is a way of reconciling the people we were, the people we are and the versions of ourselves we would like to be. We learn so much from the past. From the many ways we tried and failed, at the things we loved but outgrew, to the hopes we had that never manifested. To look back is not to lose sight of the future but to build it on a strong foundation of understanding who we are as a result of who we were.

It is true that we use this time to reconsider what we want in our lives however; hopeful thinking and writing a few goals on a piece of paper will not cut it. New Year’s resolutions are promises we make to ourselves to do better. Whatever the desired goal is, it is always centred on the aim of making ourselves a better version of who we are right now.

With or without setting a list of goals one wishes to achieve this year, we will all change regardless. We all get a year older, we all experience the same 24 hours in a day. Growth will happen with time. Making New Year’s resolutions is a way of taking control over phases of our lives where we want to see change.

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I have had years where four out of my five written downresolutions came to fruition. I have had years where none of my written down resolutions came to see the light. As you can see, I put emphasis on the words written down. There is a great belief that a concept begins its materialisation journey when it is written down. When it is not written down on a physical thing, it is just a fleeting thought that never manifested itself into something physical.

 However, it is important to talk about the fact that not all resolutions or objectives will come to fruition. Sometimes, life gets the best of us and resolutions become the furthest things on our to-do lists. And that is okay. There is nothing wrong with taking a different path from the one intended. After all, life lessons are just that, lessons.
By Nabila Hatimy

Well don sir! Burna Boy makes it to list of Obama’s favourite artistes

Barack Obama released a list of his favourite songs and among them was Burna Boy’s  hitsong “Anybody”

He tweeted “From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick.”

2019 was big for the Nigerian singer having won international awards and graced international stages with the who-is-who in the music industry globally.

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Mwai Kibaki Jnr and girlfriend serve couple goals

Mwai Kibaki Junior, grandson to former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has been serving couple goals with his girlfriend Chanel Armstrong.

Even though he has kept his life on the low key, this part of his life has always been seen on social media.

Jnr is brother to famous rich kid Sean Andrew who is the active one on social media.

He however stopped sharing too much of his love life after break up with YouTuber Elodie Zone.

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Fans have admired Jnr’s love life with his beau and it seems the two are head over heels in love

“Happy anniversary baby ❤️ you are the only spot on my chapati and the only bean in my githeri👑” Jnr posted

Check them out;

Khloe kardashian celebrates Wema Sepetu

With 6.2 million followers on Instagram, Tanzanian beauty queen Wema Sepetu has finally caught the eye of Khloe Kardashian.

Khloe responded to Sepetu with love hearts.

In another post-Sepetu shared a video while raining kisses to her die-hard fans. Khloe replied with smiling emojis.

Check it out;

Sepetu has been posting the Kardashian sisters in the past, especially Kim Kardashian;

Sepetu rose to fame after winning the Miss Tanzania 2006 pageant.

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International artiste that performed in Kenya in 2019

The Kenyan music industry is continuously growing with every passing year.

Many people have come to realise the artsy nature of music.

Just like local artists, international musicians have realised the huge fan base they have in Kenya.

Some of them have visited and performed more than twice in the country.

Here are some of the international artists who performed this year.

Konshens

Jamaican dancehall star Garfield Spence alias Konshens visited Kenya for the second time almost five years after his last visit.

Konshens stirred up Hype fest which was held on November 7 at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi.

The bruk off yuh back hit maker as expected did not disappoint in his performance.
He thrilled his over 10, 000 energetic fans with an electrifying performance for three hours.

However, the one thing that stole the show for the wildly excited fans was one of Konshens’ dancers.
The curvy dancer was aggressively daggering on the stage to the amusement of the audience.

Konshens is known for his extremely raunchy performances with explicit dancers.

T.I

American rapper TI headlined the hottest annual hip hop concert, Jameson connects this year. The event was held on December 7 at Nairobi’s Uhuru Gardens.

The award-winning crooner performed some of his greatest hits including live your life, no mediocre, whatever you like among others.

Also, playing at the installation was an extensive lineup including Alternate Sounds, Khaligraph Jones, Bey T and Nviiri the Storyteller.
Dj Hypnotiq, Dj Redbone and Jo Kisila were on the decks as Al Black hosted the showcase.

Chris Martin

Jamaican reggae and dance hall artiste Chis Martin was also in Kenya this year at the Big Deal Concert.

Not even bad weather prevented reggae fans who thronged the venue on December 7 at the Impala Grounds.

The weekend love hitmaker greatly ignited the cold night with an on-point performance for the ages.

Fellow compatriots and musicians  Future Fambo and D- Major also performed at the concert.

The concert also featured Kenyan musicians including Bensoul, KRG the Don, Elani and Masauti.
The showstopper was moved by the massive turn out and took to social media to appreciate his fan love.

“Nairobi! I am humbled! The love you showed me tonight, I’m that rain…if I spent all the money/valuables I possess I could not pay u for the love u gave me tonight!!! Thank you!!!! I love you all very much!” read his post.

The singer was dressed by Kenyan designer David Avigo of looks like Avido for the concert.

Morgan Heritage

The Grammy Award-winning reggae family Morgan Heritage also visited Kenya this year.

They performed at the much anticipated Tomorrow Leaders’ Festival at the Kasarani Stadium on June 8.

The festival was a charity project between the Jamaican reggae stars and Kenya’s hitmaker Naiboi.

The concert featured huge line-up performances from local to international artists, including Alaine, J Boog, Jemere Morgan, African acts Stone Bwoy and Jose Chameleon, and local acts Wyre the Lovechild, Naiboi and Shiko Femi One.

Morgan Heritage was majorly applauded for going all Kenyan in their video ‘Pay Attention’, featuring Patoranking.

The video, which was released in March featured  Kenyan models under Ajumas agency.

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The lead model on the video is a Kenyan, Marion Wangechi Atkins.

Apart from the models, the technical crew involved in producing the video was also Kenyan, including Kevin Bosco, known for other big videos in Kenya.

Jah Cure

Another Jamaican star who jet into the country this year was the sensational Jah Cure.

The King of Lovers Rock premiered at the Umoja Splash Festival on July 6 which is aimed to promote unity among the youth.

The much-awaited event was sponsored by Radio Jambo.

Jah Cure also toured the slums of  Kayole guided by popular Instagram comedian Kartelo.

The Grammy Award- nominee last visited Kenya in 2013. Some of his well-known songs include ‘Call on me’ and ‘Never find’

“I love Kenya and I think I have a connection with Kenyans,” he said during a press conference.

Jah Cure said he sings love songs because they help in creating more lives.

He said he was happy that he got an opportunity to interact with the ghetto people.

Kanda Bongo Man

The Congolese musician was in Kenya during the two – day Koroga Festival which was held at the Bomas of Kenya.

The star curtain raised the event which celebrates African diversity in food, art and fashion.

His performance was proceeded by fellow compatriot-cum musician Mbilia Bel.

Other artists who performed at the festival included  Emma Jalamo and Steve Kay.

Despite the cold weather, wet roads and mud, Kenyans turned out in large numbers to enjoy the African hits.

Bongo man is an internationally acclaimed Lingala musician.

He was living in Kenya for about five years before 1991.

The star was deported out of the country together with members of his band in still unexplained circumstances.

Femi Kuti

The 26th edition of Koroga Festival was graced by Nigerian Afrobeat musician Olufemi Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti.

Kuti who performed on the second day of the event was the main act of the festival.

Other artistes who performed include The Mushrooms, Jua Kali, Samido and Ethics from Kenya.

Kenyans came out in numbers and dressed to kill in African-themed attires.

Mbilia Bel

Legendary singer Mbilia Bel was in the country for the 28th Edition of Koroga Festival. She introduced her new dance song called Kanyanga, which encourages people to forgive.

She also told Classic105.com in an excluisve interview of her relationship with the late South African singer Miriam Makeba asked her to take over, months before she died.

“Six months before her passing, she invited me to her home in South Africa and said to me ‘Mbilia, I am tired and I am old. It’s now your time to take the touch and hold it strong’,” the Congolese singer said.

“I cannot forget that. I have very warm and strong memories of Mama Africa [Miriam Makeba].”

By Sharon Maombo

Vanessa Mdee and bae Rotimi in Tanzania for the first time

Singer Vanessa Mdee and new bae Rotimi have landed in Tanzania for a new year’s show together.

Rotimi is known for his role in “Power” and doubles up as an artiste.

For the very first time, the two are set to perform on the same stage.

Rotimi wrote;

“Had to come to Tanzania to start the decade off right with my baby. They call me shemeji outchea🔥🔥🔥 #Inmybed”

Vee Money on the other hand said; “Closing this epic decade in style with my baby @Rotimi – ni mara yake ya kwanza kabisa kuja Tanzania. Basi this New Year’s Eve Dar es Salaam tukutane #Velisas – Kawe Beach, ‘ Power Moves ‘ #CelebrationOfTheYear #NYE2020 Sponsored by @Desperados #Str8UpVibes”

Vanessa Mdee ‘Rotimi is my husband’

This comes just months after they revealed they were dating.

Vee’s ex boyfriend Juma Jux has also moved on with a woman from Thailand.

Jare Ijalana is the 5-year-old Nigerian girl labeled ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’

Talk about Black Girl Magic! Jare Ijalana has been labeled the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Girl’ after three portrait photos of her recently went viral on social media.

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It was last week when wedding photographer, Mofe Bamuyiwa based in Nigeria posted a series of her photos on her Instagram account.

Similarly, a few hours later, they received thousands of comments and likes on Jare’s magnificent beauty.

Media personality Kobi Kihara is blocking people on social media. She explains why…

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Mofe Bamuyiwa, the photographer, captioned this photo:

‘Oh yes she’s human ! She’s also an angel ! “J A R E “
I want to portray the interception between her childhood and adulthood so both stay timeless !
I could have made her smile and make her laugh out loud but I put her in their natural moments for us to see through their eyes !
Posing them as adults ! Was my trick to create it a timeless portrait !
J A R E , when you clock 21 remember to do same pose and style.’

All in all, pretty much everyone who has laid eyes on her photos has been calling her, ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World.’

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What Vanessa Mdee’s bae, Rotimi loves in a woman

Tanzanian star Vanessa Mdee is now dating “Power” actor Rotimi.

Recently, Mdee posted a photo while accompanying her beau to the Tyler Perry Studios where he is believed to be shooting a new movie.

Well, we got hold of a clip Rotimi shot in 2017 with Essence.

Here, the star explains his perfect ideal woman he would love to romance.

When asked which part in a woman he loves the most, he says “The A*s”. Talking about the se3iest place to make love, Rotimi revealed

“I made love on top of the mountain in Alabama and we would have died if we moved 5 inches to the left or 5 inches to the right, it was like the edge of the cliff. And it was the most passionate thing.”

He says confidence in women is what turns him on and makes him seduce-able. Perhaps, that’s what attracted him to Mdee.

He says he wears absolutely nothing to bed and that it doesn’t matter whether lights are on or off.