Before fame and money, most celebrities have struggled to make it to the top. It’s no different with Tanzanian singer Rayvanny who recently revealed his property was stolen while trying to make ends meet
I loved to do business even before I started singing. I worked in the phone kiosks and they stole what was mine,
I ventured into a salon business and started other businesses. So when you see me in the music industry also know that I have other things that I do on the side but music is in my blood.
Rayvanny is currently one of the most sought after singers in East Africa with a BET award.
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has officially quit the series. Yes. The actor whose role as the tattooed convict on the hit show became the talk of town when the show first aired in the mid-2000’s.
The actor, who played Michael Scofield in the hit Fox series, said he won’t be returning in any future revival of the series as he is done playing straight characters.
He revealed this information on his Instagram page saying, “I’m out. Of PB. Officially. I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told).”
Adding that while the news might be “disappointing” he was still sorry for fans. But that didn’t detract from him adding, “If you’re hot and bothered [because] you fell in love with a fictional straight man played by a real gay one, that’s on you.”
His co-stars supported his decision with Dominic Purcell, who played Miller’s on-screen brother, Lincoln Burrows, writing, “It was fun mate. What a ride it was. Fully support and understand your reasoning. Glad you have made this decision for you health and your truth.”
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:
Wine is made in virtually every country in the world.
Intense fear or hatred of wine is called “oenophobia.”
All wine is stored at the same temperature, regardless of its color. But reds and whites are consumed at completely different temperatures.
One glass of wine consists of juice from one cluster of grapes.
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.
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.
Whether you are considering a short-term speculation or a long-term investment, gold and other precious metals always provide an exciting trading opportunity. Due to their intrinsic value, metals are seen as safe haven investments in times of financial storms and a good asset for portfolio diversification. But it is important to remember that metals can and do go through volatile periods based on economic conditions, which also attract traders that are speculating on short-term price movements.
Why Trade Gold
Gold is the most actively traded of all metals, and for good reason. Its unique properties of durability, malleability and conductivity make it a very desirable and in-demand metal for everything from industrial applications to jewelry. Like most commodities, the price of gold is shaped by market forces of supply and demand. Couple the high demand for gold with a limited supply, and you have all the ingredients for a sought-after commodity that keeps its value over long periods of time.
That isn’t to say, however, that the price of gold is always on the rise. Like everything else that’s traded, it is influenced by risk sentiment, market uncertainty, and inflation trends. In times of economic calamity, however, gold can retain its value better than most financial instruments. While stocks and currencies are vulnerable to situations such as conflict, political or economic crises, or fiscal mishaps from governments, gold’s sheer scarcity gives it a better chance at value retention.
Based on these characteristics, gold is often preferred by traders who are looking for a long-term investment. You can look for bullish or bearing markets, and price trends and reversals can be determined along with equity indices. For instance, a strong stock market is usually reflective of strong economic conditions, and thus weaker demand for gold as an investment. A bearish market, on the other hand, is indicative of weaker fundamentals and can make investors seek gold as a safe holding.
Why Trade Precious Metals like Silver and Platinum
Silver is often viewed as a cheaper alternative to gold, but its own unique properties make it quite different from its shinier counterpart. Aside from its use in jewelry, silver has wide applications as an industrial metal. This makes it more susceptible to conditions in the manufacturing industry and business activity among companies who use it. Because of that, price fluctuations are usually more volatile in the silver market in contrast to gold, making it a good candidate for short-term traders.
Platinum, like gold, also tends to gain value during times of economic, financial, or political crisis. It is much rarer compared to gold, however, and commands a much higher price and is thus less traded. All things considered, it can serve as an alternative safe investment, especially when the gold market becomes too active. Platinum also has things in common with silver when it comes to certain industrial uses, making its price sensitive to changing business conditions as well.
How to Trade Gold and other Precious Metals
Precious metals are traded on a spot basis, and don’t require the actual delivery of physical goods. Metals are traded in standard contract sizes of one lot. One lot of gold, for instance, is 100 troy ounces, while one lot of silver is 5000 troy ounces.
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The specialist added that ‘during PMS, that stress can impact our body’s ability to regulate hormones effectively – the additional cortisol and other stress hormones can upset functioning levels of progesterone’.
Progesterone is the ‘feel good’ hormone, and Dr Kringoudis said that when it goes ‘too low, too quickly in our luteal phase, it can feel like PMS is getting the best of us’.
So how can you beat PMS, or at least relieve the symptoms when you’re feeling low?
First, there is one superfood that Dr Kringoudis believes we should all incorporate into our daily regimes: Maca powder.
‘Maca gets the title of a superfood because it delivers on the nutrition front,’ she said. ‘It’s totally full of vitamins and minerals as well as enzymes and amino acids… It’s full of B vitamins, which are good for energy, and magnesium – one of my favourite all-round period fixers.’
Evelyn Wanjiru presents a beautiful song of praise titled ‘Everlasting’.
The melodious song starts with a sweet brass section fused in an African sound and Caribbean rhythmic beat produced by Bwenieve.
The lyrics of the song mentions how different communities from across the world call God.
The gospel minister released the three-minute song with a colourful outdoor video that was produced/ directed by Bwenieve Films. The beautiful scenery T_was obtained from three different locations within Nairobi.
Former US president Barrack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama exchanged heartwarming messages for one another, in celebration of their 28th wedding anniversary.
The mother of two acknowledged how grateful she is having a compassionate partner for the past 28 years.
“28 years with this one. 💕 I love @BarackObama for his smile, his character, and his compassion. So grateful to have him as a partner through everything life throws at us. And this year, we have a request for you — pick one person in your life who might not vote and make sure they do. Tell us about it in the comments! That’s an anniversary message of the best kind. Love you, Barack,” the former first lady wrote on Instagram.
On the other side, the former president says his wife has makes him a better husband everyday.
“Even with everything going on, I wanted to take a moment to say happy anniversary to the love of my life. Every day with @MichelleObama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human,” the former president said in his own post. “This year, while we appreciate all your well-wishes, what we’d really love is for each of you to reach out to one person in your life who might not vote. Help them get registered. Help them make a plan to cast their ballot. Send them to iwillvote.com to get started. Happy anniversary, Miche. Love you.”
The couple tied the knot on October 3, 1992, and have two daughters together.
Congolese singer Koffi Olomide is in mourning after the sudden demise of his mother Aminata Angélique Muyonge.
The rhumba maestro announced on Saturday, about the passing on of his mother, through his Facebook page.
“To you the flowers to us the tears…Mom this October 3rd God decided you go find Dad. I give thanks to God Mom…So much I loved you. In me you’ll always and forever stay…Rest in peace Mama Ami…” Koffi mourned.
Gospel singer Betty Bayo says her inbox is full of marriage proposals from different men who want to date and even marry her.
Betty, who was previously married to Pastor Kanyari, says she will only date men who have characteristics which she listed in a post on her social media accounts.
My inbox is full of proposal to cut the list short here are.
One of the characteristics is that the man should be divorced and a single father.
Well, Betty says they both have to have that similarity.
Another one is the man should be a peaceful person and one who is not violent.
Here are the other characteristics,
“CHARACTERISTIC OF MY FUTURE HUSBAND apart from being born again and God fearing below is the list of quality of my future husband (mundu wa Ngai ni Kwiyaria) A Godly person is one who speaks the truth) 1 divorcee/single father ( bird of the same feathers ) 2 high self esteem staki mtu hajaovercome past yet I have Mimi nsha overcome no crying babies 3 not mamas boy no no noo
4 be a tither in his church , no heavenly thief 5 know English, we can’t both talk broken English my fans must see the different 6 love my kids 7 vaccinated to cyberbully kama hana i will give him a dose huku tunaservive by fire by force 8 no shouting or violent I love peace 9 no too serious I don’t want a boring life 10 statement and original id😎 For those men in boxing me now you know,” she wrote.
Betty has been giving details about her life and in one post, she said that she moved in with Pastor Kanyari few weeks after they met and she did not even know his official names.
The godfather of the laugh industry, Churchill is urging creatives to use their brand name to create content as online is the way to go now that there is a pandemic.
Churchill said during his show that it has taken him over 20 years to be where he is while it was tough back in the day when there was no social media
I’VE SEEN A LOT OF STORIES HAPPENING, WATU WANAONGEA SANA UNASHINDWA WHERE DO YOU START. I LIKE KEEPING AND STAYING POSITIVE.
FIRST OF ALL IN EVERYTHING WE DO IT’S A JOURNEY. IT HAS TAKEN ME 20 YEARS NOW NDIO TUFANYE HIZI MAJOURNEY SERIES AND WE’RE NOT STOPPING. CORONAVIRUS HAS TAUGHT US A LOT…KUMBE COMPANY INAEZA FUNGWA UKAANZISHA KITU INGINE. IN THE PAST WE HAD LIKE 10 CAMERAS ON ME, WE HAVE A CREW OF 150 PEOPLE BUT RIGHT NOW, WITH EVEN A PHONE CAMERA YOU CAN BECOME MEDIA. AND THAT’S WHAT I TELL YOUNG PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE COMING UP AND THEY GET CARRIED NA HII MAMBO YA SOCIAL MEDIA AND ITS AMAZING BECAUSE 10 YEARS AGO IT WAS NOT THIS WAY, YOU HAD TO AUDITION AND IT WAS CRAZY.
Churchill went on to insist that comedians and other creatives can use social media to make it in life
‘YOU START SOCIAL MEDIA AND BECOME MEDIA. NOW WE’RE NOT IN THAT ERA ULIKUWA UNASEMA ‘MTU AMENIKAZIA KUWA KWA STAGE, OOH SASA HUYU HANITAKII’ WE DID TIME FOR YOU TUKAMALIZA, NOW YOU’RE A BRAND. ALL YOU NEED IS GREAT CONTENT AND CHANGE SOCIAL MEDIA AND BECOME MEDIA YOURSELF. PEOPLE FOLLOW CONTENT AND WHERE WE’RE GOING CONTENT WILL BE KEY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ON TV OR RADIO AND CAN PAY YOURSELF ALL THE MONEY YOU WANT AND LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE TIME HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE FOR YOU NOW YOU’RE WORKING FOR AN ALREADY ESTABLISHED PLATFORM. GO AHEAD AND BECOME A STAR THAT YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE’
This comes after several comedians have been reported to have depression. Some like Njoro and Wakimani have come out to reveal their situation begging for help.
Popular comedian Njoro, has been battling depression and even tried contemplainting suicide three times. The comedian opened up about his story revealing that he has been under medication
‘maisha imenitandika sana. I contemplated suicide three times na zote zimefail but that’s God’s plans. Hadi mathee akasema hapana huyu kijana anaenda…’ he said,
‘Truth be told siko poa. Mimi it drained me mpaka nikaingia depression and it was bad. I’ve been on medication but things arent good. My dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer, I have four kids to take care of…and lost everything’
Njoro, who cracked our ribs whenever he featured on churchill show went ahead to share disturbing details.
‘October, November, and December last year nilikuwa mbaya. Instagram yangu sikuwa napost anything because I was in a bad state. I wanted to commit suicide at viewpoint but god sent someone. I was saying my last prayer when a truck driver heard me. He put a towing rope on my car and after I was done with prayers, I was ready to die but the car wasn’t moving. He told ‘hutwafanya hio kitu’ and we attracted a crowd,’ he recounted.
The father of four continued,
‘The first suicide attempt I took rat and rat and the second attempt I bought dawa ya ng’ombe (chemical used in cattle dips to clean animals) and another time I tried chopping off my wrist, but they all didn’t work. I lost everything, friends and that’s what triggered depression.’
Corazon Kwamboka and Frankie Just Gym it are expecting a baby. This will be Frankie’s third child but Kwamboka’s first born. Frankie was in a relationship with Maureen Waititu and months after their break up, he is expecting another child.
Kwamboka wrote on Instagram that she was very nervous to announce the news
“Thank you guys for all the positive messages, I’ve been nervous to share this news with the world since I learnt I was pregnant but I’m glad I did.
I realize many women have gone through the same struggles as I did and I want to help as many people as I can by sharing the steps I took. From how I discovered I had stage 4 endometriosis on both my ovaries till NOW.
For this reason I have revived my YouTube channel to talk about this and many more challenges I’ve faced in life and how I’ve overcome them. The name of my channel is ‘the corazon show’ go subscribe, and let’s get through our challenges as women together.”
Model cum singer Tanasha Donna has turned 25 years old. The mother of one shared a photo of herself holding ballons and wrote
“25 & blessed. Alhamdulillah for another year… 🙏🏽 🎂🎉🎁🎊 Manager @jamalgaddafiofficial had to pass by & wish his sis a HBD too!”
From the look of things, Tanasha threw a low key birthday party attended by loved ones and TV presenter Jamal Gaddafi who is now her manager.
“Heri ya kuadhimisha siku yako ya Kuzaliwa. Nakuombea kwa Mungu ili akuzidishie maisha marefu, yenye baraka, upendo na matumaini daima….masha Allah Mungu aongeze kiasi cha tabasamu ulilo nalo akuepushe na husuda za wanadamu akupe hitaji la moyo wako 🙏🏽🙏🏽@tanashadonna Happy Birthday to my 🎈🎉😘🎁🎂 #TD @tanashadonna”
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.
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.
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.
On Mother’s day, Terence creative celebrated his wife Milly Chebby and his baby mama Njambi Waneta. Taking to his Instagram, he wrote;
‘DEAR MOTHERS TO MY KIDS, MUNGU AWABARIKI.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING THERE FOR MY KIDS, FOR LOVING THEM, AS WE CONTINUE PARENTING I WISH YOU GOD’S GRACE AND FAVOR.
Later, Mama Mwihaki cmae out to slam Terence for showing off on social media while accusing him of being an ‘on and off’ father
“He left us when we had nothing and he has been an on-and-off dad, but since he knows I am in a good position to raise my kids, that is why he wants to show the world he is a present father figure,” she said.
Waneta added that by Terence posting her photos, it could ruin her relationship, which she says she is enjoying.
“Let the kids and I have our peace and let each one of us concentrate on their own lives. As for me, I am seriously dating and I do not want anyone to come between me and my man,” she said.
“If he happens to appear with that nonsense of posting my photos and showering me with love, he is giving my man questions marks of whether we are still in good terms.”
After the drama, Terence has come out again to only celebrate his wife Milly assuring her that they would stay together till death
‘If I could turn back the hands of time, I would still want to be your soul mate. Mungu atulindi hadi kiama #PamojaHadiKiama❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️’
WCB signed artiste Mbosso has a new song out dubbed ‘Haijakaa Sawa’. The singer says he wrote the emotional love song intentionally for this season to encourage people.
In an exclusive interview with Classic105.com reporter Kalondu Musyimi he said
‘The song is about a typical African family. Not all African families but most of them where you have to go to work and sometimes come back angry but then you might fight with your partner and later on patch things. It’s a life that involves getting or not getting, it’s a situation that comes and one must hope that it will pass, that’s the meaning of this song.’
The ‘Tamu’ hitmaker says he has counted losses after his show in France was cancelled due to the pandemc
‘I had a couple of shows in France and they were all cancelled. I was supposed to get a lot of money. The corona pandemic has affected everyone.Things are now at a standstill’
Mbosso who is well known for his numerous hits says he is set to gift his fans with a surprise
‘Please expect something good from me. I have good news. Anytime from now, I’ll be announcing something to my fans cause I have a gift for them. I feel like I have just started my year afresh’
He reminisces a time when he was supposed to perform in Malindi, which unfortunately never happened
‘Last year, I had a show in Malindi but the organizers failed to met their end of the deal. At the airport, they told my manager that they would pay the rest of the amount at the hotel. When we go there, they said they’d pay after the soundcheck. After that, they said they don’t have the money. When we informed the management in Dar Es Salaam but they refused. I was ready for the show but the management refused and the organizers weren’t anywhere to be seen. To say the truth, I was hurt that I disappointed my fans in some way. I apologized and I thank God that they understood me.’
He and Kenyan boy-band Sauti Sol were supposed to do a collabo ‘ Yes, We were supposed to do something together but both our schedules were tight and I still want to do a collabo with Sauti Sol cause I know they are my brothers and I know they’ll agree so fans should not think that there are differences between us, maybe the time is not yet’
He went on to thank Kenyans for their undying support for him
‘I thank Kenyans for supporting me and even when I come for shows, you welcome me with love. I’m happy and I pray that you continue to support me. I love Kenyan people’
Mbosso joined WCB in 2018 after exiting the boy band ‘Ya Moto Band’
Tanasha Donna says she has been through hell and back. She wrote a cryptic message on social media days after she exposed Diamond Platnumz, her baby daddy for not providing child support for their son Naseeb Junior.
‘I’M SWEET AND KIND TO THOSE WHO DESERVE IT, BUT DON’T MISTAKE MY KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS…. TRUST ME, I’VE BEEN THROUGH HELL AND BACK, AND EVEN THE DEVIL SAID “I GIVE UP, SHE IS TOO STRONG FOR ME” I FEAR NOBODY BUT GOD 🙏🏽’
Zari Hassan, Diamond Platnumz’ baby mama once asked Tanasha Donna to prepare herself to raise her child alone.
‘ JUST IN CASE OF ANYTHING, SHE MUST BE READY TO TAKE CARE OF HER CHILD BECAUSE WE CAN ALL SEE. IF YOU LOOK AT HIS (DIAMOND’S) CYCLE AND THE OTHER WOMEN IT’S THE SAME THING. I DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING NEW,’ ZARI SAID IN AN INTERVIEW WITH MILLARD AYO.
Recently, she revealed that the reason Diamond Platnumz didn’t appear at her EP Launch was because he wanted to be paid.