Comedian Mulamwah recounts days he could not afford a school trip to Nairobi

Comedian Mulamwah has asked his fans to allow him to enjoy the city.

Sharing details of his humble beginnings, Mulamwa revealed that while in primary school in Kitale, Mulamwah couldn’t afford to pay for a trip to Nairobi.

He said that at one point, he was left home after his schoolmates travelled to Nairobi for a trip.

“Nikiwa class 7 nilikosa pesa ya school tour atu walikuja Nairobi wakaniacha Kitale. Now, allow me to enjoy the city.”

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Mulamwah posing in denim
Mulamwah posing in denim

Mulamwah is among the new generation of comedians who use social media to propel their craft.

He also has side hustles that add up to his income. The comedian revealed in an exclusive with Mpasho.co.ke that he is a farmer.

“I am also a farmer. I am currently growing wheat in Eldoret.

I don’t stay at one specific point, I go where there is work and money.”

The comedian has also helped in the employment sector as he has employed youths in his boda boda business at his rural hometown Kitale.

His journey from not being able to pay for his trip back to primary school to cresting employment is a boss move from Mulamwah.

He also worked at Kenyatta National Hospital as a nurse.

Check out photos from Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi’s baby shower

Actor Rotimi and his fiancée Vanessa Mdee are expecting their first child together.

The couple, who have been engaged for almost a year, revealed to People that they are having a little boy.

“We are super excited to welcome our son. As first-time parents, everything about this experience has been a brand-new challenge,” the pair said in a statement to the outlet. “We love it.”

The couple is in their last trimester and they recently held their baby shower with close friends and family.

The former “Power” star asked Vanessa to marry him in December last year.

“She said YES!” he captioned a post showing off her huge diamond rock. “You are my everything.

My angel. In 2015, I prayed that whoever my wife was going to be and wherever she was at the moment, I hoped she was happy, having a good day and receiving GOD’S abundance.”

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So cute: Actress Wolper Stylish unveils her son’s face (photo)

Tanzanian actress Jacqueline Wolper has for the first time revealed the face and name of her son to the public.

Wolper together with her fiancé Rich Mitindo shared their son Pascal with the public after he was made the brand ambassador for an Apparel and Clothing shop (Kids) in Tanzania.

“Asante Mungu kwakila kitu. Thank u Boss wa p @sweetlorah kwa leo sina Ata Chakuandika sina sina sina ila Nasema Tuu jamani Namshukuru Mungu saana.

Lkn pia asanteni waandishi wote kwakukamilisha jambo la Mtoto wetu Pascal.” shared Wolper.

On the other hand, her baby daddy Rich Mitindo took to social media to congratulate his son on his first endorsement deal.

“Hongera sana mtoto wetu kipenzi. Leo tunajivunia sana wewe.

Tunataka na tunatumahi kuwa siku moja utafikia kilele cha mafanikio ukiwa mkubwa Nakupenda P @mitindojr.” 

I’m coming for everything they said I couldn’t have – Betty Bayo

Singer Vivianne on whether she has ditched secular music

Singer Vivianne for the first time opened up on rumours she has quit being a secular artist.

In an exclusive interview with Classic 105, the mother of one said she has never felt like there is a line between gospel and secular music.

While responding to queries by fans after she recently released a gospel jam dubbed ‘Nimechoka na Kugambo.’

“The song is an honest conversation with God.

By the time my team and I were working on it, we wanted a song that would speak to the hearts of people.

People are broken, there are heightened cases of suicide, brokenness, loneliness, broken families

All those are because people are empty and ill-informed as they are feeding on the wrong sources.

There is a lot of hurt going on.”

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Explaining if she has quit secular industry, Vivianne explained;

“I have never felt like there is a line between gospel and secular, I feel we just impose pressure on people.

It’s like it’s illegal for someone who sings love songs to sing for God and vice versa.

It does not make sense because people feel like they are held in a ‘jail’ and most people (gospel) have broken away from that ‘jail’.

Most of these artists are imperfect and very young. I have come of age where I can express a genuine love for God.

So I am neither a secular nor a gospel artist.”

Check out her new jam ‘Nimechoka na  Kugambo’ below;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0FV6LBD43w

Rapper Juliani opens up on how he co-parents with actress Brenda Wairimu

Singer Juliani has opened up about his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Brenda Wairimu.

The two former lovebirds have a six-year-old baby girl called Amore Njeri.

Speaking to the Standard Group’s editor Charles Otieno on the latest developments in his music career, relationship, and plans, Juliani reminisced on their breakup.

“I was left for a year nilichafua, I was disoriented.

But I have now realized who I am. My relationship with God changed. I thought I had a relationship with God but I didn’t.

I saw her for who she is. She is an amazing person, she is super supportive and if that breakup never happened I couldn’t see her the way I see her now.

Love never changes it only transcends.”

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Juliani-with-Brenda-Wairimu-in-the-past

Juliani also hailed Brenda for always supporting him and being supportive in co-parenting their daughter Njeri.

He says even when he is not in a position to support her, Brenda stands in for him and has never denied him access to their child.

 

Baby bump season: Celebrities who are expecting in 2021

Lots of celebrities are announcing their pregnancies, especially in this season while some have welcomed their babies amidst the raging pandemic.

As the year comes to end, celebrities have been flooding our timelines with their baby bumps photoshoots, welcoming their bundles of joy as well as top-of-the-notch gender reveal parties.

Mpasho.co.ke recently reported that Ngina Kenyatta, the only daughter to President Uhuru Kenyatta gave birth at a City hospital yesterday.
Check out the list of Kenyan celebrities who are expecting in 2021;
 Frankie and Corazon
The two while on a trip to Zanzibar announced that they are expecting baby number two.
The bundle of joy will be the couple’s second child together as Frankie is already a father of three as he shares two kids with Maureen Waititu.
Frankie Kiarie with Corazon Kwamboka
Frankie Kiarie with Corazon Kwamboka
Socialite Vera Sidika and Brown Mauzo
The socialite and Mauzo surprised fans when they announced that they were married as their fans knew Vera all too well.
The biggest shock of it all was when they announced that she was pregnant. The VS Spa owner had previously stated that she would love to have a child sometime in the future.
They also did a gender reveal early in the year and the two are expecting a girl.
Brown Mauzo holding Vera Sidika (1)
Brown Mauzo holding Vera Sidika (1)
Blogger Xtian Dela and Fatma Banj
The content creator introduced his girlfriend to his fans during club covid in 2020 and in 2021 they announced that they were expecting their first child via social media.
The two did a pregnancy shoot and Fatma was seven months pregnant when they announced it to their fans.
 Mulamwah and Carol Sonnie
The comedian and his long-time girlfriend Carol announced their pregnancy via their Instagram pages.
They did the announcement in April when she was 17 weeks. The mother-to-be was very excited about the pregnancy.
“It has been a journey full of fear and a lot of ups and downs but I thank God for this far… kufika tu hapa it’s a miracle tu ☺️. We are at 17/42 weeks. May He see us through to the end 🤰🏻💕,” she wrote
This is the couple’s second pregnancy as the first one was miscarried.
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The power couple shared the news with their unsuspecting fans on their Youtube channel.
The singer has shared her struggles with her other pregnancies and has been prayerful on her third pregnancy journey.
“Ohh Father Lord let me be careful enough to remember your goodness thanking you this day for taking care of my little baby in my tummy…… Am trusting you Lord to finish this race for me… I am grateful for the protective shield you have put around this baby!!!” She wrote
The Murraya’s are blessed with two lovely children.
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Karen Nyamu and Samidoh
Politician Karen Nyamu is expecting her second child with Mugiithi singer Samido.
Speaking to Jeff Kuria TV, Karen said the news of the pregnancy came as a shock to her. She was stressed for two months after the test turned positive.

Singer Vivianne explains the challenges female artists go through

Vivianne is one of the veteran female artiste in the Kenyan industry.

Despite the male dominated space, Vivianne has made herself a name. She is one of the best musician so far. Her latest hit is ‘NimechokaNaKugambo’.

In a recent interview with Classic 105, the mother of one spoke about her experiences as a female secular musician in Kenya and the crazy expectations that come with it.

She explained;

 “More like personal struggles, self-rejection, identity crises. As a female artist the package comes in, the shorter the short, the tighter the boots, the smaller the crop-top.

Date the right person. Date someone who will connect you. Meet so and so.

It has a lot to do with seeking externally and waiting for people to validate you so that you fit in. And it doesn’t work.”

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Vivianne
Vivianne

She also complained that people in the industry try to romantically hook up the female artists with top dogs in the political scene;

“Even the person advising you doesn’t know what they are supposed to be doing. Generally, I have really passed through so much.

Like people try to pimp you out to politicians because you are pretty. All kinds of absurdities. Those are lies.”

She urged young girls to be confident in their own abilities and be their genuine selves;

“Whoever you are supposed to be, however, you are supposed to be.

You will still shine because the gift is still the gift.

It’s just sad that when you don’t know who you are, the world will give you a false sense of identity that can kill you, cause you’re trying to keep up and you’re not being the real you.

You’re trying to become someone who you think people will accept and love.”

Hilarious tweets about the talking stage that’ll make you say yup, that’s me

 

How long should the talking stage last? Or is it total BS.

We’ve all been there at some point in time. We liked somebody, they showed mutual interest and boom! Next thing you know you’re texting and on Facetime calls alot.

You can’t claim the person, because you are just talking, but for how long. It’s pretty exhausting according to the  rants below.

Here are tweets that prove the talking stage of a relationship is the absolute worst:

@vdaprince_
I have one more talking stage left in me before I call it a day

@Realquan6
I Got 0 Talking Stages Left In Me, F**k You & Your Favorite Color

@_KevinSosa_
If ya ain’t in love w me after like 3 days it’s not gonna work cause I got 0 talking stages and 0 patience left in me lmao leave me alone

@oceansgrey_
Let’s skip the talking stage and go straight to baecations. You can tell me your favorite colour on the plane.

@amanda_c_rae
Me: I’m tired of being single

Also me: I don’t have another talking stage left in me

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Comedian Eddie Butita hired as Netflix’ kiswahili writer/director

 

Talk about boss moves.

Netflix has set it’s sights on Comedian Eddie Butita who is set to make major moves in the world of entertainment.

The CEO PM Africa wrote the exciting news on Instagram “NETFLIX POST ALERT

I have always wanted to be on Netflix, this year God made it a reality.

I was reached out to be the first Netflix Swahili Comedy Writer and Director.

For the past few Months I wrote and directed the Swahili Version of Upshaws created by Wanda Sykes, it was a great experience. The early mornings and late nights together with a team of talented professionals from Hiventy Africa, We succesfullly brought the script to life and its now streaming on Netflix.

If Eddie Butita Wrote and Directed for Netflix It means that African Comics have a great chance in the global market and we are ready for the world.

You can now Watch Upshaws on Netflix in swahili it is the first ever Swahili comedy show on Netflix. History has been made”

 

Netflix aims to reach more than 2.6million African viewers byt he end of 2021.

The global streamer started rolling out original content from Africa in 2020. Among its agreements with key talent, it signed one with Nigerian producer Mo Abudua and struck a development deal with John Boyega’s U.K.-based UpperRoom Productions with a focus on non-English language films from West and East Africa.

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Kate Actress praises Mumbi Maina for Martrix 4: Resurrection debut

Kate Actress is a perfect example of what it means to be a real queen.

She is always using her fam for good, to uplift others.

Kate in a sweet caption on Instagram congratulated fellow actress Mumbi Maina who will be making her debut on the yet to be released Matrix Resurrection.

Kate wrote “I can’t speak to you right now ,my girl is on #MATRIXresurrections 🙌🙌🙌… Congratulations @mumbi_maina for continuously raising the bar for us . You have done us proud 🇰🇪 . Ladies and gentlemen HER”

 

 

 Mumbi has most notably acted as Zakia in Netflix’s sci-fi drama Sense 8.

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“Confession time” Flaqo says abut being in the worst shape of his life

 

Back in2020, comedian Flaqo411 was not releasing content online and in a revealing confession told that it was because he had gained weight.

He admitted he piled on the kilos from 72 to 86. “Confession time:🤣🤣 So that one month of zero content in 2020,its coz i had actually grown badly over my normal weight,(from 72 to 86)and looked very different on camera,wakanichekelea kwa DMs…Heh”

He disappeared and decided to work on an intense workout

In the confession, Flaqo shares a now and then picture to demonstrate his story and fans can’t believe it is him.

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I’m coming for everything they said I couldn’t have – Betty Bayo

 

Betty Bayo has been held back by the opinions of others but this time round, she isn’t having any of it.

On Thursday September 16, Bayo went public with her new man.

She gushed over him saying she is happily in love “Finally..its has been 2yrs since we met each other and became good frds,what led there after no one can explain it.i had to take time to get to know you better .what really inspired me was how you feared God ,respected me and the love you showed towards me and the kids .i know your past wont come as a surprise, atleast i know all your exes🤣🤣. youre my answered prayer.. my LOVE i know your not perfect and that makes the two of us love .
@tash254official

Her fans were happy that Gods favor was finally upon her. They wished her well.

A day later, Betty Bayo has opened up again saying that what you want is worth having and pursuing. She quoted an inspirational caption that said “I’m coming for everything they said I couldn’t have”

Betty has repeatedly been told that she will never find love again especially after her situation with ex hubby Pastor Kanyari and the scandals that followed.

We wish you all the best in your new found love.

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Juliani opens up about Governor Alfred Mutua’s ex Lilian Ng’ang’a

 

On Tuesday September 15 Standard teased an interview with Juliani about his relationship with Lilian Nganga.

And on Thursday, the full interview was released.

“Lilian I met her like early June ama Mid June. Kama mwanaume sikulala darasani so she is the kind of lady that you want to be your friend more, you just want her to be your friend because she has clarity of mind yake. I haven’t seen many women like that, the kind of things shevalues,anajiheshimu so I wanted to be friends. The photo at Willy Mutunga’s birthday that was taken later. If it happens nahuskuru mungu, mafans wajipange, wawache zao.

Juliani
Juliani

So how is life after meeting her?

nataka tuu kuwa beshte yake it’s not easy to get somebody who has clarity of mind, clarity ioof purpose, anajiheshimu the way she carries herslef nikipata zaidi nitashukuru sana for eme I just want to be her friend siwezi ongeza zaidi ya hapokumhusu”

What about the death thrats ge got. What does Lilian think?

“Yeah I got a phone call twice akanipigia .He called me for more than two hours then I recorded and told Bonnie. I followed up with the cops but wakaniambia eo eo o, you know true caller you can give a fake name but we know who he is we have the full name we know where he lives, hatujamtafuta we just know who he is in case”

Lilian ako tuu sawa she is calm collected she knows what she is saying, haina noma

 

 

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I was stressed for a year nilichafua – Juliani admits after Brenda Wairimu left

 

Juliani has opened up about being heartbroken after being dumped by actress Brenda Wairimu.

In an exclusive interview with Standard,  Juliani admitted to being crushed about the end of their relationship that made him almost spiral out of control.

He told that the issues were deep seated that made them agree to end their romance.

“Initally kulikua na issue. Ukiachwa achika so she left,  and I think its one of the most beautiful things that happened to me because until ukuwe kwa relationship, you think you are doing what is expected of you, what the person wants, I’m a hard working man I’m doing things but that’s not what that person want so the day they leave, it has nothing to do with you it has everything to do with them. Niliwachwa for a year nilichafua and I was disoriented  and I think that’s the best thing that happened to me”

He assured fans to not take it badly it’s just that it helped him become a better man. “I saw her for who she is. She is amazing person we take care of the kid she is super supportive and goes the extra mile. I respect her more as a person”

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6 tips for finding love again just like Gospel artiste Betty Bayo

 

Gospel singer Betty Bayo has declared finally that she found love again.

She shared a picture of her new man gushing over him. “Finally..its has been 2yrs since we met each other and became good frds,what led there after no one can explain it.i had to take time to get to know you better .what really inspired me was how you feared God ,respected me and the love you showed towards me and the kids”

Her new found love should serve as inspiration to not settle for someone less than you deserve.

If your previous relationship ended on a sour, you might be nervous about trying again, or thin you are not meant to love again. But be encouraged by all these beautiful experiences . Here are tips we hope can help you in your love journey

  1. Adjust your expectation
  2. Start on a clean slate: In order to find love again, you need to emotionally separate or detach from previous or past relationships for instance get rid of their pictures on your social media
  3. Change your routine: shake up your routine can open up new opportunities to meet people. For instance going to hikes in Ngong forest as something you never did.
  4. Start dating: Yes throw your hat in the ring
  5. Give yourself time to figure out what you really want in a relationship and from a potential partner.
  6. It is healthy to take time to grieve your previous relationship but not too long. Pick up the pieces, move forward and dip your feet in the ocean again.

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Luo’s how do you live filanga free without stress Maina asks


A mental health survey by ethnicity, states that Kikuyus are on top of the list of Kenyans with the most stress.

The list by the Bureau of statistics shows Kisii’s are second followed by Kalenjins in 3rd place.

Maina and Kingangi debated this on the Friday morning conversation September 17.

Mwalimu said it is understandable about Kisii’s because musician Embarabara has put them in the limelight “embarabara amewafikisha huko na bado hajatoa wimbo ingine”

Maina read the figures out again “1 in every 4 kikuyus is stressed. Ni nini mbaya? They are followed by Kisii’s  and third place is Kalenjins”

Mwalimu pointed out about Kalenjins saying “hiyo ni ya Ruto”

4th place is Luhyias and next the kamba. And then they are followed by the Meru then the Masai and then we head out to the Mijikenda.

Maina was so tickled and pointed out that the Luo’s are the least stressed in the survey.

He wanted to know what their trick was asking “the least stressed group in Kenya are the Luo. Let me ask a question how are you doing it?”

Mwalimu reminded him that “they are already there bana they can see canan” he joked

A man actually agreed with this and called to say that ” as long as baba is ok we are ok”

The question Maina asked was “Luos how do you do it? live filanga free without stress? maina asked. How do you just go with the flow? me I just love that. maybe we can learn something from you.

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Khaligraph Jones, Harmonize set for Afronation concert in Las Vegas

 

The biggest Afro beats even is set to go down from September 23 in Las Vegas.

Harmonize who is already in the country will perform live with the likes of Davido and Wizkid.

The impressive performance line-up boasts some of the continent’s hottest music stars including Yemi Alade, Afro B, Harmonize, Patoranking, Tekno, Khaligraph Jones, King Promise, Rema, Sho Madjozi, and Teni.

Some of the events include pool parties, with Africana attire. There will also be an All White Party and Night Swim at the Beach at Mandalay Bay, a 90s Hip Hop and R&B Pool Party.

 

Dear Kenyans in the US, will you be there with your squad.

Chrissy Teigen has fat removed from her cheeks in cosmetic surgery

Chrisy Teigen had a cosmetic procedure done and she is talking about it on Instagram.

The 35 year old wife of singer John LKegend said

 “I like it. Yeah, I did it, what? No shame in my game,”

Teigen has been on a sobriety journey over the last 50 days and celebrated overcoming her habit.

In a video posted on Instagram, the wife of singer John Legend, showed off the results from a fat removal surgery that she had done on her face.

“I did that Dr. Diamond buccal fat removal thing here,” Teigen, 35, said. And since I quit drinking, I’m really seeing the results, and I like it. Yeah, I did it, what?”

The fat removal procedure was not the first time the cookbook author had a similar operation done.

“Maybe nine years ago, [I had] my armpit sucked out which was one of the best things I’ve done. It’s a big secret, but I don’t care. It added two inches to my arms. It made me feel better in strapless dresses, and I felt more confident,” Teigen said to Allure in May 2017.

“Everything else is fake, but my cheeks are real. Women are like, ‘Those fake-ass cheeks,’ and I’m like, ‘No! This is my real face.’ I’m very open with all that other s–t.”

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