From Jacque Maribe to Betty Kyallo: The troubled love lives of Kenyan screen queens

The T.V landscape has been littered with media beauty after media beauty who have amazed us with their charisma, charm, and chutzpah.

Lillian Muli
Lillian Muli

They have been wonderful captains of their industry drawing us in and making the news more appealing to watch. They make even listening to news about grand corruption more bearable.

Betty Kyallo

But while many of these female stars on our screens may be excelling in their chosen professions, their love lives tell a different story.

Grace Msalame. photo credit: Sowariana

In this article, we take a look at some of the troubled relationships that some of these Kenyan screen queens have had. They are:

Esther Arunga

Her troubles started/continued after she met one Quincy Timberlake. During this period the one-time soft-spoken and very pretty anchor joined the aptly named “Finger of God” church led by a certain brother Hellon.

Arunga
Arunga

The scandals that erupted after she joined the church are the stuff of legend. She sued her parents, she quit her job, she married the very shady Quincy and then they went to live in Australia.

Last we heard of the couple, they had a lost one of their children after Quincy threw the child on the wall trying to cure him (?).

Lillian Muli

Lillian was destined to live happily ever after when she married Moses Kanene in September 2009. The wedding was a dream, with the venue being the legendary golf course Windsor Golf and Country Club in Ridgeways.

Lilian Muli wedding
Lillian Muli wedding

But that and the son they got together would most likely be the highlight of their short marriage after she filed for divorce on January 7, 2016.

Lilian Muli

Her reasons for the divorce were shocking, to say the least. That Kanene was adulterous, violent and quick-tempered.

But Lillian is not one to brood over her misfortunes moving on to a new man, wealthy Shabana FC owner Jared Nevaton. In 2018, the couple was blessed with a baby boy called Liam.

As of 2020, subtle signs are that the two might not be in the best place relationship-wise considering the cryptic messages the Citizen TV has been posting lately.

Doreen Gatwiri

The very attractive yellow yellow former Kiswahili news presenter had one of the most scandalous break-ups in 2018.

Doreen Gatwiri
Doreen Gatwiri

But she had got what many slay queens in Kenya would call the ultimate catch? Super-wealthy and super attractive Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi. She even showed off his huge pink mansion when things between the two were going well.

Doreen-Gatwiri home
Doreen-Gatwiri. photo credit: file

But things fell apart in 2018 when she alleged on her social media pages that the MP was physically abusive towards her. The MP was subsequently arrested.

Doreen Gatwiri and Gideon Mulyungi
Doreen Gatwiri and Gideon Mulyungi

She added that she reported previous incidents to police and sought medical attention from hospitals away from home for fear he would follow her. The two are no longer together.

Betty Kyallo

She got married to colleague Dennis Okari in a much-publicized wedding in late 2015 at Marula Manor. The wedding capped a long and drawn out six-year affair.

Joho, Betty and Okari
Joho, Betty and Okari

But things were not to last in matrimonial bliss as a certain flashy governor also had a place in Betty’s heart. This and allegations that Dennis was also cheating made the marriage last less than one year!

Jacque Maribe

Before Jacque Maribe became entwined in as a suspect in the Monica Kimani murder, the journalist had a high-flying career that was only matched by her stories love life.

Jacque Maribe and Jowie
Jacque Maribe and Jowie in court

Jacque had already been linked with Dennis Itumbi and Eric Omondi who would turn out to be her baby-daddy. Her last love-link was with Jowie Irungu who is the prime suspect in the Monica Kimani murder case.

As of 2020, Jacque isn’t linked to any man after she broke up with Jowie.

Grace Msalame

Grace always has a smile on her face but one thing that she might look back on fondly is the break-down of her relationship with Paul Ndichu.

Grace Msalame
Grace Msalame

The relationship produced a set of twins but it still wasn’t enough to keep the two together.

Grace Msalame twins
Grace Msalame twins

Paul is now married to Maureen Momanyi.

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I would marry Redsan! Victoria Kimani says about famous Kenyan musician

AFRIMMA award-winning singer, Victoria Kimani has not been in the news a lot especially during this Covid-19 affected period-something that is quite understandable as the period has made many people and businesses go into limbo.

The singer who changes hairstyles as much as her outfits, has in the past described her dating life as terrible. She had said that a man that she had dated in the past had pathologically cheated on her so much so that she started doubting whether the concept of true love even existed. This was the biggest reason she decided to remain single.

Victoria Kimani posing
Victoria Kimani posing

Now you know why the 34-year-old who has had a multicultural upbringing rarely if ever gets linked to any man romantically. It is by personal decision.

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In a recent interview on radio, the singer spoke about her dating life and shocked many of her fans when she disclosed that she had last gone for a date in September 2019, 11 months ago.

“(My dating life has been) Horrible! I don’t know why I’m talking crap as if I’m dating. I’m not dating anybody, nobody. The last time I went on a date was in September 2019. I’m okay.”

One of the most interesting tidbits in her interview was on her partner choice when she played the game, “Kill, Smash, Marry.

The musician said that she would choose to have s*x with Wizkid but marry Redsan. Her reason was very simple. One should always settle down with someone from home.

“Kill AKA, smash Wizkid, marry Redsan. Homegrown! You’ve gotta marry from home, like people from home, you know.”

Redsan with Joho

Unknown to many, Victoria Kimani’s dad is a pastor here in Kenya, while her mom is the one who inspired her multi-coloured, multi-floral fashion taste.

“As far as fashion is concerned, I get all these ideas from my mom. I won’t say she likes everything that I wear. We weren’t rich, my mom just knew how to put things together.”

Victoria Kimani posing

For those who aren’t aware, the “China Love” singer has a famous brother in veteran rapper Bamboo. Talk about a family that produces stars.

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Man agrees to open relationship after girlfriend cheats multiple times

The explosive revelation by RnB singer August Alsina that he was ‘given permission’ by Will Smith to bed his wife Jada, has seen all sorts of reactions online and in Whatsapp discussion.

He said: “I actually sat down with Will (Smith) and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership … he gave me his blessing.”

Jada Pinkett through her representative has denied the story.

Read the story below

Will Smith ‘gave his blessing’ for wife Jada to have affair with singer August Alsina

august alsin and jada
Jada Pinkett and August Alsina

The topic has been trending and in one reaction, a man confessed how he understands Will and Jada’s relationship because he too has been forced into it.

The man going by the Twitter user @Mizile10, admitted how his girlfriends cheating ways forced him to agree to an open relationship because he didn’t want to lose her.

He wrote

I remember finding out about my ex-girl cheating, then I forgave her and she did it again. So I ended up deciding we should make it an open relationship because I didn’t want to leave her, & that way she won’t have to be dishonest with me. Maybe Will did the same

So to save his relationship rather than call it quits, the man suggested they enter into an open relationship as a win win situation.

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How much is too much to take? Here are sharp reactions to his confession.

Has this man set the bar to low going by most responses?

@CHRONOTAKER..
How would your parents feel If they knew they raised a simp for a son?

@Official_MajorX..
You and the girl are mad

@swetestberry..
A lot of men do this… privately thou

@graceshannnnn..
That’s kind of pathetic though

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Husband swap? Fans ask if Diana Marua and Milly wa Jesus are swingers

 

Rules of engagement here people! You can thirst on anyone as long as your spouse (or the person being lusted over) is cool with it.

Something that doesn’t happen very often is married women jointly thirsting for one anothers husbands.

It’s very easy to find one celebrity or person thirsting for another. But to see two thirsty equally? That’s a potential relationship or hookup on our hands, folks. And with two people as stunning as Dian Marua and Milly wa Jesus, what’s not to love?

Over the last couple of days, Diana and Milly have outdone each other sharing pictures of the others husbands, and we gossipers are here for it.

kabisuit

Moshene is our business and we will give it to you.

Diana shared Kabi’s pictures on Instagram saying ‘How I crush on this man everyday 💕💕💕 @kabiwajesus, and he liked it commenting ‘haiya’, and then Milly uploaded a very cute selfie of Bahati and then said a few salacious words ‘You are a whole shhnnnaaack baaaabbbyyyy 😋MINE 😍 @BahatiKenya’.

It’s the usual strategic Instagram moves that the Bahati’s are famous for. What project do they have in store?

bahatiselfie

Their famous pals jumped in liking and commenting on the pictures. WHAT IS HAPPENING!?

Keep it going please.

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Dr Dre’s wife files for divorce after 24 years in marriage

 

Dr Dre’s wife Nicole has filed for divorce.

According to legal documents seen by multiple sources, Nicole wants to end the couple’s marriage citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ with the hip hop tycoon.

Dr Dre whose real name is Andre Young, is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment anf Beats electronics.

Several sources told TMZ that there is no prenuptial agreement and that she is also seeking spousal support.

The couple married in May 1996, the same year Dre left Death Row Records to start his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. They share two children, a son named Truice, 23, and a daughter named Truly, 19.

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According to Forbes, Dre’s worth is $800M  and the two married in May 1996.

A few weeks ago, Dr Dre was speaking about his 26 year marriage with his wife on Lil Wayne’s podcast. This has attracted the attention of fans who reacted to the divorce news below:

dr dre nad wife nicole
@esho_damilare..
Dre’s money bout to skip a beat

@orangeavocado7..
She waited till his bag was correct for the prenup

Ben Kitili’s wife announces split from celebrity husband as she reveals ‘tough time’

@MVRCK383..
Damn she finna steal that man’s bag

@brisedhiver..
She probably tired of him being in the basement making beats all day, all year.

@slimyoursim..
Beats didn’t have good enough noise cancellation. She got sick of that voice during lockdown Face with tears of joy

@Vinhinton..
She got tired of being battered…plus more than likely cheated on too!?!…only so much you can take…

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5 reasons why you should marry in your 50’s

 

On the morning conversation with Mike Mondo and Mwalimu Kinga’ng’i, the topic was about why some famous Kenyans men like Charles Njonjo chose to get married later in life.

Sir Charles Njonjo married when he was 52, after lots of pressure from the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.

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At the time he revealed he couldn’t find a women he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.

Mike and Mwalimu debated the merits and disadvantages of marrying later in life, and also invited their listeners to submit views.

charles njonjo at tom mboya memeorial
Charles Njonjo

Here are five benefits of marrying in your 50’s:

You will only marry for love

Once you are in your late 40s or 50s, marriage union will only happen because of extreme love for each other. While most of us marry in pressure or for financial stability, kids or freedom early in our lives, people who marry late, do not have to succumb under any such pressure. All they need is pure companionship risen out of love. And that is the true essence of marriage which is why mostly second marriages are more successful.

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No insecurities

When you are younger, insecurities play out alot in your marriage. But as you age, these insecurities fade away. And once you enter in a relationship without any insecurities, it is way smoother.

No pressures in the relationship

There is no pressure to be anything other than yourself. The views and opinions of others matters little for instance the question of how soon you will get children will not arise.

No pretending
Since you are marrying later in life, there is no time for pretending about anything in life. A man or woman at this age only wants love, happiness and joy.

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You have enjoyed your single life completely

Being single is important early in life, and doing all that can be accomplished. So when you hit your 50’s you are ready to settle down no matter what and focus on the relationship.

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14 reasons that men might not see you as wife material

Many women normally wonder if they have the qualities necessary for a man to put a ring on her finger. The terms Kenyans ascribe to this mythical woman who has the properties men seek to start a family with is called, ‘wife material’.

Some often wonder what those special qualities are. With the great help of my colleague Uncle Chim Tuna, we have come up with a list of things that make you unattractive as a wife material.

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They are below;

-Because you’re wearing a weave.
-Because you don’t know how to cook.
-Because their greatness intimidates you.
-Because you have had more than 3 lovers.
-Because you drink and smoke as much as his father/sailor.
-Because the local bartender knows your name.
-Because you have a Fuliza debt.
-Because you still have a HELB debt.
-Because you want to hyphenate his name like this is a business merger.
-Because he does not have the password to your phone.
-Because you want the password to his phone.
-Because you don’t kneel to welcome him home like the paragons of wifelyness, Ugandan women.
-Because you nag more than Delilah.
-Because you are a feminist.

This list is controversial, as it should be. What else can you add to this exceptional list?

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Kenyan men confess the outrages reasons they refuse to date single a mum

Do Kenyan men avoid single Kenyan mum’s like the plaque? Yes they do, based on an online thread by men stating why they would avoid single mum’s at all cost.

The perspectives of avoiding single mums were shared on Classic 105, with many telling Maina Kageni that they unapologetically refuse to date single mum.

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The reasons behind their decision vary. Read a sample below:

  1. Single mums come with alot of drama:
    if her first man was unable to handle her coz she is conniving, manipulative, how will I handle her? argued one man
  2. Some men don’t want to share their partner with anyone else, even her kids: She comes with two children, then I pay their school fees and those buggers insist on calling me by my name and not dad? Never 
  3.  Some men view single moms as less than a quality catch:
    when you are looking for a new car you look at mileage, date of manufacture, you can’t start with two zero, gear box imeisha, the bolts are finished said one man 
  4.  Some men don’t want the responsibility of raising another person’s child:
    sometimes the husband or former might have even died, a demon woman that just sleeps wit men, they are called circubus, a woman whose job is to sleep with men and suck the life out of them, many of them have lost upto three husbands, and then they die, if you find a woman with two children ask where the man is and especially if you find out the man is dead, ask yourself why, you better know, if he died you need alot of spiritual intervention before moving with that women 

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Dear Classic 105 fam, what do you think about these men’s reasons for choosing not to date single Kenyan mums?

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How to pamper your man in 20 easy ways

 

Girls how would you rate your relationship with your husband currently?

If things are thick, go through these 20 points and start making a change immediately.

1. Write a list of all the reasons you fell in love and married him. Read it to him, or leave it where he can find it.

2. Be affectionate at all time, with a hug, a wink, a spank on his backside, think out of the box girls. They will love it.

3. Whisper sweet nothings to him. Call, text, whatsapp or send him a naughty DM him at work.

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4. Be his ride or die. Drop whatever you are doing if he needs to talk to you about things he is having difficulty with. Sometimes he needs you to just listen, there are times he will ask for your opinion and there may be situations when he wants space. Do not be threatened when he needs time to be alone. Respond with compassion and understanding.

5. Do simple things for him often. Cook and serve his tea, make mandazi, polish his shoes or any small gesture that will make him feel loved and cared for.

6. Dress up for him, put some cute lipstick, or lipbalm if you’re not into beauty products. Dress up the part and flaunt your curves, he will notice and appreciate your effort.

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7. Pay attention to his needs. Sometimes we ladies tend to put our kids first, forgetting our husbands need our attention too. Make a conscious effort to take care of your husband and the little things he needs. You might need to mend his shirt, shop for new socks or buy his favourite coffee.

8. Run him a warm bath after a long day at work and hours in traffic. This Nairobi dust can also be something else. Prepare his slippers at the door, rub his back, give him a gentle massage or better yet, share the tub with him.

9. Get up early to prepare his favourite breakfast. Learn to cook if you don’t know how to. It’s true the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

10. Tell his parents about how good a man your husband is. Praise them for raising him the way they did. This will not only please your husband, it will create a bond between you and his family.

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11. Make time for date nights, to keep the romance alive. He will always look forward to such moments.

12. Have impromptu parties, get togethers for him, and especially with his friends, can you picture him being the envy of his friends?

13. Assign and celebrate a day each month to be hubby’s day. Tell him it’s his special day, and you and your kids will do everything for him. Show him he is worth celebrating.

14. Drop your kiherehere. Find ways to talk to your husband about your needs without making it sound like you are complaining. Do not make your husband feel inadequate with your grievances, criticism and fault finding.

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15. Be the wife any husband will be proud of. Commit to learn new things, improve yourself and develop your own interests.

16. Is he balding, and the pot belly getting bigger? When he  gets insecure about his body and age, say kind words of encouragement and reassurance. Declare your devotion all over again. Remind him you married him warts and all, and will continue to love him for the rest of your life.

17. Pray with your husband especially when he is worried about something. He needs to know you are there for him.

18. Stay in bed with him when he is sick.

19. Find reasons to be together. Run errands with him, watch football with him (yes girls do it even if you don’t know what’s going on). He doesn’t really need you, but will appreciate the company.

 20. Brag about your husband to your friends, his and your family. Let everyone know how grateful you are about being married to a terrific guy. Let your husband know he is the world to you. Love him, adore him, and let him follow you to the ends of the earth!

Celebs whose relationships fizzled out after their big engagement announcements

Sometimes for one to appreciate the beauty of a thing, one must see how life can look without that thing.

Love is one of those things of those beautiful forces that most sane people desire and want in their lives but which isn’t always the case.

Although we tend to follow the highs of celeb love on this site, the opposite also happens with many of these well-known individuals seeing love go sour in their own lives and have undergone break-ups .

Love broken
Love broken

The list below looks at celebs who have had some very public engagements but did not end walking down the aisle.

1. Anerlisa Muigai and Stephen Muigai

Anerlisa had dated Stephen Kungu for 5 years before he proposed in January last year. But things would go awry barely 6 months later when she announced their breakup on her social media. She said:

“Ladies I don’t know why you stick to relationships you well know are not healthy. Have you ever been to a relationship where you feel you are not growing mentally, you feel like somebody is dictating your life? You feel you are mentally abused and demeaned every day? Well, that’s part of what I am talking about. Know when it’s time to walk away.”

Anerlisa and Kungu
Anerlisa and Kungu

Anerlisa and Kungu

2. Hey Z and Mercy Njoki

Popular gospel artiste Daniel Ng’ang’a better known as Hey-Z Da Brand proposed to his girlfriend Mercy Njoki in Malindi.  Hey-Z asked the mother of his son to marry him on New Year’s eve when they were taking a swim at Villa Doris Resort in Malindi.

Hey Z and Mercy Njoki

But Mercy had eyes for another man and she dumped his ass like a hot potato, getting together with another man named Bob.

 

Hey Z and Mercy Njoki
Hey Z and Mercy Njoki
Hey Z and Mercy Njoki
Hey Z and Mercy Njoki

3. Sheila Mwanyigha and Simon Rushton

This one was really messed up. The singer was waxing lyrical about Simon and even planned for a wedding. He had even bought her an engagement ring—16-rubies surrounding a single diamond set on platinum.

The ring was said to be an antique that has been passed down from one generation to the other and was worth a lifetime. But things went awry as the singer-cum radio presenter parted ways with her fiance Simon Rushton in 2005 on the eve of their wedding.

Simon Rushton
Simon Rushton
Sheila Mwanyigha
Sheila Mwanyigha

4. Avril and Leslie Mugadza

Though she’s single now, beautiful singer and actress Avril was once engaged to wealthy South African businessman by the name Leslie Mugadza aka Muga.

Avril and Muga
Avril and Muga

The two broke up after a 3-year engagement, news that Avril confirmed back in July 2016 after swirling rumors that the two were not walking down the aisle, and persistent denial by the lovebirds to officially confirm the breakup.

Avril and Muga
Avril and Muga

5. Sophia Wanuna and Sasha Mutai

Sophia and Sasha held a traditional wedding last year that was highly publicized on social media. They had been exchanging PDAs on their various social media pages but this suddenly stopped.

Sophia Wanuna and Sasha Mutai
Sophia Wanuna and Sasha Mutai

According to unnamed sources, the cause of the break-up was the unrealistic demands that she placed on him. It was claimed that she even asked him to pay a monthly rent of 100,000 shillings!

Sophia Wanuna and Sasha Mutai
Sophia Wanuna and Sasha Mutai

6. Adelle Onyango and Christopher Obwaka

Kiss fm presenter Adelle Onyango and Christopher were engaged back in 2013. The couple had been friends for over six years and only started dating in mid-2012. They had set a February 2014 date for their wedding only to break up amid rumours of infidelity.

Adelle and Christopher
Adelle and Christopher
Adelle and Christopher
Adelle and Christopher

7. Vanessa Chettle and her old mzungu man

News of Vanessa and her old Mzungu boyfriend made rounds in Nairobi, She was the talk of the town for dating an old man, old enough to be his dad or let me say his granddad.

Vanessa Chettle
Vanessa Chettle

The story doing the rounds was that she was his wife but the old man dumped her as quickly as you can sneeze. On to the next one was the old man’s motto.

Vanessa Chettle and her Mzungu
Vanessa Chettle and her Mzungu
Vanessa Chettle and her Mzungu
Vanessa Chettle and her Mzungu

Love can be fleeting and these broken relationships show that.

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Diamond mom under fire after referring to Tanasha’s son as “Kichwa Kikubwa”

Diamond Platnumz has probably the most famous mother in East and Central Africa. Sandra Kassim has earned herself a lot of fans and followers since her son became the most popular artiste in East and Central Africa.

I believe she deserves every cent of the praise in molding her son into the star he has become. Despite that, I feel her overbearing presence in his day to day life has been a detriment to his numerous relationships with women. But that is a story for another day.

Diamond, Mama Diamond, Zari and-Zaris-mother in a file photo
Diamond, Mama Diamond, Zari and-Zaris-mother in a file photo

This week Mama Dangote who is most oftentimes in the news for her relationship with her much younger lover came under scrutiny for some comments that she made regarding her grandson’s appearance.

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Sandra called Naseeb Junior, Kichwa Kikubwa after her daughter Esma Platnumz had shared his photo with a caption saying that she missed him.

“I miss you Tom Kaka 😘😍,” wrote Esma, to which Mama Dangote responded with the words, “KICHWA KIKUBWA.”

Naseeb Junior
Naseeb Junior

Her statement was taken as an insult by some of her fans who tried raking over the coals over it. They felt that she had made the comment because she had differences with the boy’s mother, Tanasha Donna.

“@mama_dangote Jamani mbona umtusi kichwa kubwa ata kama umekosa na mamake💔💔😭😭Dunia Ina maneno dah ata kama nikumfurahisha Zari hii sio vizuri😢Mungu amlinde huyu Malaika jamani,” said a fan called Khaltuma.

Diamond with his mother in a file photo
Diamond with his mother in a file photo

Mama Diamond was quick to clarify what her comment meant explaining that it wasn’t an insult but a term of endearment for her grandson and that she used to call his father the same when he was a kid.

“@khaltuma12 jamani mbona mnaumia kumwita kichwa kikubwa ndio tushazowea kumwita hivyo toka udogo wake ndio maana tuna mwita Tom kaka mdogo kwa sababu ya baba yake pia alivyokuwa mdogo tulikuwa tuna mwita hivyo ndio nayy nimezowe kumwita kichwa kikubwa,” she responded.

Tanasha with Diamond's family
Tanasha hanging out with Diamond and his mother

Although Tanasha has blamed Sandra for some of the issues she had in her relationship with Diamond, I believe Mama Diamond’s statement was true. She loves Naseeb Junior despite the differences (if any) she might have with its mother.

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‘My family came together to help me in my darkest period’ Rosemary Odinga recalls

Raila’s daughter Rosemary Odinga has battled something most human beings would dread ever even thinking about – going blind.

Rosemary battled the pernicious malcontent for 3 years undergoing several treatments worldwide to deal with it.  Rosemary, who was a formerly outspoken politician just like her father, revealed in an interview with K24 that the sudden illness shook her to the core and changed her outlook on life.

Rosemary Odinga
Rosemary Odinga

Rosemary, who is a mother of 2, explained in the interview that her family had kept her strong all through those dark days helping in taking care of her two kids.

Her brother and sister Raila Juniour and Winnie took in her two daughters while she still recuperated and got accustomed to a life without her eyesight.

“I have to commend my family because we had lost my brother not too long before. Everybody was very supportive. My younger brother and sister took in the kids. My friends, cousins, uncles and aunts were also very supportive. Everyone came together. I am very grateful for that,” she narrated.

Raila Odinga with his two daughters
Raila Odinga with his two daughters

Her illness first manifested in 2017 when she collapsed moments before addressing a women’s leadership training. She was then rushed to hospital in an ambulance.

She later on related that she had had a terrible headache the night before and all but dismissed it. She was later diagnosed with a brain tumour which was coupled by an aneurysm before she slipped into a coma.

I saw my kids for the 1st time in 2 yrs – Rosemary Odinga regains eyesight

In a past interview, her father Raila explained how a brilliant team of 10 Chinese surgeons had saved her life in a 10-hour operation at prestigious Peking University.

The former PM said that her life was saved in China after three months of unsuccessful treatment in South Africa and Israel.

Rosemary Odinga smiling in a file photo
Rosemary Odinga smiling in a file photo

Mr. Odinga also revealed that Rosemary regained her sight after getting a herbal treatment in India.

“We got to a point where we nearly gave up as a family after unsuccessfully visiting many hospitals including in Germany, China and South Africa before she was finally healed in India,” he said

He added;

“Doctors in South Africa said she will never regain her sight. However, a friend introduced us to a doctor in India who used herbal medicine to help her recover,” he said

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Bahati reveals why he used wife’s best friend as video vixen in his new song

The entertainment landscape in Kenya is odd in that the gospel musicians are the ones who court more controversy than the secular ones.

Musicians like Bahati, Willy Paul (who has still refused to state whether he remains a gospel musician) and Ringtone are regularly in the news for something incredulous that they have done.

Bahati smiling
Bahati smiling

Bahati has been in the news this week for two noteworthy “scandals”. First, the father of 4 decided to dye his hair to a bright red that is so striking it not only gets the attention he is seeking but also makes one question the lenghts to which the musician will go to clout-chase!?

As if that wasn’t enough excitement for his fans, the singer also went out of his way to start an Instagram beef with Tanzanian heavyweight Harmonize who was smart enough not to bite and just unfollowed his Kenyan counterpart.

Bahati with Harmonize in the past
Bahati with Harmonize in the past

And the reason for all his sh!t stirring was made apparent after he released his song “Wanani” soon afterwards. The song raised eyebrows as it featured his wife Diana Marua’s best friend Phoina as the video vixen, something some Kenyans noted in astonishment.

‘If only Diana Marua was the video vixen’ Kenyans react to Bahati’s new song

And why was that? The musician recently spoke to comedian Felix Owiduor and explained that the reason he wanted to have Phoina as the video vixen was that he had already worked with his wife on two other songs and wanted to have fresh and unique elements in his videos.

“Sikumtumia Diana sababu yupo kwa nyimbo zangu nyingi, nimefanya naye mapenzi na kuna video yangu special inatoka 2021 bado ni yeye yupo. Isitoshe, ndio maana naitwa gospel artiste, nafaa kuwa artistic nisifanye vitu ambavyo watu wanategemea,” said Bahati.

Bahati with Phoina
Bahati with Phoina

The artiste reassured Kenyans that he is still in the Gospel industry and is the best gospel artist in Kenya – a notion that some Kenyans are curious about after his latest release which added to the questionable music he has been putting out.

And in case you want to check out the song on his YouTube page, it has been pulled down due to a copyright complaint from a company called Jivu but you can listen to the audio below;

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Zari’s son Raphael gives his thoughts on Diamond’s relationship with her

Before Diamond Platnumz became the only bean in Zari’s githeri (forgive me for the bad joke!), the man who had been in her life was Ivan “the don” Sswemwanga.

The couple had been blessed with 3 sons, who looked like their wealthy late father only looking like they would become taller than he-something most fathers would be proud of.

Zari Hassan with Ivan
Zari Hassan with Ivan

The legacy Ivan left behind with his businesses and his kids has been nurtured excellently by his ex-wife Zarinah. Recently, one of her son’s spoke to Tanzanian blog SnS about her mother’s relationship with Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz.

Did she secretly speak to Mama Diamond? Zari comes clean

Raphael Ssemwanga who is Zari’s second-born from her marriage to late ex-husband Ivan D narrated that they didn’t mind having the singer around because he was the one their mother had chosen.

Zari with her 3 sons
Zari with her 3 sons

He disclosed that the musician was making their mom happy and for that he was o.k adding that their relationship and there was nothing he could do.

“I didn’t mind because it’s who my mother chose so you know I can’t do anything. If he was making her happy at the time, then that was okay with me,” responded Raphael.

Zari with her kids
Zari with her kids

And how was the boy’s relationship with the singer? Raphael explained that he was in boarding school and only came home a few times, and they didn’t see each other much, because of Diamond Platnumz’s busy schedule.

“I was in boarding school at the time so I’d only come home a few times, I didn’t see him that much,” he said.

Adding that; “I don’t talk to him but my mum sometimes calls him so he can talk to Tiffah and Nillan.”

Zari with her 5 kids
Zari with her 5 kids

Raphael added that after parting ways with his mother, she still calls the WCB boss sometimes to talk to his children Princess Tiffah and Prince Nillan. The tall teenager also said that having younger siblings (Tiffah and Nillan) is nice and seeing them growing and taking care of them has been a very nice experience.

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Are they dating? Betty Bayo elicits controversy after photo with Ben Githae

Betty Bayo is one of the most popular female musicians in Kenya. Not only that, but the fact that she was married to controversial pastor Victor Kanyari also added to her draw for many celebrity watchers out there.

She recently evoked a lot of emotion after she posted an image with Kikuyu singer Ben Githae on her Facebook page. The photo she posted wasn’t the problem but her caption spoke a thousand words with many questioning the real meaning of it.

Betty Bayo with Ben Githae
Betty Bayo with Ben Githae

She had written; “If God can take away something you never expected losing, He can replace it with something you’ve never imagined having🌹.”

The post elicited different reactions with many positing what her message might have meant; Where they dating? Did she actually mean that God had replaced Kanyari with Githae?

How immaturity cost Pastor Kanyari’s marriage to Betty Bayo

Some of those comments are below;

Sammy Ondimu Ngare Am I the only one nimemisunderstand Betty???

Malaika Kimani Betty Bayo people are overthinking here🙈 Just came back from comments🙆‍♀️

Geoffrey Ndungu That is why i love God,no matter how you have been behaving, hawezi kukunyaganya kipawa. Anyway GOD is watching from a distance….

Betty Bayo on stage
Betty Bayo on stage

DjChoqz Aka Arthur Gitau You people should not be this judgemental, maybe it has not been well stated. If Betty Bayo had an affair with Ben, How on Earth could she post such on social media….I don’t know what she meant but with my understanding, we’re thinking the opposite. …See More

Peter Mungai I have to sit down and try to chew what my younger sister Betty Bayo was trying to say ” They’re ready to produce a song with Ben”…In Kiambu you don’t need English to express your feelings,you can as well use signs… Waititu should confirm this🤣

Betty Bayo
Betty Bayo

Josephine Mwaniki Ooh my, gaka kairitu gutiri undu gatekuona muturireini, be careful what u post Betty, it may not be what people think, but people judge by what they see. Some of us honesty loves your music & considers you as a strong Christian. So, maundu maria mangikuhaka giko ta Maya tiga gupost social media, most of the comments are really bad.

Both Betty and Githae have had their fair share of relationship dramas in the past. Might this be the start of a wonderful thing-according to some Kenyans or is it just a great friendship? Time will tell.

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Eric Omondi reminisces about meeting and going on first date with Jacque Maribe

The Eric Omondi and Jacque Maribe relationship took a significant turn last year after the two celebrities admitted that they had a son together.

Before they came clean that Zahari was their son, there had been a lot of speculation that Eric was the baby daddy but also that he was paying child support for him.

Eric Omondi with his son Zahari
Eric Omondi with his son, Zahari

Since then, the co-parents have been seen together a lot more and haven’t been afraid to spend time together even during this quarantine period.

The comedian recently spoke to Reverend Lucy Natasha on her YouTube channel where he had the opportunity to share new details about his relationship with the former Citizen TV presenter, speaking particularly about how he had met the mother of his only kid.  A story we might have heard in the past but that is still fascinating to hear again nonetheless.

Jacque Maribe with Eric Omondi and Zahari in front of their airplane
Jacque Maribe with Eric Omondi and Zahari in front of their airplane

“That is the question I’m asked most, some Kenyans just want to know about me and Maribe… We met at Radio Africa (in 2011). I was working at Radio Jambo and she was at Kiss TV.”

They then became friends first before they went on their first date at Sarit Center.

“Alikuwa reporter Kiss TV. Tukapatana tukakuwa marafiki sana. Tukaenda date pale Java Sarit Center. Tukawa marafiki na mimi nikatoka hata yeye akatoka akenda Citizen. Since then were tight. We’re the best of friends na sisi tunajiambia kila siku whatever happens, we’ll remain best of friends. Tunajikumbusha kila siku. She’s a true friend,” Eric told Natasha.

Eric-Omondi and Jacque Maribe together in the past
Eric-Omondi and Jacque Maribe together in the past

Eric who had been single after his public break-up from Chantal in early 2019 also revealed what he qualities he looks for in a woman when on a first time date – so ladies take notes;

According to the comedian, how a lady will treat a waitress or guard – will always determine how she carries herself: and this is why first dates remain important to Eric. He went on to conclude saying;

“I wish to date or work with someone with respect. If I am meeting you for the first time, U would watch how you treat strangers and especially waiters or security men. That tells a lot.”

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Proud Papa: Jose Chameleon shares sweetest tribute to his five children in rare photo

 

Ugandan singer and aspiring politician Jose Chameleone is one lucky man. The singer recently marked 12 years in marriage to his wife, where he paid tribute to her, noting their struggles as a married couple.

It can’t be easy for Jose Chameleone and his wife to keep their family in one place considering their five children are quickly growing up.

Jose’s family lives in the USA and he travels back and forth to be with them as he lives in Uganda where he is campaigning for the upcoming elections.

However, the singer makes sure to document every journey his children go through individually. This time he has shared a picture of his entire brood to show us he is indeed a proud papa.

Jose Chameleone shared the heartwarming family moment with the grown up boys impressing his fans who commented how delighted they were at seeing the boys. The three boys and two girls looked happier than ever as they posed for the photo.

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Jose wrote about his pride saying

Congrats my beautiful ones ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Rich Kirinyaga politician Wangui Ngirici’s birthday filled with Moët and cake

 

 

Rich female politician Wangui Ngirici is celebrating her birthday in style.

The Kirinyaga Woman rep revealed she is ‘adding one more year to her 40s’. She wrote

Today is officially my birthday. Added one more year to my 40s & I am so grateful to God for the priceless gift of life & good health .He has been so good to me .

The businesswoman shared birthday pictures cutting cake and sipping n Moet with her bae.

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In another set of birthday pics, the beautiful woman rep shows off her style. The birthday shoot pictures have received raving reviews from her fans who have branded her stunning.

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She wears a black turtleneck and skinny jeans paired with knee high boots to effortlessly ramp up her look.

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