Maina Kageni interviewed Nameless and King Kaka about the issue of MCSK paying Kenyan musicians peanuts for all the work that they do.
He spoke to the host and revealed that he used the 2.5K he received to pay for a jet ski.
He also revealed that the situation was very frustrating for him noting that,
The solution is at the board level and that level of leadership is very important. I feel the leadership is lacking. People are refusing to work together. We need to be real as artistes and be honest. We need technocrats and only 3 musicians on the board. So that we get people who have the business savvy to get control of the situation.
Maina asked if it was fair that established musicians were being paid the same amount as artistes no one knew about.
We are supposed to be paid for the rotation but things aren’t like that. They are many artistes who will not be earning if they were paid just for the play that their music receives.
Nameless finished off by saying that he did not see the terrible situation changing anytime soon. Maina also spoke with the musician mirroring Nameless’ sentiment.
He told Maina,
We are been taken for a ride. Writing music is not easy and shooting music videos is very expensive. I feel that they are not transparent. There is no way that these guys only collected Ksh 37 million.
Maina interviewed Nameless and King Kaka about the issue of MCSK paying Kenyan musicians peanuts for all the work that they do.
King Kaka added that he was disappointed that the organisation’s administrative costs were estimated at between 60-70 % of what they collected!
He said the solution could come after they seat down with MCSK. Adding that, they could even disband the current MCSK and start another one of their own.
Today’s morning conversation referenced a study that claimed that 1 in 3 women go on dates just to get free food. The studies results amazed Maina. He was shocked that this type of thing could be happening in this our country.
This has occasioned us to ask the question, ‘Do you agree with the results that 1 in 3 Kenyan women go for dates in porder to get free food?’
Vote in either of the polls below;
Do you agree with the results of a study which says 1 in 3 Kenyan women go on dates just for FREE FOOD?
I recently spoke to MCA Tricky and the comedian was very forthright about some certain aspects in his life. The comedian whose fanbase is rapidly growing is currently on a tour in many counties in Kenya.
Mr. Tricky admitted that he doesn’t compete with any person in the comedy industry. How could that be considering that there are bigger names in the industry like Churchill and Eric Omondi? He said that he felt that he needed to push himself by growing his brand and that only happens if he keeps on interacting with his audience.
The comedian said that he admired himself in the comedy industry. His reason for the humblebrag was that he learns something from each and every other comedian in his industry.
But the artiste explained that he did have someone that he looks up to in life. Who could that be? ‘I admire Diamond the most in life. That guy is daring. He believes he is a Michael Jackson even though he can’t match those heights but he still tries to do it,’ said the entertainer.
And how did he have such a great estimation of the Tanzanian singer? Had they met? The comic said that they had met a few times and although they weren’t deep conversations, one could see the work ethic Diamond had.
And who did he support between Diamond or Zari considering he has also engaged with Zari in the past and that the two exes have been engaged in a nasty back and forth the past few months? MCA was very diplomatic in his answer saying that he did not mind supporting Diamond as he and Diamond had similar dreams.
Doreen Majala is one of the most hardworking women on television and is showing it with the fruits of her labour. The NTV Swahili news anchor is one woman who shows you what grit and dedication can do for someone.
Doreen, who already has an impressive car collection, owning a Range Rover is now the proud owner of a sleek new Mercedes Benz.
The anchor shared her news on her Instagram stories. She showed the sleek new ride that has an estimated price of KSh 3 million.
It seems like the Mercedes might be a gift to herself celebrated turning a year older on July 12. As far as her life is concerned, Doreen has been known to live large with no apologies after the year she had in 2018.
Doreen is proof that a bad break-up isn’t the end. Miss Majala famously dominated the headlines last year after her nasty separation from Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi.
Doreen claimed that the MP had physically abused her and as a reult she had to ran away from the home she shared with him. She explained in terrifying social media posts that she was scared of her ex but it seems that she is now having a happy ending.
Doreen joins the club of Kenyan celebs who own expensive Mercedes-Benz C-Class like Jaguar, Daddy Owen, and Otile Brown.
Huddah Monroe is one of the most beautiful socialites in a landscape that is cultivating more and more of them at an exponential rate.
While her beauty gets her a lot of fans, it is her interesting and captivating opinions that she posts on her social media page, especially Instagram that keeps them coming back.
This past week she did what she does best, she stirred the pot after a section of people deigned to call her out on her lack of education credentials. It all started after Huddah promised to answer all the DM’s sent to her by fans and followers alike.
But what she didn’t anticipate was the types of questions she would get, some of which were downright uncomfortable for her. Miss Monroe, who is known to roll with the punches, showed that even she had some insecurities after the issue of her educational background came up.
One fan innocently wrote her saying;
Hey Huddah, correct me if I’m wrong but you’re uneducated but very successful and I admire that.
That comment is full of praise but can still be seen as a back-handed compliment. But the business-woman who runs Huddah cosmetics laid down the law and responded with the troll hammer.
She said that she was both “street and book smart”. “I have brains more than 99% of graduates. You are book smart. I am a book and street smart. You can’t outshine me ever!” she exclaimed.
I agree with the statement from the Eastleigh-born hustler. She is now one of the most popular and rich young Kenyans. If success is measured by your bank balance (which it most times is), then she has done very well for herself.
Remember that socialite Kylie Jenner has never been to college but as of this year, she is the youngest billionaire (in dollar) terms ever!
Makena left Kenya in April to work in a Dubai hotel. Our efforts to get a comment from her sister and friends failed although they had promised to respond.
“We can’t talk right now, allow me to get back later,” her sister told the Star by phone.
Her family and friends learned of her death from her roommates after the police confirmed to the family last Friday that Makena’s body had been picked as that of an unknown person.
“On Wednesday (last week), she had little rest with roommates but because it was her birthday, she was going to meet someone later. But her phone went off later,” a close family member told the Star.
“Her sister, who lives in Dubai, reported the matter to agencies. Unluckily, Friday rumours spread that a woman’s body had been found at the beach.”
Maina Kageni had an engaging conversation today that concerned absentee fathers coming back into their children’s lives when they (their children) hit it big.
He used the phrase, ‘When he comes up for the glory, and he wasn’t part of the story.’ His question referenced Jeff Koinange’s JKL show yesterday night where his 3 female interview guests all said that they were been raised by their mothers alone without their fathers being involved.
When he opened up the conversation one particular man had a very troubling story. He told Maina about how he had had an affair and that the relationship had produced a kid that he still hadn’t seen 4 years later. He said;
Sometimes you piss me off. This woman kicked me out of her life after she had gotten my kid. She blacklisted me online even though I wanted to take care of my own child. My daughter is 4 years old. I have never met her. When my daughter starts looking for her father, what will I tell her? She wants your kid but when the child comes she runs away. Stop always complaining about men.
Another female caller had a concerning story detailing how the man who had fathered her 3 kids had never spent a dime on them She told Maina;
I am a single mother of 3 kids. I tell them to go to their father. He has never helped my children. There is even a day that I made sure that they went to him with slippers so that they could be bought for shoes. But in fact, they came back with torn slippers!
But other listeners had differing takes, with some complaining about deadbeat dads and others explaining why absentee fathers shouldn’t always be blamed.
Some of their comments are below;
I am sorry for that man who was a sperm donor but his story does not fit -Female listener.
I will never recognise a father who comes back into my life later on -Female listener.
I don’t like what the absentee fathers did but I don’t like that the mothers have poisoned their kids -Male listener.
There are men taking care of step-children. Some of these women cause the drama and use the kids as bait -Male listener.
Shame on you. How do you even sleep at night? There are many women that are keeping biological children from their fathers -Wakanai.
If a woman says that you won’t see your child, you won’t see that child! -Male listener.
I can’t get along with the mother of my kid. But I do everything he needs. I can’t see my son unless he is in school and it has to be on weekdays. There is always a way to help your kid even if you don’t get along with the mother -Concluded a male listener.
‘The Boys’ is a new series that premiered on Amazon Prime. The show is an American superhero black comedy web television series based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.
The concept of the show is that the world the superheroes live in is one where they have become commonplace. As a result, they are syndicated, monetized, and marketed by the Vought company.
Unfortunately, money and privilege corrupts, and they give in to their darker impulses. A clandestine group of normal-human vigilantes then arises to counter the corrupt ‘supes’.
The series has received a largely positive rating. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 76% based on 49 reviews, with an average rating of 7.47/10.
The website’s critical consensus reads, ‘Though viewer’s mileage may vary, The Boys’ violent delights and willingness to engage in heavy, relevant themes are sure to please those looking for a new group of antiheroes to root for.’
On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 73 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating ‘generally favorable reviews’.
Christopher Lawrence of the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote: ‘Irreverent, deliciously cynical, The Boys follows the greed and corruption behind the superhero industrial complex.’
Matthew Gilbert of Boston Globe wrote: ‘The cast is fine, particularly Shue, who is icily effective; Quaid, whose neurotic but brave fumblings are endearing; and Urban, who is Hughie’s gonzo guide.’
Kristy Puchko at IGN gives the first episode a score of 7.2/10 and appreciates how the story comes from the comics but with clever changes.
Puchko praises the cast, particularly ‘Moriarty brings a nuance to her performance that refuses to let Starlight feel like a two-dimensional damsel. She’s not naïve. She’s hopeful. And she’s a fighter. The Boys makes all of that clear in short order.’
What are you waiting for? Get the series and binge watch it this weekend if you can.
Some say that the phone is possibly the best in the market today. One reviewer from AndroidCentral said that the phone was probably the best phone he had used this year.
The reviewer for AndroidCentral summarised;
Three months after I started using the P30 Pro, I’m still blown away by how good this device is. I switched between a few phones in that time, but I keep coming back to the P30 Pro just because of that camera at the back. It just does a great job in any lighting condition, and while it may not be quite as consistent as the Pixel 3 XL, it does a better job in low-light conditions, and there are more sensors at the back.
Mike attests that the phone has the best camera he has ever used. Ha, now I see why.
Vin Diesel’s stunt double has been placed in an induced coma after plunging 30ft onto his head on the set of Fast and Furious 9.
Sources have told MailOnline stunt performer Joe Watts was injured on the film set at the Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire yesterday afternoon.
Vin Diesel was said to be ‘choking back tears’ after witnessing Mr Watts fall on his head as he performed a stunt in the movie star’s place.
Mr Watts’ fiancée Tilly Powell, who is also a stunt performer, told friends her ‘heart is shattered’ and that he was in an induced coma after suffering a serious head injury.
Writing on social media, she assured friends he was ‘stable and being monitored closely throughout the night’.
Ms Powell added: ‘I love him so much. He has all his friends and family by his side to get him through this.’
Ms Powell was working on ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ on another location in London when she learned about her partner’s accident – and friends say she ‘knew the risks he faced’ in the job.
Filming on the ninth installment of the franchise was halted after a safety cable reportedly snapped as Mr Watts jumped off a balcony on set and hit the ground.
Mr Watts is a British stuntman who has worked on a series of Hollywood blockbusters, including Kingsman Golden Circle, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Spider Man Far From Home.
He has also performed stunts in Game of Thrones, Johnny English Strikes Again, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Jurassic World and The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
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Ms Powell is at the bedside of her fiancé, along with her father Greg Powell.
She and her father were working together on another film on location in London when told about the accident and was escorted by police to the Royal London Hospital, where Mr Watts was airlifted to.A family member told Mail Online: ‘Tilly is absolutely devastated but she has known the risks that were always involved.
‘She grew up with a father who was a stuntman and has followed the same career.
‘She knew that they always faced risks on any dangerous stunt.
‘Tilly is at the hospital with Joe and like everyone else just praying that Joe will pull through.’
The couple, who have been dating for four years, are understood to be set to get married next year.
‘Joe is one of the nicest men you could meet. Everyone in the family loves him and he is devoted to Tilly,’ said the family member.
Ms Powell was working with her father on the latest Ryan Reynolds film ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ where he is a second unit director and stunt co-ordinator.
The blockbuster also stars Samuel L Jackson, Morgan Freeman and Salma Hayek and is the sequel to the 2017 hit ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard.’Her father has previously worked on the James Bond blockbuster ‘Skyfall’ and the 2006 Fast and Furious movie.
Diesel, 52, was ashen faced and tearful following yesterday’s horrific fall, sources told The Sun Online.
‘The stuntman fell at least 30ft — maybe a bit more,’ a source said.
‘Vin Diesel was seen on set seconds after. He looked ashen, totally in shock and blinking back tears. He saw what happened.’
Warner Bros Studios confirmed that a man had been airlifted to Royal London Hospital after MailOnline revealed an accident had taken place.
Producers told Deadline that the fall occurred just before noon on set in Leavesden during filming of Fast & Furious 9, which is set to feature stars such as Michelle Rodriguez and Helen Mirren.
Warner Bros did not respond when asked if filming of Fast and Furious 9 had resumed today/Tuesday.
One worker who left a shift at the studios said: ‘It was very quiet there yesterday after it happened and it is the same today. I don’t think there is much going on.’
Another member of staff said: ‘They have not had much luck lately. In the past four weeks there has been a stabbing, then a fire, something was found in the food and now a stuntman is in a coma. No wonder the company is keeping its head down.’
In 2002, Harry O’Connor, who served as a stunt double for Vin Diesel in the blockbuster xXx, died on set in Prague while performing a paragliding stunt in the actor’s place.
A former Navy SEAL and an experienced skydiver, O’Connor reportedly collided with a pillar of the Palacky Bridge while paragliding and broke his neck, according to looper.
It was his second effort to complete the stunt, the first of which was successful and used in the movie. A spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary said today: ‘Police were called shortly before noon on Monday 22 July following an incident at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.
‘It was reported that a man had been injured while working at the location and sustained serious injuries.
‘The air ambulance attended and the man was taken to hospital.
‘Police officers also attended to assist at the scene and carry out initial inquiries.
‘The incident has been referred to the Health and Safety Executive and there will be no further police involvement.’
Today’s incident comes a month after a crew worker was slashed in the throat with a Stanley knife on the set of The Witches, which is being filmed at the same studio.
The scrap between a rigger and the stage hand, who had worked together previously, took place as around 100 crew in total were on set.
Meanwhile, it was reported last week how a worker found a shard of glass in a half-eaten muffin left by a customer at the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which is also based at Leavesden.
Staff then launched an internal investigation which found silver metal pins had been placed in a further 13 muffins.
And on July 11, a fire at the Warner Bros Studios destroyed a spaceship on the set of Hugh Laurie’s new HBO sitcom.
Around 75 firefighters were scrambled to the film set, getting the blaze under control some 16 hours later.
The flames are believed to have started inside one of the stage rooms and ruined a model spacecraft being used for a new TV series called Avenue 5 starring Hugh Laurie.
Nearly six years ago, Fast & Furious star Paul Walker died in a high-speed car crash along with friend Roger Rodas in 2013.
A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service told MailOnline: ‘An ambulance, three ambulance officer vehicles and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Leavesden Studios shortly before midday today, following reports of a man injured in a fall.
‘One patient with a serious head injury was transported to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance.’
There are small financial rules that are basic for you to get financially independent. Understanding yourself is the number one basic strategy for you to use.
The basic rules include;
Make a routine of working with your budget. This can guide you in knowing how you spend your cash and when not to. If you have a problem of money management you can hire a financial manager to guide you through.
Invest in money generating activities. You can build rental apartments or start any kind of hustle. Never depend on one income as at times things never go as expected and you can run out of cash. Always have a backup financial to help at your broke times.
You must learn to differentiate between needs and wants. Accept when you don’t have cash to avoid having much debts. At times you might desire something which is not a need and you end up borrowing money to have it. This can be avoided when you give the needs a number one priority before anything else.
Learn to save money in whichever way that you wish to. Make savings on a daily basis. You can set a target like each day or monthly. At the end of the day you will learn how to spend less and save more.
Have a plan on how you spend each and every cent you have.
Understand your pocket value and live with it. Never compete or compare yourself with someone who is financially stable than you. This might make you run out of cash easily hence borrowing to fit a lifestyle you can’t afford.
A young lady has opened up about her painful relationship with a lover.
The relationship became he worst nightmare according to the open letter she wrote;
‘I met this guy at mall on evening as I was doing some shopping. He was such a kind and handsome man that caught my eye the moment I saw him. When I look at him I just have too many questions in mind. Is he the same man at the mall? Does he have a twin that he has never told?’
The lady fell in love with this guy at their first encounter and he really treated her right.
They exchanged contacts and after some time they went on a date and later on started dating.
The guy was so rich that he even asked her to quit the job she was doing. She basically became a house wife and she lacked nothing.
This fancy lifestyle came to an end after she delivered her first child. The man became so hostile and abusive to her that he even beat her up with her child.
‘I never got to marry him as he kept postponing the marriage. So I was expectant and delivered a baby boy whom he later denied saying he was not the father. My king turned to a demon himself. He used to beat me and his only son who he now referred to as a bastard. In less than 6 months of the relationship I saw different types of girls in our house. At times I could sleep at the living room and his mistresses could sleep in my matrimonial bed.’
The lady had no choice but to persevere all that because she was an orphan, had no job and place to go. ‘I had lost everything I had thanks to him. I had to stay and face all that brutality and violence. My own husband threatened to kill me and my child. I had to leave to save our lives and start over again.’
These are some of the challenges most women face in marriage. Some do this because they want to keep their families together. Is it worth it? Does it have to get to death before someone decides to leave?
Betting companies in Kenya are having a hard time getting their licenses renewed. This is because of a drawn-out dispute with the Kenyan Government on the revision of taxes due and owed.
In his recent 2019 budget speech, Finance Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich proposed a 10% excise duty on betting for every amount staked in a bid to curb the negative impacts of gambling in society.
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The Government zeroed in on the industry with reports that most firms were failing to prove that they were tax compliant as required by the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB). In a letter dated July 11, 2019, Liti Wambua board’s acting director told betting firms;
This is to permit you to allow gamers of the subject firms to withdraw any funds they may have deposited in the material period within forty-eight hours from the date hereof and duly notify them of the same, quoting this letter as authority.
There is nothing as bad as being distressed about the numerous loans you owe to Mshwari, Tala, KCB Mpesa, Fuliza and other loan sharks.
Even the thought of being listed on CRB, traumatizes many Kenyans.
Debts at times can be embarrassing and racking your brain about how to pay it back is a challenge.
Here are some ways in which you can settle your debts fast;
Make a debt list of each and every person you owe any money and plan on how to settle them. This will be easier for you to know your progress and have a plan on getting more cash to finish all your bills.
Reduce your expenditure
This includes going for items that go for cheap or average prices if need be. Do not overwork yourself by purchasing more than you can cater for. This will help you to avoid getting whatever you need on credit.
Avoid new debts
Do not go for a new debt before settling your previous. You burden yourself further by piling on more loans to pay back.
All the money should be under a budget on how each penny is spent. This will help you avoiding buying other non-essential things that are probably not in the budget. This can help you save money a lot.
Appreciate your standard
It is better to understand your financial class as it will always help you mind how you spend money. Avoid buying expensive things that you can’t afford.
Set a goal on whatever tally you owe someone and work towards achieving it. This will acts as a great inspiration as you will put all the required effort to pay off the debt.
Always motivate yourself towards settling your bills no matter how big they seem to be. When you put all the effort towards paying off even the people you owe can either give you a discount or give you a grace period.
It is advisable to wear bright colored garments because dark colors tend to absorb more heat as compared to bright clothes.
Size of the cloth
Avoid tight clothes during the high temperatures. This is to create a cool environment for your body allowing free circulation of air. When there are high temperatures and humidity at the same time you level of concentration will decrease.
When you gong to a club there are some habits that you should avoid to have a good time. They include;
Mixing drinks can really put your liver at risk. It can lead to vomiting as it may tamper with your digestion system. It is advisable to take such drinks in dilute form with either water or a soft drink.
You should be careful with your items especially your phone and cash. Not everyone goes to the club with good intentions. Other go with intentions of stealing from the drunk people, so more reason you should be careful.
Wearing high heels
If you love dancing, wear comfortable shoes. Six inch heels are cute to look at, but you won’t be able to dance.You could even fall and break your ankles if drunk.
Taking stranger’s drinks
Taking someone’s drink that you don’t know is to dangerous. Someone can either poison you or even drug you so as they can harm you or even steal from you.
We are constantly told that too much consumption of alcohol is harmful to ones health. When in the club, it’s important to limit how much you drink, plus also know the limits because of your health and your security too. If you get too drunk chances are that you may black out and in the process people can take advantage of you.