Who was she!? Sportpesa CEO reveals his very ‘first love’

SpoSportpesa CEO Captain Ronald Karauri is a man whose life I envy. No lies. The Sportpesa CEO might have had a tough year with his company falling foul of some government regulations this year but his life is still attractive.

What’s better than this TBT of Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri?

The man who is known to have lavish tastes is well-known but even a man like him still has some first loves, things that might not cost an arm and leg (I am talking about a billionaires perspective. Like I know!) that still draws nostalgia from him.

Ronald Karauri at the Grand Canyon
Ronald Karauri at the Grand Canyon

On Thursday, being a Throwback Thursday TBT, Karauri went back in time to his very first love, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII.

‘My first love ❤️ #TBT.’

Sportpesa CEO, Ronald Karauri car
Ronald Karauri first love

The businessman captioned an image of the silver beast, registration number KAW 777U.

One of Karauri’s expensive hobbies is, of course, driving and buying high-end cars. He is also rumored to own his dream car (in 2018), a Bentley Continental GT Speed, a Rolls-Royce and others. Karauri’s lavish parking lot now houses a BMW 3 series and a Mercedes Maybach S600. Even former Classic105 host agreed with him writing, EVo 7!!!my favorite car to date.

Ronald Karauri at the Grand Canyon
Ronald Karauri at the Grand Canyon

An Evolution VII was used on the film 2 Fast 2 Furious as the car driven by Paul Walker’s character. He drove a yellow Evolution 7 which was lightly modified performance-wise but heavily modified when it came to the aesthetics.

Paul Walker walking to the EvoVII
Paul Walker walking to the EvoVII

However, one of the producers claimed that they used a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer O.Z. Rally edition instead of an Evo as the car used for production and stunt scenes

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Mkenya halisi! Eliud Kipchoge flies using KQ despite shade from Zari

Eliud Kipchoge is the man of the moment, a man who can do no wrong after his heroic and historic run this past weekend where he run a marathon distance in under two hours.

Since his record-breaking fete last Saturday, Kipchoge has been on the international media circuit being the toast of the town, with bigwigs like CNN hosting him.

The marathoner smiling as he crosses the line
Eliud smiling as he crosses the line

But he finally is back in Kenya! His mode of transport back into the country will most likely irk Zari Hassan who complained bitterly about Kenya Airways yesterday.

Read Eliud Kipchoge’s sweet message to his wonderful wife

The mother of 5 derided the airline for the suffering she has endured using them. She wrote;

‘So disappointed in Kenya Airlines. I’ve been loyal, but you always do me wrong. The other times I’ve ignored, but not today. All my perfumes i received as gifts from my friends in Dubai just disappeared. What am i supposed to wear for my meeting?” wondered Zari. Let’s not ignore the fact that your flights are always delayed and no explanations is (SIC) given to passengers, still I ignored. I’ve never been on a KQ flight that is on time. Shame on you. @officialkenyaairways you have my return date better make sure someone finds me in the lounge and return what belongs to me. I didn’t travel for free, you set me back $2440, now i want what’s mine back Periodt! And we will end this relationship in peace,” she lamented.

The socialite with blonde hair
Zari with blonde hair

But Kipchoge is a proud patriot and used our esteemed and much-maligned airline to come back home! Kenya Airways should thank him as his actions might help the airline staunch the bad publicity the popular Ugandan unleashed yesterday.

Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge on the start line

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The marathoner on the plane
The marathoner on the plane
Eliud Kipchoge on the plane
The marathoner on the plane

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Zari says that even Chris Brown can’t pay her to be a video vixen!

Zari Hassan is one of the most influential people on Instagram in sub-Saharan Africa. The socialite-cum-entrepreneur became a big presence when she had a relationship with Diamond Platnumz, the big East African musician.

She has also been able to leverage that fame with multiple brand endorsements. One thing that many have expected her to showcase her gargantuan talents is in acting.

Apparently, the mother of five has been approached numerously by producers to feature in films but the offers were not attractive to her.

Miss Hassan posing
Zari Hassan

During an interview with Millard Ayo, the single mum claimed none of the companies or individuals who approached her offered a deal that was worth her time and attention.

‘I can act, I am a very multi-talented person. I have been approached many times by guys from Nigeria but it was not worth me leaving my family,” she said.

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She also explained that the toll of leaving her family to go and shoot wasn’t something appealing unless the money offered was worth it.

Huddah chilling with Zari
Huddah chilling with Zari

When asked whether she would ever consider appearing on music videos, the caramel-skinned beauty said she is too expensive for any musician to afford. She claimed that even Chris Brown couldn’t be able to get her to appear on his music video.

“I cannot be a video vixen, it is now below me. I mean, how much would they pay me to appear on their music videos?” Zari asked. Before the fame and money, the Zarina had tried her hand in music where she wasn’t successful.

The socialite with blonde hair
Zari with blonde hair

Zarina even had her own reality show before moving to South Africa to open her chain of stores.

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‘I used to work the graveyard shift’ Citizens Koinange reveals the worst job he had

He is one of the most versatile talents that the country has produced over the years. The man has a CV that would put most high earners in the entertainment industry to shame.

The man who started off reading news on KTN the then-premier television station in Kenya was able to parlay his talents into a lucrative stint on CNN that ended in ignominy.

Jeff Koinange with George Weah
Jeff Koinange with George Weah

But he has bounced back admirably and is now one of the most recognisable and valued entertainers in the Kenyan media industry.

Jeff Koinange sadly reveals last words Bob Collymore ever told him

He recently revealed that he didn’t have it easy at the beginning with one of the first jobs he did was working at an American fast-food company, Mcdonald’s saying that it was the worst job he ever did. He recently related his experience saying,

I worked at Mcdonalds, it is like an American fish and chips shop. It was the night shift. It was the graveyard shift. It’s late at night, 2-3 a.m. in the morning, where you wear headphones and people are driving through and they pick up stuff coming in to buy.

Jeff Koinange smiling
Jeff smiling

The Citizen T.V anchor narrated that he would see the clients through surveillance cameras and take their orders. The man got his big break while working as a flight attendant as a very young man.

Bob Collymore with Jeff Koinange 2
Bob Collymore with Jeff Koinange

He once explained how on the first day on the job, he impressed many with his voice on the aircraft so much that his seniors told advised him to use it for a different purpose.

‘I got a job with Pan Am Air (Pan American World Airways), I used to work as a flight attendant and when I was on the aircraft, most of you have heard (the announcer). I was 20 years old, they (then) said, “Listen, kid, go to school. One day you are going to get a lot of money with that voice.” That was it.’

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Jacque Maribe earns plum new deal after quitting Citizen TV

Jacque Maribe has been away from our television screens from the month of July when she resigned from Citizen T.V.

The move was met with shock and consternation as many wondered what could have happened to occasion such a move?

She still hasn’t spoken about her decision with some rumours which I cannot state here alluding to something…I told you I cannot say what I have heard!

Jacque Maribe and Dennis Itumbi together
Jacque Maribe and Dennis Itumbi together

So what has she been doing lately?

Apart from appearing here and there on her pals’ social media pages, the former T.V anchor has been riding low nary making a stir online.

Happy Birthday my friend-Itumbi says as he attends birthday with bestie Maribe

But that was until this week when we learnt that she had earned a new gig.

Jacque-Maribe-karaoke-event
Jacque-Maribe-karaoke-event

She has now officially resurfaced and she is going to be leveraging her talent to earn some extra coin and that is what I like seeing: people hustling and making money.

Jacque hosted a karaoke event at 1824 on 1st October:

Jacque-Maribe-karaoke-event
Jacque-Maribe-karaoke-event

The radio queen’s life took a turn for the worse late last year when she was implicated in the murder of Monica Kimani along with her then-fiance Jowie Irungu.

Jowie Irungu proposing to Jacque Maribe
Jowie Irungu proposing to Jacque Maribe

She is still out on bail as her case is yet to be determined by a court of law.

All I will say is that her finding something to do while away from the glare of the camera is good to see. As they say, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.

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Save my job! Painful hashtag showing how much Kenyans are suffering

The country is experiencing one of the worst periods economically.

The reasons are myriad and most of them stem from one source, poor government policies.

I will not even say a lot about how terrible they are, as I will start vacillating.

Relax…Geoffrey…Relax…But many Kenyans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed on with many businesses that employ hundreds/thousands closing shop.

Sportpesa pulls out of Kenyan market frustrated with government actions

Kenyans have even started two hashtags concerning the issue.

The two are #Savemyjob, #Ilostmyjob.

Some of the best comments are below;

Shikoh Kihika: Keenly following the #ILostMyJob #SaveMyJob, my big question is, are the youth of this nation tired enough to go out in the streets? Are we ready to take back our land.. 80% of a population with 55%unemployed is not just a normal number it’s disheartening!!

I will leave you with the poem below German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984);

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

 

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Sportpesa pulls out of Kenyan market frustrated with government actions

Kenya’s largest sports gaming firm, SportPesa, has announced a move to halt its operations in Kenya.

The firm said it would resume operations when Kenya puts in place “adequate taxation and non-hostile regulatory environment.”

The announcement just comes hours after the second-largest firm, Betin, announced that it was declaring its staff redundant.

The move comes after the government’s decision to impose a 20 per cent tax on all betting stakes, a move that the firms have cited as damaging on both their customers and treasury.

“Sportpesa is disappointed with the decision by the Kenyan legislature to impose a 20% excise tax on all betting stakes. The tax is based on a fundamental misunderstanding by the Rotich led treasury of how revenue generation works in the bookmaker industry,” read the statement in part.

List of betting companies with renewed licenses in Kenya

It added; “Until such time that adequate taxation and non-hostile regulatory environment is returned, the SportPesa brand will halt operations in Kenya.”

The firm said compounded by the currently in-effect 20 per cent Withholding Tax on Winnings, the economic incentive to place bets will be completely removed as the taxes will deprive consumers of their total winnings.

“This will have severe consequences for licensed betting companies, which dutifully pay their taxes and ultimately will lead to a decline in government tax revenue to near zero and will halt all investments in sports in Kenya,” the firm said.

Betin, which operates as Gamcode Limited, told staff on Friday that the firm had been left with no option but to let them go.

“This has been occasioned by the fact that we have not been operational since July 2019 a fact we are all aware of. Management has had several extensive meeting with relevant government entities regarding the company’s license renewal without much success,” the memo dated September 27 stated.

The two firms were among a number of betting firms whose licenses were revoked by the government over a taxation row that found its way to the corridors of justice.

It is not clear how many staff members are affected by the move by Betin but it is expected to affect about 2,500 including those at Betin Shops scattered in various locations.

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DCI orders arrest of Wendy Waeni’s former manager Joe Mwangi

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has today issued an arrest warrant for the fomer manager of child star Wendy Waeni.  Joseph Mwangi Nduta alias Joe is wanted by authorities in connection with forgery and issuing threats to the child star’s manager Magdalene Mbele.

“Mr Joseph Mwangi NDUTA alias Joe whose photos appear below is #Wanted by @DCI_Kenya Detectives in connection with the Forgery of a Letter purporting to be from a Cabinet Secretary threatening the complainant- Magdalene Mbele of some consequences,” the DCI tweeted.

KOT had been calling for the arrest of Mwangi after Wendys interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange two weeks ago in which she said she has never received money despite touring the world with Mwangi.

Joseph Mwangi
Joseph Mwangi, Wendy Waeni’s former manager

” I have performed all over the world but I’ve never gotten a penny from it and that is because of my previous manager,” Wendy said during the Wednesday interview.

The girl said she lives in a single room with her mother in Nairobi’s Huruma estate. Wendy is a gymnast and Unicef Ambassador and has performed for Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame of Rwanda. Wendy said her mother sells sweets and cigarettes late at night to raise money to pay rent.

He used to give us small amounts – Wendy Waeni’s mother says about manager

While speaking on the Chipukeezy show on Ebru TV after the allegations came out, Joe clarified that the only trip he accompanied Wendy for was to Rwanda following an invite from President Paul Kagame.

He further dismissed Wendy’s claims that she has not received a penny from her performances, posing “which parent in this world will allow his/her kid to be misused for not 1 month, not 1 year, but 5yrs?”

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Has Jaguar bought a plane to seat in his yard? Kenyans think so

Starehe MP Charles Kanyi aka Jaguar is a very popular man on social media today. The politician has left netizens surprised and impressed after he posted an image of a plane on his yard on his social media page.

Lulu Diva shows off engagement ring after claiming she is dating Jaguar

In the picture, the relic of a plane is positioned behind Jaguar as he sits reading a newspaper. Recently, the KAA had put many planes that were being auctioned at throw-away prices, some for as low as Ksh.1200,000. The plane in what Kenyans presume to be his home is a 5H-SKT which was among the cheapest in the list released by KAA early this month.

Jaguar Range rover
Jaguar with his Range Rover

Jaguar might have paid a clean Ksh 120,000 for the 5H-SK with Kenyans presuming that the plane is now a decoration his fancy house. The reaction by many of his followers was a mixture of surprise and awe as it is presumed that the musician might have bought the dusty decrepit plane just to seat.

Mheshimiwa Jaguar
Mheshimiwa Jaguar in a file photo

Some of the comments are below;

samuel_bronny Sitting there comfortable badala ufanyie kazi watu WA starehe
freaky_danson Yani ulinunua zile ndege za Wilson bro…😂😂😀😀
nojanoja_ Unafufua jet?
robertgathura I know how to repair aeroplanes. I even repaired za 2nd world war
mumyty1 Morning mhesh wetu🙌
joelomwoyo4 Looks so nice!

If Jaguar has indeed bought the ‘bonoko’ plane then he is a doer and not a talker. Last year, Ringtone had gone on a sightseeing mission to look for planes and helicopters to buy at Wilson Airport.

Ringtone with the helicopter
Ringtone with the helicopter

As of today we still haven’t seen his airplane despite the controversial musician’s assertions that it wasn’t a publicity stunt. So what gives, Ringtone?

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Waititu moans about Matiang’i, Kamanda to Ruto and group (video)

Ferdinand Waititu had a month of July that he would most likely want to forget.

The governor was arrested by the DCI during that month and was also forced to stay in remand for a period that most ‘honourable’ people are not accustomed to.

Waititu denies charges in Sh588m illegal tender case

The man has been able to have a more quiet existence since then although he has been barred from accessing his governor’s office to discharge his duties because of corruption charges.

Waititu being arrested
Waititu being arrested

Yesterday the governor showed a side of himself that the normally loud and brash politician rarely ever does. In a video that has widely circulated, Mr. Waititu is seen raising complaints about Interior CS, Fred Matiang’i and Maina Kamanda.

He does so in the presence of Deputy President William Ruto, Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka and Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.

Waititu in the docks
Waititu in the docks in a file photo

The group was having discussions at the sidelines of the commemoration of the 41st anniversary of Kenya’s first President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s death, at his mausoleum along Parliament Road.

Waititu finally completes dowry payment for wife after 30 years

“Wale watu wananilemea ni huyu (pointing at Kamanda) na Matiang’i. Kwa sababu Matiang’i na Nyoro walienda shule pamoja na nyinyi. Lakini mimi ni mtu wa mungu (The people who have been bothering me is Kamanda and Matiang’i. Matiang’i and Nyoro went to the same school and have a history),” Waititu was heard saying.

Ruto with Kamanda
Ruto with Kamanda outside parliament

DP Ruto and the assembled group broke out in laughter and shied away from making a response.

The hilarious clip made the rounds on social media with many Kenyans noting that leaders who could be political enemies at disparate times, were speaking so casually, a sad facet of the way politics really is.

Watch the clip below;

The Kiambu County boss has been battling allegations of corruption, which he claimed were meant to malign him.

During a past Sunday service, the embattled governor alleged that his association with Ruto had also attracted some of the problems he is facing.

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Rich kid Anerlisa begs Uhuru to help her billionaire parents

Anerlisa Muigai’s world is in the throes of distress. The cause of the normally bubbly Keroche heiress’ emotional state is the news that her parents are been investigated for tax evasion by the government.

This state has forced the Nero Water CEO to appeal to a helping hand and none other than from the main man himself, President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Has she worn pampers!? Anerlisa shamed for ‘weight’ gain

Anerlisa’s appeal came moments after Ms Karanja and her husband, Joseph Karanja, were arrested on Thursday afternoon. DCI officers nabbed the couple, together with the company’s board members, at the gate of their factory in Naivasha.

Anerlisa's parents
Anerlisa’s parents

Miss Muigai penned her message to the president asking him to protect her family as they are entrepreneurs.

Her message is below;

Dear Our President (Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta)

I am writing in regards to our local entrepreneurs. I am humbly requesting you to intervene and help/protect us all in businesses. We chose you as our President. Every day our local entrepreneurs are being fought. We trust and believe that you will do something about it. Thank You. #BuyKenya #BuildKenya #

Anerlisa seating with her mother
Anerlisa seating with her mother

The message was met with mixed reactions from her followers with some telling her that it was karma for those who voted for Uhuru’s government at the polls. They told her to pray that her parents should pay their fair share of taxes as Kenyans are doing themselves.

Others urged her to stand strong and bemoaned the fact that the ‘greedy’ government was going for entrepreneurs.

Funny thing is I don’t think Anerlisa will have much help from the Head-of-State.

Uhuru in Jamaica
Uhuru Kenyatta in a file photo

My reason being that the government has embarked on a campaign to not only deal with corruption but also target tax evaders.

This week, the CBK revealed that Ksh. 25 billion had been deposited in banks by Kenyans after it warned that hiding untaxed money in their homes.

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‘Illegal’ s3x trade booming with apps and brothels the order of the day

Not long ago at a dingy brothel behind a sports bar on River Road, you could hear a church choir two storeys above and the pastor preaching against adultery.

Today, that third-floor church is now a VIP brothel, an extension of the low-class house of pleasure that remains on the first floor.

Churchgoers complained, especially those with children who were exposed to skimpily clad women displaying their wares. The church moved. The s3x trade took over.

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This is just one example of prostitution thriving today. And how do the Johns find the ladies? And vice versa.

As always, word of mouth. But increasingly, the world’s oldest profession is going digital. You can find a date through an app or a website. Or she can find you. Madams’ black blooks are now folders in their computers

Pity the old-fashioned sex workers, who don’t know how to make the best of their smartphone or God-given gifts. Or are too unimaginative to figure out how to pay a man to make a website for them.

Though sex work is illegal in Kenya, business has never been better, whether on the streets or through online connections to dingy brothels, high-class clubs or hotels.
‘Dating’ apps have made it easy for sex workers and customers to find each other. Many sex workers have accounts on different sites. Devolution has also been a boon to them.

Some women do it out of poverty, campus-age girls are lured by easy money, while jobless women and children are trafficked into it. Despite the challenges faced, many end up addicted to the flesh trade, as one former sex worker put it.

Married women resorting to prostitution to provide for their families

“Although I was rained on, cheated, arrested and beaten by fellow sex workers, one day I’ll go back. Prostitution is like witchcraft, you can’t stop it once it’s in your blood,” said, Monicah* (not her real name), 31.
INSIDE CITY BROTHELS

At 3pm on a Wednesday, I posed as a sex worker at several brothels, accompanied by a male friend. I had to pay the madams Sh50 and up, and buy them at least two drinks to allow me to operate.

I wore a maroon, high-neck blouse (men will reach inside a low-cut blouse), black jeans, rubber shoes, a blond wig and gold-coloured sling bag.

Visitors are greeted by dim, flickering lights, loud Ohangla music and posters of popular strippers and footballers.

At one River Road brothel, sex workers hang out and leer at potential clients.

“Hi. I like you, can I have a shot for Sh200?” Steve, a Kasarani landlord, asked me. I said Sh500. He said no way.

An officer at Lang’ata barracks said he fell head over heels in love with me, kissing and groping me.

“Can I marry you for a day? Save your contact as John on my phone so my wife won’t know I’m cheating,” he said.

“Meet me at the barracks on Saturday afternoon. I’ll pay for your taxi and buy you as much alcohol as you can take.”

I declined. In that one brothel, I got offers from 13 men before I left for the next house of ill-repute.

At a brothel in Nairobi’s Kilimani area, things were different. To enrol as an escort, there were tough conditions. (Of course, I changed my clothes.)

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Akothee demands chopper from Wilson to Carnivore for Luo Festival!

Akothee is one of the few musicians that can get Kenyans talking and not only for her music-making but for her style and wit.

The woman whose nickname ‘Madam Boss’ has done something that shows that that name defines a facet of who she is.

Jalang’o gave us a glimpse of what dealing with the musician could be like in an Instagram post.

He wrote,

I could not confirm Akothee for Luo Festival because of alot of things but that was until yesterday when we met and she agreed that she will be performing! To have Akothee for your show is not easy and even her coming for Luo festival is almost impossible!

Akothee
Akothee

According to the comic, the musician had not only asked for a performance fee, but she also made some outrageous demands before agreeing to perform at the event scheduled for August 31, 2019, at Carnivore grounds.

The most expensive things owned by Akothee

Some of the 5 requirements that the Madam Boss had for the organisers in order for her to perform are below;

1. Logistics – Apart from your security she has her own security who must ensure that everything is fine…that is 10 security team! 5 men 5 women!
2. Akothee flies to Luo FESTIVAL from Wilson to Carnivore! Don’t forget that Wilson and Carnivore share fences! Helicopter costs 200k from Wilson to Carnivore!

Akothee in a multi-coloured top
The mother of 5 posing

3. She has her own backstage…changing room four full length mirrors, 4 lounge seats , 5 cases of still water , 5 cases of sparkling water, 40 white towels, private bathroom and toilet, private live Kitchen and private chef, assorted juices of different flavours that must be Orchid Valley , 10 flower bouquets, a massage table and 4 private assistants!
4. Since the show ends in the night you must organise a limousine to take her to her hotel since when she is performing she doesn’t stay at home but prefers the privacy of presidential suite!
5. Her performance fee is a story for another day!

Akothee
Madam Boss in yellow

While Akothee did not confirm or deny the reported demands, she reposted Jalang’o’s post and used it to take a dig at MCSK.

If her demands are indeed true and not just for great publicity then Kenyans are starting to catch up with the crazy demands that foreign artistes also make.

You don’t do light-skin men?! Akothee’s daughter Rue Baby criticised

Slayer once requested 50,000 live bees and 100 snow-white goats for slaughter. A photo of the list shows that they demanded “50,000 live bees for Dave” and “100 snow-white goats for slaughter.”

Britney Spears requested a picture of Princess Diana-The pop star apparently is inspired by Princess Diana because she reportedly keeps a picture of her in her rider, according to The Fix.

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Maina Kageni speaks to Nameless and King Kaka about MCSK controversy

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. 

Wahu in the arms of her husband, Nameless
Wahu in the arms of her husband, Nameless

Maina asked if it was fair that established musicians were being paid the same amount as artistes no one knew about.

He replied,

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.

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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.

King Kaka
King Kaka

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.

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Do you agree that 1 in 3 Kenyan women go on dates just for FREE FOOD?-Poll

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;

On Facebook;

On Twitter;

 

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‘He tries to be like Michael Jackson!’ MCA Tricky compliments Diamond (Exclusive)

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.

MCA Tricky posing
MCA Tricky calendar tour

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.

MCA Tricky in front of a crowd
MCA Tricky in front of an audience

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.

Diamond posing with Tanasha
Diamond posing with Tanasha

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.

Zari says Diamond has not seen his kids for 9 months!

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.

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NTV anchor Doreen Majala buys expensive Mercedes Benz

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.

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The anchor shared her news on her Instagram stories. She showed the sleek new ride that has an estimated price of KSh 3 million.

Doreen Majala
Doreen Majala’s new car.Courtesy/Urbannews254

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 Majala
Doreen Majala with her ex, 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 Majala
Miss Majala

Doreen joins the club of Kenyan celebs who own expensive Mercedes-Benz C-Class like Jaguar, Daddy Owen, and Otile Brown.

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I am smarter than 99% of graduates – Huddah Monroe declares

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.

Huddah Monroe
The socialite posing

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.

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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.

Huddah Monroe
The socialite posing

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.

Huddah Monroe screenshots/Urbannews254
Huddah Monroe screenshots/Urbannews254

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.

Huddah Monroe screenshots/Urbannews254
Huddah Monroe screenshots/Urbannews254

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.

Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner

Remember that socialite Kylie Jenner has never been to college but as of this year, she is the youngest billionaire (in dollar) terms ever!

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