Gay activist Makena Njeri speaks on why she left cushy BBC job

Former BBC journalist Makena Njeri has revealed the reason she left BBC. Makena worked at BBC for three years before she publicly announced that she had quit.

Through her social media platforms, Makena said the media house had built her as a journalist and challenged her to think differently as she talked to her global audience.

While at BBC, Makena said she achieved great excellence while engaging the audience in different platforms.

“This beautiful journey made me achieve great excellence doing stories that constantly hit the millions when it came to audience engagement on different platforms. I worked on a program BBC What’s New that inspires the youth in Africa to reach for the stars and everything is possible through the stories we told.

Michelle Ntalami reacts to Makena Njeri being cyberbullied over LGBTQ

We got nominated for the Emmys in 2019 such a great milestone for me as a journalist on the team.”

“Every beautiful story has a beginning and a powerful ending. This has been my journey working at the Beeb for the last three years! I have been built as a journalist in a way I never imagined. Challenged to think different and talk to a global audience in every story I reported on.”

Speaking during an interview with Massawe Japanni on Radio Jambo, Makena said she had done all she needed to do at the international media house.

“It was my dream to work at BBC and eventually I got the opportunity. After three years, I realised I had done everything that I needed to do. There was nothing else I was doing differently in the media. There was no growth. I always do something that makes me grow.

She said there is no bad blood between her and her former employers.

“My relationship with the company is still good and I might go back. It depends.”

Makena is currently running her organisation ‘BeingBold’.

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Mariah Carey leaves Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation after explosive meeting

Legendary R&B star Mariah Carey has allegedly parted ways with rapper Jay-Z’s management company Roc Nation. And the craziest part about it is the rumour that the split between the two also happened after a huge row between them at a recent meeting.

According to The Sun, Jay and Mariah had a disagreement on the future of her career, leading to her decision to end her time with Jay Z’s outfit.

“Mariah and Jay had an explosive meeting which did not go well at all,” a source close to the situation told the Sun. “She has made it clear she wants nothing more to do with him and has called it quits with Roc Nation. She will formally depart in the next few weeks.”

“It is a shame because they had done some great work in the last few years,” the source added. “But this meeting couldn’t have gone much worse. Mariah has been talking to other managers and thinks she has found someone who she feels has full belief in her as she takes her next steps.”

Mariah joined up with Jay in 2017, and had a good working relationship until the disastrous meeting. The RnB great is said to be working on “a heavily R&B-influenced album” and a tour for 2021.

 

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Haven’t been able to sleep! Xtian Dela says after cyber-bullying due to LGBT stance

Many Kenyans online have a known record of being cyberbullies, something that controversial blogger and social media influencer Xtian Dela has suffered from this past week.

Xtian has been under the cosh after his comments on Monday where he announced his support for LGBTQ issues as he revealed his manifesto for the Westlands constituency seat.

It has gotten so bad that the formidable and take-no-prisoners Dela has had to speak on the issue on his popular Twitter handle.

He said that the hurtful reactions had had a detrimental effect on his sleep.

“Been getting hate comments, calls, emails, DMs, calls, and texts all day because of my LGBT stand. The INSULTS, HATE and BILE are just too much. Haven’t been able to even sleep. The CYBER BULLYING I’m receiving is EXTREME. Too much hate for LGBT,” tweeted Xtian Dela.

On Monday, Mr. Dela announced that the LGBT community will be his first priority if he clinches the Westlands Parliamentary seat in 2022.

“Let’s be REAL…Most young people in Kenya are part of the LGBTQI community! You and I both have very amazing gay friends and we have NO issue about it!! It’s high time as Kenyans we accepted this fact and legislated laws that PROTECT them instead of criminalizing and insulting them!!..If we have no issue with them personally, why don’t we PROTECT them PUBLICLY & constitutionally?!?” wrote Xtian Dela.

He added;

“People should be FREE to love who they WANT in private and public! Love is love and it’s high time KENYA embraced that!!If we believe we are created equal, the love we show each other MUST also be equal. No Cap!!…Why live like a THUG in hiding Just because of LOVE?!…It’s high time EVERYONE had a voice!!….My LGBTQI friends who ain’t in WESTLANDS, Change your vote to Westlands and let your VOICE finally be heard by voting for me as Westlands MP!! Time to make laws that benefit EVERYONE!!”

Dela isn’t the only prominent celeb to take up the LGBTQ cause. Former BBC journalist and Tahidi High actress Makena Njeri has also started her own foundation to help push and fight for LGBTQ issues.

Makena is all in and even went as far as coming out of the closet to reveal that she was gay.

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Eric Omondi defends Betty Kyallo and himself from claims he conned Kenyans

Comedian Eric Omondi has defended the Big Quiz show that he hosts alongside TV queen Betty Kyallo. In an exclusive interview with Mpasho’s Kalondu Musyimi, Eric said that they do not owe the winners of the game any money since they are only employees.

Eric Omondi in his new outfits
Eric Omondi in his new outfits

“That show does not belong to Eric Omondi and Betty Kyallo. And anyone who has to be paid is paid by Big Quiz Limited. We are hosts, Betty and I were contracted to host the show. There is a confusion, nimeona people are saying Betty and Eric scammed Kenyans of millions. We are employees, we have not chickened out, all our phones are on,” Mr. Omondi said.

He responded to these claims after some anonymous Kenyans reached out to blogger Edgar Obare, accusing Betty and Eric of being cons.

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Some of the winners of the Big Quiz show alleged that they had not received the millions of payments promised on the game.

The show has since been halted, but Eric said that it will be back in no time. “Itarudi tu, it had some technical issues. the show is live, people are playing live. It will be back sooner than you think,” he said.

In the interview, Kalondu Musyimi also asked the comedian if he had recovered his pairs of boxers that Shakilla had taken during the shooting of Wife Material Season 1 show.

“She stole my boxers. She said it has my warmth and her warmth. Boxer yenye Shakila amevaa na hajafua, naweza buy ata 300k. They are expensive because mimi na Shakilla tumeivaa.”

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Disgraced Piers Morgan says “Good Morning Britain” show want him back

TV presenter Piers Morgan was the villain in March after his controversial comments on Good Morning Britain after the hard-hitting Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

The backlash resulted in the popular TV host resigning from the show amid a clamour for him to be fired. But it seems that his fortunes might be changing according to The Sun, who spoke to the journalist.


The former CNN host confirmed that ITV had reached out to him to offer his job back. “They reached out – there have been approaches. Never say never,” he’s reported to have said.

And why would Good Morning Britain want controversial media personality back?

The change of heart by the station is reported to be because of a huge fall in ratings due to fans deserting the show after Piers left.

Why Piers Morgan left Good Morning Britain and what next for controversial host

Mr. Morgan left ITV in March after spending 6 years at the station with ITV announcing that Ofcom was looking into his remarks after receiving 41,000 complaints.

He had said earlier that he “did not believe a thing”, the duchess said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

“Who did you go to? What did they say to you? I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said. I would not believe it if she read me a weather report,” Morgan said. Alongside official complaints and direct backlash on social media, there were several charities that also spoke out about Piers’s comments against mental health.


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No! Saumu Mbuvi to fan who asked if baby daddy Anwar is supporting their daughter

Saumu Mbuvi says her baby daddy Senator Anwar Loitiptip does not support the child they sired together. In a Q&A on Instagram, a fan asked; “Does Anwar support his kids?”

Saumu responded with a resounding NO.

Saumu Mbuvi screenshot
Saumu Mbuvi screenshot

Saumu broke up with the Lamu Senator over domestic violence allegations earlier this year.  “Nearly killed me. These are the things he did to me. He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

Sonko with his daughter Saumu
Sonko with his daughter Saumu

Two months after breaking up with the businesswoman, Anwar married Saumu’s former friend, Aeedah Bambi. In a past interview, Saumu revealed that she went through a tough time while in a relationship with the senator.

“I think the main problem is that I never give myself time to heal. Relationships were my number one goal I always wanted to be in a relationship but right now am taking my time. right now I am focusing on my kids and my career. I am on a 90 day fast and I hope God will send someone.”

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Despite being on good terms with her first baby daddy, Ben Gatu, Saumu also accused him of being violent towards her.

“There was violence when I was with Ben Gatu. I first shared it with my friends and when it became too much, I ran to my father and asked for forgiveness because I did not listen to him,” she told Massawe Jappani.

Saumu with her first baby daddy, Gatu
Saumu with her first baby daddy, Gatu in the past

They had dated for 9 months before she got pregnant with her firstborn.

 

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“I made my first million before 25 and I didn’t know what to do with it!” Kate Actress

Catherine Kamau aka Kate Actress spoke candidly on her YouTube channel this past week. The mother of two gave the reason why she decided to quit college and one can fully understand it.

Simply put-Money. She said that her first deal not only blew her off her feet but also confused her, saying,

“I quit college after I got a role in acting mother-in-law. I got my first paycheck and I could afford to buy my son stuff comfortably, so I decided not to continue with school. I got swallowed into the party life and ditched college. My mum could not allow it so she told me to move out.”

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She also explained that she made her first million at 25 years but funny thing is that she didn’t have the faintest clue how to use it.

“I never thought I would make a million before 25 but when I landed my first deal it was worth more than that. I did not know what to do with the cash, I would go and just put my atm card just to make sure the money was really there.”

And that wasn’t the worst of it, she also wasn’t listening to any advice about how to use it, even though her mom tried to. Sadly, she ran out of cash.

“My mum was trying to advise me, I would listen but I still wanted to spoil my child eventually the cash ran out and that’s when I started becoming serious, luckily for me they had only paid me 50%.”

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Kwani ni Mad Max? KANU era billionaire pimped his car with spikes to ward off attackers.

Even billionaires suffer. The appropriate phrase for this can be summed up in the saying, the rich also cry. This is something most of us “average” people will never experience. Repeating the oft-asked question which would you rather. Rich and miserable or poor and joyous? is that even a good question? Meh!

A KANU era politician is having heaps of misery, especially in his waning years. Jackson Kibor a billionaire, stunned Eldoret residents after he mounted deadly spikes on his private vehicle. Kibor made the move as a measure to ward off invaders of his vast land.

Jackson Kibor
Jackson Kibor.Photo credit: the star

According to a report by the Standard on Saturday, December 30, the 83-year-old tycoon mounted four 30 centimeter spikes to the grill at the front of his vehicle with the intention of plowing down anyone caught trespassing on his land.

Jackson Kibor car
Jackson Kibor.Photo credit: the standard

 

Jackson Kibor said:

“The spikes will be used to scare away those who have been causing me sleepless nights. Right now I am old and I cannot run after them. This is a cautionary measure because my firearm was taken away by police ( after an altercation involving his sons), These will be the perfect weapons to take on my tormentors plow my fields in the dark. This is their medicine. I will only drive my car to the shamba and not on the highway as many people want to think.”

This deadly move spurned police into action as Eldoret West OCPD Samuell Mutunga dispatched police to go and dismantle Kibor’s spikes. Uasin Gishu’s County Commissioner Abdi Hassan also said Kibor’s move was not allowed and that such modifications to a car required permission from the National Transport and Safety Authority. He said:

“If his firearm was taken, he should have sought our guidance and protection. We are here for everyone and putting metal bars on his car is not ideal.”

The deadly spikes resemble those from a Hollywood mega-hit released a few years back. Take a look at the car below:

Mad Max car
Mad Max car. photo credit: steam

What do you think?

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3 million to be checked! NTSA to inspect cars 4 years and older

The National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) has started inspecting vehicles that are more than four years old in a move that spells trouble for motorists.

The years are calculated from the date of manufacture.

This means the National Transport and Safety Authority will inspect almost all vehicles on the roads. There are more than 3.2 million vehicles on Kenyan roads.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said NTSA had on May 10 started to enforce the Traffic Act on the inspection of vehicles.

Director of Administration at the ministry Paul Famba issued a memo to all heads of departments saying NTSA will enforce Section 16 (2) of the Traffic Act that requires inspection of every vehicle above four years from the date of manufacture regardless of ownership.

“The Act specifically provides that every vehicle more than four years old from the recorded date of manufacture shall be subjected to inspection by the motor vehicle inspection unit,” he said in the memo dated May 10.

NTSA had written to the ministry seeking help to enforce the section of the law that was put in place in 2019.

“This is therefore to ask you to urgently arrange to have your vehicles inspected,” Famba said in the memo issued on behalf of Kibicho.

The move is likely to cause more trouble for motorists as there are limited number of approved inspection centres in the country.

Some motorists say authorities may use this rule to harass and extort money from them.

NTSA said the owner of a vehicle which is required to be inspected shall, before the inspection is carried out, pay to a licensing officer the fee prescribed, therefore.

NTSA had said the move was part of efforts to curb road carnage.

According to NTSA, a motorcycle costs Sh1,300, three-wheelers and vehicles up to 3000cc Sh2,600, vehicles over 3000cc Sh3,900, trailers up to five tonnes Sh4,000, trailers over five tonnes and heavy commercial vehicles Sh4,600.

Booking for inspection will be done online through the NTSA account.

The authority said vehicles involved in an accident may be subjected to a motor vehicle inspection test.

Vehicles, which undergo any changes in the length, height, width, maximum payload, colour, engine swap, and other major structural or mechanical changes shall be subject to a modification inspection.

Commercial, public service, driving school vehicles, and school buses shall undergo a preregistration inspection and an annual periodic vehicle inspection thereafter.

The new rules also require vehicles to be inspected for safety requirements in accordance with Kenya Standard 1515 and any other standard adopted by the Kenya Bureau of Standards from time to time and any other relevant legislation.

All salvage vehicles will also be subjected to inspection after repairs and an annual periodic inspection thereafter.

A person interested in becoming a vehicle inspector will make an application to the NTSA.

The authority shall licence privately-owned vehicle inspection centres to conduct tests on its behalf.

NTSA will also only issue a privately-owned vehicle inspection centre licence to the applicant if it is satisfied that the proposed centre meets the space and equipment required and is not engaged in the business of repairing vehicles at the inspection centre.

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Maina and King’ang’i: Do you date for love or survival?

The Classic 105’s morning conversation was about women who just can’t be with a man who has no money.  But what does love have to do with it?

A listener tweeted;

“There are those men we date for love and those we date for money and all of them know their place.”

Alice who has been in marriage for years called to give her experinece

“I got married for love some eight years ago and the ninth year it didn’t work out. If I’m going to get married agin, I’ll go for money because their shenanigans are the same. I’ve learnt a great lesson. Lets deal with their BS when someone is taking care of me properly.”

Adding;

“It is the same way gentlemen want to look for some nice chest and nice behind, lets look for someone with money”

I have a man at home, in the office and that ex you can never forget – Woman tells Maina

Betty, a caller, said “Without money, there’s no future, there’s no love. I’d rather date an old guy with money than a young one with nothing and I’ll make my future bright.”

A gentleman called to give his experience of how his lovelife changed when he started getting money

“There’s this lady I was dating and we sired a child, at the time I was a watchman. She didn’t even want me to see the child, when I got a better job, I was taken to the children’s court.

We solved out of the court, she got remorseful and apologized, We are now together and I got a second child with her.”

Another gentleman said

“Even marriage is a transactions that’s why you are given a license.  We know women are with us because of money but we turn a blind eye. It is a simple transaction. She is there cause of your money.”

I am richer than Akothee! Ringtone responds after Forbes releases list of Africa’s richest musicians

“Zoea mawe” singer Ringtone has reacted to a list that has been floating online this morning about the richest musicians in Africa.

The list had some well-known names from the scene but had notable absentees like Diamond Platnumz (which has me doubting the veracity of the list) and our very own Ringtone, something that has him in a tizzy.

The gospel musician has decided to correct the wrongs of the list curated by Forbes in a recent Instagram post. In his own list, the controversial singer ranked musicians from East Africa, writing,

1) RINGTONE 🇰🇪 (5 houses Muthaiga, Karen and Kilimani, ranch in naivasha, beach house in mombasa, beach home in Malindi and 3 four star hotels. He owns apartments all over Nairobi, helicopter a Yacht etc. He is into wheat farming, avocado farming and has over 150 cows, 200 goats and 100 sheeps. 👏👏👏👏

2) Diamond platinum 🇹🇿( 2 houses in Dar n shares in wasafi TV n radio.

3) Akothee (mama miradi) 3 houses in mombasa and Nyanza and an apartment in Nairobi.

4) Eddy kendo Uganda 🇺🇬 (1 house in kampala).

5) Jose Chameleon 🇺🇬 (1 house in Kampala).

FORBES LIST 2021”

But Ringtone is a well-known troll and was instantly lampooned by fans and followers alike. The fans hilariously reacted to his list, claiming that if he was rich, he would have appeared in the Forbes rich list; which of course, he didn’t.

Some of the comments are below;

U r another version of embarambamba …

Leo kizungu umeandikiwa ata ukitudanganya apoko 😂😂😂

Richest in clout chasing 😂😂😂😂😂

Ata tukigoogle huonekani 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂Zidi kujisifu

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Video emerges of a boasting Justina Syokau setting standards for the men she dates

Justina Syokau, the “Twendi Twendi” star is suffering at the moment, so much so that she has appealed for help from Kenyans.

Justina divulged that she had been down with illness since January 2021 and was in dire financial straits such that she cannot even sustain herself.

She revealed this information in an interview with Hiram Kamuhunji explaining that the said illness had wiped all her savings.

She said that things had gotten so bad that she couldn’t even pay rent. In the video interview, one can see a weeping Syokau wondering what would happen to her son if help didn’t come soon.

She added that everyone ditched her when she became sick, fearing she would infect them. While many might want to help her, some other curious Kenyans went into the archives unearthing an old video of Syokau being interviewed by Chris Da Bass.

In the video, Justina had some choice words about the type of man she would settle with in the future saying that she would never associate with them. She also boasted about her investments and companies, saying that she could never start from the bottom with anyone and would only deal with able people.

”Right now I cannot start from the bottom with anyone. That is because I have invested a lot. I have invested not only in music but also I have a company, I have tents, I have PAs, and have also built some house here in Nairobi,” the singer said.

Some Kenyans who commented on the old video noted that she might be getting her karma for her earlier utterances.

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Had just had a miscarriage and were both jobless! TRHK Actress Njambi recounts 2018

The Real Househelps of Kawangware (TRHK) actress Njambi is arguably the most popular actress from the now-defunct show.

The mother of 2 has over the years given Kenyans updates on her life, with the thespian being an open book to them.  She does this by giving out anecdotes that show that celebs lives have a lot in common with the average Kenyan.

And this story is a reminder of just how relatable she is. Njambi recently revealed that 2018 was her worst year, unbeknownst to many.

She said that while many people might be frustrated with 2020 and 2021, she went through a lot three years ago, sharing an old photo with her baby daddy, saying while they seemed happy, they had just lost a child and were jobless. “Don’t see us smiling in this photo. We just had a miscarriage and were both jobless. We had not paid several months’ rent plus the househelp,” she wrote.

She added that they got some reprieve after making KSh 50,000, but the amount was depleted within a month. “We struggled. We cried and fought. I will tell you my story,” wrote the actress.

2018 must have been the worst year for Njeri because in a past message last year, she spoke in detail when she spoke of her miscarriage. “This song gets to me, I discovered this song last year. (It means need me by Ciciworldwide). I was lost, I was angry, I was going insane. Felt like when I lost it my whole life ended literally,” Njambi said in an admission last year.

She was lost, angry, hopeless and had no drive to continue living. All Njambi could do was weep uncontrollably as she replayed the tragic occurrence.

“I lost myself, I lost my mind and I lost everything… I tear up every time I listen to this song….. Last year I was really broken,” the actress added. The TRHK star admitted she felt like she had gone insane and nothing mattered anymore.

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So fast! Bill Gates transfers Sh256 billion worth of stock to Melinda

Just a few days after the announcement that they would be getting a divorce, Bill Gates has transferred $2.4 billion (256 billion shillings) worth of stocks to Melinda Gates, according to SEC filings.

Going through the filings, Bill used his holding company Cascade Investment, to transfer a 4.7% stake of Mexican soft-drink bottler Coca-Cola Femsa, a 6.7% stake of Mexican broadcasting network Televisa, a 1.9% stake of Canada National Railway, and a 3.7% stake of U.S. automotive retailer AutoNation to Melinda.

According to a report by Business Insider, Melinda’s new shares in Coca-Cola Femsa and Televisa now make her among the top shareholders of two of Mexico’s largest companies.

Women are schemers! King’ang’i says as Kenyans debate Bill and Melinda Gates divorce

Since the couple didn’t have a prenuptial agreement, they are using a separation contract to divide their assets according to a report disclosed by TMZ.

“This marriage is irretrievably broken,” Melinda wrote in her request for a divorce. “We ask the court to dissolve our marriage and find that our marital community ended on the date stated in our separation contract.”

The two, who share three children together, announced their divorce on Monday, following 27 years of marriage. Just two years ago, the richest man in the world, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott got divorced.

After their divorce, MacKenzie became the third wealthiest woman in the world at the time, with a net worth of $35 billion(3.5 trillion shillings).

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The probable reason Diamond was treated like a hero by a doting Zari last week!

Diamond Platnumz’s is in the news at the moment after his unexpected visit to South Africa where he met Zari Hassan, the mother of his first two children.

The singer was welcomed like a hero by Zari as he stepped into her plush mansion. He was warmly welcomed by Zari and his two kids Princess Tiffah and Prince Nillan, who rushed to hug him after arriving at their home.

Diamond-Tiffah-and-Zari
Diamond-Tiffah-and-Zari in the past

Diamond, who was in the company of three others, had a special time with his kids and even watched a cartoon program on TV before having a meal, which Zari prepared.

A person who wasn’t familiar with their past would be forgiven for thinking that the two were still together, with Zarinah doing the most to make the Tanzanian feel at home. And that’s the rub.

A little history first…

The two had a storybook romance for close to 4 years but their marriage ended abruptly when Zari dumped Chibu over his multiple cheating infractions.

Zari, Diamond with their two kids in the past
Zari, Diamond with their two kids in the past

And to show how cold-blooded she was? She dumped him on Valentine’s Day in 2018. For 2 years after that, the former couple had a strained relationship that was characterized by a lot of mud-slinging on the part of Zari but Diamond rarely took the bait and stayed above the fray.

Last year, things took a turn for the better and the two mended their relationship for the kids’ sake. They are at such a good place in their co-parenting journey at the moment that one would be forgiven for thinking that they might still get back together.

And I can pinpoint a few reasons for Zari’s change of heart;

Firstly, Diamond’s wealth allows him to cash a lot of cheques for his bad behaviour and philandering. The singer is still minting money during a period when most businesses have contracted. A wealthy provider male will always be attractive to women, despite his flaws.

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Zarinah and Diamond in a file photo

Secondly, his relationship with Zari started mending the moment he became single. His time with 3rd baby mama Tanasha had just come to an end. This one is minor but it certainly made it easier for Chibu to re-engage with the Ugandan socialite.

Thirdly, Zarinah must have realised that in terms of eligible men, it doesn’t get any better than Diamond. The musician is in his own stratosphere, a man with who she can satisfy her hypergamy with.

Zari, Diamond with their two kids in the past
Zari, Diamond with their two kids in the past

Lastly, she did it for the kids. My hindbrain tells me no.

But what do I know…

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Kanye West Grammy-worn sneaker’s sell for record Sh190million shillings

Kanye West might not have the best mental and personal life, but that doesn’t mean that his pocket, fame and popularity are suffering any one bit!

The rapper broke a record this week when his ‘Grammy Worn’ 2008 Nike Air Yeezy sneakers sold for a whopping Sh190 Million at a private auction recently, setting a new world record for a pair of sneakers, Sotheby’s announced on Monday, April 26.


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And the buyer wasn’t an enthusiast but a sneaker investing platform called RARES, with the company paid the highest publicly recorded price for the pair. The US rapper’s sneakers were prototypes for a line developed by West and Mark Smith for Nike.

Kanye West’s latest shoe the Yeezy 450 sells out in under one minute

The sneakers made an appearance when during his performance at the 2008 Grammy Awards, Reuters reported. It seems that everything the music producer touches turns into gold.


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Just last week, Complex reported that Kanye West reportedly bagged a logo deal with Gap worth $970 million (KSh 105 billion). The rights for the new design were filed on April 9.

The US hip-hop superstar announced his 10-year-partnership with Gap in 2020 with the affiliate being called, Yeezy Gap. TMZ reported that the items under the franchise will include handbags, footwear and jackets.

This is on top of his highly successful partnership with Adidas, a deal that has already made him a dollar billionaire. The 43-year-old rapper turned fashion and athletic shoe mogul is now worth $6.6 billion, according to Bloomberg.


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The combined value of West’s Yeezy sneaker partnership with Adidas and his clothing line with the Gap is worth a combined $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion, according to a UBS report published in February.

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Harmonize issues statement after views for his song with Awilo drop mysteriously

With all the nonsense going on in the personal life of Konde Music Worldwide President Harmonize, we might have forgotten what made him famous in the first place – his music.

Is he still making it? Yes, he is. The man proved this weekend that he is still a force to reckon with in the entertainment business after releasing his highly-anticipated collabo with Awilo Longomba.


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While the song was always going to be a hit from the word go, there were some initial issues and eyebrows raised after the views upon release dropped from 900K to 700K.

In a statement seen by Classic105, Konde Boy asked his fans not to focus so much on YouTube views but instead enjoy the #Attitude Video.

“HELLOW KONDEGANG FC AND EVERBODY WHO SUPPORT MY MUSIC PUUZIA KILA MNACHOKIONA YOUTUBE DONT BLAME ANYONE ENJOY THE MUSIC PERIOD …!!!! #ATTITUDE I S S S A BLESSED SOUND OYAAA..!!! LINK PA BIO ft @awilolongomba & @h.baba_ 🐘” Wrote Harmonize.

The “Attitude” video dropped a total of 200K views (900K-700K) while the “Attitude” audio lost a total of 125K views from 642K to 517K within 24 hours.

The Attitude video had garnered 900K views within 20 hours before dropping. At the moment, the song has passed the 3 million mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bElhxzQweYQ&ab_channel=Harmonize

While many might wonder what was going on with the views, the attitude video still managed to garner 100K within 55 minutes while the audio managed to achieve the same milestone within 44 minutes.

The 100K views with 44 Minutes, broke Diamond’s record for his song “Waah” ft Koffi Olomide that clocked 100K views within 1 hour.

But as usual, Harmonize couldn’t win magnanimously and asked fans and followers to be mindful of the new record he has set in the music industry (East Africa).


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Kanye’s new deal with Gap reportedly worth over Sh105 Billion with new logo unveiled

Kanye West might be struggling in his personal life but his professional life is a dream. Why? Recent reports going around the interwebs claim that the rapper and entertainer has bagged a logo deal with Gap worth $970 million (KSh 105 billion).

The US Hip-Hop superstar announced his 10-year-partnership with Gap in 2020. Legal docs show the logo the rapper has locked in is exactly what he shared last year. The rights for the new design were filed on April 9.

According to the publication, Complex, the Yeezy logo is a spin on Gap’s traditional square navy blue emblem. The new official logo now says YZY.

GAP logo vs Yeezy logo
GAP logo vs Yeezy logo

The trademark papers also identify the items Kanye is expected to make through Yeezy Gap with TMZ reporting that the items include handbags, footwear and jackets among other things, with the collaboration expected to hit the stores later this year.

And while many a Kanye fan is excited about the collaboration itself, plenty of Twitter users aren’t sure about the logo. “Isn’t it literally just the Gap logo?” one asks, while another replied, “Some dude got paid to type YZY instead of GAP.”

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