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Diamond Platnumz deleting his son’s photos is an example of a bad father

Diamond Platnumz has deleted multiple photos of his son, Naseeb Junior whom he sired with Tanasha Donna. He only left only one photo on his Instagram page, an image that he put up in 2019 when the boy was born.

The reason why this move is very odd, is that the photos of the kids he got with both Zari Hassan and Hamisa Mobetto are still there in all their glory.

Diamond Platnumz with Zari and the kids
Diamond Platnumz with Zari and the kids

When asked about the move, the singer said that he was just on a random clean-up of his social media pages.

“Nimefuta posti nyingi sana, ata ukiona posti za wasani. Picha zangu nyingi pia nimezifuta. Nimependa sana za show,” he said.

The musician’s reason for deleting his last-born son’s photos is still suspect to me and many others with some wondering whether there was some bad blood brewing between him and Tanasha?

Get married! Fans tell Zari and Diamond as the two spend quality time together

It could be. Why? The undercurrents have been brewing since Diamond decided to visit Zarinah in South Africa in April.

First off, the singer spent an inordinate amount of time with the mother of his first two children, something he doesn’t do with both Hamisa and Tanasha.

Zarinah, Diamond, Mama Diamond, Nillan and Tiffah in the past
The couple with their tow kids, Nillan and Tiffah in the past

Secondly, Chibu and Zari looked so good together that many wondered whether they could be getting back together? And that’s not all, during this year’s Mother’s day, both Tanasha and Hamisa wished each other a happy Mother’s Day while conveniently ignoring Zari.

Diamond for his part played favourites again when he decided to name only Zari’s kids during this year’s Idd celebrations.

Zari Hassan with Diamond

 

We know that the singer speaks to his baby mamas privately and I think that what plays out in public is normally a manifestation of what is hidden.

I think that him deleting his sons’ photos might be a warning to Tanasha to toe the line.

My thoughts

Despite what might be happening between him and his baby mamas, I don’t think that Diamond should punish his kids. It is unnecessary and they become collateral damage for something that they have had no part in.

Diamond and Tanasha holding Naseeb Junior
Diamond and Tanasha holding Naseeb Junior in the past

At the end of the day, as a celebrity, his public indiscretions will affect his kids more than the average child. The bottom line, this is a poor example of fatherhood. Very poor…and Naseeb should not bear the brunt of it.

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Till death do us part! Milly WaJesus underscores marital vow with support for hubby Kabi

What Milly WaJesus is going through at the moment is anyone’s guess. But I do know that it is arguably her most stressful time as a married woman.

And of course, I am speaking about the bombshell her husband dropped yesterday that he had sired a child with his own cousin!

The news quickly became the trending topic on numerous social media platforms, with many Kenyans scandalised at the news that Kabi had carnal relations with his own cousin.

And many eagerly awaited for Milly’s response…What would she do? She acted quickly, coming out in support of the father of her only son, with a short and straightforward statement.

Not only did she have her man’s back, but also offered to help in raising the child. She wrote;

”Guys, as you can guess, this has not been easy. But you know, life is never easy. I understand that we all have a past. And sometimes that past is thought and hard to understand. But I am also a mother, and I know that every child needs love and support from the parents. As a mother, I will do all that is possible to assist my husband to support Abby, and to make sure that becomes integrated into our family.”

‘I’m Ready’ Milly WaJesus hints about baby number 2 to hubby Kabi

I must say that her support has amazed me, a re-affirmation her marriage vow, “Till death do us part”. Why? The sheer scale of the thing he did! It takes a special breed of person to sleep with their cousin, especially when most traditional African cultures consider it taboo.

Not only that, but the man also lied about his interactions with his cousin when she first accused him of siring her daughter. He knew that there was a statistical possibility that Abby might be his daughter but still acted like the innocent victim, accusing the mother of trying to tarnish his name.

And for those saying that Kabi was a kid when this happened, let me remind you that he was 23-years-old when Abby was born! That is a man and not a boy.

While his sleeping with his cousin is completely legal, it still leaves me with an icky feeling about the type of man behind the cheerful veneer.

His wife clearly knows him better than I and the public do and has seen something in him that warrants her support. Also, the Christian faith that he and his wife profess speaks of a God who has forgiven all our sins and Kabi is that-forgiven by his wife.

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Anerlisa’s relationship issues aren’t from a “lack of selfishness” but something more insidious

Anerlisa Muigai is an interesting study in the highs and lows that a well-heeled socialite goes through in her day-to-day life.

While most people would exchange their lives for hers in a heartbeat, what some wouldn’t count on is that her life is often full of disappointments-particularly in her relationships.

Not only has she dated some of the most handsome men on social media; from Ian Mugoya, Ben Kang’ang’i, to Don and now ex-husband Ben Pol.

2020 was an eventful year for Anerlisa, full of contrasts. Not only did she lose her younger sister Tecra in unfortunate circumstances, but she also got married to Tanzanian musician Ben pol soon afterward.

The marriage came as a shock, considering that she had lost her sister barely a month before. And from the word go the marriage was littered with rumours of infidelity and not seeing eye to eye by the two partners.

Anerlisa Muigai with Ben Pol
Anerlisa Muigai with Ben Pol

Not only that, the relationship looked like a long-distance marriage to keen observers making many wonder when (if ever) the two actually spent any time together.

And while the couple put a brave front in December with even Ben Pol releasing a love song with Anerlisa as his video vixen, that still wasn’t enough to save the marriage.

Early last month Ben filed for divorce in Tanzania with Miss Muigai hinting that she had acceded to his request later on in the month.

Anerlisa Muigai
Anerlisa Muigai

Now that she is a free woman, she has been making comments on her social media that hint at what might have been the cause of the demise of the relationship.

This week, the Nero Water CEO said that she is planning to become more selfish as a person. “The woman I am looking into becoming is a woman selfish with HERSELF, her FINANCES and her TIME.”

And that brings me to the gist of this article. I don’t think Anerlisa’s issue with men has been her giving nature. In fact, I think that is a positive in most genuine, reciprocal relationships.

Many times when you keep on having the same problem as Miss Muigai seems to have in her relationships with her revolving cast of men, one has to ask oneself the question? Who is the common denominator? Herself.

When I began this article I thought that I could wrap it up in a cute little bow but I now realise that her issues are too many to highlight of the top of my head.

I think her issues would best be dealt with by a trained therapist, but what do I know…

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Is there any value in listening to Lillian Muli’s passionate relationship advice?

Citizen TV anchor Lillian Muli can be described as an open book, a lady who wears her heart on her sleeve. The mother of two often uses her popular Instagram page to air her thoughts, feelings, and emotions on something that has touched her heart or mind.

That’s not all, the mother of 2 by two different men is well known for using her page to give young girls and ladies advice, especially in the area of relationships and personal growth.

Some of her most popular posts online have been about her infamous relationship with her second baby daddy, businessman Jared Nevaton the Shabana FC owner.

In her now-legendary post that she has since deleted, Lillian called out Jared for cheating and branded him a community husband.

…I feel I have always put everyone else before me – Lillian Muli admits to fans

The furious post was a reminder that Lillian doesn’t play around when it comes to her heart and will embarrass and call out anybody who tried to do so.

And Lillian still isn’t shy to talk about her past relationships as evidenced by the answers she gives fans when they ask her questions. This year, Lillian dropped another bombshell when she said her biggest regret was in dating a serial cheater.

Now comes my question? Does the advice Lillian dishes out to her female fans especially as far as relationships go have any value to them?

Yes, it does. And by a lot. While her relationships have ended up in failure that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t learnt enough to pass down to younger Kenyan girls.

The value in Lillian’s advice isn’t in necessarily getting her female fans great relationships but in them actually avoiding toxic, time-wasting ones.


Sometimes perfect is the enemy of good and Lillian’s past can show her fans that having a good peaceful relationship might be better than getting a “perfect” contentious relationship.

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Karen Nyamu’s father threatening to disown her was a shrewd and brilliant move

Controversial lawyer and aspiring politician Karen Nyamu recently revealed the repercussions that her much-publicized cheating scandal with Samidoh (the father of her second and youngest child) had wrought.

Karen explained that her father was enraged and embarrassed by her social media posts that he disowned her.

“My father was very angry with my reaction over the Samidoh issue. My furious father told me to drop his name, ‘Nyamu’, from my name as I was embarrassing him with the social media posts. I was saddened to see my father hurt over the issue,” she said in a recent interview.

Although they may have settled their issues, what Karen said about her father telling her to drop his name is troubling to me.

Here’s why

I don’t think that her sin was so egregious as to warrant that type of response from her dad. I do believe that there are things that might make a parent not want to deal with their child-Things like being a rapist, a child molester, a serial killer, a mass murderer, or being a terrorist.

Were a parent to disown their child over the reasons above, I could see where they were coming from. But Karen’s case for me isn’t that cut and dry.

What is interesting is that the sticking point for Karen’s father wasn’t her cheating per se, it was her constant posting about her affair partner after the fact.

At the time, the issue was still too close to Karen for her to see the damage she was causing herself and those around her-She was being ruled by her emotions, something her father could well see.

I don’t know if her father was serious in his threat but I think it might have been a last resort to reign in Karen’s more destructive tendencies. And the disowning threat was the gamble he took. The funny thing is I think it might have worked.

Karen’s account has been a tamer and more docile place the past month.

But what do I know…

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Why the tragic bullying case in SA school was much worse than normal cyber-bullying

Yesterday, I watched a video of an incident that happened at a South African school that really broke my heart. In the video,  a 15-year-old student from Mbilwi Secondary School is seen being confronted by two other teens in the video.

One of the girls signals to the other and then slaps Lufuno “countless” times. According to a police report, the girl was attacked last Monday after blocking her perpetrator on various social media sites for sending her threatening messages.

But that wasn’t the worst part. What transpired next is what saddened me and got me teary-eyed. Police spokesperson Brig. Motlafela Mojapelo said Lufuno “reportedly went home in the afternoon and, on arrival, locked herself in the room and consumed an overdose of tablets. She was apparently found by her mother lying unconscious and was taken to Siloam Hospital, where she was certified dead on arrival.”

 

Her attacker, also 15, was arrested Wednesday and, according to police, will be prosecuted using South Africa’s Child Justice Act.

It is rare in this day and age that a story can get me worked up and the reason is this: What this girl went through was worse than cyberbullying, a nightmare that she couldn’t get away from.

It was cyberbullying 2.0( a term I have coined myself), a harsher, sadder and more insidious form made more pernicious with the proliferation of social media.

It is two-fold.

First off, Lufuno was cyberbullied by her attacker online causing her to block her online, pain and suffering that she could discreetly hide away from the public glare.

But after the assault on her person by her assailant, her shame and embarrassment at the hands of the torturer would become public(the recorded video), with no place to hide and heal.

See in the past when bullying happened, it mostly ended at the physical location where one had been bullied. But today with social media, one’s shame can be relieved endlessly on loop and trigger a sort of PTSD for the victim.

So it now goes beyond the physical bullying at school and becomes a nightmare a victim can’t escape even if they were to relocate and leave the school behind.

Their bullying is online now and that will be a constant psychological reminder to them. How does a young impressionable girl come back from this? I don’t know.

I have more to say but I will leave it at that for now…

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The accuracy in the statement that there are no stingy men

Comedian Felix is one of the few comedians who can give a serious take concerning the social issues affecting the country. The man does it consistently and recently delivered one of his most brilliant takes on relationships.

In a recent back and forth, he stated that men aren’t stingy but just invest in women they see value in.

”There is no man who is stingy. There is nothing like a stingy man… Men will always spend when they see value, or they spend where there’s value… What value can he see on you to spend on you? Case closed.

Women together

This advice comes at a time when the prevailing trope among many female influencers is that men are stingy and that no woman should spend time with a man who doesn’t spend money on her.

Felix’s advice is not only accurate it is true and I say that as a man who has been in relationships and seen his brothers be in relationships.

And let me clarify what true worthwhile investment from a man in a woman is; It normally consists of himself, his time(non-s3xual), money and leadership-all can best be summed up as commitment.

Most men place women in two levels; women they will only have s3xual dalliances with and the ones they term as ‘wife material’.

The women who are termed as s3xual conquests aren’t seen as fit to invest in as they are there for the short term. The caveat here is that these women will get some of the men’s time and money but they will not get their precious non-s3xual timewomen(3)

‘Wife material’ women are given the best a man can give; Himself. This constitutes of his money, his time and leadership.

And the investment isn’t just limited to the areas I have mentioned, the man will most likely put his life on the line for the woman he has invested in.

This can be borne out with many celeb relationships where the male celeb will only sleep with many women but will never commit to them.

Their commitment only happens for the women they deem fit for purpose. Just look at Jay Z and Beyonce. Before he met Beyonce, the rapper was an undercover player with many women in different area codes.

But after her, he invested his everything into her and one can see how far they have come.

 

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Anerlisa’s advice to ladies about getting pregnant is nice but with one major CAVEAT!

Keroche Breweries heiress Anerlisa Muigai is one woman who has been born with a silver spoon, something she doesn’t deny.

Despite this, she has tried to parlay her wealth and fame into running her Nero Water Company as CEO. Other than her business exploits, Anerlisa normally sees the clout she has as an opportunity to dole out advice to young ladies and girls.

She recently offered more counsel to the fairer gender concerning an issue that is close to her heart-On the type of men that young women should get pregnant for.

In an Instagram post, she told her fans that a baby is a commitment that women should not be boxed into having by their partners if they are not ready.

She told women that they are better off being left by their partners because of their uncertainty on having a baby rather than being forced into it.

“Dear young girls, do not get kids with somebody you are not sure about. You can date, get engaged, etc, but kids? That’s a whole a** commitment. Rather your partner leaves you because you are not sure about having kids than be forced into it. That is just my opinion, others have different views,” she wrote.

Ben Pol speaks for the first time on rumoured marriage issues with Anerlisa

While I agree with Anerlisa’s general sentiment, I have a problem with her advice on getting engaged to a man that a woman doesn’t see herself getting a child for.

As Anerlisa said, women should not get kids for men they aren’t sure about. In fact, they shouldn’t get engaged to men they aren’t sure about.

How are you going to commit to a man for future marriage and you aren’t sure about him. By the time one is getting engaged, they should be sure and right about the man, having even gotten input from people they trust who have helped vet them.

Another problem I have with the advice is that it doesn’t take into account the effective use of one’s time. I think that women who want kids should only seriously date men who they can foresee having kids with after the first few dates.

Time is a woman (and a man’s) most precious resource, she shouldn’t waste it on men who aren’t worthy in the first place.

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The reason cheating husband Samidoh isn’t getting as much hate as Karen Nyamu

Karen Nyamu has been the punching bag this past week ever since she leaked her controversial video cheating with singer Samidoh.

The clip got Kenyans (who already have enough frustrations with Uhuru’s government) talking and they were big mad! What was odd about the backlash was that Samidoh seemed to get none of the heat from Kenyans.

And I wondered? Doesn’t it take two to tango? Didn’t Samidoh leave his marital bed, cheat on his wife and get a child with his mistress?

So why were Kenyans so harsh on Karen, while her partner in crime looked to be having a hall pass for his bad behaviour?

I think I might have the answer and there are a few possibilities.

One, While Kenyans were willing Karen and Samidoh might have apologized for their initial indiscretion, many are not willing to tolerate the continued rubbing of their faces with the fact.

We blame Karen Nyamu more! Kenyans say in vote over video scandal with Samidoh

Don’t you know that Kenyans are hypocrites? We love cheating but hate when our stars cheat. So Karen keeping the topic of her sleeping with a married man in our collective psyches is something that most Kenyans aren’t willing to accept.


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Two, that Nyamu’s behaviour is one where she is trying to cause more shame for Samidoh’s wife and their two kids. Most people will not take kindly to a woman who wants to break up a family, even if that family has a philandering man as the head.

In her trying to get Samidoh to recognize her and make her his second wife, she has alienated herself and made herself look like a villain.

And there is nothing as disgusting as a desperate woman who will not only destroy her own reputation but also go down with her baby daddy and his family in tow.

But what do I know…

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Lupita mocking Kenyans might be the smoking gun that validates Najib Balala

Lupita Nyong’o has been gallivanting across East Africa this past month. The curious thing about her visit to her homeland is how much effort and time she has put into making sure people know where she is and what she is doing.

This is unlike her previous visits to her homeland where she came and left like a spy, with many shocked that she had been in the country with nary a whisper.

What could have changed about the Oscar winner’s thought process and attitude? Could it be a little incident that occurred early this year, when Kenyans were up in arms about British supermodel Naomi Campbell becoming Kenya’s Tourism ambassador at the expense of our home-grown talent in Lupita?

I have a big suspicion that that might be the case. At the height of the backlash, Najib Balala the Tourism CS delivered a defense where he stated that it wasn’t for want of trying by his ministry.


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He explained that they had tried to get in contact with the Hollywood star for many years but had been unsuccessful. Lupita herself refuted that claim with her own tongue-in-cheek response where she questioned the validity of the CS’s statement. Read more about it in the article below;

Lupita vs Najib Balala: Who is telling the truth in their recent spat

But it seems that the actress might be giving the CS’s defense plenty of ammunition with a recent post she made on her Twitter page.

In it, the governor’s daughter seems to be mocking Kenyans over their desire for her to prove her love for her country.

This came mere days after the “Black Panther” had posted images that seemed to promote Tanzanian tourism at the expense of her own country Kenya.

Her controversial tweet set many Kenyans on edge with many calling her out. Some of the comments are below;

Nobody loves you here either…or this country …wait that movie that won you a grammy…DJ Afro never did it…mind asking why…should I continue!

When growing up, we had friends who always wanted to be associated with some well-off families to a point of disowing their very own family. You and Elsa are such kind. No need to tell the world you don’t love your Kenya. Just be you and let us build our very own motherland. Victory hand

So lupita came to Kenya and expected a Queen’s welcome but what Kenyans didn’t mind her just like the way we didn’t mind Salah..tuko na matatizo mengi bana hatuna time ya kuwakumbuka.

This is the person you wanted to be your tourism ambassador?!

Wacheni aringe.. Ata huko alienda ‘hapendwi.’.. Ni ujeuri tu

The comments above are a shift from the nearly unanimous support she got from Kenyans after the announcement of Miss Campbell as the Tourism ambassador.

For my part, I think her recent deep foray back into the Kenyan mainstream and consciousness using her social media, reveals a person who is trying too hard to counter any negative connotations that Najib’s statement might have caused-That she was unavailable when called upon to proudly support her motherland.

But methinks her mocking Kenyans is a bad look and betrays “a better thou you” attitude, something that Najib and the Tourism Ministry might have encountered all those years ago when they unsuccessfully tried to enlist her.

But what do I know…

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Why Huddah’s relationship advise is for pretty and stunning women only!

Huddah Monroe is one of the few socialites who doesn’t mind dishing out relationship advice to her horde of social media followers.

Thing is, her advice is normally controversial and can be circumspect if one looks deeply at it (which I normally do and will do so in this article).

If your man cheats on you should also cheat on him and make sure he knows! Huddah

In one of her Instastories this past week, the gorgeous socialite opened up about being in a couple of failed relationships; which she’s getting used to.

Huddah screenshot
Huddah screenshot
Huddah screenshot 1
Huddah screenshot 1

Her second screenshot is very illuminating about the state of mind of the former Big Brother contestant and the current Dubai resident.

Why? 

Her mindset reflects the way she views her relationships with the other gender-an all out transaction. You see, Huddah’s advice to ladies and young girls has always been about survivalism and taking what you can(and as much as you can) from the men you are with.

Why is this advice problematic?

Because it isn’t meant for long-term relationships which most honest women want. It works very well for short-term relationships with men of worth as those men most times already have wives. They aren’t looking for a second or third, they are just looking for a little fun.

The advice also works well for women who have been blessed with beauty and assets that they can leverage when dealing with these type of man.

Huddah is a woman who has been blessed(and added some more with the help of plastic surgeons) beauty that she has used remarkably in her life.

Her attitude that she never sees a future in her relationships belies an attitude of thorough abundance as far as men and relationships go. They are disposable-Lose one and she will easily replace him/it.

The part I would most like to live with you the reader is the fact above. Huddah has been blessed with pretty privilege, a term coined to theorize that beauty does come with unearned advantages.

Meaning that the things she can get away with in her life and relationships are more than the ordinary woman can, as any honest gorgeous woman can attest to.

For now, Huddah will never lack an abundance of wealthy suitors and her advice mirrors this powerful fact.

The problem is that her solipsistic thinking doesn’t allow her to see that most of her followers don’t enjoy the mega-benefits her beauty gives her. She can keep on picking, choosing, and disposing of men as she sees fit, her beauty be her shield.

Can the women she gives advice honestly say the same about their looks or the caliber of men seeking them out for a romantic relationship? Can they view and conduct their relationships the same way Miss Monroe does without repercussion and regret?

I don’t think so.

But I could be wrong…

 

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Anerlisa Muigai’s behaviour on social media will destroy her marriage (opinion)

Anerlisa Muigai has two ways of dealing with social media.

She will either bombard you with a lot of information or go off it for some time.

The funny thing I noticed is that when she posts a lot, her love life is normally going swimmingly, something I have noticed the last few years.

And it seems that things are not going perfectly for the Keroche Breweries heiress as her Instagram page shows.

Anerlisa has not only deleted her husband’s photos from her page, but she also unfollowed him.

And that wasn’t the worst part! She also edited her name removing his last name from her profile.

Ben himself still has photos of his wife on his Instagram like nothing is amiss.

While this might seem innocuous at first glance, to me it signals a big problem.

Which problem might that be? Mrs. Muigai has never learnt how to deal with issues without going to air them to all and sundry on social media.

Before she got married, Anerlisa’s preferred tool for dealing with her issues was to go online to air out her issues.

At the time it gained a lot of support and notoriety for the light-skinned woman.

Trouble? Anerlisa unfollows and deletes hubbie Ben Pol’s photos from her Instagram page

It was a heartfelt look behind the veil for Kenyans at one of Kenya’s wealthiest youth, something we gladly imbibed and joyed in.

But while it was great then, I think that same behaviour is not conducive for a successful marriage.

Most successful marriages share one trait-The couple will keep their dirty linen away from the public glare.

What Mrs. Muigai is doing is opening up her husband and marriage to scrutiny and ridicule, something the Bible warns against.

Proverbs 12:4 exhorts, “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but she who causes shame is like decay in his bones.”

or

Proverbs 14:1, which says, “A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.”


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Can Mrs. Muigai honestly say that she has honoured her husband and her marriage vows with her actions?

There’s a lot more I can add to this topic but in the interest of brevity, I will leave it at that.

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Ladies, here’s why you should take Huddah’s advise with a pinch of salt

Huddah Monroe is arguably the most popular socialite in Kenya. Some might argue that Vera Sidika has her beat on this one but who cares really, the two have carved a niche in the Kenyan entertainment industry and have done well for themselves.

One crucial difference between the two socialites is that Huddah is one person who will share relationship advise with reckless abandon without ever showing the men that she is dating.

Vera meanwhile doesn’t mind showing off the men that she is dating and will do so with reckless abandon. Only thing is that she isn’t the agony auntie that Huddah has molded herself as.

Huddah has gotten so good at it that her statements on Instagram make headlines online, with many Kenyans amazed at her frank opinions.

But while her view-points about relationships normally get the gallery talking (and wonderful engagement even for us bloggers) they shouldn’t be taken as the gospel truth.

“We ain’t texting and wasting each others time” Huddah’s 2021 message

Some of the things that Huddah has said in the past are below:

“If you are a woman, stop borrowing 24-7. Go sell that p***y. Save the money and start selling groceries. Nothing in life is f*****g free. Everyone works hard for their sh*t,” wrote Huddah on her Insta stories.

Or, Alhudah admitted that she would never ever break up with a man she was dating simply because he cheated (such a smart woman!). She added that the only men she wouldn’t deal with were stingy men.

Earlier in 2020, she also disclosed that she would abort the child of a broke man! Her reason? Doing so would be because she would be bringing an idiot into this world knowingly. She wondered why ladies got pregnant for such men.

And there are many more that I can’t name or be bothered to remember right now. Why do I bring that up? Because many Kenyans (especially young impressionable ladies) see Huddah as a role model whose outlook and advice should be taken as sacrosanct, something I believe is foolhardy.

And while I believe her takes are always exciting, I don’t think they are always the right advice. If you want relationship advice would you go to the famous socialite (just a step up from being a slay queen) or to someone who is actually in a successful relationship? Hmmm… Tough question, I know.

I believe that pretty light-skinned socialite revels in giving her controversial advice(whether it works for her audience or not) not to help but to create buzz and fuzz for her and the products she is promoting at that time.

But what do I know? Maybe Huddah is Dr. Phil…

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Eric Omondi says he is not our children’s role model and should he be?

Comedian Eric Omondi faced the full wrath of KFCB chairperson Ezekiel Mutua this past month. Eric, who had been belligerent while dealing with Ezekiel, changed tune after the KFCB boss took him to court showing him the power that comes with state machinery.

Now the comedian is singing the tune of Ezekiel preaching and proselytizing the importance of clean content after his Wife Material debacle.


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Eric Omondi was arrested on Thursday of March 11 for allegedly producing and distributing unauthorised film content, the Wife Material reality show episodes.

The father of one was apprehended jointly by the KFCB’s compliance officers and detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Eric Omondi should have fought against KFCB, now Wife Material is done and dusted

After his apology tour, it seems that Eric is not happy becoming the defacto role model for kids recently revealing this gripe saying his calling is to entertain.


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Thus was not ready to give in to the pressure of being deemed a ‘role model’ to other people.

“I am not your child’s role model. Why or how would I be a role model yet I do not have a CV for that…Parents should love me, watch my content, laugh at my jokes but do not leave your children to me…” he said.

He added that parents had failed by letting their children access harmful platforms on the internet only to later shift blame onto others which according to him was not right.

Is Eric right? Should entertainers be responsible for raising kids and being their role models? It’s a hard question. Opinion is split about what role a celebrity should have in society outside their art, craft or sport.


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The issue at heart is whether a celebrity should use their fame and platform to promote and speak about social issues or just focus on their art?

For promoting social issues

A few years ago, Collin Kaepernick, the American football quarterback who started kneeling during the singing of the national anthem, was blackballed in the league after this act of defiance.

He has never worked again in the sport and opinion is still divided as to whether Collin was right in using his platform to advocate for black rights.

Against or indifferent

Michael Jordan, the famous former basketballer, on the other hand, has kept his opinions on social and societal issues secret, famously being quoted as saying, “Even Republicans buy my shoes,” as a defense to his stance.

Me

My opinion is that this will come down to a celeb’s personal choice. Every celeb will have to look at whether supporting a cause/becoming a role model works with their brand and doesn’t interfere with their career because life is full of compromises and trade/offs.

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Eric Omondi should have fought against KFCB, now Wife Material is done and dusted

I am sure that when Eric Omondi looks back on his career, the comedian will most likely change the way his 2021 has begun.

The comedian’s Wife Material show season 2 is officially no more. Yep, after the antics that some of his blended cast pulled last week, it seems that the world came crashing down on the show in the form of KFCB chairperson, Ezekiel Mutua.


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Yesterday night Eric was spotted escorting some of them to the airport, confirming that his popular and divisive show would be no more.

Eric, whose contestants had even travelled from Tanzania, said all the ladies had arrived home safely save for one who was reluctant to return to Uganda.

As we reported earlier, Eric said he had a long phone call with KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua during which he apologised for the unauthorized filming of the show.


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He found himself on the wrong side of the law for allegedly violating the Films and Stage Plays Act Cap 222 of the Kenyan Constitution.

I think that this is a sad time for art and entertainment in this country and I think that Eric should have fought the charges in court. Why?

This win will embolden the KFCB to do more censoring in an industry that has already suffered a lot after the Covid-19 pandemic. It will not end with him. In fact, I believe that the floodgates will be opened now that a Bigfish like Eric has/can be chastened.


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Puritans and politicians should never become the arbiters of what is art and not with the KFCB through Mr. Mutua stating that Eric’s art was filthy and inappropriate for audiences.

My contention is that Eric was the sacrificial lamb in an industry that is filled with subjective art-that some will see as filthy and others will see as pushing the boundary.

There is so much dirty Kenyan content on YouTube and Instagram(two of Eric’s major social media channels) that one wonders why the comedian alone was targeted.


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I think that his high position in the industry was one reason and the other was it had become personal with Ezekiel. In his apology, Eric apologized to Ezekiel which doesn’t make any sense whatsoever to me.

That is unless one remembers the back and forth that Eric and Ezekiel had in late 2020. It seems that that bitterness might have seeped into this new conflagration.

But what do I know…

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Is he just trying to spite his former mzungu ex? Harmonize gifts new lover Kajala a car

Harmonize’s ex-wife Sarah Michelotti must be crying wherever she is at the moment. The Italian babe has witnessed her former man treat his new woman in ways that she could only dream about in the few short weeks after they went public with their affair.

And this week was no different as the Konde Boy CEO surprised the curvy Kajala with a brand new Toyota crown! Yes, a whole car!


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On Thursday, Konde Boy shared videos via his Intsa-stories presenting his car gift to Kajala, who was surprised right as she left the Gym.

In the videos, the Happy Birthday hit-maker could be heard requesting Kajala to accept his ‘Small’ gift, promising that more goodies will be coming her way as their love continue to blossom.

“This is your Car Baby Take it. This is my small gift to you” Harmonize says in the video.


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Methinks that Harmonize is trying to get back at his ex-wife Sarah who dumped him in December 2020, after it emerged that he cheated on her and even sired a child out of wedlock.

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Sarah also disclosed that she has been through a lot with Harmonize and pointed out that her hubby was a liar who doesn’t appreciate people who had helped him.

The man has been relentless in showing up Sarah with public displays of affection like this recent one. Just a few weeks ago he and Kajala, who is a renowned Bongo Movie actress went on a highly publicized tour of Zanzibar, where they repeatedly declared their love for each other.


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That wasn’t all, the lovers even went as far to get matching neck tattoos with their initials scribbled on each other! Talk about a romance moving at the speed of light.

I think that in all the above acts of love and affection, Harmonize is sending a message (although petty) to his former beau for whom he wrote the hit song, “My boo”, that he has moved on from her like a bad fart. Is it working? You be the judge…

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Harmonize with Sarah in the past

 

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Ringtone’s antics are doing more damage to the gospel industry than Bahati and Willy Paul ever did

Ringtone Apoko is one of the most divisive musicians in Kenya. The artiste is one of the most consistent gospel singers around as he keeps releasing great music that Christians can rally around.

But he is super-frustrating for me! Why? His constant need to keep himself in the spotlight detracts from the message in his music.

Just this week, Mr. Apoko decided to complain about God not giving him a BMW I8 he had fasted and prayed for. The gospel singer had previously promised that if God doesn’t gift him the car in 4 weeks, he would quit gospel music.

He added that during that period, he would go into fasting and prayer for God to gift him the ride. ”BREAKING NEWS 🔥 🔥 🔥 RINGTONE QUITES NOW 🔥 🔥 🔥 AM SORRY PLEASE🙏🙏🙏 AM PRAY AND GOD IS REFUSE TO GRANT MY PRAYER NOW AM QUITE IMMEDIATELY SEE U AGAIN GOD WILLING 😭😭”

“As a young man, I wanted to marry an older Mzungu woman” Ringtone comes clean

He has not been clear as to whether he will keep his promise to quit gospel music or not. In the video he posted on his Gram, he said something contrary to what he has written. ”Looks like Jesus decided to embarrass me.”

In the same video, he goes on to say that he had already bought a helicopter. How can he buy a helicopter and fail to buy a BMW I8? This was the same thought that comedian Jalang’o had. He replied to Ringtone. ”Chairman you will kill me with wisdom…You just bought helicopter but you cant buy BMW i8?”

My thoughts

And this is what saddens me. The man is clearly a good singer who can let his art speak for him but keeps on having to resort to publicity stunts to keep Kenyans engaged.

And I believe that his music is good enough to warrant play without any of the shenanigans that he keeps on propagating.

It ends up lessening him and his music contrary to the effect former gospel artistes Willy Paul and Bahati have when they court controversy to sell their music.

But what do I know…

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