‘Thank you for the support’ Khaligraph Jones to his fans after bagging award for the Best Rap Act Africa during AFRIMMA 2018

Khaligraph Jones emerged the winner during AFRIMMA 2018 after winning the Best Rap Act Africa, an award he has been eyeing since his nomination.

Celebrating his win, he thanked his fans for their undying love and support saying that

“Good news to the +254 we manged to bag the award for the Best Rap Act Africa,It s a good look for Kenyan music we are taking it to the next level .

Thank you very much if you have ever supported me thank you to those who support Kenyan music ,Keep the support coming through and lets keep making history.”

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Among other celebrities who walked away with awards include Gospel artiste PAPA Dennis who won Best Gospel artiste in 2018

Others include

Eddy Kenzo – Best East African Artiste of the year – Afrimma 2018

Yemi Alade – Best Female artiste of the year – Afrimma 2018

Wizkid – Best Song of the year –  Afrimma 2018

Fally Ipupa – Artiste of the year and Leadership in Music- Afrimma 2018

Flavour – Humanitarian Award Afrimma 2018

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Here are some of the comments from Papa Jones fans congratulating him for the win

dougie_wa_nyamiraYou put in work bro . Congrats @khaligraph_jones

tendermuzikiCongrats bro.

deejaysuavelinksWell deserved OG

macollectorCongrats bro

iamerictuneI voted a million times NGORI

estherkaylaWoow, Congrats OG

small_wachi @khaligraph_jones .. We your fans are proud of youpius.magoyaFrom Bondo to Texas…..Khali u the bestest…dreams are valid….. CONGRATULATIONS

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Local and international celebrities who share similar stage names

There are celebrities who have similar stage names. Some derived their names from icons they looked up to while in some instances it is pure coincidence.

Check out my list. Do you agree or nah?

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1. Avril Ramona Lavigne and Avril

Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress who is known as the queen of pop-punk. As for the Kenyan singer song-writer and actress Avril, her real name is Judith Nyambura but she chose Avril as her stage name. She derived the name from April her birth month.


2. Navy Kenzo and Eddy Kenzo

It’s a mere coincidence. Kenzo is a Kenyan R&B artist who sang the hit song ‘mama’, while Navy Kenzo is a music group from Tanzania known for the song ‘kamatia chini’. The ‘sitiyalosi’ hit maker and Bet Award winner Eddy Kenzo is a Ugandan artist. Confused yet? Many fans always mix them up.

Left:Eddy Kenzo and right:Kenzo Matata

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3. Kurupt and K-rupt

Kurupt is an American who was active in the early90’s and he is one of the legends in the hip hop industry. K-rupt is the Kenyan hip hop artist who got inspired by Kurupt and decided to name himself K-rupt.Sadly K-rupt was short dead while being robbed of a phone.


4.Jay Z and Jaz-O

Jay Z took this stage name due to being very close to his mentor Jaz-O. He added some swag to the name

Believe it or not some of this artistes do not even know each other despite sharing stage names.

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‘Appreciate Your Own’ Popular Musician Tells Kenyans

When you are at a club partying and the Dj plays a bongo or a naija tune everyone heads to the floor to dance as he or she sings word for word, but is that the same reception we give to our very own Kenyan music?

Just the other day Tanzania’s fast rising music sensation Rayvanny bagged himself a Best International Viewers Choice Award at the 2017 BET Awards, and Kenyan took to social media to congratulate him for such a major achievement.


In 2015, Uganda’s music sensation Eddy Kenzo won the award under the same category.

The fact that Kenyans seem to prefer all things foreign has not gone down well with one local artiste. singer Eric Wanaina has penned down his opinion in a column expressing his opinion on the love for all things foreign.


On an online platform, he says he gets embarrassed  when introducing himself as ‘Eric’ while his friends from South Africans introduce themselves with their tribal names like‘Kgomotso’ and  ‘Olusegun.

He has also taken issue with our use of sheng.

“urban Kenyans get as far as Sheng, a hybrid of Kiswahili and vernacular so diverse that kids from estates separated by as little as a highway have different names for the same thing. Sheng dictionaries become obsolete by the time they go to press, owing to the rapidity in the change of vocabulary. A Sheng speaker can date you to within a year of your birth, locate your home to within a street by the word you use for ‘car’ or ‘mobile phone.’ In the rural areas, Kiswahili is as foreign as Greek, and is spoken only by those who might have picked it up in school or by those ethnicities whose ethnic language shares a common Bantu base with Kiswahili, akin to that between Italian and Spanish. We claim to have a national language. Listen again.”

I’m not sure Naija musicians even know there’s a contest running, and are a mixture of bemused and irritated by the prevalence of their music on our media observed when they visit.Urban legend recounts a Naija artist rebuking a Kenyan journalist for fawningly informing him that he was more famous than any Kenyan artist in Kenya’.

He insists that when Nigerian music played it is charged through the speakers riding on all Nigerian high life. Wainaina says when musicians take it to the streets all they want is more of everything like airplay, access to great producers and policies that will favor their growth.They want the same attention given to Nigerian and Tanzania in terms of music.


VERY TOUCHING! Bahati’s Girlfriend Diana Marua Dedicates This Sweet Message To Her Late MOTHER (PHOTOS)

When Bahati unveiled the woman in his life a few months ago, many of his fans congratulated him while others bashed him for dating a girl who’s way older than him.

However, the Lover hitmaker and his beautiful girlfriend Diana Marua seem to be doing very well and are at a good place in their relationship despite the age difference.

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Since they revealed that they are an item, they have been sharing photos of each other on social media and appreciating each other in different, loving ways, and it looks like the young singer is truly smitten.

Bahati revealed that he had met Diana Marua on social media and decided to pursue her, but not before he featured her on his wedding song Mapenzi, where she played the role of his wife in a colorful white wedding.


That was the beginning of a beautiful love story and the two are now inseparable. Recently, Bahati introduced his two-year-old daughter, after keeping her a secret. This news sent social media into a spin, with some congratulating him and other attacking him for not unveiling her before.

Then all hell broke loose when Diana Marua posted a photo with the little girl. Her relatives and some fans lashed out at her, telling her that it’s insensitive to share a photo without the mother’s consent.

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Diana Marua has however not allowed herself to be cyber bullied and has been strong throughout the drama. Though most people don’t know this, the model and video vixen’s mother passed away years back and she had to fend for herself with the support of her sisters.


The sassy lady has gone on to share a touching message to her mother, which was inspired by Bahati’s new song Barua Kwa Mama featuring Uganda act Eddy Kenzo.

Diana shared an old photo with her mother, and their resemblance is just so noticeable:

I told you mama, I’ll make you proud oh… as you know me mama, I work so hard… #BaruaKwaMama by @bahatikenya and @eddykenzo speaks my story, literally

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Before that, she had shared another pic with her mum, as she rocked her primary school uniform, with this caption; “If God is for me, who can be against me?? Mommy.”

Here are the photos.






RIP IVAN: Lilian Muli, Wema Sepetu And Other Celebrities Send Heart-Warming Condolence Messages To Zari After Her Ex Husband’s Sudden Death

The East African community woke up to the sad news that Zari Hassan’s ex-husband and baby daddy, Ivan Semwanga had passed on after a short illness.

According to reports, the Rich Gang president was admitted to ICU, at the Steve Biko, Pretoria hospital in South Africa, where he stayed in a coma for 11 days before being pronounced dead.

It is being speculated that the Ugandan-native could have actually passed away on Saturday, May 20, but the family decided to keep the sad news away from the public awaiting confirmation from Zari.


Ivan Semwanga and Diamond’s girlfriend, Zari were once married and blessed with three children, Pinto, Raphael, and Quincy. The boys have been living with their father in South Africa after their parent’s divorce.

God loves those that are special and that’s exactly who you were & I guess that’s why he wanted you to himself. You have touched and helped thousands, you did wonders and I remember you telling me “life is too short let me live it to the fullest”, this very dark hour it makes sense why you always said those words to me”, read part of Zari’s emotional tribute.

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Well, celebrities from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania have taken to social media to send their messages of condolence to Zari, Ivan’s family and their friends.


Some of the celebrities include Diamond Platnumz’s ex Wema Sepetu, Eddy Kenzo, Lilian Muli, Akothee, Saumu Mbuvi and even Mr Chibu himself. Jose Chameleone reposted Zari’s emotional tribute.

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Check out their condolence messages below.

Diamond Platnumz: Mbele yako, Nyuma yetu…..

Eddy Kenzo: Inna lillahi wainaileihi raju’un,We have lost the strongest ,biggest and irreplaceable pillar in our society @ivandon been a brother a friend ,u inspired and motivated most of US with you love and hardship RIP Chairman #President #King #RichGangMay The Almighty judge your soul with mercy Aameen 👑😭🙏🏾

Akothee: my condolences to the family of the great Ivan , @zarithebosslady may God be with you & the children .
R.I.P Ivan

Wema Sepetu: Broken hearted…💔💔💔… Rest In Peace Ivan… 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 … SHOCKING NEWS kwakweli… My Condolences to The whole Family… Mungu awatie nguvu wale watoto jamani… 😔 They are too young… And Mungu amtie nguvu Mama watoto wako… It will be a very hard period of time for all of you But it shall pass…

Radio&Weasel: RIP Don Ivan Semwanga. Gone Too Soon. Our sincere condolences to The Family & Friends of The Late Don . #RIPIVAN

Avril: Sad morning .. RIP .. May God bless your family.

Saumu Mbuvi: Rest In Peace Ivan




After Living On The Streets In The Past, Sitya Loss Singer Eddy Kenzo Is Now Flying In Private Jets

Eddy Kenzo is no doubt one of the biggest music sensations in East Africa and a household name in his home country, Uganda and Africa at large with his dancehall music going global.

The singer came into popularity with his hit song ‘Sitya Loss’ but his musical career was not all rosy, as he had to struggle and go through challenges while starting up.

The award winning artist, who now has 3 albums to his name, lost his mother at age 5 and would go on to live a street life for 13 years until he decided to venture into music.

His biggest achievement so far is his BET win for ‘The Viewer’s Choice Best New International Artist’ award and his various collaborations with other African artists.


Kenzo, real name, Edrisa Musuuza recently declared that other than Idi Amin, he’s the biggest Ugandan export, and it looks like he was right.

The celebrated singer is now at the peak of his career, and is enjoying all the flamboyant lifestyle that comes with it, after having lived a challenging childhood.

He shared a pic while boarding a private jet with an interesting caption that read: “Ghetto man in Another world. God above 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏




“I Am The Best Export Uganda Has Produced After Idi Amin” Ugandan Singer Eddy Kenzo Declares

Ugandan sensation Eddy Kenzo is no doubt one of the biggest household names in East Africa and Africa at large with his dancehall music going global.

The singer who came into popularity with his hit song ‘Sitya Loss’ is an award winning artist with 3 albums to his name.

His biggest achievement so far is his BET win for ‘The Viewer’s Choice Best New International Artist’ award and his various collaborations with other African artists.

Eddy Kenzo, real name, Edrisa Musuuza, has a successful music career and through his songs and videos, he gave popularity to a talented group of slum kid dancers by the name, Triplets Ghetto Kids Dancers.

Away from music, Eddy Kenzo is a family man, currently dating his girlfriend and baby mama, Rema Namakula, whom they have a baby girl together; Amaal Musuuza, and another daughter, Maya Musuuza, from a previous relationship.

In an interview with WBS TV’s Morning Flavour last week, Eddy Kenzo declared that he is the hottest thing in Uganda right now, with the biggest achievement musically.

“Yes, definitely I am the best in this game currently; no one has achieved what I have achieved musically. I respect Chameleone, Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool and the rest because they are legends and I am their fan. However, Ugandans go with the trend and our music is what trends now.”

He went on to say that other than Idi Amin, he’s the biggest Ugandan export, which comes after his previous statements that he’s no longer a BET material since he’s aiming for the Grammy’s.

“Apart from Idi Amin, I think am the best export Uganda has produced after him. No one has raised the Ugandan flag in as many countries as I have done. Am not being arrogant, but my work speaks for itself!”

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