Sweet Love!! Check Out The Hottest Interracial Couples In Kenya

 

Interracial relationships and marriages are no longer frowned upon unlike before.

Some of our local celebrities have found love outside their race and even gone ahead to get married and have kids, proving to haters that Roho Hukula Inachotaka.

Check out the hottest interracial couples:

1. Eric Wainaina

Eric Wainaina known for his song ‘Kitu Kidogo’, is married to Sheba Hirst, and together they have two daughters, Seben and Neo.

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2. Jeff Koinange

The celebrated media personality who captures ladies attention with his deep voice, is married to Shaila Koinange and together they have an adorable son Jamal Mbiyu Koinange.

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3. DJ Moz

Born David Mathenge but known by many as DJ Moz, is a perfect example of a perfect marriage. He is married to Deborah Kimanthi.

The two have been married for almost 9 years and together they have three adorable kids. They are a proof that marriage should not be based on a person’s skin colour. After all nowdays watu wanatoa tint.

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4. Wendy Kimani

The beautiful and talented songstress Wendy found love in Denmark, where she currently lives with her husband Marvin Onderwater and son.

The two tied the knot in 2014 and even though she relocated to Denmark she is still loved by Kenyans for her singing prowess.

They have a son.

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5. Eric Omondi

Eric Omondi is a house hold name for his talent when it comes to making us laugh. He was dating an Italian, Chantal, before they broke up.

The two seemed like the perfect couple.

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6. Annabel Onyango

Celebrated fashionista Annabel Onyango is married to Marek who is Sauti Sol’s Manager. They recently became parents after official getting married in an invite only wedding in 2015.

THeir son recently celebrated his first birthday.

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Eric Wainaina bashes Brand Kenya for this reason, and he is justified

Eric Wainaina has joined fellow artistes to slam brand Kenya for doing very little to market the magnificent Kenya to the outside world.

 

In a video posted on twitter he wrote

“It’s chilly in but that doesn’t mean we can’t serve some burn!  What have you done today? #brandkenya #tingamusical2018 #TingaInNY @shebahirst @squirecurtis @Totsvi @Eddykimani @karimirimbui @squirecurtis @tetushani @KendiNkonge @alvangatitu @TingaMusical”

 

Brand Kenya Board is a state corporation established in March 2008 in accordance with the State Corporations Act (CAP. 446).

It is tasked with the responsibility of identifying and refining the key attributes of Kenya, that contribute positively to the image and reputation of the Nation. Their goal is to enhance these characteristics and create an authentic, credible brand for the country that establishes our uniqueness in the global arena.

‘She strips every ounce of dignity out of me’ City man confesses being disrespected by his wife despite his senior position (Audio)

Chapia: Wanashughulika na leyla sahi……

Point: By the way! Ukweli tuu!! 🙌🙌🙌🙌 Proud of y’all 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪

Theveon: Draggggggggggg them till the knees on their denim wears off!

Tim: Congratulations on Tinga 🔥🔥🔥… Yall have done us very proud.. . This rant on #BrandKenya though is an several own goals. Folks that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones – Kamlesh Pattni

Below are some of the comments from Kenyans regarding the issue

Replying to To be honest I don’t think they have any idea how to go about …..tried to do a proposal for them and was met with . Congratulations to your team for making it to you wil do us proud.

Replying to Congrats for getting to Broadway. With the right support we could generate next @TheLionKing cc: @Disney @BrandKenya @DiazChrisAfrica @tunajibu @KenyaAirways

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Legendary Eric Wainana Launches Much Anticipated ”Dreams in Stereo” Album

Renowned, singer songwriter Eric Wainaina, launched his much anticipated new album “Dreams in Stereo” on Friday, 27th July, almost six years after releasing his last album, Love & Protest.

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The event saw new Guest Artists include ‘Samalina’ hitmaker Tetu Shani, Urban Kikuyu folk singer Ayrosh, The Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra and the phenomenal Songstress Sage Chemutai perform, in what can only be described as an electric night of music and colour!

In his own words, Dreams In Stereo is his best studio production effort to date, and with a very personal touch. It is also strongly influenced by Eric’s musical theater passion and from a deep well of personal influences that go beyond his iconic Kenyan music roots.

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“Dreams in Stereo picks up from where Love + Protest left off an echoes where I have been artistically speaking,” says Eric. “But at the same time it is an even more personal and intimate album in many ways, where I felt freer to just be myself. It also explores a wide range of musical genres that are close to my heart. It definitely puts me on a new trajectory musically and creatively, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of this new direction in the months to come…in a way like you’ve never seen me. Stay tuned for a lot more to come.”

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The “Daima” songwriter hopes the new album will epitomize the creative evolution he is currently undertaking, aimed at shaping his presence as a global artist. The new album features hit singles such as Okay, Don’t Bury Me and Hallelujah People. All currently available for streaming on Songa By Safaricom.

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The album also features some of Kenya’s popular singers such as Kagwe Muigai, Blinky Bill, Kendi Nkonge, as well as veteran artist, John Nzenze, renowned for songs such as “Angelike” and “Habari za Nairobi”. Other local artists making significant contributions to the album include: Aaron Rimbui, Allan Wanjohi, Marvin Maveke and Benjamin Kabaseke Masinde.

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You can find Dreams In Stereo exclusively on Songa By Safaricom.

“Dreams In Stereo”: Eric Wainaina Releases New Album

It’s big, it’s much anticipated and it’ll be streaming exclusively on Songa By Safaricom all day every day today, Thursday 26 July. Renowned, singer songwriter Eric Wainaina, is set to launch his new album “Dreams in Stereo” tomorrow, Friday, 27th July.

That’s almost six years after releasing his last album, Love & Protest.

Remarkably, new guest artists have also been announced for the event including ‘Samalina’ hitmaker Tetu Shani, Urban Kikuyu folk singer Ayrosh, The Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra and the phenomenal Songstress Sage Chemutai. This event can only be described as an electric night of music and colour!

“Dreams In Stereo is my best studio production effort to date, and with a very personal touch.” remarked Eric Wainaina

“It is also strongly influenced by my musical theater passion and from a deep well of personal influences that go beyond my iconic Kenyan music roots.” he continued

“Dreams in Stereo picks up from where Love + Protest left off an echoes where I have been artistically speaking,” says Eric. “But at the same time it is an even more personal and intimate album in many ways, where I felt freer to just be myself. It also explores a wide range of musical genres that are close to my heart. It definitely puts me on a new trajectory musically and creatively, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of this new direction in the months to come…in a way like you’ve never seen me. Stay tuned for a lot more to come.”

The “Daima” songwriter hopes the new album will epitomize the creative evolution he is currently undertaking, aimed at shaping his presence as a global artist.

The new album features hit singles such as Okay, Don’t Bury Me and Hallelujah People. All currently available for streaming on Songa By Safaricom.

The album also features some of Kenya’s popular singers such as Kagwe Muigai, Blinky Bill, Kendi Nkonge, as well as veteran artist, John Nzenze, renowned for songs such as “Angelike” and “Habari za Nairobi”.

Other local artists making significant contributions to the album include: Aaron Rimbui, Allan Wanjohi, Marvin Maveke and Benjamin Kabaseke Masinde.

Dreams In Stereo, will stream exclusively on Songa By Safaricom all day on Thursday 26th July 2018.

More information:

Date: 27th July 2018
Time: 7.00PM – 12:00AM
Venue: The Elephant (3, Kanjata Road, Nairobi)

Tickets: Advance Tickets available at Ksh. 2,000 Gate Tickets at Ksh, 2,500
Payment via: Ticketsasa.com

Inquiries:

Zosi Kadzitu
[email protected] | 0723 237 869

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

9 Celebrity Wives Who Keep Away From The Limelight

We all know the showbiz business is all about the glitz and glam. Celebrities are all about showing off their pretty wives from visiting lavish places to showing up at red carpet events.

However as much as you envy their lives, some of the biggest celebrity wives have decided to keep it on the low and stay away from the public limelight.

Here are some of wives of celebrities who are not about the limelight:

1.Jua Kali

There is no doubt he is one of the finest rappers in the country but despite his success, he has chosen to keep his private life under wraps. He is married to the beautiful Lily Asego. Having a good woman on his side, has partly contributed to his success over the years.

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2.Wyre

Wyre can pride himself for being among the musical pioneers in Kenya’s current entertainment industry. He dated his wife for 8years before they got married. He rarely shows his other side, the family side. To date, people don’t even know how his son looks like.

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3. Eric Wainaina

Eric Wainaina married his fiancée Sheba in 2008 and together they have two daughters, Seben and Neo.

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3.Ken Ambani

Ken Ambani is a screen legend since back in the day when there was only a few TV stations to choose from. Away from the screens and film making, Ken is a family man, a husband and a father to very beautiful kids. Ken is very private and he is rarely seen with his better half.

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4.Mark Maasai

Mark Masai is a Kenyan media personality. He is a TV journalist and presenter at NTV who has been described by some of his fans as professional and good looking. He got married to Fiona Nduta back in 2015.

 

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5.John Allan Namu

Apart from being a professional journalist, John Allan Namu is also a loving husband and father. He married his beautiful wife Sheena Makena in 2010 and seven years later they are still solid

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6.Hussein Mohamed

Hussein Mohamed is one of the top news anchors in Kenya and he hosts prime time news in a popular TV station. One thing about Hussein that we rarely see is his private life. He got married in 2014 to a lady by the name Malyun.

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7. Ben Kitili

Ben Kitili is one of the senior anchors in a TV station. He is engaged to the beautiful Amina Mude.

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8.Pitson

Pitson is with no doubt one of the promising artistes in the gospel industry. Apart from his music, he is a family man and is married to Carol Mwai. He describes himself as a great husband.

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9.Tony

Antony Mburu commonly known as Tony, formerly of the M.O.G tops the list of the most private when it comes to his personal life. He walked down the aisle in 2014 and married the love of his life, Marjorie.

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Does Kenya Really Have A ‘Naija Music’ Problem? – Eric Wainaina

The story is often told about the mother cheetah who comes back home from the hunt to find her cubs have been trampled to death by elephants. Knowing that she is no match for these giants, she blames and kills a herd of goats. Similarly, when a group of Kenyan musicians took to the streets last week calling for less Nigerian and Tanzanian music, they were killing goats. The elephant in this case is history. However, not even history is a match for innovation.What do you think?

It’s funny, but the country music star Kenny Rogers can come to Kenya today, charge an arm and a leg, and play a month of sold-out stadium gigs. Yet his heyday was in the ‘80s. The same holds true for top-tier Nigerian acts. Their time, however, is now. Kenya seems predisposed to preferring the foreign, the exotic, the western. At the risk of being accused of bringing up ‘that old trope,’ it all began with the erosion of our culture when the colonialists came. Colonialism eroded Kenyan culture I dare say more than it did in West Africa, in Uganda, in Tanzania. Kenya was a settler state.

But when Kenyan artists march the streets asking for more airplay, what do they really mean? Surely they don’t mean a total ban? Where would we be without Stevie? Michael Jackson? The Beatles? Who wants to live a life without Beyoncé? And would you really like to be in a club that didn’t play Tiwa Savage, Chameleone, Diamond Platnumz? And if we embraced a total ban of art coming from outside Kenya, why stop there? Why not ban everything that wasn’t local? Like technology. Ban the television, the cell phone, the car, the computer. All innovation involves a certain amount of borrowing. You’ve got to start at a known to get to an unknown.

So when a group of Kenyan musicians march the streets of Nairobi saying they want more airplay, what they mean is that they just want more. Of everything. They want more access to great producers, more policies that favour growth not through airplay quotas (who wants to force appreciation?) but through education, more damn money from airplay, more prosecution for content aggregators who don’t remit royalties.

More space– not protectionism– to be heard. With the same care and attention that a farmer would pay to a seedling. They’re just taking it out on the Nigerians and Tanzanians because right now they seem to be getting all the love. This misdirected energy is not new. It would be better spent writing songs, though. Songs that come out punching at your heart or your dancing shoes.

Read more: http://www.okayafrica.com/news/does-kenya-really-have-a-naija-music-problem/

Here are ten things you didn’t know about Eric Wainaina

Eric Wainaina is among the most renown musicians in Kenya. He has slowly become a legend in his own right. Wainaina’s music is a blend of Kenyan Benga rhythm and East African guitars, with some modern harmony. He has a new song out ‘Disco’ featuring Patoh Njuguna who has written the song and Frasha of P-UNIT. Apart from making amazing music here are ten things you probably didn’t know about him;

1. He has a bunch of gay friends.
2. He can cook very well his favourite being a roast leg of ram.
3. He is very unserious even in matters that require adequate attention.
4. He teaches song writing and branding at Brookhouse school.
5. His music inspirations include Sauti Sol, Harry Kimani, Aaron Rimbui, Suzanna Owiyo, Carol Atemi among others.
6.He wanted to be a gynecologist at an early age.
7. He is scared of sudden loud noises.
8. The craziest thing he has ever done was getting into music at a time when music wasn’t really a career.
9. His biggest music ‘flop’ was in Switzerland. He performed at a concert attended by 8 people.
10. His father re-married and he has three step siblings.

Eric Wainaina releases new song; Disco

Eric Wainaina released his debut album in 2001 and has been a household name ever since. He has been rated as one of the most successful Kenyan musicians today. The 41-year old music legend has been away from the limelight for a while and in case you were wondering what he has been up-to, he has a new song out titled Disco and he is also working on another song titled okay which will be out in a March. Disco’s audio is already on soundcloud and is a collabo between Eric, Frasha of P-unit and upcoming artist Patoh Njuguna and the video will be out in a weeks time. Describing the song Eric says,  “It is such an amazing jam and the best thing you have ever heard.” Have a listen at the audio above and be the judge.

Throwback Thursday: Eric Wainaina

Eric Wainaina is an internationally acclaimed Kenyan musician. The 41-year-old has three studio albums to his name. His first release was Sawasawa in 2001, Twende twende in 2006 and Love and Protest in 2011. Papa Wemba and Youssou N’Dour shaped his music in early years.

He was once named as top 40 most influential celebrities in Africa. He was also listed as top 100 Africans of the year 2000 alongside YashPal Ghai and Nelson Mandela.

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