It’s one thing to have favorite celebrities but it’s another thing when you find out they are friends. I have put together a list of surprising celebrity friendships who will leave you wanting to be part of their squad.
1. Edith Kimani, Sharon Mundia and Patricia Kihoro
2018 has definitely started with a bang for Fena Gitu. Many artistes are always afraid of launching new songs in January, but that doesn’t apply to Fena.
She recently released a mega tune dubbed, ‘Trouble’ and so far it has been receiving positive feedback from her fans.
Well, that’s not the only thing that she’s celebrating. February has started with blessings pon blessings for the celebrated star. Fena has just landed an ambassadorial deal with a top natural hair product line.
She has been working with them for a while now and it was about time she was made an ambassador.
She took to social media to express her joy writing, “Wait till I get my money right…” 🎶🎶 What better way to kick off #TROUBLE2018 than by making it official, pen to paper, Marini Naturals Brand Ambassador. 😎 I’m a proud, natural, African super talented dread-head woman. I will continue to represent @marini.naturals to the best of my ability respectably, and keep supporting and rooting (see what I did there?) for your growth all the way.💝.”
2017 was definitely Fena Gitu’s year. She shook the music industry with a bang, releasing hit after hit. She has worked with some of Kenya’s finest like King Kaka, Mayonde, MDQ, Kagwe Mungai, Blinky Bill among others.
She also got the opportunity to curtain raise for international artistes like Jidenna, Tekno, Wizkid among others.
Well, one thing we love about her is her style. It’s sophisticated and quite unique. She chooses not to dress up like most celebrities and prefers to go for the much simple and comfortable clothing.
For someone who rarely wears dresses or skirts, it’s hard to see their figure, but Fena is one blessed lady. She took to social media to share photos of her in a bikini having the time of her life in the sandy beaches of Mombasa.
Many people have never seen her in a bikini because she’s always chasing that paper.
Sexy media personality Grace Msalame may be off our screens, but the gorgeous public figure is doing well. She has just become a 1st Runners Up in the Creative Category of Women in Business Awards.
The former Kiss TV presenter took to Instagram to share the good news with her fans, who showered her with congratulatory comments.
To God be the Glory🙌🏾🙏🏾 was an honour sharing this category with you @fena_menal 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #WomeninBusiness #Grateful #Humbled #7MonthsIn
Fena also took to Instagram to share her elation with her fans, appreciating Grace for sharing the same category with her:
Star Girl. 🌟 2nd Runners Up, Women In Business Award – Creative Arts. Congratulations to the winners, especially a woman I greatly admire… @sowairina It’s an honor to be in a category with you. Here’s to more young women in leadership, level headed and driven, pursuing excellence in your fields. #WIBAwardsKenya.
The Chief Guest at the event was Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Fena has been riding high with her recent collaboration with King Kaka. Watch “Run Ting” below:
Fena Gitu has taken the music industry by storm ever since she released her latest jam, ‘Doing Her Thing Tho’. She went ahead to give certain women a shout out for their marvelous work and doing everything they can to make things work for them. It’s basically an anthem for the women and we have embraced it fully.
In the song, she mentions, Lupita Nyongo, Edith Kimani, Victoria Kimani, Victoria Rubadiri and Huddah Monroe, as she gives them props for working hard and staying true to themselves.
In an interview with Buzz, she revealed that she actually got a special message from Lupita and she couldn’t keep calm.
She said, “I was happy when I received a special message from Lupita Nyong’o after she heard my song. She sent someone to deliver the message and I hope one day I will meet her. I also mentioned Victoria Rubadiri in the second verse and I just like the way she presents herself. She is very classy, simple in a nice way and she seems like such a mice person. It was a good addition. The two Kimani’s who I also mentioned in the song (Edith and Victoria) are doing their thing and they were very supportive when they heard the song.”
She also went ahead to narrate to Buzz the kind of treatment she received during Omarion’s concert as she was performing on the same stage as the international superstar. She stated that when the star arrived, there was a lot of commotion backstage to a point she couldn’t get access back to her tent to get her stuff.
She said, “Event organisers should accord local artistes respect. During the Omarion concert that was held recently, I had to let my frustrations known. There was a lot of commotion backstage when he was ushered in, everything changed. Artistes on the lineup were not allowed to go back to their tent to get their stuff including me. I was frustrated because I was at my own concert which I had performed and I should have been allowed to go back to my tent. This was not the first time it happened and I’m pretty sure it will not be the last one. I hope in the Wizkid concert there will be order. For me there is a certain courtesy you extend to an artiste who is performing at that kind of platform.”
Kagwe Mungai is not only talented when it comes to producing good music but he is also blessed with good looks.
Looking at him one would think he has grown up with a silver spoon in his mouth but that is not so. Kagwe opened up during an interview with the Standard where he said he had to work many jobs to survive.
Kagwe says, “I was a dishwasher, a bartender, a DJ, a barber, a tutor and many more.”All this was meant to earn him an extra coin back in campus.
He has worked on songs such as Give It To Me Feat King Kaka, Creeper, Hot This Year, Doctor, Biggest Fan, TKK Feat. Madtraxx, Bad Girls and The Dee
Kagwe is among few Kenyan artistes who have worked with both international artistes and African entertainers. Apart from being a great musician Kagwe is a certified saxophonist, composer, songwriter, singer and rapper.
Having worked along side musical acts in the United Kingdom, Mungai had the opportunity to collaborate with musicians and poets such as Run toto Run, Louise Victoria, Julie Wangombe. Kagwe Mungai’s most notable collaboration was with Fena Gitu in the song Dutch. The song managed to peak at number one on several charts in Kenya and abroad.
As young as 14, he was writing songs and developing ideas with a four-track recorder his older brother brought home one day.