‘A gentle giant who loved people’ Maina Kageni joins other celebs in mourning Bruce Odhiambo

Tributes from Kenyan celebrities are pouring in following the demise of former Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman Bruce Odhiambo.

In 2018 October, Odhiambo went to India to replace his pacemaker that had been implanted under the skin to help manage irregular heartbeats.

He returned to Kenya in November but his body developed more complications that led to his admission to hospital.

Last words of former YEDF Chairman Bruce Odhiambo before his death

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‘Acoustic neuroma, a non cancerous tumor paralyzed my face ‘- Raila Junior

Below are some of the condolence messages from Kenyan celebs

Pole to the family of Bruce Odhiambo and the entire Music industry on the loss of a pioneer, a giant in the art, a mentor and big brother to many of us. Rest well B.O.

I have nothing but good memories of Bruce Odhiambo. His hospitality. That Friday biryani. Singing random things in his studio. His humour. Rest well Uncle Bruce. You will be missed.

 Big man with a big heart. A gentle giant who loved people. A legend and a pioneer. Thank you for all your influence. Thank you for the memories. Thank you for everything. My sincere condolences to your amazing family as well. Rest In Peace Bruce Odhiambo.

You were front and centre when we created in 2008. I’ll remember you for your contribution to Kenya’s music industry. Rest in peace Bruce Odhiambo

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Mercy Myra also wrote a long post  expressing her sadness at the demise of the man who helped build her career. She wrote

“The end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 has just broken my heart with sadness and pain. I cannot begin to put in words how your transitioning pains my heart for. Family, friends and the music industry has lost a maestro and a music genius @bruceodh aka brother B as we called him. Thank you for everything Bruce. My very 1st #mentor my #MusicIndustryDadAndBigBrother. A lion at heart but the gentlest soul.
You birthed the brand #mercymyra You trained and guided me. My confidant my teacher in everything I had to know in becoming an artist and musician.

Mercy Myra mourns Bruce Odhiambo
Mercy Myra mourns Bruce Odhiambo

The first Producer #extraordinaire , #promotor and Music manager I ever had and author of my hit single #tiedero amongst soo many other songs we recorded and or performed with around the world. It hurts soo much that you are no longer with us. I promise to make sure to finish on the song we had started working on and others to follow. May you rest well and hit those keys and strum on that baseline in heaven. I am thankful and greatful for your stewardship. Words will never be enough.
I pray for your family. Lily, Randy, Myke to be gi madhe and entire family. Beduru gi kwe. My love, My heart and prayers to you all. May God hold you all up at this trying time. #rip

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After Moses Kuria, this is the politician who appeared in court to support Jacque Maribe during her bail hearing (Photos)

Jacque Maribe’s friends have been attending her court hearings to to show their love and support as she faces murder charges.

She was arrested alongside her fiancé Joseph Irungu, who is the main suspect. Maribe’s parents have been by her side all this while.

Jowie all smiles as he appears in court for his bail hearing in connection to the murder of Monicah Kimani(Photos)

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Among other people who have been visiting Maribe include gospel artiste Kambua, Monica Kiragu, Terry Anne Chebet, Moses Kuria, Francis Gachuri, Shix Kapienga and Dennis Itumbi.

During today’s hearing a political figure was present in court and could be seen laughing heartily with Jacque.

‘You’re trying too hard..’ Fans bash Dennis Itumbi after penning this sweet message ahead of Jacque Maribe’s bail hearing

The man in question is none other than Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.

Below are his photos.

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This is how the Terminal Weekend Concert went down over the weekend

Nairobian’s were treated to a fan filled weekend at the KICC during the terminal music weekend concert which full of electrifying performance .

The much anticipated concert brought together local and international artistes together something that is very rare in Kenya.

Among  those in attendance include Nana Gecaga,Jaguar Member of Parliament Starehe, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja,Elani ,Phy and Olive Karmen.

Here are photos of how the event went down

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Elani members Brian Chweya and Wambui Ngugi
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Starehe MP Jaguar and Chipukeezy
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Habida Monroe

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Senator Johnson Sakaja Shares A Cup Of Tea With Glen Washington, Performs For Jamaican Star (Video + Photos)

Legendary Jamaican star Glen Washington is in town for a concert this Jamhuri day.

The Jamaican star made a courtesy call to the Nairobi Senator, Johnson Sakaja’s office today.

They had a late breakfast then hang out listening to some Glen Washington hits like Stranger In The Night, Sweet Jamaica, Kindness For Weakness and If Loving You Is Wrong.

Sakaja then got out his guitar and strummed at it, during this jam session.

The mheshimiwa showed the visiting star that there is more to him than just a youthful politician.

Sakaja developed an interest in rapping and wrote up several songs but never followed through to record and release the songs. He however worked with a gospel musical group called Mission Driven.

Watch the video of Sakaja, Glen and Nikkei Camera jamming together.

Here is how their courtesy call went…

Here are some photos of the Jamaican stars with the Nairobi Senator.

 

Throwback Thursday: Meet Johnson Sakaja ‘The Lyrical Assassin’ (Video)

To many Kenyans Johnson Sakaja burst into the limelight at the launch of The National Alliance (TNA) party in 2012 through his highly publicised speech. Sakaja who is currently a household name was into politics way before Kenyans knew him.

He was the chairman of Students Organisation of Nairobi (SONU) in the mid-2000’s but little is said or known about his life besides politics.

Turns out John Sakaja was a rapper and bass guitarist in a group called Mission Driven in 2006  with popular NTV reporter Dann Mwangi and together they released a song titled ‘save me saviour’

Check it out below