Lupita Nyongo was influenced by something her mother did every Sunday.
In the latest issue of Vanity Fair Magazine Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, who loves fashion, says her mother Dorothy is her inspiration.
“The gesture of my style is definitely my mom. I always thought she was very elegant, and she was always present with the way she put herself together without being precious,” says Nyong’o, citing her mother’s ritual home manicure every Sunday night while the family watched television together. But she also looked up to her Aunt Amondi, her mother’s sister, whose style tacked in the opposite direction: black leather jackets, a mohawk at one point, even the motorcycle to complete the look. “I kind of oscillated between the two. I find I love the elegant, the classic, the simple, but I also like the outrageous and the quirky and the almost accidental.”
In the interview she also discusses why she doesn’t open up about her private life, especially those she is linked to romantically saying
“I feel like there’s parts of myself that I care to share and then there are parts that I don’t.”
Her popular fathers fighting spirit has also instilled in her alot and shaped her career
“I was born into a political family. My father was fighting for what he believed in,” says Nyong’o. “I think it was really just instilled in me that there are things in this world that are worth changing—part of living is about trying to transform the world into, you know…the world that we want to be a part of.”
She admitted she has not had the motivation to hit the gym, but things have changed.
I need to mind my heart and my blood sugar among others. I definitely need to watch what I eat, because the binge-fest, though sporadic, has been insane sometimes! Over the coming weeks I’ll try take you inside where my head is at and what’s leading me to make some unhealthy choices that I’m now ready to change. Let’s call this one a ‘wellness’ journey because I find that more holistic.
How will she ensure she stays dedicated?
I hope I stay the course…it’s not easy to. Anyone want to volunteer to hold me accountable?
Celebrity mum Lillian Muli was slammed by online users when a few weeks after birth, she whispered thoughts about wanting to hit the gym ASAP.
Many urged her not to fall for social media pressure to fit in, but all the same she began her regimen.
Actor The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson has such a simple wedding you will question why Kenyans continue to send millions on a one day event.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii on Aug. 18.
The happy couple is still beaming with happiness a they continue to share photos of the happy day on Instagram.
Our Hawaiian wedding was beautiful and I want to thank our incredible staff for their outstanding work. To carry out my #1 goal of complete privacy, no wedding planners or outside resources were hired. Everything you see was created by hand, by staff and family only. The end results were spectacular I will forever be grateful for helping our hearts sing on this day.
It turns out it was very easy for the to plan an inexpensive wedding. From serving tiny burgers, to writing the menu on a whiteboard, see pictures of their incredible but cheap wedding.
Here’s how they did it:
They did not have a bloated guest list. It was only family and friends PERIODT, not a plus ten people
They asked for wedding help not wedding gifts. Their family helped plan everything. They did not have wedding planners like Kenyans are known to do.
They held the ceremony in a house, with a really tiny outdoor setup, not tents, no crazy expensive flowers, and other decor.
The catering was done by friends, drastically cutting down the cost
In an Instagram post, Corazon shared the news that she is no longer together with her boyfriend.
She blamed distance for causing their separation as Gaetano lives in Italy while she resides in Kenya.
“I loved this guy! But the distance just couldn’t allow us to be together, it’s been tough and we were not happy. I’m single and happy, focusing on myself and law practice. I’m sure I will find love and when it’s real; it will be easy,” she wrote.
Since then she has been hitting the gym religiously and we are loving the revenge body results.
Omg 😮! Look at that butt… @genio_sport for the athleisure. Squat and yoga proof, super stretchy, versatile and opaque gym wear. Oh! Also hides all the cellulite for extra confidence
She wrote alongside a pic showing off her incredible results.
Earlier this year, Corazon in an interview with Word Is indicated she is stepping aside from law to focus on her clothing line, Genio Wear. ‘Genio’ is Italian for Genius.
“Being a lover of sport and gym and a curvy size 16/18 girl, my main struggle was finding sportswear that fits me. The international brands don’t cater for us, and the available local brands were either very low quality, see-through or low-waist, which poses a challenge when you have to be active jumping or running at the gym.
“For this reason, I decided to source the best tailors and the best fabric and design and came up with my brand of sportswear, Genio. It caters for women of all sizes. They are all high-waisted, anti-cellulite and non-transparent, and at the same time super stretch.”
Dear Classic 105 fam, are you loving this positive change in her? Drop your comments below.
The beautiful business mogul is nothing less than talented and gorgeous with a very welcoming attitude when you meet and strike a conversation with her.
Mwai, who is a fashion blogger and you-tuber this year decided that she wanted to spend her birthday a little bit different from what she has been used to. She started off the year with a motto ‘Make it happen’ where she set out to make all her dreams and aspirations come true.
This year, she wanted to take her birthday photos at the Lake Magadi that reflects the water colour to some pink vibes.
She wrote, “I always strive to take a couple of memorable photos on my birthday though I didn’t do it last year, I made sure to do it this year. I started this tradition when I turned 30 and Brian Babu styled me for an amazing shoot you can see the photo.”
Below is a birthday photo of Nancie, on her 30th birthday in 2017
Living by her motto, this year it was all about making it happen. Her idea and concept behind her birthday pics was to take photos at a scenic location in the country and whatever she would wear for the shoot should be very different from the scenery.
Otile Brown may have just added some major fuel to the fire that fans will use to speculate about a possible breakup with his Ethiopian bae.
The breakup rumours first emerged on Tuesday when Nabayet shared a photo of a bouquet of black rose flowers on Instagram. In the caption of the photo, she indicated that ‘they cannot take away the energy’.
She, however, did not comment directly on whether the flowers signified her breakup with Otile Brown or not.
The two began dating early this year shortly after Otile Brown had a nasty break up with Kenyan socialite-cum-business lady Vera Sidika. None of the two has directly addressed the breakup allegations.
Otile recently shared an Instagram post that has fuelled rumours of a breakup with his Ethiopian girlfriend Nabayet.
The singer has remained silent on the state of their relationship following the rumours about the breakup.
“change your ways for them and they still nag & complain. What you do 🤷♂️? 🏃 #justinlovemusic#wegotnothingbutlove,” Otile Brown wrote on Instagram.
It is not yet clear as to who exactly Otile Brown was referring to. However, a section of Kenyans has argued that the singer was referring to his girlfriend Nabayet.
Check out their harsh comments and opinion over the reported breakup
Wewe usituambie mmeachana na nabbi tena.You know I follow you bcs of her
What did you do to Nabbi!?🙄 She is too much of sweetheart to be doing you wrong… fix it before you regret. Quote me on this few years down the line
Bring shemeji back or we will turn against you… team Nabbi here 🙋♀️
Shida kubwa ya wasanii wetu wa kenya na kupenda kurudia manguo igeni kidogo wabongo haswa Otile na Willy Pozee
So with ya caption,you n nabbi ni past tense ama?u got be kidding,why😥?amber alikuja kuharibu mapenzi aki
@otilebrown ..advice from a fellow brother..your relationship issues you always don’t have to publicize all the time …try solving them as a real man by understanding where she is coming from and heading .Maybe you are the problem not them bro…
Why did vera dump you? Nabbi now, io vedio yako na amber nilijua tu😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Rugby star Frank Wanyama has started his 15 years journey in prison. Wanyama, together with his counterpart Alex Malaba Olaba were found guilty of gang-raping upcoming artiste Wendy Kemunto.
Kemunto was raped on her birthday at Seefar Apartments in Highrise, Nairobi, on February 10 2018.
Through her social Instagram account, Kemunto said,
I WAS SLIPPING IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS, MAYBE DUE TO SHOCK BUT I WAS HELPLESS. I COULD NOT FIGHT TWO MEN WHO PLAY RUGBY PROFESSIONALLY. OBVIOUSLY, THEY WERE STRONGER, HENCE, I LET THEM DO WHATEVER THEY WANTED TO DO THE WHOLE NIGHT,” SHE CLAIMED. “I COULD HAVE REPORTED THE CASE TO THE POLICE BUT I WAS IN DENIAL, SHOCK, PAIN AND EXHAUSTED. I DID NOT WANT TO REPORT ALSO BECAUSE OF THE PROFILE OF ONE OF THESE RUGBY PLAYERS.
The players’ careers have been dimmed and Frank Wanyama, was set to join a rugby team in Helsinki soon.
Wanyama was currently dating a Finnish woman identified as Sonja Sirvio. The two were so much in love. They were inseparable. Their social media accounts are filled with photos of each other.
On July 17 this year, Wanyama wished his heartbeat a happy birthday and his special message read,
A happy born day to my person @sonjasirvio 🐈.You’ve brought so much light and joy to my life and as you celebrate this special day may it bring the same kind of happiness and love. Yours 🍪🦁.
Last year, he also wished his mzungu bae a happy birthday and his message read;
A happy birthday to this blondie Nanjala Wanyonyi that I call mine. Through the storm and the CIRCUS you’ve always been a pillar of strength and a blessing that I will forever be grateful for. Comme vous devenez un an plus vieux et moins sage continuer à briller au reste du monde.
When you think about bananas, what comes into your mind? For me what comes into my mind is the versatility that bananas have and the health benefits it adorns.
They are actually one of the best all round foods and packed full of goodness. I love them and it’s a bonus that they are so healthy!
Still not convinced? Try this amazing banana loaf cake, it truly is delicious and if we can claim some health benefits from eating cake – what’s not to like?
To make it you will need the following:
3 large ripe bananas(about 1 and 1/2 cups mashed)
3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (100g) packed light or dark brown sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups (360ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
Cream Cheese Frosting ( Optional )
8 ounces (224g) full-fat block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3 cups (360g) confectioners’ sugar, plus an extra 1/4 cup if needed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and grease a 9×13 inch pan.
Make the cake: Mash the bananas. I usually just use my mixer for this! Set mashed bananas aside.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together. Set aside.
Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy – about 1 minute. Add both sugars and beat on high speed for 2 minutes until creamed together. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the eggs and the vanilla. Beat on medium-high speed until combined, then beat in the mashed bananas. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl as needed. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the buttermilk and mixing each addition just until incorporated. Do not over mix. The batter will be slightly thick and a few lumps is OK.
Spread batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Baking times vary, so keep an eye on yours. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If you find the top of the cake is browning too quickly in the oven, loosely cover it with aluminum foil.
Remove the cake from the oven and set on a wire rack. Allow to cool completely. After about 45 minutes, I usually place it in the refrigerator to speed things up.
In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter together on high speed until smooth and creamy. Add 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then switch to high speed and beat for 2 minutes. If you want the frosting a little thicker, add the extra 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar (I add it). Spread the frosting on the cooled cake. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. This helps sets the frosting and makes cutting easier.
Wait just one minute! Does this mean that Kenyan girls who post Instagram pics of food while on a date are there for the food?
A study suggests that women go on dates just for the fee food.
The 30 percent women are not interested in the man just the FREE FOOD.
The researchers at the Azusa Pacific University tried understanding the concept of ‘foodie calls’ where an individual intentionally goes on a date to enjoy free food and is not romantically interested in the other person. In fact, it can happen when the person is broke or is simply tempted to try a new restaurant. This study was published in the ‘Society for Personality and Social Psychology’ journals and was done on two different groups of women.
Classic 105’s Maina Kageni says the research is shocking.
Maina reacted saying
To me that’s crazy ladies, women you’ve been used of being extremely cheap, ati on the first date you will go to a room
Maina posed this question
Would go on a date just for free food?
A female caller response surprised Maina
It’s true. Kenyan women are the cheapest with 10k you can have as many women as you want. Ukiwa na 2k unabuy mzinga na pesa ya gari asubuhi ( With 2,000 bob you buy her alcohol and money for a ride the next day)
A certain allegation was also made by a man who shared his story of meeting a girl on Facebook, and their first date. He said she agreed to go to a room after the date
Men responded that they believe Kenyan women go on dates for free food, and alcohol.
‘ I go on a date knowing I will take pictures for snapchat’ another woman confessed to Maina.
It’s Friday and that means Wine O’clock for many Kenyan girls, but what happens when you don’t manage to finish that two litres of wine? I found some pretty interesting ideas on what to do with leftover wine, that most of us never knew.
Instead of letting that half empty bottle go to waste or sit in your fridge for a ridiculous amount of time, try repurposing it in one of these creative ways.
a. Use to cook with it
Yup, use that wine to enhance the flavor of your food. Please do not use it on pilau njeri, rather use it to meat, poultry and seafood sauces and some veggies.
b. Bake with it
c. Make a face mask
d. Freeze it as wine cubes. Awesome for a hot day, and that’s assuming the good weather we are experiencing holds up for a bit longer.
So tell us Classic 105 fam, are there other creative ways you use leftover wine?
Drop your comments below and we will be sure to include them in our articles.
Losing a partner is so unimaginably hard to go through. The waves of grief and pain must, at times, be completely suffocating.
But what happens when you give yourself time to heal, and find someone else to share your life with?
On Classic 105 morning show, many people recounted their experiences while others told what they would do in the event they suffered such a loss.
Brave Classic 105 also fans flocked to our social media platforms to share their difficult stories and thoughts, each vocalising one consistent truth: it is bittersweet.
Nisha Gohil wrote
Being emotionally and mentally prepared is the right time. But never tie the knot just because you want your child to have a mother/father. Your well-being is of equal importance.
Sylvanus Ndaso added that
Life must continue……let the dead burry the dead and the living ought to seek their happiness. As long as you consider kids, marry and have a companion
As soon as you’ve mourned enough and your heart is ready to have another person in your. After all we all have feelings, yes you’ve lost her/him but feelings bado ziko #MainaAndKingangi
Another man spoke passionately of his loss
I’m a widower and she died three years ago. I have not been able to move on, I’ve not been able to move because I want someone good who will take care of this girl, it becomes difficult because some women want to trap you. I’m thinking of remarrying but after some time, probably when my daughter is a little bit older,
Another man who has no time for grief said
Now death has happened, come on bro, lazima tu move on
A woman shocked at her friends death after the widower emerged with a new babe
I have a friend whose wife died in 2017, and the guy already had another woman, immediately after the burial he went home with her, so disgusting, actually the lady has a baby. I don’t know what’s wrong with these men, watuheshimu kidogo even if its for three months.
Have you lost a partner? Let us know your experience in the comments below…
watu wamekosa sheria thabihu, these women dress the way they want, and even on Facebook you can see, unaona wanawake wanaenda wanajichora chora,
You see fake padded panties being sold, and their backside is so big it’s not real ask her to remove her clothes and show you if it’s real, they are buying padded underwear (at this point he is gesturing at the backside)
He continued his rant,
The size of the waist and the hips don’t make sense, kwanini huku (backside) ni kubwa
How do you go and buy such clothes, what is in your mind, even churchgoers and saved people go buy these clothes and come to church with them, wewe ni malaya ya kiroho,
Nganga also added that its tempting and causes mental anguish to men:
You are an agent of Satan, you will kill people in church, you come here to take the microphone (gesturing at church podium) and you have gone to inject your bum with injections, and people in church are staring at you saying, heeee….how does this one have such a big bum, where did she get such a big butt from?