Rashid Abdalla celebrated another year in his life yesterday.
His wife Lulu Hassan described him as her favourite person.
“My Favourite person was born today ❤❤❤❤❤,” She wrote.
Celebrities came out to wish the Citizen TV Kiswahili anchor all the best as he celebrated his birthday.
To appreciate all the messages he shared a throw back photo of when he and Lulu were just dating.
That was the day he first got into the kitchen to show her his cooking skills, perhaps, to show her how much he loves her.
“Nina zaidi ya ASANTE kwenu nyote mulioipa siku yangu ya kuzaliwa maana. Na kwa sababu hiyo nimeamua kuwawekea picha kipindi hicho mimi ni bonge la handsome wacha siku hizi nimechapa.
Nakumbuka vest nyingi hazikunitosha kwa jinsi Gym ilivyoitikia mwilini sababu iliyonifanya nikaacha mazoezi kutokana na ushauri wa madaktari kwani walihofia nikiendelea hivyo basi hakuna nguo zingenitosha. Picha hii ndiyo siku ya kwanza maishani kumpikia kope mkonyeza nyusi zangu @loulou_hassan msosi. Nakumbuka ilikuwa ugali lakini mboga nitazibana kwa leo 😂😂😂😂😂. Asanteni sana, sitosita kuwashukuru. Mungu awabariki na awalinde na madhila ya dunia. Picha na jiko vyote vya @girrimani (mzee wa data) lakini unga na kitoweo tulichanga 😂😂😂😂. PAMBANA KWA UNACHOKIFANYA KWANI KESHO YAKO INA MUNGU KUPITIA JUHUDI ZAKO, SUBRA NA DUA.
“This was the first time that I cooked for my partner Lulu Hassan. I remember it was Ugali but I don’t remember what the stew was. Thank you so much. I’ll not cease to thank you.
The cooker was borrowed but we contributed to buy Ugali flour and stew. Concentrate on what you do because God has your future, work hard, pray and be patient.
May God protects you,” he wrote.
The two are now married with three children and have become couple goals for many especially now that they work together on TV.
Check out more birthday messages;
owago Happy Birthday to your favorite person Shem
olyvaahtheHappy birthday to you Rashid ….house party iko wapi😂😂😂
hilderthekindHappy birthday 🎂🎈🎉 God bless you abundantly
2018 came with blessings as some of the Kenyan celebrities were blessed with beautiful babies. Motherhood is a beautiful thing and as some mothers are experiencing it for the first time, others are adding to their brood.
Below are some of the celebrities who gave birth this year,
Some choose to live away from social media while others just cannot live without it, showering us with their pictures and videos.
Besides their frequent appearance on radio and television screens most keep away their kids from the limelight.
Below are some of the media personalities and their kids
1. Robert Burale
When the daddy tries to look cool and young but then you realize age is catching up with you 😂😂😂😂😂……movie day with my daughter
2. Lulu Hassan
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children 😚.
3. Julie Gichuru
4. Shaffie Weru
Feeling like a SuperHero right about now!!!
5. Caroline Mutoko
Mother- daughter escapades.Heading out to find sunshine.
6. Kanze Dena
In an earlier post Kanze took to her social media to celebrate her son’s birthday,penning this sweet message for him
” Thank you all for the birthday wishes to PRE TEEN… Thank you for the encouraging words on following the Terms and conditions of this New season.. All I have to say in my defense “Nilikubeba tumboni mwangu for 9 months.. wewe ni baba/baby Forever’…( isn’t that every mothers best defense line/blackmail line.. 😂😂😂)..
But I will support your new season ili usije kusumbua mtoto wawenyewe in future.. 😂 …” Mbarikiwe wapendwa… Happy Sunday.. Lots of love”
Lulu, who is married to fellow TV presenter Rashidy Abdalla took to her social media to celebrate her son with this beautiful message
“Before you were born we could never imagine our lives as parents. Now we can never imagine living our lives without being parents to a son as adorable as you. Happy 7th birthday Jibby Jibby..we luv you 😍😍😍😍🗣”
Rashid Abdalla, former NTV presenter has finally confirmed that he’s an employee of the Royal Media Services.
Abdalla, who is the husband of Lulu Hassan, will be co-hosting Nipashe Wikendi with his wife after Kanze Dena’s departure.
Kanze addressed the nation yesterday for the first time after she was appointed the deputy head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) as well as deputy State House spokesperson by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kanze also bid farewell to her supporters in style.
“If God has done it for me it’s a clear evidence that He can also do it for you and if you believe God will change your life this year just type God remember me this year,” she wrote on Facebook.
In another post, she revealed that Rashid Abdalla had replaced her.
“Friends it’s now confirmed I didn’t leave you lonely. My friend Rashidy will replace me. Who will help me welcome him?”
Wow! The two will be the first ever husband-wife pair on Kenyan TV.
The multi-talented anchor, who is known for his mastery of the Swahili language took to social media to shower Kanze with praises and he wrote:
“#sisemikitu Umevika taji thamani ya bidii, uvumilivu, subra na ucha Mungu. Umevika taji thamani ya lugha teule ya Kiswahili. Nami sikuviki taji la ukoka ninapokupa hongera kwa kuthamini asili na jasho lako. Asante umeipa heshima @kanze_dena nami nakuzimia sigara.”
Kanze Dena and Lulu Hassan have been the best friends for the 15 years they’ve worked in the media industry.
Lulu Hassan penned a heartwarming message to Kanze on her departure leaving many shading tears of joy.
Janet Mbugua is setting the trend when it comes to creating her own fashion during this pregnancy period as she anticipates her second child with hubby Eddie Ndichu.
The couple are currently in Paris to celebrate their three year marriage anniversary and they seem to be having the time of their life going by their Instagram posts. She remains amazingly beautiful and glowing something not many women can keep up with in this pregnancy journey.
Among other local celebrities who are expectant include Lilian Muli, Lulu Hassan and former Nairobi D cast Risper Faith who is to be a first time mother after tying the knot to her hubby Brian in a private ceremony
Janet Mbugua is not only a force to reckon with for her top notch fashion but also for her philanthropic heart which pushed her to open Inua Dada Foundation which helps girls in marginalized part of the countries to live decent lives.
Risper Faith of Nairobi D is expectant after she accidentally announced the news during a dinner party held at their home on Saturday.
Risper is married to Brian and the two tied the knot this year in February and they are already pregnant.
Well, she revealed this news in a very unexpected way. They held a dinner party for the family on Saturday and she decided to go live on Instagram. Since the two have loyal fans, the comment section was very active.
One guy decided to confess his love for her saying:
It’s been a roller coaster of emotions for Lulu Hassan and Kanze Dena.
Kanze Dena left Citizen TV officially yesterday (Sunday 10th) and her pals surprised her with with a cake. She couldn’t hold her tears back, and cried hysterically.
But it’s not all tears of sadness, as Lulu seems o have been hiding some good news all this time.
She gave an emotional speech that paid glowing tribute to Lulu her co-host of 15 years.
Kanze Dena was appointed the deputy head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) as well as deputy State House spokesperson.
Talk about major moves 2018!
Mercy Masika serenaded Kanze during the farewell, as she also took pictures.
At the background of the picture was a heavily pregnant Lulu Hassan. In their weekend show, Lulu has been sitting in a weird way and if you have noticed they have been not been standing.
Lulu and Kanze always started the show while standing at a cocktail like table. That was the first sign. When they have the kanganga talk on the floor alongside Bi Mswafari, you could tell she was not comfortable.
Babies are a blessing. Lulu Hassan joins her fellow TV Girls such as Lillian Muli who is her colleague at Citizen, Smriti Vidyarthi of NTV and Janet Mbugua who quit Citizen TV. It is a season of babies!
Now that the secret is out, we wish her and her husband, Rashid Abdalla all the very best as they have their second child as a couple.
Yesterday was TV girl Kanze Dena’s last day at the Maalim Juma based media station.
The multi-talented presenter, who started her journey at KBC and finished at Citizen TV, was recently appointed as the deputy head of the President’s Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) as well as deputy State House spokesperson by President Kenyatta.
“In this regard, I am pleased to announce that Ms Munira Mohamed, 40, has been appointed to the role of Deputy Head, PSCU, and Head of the Presidential Library.
In addition to taking charge of all broadcast and media production, Ms. Mohamed will lead a team to design and develop the library; develop storylines and themes for both permanent and temporary public exhibitions; carry out research work and collect material relevant to the Presidential Library, Museum and Exhibition Centre.
In this new role, Ms. Mohamed will work closely with the families of our nation’s first three President’s, as well as the State Department of Heritage, to decide on important speeches, papers, books, artworks, artifacts and other materials to preserve and exhibit.
2. As part of diversifying the voices from the Presidency, focusing the concept of messaging with purpose, President Kenyatta has appointed seasoned television news anchor Kanze Dena, 39, as Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head, PSCU.
Ms. Dena will take leadership of the core communications teams, including digital, messaging, research, branding and press. With expansive newsroom leadership experience, Ms. Dena has been tasked to focus on the President’s brand positioning, media relations and messaging with respect to the delivery of the Big Four agenda.
The President believes the two women leaders will bring diversity, dynamism and infuse new energy into the PSCU whilst improving overall media relations with external stakeholders.
Overall leadership for the Presidential Communications remains with Manoah Esipisu, the State House Spokesperson,” read a statement by PSCU.
Kanze Dena, who is a role model to many, is known for her mastery of the Swahili language and we will indeed miss her on our screens. Dena and her co-host Lulu Hassan brighten our living rooms while presenting news and their Nipashe Wikendi segment, where they invited relationship expert Bi Msafiri to talk about issues affecting marriage, educated us.
Well, last night Kanze Dena bid farewell to her supporters for being there for her for the last 15 years as a TV presenter.
“Nashukuru Mungu kwa miaka hiyo kumi na tano amabyo nimeweza kukuletea taarifa za habari mtazamaji.
Ningependa kuwashukuru watu ambao wamesismama nami katika taarifa hii,” she said after presenting her last news on Cirtizen TV.
Kanze went ahead to thank the Managing Director of Royal Media Services Wachira Waruru for holding her hand in the media industry.
“Hii talanta nilipoianza nikiwa KBC nilikuwa na mkurugenzi wachira Waruru. Amenishika mkono siku zote hizo mpaka leo,” she added.
Just after she was done giving her speech, Kanze Dena was surprised live on air by workmates from RMS. Gospel singer Mercy Masika led a section of employees of the top media house in song and dance as they made their way to the studio where Kanze and Lulu Hassan were seated.
The mother of one could not hide her joy and she broke into tears.
Kanze took this time to advice Kenyans, urging them to be faithful.
“Ukiwa mwaminifu kwa Mungu naye anakuwa mwaminifu kwako. Anakushika mkono unatembea naye. Wakati ameaanda mpango juu ya maisha yako, mpango huo atautekeleza ikiwa utamruhusu na kutembea naye.
Nimoeona uaminifu wa Mungu kuotka nilipoanza utangazaji wangu mpaka leo hadi kule ninakokwenda najua ni mkono wa Mungu.”
Lulu Hassan wrote a heartwarming letter to Kanze Dena wishing her all the best in her endeavors and she described her co-host as her best friend and prayer warrior.
“WHAT PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU IS THAT YOU ARE A PRAYER WARRIOR AND THAT YOU HARDLY DO ANYTHING WITHOUT TELLING ME ‘LULU ACHA NIOMBEE HILI JAMBO’..AND YOU HAD THOSE INSTINCTS LIKE…’ROHO YANGU HAITAKI HUYU RAFIKI YAKO..THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PERSON WISH I HAD LISTENED EARLIER ON BUT BLIMEY SHOCK ON ME (STORY FOR ANOTHER DAY). I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE ALL BEING POACHED FROM OUR RESPECTIVE COMPANIES TO JOIN ANOTHER WHICH WAS OFFERING SOME LOFTY AMOUNT, WE WERE ENTICED TO SAY THE LEAST BUT BOOM! IN YOUR TYPICAL KIND OF WAY YOU SAID ‘’MAMAA DON’T SIGN LET ME GO PRAY FOR THIS LETTER AND BY MORNING I WILL TELL YOU THE WAY FORWARD…AND TRUE TO YOUR WORDS YOU DROPPED THE BOMBSHELL ‘MUNGU AMEKATAA LULU’ …AND SLOWLY WE WENT BACK TO OUR RESPECTIVE COMPANIES BACK IN 2013,” read part of Lulu’s letter.