African artistes whom you didn’t know were prominent politicians

Politics is becoming more and more enticing for artistes with scores joining the field during elections.

Some have been in office for two terms.

The trend is picking up not only in Kenya but in Africa as a whole.

Below is a list of artistes and actors who successfully ventured into politics.

  1. Desmond Elliot
Elliot, who is known for his acting prowess on Nigerian Movies, declared his intentions in September 2014 to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress.

He contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.

Elliot was recently re-elected as the winner of the Surulere 1 state Constituency election in Lagos State.

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2. Professor Jay

The celebrated Tanzanian artiste is the Member of Parliament for MIKUMI constituency.

He is well known for songs such as ‘Yatapita’ ‘Hapo Vipi’ among others.

He is still involved in music having released a song three weeks ago.

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3. Bobi Wine

Ugandan artiste Bobi Wine is among artistes who ventured successfully into politics.

Jaguar ditched the music and joined politics for the first time, emerging the winner of the Member of Parliament seat for Starehe Constituency in 2017.

He revealed that come 2021 he will vie for Presidency.

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4. Charles Njagua Kanyi

Jaguar ditched the music and joined politics for the first time, emerging the winner of the Member of Parliament seat for Starehe Constituency in 2017.

He is no longer active in music, unlike his counterparts.

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Mheshimiwa Jaguar in a file photo

Jaguar’s best song was ‘Kigeugeu’ which he sang before he became an MP

5. Banky W

Popular musician and actor, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W hold the position of House of Representatives.

He won during the 2019 general election.

He was declared the flag bearer of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti-Osa Federal House Of Representatives.

He is well celebrated with his songs being listened to by millions.

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Below is one of his most listened to song.

6. Jose Chameleone

Popular Ugandan afrobeat artist, Jose Chameleon confirmed his interest in politics as he eyes one of the top seats in Uganda’s next general elections.

Speaking to journalist at DNA Lounge in Kampala, the singer announced he would be vying for the Kampala Lord Mayor Seat come 2021.

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Below is a video of Chameleone doing what he loves best.

7. John Kiarie alias KJ

KJ was best known for his stint on Redykulas years ago, he, however, decided to venture into politics and he is currently the Member of Parliament for Dagoretti South.

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Popular singer catches many offguard after proposing to his girlfriend

Judging by the comments made after his marriage proposal, it appears that many people didn’t know Tanzanian singer AY was adating, or that he was even about to ask his girlfriend to marry him.

Back in 2015 he indicated he had quit dating, after revealing he was dating a popular Kenyan musician. He blamed the long distance relationship and money as factors that led to the end of his romance, and said he would be focusing on his music career.

His hit Zigo featuring Diamond Platnumz then hit the airwaves, and became even more popular after reports that the video had been banned by the Tanzanian Government, for being ratchet. Well, here in Kenya we continued viewing it and to say it was and still is a chart buster is an understatement.

It has 8.9Million views so far. Watch it below;

The Zigo hitmaker posted a photo of his ride or die,  and soon after a picture of him proposing to her emerged.

He was last spotted last weekend singing at the wedding of Professor Jay, alongside fellow artistes Diamond Platnumz, and Lady JayDee.

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When AY posted his girlfriends photo many asked him when he was going to propose to her, and perhaps he was listening.

nestory.jordan…Safisana my brother

marcelshaban…Brow pakoje hapo

jaqzyy600Safi… sana kaka Mungu awasimamie mtimize malengo yenu

star_frank_fk….Mmetokelezeaaaaaa

kal_me_rozita…Mmependeza wenyewe

nyandabenedicto…Hakuna mwanadamu awezaye kuishi pekee. Ni watumishi wakatholik too.

mamyluq…Yessssssssssss she said yessssssssss

msoffecat….Mmefanana macho

 

 

Here is his ride or die. Isn’t she pretty?

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Rafiki Wa Kweli! Diamond Platnumz And AY Attend Professor Jay’s WEDDING And Give Him The SURPRISE Of His Life

Celebrated Bongo artiste and rapper Joseph Haule popularly known as Professor Jay tied the knot with the love of his life over the weekend, in a colorful wedding ceremony in Dar es Salaam.

The rapper-cum-politician is one of the pioneer’s for Bongo Hip-Hop music and on this big day of his life, his peers in the music industry showed up for the grand affair, to support him.

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Professor Jay exchanged vows with his longtime girlfriend Grace Mgonjo. The lovebirds walked down the aisle on Saturday, July 8th at the St. Joseph Church in Dar Es Salaam.

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The Mikumu Member Of Parliament proposed to his lover Grace early this year, although they have been dating for a long time.

The bride looked radiant in a stunning embroidered white gown with a long train.

Below is a photo of when he proposed to her.

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Professor Jay had this to say outside the church after the ceremony; “Namshukuru Mungu nimetimiza ahadi ya ndoa kwa mchumba wangu ambaye tumepitia mabonde na milima.”

Well, celebrated singer Diamond Platnumz and rapper AY decided to surprise their friend by performing and singing for the couple on their wedding day, looking dapper in expensive and classy suits.

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This happened during the reception which went down at Mlimani City which was attended by public figures, politicians and other celebrity friends like; Lady Jaydee, Freeman Mbowe, Godbless Lema, Diamond, AY, Harmonize, and others.

Diamond Platnumz also surprised Professor Jay with his designer perfume and five cartons of nuts.

Check out the video below as Diamond and AY perform during the wedding reception as the couple looks happy.

 

Proffesor Jay Finally Ties The Knot With Love Of His Life (WEDDING PHOTOS)

Tanzanian rapper Professor Jay has finally tied the knot with love of his life Grace Mgonjo.

The two walked down the aisle on Saturday at the St. Joseph church in Dar Es Salaam and finally said ‘I do’ to a brighter future.

Jay who is also a Member Of Parliament in Tanzania proposed to Grace on New Year’s eve which saw her accept his proposal.

Last week, the Zali La Mentali hitmaker made things official as he welcomed friends and family to his traditional wedding.

The two later tied the knot at an invites only white wedding which was graced by the who is who in the entertainment industry.

Check out photos of the wedding:

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