Female artistes who rocked in the 90’s and still do two decades later: Who is your favourite?

If you were born in the 90’s you probably had a book where you stuck lyric cutlets by celebrated artistes such as Beyonce who were a hit back then.

Despite male artistes dominating the entertainment industry locally and internationally, some female artistes have broken that barrier to claim a spot for themselves.

This female artistes have created a brand, commanding millions of followers world wide something that most Kenyan female artistes have not been able to achieve.

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Here are the top 7 female artistes who made our high school days memorable and have remained relevant almost two decades later.

1. J.Lo

Her biggest hit was ‘ Love don’t cost a thing’ which was and still gets people tapping their feet.

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2.  Rihanna

Rihanna captivated the hearts of many with her tunes such as ‘Take a bow’ and years later she is still making it big with songs such as ‘Rude boy’ and ‘We have found love’.

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3. Beyonce

The mother of three has remained a force to reckon with ,her music prowess captivated many not only in the 90’s but also in 2018.Her biggest hits especially in Kenya were ‘Single Ladies’ ‘If i were a boy’ and ‘Irreplaceable’

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4.  Shakira

You probably know the song ‘Hips don’t lie’ this song was a hit to an extent of being sang during the 2014 World Cup.

That among many other songs have seen Shakira confidently convince the world to bring their best feet forward and dance to her tunes after all music is like food to the soul.

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5. Keri Hilson

The artiste who was recently in Kenya for a concert at KICC dubbed the Terminal Weekend Music Concert has a soft in the hearts of many Kenyans.

She is famous for songs such as ‘Super Human’ ‘Knock You Down’ and ‘ Lose Control.

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6. Alicia Keys

She is a favourite to many for her slow melodious tunes wit some of her songs being used as dedications by people in relationships to their better halves.

She is famous for songs such as ‘Boo’ in collaboration with Usher,’Girl on fire’ and ‘No one’

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So among the six artistes ,who used to make your boring Sunday afternoon in school worthwhile?Drop your answers in the comment section .

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Rihanna admits she never wants to lose her famous ‘thick’ figure in British Vogue Magazine interview

Rihanna covers next months British Vogue magazine where she admits she never wants to lose her famously ‘thick’ figure.

The songstress is known for showing off her curves, advocating for body confidence.

In the Vogue interview, Rihanna reveals She is proud to be a woman in the industry with ‘a butt and thighs’.

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Rihanna, 30, told the magazine she feels confident with her frame, and hopes she remains strong rather than skinny when she starts her new exercise regime.

During the interview she said:

‘I’m about to get back into the gym and stuff, and I hope I don’t lose my butt or my hips or all of my thighs. I’ll lose some but not all. ‘

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She went ahead and added:

‘And I think of my boobs, like, ‘Imma lose everything, everything goes!’ But, you know, it comes with a price. You want to have a butt, then you have a gut.’

Rihanna often turns heads with her killer figure; in her music videos, recent film and red carpet appearances.

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Having been in the limelight since 2005, Riri mentioned her attitude to life in the public eye has completely changed over the years, and she is now more wary of who she keeps close.

‘I’m very picky about friends,’ she explained.

‘I don’t like to open myself up to everyone and so when you find people who are great and loyal, you don’t want to let go of that.’

Most noteworthy, Rihanna is said  to be the first black woman to grace the cover of British Vogue’s September issue.

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Rihanna fans lose it over this picture of her hairy legs and stretchmarks

Her Instagram account is usually populated with professional shots promoting her latest Fenty beauty release, glossy magazine shoots or sneak peaks of her upcoming lingerie line.

But on Wednesday May 2, Rihanna decided to pare things back by treating her fans and followers to a few candid shots of her enjoying the summer sunshine.

Posting three pictures of her wearing a bikini and no make-up while basking in the heat, the 30-year-old captioned the collection: ‘when u can’t wait for summer.’

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However canny Instagram fans were quick to point out the popstar-turned-music mogul’s leg hair, clearly visible in the sunlight.

And over 37,000 of them rushed to the comments section to praise Ri-Ri for ditching the razor and share that her picture had inspired them to embrace their body hair also.

In 2007 the singer fronted a campaign for Gillette Venus razors after the brand awarded her the Celebrity Legs of a Goddess award.

Instagram fan @deeleviso wrote: ‘When you post a pic with stubble on your legs and you still look hot af what a queen’

A sentiment shared by @sscowpunk who typed: ‘Hairy icon!!!! I love you’.

While @x_irisssss_shared: ‘i wanna be like riri and not shave my legs’.

Fans also took the opportunity to commend Rihanna on her stretch marks, apparently visible in the third picture in the collection.

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However, the Barbadian beauty was quick to point out that although she has stretch marks on her body, the ‘tiger stripes’ fans were referring to were actually rays of sunlight on her skin.

‘I got stretch marks but dats the sun,’ she wrote in reply to one of the comments.

And this attitude towards body positivity and inclusivity can also be seen in the first advertisement for her forthcoming lingerie brand, Fenty x Savage, in which a model discusses body image.

‘I think I feel most sexy… in the morning. Rolls. Stretch marks. Cellulite,’ the model says in the clip.

The line which goes up to a 44DDD launches on May 10.

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See How Rihanna And Her Crew Had Fund During Her Birthday

Rihanna celebrated her 30th birthday in style, surrounded by her closest family members and friends in New York.

The Bajan queen got her fans from all over the world showering her with birthday messages via the Interwebs.

As she moves into a new stage in her life, some of her most memorable life moments include when she dated Chris Brown, dropped a huge hit with Eminem – “Love The Way You Lie” – and her Diamonds World Tour.

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Riri with her “Gang” during her birthday night.

She has been on the airwaves lately having collaborated with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller on “Wild Thoughts.” Their Grammys performance was lit.

When I interviewed two of the dancers who performed with her, they said that ”

Sharing the stage with some of the world’s most respected artist was certainly a blessing. It was an overwhelming experience and we enjoyed every second that we spent on the stage. We were doing what we love and we also got the chance to represent Africa through the last few moves of the entire routine. Having Rihanna do the GWARA GWARA with us was certainly an accomplishment for us. Overall the experience was great.”

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See How Rihanna Celebrated Her 30th Birthday

Rihanna rang in her milestone 30th birthday on Tuesday, with a star-studded bash at swanky eatery The Grille in New York City.

The singer teased at her glamorous ensemble of a vibrant purple frock and a matching shade of lip, as she arrived at her star-studded bash by chauffeur.

Rihanna was joined by a number of high-profile guests for celebrations – including newly-engaged Paris Hilton and Toni Braxton, as well as her nearest and dearest family members.

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Ensuring she commanded attention as the birthday girl, Rihanna teamed her dress with big, bouncy curls and added a bronzed, glowing make-up to look to accentuate her glowing complexion.

Accessorising with dazzling diamanté earrings, the singer was the picture of glamour as she excitedly arrived at the restaurant.

After years in the industry it is no surprise Rihanna was joined by a number of famous faces for her bash, including Paris Hilton and Toni Braxton.

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Rihanna’s dance moves at the 60th annual Grammy Awards 2018 catches the attention of South Africans for this reason

 

She’s never been afraid to test the limits during a performance.

And Rihanna gave it her all in a daring pink dress to sing Wild Thoughts during the60th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

The 29-year-old songstress nearly suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she performed African-inspired dance moves alongside DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller before Twitter erupted with hilarious memes of the intense performance.

The strappy ensemble nearly revealed her ample assets as she danced the South African Gwara gwara dance before breaking into the Azonto from Ghana.

She wore her long chocolate brown hair in loose curls with a perfectly positioned pink flower in her hair.

Fans immediately took to Twitter to create comical memes after her intense routine.

‘These be South African dace moves,’ one user wrote with a host of electric emojis following his caption.

Twitter user @willtbh wrote, ‘When your auntie tells you that you don’t know nothing about that dance,’ under an image of Rihanna aggressively dancing.

Another user precariously placed the letters SH and K on either side of Rihanna’s chest to mimic the word ‘shook.’

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So we hit the interwebs to find videos of South African dancing this Gwarra gwarra dance to compare it to Rihanna’s. Check it out below.

 

 

I Thought I Could Change Chris Brown After the Beating, Rihanna Says

Controversial songstress, Rihanna has finally come out to speak on her relationship with Chris Brown, music, sex and why she is nobody’s bad girl. Rihanna, 27, who is on the November cover of Vanity Fair opens up by saying that her last real boyfriend was Chris Brown despite all the rumors surrounding her love life.

Given her bad girl personality, does Rihanna have sex just for the fun of it? “If I wanted to I would completely do that. I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing. But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move. I would wake up the next day feeling like s**t,” she shares.

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Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the night of the Grammys in 2009. They resumed dating in 2013 before splitting several months after that.

Rihanna says she “a hundred percent” thought she could change Brown. “I was that girl — that girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle sh*t like this,” Rihanna says.

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 “I was very protective of him,” she stresses. “I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you — because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away.”

Rihanna also revealed that her and Chris Brown do not talk at all although she doesn’t hate him. “I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”

Rihanna orders Lewis Hamilton to cut ties with ex

Rihanna has allegedly banned Lewis Hamilton from communicating with ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger because she is worried ”that a spark may still linger” between them.

The 27-year-old singer, who has been linked to the British Formula One driver since July, has reportedly demanded he completely ”cut contact” with his ex-girlfriend if he wants to continue dating her.

A source said: ”Nicole was constantly texting Lewis and it annoyed Rihanna. So she told him that if he doesn’t cut contact, it’s over.”

The 30-year-old star split from former Pussycat Dolls singer Scherzinger, 37, in February after seven years of dating and she is rumoured to now be dating Ed Sheeran, 25.

But the insider told InTouch magazine: ”Rihanna’s worried that a spark may still linger. She wants to ensure she’s the woman in Lewis’ life.”

Despite her concerns, Rihanna’s ”second mum” approves of her new relationship. Sharon Bellamy Thompson – who helped raise the singer as a child, babysitting her and driving her to school – recently said: ”They would have beautiful babies. As long as this man makes her happy, he’s got my approval. You’ve got to love his British charm. ”I saw her at the carnival [in Barbados] and Lewis is so handsome.”

-Times Live

Red Carpet Fashion at the MET Gala 2015

Fashion folk mark their calendars every year for the annual Met Gala and this year’s red carpet fashion it wasn’t any different. The annual  2015 Met Gala was held at  Metropolitan Museum of Art in NewYork and the theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass” .

Some of the celebrities interpreted the theme quite literally as the dresses they ranged from wild, disastrous, a bit of good and the really boring ones.

Check out the red carpet fashion below. There was a near naked competition between Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce, who do you think pulled it off best?

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Rihanna Steals The Show At the Met Gala

Rihanna managed to pull the red carpet out from under the rest of the celebrities at the Met Gala on Monday when she swooped in wearing a fur-trimmed yellow cape with floral swirls of gold and a train so long it required three wranglers.

The ensemble came with a little pink mini-dress underneath, and a sparkling tiara. In keeping with the evening’s theme — China, and its artistic influence on the West — the outfit came from Beijing-based designer Guo Pei, whose sumptuous designs also are on display in the current Metropolitan Museum exhibit, “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

As befitting a star — or fashion royalty — Rihanna commanded premium attention on the carpet by being one of the very last to arrive. But compared to another A-lister, she was an early-bird.

Check out the gown below

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Jay Z launches music streaming service – Tidal

Jay Z has officially launched his new music streaming service, named Tidal, with the help of some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce, Kanye West and Alicia Keys are among the A-list celebrities who co-own Jay Z’s new venture.

Tidal is the first artist-owned platform for music and video.

It hopes to address musicians’ concerns that they are losing out financially in an age of music downloads and booming streaming services.

Speaking at the launch event in New York, Keys said Tidal aims to “forever change the course of music history”.

The co-owners – who also include Daft Punk and Jack White – lined up on stage to sign a declaration of a “whole new era”.

“Our mission goes beyond commerce, it goes beyond technology. Our intent is to preserve music’s importance in our lives,” Keys said.

Tidal is likely to face tough competition from existing streaming services like Spotify. Both Spotify and Tidal are membership-based services.

For $19.99 (Sh 1,800) a month, subscribers are able to access to millions of songs and videos which users can stream or listen to offline.

Tidal is available in 35 countries around the world.

Karrueche Tran might get back with Chris Brown

Karrueche Tran was left heartbroken by Chris Brown on various occasions but the last straw came about when she found out that he has a 9 month old daughter.

In a recent interview,Tran was left in tears as she revealed how the singer “betrayed” her.

She said that while she’s finished with him now – she still loves him.

During the interview  she got emotional revealing how Chris tried to apologise and woo her back.

The couple have been on and off over four years and even endured some issues with his ex-Rihanna.

She said “I feel hurt because the man I loved betrayed me. I will never again let a man disrespect me,”.

“I want my voice to be heard…I want to clear it up and tell my story and tell my side.”

“I still love him. I’ve changed to help him—go to church, pray, yoga, meditate—if he were to change, we would be in a better place, but that’s the problem,” she explained.

“He did give me love. Maybe it wasn’t the right love or the same level but he’s a product of his environment growing up. There’s no doubt in my mind that Chris loves me. I know he does.”

Upon being asked whether she could see herself getting back together with Chris, she said: “No, right now, I’m saying no.”

 

Chris Brown finishes probation for assaulting Rihanna

Chris Brown’s has finished serving his period of probation for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna six years ago.

The singer hugged his lawyer after a judge said he had completed community service requirements and closed the case.

“IM OFF PROBATION!!!!!!!! Thank the Lord!!!!!!” he tweeted after leaving the court, while his lawyer Mark Geragos said: “I couldn’t be more delighted,” adding that Friday’s hearing was “a monumental feat”.

Brown had pleaded guilty to the 2009 attack and had been under supervision following the assault that took place hours before the US Grammy Awards.

The attack led to immediate fallout for Brown, although his career has partially rebounded and he went on to win a Grammy Award three years after the attack.

Rihanna named face of Dior

Rihanna has become the first black woman ever to be named as the face of Christian Dior the fashion house.

The pop singer will be a part of Dior’s ‘Secret Garden’ campaign. Rihanna will follow in the footsteps of other celebrities who have represented Dior including Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, and Marion Cotillard.

She is continuing to build her fashion resume, which also includes a new partnership with Puma.

Rihanna was named the Creative Director and chief consultant for Puma’s womenswear line, for which she will be working on their fitness and training apparel and shoes.

Her fashion opportunities have not slowed down her music career though.

The pop singer has the current number 1 song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, with her “FourFiveSeconds” (along with Kanye West and Paul McCartney).

The song is currently  at Number 5 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart and will be featured on her upcoming album, which is expected to be released sometime this year. The album will be produced by Kanye West.

Rihanna has ‘practically moved in’ with Leonardo DiCaprio

Rihanna has ”practically moved in” with Leonardo DiCaprio in his Los Angeles home, and the fledgling couple are already planning holidays together.

Rihanna’s relationship with DiCaprio is believed to be hotting up as they are spending more and more time together in the 40-year-old star’s home. A source revealed: ”It’s like she’s practically moved in.”

The 27-year-old musician – who is currently in France for Paris Fashion Week – has been made to feel at home in the Hollywood star’s Los Angeles home, being treated to her own special areas including a room specifically for her to smoke in.

The source continued: ”It’s like she’s practically moved in. Leo has been sweet and cordoned off little areas for her in the home that are just for her, like a smoke room.”

The couple were first rumoured to be dating shortly before Christmas, but their relationship has quickly gone from strength to strength and the Bajan beauty has already promised to take DiCaprio back to Barbados next month, where he will be a guest at her cousin’s wedding.

And the pair will use their trip to the tiny island to also enjoy a romantic getaway together, planning to escape for some alone time on a nearby yacht. The insider told The Sun newspaper: ”Afterwards Rihanna and Leo are going to spend a few days by themselves on a yacht.”

-timeslive.co.za

Rihanna’s S&M magazine photoshoot (images)

Bad girl riri aka Rihanna famous for her song S&M expressing about her  excitement for r penchant for chains and whips, took it a notch higher and went ahead to do a photoshoot based on the same for AnOther magazine.

She was dressed in her boudoir attire by donning a bondage inspired outfit during the shoot.

The Umbrella singer has been busy working on her long-awaited eighth album.

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Unbelievable celebrity baby photos, check out Kerry Washington

It is possible to tell certain personalities from their baby photos and some not so much. Which celebrity below still looks as they did in their childhood?  Would you recognize them from their baby photos? Check them out below

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