Usijidharau: TBT photos of your favorite celebs will leave you laughing

Its that day of the week where we look at throw back photos of your favorite celebrities,some of them walikua wamechapa but as they say ‘bora uhai’.

While back then most musicians could not afford to live a good life most of them now can easily afford to travel around,drive expensive cars buy designer clothes and shoes while back then they could only see such in magazines

Here are some some musicians who have undergone serious transformation you would be shocked to see their old photos

1.Nonini

Born Hubert Nakitare,nonini has seen a major transformation not only in his body size, but also in his fashion sense ,music growth,he is a true definition of ‘watu hutoka mbali’

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Genge musicians Nonini and Juacali

2.Diamond

Don’t get it twisted ,your favourite artiste diamond hasn’t always been an eye candy but with the money and the fame things seem to have greatly changed for him.

He can now afford the best of things money can buy and he can mostly be seen rocking designer attire,entertaining beautiful women and of course going for vacations something he could have only dreamt of

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3.Timmy Tdat

Don’t let the biceps lie to you back then Timmy had nothing to flaunt but he can now comfortably buy himself whatever he wants thanx to his music career.

His sense of fashion was way below poor but he has greatly transformed and the meek Timmy is gone.

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Before and after photos of local artiste Timmy Tdat

4.Wyre

Wyre the love child has always been an eye candy but nevertheless less he has seen a major transformation ,as he now looks more mature and confident unlike when he ventured into this music industry.

From back then singing as necessary noize Wyre has remained a sweetheart to many women but too bad he is off the market.

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Wyre the love child

5.Dj Sadic

Forget the good looks and the well kept dreadlocks back then Dj Sadic rocked short hair which made him look so naive an easy target for nairobi thieves who steal from you in broad daylight.

Sadic has seen a major transformation given the fact he is among the best dressed DJ’s in Kenya something he never thought he would achieve

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Before and after photos of Dj Sadic

6.Akothee

The self proclaimed queen of single mothers hasn’t always had it easy in life ,with time she has seen a major transformation and the photo below is a proof of that.

She now boasts of designer shoes,clothes,watches and a beautiful mansion to top it all.

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Local Kenyan artiste Akothee

7.Jua cali

Juacali popularly know as ‘Baba yao’ has seen a major transformation in his physical appearance ,going by his throw back photos,the only thing the musician has maintained all these years is his beautiful hair which seems to be growing longer by the day.

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left:Juacali back in the day Right:Juacali with fellow musician Wyre the love child.

8.Redsan

The ‘Shoulder back’ artiste has changed alot from the skinny young man he was to a true ‘gentleman ‘ who leaves ladies yearning for more,through the years the only thing he has maintained is his durag for reasons only best known to him.

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9.Anita Nderu

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10.Wilbroda

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Remember Mad Ice? He is back with a new single, “Beautiful” ft Wyre and Richie Loop

After two years of silence since his 2016 release Delilah, Singer Mad Ice is back with a bang with a new hit “Beautiful” which is set to shake the industry.

The musician returns strong with ‘Beautiful’ featuring Kenya’s top Dancehall and Reggae artist Wyre plus multi-talented Jamaican singer and hitmaker Richie Loop. Beautiful is a collaboration of three distinctive musical talents giving it a blend of Pop, Afrobeat and Dancehall.

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The song is captivating for its great beat with Mad Ice captivating us with his smooth Voice while Wyre and Richie loop kill it with their reggae inclusion ,something that adds great hype to the song.Check out the Video

 

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A look inside Diamond Platnumz’ album launch event (Photos)

The much-anticipated Diamond Platnumz’ album launch went down at the Kenya National Theatre last night.

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Diamond Platnumz and Omarion on stage

The invites only party was attended by local artistes, media personalities, Wasafi crew, Diamond Platnumz’ mother, sister Esma and American rapper Omarion.

In case you were not invited, here are the photos of those who attended, go through and vote for the best dressed

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Diamond Platnumz’ mother during his album launch

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Harmonize at Diamond Platnumz’ album launch

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Maina Kageni on stage during Diamond Platnumz’ album launch

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Classic 105’s Mike Mondo with a friend at Diamond Platnumz’ album launch

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Local artistes

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Diamond Platnumz on stage during his album launch

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L-R: Kriss Darlin, Timmy Tdat and hair stylist Eric

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Elani Kenya

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DJ Sadiq

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Wyre

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Wasafi crew with Diamond Platnumz’ family

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Diamond Platnumz and his mother

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Bahati with Eric

9 Celebrity Wives Who Keep Away From The Limelight

We all know the showbiz business is all about the glitz and glam. Celebrities are all about showing off their pretty wives from visiting lavish places to showing up at red carpet events.

However as much as you envy their lives, some of the biggest celebrity wives have decided to keep it on the low and stay away from the public limelight.

Here are some of wives of celebrities who are not about the limelight:

1.Jua Kali

There is no doubt he is one of the finest rappers in the country but despite his success, he has chosen to keep his private life under wraps. He is married to the beautiful Lily Asego. Having a good woman on his side, has partly contributed to his success over the years.

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2.Wyre

Wyre can pride himself for being among the musical pioneers in Kenya’s current entertainment industry. He dated his wife for 8years before they got married. He rarely shows his other side, the family side. To date, people don’t even know how his son looks like.

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3. Eric Wainaina

Eric Wainaina married his fiancée Sheba in 2008 and together they have two daughters, Seben and Neo.

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3.Ken Ambani

Ken Ambani is a screen legend since back in the day when there was only a few TV stations to choose from. Away from the screens and film making, Ken is a family man, a husband and a father to very beautiful kids. Ken is very private and he is rarely seen with his better half.

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4.Mark Maasai

Mark Masai is a Kenyan media personality. He is a TV journalist and presenter at NTV who has been described by some of his fans as professional and good looking. He got married to Fiona Nduta back in 2015.

 

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5.John Allan Namu

Apart from being a professional journalist, John Allan Namu is also a loving husband and father. He married his beautiful wife Sheena Makena in 2010 and seven years later they are still solid

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6.Hussein Mohamed

Hussein Mohamed is one of the top news anchors in Kenya and he hosts prime time news in a popular TV station. One thing about Hussein that we rarely see is his private life. He got married in 2014 to a lady by the name Malyun.

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7. Ben Kitili

Ben Kitili is one of the senior anchors in a TV station. He is engaged to the beautiful Amina Mude.

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8.Pitson

Pitson is with no doubt one of the promising artistes in the gospel industry. Apart from his music, he is a family man and is married to Carol Mwai. He describes himself as a great husband.

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9.Tony

Antony Mburu commonly known as Tony, formerly of the M.O.G tops the list of the most private when it comes to his personal life. He walked down the aisle in 2014 and married the love of his life, Marjorie.

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Damian Marley Nails Street Fusion Performance At Carnivore Grounds

Jamaican reggae star Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley stunned fans on Wednesday when he gave one of the most electric performances of the year at the Carnivore Grounds.

The reggae artist seemed to have gotten past Chiko Lawi’s verbal attack that was unleashed on his arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as he gave the crowd an extraordinary show.

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The show kicked off late with our very own rapper Khaligraph Jones who bragged hard about being among curtain-raisers of the reggae legend. He performed tracks such as “Julius Yego,” “Mazishi” and didn’t fail to give a taste of his latest hit “Toa Tint”.

Next on stage was Juacali who was then shortly followed by Jah Lyric backed by The Connection Band.

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The final local act to grace the stage was Wyre The Love Child who ensured the throng was hyped and ready for the headlining act.

The 38-year old star headlined the concert with a terrific performance from several of his hits to the admiration of his fans who sang along.

He performed some of his favorite tracks such as “Affairs of the Heart,” “Set Up Shop,” “Road to Zion,” “Patience” and ” “Welcome to Jamrock”.

Damian also paid tribute to his father reggae legend Bob Marley by performing “Could You Be Loved”, “Is This Love” and “No More Trouble”.

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He brought the house down and delivered a thrilling performance to match the massive turnout.

Even as he left the stage, partygoers continued chanting his rhythms, showing that they wanted more of his fired-up performance.

Check out more photos from the concert;

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Music Icon Suzanne Gachukia Opens Up About Her Marriage To A Diplomat

We all know her as the music icon who dropped some of the euphoric sounds we grew up listening to. The soundtracks of most people’s youth. The Kenyan music industry credits some of it’s success to the hardwork and hustle of Suzanne Gachukia among other industry greats.

Well, she has been on a musical hiatus and that is because she got married a Kenyan diplomat, Richard Opembe, the Kenyan Ambassador to Ireland.

So, how is life as a diplomat’s wife?

“It’s had its challenges. After being a self employed business woman, waking up and not having the studio to go to every morning was – different!” Suzanna told The Star’s Word Is.

Richard Opembe and Suzanna Gachukia

Adding, “In many ways, it has similarities to the entertainment world – you always have to be aware that people are watching you and judging your brand – in this case Kenya – by your behavior.”

Suzanna has a new music project dubbed Zannaziki AllStars VOL I. set to be released on March 28.

She described is as “a retrospective album of songs I’d composed or co- composed/ arranged, sung by other artistes. I actually started it 5 years ago! I thought – this happens all the time in other countries. So why not start that culture here? So that we continue to bring good music to our audiences. I’d also love to do that with the music of other Kenyan composers e.g. Mzee Ngala, Kamaru, the late Habel Kifoto, among others.”

So, what does hubby think about this? Laughing she responded, “Let’s just say – he challenged me to finish this project.”

You have a cushy comfy life, why go back to hectic tour dates, interviews, hustling for air play the whole shebang? “Okay, so women who are married shouldn’t work? I’m not sure how to answer that question…,” Suzanna said.

Suzanna has already released Kondo Gakwa featuring Wyre to rave reviews.

“It’s a children’s game,” she described the single, “I found my auntie Jei teaching it to kindergarten kids where I was teaching music. It caused so much excitement with the kids, I went home and put the chant to music. I couldn’t get the lyrics to work, so I asked my friend, the late David Ohingo, to help me. He re- worked the lyrics to the verses in the original. Wyre also reworked the lyrics in his version. That’s one of the things I love about working with artistes – when they bring their individual flavor to a track.”

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The album is full of remakes o popular songs by various artistes. Full of euphoric moments. Asked about this, the music star said, “Interesting you say that because I do want people to feel a sense of “where was I when this came out?” A young girl who interviewed Wyre and I at the video shoot said she remembers her grandmother singing Kondo Gakwa to her! That was priceless! Some of the songs though will feel like they’re new, because the artistes have taken them, and made them, their own. That’s really nice too!”

She concluded, “Hope to see everyone at the launch – we’ll have some great performances. So far confirmed – Hellen Mtawali, June Gachui, Chris Adwar, Abbi, Neema. It’s going to be an all star line up!”

#FlashBackFriday Necessary Noize

Necessary Noize was one of the first hip-hop music groups in Kenya, formed in the year 2000, it’s members included Nazizi Hirji the only female in the group, singer Kevin Wyre and rapper Bamzigi.

However Bamzigi later left due to personal and label disputes. Wyre and Nazizi remained and later worked and released the album Kenyan girl|Kenyan Boy in 2004.

Their music was based on social issues affecting the Kenyan youth including drugs and H.I.V.

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Music app Mziiki signs Wyre as brand ambassador

Mziiki, a music streaming mobile app has signed RnB and dancehall star Kevin Wyre as the face of the brand in Kenya.

Wyre joins Tanzanian bongo flavour star Diamond PLatinumz whose association was also announced recently.

A statement on their website read “at Mziiki, music is more than a passion. It’s about the way music sparks a movement in our feet. It’s about the beat that fills us with joy. It’s about sharing the groove, starting a celebration, and moving to the rhythm of our favourite tracks. We are an African business with a presence in 12 countries on the continent, proud of our music, proud of our artists.”

Launched in May 2014  with the hashtag #listenloveshare the app has hundreds of exclusively licensed African artists.

The app is available on Blackberry, IOS as well as Android platforms.