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Friday, 28 November 2014

Has Tina Kagia Reconciled With Comedian Hubby, Masanduku Junior?


Radio presenter Tina Kagia who has hust celebrated her birthday posted a 'Thank you' note that also intimated that her public break up with hubby JB Masanduku is a thing of the past.

Tina posted the message on Facebook saying, "Thanking God for yet another beautiful year!! As I celebrate my birthday I want to thank the special people in my life. My mama and papa for bringing me into this world and always being there to help me become the person I have become."

She then continued, "My family. My husband Nathan Kimani aka Masanduku the 2nd for his endless support and love.My kids for always putting a smile on my face.My siblings who have been my best friends since I made my entry into this world. And you my friends!! you make radio so much fun!! Nawapenda wote!"

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

This Is Why DJ Mo Was Arrested!

Yesterday, TV personality and popular gospel DJ was arrested for allegedly "not bribing police officers" who stopped him on the Naivasha-Nairobi highway.

At the time of the incident, DJ Mo was with his wife and Mr Seed who documented the arrest with their smart phones.

DJ Mo posted the drama on his Facebook page: "Jana I appreciated the words of David in 2 Samuel 24:14 when he said it is best to fall into the hands of the Lord because He is all merciful rather than fall into the hands of man whose mercies run low.

"By the way this happened along the Naivasha - Nairobi highway after I refused to pay a bribe, allegedly driving a car with tinted windows, and when I agreed to go to the police station I declined the officer riding in my car since there's no law that states that. He he, my wife is good in taking photos. And I believe this has been happening to many motorists along this highway. I think something should be done as soon as possible."

The musician was later released after paying a fine of Sh10,000.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Victoria Kimani's New Song Is An Ode To her Love

Chocolate City’s raving East African songstress Victoria Kimani releases her newest single Show produced by prolific Made Men Music group producer Tekno Miles.

Following up her successful East African hit Prokoto with featured Diamond Platnumz and Ommy Dimpoz, Victoria Kimani delivers yet another party track to rock the dance floor and celebrate the upcoming holiday season across Africa.

Show comes with a cool groovy tune that has this mature flow to it, it also doesn’t fail to take you to the dance floor. Victoria Kimani does an amazing job with her vocals on an overall excellent beat by Tekno Miles.

This could easily be the party jam of the season. Victoria Kimani recently shared the same stage with Hip Hop legend Calvin “T.I.P” Harris at the highly publicized Serengetti Festival in Tanzania.

2 Face And Wizkid For First Ever Joint South African Tour

Best selling Nigerian popstar, 2Face Idibia and award winning hitmaker, Wizkid are off to South Africa for the second leg of their wave making international club tours.

The superstar Hennessy Artistry headliners will debut at Harem Nightclub in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday, November 21, 2014 for their first-ever collaborative South African performance.

2Face commented, “Jo’Burg, South Africa should get ready… The Hennessy Artistry team are in town and we are shutting down Harem this weekend!”

“This Friday is going to be amazing! Cant wait to set Jo’Burg on fire with the legend, 2Baba!” Wizkid said. Brand Manager for Hennessy Nigeria, Lere Awokoya commented, “Ghana was one memorable experience and I expect SA on the 21st of November should no different… Hennessy Artistry Nigeria has elevated to an international level and 2Face and Wizkid are internationally recognized artistes – it’s the right fit with what we are trying to achieve. This Friday at Club Harem, Joburg will get the opportunity to experience the Hennessy Artistry blend these two heavyweights.”

The Hennessy Artistry team will later this month party in Lagos for the final club tour, which will hold in Club Escape in Victoria Island on Thursday, November 27th.

The event will feature performances from 2Face, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Reminisce, Shaydee with DJ Xclusive as guest DJ for the night.

Jaguar To Unveil Remix To One Centimeter With Iyanya

Jaguar will soon be unveiling his latest remix of his hit single One Centimeter that will feature Nigerian hearththrob, Iyanya.

He annouced this news on his Facebook page.

He wrote, "Its a wrap. With Iyanya - One centimeter remix coming thru. ‪#‎mainswitch‬"

Avril Shows An Intimate Side In New Music Video

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Lawyer Philip Murgor Is New Chairman of WildlifeDirect Kenya

The Board of Directors of WildlifeDirect is happy to announce the appointment of Philip Murgor as the new Chairman of the Board of WildlifeDirect Kenya.

Murgor's appointment was made at a board meeting held at the Amboseli National Park in early November 2014. The international board was in Kenya to mark the first anniversary of WildlifeDirect's flagship campaign, Hands Off Our Elephants.

This appointment will greatly strengthen the organisation, given his wealth of experience gained over two decades, working in both local and international litigation, serving formerly as a State Counsel, as Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions and currently as the managing partner of Murgor and Murgor Advocates. WildlifeDirect is committed and dedicated to changing laws and people's behaviour and attitudes related to wildlife crime in Kenya and throughout Africa.

In the last year, WildlifeDirect, through its Hands Off Our Elephants campaign, was in the forefront in championing the passing into law of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act 2013.

Currently, the organisation is conducting a study into the enforce-ability of the new law in relation to wildlife trafficking crimes in Kenya. Philip Murgor's contribution towards this end will not only be felt in Kenya but across the entire African continent where the Hands Off our Elephants campaign will go.

Other members of the Kenyan board include development expert Irungu Houghton and Ali Daud Mohamed, the Climate Change Advisor in the office of the Deputy President.

The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is the patron of the Hands Off Our Elephants campaign, launched to advocate for the protection of remaining elephant populations.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Lupita Is 2014's Glamour Women of the Year

Lupita Nyong’o was feted with the top prize at the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City on Monday night.

The Oscar winner was handed the Woman of the Year accolade by publishers of the publication, and Nyong’o took to the stage to deliver a moving speech in front of the crowd at the iconic Carnegie Hall.

Lupita said, “I am still a work in progress and hope to always be… To be woman is to be human. And to be human is to seek perfection and to find joy in never obtaining it.”

Among the other honorees of the night were actress/writer Mindy Kaling, Orange is the New Black star and equality advocate Laverne Cox, creative director of Alexander McQueen Sarah Burton, supermodel Natalia Vodianova, and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton.

Tim Westwood Expected In Naija For Heineken Green Light Party


World Famous Hip Hop DJ, Tim Westwood is scheduled to land in Lagos on Wednesday November 12th, for the last Heineken Green Light Party holding on Friday, November 14th, at Club Quilox.

“Quilox is the hottest party in the world! Nigeria is where it’s at! Can’t wait for the #HeinekenGreenLight party!” said an elated Tim Westwood, from London, before departing for Lagos to headline the posh club gig.

The Heineken Green Light Party, which kicked off on an exciting note at Club Escape, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday 4th October 2014, with Akon‘s official DJ, Benny D, and continued on Friday 24th October, 2014 at Spice Route with DJ Babey Drew, make Lagos glow again as Tim Westwood joins homeboy DJ Xclusive to deliver a spectacular night at Club Quilox on Friday November 14th 2014.

Heineken Green Light is a series of clubbing events designed to transform the Lagos nightlife, as we know it, with the consumers at the heart of the event.

Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #HeinekenGreenLight.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Leading African Activist Named Winner of Top Global Environmental Prize

Fatima Jibrell, one of Africa’s leading environmental activists and founder of Adeso (formerly known as Horn Relief), is to become the first Somali to win a Champions of the Earth award.

The Inspiration and Action award, which has been won in previous years by Brian McClendon of Google Earth, and Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food, will be awarded to Fatima Jibrell for her outstanding contribution and service to the planet through her efforts to build peace, advocate for better environmental practices, and protect the livelihoods of Somalia’s pastoralists.

We invite you to attend the historic announcement of the award and to hear from Fatima Jibrell in her own words, what this award signifies to her, to Somalia, and to Kenya, where her organization undertakes work of critical importance to the environment and to the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people.

Champions of the Earth is the United Nations' flagship environmental award launched in 2005 that recognizes outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship, and civil society action.

Whether by helping to improve the management of natural resources, demonstrating new ways to tackle climate change or raising awareness of emerging environmental challenges, Champions of the Earth should serve as an inspiration for transformative action across the world.

Past laureates have included Mikhail Gorbachev, Al Gore, Felipe Calderon, Mohamed Nasheed, Marina Silva, Vinod Khosla, and many other such exemplary leaders on the environment and development front.

The full Awards Ceremony will take place at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. on November 19th, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

2 Face, Naeto C And Wizkid's First Ladies Support Them On The Hennessey Artistry Club Tour

The Hennessy Artistry club tour which held at in Abuja, saw three of our favourite celebrity faces, Annie Idibia, Nicole Chikwe and Tania Omotayo attend the Hennessy Artistry club tour in the arms of their men.

This years headliners, 2Face and Wizkid who took over The Bank nightclub in Abuja gave a special recognition to Hennessy Artistry alumni, Naeto C as they performed on stage together.

Annie Idibia and Tania Omotayo were also seen chatting through out the night as they enjoyed the night with their men.

Naeto C and wife, Nichole, have been out of the entertainment scene since the birth of their baby girl stepped into the club holding hands, and whispering in each other’s ears as they showed support for the headliners.

Naeto C also came on stage as headliners, 2Face and Wizkid performed this year’s Hennessy Artistry theme song.





When Coke Studio Went Off Script For Diamond And Yemi Alade


Diamond brings his latest hit "Ukimwona" on Coke Studio Africa for a performance together with Yemi Alade. They two meet the Coke Studio creative team who add a special effect to the song, which Diamond considers very special.

Here is the result of the music video like setting for the Live recorded TV music show.

This is a good thing seeing as the deadly track doesn't have a music video to jam to.

Friday, 31 October 2014

This Is What Jimmy Dludlu Will Be Doing In Kenya!

Safaricom has announced that it will be hosting Mozambican Jazz artist Jimmy Dludlu for a concert in Nairobi as it continues its Jazz Series of performances. Dudlu will give a live performance on 5th December at the Safaricom Kasarani Indoor Arena.

Before the concert, he will dedicate his time at a master class for local Jazz artists and students from the Korogocho–based Ghetto Classics Music program, where he will teach the aspiring artists various playing techniques for the jazz guitar.

“I am excited to meet young talented artists and share my experiences with what the rising talent in Kenya with the hope that it will be beneficial to their careers in future,” said Dludulu.

“Nothing gives me greater pleasure than giving young musicians the chance to explore their musical talents.”

Dludlu’s break-out success came in the mid-1980s when he played at the Botswana Independence celebrations.

A self-taught talent, he has worked alongside African greats such as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Congolese singer Papa Wemba.

He perfected his craft at the University of Cape Town where he studied jazz for three years. Proceeds from his Nairobi show will towards the Korogocho–based Ghetto Classics Music program, which uses music education to instill life skills in youth from under privileged backgrounds.

Through studying and rehearsing music, young people learn to channel their energies into the strict discipline music calls for, and also access an outlet for their talent to express itself.

During the September edition of Safarciom Jazz Series, multi- award winning Nigerian Jazz guitarist and singer Kunle Ayo performed at the Carnivore Grounds to great reviews.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Bollywood's King Of Melody In Kenya For Diwali

To add spice to this year’s Diwali celebrations Mohit Chauhan, Bollywood’s King of Melody is set to give a starring performance this Saturday (November 1st) at the Moi International Safaricom Indoor Arena at Kasarani.

The concert is organized by Mani Productions and Securex Agencies Limited is the official security partner James Nicholl, the Securex Head of Operations has assured the public that they have put stringent measures in place to ensure the safety of the audience and the smooth running of the show.

Nicholl explained, “We will have our team manning the Arena and dogs patrolling all evening. Thorough screening will be conducted both at the VIP and the public entrances. Securex will provide their fire engines and an ambulance for the event.”

Mohit Chauhan is an Indian singer, most known for his work as a playback singer for Bollywood movies as well as the former front-man of the Indipop band Silk Route.

He is a two-time recipient of the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer as well as several other Best Male Singer awards.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

This Is WizKid's On/Off Girlfriend. Not Victoria Kimani!


StarBoy Wizkid was spotted last weekend with on and off girlfriend, Tania Omotayo at the Hennessy Artistry club tour in Club MVP, Lekki.

The pair who have had their issues over time making Wizkid reveal that he is single and searching in a recent interview may have reunited very recently as fans spotted them at the event and they posed for pictures with fans and guests present.



Tania could not contain her excitement and support for Wizkid as she danced and sang along to his performance alongside 2Face.

Other guests at the club tour include AY, Jimmie, BlackMagic, Okey Bakassi, Yaw, Mike Ezuoronye, Chris Okagbue, Solid Star, Sensei Uche, Tania Omotayo, Moet Abebe, Pearl among many other guests.

The Hennessy Artistry team continues in Abuja this weekend with another round of exciting performances from this year’s headliners, 2Face Idibia and Wizkid at clubs, Cosmopolitan on Friday, October 31st and The Bank on November 1st.

Photos/BHM

This Is Why The Fundi-Mental Female Cast Took Off Thier Tops

Last week the female cast of “Fundi-Mentals” movie (Kalekye Mumo, Lizz Njagah, Neomi Ng'ang'a, Milkah Ndegwa, Florence Nduta and Ruth Maingi) did a bold photo-shoot in order to bring awareness to the public about breast cancer.

The photo shoot brought a wave of mainly positive reactions and made more actors and crew to join the cause!

The female cast also challenged the male cast of the movie to do the same, as breast cancer is not just a female issue. Breast cancer is often thought of as a condition that only affects women, but men can also develop it.

Breast cancer in men is much less common than breast cancer in women, with only around one new case diagnosed for every 100,000 men each year. Breast cancer occurs mainly in women, but men can get it, too.

Many people do not realize that men have breast tissue and that they can develop breast cancer.

The actors and crew joined the bold Photoshoot to encourage men and women to #ProtectThem and #CheckThem.

The brave people are: Gerald Langiri (Fundi-Mentals, House of Lungula), Charles Karumi (Fundi-Mentals, Jane and Abel), Adhiambo Opondo (Fundi-Mentals, House of Lungula), Sheila Kwamboka (House of Lungula, Love or Die), Olympia Owira (Lies the bind, Block D) and make up artist Michelle Onginjo.

We hope that more actors will follow!


Fundi-Mentals the movie, which is a co-production of Historia Films and Native Productions, is currently finishing postproduction and will be ready for release early 2015. You can check the crazy trailer here:

The movie is about Joseph (Gerald Langiri) and his assistant Moses (Charlie Karumi) who like to think of themselves as the Best Fundis in Kinoo, despite their unorthodox methods.

But the entry of a new Multinational Service Company in town throws all this in jeopardy. To avoid going out of business, they introduce to their female customers a new type of sex-press service with hilarious results!



Also starring in the movie is Florence Nduta, Lizz Njagah, Kalekye Mumo, Neomi Ng’ang’a, Veronica Waceke, Ruth Maingi, Milkah Ndegwa and Ojiambo Ainea.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Sauti Sol Beats Davido For Best African Act Slot At The MTV EMAs 2014

MTV Base revealed Kenyan Afro-pop group Sauti Sol as the winner of Best African Act at the 2014 MTV EMA, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world.

Over the years Nigerian artists have had significant success in the Best African Act category, this year Kenyan Afro-pop group Sauti Sol is officially the first Kenyan act ever to receive this award, the Afro Pop band beat fellow nominees Davido, Toofan, Diamond and Goldfish to win the title of Best African Act.

Sauti Sol now has the opportunity to be voted into the prestigious Worldwide Act award category, the winner which will be revealed during the 2014 MTV EMA in Glasgow.

British rock legend Ozzy Ozbourne will be honored with the Global Icon Award and will be in Glasgow to accept his award.

Fans can now vote for the Worldwide Act and their favorite artists across all other 2014 MTV EMA categories at mtvema.com.

Voting closes on 8 November 2014 at 00:59 CAT.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

So This Is The Apology For That "You Could Get Aids From Towels" Comment?

Kenyans are not accepting an apology posted on the 700 Club Facebook page over Dr Pat Robertson's remarks about the country.

Radio presenter Ciru Muriuki said it is a "non apology".

The apology read, "On last Thursday’s The 700 Club broadcast, Dr. Robertson was responding to a viewer’s question about a mission trip to Kenya and getting Ebola. In his answer about the health dangers posed by such a trip, Dr. Robertson misspoke about the possibility of getting AIDS from towels. CBN recognized this error immediately and removed that statement from the online archive. CBN apologizes for any confusion."

Ciru posted, "What a ridiculous non-apology. There was no "confusion". Just a display of abject ignorance and blatant bigotry. Come to Kenya Dr Robertson. I will meet you at the airport with a towel."

Another dissatisfied Kenyan added, "It CBN or Pat apologising? James 3:1 says 'teachers will be judged harshly', it calls for responsibility. It is also helpful to always ensure the word of God and not pat or any other person to be the final authority in all things. We must be like the bereans in Acts 17:11 who checked everything with scripture. This is not the first time #pat has erred biblically. I wonder why he is constantly given the spotlight and made to be an authority in all things. The credibility of #cbn is waning day by day! So sad!"

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Edi Gathegi Calls Out Hollywood Actor To Dance For Ebola Awareness

Actor Kevin Bacon has burst a few moves for a new social media campaign aimed at Ebola awareness.

The actor danced to Deniece Williams' hit single Let's Hear It for the Boys, which featured in his 1984 musical movie, in support of the #ShakeOffEbola drive.

Kevin was nominated for the challenge by his X-Men: First Class co-star, Edi Gathegi, and his The Following castmate Sam Underwood.

In the video, which was posted on the social media, Kevin says, "So my buddy Edi Gathegi called me out for the Shake Off Ebola dance challenge and I made a donation but I'll do a little dance anyway just for the hell of it and I'm calling out Sam Underwood from The Following because I know you got the moves and I'm sorry you missed the dance party."

Underwood took on the challenge and performed a professional-looking tap routine with four female backing dancers.

The drive is part of the End Ebola Now campaign, which is working to stop the spread of the deadly disease following more than 4,000 deaths in West Africa since the outbreak began earlier this year.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Reese Witherspoon Speaks About Visiting Kenya's Refugee Camp


Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon says her visit to Kakuma Refugee camp, with her daughter Ava, 15 was an "emotional" trip.

The 38-year-old actress plays a job counsellor helping refugees settle into America in her new movie, Good Lie. That stars Sudanese icons Ger Duany and Emmanuel Jal. Ugandan actor Arnold Oceng also joins the starstudded flick.

Reese told American press: “I didn’t want to just do the part in Atlanta and go home to my life. I wanted to see what that experience was like. It was very emotional, seeing over 250,000 people displaced, sleeping on concrete slabs, kids who were sick. I took my teenage daughter and she didn’t say a word the whole day. I think it’s going to affect her for a long time, as it will me.

“Kids nowadays have all this technology that disconnects them. I think travel is the antidote to that. As much of the world as you can show them is great.”

Wizkid Ready For Kenyan Concert

Nigeria's starboy, Wizkid promises Kenyan fans the hottest concert.

In a video message, Wizkid said, "it is going to be the biggest concert of the year."

He will be performing his hit songs like Caro, Ginger and Pull Over on October 19 at the Carnivore Grounds

Meanwhile. Wizkid will be joined by 2Face in Ghana for the Hennessy Artistry season this weekend.

Lere Awokoya, Brand Manager for Hennessy Nigeria commented, "Our choice of bringing together these talented artistes from around Africa was influenced by the convergence of Africa and Africa's taste in music. Just as Hennessy is consumed in different countries in Africa, Africa has gotten to point where countries are sharing similar music tastes. 2Face and Wizkid have visited a variety of African countries including Ghana repeatedly and this is evident in their relevance in the African continent today"


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Here Is How To Vote For Sauti Sol To Win The MTV EMA


African top group, Sauti Sol is nominated as Best African Act at the upcoming 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), making them Kenya’s first group to be recognised by the prestigious MTV global music ceremony.

The Kenyan group Sauti Sol is up against fellow African music giants: Davido (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Toofan (Togo) and Goldfish (South Africa), in this hotly contested category.

Sauti Sol is set to represent Kenya and East Africa at 2014 MTV EMA ceremony that will take place at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow Scotland, on 9th November.

They will be joining a host of other international music acts and nominees including Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, One Direction, among others.

Voting for Sauti Sol as Best African Act at 2014 MTV EMA doesn’t require any sort of identification or procedure.

It’s as simple as a click away and open 24 hours a day, every second via http://base.mtvema.com/vote

Monday, 29 September 2014

Which Version Of Waje's Onye Gets You?

Waje performed the ballad version of her hit song Onye during Saturday night's Coke Studio Africa TV show.

I gotta ask.

Which version gets you?
The ballad.


Or the up-tempo track?

Elani Elated At Pan African Nomination For AFRIMA Awards

 
The fastest growing afro fusion pop stars, Elani, are making a mark in Africa.

After their Channel O nomination, they bagged another continental nod.

The band posted about it on their Facebook page.

They wrote: "Thank you GOD for TWO more major nominations that have come our way. Elani (Kenya) with Kookoo nominated for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in two categories.

"1.REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT and 2.BEST AFRICAN POP SONG. We are totally humbled and we thank you once again ‪#‎TeamElani‬ for being so amazing and getting us here.Please vote for us online via (www.afrima.org , Twitter : @afrimawards, Facebook : AFRIMA2014) Let's bring it home!!!VOTE VOTE VOTE http://bit.ly/1wQnsif."