She was the best, a breath of fresh air, she had literally come out of the blues and was cracking ribs left and right. Her act was unprecedented, delivering something that every Kenyan could relate to, that one teacher who is total comedy and does more to ruin one’s education than a roll of weed.(…)
Double world 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi is being investigated by police in Eldoret over allegations of being involved in an affair gone horribly wrong.
The athlete, who will be representing Kenya in the London Olympics, presented himself to the police and recorded a statement in which he denied stabbing the woman. Kemboi reportedly said they were attacked by thugs.
Africa’s hip hop sensation, Ice Prince together with fast rising rap group Camp Mulla have decided to put their BET nominations to good use by joining Coldplay in highlighting the looming humanitarian crises happening in the Sahel region of West Africa.
Xtatic. Remember this name, you’ll be screaming it later. That, my friends, is the first Kenyan to hit the big league by signing a multiple record deal with global recording company Sony Music Entertainment.
You’re forgiven if you don’t know who she is; she has not been around much but one listen to her track, The Prep Track, and you know why Sony has decided to make history with the self-proclaimed “Street Girl and Glam Girl”.
Tusker Project Fame season 3 winner Alpha Rwirangira is a disgruntled man and he is about to be EABL’s nightmare with claims that they use contestants for monetary gain.
In a heartfelt post directed at the competition’s organizers, East Africa’s Breweries Limited, the Rwandan born singer, who bagged Sh5 million after winning the show, accuses the organizers of failing to deliver on their promises and contributing to the inability of the contest winners to make it in the music industry after the show.
The acting industry belongs to four people as far as the pay cheque is concerned: Naomi Kamau, Charles Bukeko, Mwala and John Sibi-Okumu. They are the people with the top shows and most bankable faces and voices in Kenya. iZvipi highlights some of the country’s small-screen big earners.
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Catchy is the notion that resonates in the air, when Madtraxx’s song plays. It gives one that irresistible urge to stand up and dance, to close one’s eyes and get lost in the long tapestry of beautiful chords. Madtraxx has come up as an artist with an intense hunger for perfection, an ear for the masses and a stroke of uniqueness almost extinct to the lots of Kenyan wannabe producers and artists. His niche is music for the ear, call it mass appeal.
Manute Bol, 47, who was an NBA breakout star of the 80′s, died on Saturday at the age of 47. Cause of death was said to be severe kidney trouble and complications of a rare skin disorder, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
According to a report by AP, Bol was hospitalised late May when he fell ill during a layover on a trip home from Sudan where he had gone for a charity event. Bol died at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
Forbes magazine just released it’s list of the people whose bank balance grew more than the GDP of some countries in a year. Oprah Winfrey made some serious mullah to top the magazine’s celebrity power list.
The appointment of top Kenyan radio presenter Caroline Mutoko as the chair of the Kenya Tourist Development Corporation (KTDC) has been blocked by the High Court.
According to the Standard, the High Court, through Justice Cecilia Githua suspended the gazette notice through which Tourism minister Dan Mwazo appointed Mutoko, and members Mr Vincent Watti, Ms Dorah Waruiru, Mr Vincent Mwalenga Mwakia and Mr Nassir Ali Said. Mutoko, the breakfast show host at Kiss 100, was also blocked from becoming a member of the board of Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels. A person appointed as chair of KTDC automatically becomes a board member of the government owned Kenya Safari Lodges and Hotels. Mwazo had replaced the whole team that Najib Balala left at KTDC.
Grab a pair of tissues, this might leave you bawling out of control. Former TV host, Lorna Irungu has finally bared her soul about her battle with kidney disease for the last 12 years documenting her very low moments and why she thought she wouldn’t live to see 30.
A Prime Minister asking us to save a president, how rare is that especially in Africa? Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga is leading the charge to get rapper Prezzo win the Big Brother Africa contest which comes to an this week.
Don’t sweat it people, we are just getting started although we could have done with some good news from London. Yesterday, the sole Kenyan boxer repping the country at the London Olympics, Benson Njangiru was boxed out of the games by Egyptian boxer, Hesham Abdel-Aal who proceeded to the last round of 16 of the men’s Fly championship by two points.
Rapper Jaguar has rubbished reports that he has vowed to move to Uganda if Prezzo wins Big Brother Africa on Sunday.
Yesterday, a fake Jaguar Twitter account sparked off a storm after it asked Jaguar fans “not to vote for this scumbag”. Whoever is behind the account further tweeted the Daily Nation, KTN anchor Ann Kiguta and events’ organiser Big Kev, saying: “BBA? Prezzo a waste of votes… He wins am moving to UGANDA for good…NO VOTES FOR PREZZO BBA”
Maisha inatubamba si siri… Tuko range ya 4.6… Hatujavunja law ispokua ya gravity.” Two of the biggest names in Kenyan music, word play genius Juliani and Calif records’ biggest name, Jua Cali team up for what should be the song you will all be rocking to for the next few weeks.
The world renown “Kemboi Dance” was on full display last night after Kenya’s Ezekiel Kemboi regained his 2004 title and also won the country’s first Gold Medal at the London Olympics. Kemboi, who is facing assault charges back at home, put all that in the back-burner as he blazed his last 3000m steeplechase race ahead of France’s Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad and fellow Kenyan Abel Kiprop Mutai.
So close yet so far. Our boy, rapper Prezzo was within touching distance of the $300,000 jackpot but he lost it to South Africa’s Keagan. After 91 days on lockdown, Keagan was the last man standing and although he didn’t look that excited, he will be smiling all the way to the bank. After Lady May was ousted, whom many in Kenya thought would pose the greatest challenge to Prezzo, a Kenya win looked probable but that changed when he was the second last man to leave the house.
Rapper Nonini has taken on a new role as a radio presenter at OneFM. Nonini, real names Hubert Nakitare has taken over 1-Breakfast which was previously hosted by Marcus Olang’ and Tina Kagia. Tina Kagia, the fast rising radio star, who recently moved to the station from Classic 105 has been moved to 1-Active, the station’s Mid-Morning show while Marcus is yet to be given a show leading many to speculate that he has been dropped.
Blow the trumpets, the President is back. Big Brother contestant Prezzo jetted back home this morning after a 91-day stay in South Africa and was met at the airport by an entourage led by his mother and his Makini Music Group signee, rapper Cannibal.
One of the hottest names in Reggae right now, Jamaica’s Demarco, is scheduled for a live concert in Uganda next week.
He will be accompanied by Ragga star Wayne Wonder and Kenya’s Madtraxx at the KFM sponsored concert to be held at the Lugogo Cricket Oval stadium in Kampala. Demarco, real names Colin Demar Edwards, is best known for his hit singles “True Friend” and “Show It (So Sexy)” and has been at the forefront of taking the Riddim age to new heights.