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Tuesday, May 31, 2011




Just five months after walking down the aisle, Naija boy Kevin Pam has done his country proud. Perhaps by scoring a better goal than Messi. Well, news reaching us is Tanzanian BBA representative Elizabeth Gupta Chuwang who wed in January is already pregnant. Looks like their Dubai honemoon bore good fruits and that the couple are now looking forward to their first born child. Elizabeth ,according to sources is three months Pregnant and that his hubby is over the moon.Another Tanzanian model Teddy Kalonga Haight is also pregnant. The former EATV presenter is five months pregnant and happy to be carrying a baby for his husband Cody Haight. It must be baby boom for married Tanzanian celebrities.


 Nurses at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi yesterday staged a protest and ejected the hospital's CEO and matron. The nurses said that they had downed their tools because of poor working conditions.
They added that the matron Dr Severina Mbwiria had been transferred to Kangemi health centre but had refused to leave Pumwani.
"She is being protected by the CEO Dr Frida Govedi. They have misappropriated 20 million shillings and Govedi wants her to remain here so that they can cover up the scam," said Benard Inyangala, the chairman of the Kenya Local Government Workers Union.
The nurses strike brought operations at the hospital to a stand still."She takes imprest directly from the source. She has misappropriated funds by purporting that she has has supplied items to the hospital," the nurses said.
They marched into the CEO's office, overturned tables and threw chairs around before ejecting the two out.
They then locked the CEOs office.
The nurses then brought into the office Dr Esther Kiambati who they said had been posted to the hospital as the new matron. Area DO Charles Murimi intervened but was unable to calm the nurses.
"Stay here (in the office) until your appointment letter is cancelled," they told the new matron.
However, the nurses insisted that the operations at the hospital were going on as usual.
"We are the ones who worked last night. Our colleagues are in and no mother nor baby has died. All patients have been well attended to," they said.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


The Sawa Sawa week-end concerts will be staged at the Carnivore Grounds on Saturday 28, May in the evening and Sunday 29, May during the day. Sawa Sawa will feature the ‘main’ concert stage, a (cultural) vending area, food and beverage area, an info market and child activities. The lineup and programming will be (as much as possible) focused on female talent and will be done in such a way that it will cut across audiences of different communities, age, gender, economies and cultures. On Saturday evening the programming will be geared towards the youth and on Sunday day families will be our focus.
For the lineup Sawa Sawa has booked Congolese maestro Fally Ipupa and Kenyan gospel sensation Daddy Owen and Kenyan poet Wanjiku Mwaura for the Saturday evening. Sauti Sol will headline the Sunday day concert next to The Villagers, Maia, Camp Mulla and a collective of young upcoming female vocalists of Kenya including Neema, Dela, Fenna, Muthoni-Drummer queen, Susan of Gogo Simo ,Rachel and Amelina of TPF, who only came together for this occasion. During both days the Sarakasi All Stars (dancers and acrobats) will be at hand to spice up the festival.


Money seems to be following MTV Africa Music Award winner Wahu. The diva was named the face of Rexona antiperspirant which was launched in the Kenyan market in May. Rexona AP is the leading deo-brand in the world. Apparently Unilever conducted extensive research to look for a brand ambassador for Rexona before settling on Wahu. The photo shoot for the advertising campaigns were shot in Turkey. While the TV commercial was done in Thailand and overseen by a top celebrity TV director. As brand ambassador Wahu will appear in all communication including digital and online material. She will also participate in PR activities.


Well,that's according to rumors. Tabasam producer Bably Omar's six year's marriage is facing an acid test. Bably who is also a respected events organizer at the Coast was married to a lady popular known as Kamamz Njeri in showbiz circles in Mombasa,the Coastline of Kenya. Efforts to get his word failed as he's avoiding media intrusion in his marital woes.And as you read this the couple have been separated for over one month now. The cause of their separation remains top secret but close confidants of Bably claim that infidelity played a big role.


It may not be official yet but Showbizxklusivs has learnt that American stars Usher and Keri Hilson will be performing in Kenya in August. Their demands for a Kenyan performance have been received and the “contracts are being negotiated”.
The duo will be performing in Kenya in August, if the deal goes through. According to our source, “The organizers are keeping the details close to their chests until all the details are confirmed and the deal is in the bag.”
Meanwhile, hip pop site HH Wired reports that Keri will be on tour with Lil Wayne on his I Am Still Music Tour till September.  Lloyd, Rick Ross and Far East Movement will join the duo for the tour that will cover nearly 40 cities. As for Usher, his August tour calendar is as clear as a newborn baby’s skin. 

Friday, May 20, 2011


The Naija twins with swagg are good at presents and know men love wheels. The twins presented their elder brother, (not Jude) who got married on May 3, 2011, with a Kia Soul as a wedding gift. How generous! Nice car. The guy will probably pass it on to his wife..


Actress Irene Uwoya is now a mother. The actress who has kept her pregnancy a top secret delivered a baby boy in Dar es salaam last week. She gave birth at Regency hospital and still managed to keep the delivery a top secret. Irene sneaked in Dar es salaam a month ago and has been keeping a very low profile. Her baby boy was immediately name Chris.The actress is married to Rwandese soccer star Hamad Ndikumana.


Theirs seemed like a union sealed in heaven but the latest juice from Tanzania is not tasty. Bongo flava's fast rising star Diamond who has been in the news with his model turned actress boo Wema Sepetu announced their split. The two who have dated for less than a four months have been having serious relationship problems. Diamond who was being interviewed on Clouds FM announced the break up citing the actress's infidelity as the cause. The Bongo flava singer known for his chart-busting runway singles 'Mbagala ' and 'kamwambie' called his ex-squeeze names that cannot be published. 'Wema Sepetu is a cheap whore...she aint my class,'he was overheard saying. Wema Sepetu seems so unlucky in love that all her ex-boyfriends keep dumping her. Before meeting Diamond, the former Miss Tanzania has dated Mr. Blue, Steve Kanumba, T.I.D, Chalz Baba and a former male model just to mention a few.But why in the first place date a cheap whore then call her names..Diamond please spare us this shit.


INTERNATIONAL music stars continue to flock to Zimbabwe – and this time it’s the turn of American hit maker Timbaland, rapper Lil' Kim, RnB star Ciara, Fat Joe and DJ Scratch.
The stars are penciled in to perform in Harare on May 27 at an open-air festival at the Borrowdale Racecourse – part of the first anniversary celebrations of the South African entertainment company, ZAR Empire, which is owned by millionaire, Kenny Kunene.
Kunene, popularly known as Mr Sushy in South Africa where he owns several upmarket nightclubs, announced the tour on Monday. “Timbaland will be touring Zimbabwe and South Africa with us to celebrate our birthday at the end of May. There will be a host of great stars performing with him who include Ciara, Fat Joe and Lil’ Kim. So get your lighters ready,” Kunene said. Kunene’s ZAR Empire is said to be launching a Zimbabwean subsidiary called ZAR Ent.
From Zimbabwe, the stars travel to South Africa for dates at the Convention Centre in Cape Town on May 2; the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg on May 3 and at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on June 4 – the main event on the tour. Dubbed the “ZAR-Fest”, the Zimbabwean gig is set to launch ZAR Empire in Zimbabwe, to be followed by the opening of a trendy night club.
Tickets are set to go on sale on Wednesday at Nando’s outlets in Avondale, Chisipite, Marimba and Newlands – with fans expected to part with a minimum US$50 for ordinary tickets, and US$100 to be closer to the stage.
Over the last three years, Zimbabwe has hosted major international stars including Joe Thomas, Sizzla, Luciano, Kingston, Sean Paul and Akon.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Yes, you heard that right. And, no, she’s not answering an altar call. After intense media speculation, Mercy Johnson has finally doused all tension by declaring, “Yes, I am getting married, officially, from the horse’s mouth – on the 27th of August 2011. It’s a 4-day event, the court wedding on the 25th, the traditional on the 26th, the white wedding on the 27th, and the Thanksgiving on the 28th.“

Addressing previous rumours, she says, “I did mention that I was getting engaged and I did mention that I was getting married and I said that I wanted the wedding within my birthday period, but I didn’t specify on the date. I got engaged in November 2010, so I couldn’t have mentioned that I was getting married in August 2010. So I really never came out on an interview to say I was getting married; it was just speculation, because most of my friends knew I always wanted to have a wedding on my birthday (August 28th), in a joint manner.“

Still speaking with the BN interviewer, she also reveals, “He is Prince Odianose Okojie, from Esanland (Uromi), Edo State. He is a prince from Esanland, he’s just (a) simple young person.“

Wedding Dates
Court Wedding – 25th August 2011
Engagement – 26th August 2011
Church Wedding & Reception – 27th August 2011
Thanksgiving/Bride’s Birthday – 28th August 2011

The Church
Mercy and her fiance, Prince Odianose Okojie are members of Christ Embassy and hope to get married there. Final confirmation is expected from the church.

The MC
Comedian AY Makun will be the MC for the reception.

The Dress!
Mercy has picked her dress but will keep major details under wraps until the day.

The Star Studded Bridal Train
Nigerian stars including Goldie, Chike Ike, Queen Nwokoye, Waje, Empress Njamah and Kefee are set to have an official role in the wedding as bridesmaids.

The Cake
Lagos-based confectionery Cakes & Cream have been commissioned to create Mercy Johnson and Prince Odianose Okojie’s wedding cake.

Source: Bellanaija

2Face, D’banj, Fally Ipupa nominated for 2011 BET Best International Act-Africa

2011 BET awards are here and Africa will be represented by the usual suspects. 2Face, D’banj, Fally Ipupa and three other African artistes were nominated in the Best International Act -Africa category by the BET this year. Chris Brown and Rihanna top the nominees list.  The Awards will hold June 26 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.Congrats to all of them.


Roberto De Niro always did have an eye for hot talent.And thats why when the hot eyed UK paps spotted him with Naija hot movie actress Genevieve Nnaji...they concluded that  a deal was in the offing. And with the Cannes festival already in season...the industry is buzzing with news.
CANNES is a heady place to be at festival time – with random meetings going on all over the place.
Robert de Niro spotted actress Genevieve Nnaji – star of The Mirror Boy – at NOBU 3.14 and got chatting over sashimi. The two are said to have held lengthy discussions. Now the speculations are that Nnaji who is singer D'banj's girlfriend is tipped to be the next Bond girl.


Here's how Forbes is reporting it...
A few wealthy Nigerians spent at least $225 million acquiring private jets between March 2010 and March 2011, a Nigerian newspaper reported on Monday. According to the report published by the Punch Newspaper, a couple of the acquisitions were made by billionaires Aliko Dangote and Mike Adenuga. Last year, Dangote acquired a US$45 million Bombardier jet as a gift to himself on his 53rd birthday, while Mike Adenuga purchased a Bombardier Global Express XRS. Both Dangote and Adenuga own at least two private planes each. Apart from wealthy business tycoons, Nigerian clergymen and spiritual leaders are also joining the very elite league of jet owners.

In March this year, David Oyedepo, a Nigerian cleric generally believed to be Africa’s wealthiest gospel preacher, acquired a Gulfstream V jet for US$30 million. Oyedepo, who presides over the Winners Chapel, one of Africa’s largest churches, now owns a private collection of four aircraft. In addition to his latest acquisition, he previously owned two Gulfstream planes and a Bombardier Challenger Aircraft. He is also reportedly creating a private hanger to accommodate his flying toys.

Oyedepo is not the only Nigerian clergyman to own a jet. Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the revered overseer of Nigeria’s largest congregation, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, is also a proud jet owner. In March 2009, the great man of God spent $30 million on a Gulfstream jet amidst widespread criticism. Pastor Sam Adeyemi, another cleric and founder of the Daystar Christian center, a flourishing Pentecostal congregation which repeatedly preaches financial prosperity, is also a jet owner.

It’s not cheap to own a private jet. On average, it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to maintain a personal plane. The majority of Nigerians frown at such flagrant displays of opulence, particularly on the path of their clergymen, given that 60% of Nigerians still live below the poverty line.

Paradoxically, the same people who complain about the extravagant lifestyles of their spiritual leaders are the same ones who finance it. Every Sunday, swarms of worshipers rush to the church to give away their hard-earned money to the pastors’ coffers in the form of tithes, offerings and special gifts with the deluded hope of multiplied financial blessings in return. For many, this is but a pipe dream. Deep down, the pastors smile; they’ve got just the perfect suckers.

Source: Forbes

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Ok ..we landed on this list somewhere on but we aint sure how this list was arrived at....What do you think? Are these the Richest Kenyans for real?

1).Philip Ndegwa family [ICEA, AM bank, Lions of Kenya insurance,Unga group, Riverside park estate,NIC bank,Mitchell Colts, Mackenzie Kenya,East kenya bottlers,Kenya national mills, Howse N Mcgeorge)

2).Manu Chandaria :EA match co, Kaluworks and the 2billion dollaz a year mabati.

3). Simeon Nyachea ( Kabansora, Prime bank

4) Anoop Vohra(Sarova Hotels/Athi river mining co [cement N minerals] / the Avenue Park estate

5). Kentan Somaia (UTC group of hotels)

6). 'sir' Charles Njonjo: (CFC bank, CMC, an 200 hao estate in Kitasuru- lakeside I think, it's right next to Kibaki's estate, Car & General, shares in BA, Barclays Bank & Standard Bank, Brooke Bond, Alico Insurance, Ibonia farms)

7).Chris Kirubi : International Life House, capital fm, DHL Kenya, Haco ind.[think bic biro pens,Gillett razor blades etc], Nai. bldg's, Uchumi shares......

8). Chief Samuel Koriata (The largest land owner in Kenya)

09) Duncan Ndegwa [Unga group, real estate]

[10]. Stanley 'Don King' Githunguri [Lilian towers, tassia coffee estate]

11] Gethere wa Mbugwa family (property in Nai & Mombasa)

[12] Da Gama Rose [computer applications/ grand total of 20 companies]

13] Laxmanbhai Raghvani (contractor))

[14] Naushad Merali :The Sameer czar N probably the richest Kenyan. Kencell, Firestone, Sameer ind. park, Ever-ready Battaries, Equatorial finance co., First Americn bank, Sasini tea & coffee, Ryce motors, Commercial bank of Africa, Marshalls etc etc......

14] The Ramji Shah & Jadavji Rughani family of Sarit Center and text book center

[15] Wilfred Murungi (Mastermind tobacco)

16] John Michuki [Windor hotel]

[17] Mike Maina (Arch Marble N pelican paints)

18] Adbul Jaffer

[19] Mohamed Zubedi

20] Jimmah Mbaru [Jimba group of companies]

[21] SK Macharia [royal card, ribshack, citizen group, AA (kenya)]

22] Lalit Pandit [EABS with assets of 10 billion built Akiba estate
N Fedha'the little lavington',EABS towers N Westminister House in Nai.,Akiba bank 2billion in assest N Mercantile life and General Assurance co.]

[23] Nicholas Biwott ( Lima ltd, yaya centre, Kengeles, construction, property ie he built Nairobi Dam estate, HZ construction, H young)

24] Hayer Bishan singh

[25] Baba Moi & Sons (Kenya) Limited. (half of kenya!. 2 many 2 mention)

26] Tahir Said Sheik

[27] Hosea Kiplagat

28] Mulji Devaj brothers

[29] Ephraim Maina (Kirinyaga construction Ltd)

30] HJ Paunrana Family (Athi river mining company)

[31] Mohamed said Bawazir

32] Nginyo Kariuki (Nginyo towers, hotel)

[33] 'Kinuthia young-trader' [Manga hotels, Hillock inn]

34] Maganlal Chandaria [not related to Manu] : comcraft ind. and madhupaper.

[35] Jerad Kagwana [the Mall, communication centre]

36] Munish Shah [Village market/ kingsway motors/ car tires/ Charterhouse bank]

37] Karanja Kabage [insurance/ KBS]

38] Haban Singh

[39] Philip wahome [Silver Springs hotel, Green hills hotel,Dreams 90,Cafe-D-Paris N real estate, continental bank]

40] Terry Childs (Brookside schools)

[41] Micheal Somen of Hutching Biemer.

[42] Udi Gechaga [Masharik Motors]

[43] Shaukat Noorani [Glory hotels, driving sch. etc]

[44] SS Metha (Construction tycoon)

[45] Nemubhai Shah [Nakumatt supermakets]

[46] Pius Ngugi [Amazon motors'vovlo',Norwich Union bldg., Stedler Pencile Kenya, Kenya nuts company, Thika coffe mills,]

[47] Wilson kipkoti [prudencial bank, standard assurance co.,hotel Sirikwa]

48] Ruben Block (Block family)

49] Kenyatta family.... (thru ENK Holding they own brookside dairy, the 1 billion heritage hotels group, presitige air, Village market, Commercial bank of Africa, pepponi sch., second largest land owners in Kenya, buildings in Nai & Mombasa)

50] Chief Lerionka ole Ntutu (another large scale land owner)

51] David Bowen (Kenya Charity sweepstake)

52] Andrew Muthama [minerals'jemstones']

53] Mulu Mutisya family [half of Ukambani land and every thing that's sold there]

54] Matu wamae [Ngong hills hotel, sera coating, dunlop kenya, coffee plantations]

55] Basil Critico ( land scale land owner)

56} John Kariuki N his brother James Kanyotu [the ex-special branch boss] [have interest in Sarova hotels, Kuni kenya, commercial bank of africa, firestone]

57] MA Bayusuf brothers [fleet of Haulage trucks]

58] Lord Cole (Africa Air Rescue)

59] Salim Alibhai (Salodin paints, Silentnight & Kenya orchards)

60] Davidson Kuguru (Kuguru Food company)

61] Martin Dunford [carni/ Termarid group]

62] Samuel Gichuru

63] Harbinder Seti

64] D*cky Evans (Homegrown)

65] Swale Nguru (mombasa largest prime land owner and easily the most richest man in costo)

66] Chuta's behind horticulture company KHT

67] Vora family (Sarova Hotels)

68] Sunil Behal

69] Edwin Yinda [Hardrock cafes/ shipping magnet/ insurance]

70] Gideon Toroitich (Moi's Nephew Agricultural finance Corporation)

71] The Akasha family (madawa ya kulevia)

72] Humphrey Kariuki [hotel Diplomat/green corner/ property]

73] Abdul Karium Popat [Simba colt motors/ Imperial bank/ 20th. century]

74] Kibathi family (sagret hotels)

75] Kenneth Matiba ( Alliance hotels, Hillcrest schools, College house)

76] John Harun Mwau (kidogo questionable dealer N wheeler)

77] Ngenga Karume: Cianda house., tusker house, coffee plantation,real estate, cianda flowers, clayworks, Jacaranda hotels[mayfair,molo highland inn etc],united finance ltd.......

78] The Kunyiha family {Coopers Kenya Ltd.]

79) Julius Gechau (interest in DT Dobie, Hillcrest group of Schs.)

80) PK Jani ( CFC Bank & heritage insurance)

81) Joshua Kulie (moi's business manager)

90) Kimani wa mbagi (Kenyatta's business manager) -(Agip house & property)

91) The Kantari Family (Prime Bank)

92). The shah family (I&M bank)

93). GK Kirima (property, half of riva rolly)

94). Joe Wanjui ( UAP Insurance, hotels, horticulture)

95). Samuel Gichuru ( KBS, chaka place,

96). Eric Kotut (Goldenberg money)

97). Chamanlal Kamanis: (kamson body builders & anglo licensing)

98). Kamlesh Pattni: (chief architect of goldenberg, Grand regency, Safariland, duty free kenya)

99). George Saitoti: (Goldenberg money, Sulmac, Property in Kileleshwa & Nyali)

100) Mohammed Sajjad (mombasa commodity trader)

Friday, May 6, 2011


The multiple award-winning duo of Paul and Peter Okoye, otherwise known as P-Square announced today, that they’re staging a major ‘album concert’ for their fans and followers based in Nigeria. In anticipation of the release of their fifth studio album, the bestselling Nigerian pop singers are set to put up the performance of a lifetime; working with a carefully-selected team of dancers, choreographers, musicians and back-up acts.  A spokesperson for the duo tells us they are working day and night to ensure the forthcoming album not only surpasses all expectations, but also to make sure the big-bidget concert is a winner by kilometres.

Other acts that have held solo concerts at The Eko Hotel, since it opened for business last year are 2Face Idibia and Dbanj (and the Mohits crew). Psquare follows in this growing tradition; and there are unconfirmed reports Paris-based Asa is also contemplating her own gig for this same venue. A joint performance by King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey in 2010 failed to hold despite huge anticipation and media frenzy.

Meanwhile Psquare’s rep tells us ‘The countdown to the album release officially kicks off with this concert, billed to hold in July’. Tentatively the album will contain 10 to 13 songs. Two singles will be released in a matter of days.  The Psquare Concert will be held at the the new Expo hall of Eko Hotel and Suites on Saturday, July 30, 2011.  In their successful career, P Square have released four very successful albums; Last Nite, Get Squared, Game Over and Danger.


There have been rumors of their split...but looks like things between superstar singer D'banj and Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji are getting tighter. The two had a birthday party in London and sources say they were all over each other. Genevieve's publicist released pictures off Genevieve's birthday party held May 3rd, and D'banj was all over the pictures, which kept people guessing again about the true state of their relationship.  The two superstars were together with friends to celebrate Genevieve 32nd birthday at bungalow8 in london. And the rumour is that, they wedding in august....ok, lets wait till then


American RnB singer and songwriter Anthony David jetted into the country on Wednesday May 4 ahead of his show on Saturday night at the Nairobi National Park.  
This is Anthony's second trip to Africa and he is excited about it. He will headline the concert in the wild dubbed The Lounge Unplugged. Anthony is known for his hit Words featuring India Arie. He has four albums so far. Anthony's fourth album - released on February 22 - is titled As Above So Below which features guest vocalists Algebra, rapper Phonte from Little Brother and Anthony's cousin Shawn Stockman of R&B super group Boys II Men.
Anthony will perform alongside Elani, a local group that has been making inroads in the music scene. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is US President Obama's favourite new artiste. Often described as the heir-apparent to his early influence Bill Withers, David is elbowing a space for intelligent lyrics and a grown man's voice in a scene that's in a race to be young. A student of Wither's lyricism; the masculine rhythms of Beres Hammond and Frankie Beverly; the storytelling of Slick Rick and Jay-Z; and the blues of Lightning Hopkins, Howling Wolf, and T-Bone Walker, David is ushering back the kind of masculine soul that men can identify with and that ladies can nestle up to. 
source :hotsecretz