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Saturday, January 28, 2012


American rapper Rick Ross hearts Kenya Airways airplane food.  The Hustlin hitmaker who was on tour in South Africa and Gabon and mid-December shoot a video blog of his travels. In the vlog, Rick Ross says: “I just tore the stage down in Johannesburg and just jumped on Kenya Airways and I ain’t going to front, that chicken pasta sh*t they served in first class was real good.”


Could the future king of queen of England be traveling to Kenya to take part in the Safaricom marathon in Kenya, in aid of the Tusk Trust? Well, according to the UK Telegraph Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton are said to “fit in a visit to Africa at some point during the year, with June the most likely date.” Prince William has hinted that he might compete in the, which would also give the couple the chance to visit famine-hit areas of East Africa. During a visit to a Unicef depot in Copenhagen last year, Kate told aid workers she intended to return to Africa “soon”, suggesting she wants to see for herself the aid work that is helping hundreds of thousands of people.


Its already happening in 2012. And the year looks bright for show business in all fronts. Jamaican star Tarrus Riley will be performing in Kenya later this year. Well,this is according to Harambe star’s striker Dennis Oliech, Tarus could be performing in February. Oliech posted the same on his Facebook page early January. The singer famous for songs like She's Royal, Armageddon and Getty Getty has consistently racked up awards for his work. Among his accolades are Best Singer, Male Vocalist, Cultural Artiste, Song of the Year, and Best Song.


Socialite ,MC and Channel O VJ Jokate Mwegelo has strongly dismissed claims by Wema Abraham Sepetu that she snatched her boo from her.Bongo flava star Diamond in his new song claimed that he was torn in two in who to choose between the two beauty queens. But the model was categorical and told Tanzania media that she was not an item with the singer. “Diamond is not my man and we have never been an item,” Jokate said after the Drama queen and serial dater Wema Sepetu told media how betrayed she feels after Diamond left her for another woman. Whatever this man called Diamond has that women keep fighting for ..only God knows.


Norway based Kenyan rapper Stella Mwangi A.K.A STL is officially engaged and might be walking down the aisle pretty soon. The Kenyan singer, songwriter and rapper, was spotted rocking an engagement ring. However,it is not yet clear who the man is bu
t speculations are already pointing at a mystery man in Norway. The Emi records signed singer has a new album which she's currently promoting. The 25 year old STL has been spotted recently in Dar es salaam wearing a gold band with encrusted with a sizable shinny diamond on her finger while on a music related trip.


Arguably Naija's funniest man, BasketMouth has gone back to his first divine gift-Music. And he has already released a single featuring WizKid 'titled 'Where you dey'. The comedian first started out as a rapper before he found comedy. Now he's going back to his first love - Rap music. Copy and paste this URl to listen to the single.


One of the funniest, sexy and fabulous Kenya Big Brother star for 2011 Nic Wang;ondo, has landed a deal to host the new upcoming series from Mnet by the name of “MASHIRIKI MIX”. The 26 years old television producer from Nairobi will be the first to invite musicians and models to television divas and business icons from all over East Africa in the 30 minute weekly lifestyle series. Nic and
the series producers will be on the lookout for the freshest trends, hottest stars coolest accessories, hippest place, VIP parties and much more. Modern, urban and glossy, the series which checks out everything from leading fashion brands and state-of-the-art tech gadgetry to trendy hotspots and dynamic lifestyles from Dar es salaam , Kampala and Nairobi.
M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi says the show will be hosted on M-Net on Thursdays (18.30 CAT) the English language version and Kiswahili version on AfricaMagic Swahili on Sundays (16.30 CAT).


The mega-hit reality-TV Big Brother Africa which is also M-Net’s sensational series is out to get your attention this year! This season 7 rather than bringing just two people from the same country, participants are expected to bring a partner to enter biggie’s house as a pair. So whether you enter with your best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, dad, brother, sister, boss, husband, wife, neighbour, hairdresser, whomever…you must just make sure that you enter as a pair for you to get a chance to scoop the $300,000 cash bounty up for grabs. Big Brother Africa is also welcoming two new countries Liberia and Sierra Leone to the Big Brother house for the first time ever, while this time round, Ethiopia bows out of the game and Mozambique will take on a new role that will be announced at a later stage.If you want to enter Big Brother Africa you can do so if you and your partner are citizens from one of the following participating countries: Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.Both partners must come from the same country, must be 21 years or older, must be fluent in English and must have a valid passport. Interested persons can collect an entry form from the nearest MultiChoice office in their country or go to online anytime from February 5 and the deadline entry is on 27 February.


Speculations are rife that leading Tanzanian music diva Lady Jay Dee is pregnant. According to the sources,the singer could be in her early stages of pregnancy. ‘She’s expectant and has been slowing down her music career,’said the source that sought anonymity. The diva even cancelde her performance at this year’s Sauti Za Busara music festival in Zanzibar. A spokesperson of Sauti za Busara Ramadhan Journey briefing media said that the music icon who was to perform at the festival scheduled for February 8th -12th will not grace the event because of her medical condition. Jay Dee will instead be represented by her Machozi band. ‘I will not perform at the festival due to reasons I cant explain. Sorry for any inconvenience cause but my band will be there top perform,she posted on her facebook profile. Jay Dee however did not elaborate on her medical condition. Efforts to reach her for comment did not materialize.


Tusker Project Fame Season three (TPF3) winner, Alpha Rwirangira is taking his music more seriously. This time around he has moved to the United States to pursue a musical career at Campbellsville University in Kentucky. Alpha left his country to the United States recently, and enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (B.M.), a four-year’s degree course. The ‘Songa Mbele’ singer Alpha was Born in 1986 in Mwanza, Tanzania, to a Rwandan father and a Tanzanian mother, Alpha rose to fame in late 2009, after winning the much coveted Tusker Project Fame Season 3 in Nairobi, Kenya. Alpha is also the co-winner of Tusker Project Fame All Stars, alongside Uganda’s Davis Ntare and Peter Msechu from Tanzania.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Could this be genuine love or infatuation?some speak up please. In This photo is former Miss Tanzania Wema Sepetu and Bongo flava play boy Diamond...


It appears that Bongo fleva heart throb Diamond is lucky star in all fronts. In love circles,women are crying for him and when he commits a crime,he walks away easily. The star who is in a love triangle with Tanzanian stars is reportedly to have assaulted a journalist in Tanzania and damaging his camera. He was later arrested and arraigned before a Tanzanian judge. After admitting that his crew and him physically assaulted a Journalist in Iringa (Francis Godwin) and damaging his camera worth Tsh 1.7 million, the judge sentenced him to 6 months jail time or a pay a small fine of  Tsh 50,000 each of his crew plus Tsh30,000 to be paid to the Journalist. Wait a minute here...he admitted to breaking a Tshs.1.7 million camera and is fined a petty Tsh50,000??


Former Tusker Project Fame contestant Suleiman Hemedy now known to his fans as moniker PHD, has a new love song. Hemedy released his latest music video ‘Mombasa Queen’ after spending most o
f last year acting. The musician turned actor is said to be in a secret affair with a lady from the Kenyan island. Our sharp eyed snoop are already on the look out who the girl would be. Mombasa queen is a love song dedicated to a “Mombasa queen whom he longs for”. Hemedy showcases his vocal growth in the new single. Something Judge Ian Mbugua would be proud of. And if Judge Ian disagrees, Hemedy already told him what he thinks of his critic. “Ian first of all you are not hot like me and secondly you don’t have a movie or a single to your name,” he said during the Tusker All Star taping last year. Hemedi halted his movie career to concentrate on his music this year.


Famous movie actress Rose Ndauka is now engaged to her longtime boyfriend and manager Mr Malick Bandawe. Ndauka revealed that plans for nuptials were underway. ‘I’m already engaged to one Malick and soon we’ll be exchanging our vows. I cant wait for my big day,’she said.  Little known Malick Bandawe  was once a music artist from TNG Squad, which is a music group from Tanga region is also is businessman. Rose one of the sexiest Tollywood actress will be the second one to tie the knot after Irene Uwoya.The dates of their wedding is still under wraps.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Banana Island: The Most Expensive Residential Area In AFRICA

A friend of mine met a really cute Nigerian girl at a nightclub in Lagos recently. He’s got a certain je ne sais quoi with the ladies. So he approached her, chatted her up for about an hour or so, and was lucky enough to walk away with her phone number and her house address. She asked him to visit her sometime. He promised he would, but he never did.
The reason is this: The lady lives in Banana Island, Nigeria’s most expensive residential area. There are only a few privileged men who can afford to date a girl who lives in Banana Island. My friend is not yet a part of the privileged few.
If you never heard about the Island, now you know. Banana Island is Nigeria’s most extravagant and expensive neighborhood – on par with the Seventh Arrondissement in Paris,  La Jolla in San Diego, California and Tokyo’s Shibuya or Roppongi neighborhoods.
The exclusive playground of Nigeria’s obscenely wealthy, Banana Island is an artificial island built on reclaimed land in Ikoyi-Lagos. From an aerial view, the island is actually shaped like a banana, hence its name. Sitting on 1.6 million square meters, the sumptuous island is divided into about 535 plots ranging in size from 1,000 square meters and 3,000 square meters.
Banana Island is a place of unrivalled opulence and grandeur. It’s an entirely different world from other parts of the country. It’s a gated community, and its inhabitants enjoy such luxuries as underground electrical systems and water supply networks, 24 hour-electricity supply (the only other place such privileged is the Nigerian President’s residence), extremely tight security, good road layout, a central sewage system and treatment plant and the well-cherished company of fellow wealthy folks.
The island is the most expensive place in Nigeria and one of the most expensive in Africa to own a house. Property on Banana Island is dollar-denominated. The average cost of buying a three bedroom apartment is $2 million. However, if you’re just looking to hang around the island for some time, and not to buy property, you can rent the same apartment for about $150,000 per annum. But there’s a clause: you must pay for an initial minimum term of 2 years – in

advance. And there are no refunds. Ever! Also, the tenant is also mandated to pay a ‘service charge’ of $17,000 per annum.
A typical plot of land on the island usually goes for between $4 million and $6 million, and the cheapest building on the island costs upward of $8 million. But because of the ridiculous prices of property on the island, about 60% of the completed buildings are currently unoccupied.
So, who are the people who occupy the land? The list includes multinational corporations, well-paid expatriate employees, corrupt government officials; their concubines (or mistresses), and wealthy businessmen such as Alhassan Dantata, Kola Abiola and Nigeria’s newest billionaire, Mike Adenuga.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Blu3 Jackie Chandiru has a new squeeze in a Kampala lawyer Caleb Alaka. The Lawyer is said to have dumped his first wife Linda Namuli for diva Jackie Chandiru. Celebs and married men...Are they becoming husband snatches?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Oprah fete with first graduates of SA school

US talk show queen and media mogul Oprah Winfrey (C) poses with the first graduates of  the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, founded five years ago to turn a handful of impoverished girls into elite leaders, in Henley-on-Klip, on January 14, 2012.
US talk show queen and media mogul Oprah Winfrey (C) poses with the first graduates of the Oprah...
US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey was in tears on Saturday as the first graduates of her South African girls' academy thanked her for her effort to turn a handful of impoverished girls into elite leaders.
Beaming, in a turquoise dress, with the 72 graduates sitting behind her in white, Winfrey, whose rise to stardom and an estimated fortune of $2.7 billion followed a deprived childhood in Mississippi, spoke of why she decided to open the school with a $40-million investment in 2007. "I know that education is the door to freedom," she said.So I want to do that for girls who come from backgrounds like my own, who have disadvantaged circumstances but no disadvantaged attitudes or brainpower or spirit. I want to give them the chance that I was given."
Winfrey, 58, told the story of how she mentioned to Nelson Mandela over tea at his house one day that she was interested in building a girls' school in South Africa.
Speaking at the idyllic campus of the school, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls -- which boasts computer and science laboratories, a 600-seat theatre and a 10,000-volume library -- Winfrey defended the idea of investing lavishly in a small group of promising young women. The school has faced criticism for focusing on a select few in a country that struggles to meet basic education needs.
"We are in the leadership building business. We are in the business of creating assets for girls so they don't have to just use their bodies but they go out into the world and use their minds," she said.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


SELF STYLED Uganda's godfather of soul music has shaved his trademark - a thing that has shocked most of his females fans. We are told the 'Misubbawa' singer cut off much of his cherished hair a few weeks and later posted the pictures on his wall.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


The four time African footballer of the year last week launched his own mobile network in his native country of Cameroon. Called Set' Mobile - (derived from the footballer's initials), it is the 3rd mobile operator in Cameroon after Orange and MTN and the new mobile company expects to get a majority of its market share from the youth who are fans of Eto’o. The 30yr old footballer now plays for Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala where he earns $29 million every season after tax, making him the highest paid footballer in the world currently, and one of sports highest paid earners.


Putting his lucrative recording and touring career on hold in response to what he called a “supreme patriotic duty,” the Senegalese singer-songwriter Youssou N’Dour announced late Monday that he was running for president of his country. “For a long time, men and women have demonstrated their optimism, dreaming of a new Senegal,” Mr. N’Dour, 52, said in a statement broadcast on the television and radio network he owns. “They have in various ways called for my candidacy in the February presidential race. I listened. I heard."
But Mr. N’Dour, who lives in Dakar, is the only candidate who is also a pop star with an international following. He is also an entrepreneur who has taken money earned from the more than 30 albums he has made in a solo career that spans 25 years and invested heavily in his homeland, where income per capita is barely $1,000 a year.
Mr. N’Dour’s main challenge, political analysts said, is to translate his international popularity into votes. That is likely to prove a challenge, they suggested, even with the almost universal name recognition he enjoys in Senegal.



In a statement that was released today, the new parents release details about the birth of their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. They said:

Blue was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives. Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support."
Jay Z also in a new song titled - Glory, revealed very personal details about his and Beyonce's struggles to have a child. He rapped about Blue being conceived in Paris and Beyonce once having a miscarriage.


Actress Omotola and the very respected Italian Fashion designer, Roberto Cavalli (who was in Nigeria some days back) exchanging a very big hug.

American concert promoter kidnapped in Angola

Nas' concert promoter who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Angola is still stuck in the country -- caught in a legal stalemate between Nas and the guy who allegedly kidnapped him .. and it's getting worse by the day.

TMZ broke the story ... Patrick Allocco -- a U.S. concert promoter who booked an Angolan New Year's Eve show starring Nas -- was kidnapped after the Angolan concert promoter sent Allocco a $300,000 advance for Nas and the rapper ended up being a no-show.

We've learned Allocco -- who was released from custody but is still prohibited from leaving the country -- sent Nas the $300k, but now the Angola promoter wants not only the $300,000 back, but an additional $50,000 in expenses.

Here's the deadlock. Nas is willing to send $300,000, but not the addition $50 grand. In addition, before Nas sends ANY money, he wants a letter from both Allocco and the Angolan concert promoter -- releasing him from any liability.

So there's a stalemate. And Allocco is stuck in a foreign land.