Monday, 11 December 2017

Kenyan Singer ‘Mandela’ Set To Launch His New Ep Titled ‘Ona Sasa’


Mandela is one of Kenya’s most talented new school songwriters and singers, known for his stint as leader of Sarabi band, will be launching his first solo music project—the 6-tracked EP titled ‘ONA SASA’ on Friday, 15th December, 2017 at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi from 7 p.m. Mandela will be staging a live performance showcasing all of his EPs new songs:

“Accident”, “Ona Sasa”, “Nataka Wewe”, “What do we do”, “Fantastic Love” and “Hakuna Matata”. Kenyan kings of the live performance scene: Fadhilee Itulya and H_art the Band.
Borne out of a journey to self-realization, the EP produced in collaboration with Humphrey Ndomboka (Tanzanian based Zimbabwean producer)

‘ONA SASA’ EP was produced in Tanzania by the acclaimed entertainment outfit: Wanene Entertainment. Its theme includes topics on self-love and consciousness. Speaking of his upcoming EP launch, Mandela says: “I am excited to finally present my fans with my debut EP. This is a labour of love and I thank all those who have supported me on it. I feel good about my first work of art and can’t wait for all fans to get the physical copies that will also be available at event,” adding, “I also hope that each song off this project will inspire and impact listeners positively so as we can bring change in the society. This is why I do music.”

Mandela launched his solo music career in 2017 with a double release of ‘ONA SASA’ EP singles: “Fantastic Love” and “Hakuna Matata” back in October during his Kenyan media tour. Dubbed the ‘Mandela Ona Sasa Media Tour’, the promo run successfully launched his solo brand. He also headlined at a solo music showcase held at the Alliance Francaise in October. He is now planning for his Tanzanian media tour, to kick off in 2018. He continues to win hearts with his songs carrying powerful messages and high-energy performances.
·       Advance Tickets: 1,000 KSH. Buy via M-PESA Paybill No. 858080 or at Alliance Francaise
·       Gate tickets: 1,500


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Thursday, 7 December 2017

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Celebrities Join In On The Christmas Fun At Garden City Mall



Top Kenyan celebrities Fena Gitu and Size 8 will be visiting Garden City Mall over the month of December to surprise thousands of shoppers who will be visiting the mall in the build up to Christmas. Fena Gitu will be at the mall on Saturday the 9th of December and Size 8 will be at the mall on Saturday the 16th of December.

On both days, each artiste will be visiting the mall between 2pm and 4pm and will be taking the time to meet and pose with consumers in key locations around the mall, including the Food Court and the main shopping areas.

Guinness Set For Thrilling Football Extravaganza With Thiery Henry



Football legend Thierry Henry will interact with Kenyan football fans on December 16th 2017 at RFUEA Impala grounds in a Guinness football experience dubbed ‘Guinness Fanzone’. The former Arsenal and France International will be visiting Kenya as part of the Guinness Made of Black programme.

At the Fanzone, over 1,000 consumers will watch the Arsenal vs Newcastle match on High Definition screens while being entertained by Nyashinski, Fena, Hart the Band, Nyashinski and Jua Cali between breaks. Fans will also be entertained in a gaming area with top video games and foosball.  The football viewing area will have four Mega High Definition Screens with lots of Guinness merchandise giveaways.

To be a part of the ‘Fanzone’, consumers are encouraged to purchase a 6 pack of Guinness at any Chandarana outlet. One ticket will be availed to the consumer for each six-pack of Guinness bought while stocks last. There are over 1,000 tickets up for grabs. The ticket provides entry to Fanzone and its activities.

“Guinness is known for providing incredible football experiences for consumers. It is a great honour to host a legendary football player of the highest calibre here in Kenya for a time with our Guinness fans. We expect fans to turn up in large numbers to experience the many engaging activities the brand has to offer,” said Ms. Nduku Wamakau, Marketing Manager, Guinness.

Other artistes performing at the Fanzone include Kenya’s top deejays including G Money, Joe Mfalme, Kriss Darling, DJ Andie and DJ JP.

Julie Gichuru Recognized As One Of 100most Influential Africans

Media personality, Julie Gichuru has been named one of 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017 by The New African Magazine.

Julie, who is a TV Host, public speaker and Chief Executive Officer of Arimus Media Limited (AML) has been working on growing local productions through AML. Some of the established programs produced are current affairs television shows Africa Leadership Dialogues and Great Debaters Contest and entertainment series Shinda Washinde.

Gichuru is the Executive Producer and Host of pan African television show Africa Leadership Dialogues and is the Founder and Patron of the Great Debaters Contest, a high school debate platform that hosted 700 high schools in 2017. The debates challenge students to understand, internalise and debate matters of national, continental and global importance, building their knowledge and capacity. 

In 2017  leading Kenyan telco Safaricom supported SDGs awareness and education on this platform to educate high school students across Kenya on Sustainable Development Goals. Gichuru has also worked with MasterCard Foundation to support the participation of girls in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) under the program Girls for Tech.

The list – the magazine’s most diverse to date –  is spread over eight categories: politics and public service; business and finance; civil society and activism; education; science, technology and innovation; media; arts and culture; and sport – profiles both continental and Diasporan Africans nominated by their peers and industry insiders.

“What our readers will find pleasing, is the almost bewildering diversity of this list –  in terms of race, ethnic and national diversity. This list, if nothing else, displays the beauty and power of the diversity that makes the Africa we all love,” says Omar Ben Yedder – Group Publisher and Managing Director of IC Publications.

For the first time since the magazine began publishing this acclaimed end-of-year list 5 years ago, the 2017 list features 42 women out of the hundred, the highest number of female entries so far.

“Our criteria for “influential” this year was a fairly simple one – it is applied to people whose work or activity has had some sort of transformative effect outside their main calling. This effect results in a change of perception or provides inspiration to others. Many in our selection have shattered the proverbial glass-ceilings or disability stigma and do so with great bravery, determination and personal sacrifice. Others yield economic power that impacts world markets,” explains Anver Versi, the magazine’s Editor.

He adds: “African talent in the arts, culture, sports and technology has also has a huge impact on changing the world’s perception towards Africa and its people.”

Other Kenyans who have made the list include Supreme Court Judge Justice David Maraga and Nutritionist, Africa Food Prize Winner Prof. Ruth Oniang’o in the Public Service Category, Hellen Obiri, the 5000m World Champion and double champion Faith Kipyegon in the sports category and James Mworia – MD and CEO of Centum Investments in the Business and Finance Category. 


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

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Kakuma’s Finest; Akuot And Scoobylincos Are Set To Be Unveiled At A Launch Concert



Two of Kakuma’s finest; Akuot and Scoobylincos are set to be unveiled at a launch concert on the 08th December at Kakuma, Turkana County. The one-day event is set to attract key stakeholders and humanitarian workers in Kakuma and will include mass outreach, musical performances from Akuot, Scoobylincos and guest performance by Wyre.

The event will also act as a launching pad for Akuot and Scoobylincos singles “Anavyonifanya” and “Kazi Tu” respectively. The two singles were co-produced by Wyre and Herbalist and have been receiving massive airplay on various radio and TV stations.
Speaking on the upcoming launch, Akuot says “I am so excited that we are finally showing our fans in Kakuma, what we have been up to in the past couple of months. It has been an exciting journey for me as an artist and I thank FilmAid and Wyre for walking with me on this musical journey.”

Following the success of their collaboration on the promotion of the World Food Programme “Bamba Chakula”, FilmAid and Kevin Waire (Wyre), a renowned music artist in Kenya, have once again come together to promote and nurture talents for the youths in Turkana through the “Finding a Star” Project. 

The project currently on a pilot phase seeks to engage two talented artists and FilmAid’s Media students under the Filmmaking, Journalism, photography and entrepreneurship training program. The project will also empower the youth’s from Kakuma economically through training on music composition, video production, music journalism (Entertainment PR) and industry driven promotion that focuses on uplifting livelihoods, skills development and entrepreneurship for refugee and host community.

Speaking on the project, FilmAid Creatives and Content Director, Rodgers Otieno says. “We are thrilled to be working with a talented and legendary artist such as Wyre to help nurture and give hope to the young talented youth in Kakuma.

This is just but the beginning of a great journey that will see both host and refugees get to explore their talent beyond the borders.”
Kenya’s illest hype man and radio host “Mzazi Willy Tuva” of Mseto East Africa will be the Mcee of the day. From amazing stage set up, surprises, choreography to electric performances and opening acts; this is the ultimate Pre-Christmas plot for all music lovers, Wyre and Tuva fans in Kakuma. Catch daily updates on the #FINDINGASTAR.



President's Designer Carol Pulei Wins Stylist Of Year Award 2017


President’s designer Carol Pulei,is the 2017 stylist of the year Thanks to everybody who came in numbers to vote for her.

Kenya has a rich history in the fashion industry, particularly clothing and textiles. This dates back to early 1900s. Our ancestors were involved in spinning, weaving and knitting. Most of us remember our great grandmothers teaching us how to knit scarfs, socks and sweaters. Tie and dye was also common. Some of the fabric was sold locally while others were exported to the international market. In 1990s, People began to notice the industry and slowly but surely, it attracted private investors. Established designers began to nurture upcoming ones and
provided a platform for them to showcase their products through organizing runways, gala dinners and awards.

Carol Pulei came into context early 2017,through the famous president’s shirt to her this was not the first styling she did,she has been a stylist to top political and business leaders and to many governors she is household name. This led her to dress biggest gospel artist in the world Don Moen,as if this is not enough,she recently scooped as stylist of the year award at English Point Marina,competing againist legends in fashion,organized by Pwani International

Fashion Week Awards through Shado Events Company. “Carol Pulei is just getting started,to me I see Diane Von Fustenberg, in her the wrap dress that made Diane dominate the world in fashion. Carol is a serious visionary and works through great ambitions ,working with her has been such an experience just tell her on your marks,she is already taken off.”says her publicist Kendi Perpetual.”she deserved the win.

Carol Pulei went to social media to comment “ We made it” photographed alongside her friends with one of the attendees being the Mombasa Real Estate mogul Mwenda Thuranira.

As the year ends, all eyes are on carol Pulei lets to see what she has instore for 2018.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Picazzo Restaurant (The Hub) Presents Kenyan Singer ‘Serro’ Live This Thursday


Nairobi’s premiere Spanish Restaurant – Picazzo Restaurant is set to host their first Picazzo Music Sessions in collaboration with Jamhuri Festival this Thursday 7th December from 7:00 p.m. The talented fast-rising Kenyan songstress Serro will perform live at the event that will usher in the festive season and celebrations at the restaurant. 

The night will also feature a special Picazzo menu with modern cuisine set to excite your taste buds. There will also be an elaborate wine list, plus cocktails and original Spanish Sangria for your selection. Get ready for a great fusion of music and yummy treats, which will also include Picazzo’s exquisite gourmet Tapas.

The Manager of Picazzo, Felix, says ahead of the anticipated show, “We are so excited to have the first Picazzo Music Sessions with Jamhuri Festival and Serro at our establishment. It will be a night of amazing music and Spanish delicacies so we welcome you all to be part of this,” adding, “We intend to host more of such events during festive seasons so as to introduce to guests our specialties like Paella and Tapas as they enjoy good music.” 

Having rises to fame following her smash hit single “Rongai”, Serro continues to tell the African stories through her benga and Jazz-fused afro-pop music that strives to transform.

Excited to premiere at Picazzo Music Sessions, Serro says, "I'm am so excited to be holding this special performance at Picazzo. It will be a high energy and a beautiful show! I cannot wait! Everyone come out, let’s have a good time as my band and I delivered an electric performance.”

 Serro is part of Jamhuri Festival’s collective of artistes that have taken over Nairobi’s live music scene by storm. With weekly performances from some of the top and upcoming artistes in Kenya, Jamhuri Festival showcases a variety of Kenyan acts while flaunting their diversity

Monday, 4 December 2017

Meghan Markle Rejected Football Ace Ashley Cole Who Begged Her For A Date And Sent Flirty Messages Through Twitter


Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan, then an aspiring Hollywood actress, asked a British journalist pal she was with whether it was worth meeting him.

The 36-year-old Royal-to-be produced an iPhone from her handbag and asked: “Do you know this guy, Ashley Cole?

“He follows me and he keeps trying to talk to me on Twitter.
“He’s trying really hard.”

She went on: “He wants to go on a date while I’m here over in London. What do you think? Do you know him?”

The journalist, Katie Hind, later alerted Meghan to 36-year-old Cole’s turbulent relationship with Cheryl Tweedy and his back-catalogue of cheating scandals.

Hind wrote in the Mail on Sunday today: “So, as the evening progressed, I set her straight.
“Meghan seemed taken aback and quietly replied: ‘Thanks, I appreciate it. Some of my friends told me to stay away from him too.

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Scott Disick Just Went In On Kourtney Kardashian



The thousands if not millions of fans out there who have been watching the reality television show known as Keeping Up With The Kardashians are well aware that Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian are no longer a couple.

It was on the latest season of KUWTK where viewers realized that the relationship between the two was becoming increasingly strenuous.

At the end of the last season, when Scott flew a woman out to his hotel, Kourtney informed him that they were never going to get back together.
Since their separation, the couple has tried to move on despite their high profile status with each other. Kourtney was seen dating Younes Bendjima which Scott clearly wasn’t too happy about.

And then Scott admitted that he was photographed with women such as Bella Thorne and Sofia Richie in an attempt to make Kourtney jealous. The eldest Kardashian called that incident ‘hurtful’ and refused to invite Scott to Khloe’s surprise birthday party. And in the newest teaser trailer for Sunday’s episode, Scott revealed how he truly felt about being isolated from the party. He said: ‘there’s only one person that would have got me not invited and that would be Kourtney.

I highly doubt that Khloé was like, ‘Well the last person I’d want at my surprise party would be Scott.’’ Then Scott sarcastically took a shot at Kourtney by saying he called his sister and his mother that night when he doesn’t have any siblings and also because both his parents passed away within months of each other in 2014.

Kourtney tried to defend herself by telling him she didn’t want him to be ‘photographed’ but in reality that wasn’t what she meant at all. ‘I just said I didn’t want to be photographed even though that isn’t what I meant. I’m just trying to be positive. I didn’t want to say: ‘I just didn’t want you there.’ So, if I can’t say anything nice, I just won’t say anything at all.’
Scott then concluded their conversation by calling the entire situation ‘bull****’ and calling Kourtney ‘fake.’ Watch the full clip in link below. 

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Stella Mwangi’s First Single ‘Ready To Pop’ Under Her New Norwegian Label



Kenyan-Norwegian highflying artiste, Stella Mwangi, has been working on building her independent label in Norway: Badili Akili Music, and finally releases the first song off her own imprint “Ready To Pop”. The single produced by Tom Rodger Rogstad and Kim Hoglund is an authentic hip hop record that will definitely be a treat for the hip hop lovers, while taking Stella Mwangi real fans back to her hard core hip hop roots.


In light of the release, Stella Mwangi sends a message to her fans: “Okay fam, I’ve been up and about producing dope music all year and I must say this particular release represents my re-birth. Expect fire pon yo head top in 2018! I am coming out with some good heat for my true fans as well as new ones. You have all been so supportive – thank you!” 

Though still reminiscent of high energy and Stella’s distinct Hip Hop flow that has for years united her fans across the globe, the worldwide release of “Ready To Pop” is not in the category of commercial pop records under the recent Stella Mwangi EP. The EP released for the Hollywood Sync market in 2016/2017 was a game changer having received critical acclaim in Europe. Its songs were synced as official trailer soundtracks for Hollywood Movies like Rough Night (SONY COLOMBIA) and A Bad Moms Christmas (STX Films), TV series like Being Mary Jane on BET, Rosewood on FOX TV and Insecure on HBO TV. Others earned two commercial deals with world-renowned fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, and theme song for Reebok Classics “Free your style” worldwide campaign; in collaboration with American songstress and fashion icon Teyana Taylor.

Stella Mwangi’s 2017 moves elevated her to become one of the most popular African female artistes in Hollywood sync music. Now with “Ready To Pop” Stella Mwangi is onto reclaiming her title as best female rapper with a huge fan base from Africa and Scandinavia. The single is set to kick off a series of Stella’s upcoming new releases that will spill over into 2018.