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Excited fans of Emmy Kosgei celebrate as she lands in Atlanta for 2017 Majuu Cultural Festival

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

The social media was abuzz Friday as photos of Kenyan celebrated gospel artiste Emmy Kosgei surfaced online after she landed at Atlanta’s  Hartsfied Jackson International Airport for this year’s Atlanta Majuu Cultural festival.

The musician was received by the head of the Kenyan American Community Center (KACC), Rev Dr GG Gitahi and Atlanta-based gospel artiste, Naomi Karanja.

On arrival, she posted the following message on Instagram: “Thank you Jesus!! All set.. we kick off this evening #Atlantamajuufestival#KACC He makes everything beautiful at His time! Keep waiting upon the Lord…”

 The event, which  is organised by the Kenyan American Community Church, has been billed as an exhibition and extravaganza featuring a myriad Kenyan-African inter-cultures. KACC has, through such events in the past, added to the cultural tapestry that shapes the American Society which is increasingly becoming multicultural.

Emmy will be the guest performer at  this year’s fete, expected to pull thousands of guests, including other musicians from around the US. She was supposed to grace the first ever Majuu Cultural Festival two years ago but could not make it.

“We are so excited to have her with us,” said Timothy Ndegwa, the KACC administrative secretary and proprietor of Mykenyanlink, an online platform which seeks to connect Kenyan entrepreneurs around the world.

Kenyan gospel artiste Emmy Kosgei takes a selfie with fellow singer Naomi Karanja on arrival at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport on Friday April 28, 2017. PHOTO|COURTESY.

“KACC has been promoting and supporting other Kenya Diaspora communities in celebrating their cultural heritage with great pride and enthusiasm,” wrote Dr Gitahi on Atlanta Majuu Festival’s website.

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For the last ten years, the church has, with great passion nurtured and celebrated cultural diversity that is exhibited in the rich Kenya-African culture.

However, Majuu festival was launched some two years ago.

Last year, the festival saw performances by intergenerational artistes. There were also – among other activities – traditional dances, children and youth cultural fashion shows, booths and huts showcasing Kenyan diverse ethnic groups’ cultures and traditions.

“The festival seeks to inform, educate, inspire and entertain those in attendance even as it mesmerizes those who will be experiencing the Kenyan African Culture for the first time,” said Dr Gitahi.”

The event runs through Sunday evening.

Emmy Kosgei-Madubuko is best known for her 2009 hit song, Taunet Nelel, among many others.

Below are some of the social media comments as written by fans of the renowned musician.

Chebet Kibet
Chebet Kibet Amen! soar on

 

Jane Wanjiru
Jane Wanjiru Hope to see you live. All the best

 

Wangui Wa Renato
Wangui Wa Renato Glory to God. Looking good servants of God. Pass my love to Mum Naomi Karanja. Penda nyinyi Sana!

 

Korir Lenny
Korir Lenny Amen injili isonge mbele mamas be blessed emmy k.m

 

Keter Cheptoo
Keter Cheptoo the beauty of serving the almighty God.

 

Ednah Maru
Ednah Maru Mmm beautyful emmy love u ooh

 

Gloria Godwin-Nwachukwu
Gloria Godwin-Nwachukwu Beautiful mama, more grace😀

 

Nayomi Chepchumba
Nayomi Chepchumba Amen mum ,thank God for his goodness

 

Abraham Ndumia
Abraham Ndumia Kumbe wewe iko area

 

Yach Yach
Yach Yach Looking Suer pic

 

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38-year-old DJ Makena says she’s not yet ready for marriage: Searching for someone who really speaks to my heart is not easy

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DJ Pierra Makena isn’t ready to walk down the aisle any time soon because she hasn’t found someone worth it.

The mother of one who recently clocked 38 years revealed that she’s not in a rush to settle down because she’s looking for someone who will understand her.

“I’m not ready for marriage, not ready to be someone’s wife yet. I’m not in a rush. Searching for someone who really speaks to my heart is not easy,” she said in an interview with Mpasho. 

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Makena said that though her love with her baby daddy went sour and he walked away, she’s still not afraid of loving again. But, she’s keeping everything private now more than ever.

“I believe in love. Many people thought that after the breakup I would not love again. I tend to give a lot of love, I get to receive a lot of love. But you know what, I never put my love life in public. I am a loved girl. I really like to keep my life private,” she said. 

Adding:

“Nowadays I look for the heart. It’s not all about material things. I love someone who speaks to my heart.” she posted. 

source:Ghafla

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When online Mafisi crush on your spouse

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Frankie and Maureen

“I love your lips. “You look so yummy!” “So sexy. Would you be mine?”… If you thought these cheesy love lines are from a lover, you are wrong. In fact, the people involved are strangers and the person being addressed is taken. The platform? Social media. So, what do you do when people openly declare their love for your partner in front of your eyes?

Francis Kiarie aka Frankie of Just Gym It, who runs a YouTube channel Alpha Beta, with his wife Maureen Waititu, says online crushes are not a strange thing. Flowever, overtime he has learnt to ignore them. Flowever, some are difficult to deal with, so he blocks them. The most annoying are gay men who outrightly hit on him. “It is so annoying. I wonder why people cannot respect that I’m married, respect my space and just leave me alone,” he says.

Frankie and Maureen

Frankie and Maureen

Many followers

FI is wife, Maureen, says the hardest bit of living a life online is having to deal with disrespectful people without boundaries. “I once had to deal with a woman, who was crushing on Frankie. The stalker went to an extent of creating a pseudo account and kept on messaging me on how Frank will leave me, claiming they had a relationship,” she recalls.

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The couple are open to one another and share their experiences. “Our line of communication is always open. When crushes become too much, we block them,” she adds.

Having many followers means getting our online posts viewed. No wonder, many couples in the limelight such as musicians, journalists, leaders, among others, are bound to face such issues. And while back in the days, it was almost impossible to be in touch with your crush, social media has brought them closer. The anonymity of it makes it even worse, because some admirers use pseudo accounts to post and comment their hearts out.

Radio personality Anita Nderu, also knows this too well. “Sometimes I go through my comment section and just laugh. But I’m happy they don’t get into my love or me. He trusts me. So when he sees those suggestive comments on my posts, he just ignores them,” she says. However, when it gets worse, Anita doesn’t hesitate to press the block button.

Peter Kabi alias Kabi Wa Jesus, founder of Bantu Films, a videography and photography company, says he and his wife Milly wa Jesus do not entertain suggestive comments on their social media platforms. “We only appreciate those great comments we get from fan love,” says Kabi.

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However, he says whenever he sees suggestive comments on his wife’s post, he ignores them. “It is okay to get comments, especially if you are in the limelight. But of course, we know some comments are not meant for good,” he says.

Peter Kabi and his wife Milly wa Jesus have learnt not to entertain suggestive comments on their posts.

Peter Kabi and his wife Milly wa Jesus have learnt not to entertain suggestive comments on their posts.

But not all are understanding of the situation. Despite being open with her husband, Jasmine Wambui says every suggestive comment or compliment she gets irks her husband. “On many occasions, we talk about understanding each other and how it would be great if trust was built between us. But he still raises questions,” she says. One day it got worse and she had to delete some comments. “I delete suggestive comments to date. I do not want to have issues with my husband,” she says.

Uninvited spectators

Ken Ouko, a sociologist at University of Nairobi, says social media has created a new dilemma in human relations known as ‘existential in congruence’. “Social media has today invited a new complication in domestic or romantic relationships. It has replaced relational exclusivity with uninvited spectatorship. Instagram, for example, makes it appear as if relationships are on a thespian stage complete with a clap-or-boo audience,” he says.

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Also, in many instances, Ouko says saturated positive reviews may cause the other partner to feel relegated, ignored or shadowed, sometimes leading to jealousy. Intense negative reviews may carry the impact of causing the other partner to feel slighted, disrespected, offended or exposed, sometimes leading to doubts.

Ken Munyao, a psychologist at People Centric Management Company, says that is why it is good to try and moderate crushes through the posts you share. “It is not bad to have crushes because it means someone is admiring you. But how far does it go? How much do you entertain the person and do you let them know that there are boundaries?” he poses.

When you get crushes, it is good to reach out and tell them to stop, That is if they get in the way of your relationship. It is also good to declare your relationship online. “You need to come out and say you are taken. This way, maybe some would stop going too far. You will be able to stop jealousy through acknowledging,” he says.

source:People Daily

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Maina Kageni: I’ve seen what marriage is and I’m not tying the knot

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Classic 105 radio presenter Maina Kageni has revealed that he’s not planning to marry any time soon despite the pressure piling up on him.

Maina recently responded to Mwalimu King’ang’i on their morning show at Classic 105 on when he’ll get married, saying he doesn’t plan to do it at all.

Mwalimu told him that he shouldn’t judge married men because they go through a lot something that Maina can never understand because he has never been in that position.

In response, Maina, who is approaching his 50s now, shared that he doesn’t want to be married because of all those shocking stories that men go through.

“From what you keep telling me do you think I will get married? I see the hell you are all going through. One of these days we should actually discuss what the real importance of marriage is.” he shared.

Maina Kageni together with the humorous Mwalimu King’ang’i have captured Kenyans hearts and ears with their breakfast show ‘Maina and King’ang’i in the morning’, playing out in most matatus and private vehicles ferrying people to work and their various activities.

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Maina Kageni rose from the ranks and established himself as an entertainment guru uniquely possessing the ability to charm the ladies with his sensitive approach to gender issues.

He is also widely known for sharing relationship tips with his male counterparts.

This article will share with you Maina Kageni’s photos in and out of studio as well as some interesting facts that you may not have known.

Check it out and get to know Kenya’s top radio personality!

Interesting facts about Kenya's greatest radio personality Maina Kageni

Maina Kageni salary

Loved by women and envied by men, Maina Kageni is a household name thanks to his gift of the gab and has managed to reap big bucks out of this extraordinary talent.

How much is Maina Kageni worth exactly?

A question that is rather intriguing and is most likely to leave most peoples mouth agape as the Classic 105 host is rumoured to take home roughly KSh2 million a month, a colossal amount by any given standard.

And it doesn’t end there, Maina is a shrewd business man with global investments worldwide.

Maina loves to dabble in real estate and has property in Kenya and overseas in big cities like Miami, Florida and Lagos, worth millions of shillings.

Interesting facts about Kenya's greatest radio personality Maina Kageni

Maina Kageni wedding

Not much is known about Maina Kageni’s personal life and as much as he is outspoken on radio he ironically does not reveal much about himself regarding personal relationships.

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What is known is that he is currently single and yet to marry.

Maina Kageni cars

The Manchester united fan loves to spoil himself to the best of German machines and his list of flashy cars validates his obsession with big boy toys.

Take a look at some of Maina Kageni’s sleek cars from his jaw dropping collection;

BMW X6

Interesting facts about Kenya's greatest radio personality Maina Kageni

Jaguar XF

Interesting facts about Kenya's greatest radio personality Maina Kageni

Mercedes

Interesting facts about Kenya's greatest radio personality Maina Kageni

Specially customized (Manchester United) Chevrolet

Interesting facts about Kenya's greatest radio personality Maina Kageni

Maina Kageni age

Although he depicts a vibrant and youthful man in his shows, Maina is not as young as most would think, you would likely be amazed to know that he is 43 years old!

Maina doesn’t seem fazed by his age as his versatility and skills in the media industry seem to mature over the years like fine wine.

Interesting facts about Kenya's greatest radio personality Maina Kageni

Maina Kageni house

Maina Kageni’s residence falls nothing short of his personality with the radio host boasting a stunning multi-million house situated in the serene leafy suburbs of Karen.

The area is known to be the residence of Kenya’s crème de la crème.

Mystery enshrouds Maina’s personal life with some people claiming that Maina Kageni is gay.

These unconfirmed rumors and notions may be rooted in the fact that Maina has remained unmarried despite his wealth and age.

Interesting facts about Kenya's greatest radio personality Maina Kageni

In a typical African traditional setting this behavior may be viewed as strange because it goes against the norms and culture that expects men to marry at a certain age and status.

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An inspiration to many and villain to some, it suffices to say that Maina Kageni’s impact in the Kenyan media industry is a fete that few have accomplished, hence the great admiration and respect showered upon him as one of Kenya’s finest radio hosts.

Source: Tuko

 

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