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Tanzania Star Singer Diamond Platnumz Involved in a Car Crash in the US

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Tanzania star musician Diamond Platnumz on Friday cheated death and escaped unhurt after the car he was travelling in was involved in an accident in Oakland, California on Friday.

Taking to Instagram, the Bongo flavor singer, who is in the United States for an album tour dubbed – ‘A Boy from Tandale’, said he almost perished in the crash and thanked God for giving him a chance to continue inspiring young people.

“Dah!!! Almost died tonight!… but god gave me another chance to breathe and continue inpiring & creating more future for my fellow youth!!!…(Dah Tumepata ajari na kunusurika kufa usiku wa leo wakati tunatoka kwenye show….ila Mwenyez Mungu amenipa nafasi nyingine tena ya kuishi na kuendelea kushikana mkono na vijana wenzangu mtaani kwa pamoja tuziokoe familia zetu duni….) Read Diamond Platnumz’s caption.

The crash happened when the artiste was coming from a show in company of his brother Romy Jons and two others. Their car was hit by another vehicle from the side.

Tanzanian music super star Diamond Platinumz. PHOTO/COURTESY

“Aisee wacha mungu aitwe mungu….Pengine ilikua iwe siku yetu ya mwisho leo ila Mungu akaona atupe nafasi nyingine ya kuishi…..Alhamdulillah mungu nikushkuru leo,kesho na kesho kutwa!!!!tusisahau kusali binadam wenzangu maana kifo tunatembea nacho mkononi!!!!!,” said Diamond Platnumz’s brother Romy Jons.

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I’ve always wanted to marry Chris Kirubi- Huddah Monroe declares love for billionaire

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Business tycoon Chris Kirubi has a new crush, Huddah Monroe.

This became evident after the billionaire who is on a steady recovery process offered nuggets of wisdom to the youth.

Of the many Kirubi shared, one struck a chord with Huddah.

His advice to young men not to buy ‘flowers’ for their women but rather a tree which will endure and produce fruits and flowers struck a chord with her.

Upon seeing it, the Huddah Beauty CEO could not hide her feelings for the magnate anymore posting on her insta stories, “That’s why I always wanted to marry C.K. Such a great man.”

Huddah Monroe. PHOTO/COURTESY

This is not the first time though.

She was not shy in telling off his critics after Kirubi’s deteriorating health condition first made its way to the public domain.

“Chris Kirubi is a great man. Someone we should all emulate as a businessman. He bought shares at the right places and got lucky,” she wrote.

“And what pained me the most is the Chris Kirubi issue. I am ashamed to be Kenyan. Nairobi is a sea full of sharks waiting for you to shake a little. So they can finish you. Kick you when you are down. Mshindwe na Mlegee,’’ added Huddah.

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VIDEO: Kenyan TV star Lulu Hassan to anchor news with her husband

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Popular journalist and Citizen TV presenter Lulu Hassan will now anchor the Swahili prime time news alongside her husband Rashid Abdalla.

The two anchors were unveiled on Thursday evening as the Royal Media-owned station made changes to stamp its continued dominance in the Swahili news category.

Citizen Nipashe suffered a major setback following the exit of Kanze Dena, the Deputy State House Spokesperson and Deputy Head of PSCU, who had anchored alongside Lulu for over five years – a spot that Rashid has filled.

“The Unveiling what it termed as ” star-studded dream team”, the media station also indicated that the Nipashe team will also feature Jamila Mohamed, Swaleh Mdoe, Mashirima Kapombe, Mwanahamisi Hamadi, and Nimrod Taabu.

A statement by the media house termed the team as “an all-star cast of the most celebrated Swahili news anchors in the country”.

Following the changes, Citizen added that they are now “set to breathe fresh air into the Swahili News Bulletin and completely dominate local Swahili news”.

Prior to joining Citizen TV, Abdalla was a news anchor at NTV – another dominant TV station in the country.

The couple is blessed with two sons, Jibran and Irfan whom Kanze has previously revealed were the reason she met Lulu for the first time – during a birthday party.

Kanze’s exit was an emotional moment for Lulu that saw the two hug and weep during a surprise farewell party – a clear indicator of the strong bond they had developed over the years as co-anchors.

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Lulu and Rashid are famed for their impeccable command of Swahili language as well as their wealth of experience in anchoring at their previous newscast roles.

Source: Kenyans.co.ke

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VIDEO: Khamis Themo and Anaklet Araba’s demise a blow to broadcasting

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The passing on of two veteran Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), then known as the Voice of Kenya (VOK), has sparked an avalanche of nostalgia among Kenyans belonging to Generation Z amid comparisons with the current generation that is more obsessed with image branding rather than professional excellence.

Anaklet Araba and Khamisi Themo are among a rare breed of journalists who dominated the airwaves in the 1980s and 1990s thanks to their eloquence, mastery of language and confidence that left many Kenyans breathless.

As one writer recently noted, unlike the current crop of newscasters that is fond of ‘cat walking’ in the studio and making every effort to impress the day, back in they day, news reading was a serious affair with the anchors reading while seated, with serious looks on their faces.

Others in this generation include Ngulamu Mwaviro,  Leonard Mambo Mbotela, Mohamed Juma Njuguna, Billy Omalla, Catherine Kasavuli,Raphael Tuju, Prof Joseph Nyasani, Salim Juma, Beatrice Marshall, Njoroge Mwaura, Elizabeth Obege, Elena Shiveka, Gladys Erude, Wilkister Muga, Ali Salim Manga, Jack Oyoo Silvester, Charity Karimi, Badin Mkusin, Anunda Sakwa, Jacob William Maunda, Ndinda Kasalu, Nzau Kalulu, Githombe Maina, Ken Walialu Walibora, Edward Kadilo, Odongo Wandago, Khadija Ali and Charles Omuga Kabisaye.

Anaklet Araba.

“News was news in those days because the newscasters were so engrossed in reading news that you could think they were already at the scene of action or they read news with gestures, while some shed real tears, when reading sad and emotional stories. Those were the good old days when all the children wanted to be newscasters. We knew the newscasters’ names by their voices. If it was time of news to be read, there was a great debate on who was favoured that day to read news, but nowadays a newscaster can read news the whole month,” Veronica Onjoro once reminisced in a blog post.

“Each child had a favorite newscaster and you won the bet if your favorite newscaster was the one reading. This also applied to newspapers. People bought newspapers especially Sunday nation and standard so as to read about the late Whispers, Gado and Maddo cartoon, Surgeon diaries and the fiery Kwendo Opanga whose fire has now been extinguished.”

Following Araba’s demise, Odeo Sirari wrote in a long tribute on Facebook: “Anaklet Araba was a reclusive fellow, yet a very gifted broadcaster who had read the news in Swahili with ease for decades. His authoritative baritone was trademark on VOK lunchtime news.”

“When I first entered the KBC Newsroom as an intern way back in 1999, I was received by a polite and smartly dressed gentleman. Back in the day when I was growing up, I used to enjoy listening to him on VoK and later KBC presenting Kiswahili news. His voice was deep and the flow of the Nyerere language was admirable. “Inafuata taarifa ya habari, kwanza ni mkhutasari wake, msomaji ni Anaklet Araba”… and the news started… Then after news, there was Maelezo baada ya habari, and the man brought it out very well. So, when I stepped into the KBC Newsroom, he greeted me. He was seated next to other veterans Mr. Khamisi Themo and Esther Githui. After introduction, he told me, “kijana una kiswahili kizuri sana”… I shyly told him, “ahsante sana”…,” wrote ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale wrote.

“He was a gentleman with very few words. Today I have learnt of his death. I am so saddened to lose a man who help mentor my journalistic skills. He taught me translation from English to Kiswahili. He taught me how to read news and I tried as much as possible to emulate him. RIP Senior Anaklet Araba,’ he added.

Araba was buried on July 7 at his home in Rukunga village, Budalangi in Busia County. He quit the airwaves in 2004.

SOURCE: businesstoday

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