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Why musicians, Uhuru meeting will not happen soon

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If Maragua was an island, it probably would have sunk on that dusty Thursday of October last year. By midday, Muthithi Primary School in Murang’a county was groaning under the pressure of local feet as villagers turned up in their thousands to bid farewell to one of their own, a national legend, benga maestro Joseph Kamaru.

It was Kamaru’s desire to unite, mend rifts and demolish walls. And in death, he seemed to have achieved that, bringing the country’s most powerful political forces, President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and Opposition chief Raila Odinga, to the same podium.

He must have grinned down in delight when Nominated MP Maina Kamanda took to the microphone and pleaded for a meeting between President Uhuru and local musicians at State House in Nairobi. He probably strung a tune of contentment when the President agreed to a date with the artistes the following week.

In death, Kamaru’s lifetime goal of bringing together political foes, but most importantly, fellow musicians, had been achieved. Or had it? Well, it seemed so until the often-overlooked little matter of human greed and selfishness badgered in. In a twist of irony that must have Kamaru weeping in disappointment, the “invite of bonding” triggered a battle among the musicians that has rendered the meeting a near impossibility.

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So convoluted has the fiasco grown even Kamanda doesn’t sound so confident anymore.

“We are still on course…The musicians will eventually meet the President…But this is on condition they realise all 30,000 of them cannot be in that meeting,” he says, and proposes a way forward.

“We should first have representatives to brief the President on artistes’ needs and then the resolutions be announced in an all-musicians’ meeting to be arranged, say, in Kasarani Stadium.”

President Uhuru appointed Kamanda to be his representative in overseeing Kamaru’s welfare when the musician was taken ill and hospitalised last year. It is during his visits to the hospital he met Central region musicians and the State House meeting idea hatched.

Generational war

“We sought to present to the President the challenges facing the music industry, not forgetting that some of us campaigned for him but he has never met us for a postmortem of our input to the victory,” says Ben Githae, an artiste loved and loathed in equal measure for the 2017 General Election Jubilee signature tune “Uhuru RutoTanoTena”.

Trouble began, he says, before the burial ceremony was concluded . “Even before we were through with the burial, a group of musicians from Central region congregated at a bar in a neighbouring constituency to make plans for the State House meeting.”

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He adds that not less than six WhatsApp groups had been created within 10 hours of the President’s declaration, all listing members who were to attend. The following day, recording studios did booming business as people scrambled to authenticate their ‘musician status’, some by pirating music, he claims.

The rift took tribal dimensions when some musicians from outside Mt Kenya region sought to be included in the itinerary. And within Central, a generational war front opened up. Veteran musician David Karanja insisted that only those musicians who had been mentored by Kamaru should be on the tour. Githae, however, maintained the meeting needed to have a national face with up-and coming talents among them.

Before that particular dust could settle, another voice claimed the President wanted to meet all “performing artistes in their entirety and comedians, poets, instrumentalists …” had to be on the list. One especially bold camp invited all those with proof they have written and recorded any artistic work to congregate at Nairobi’s Kencom bus stage and start their march to State House that Tuesday.

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Betty Bayo comes cleans about skin bleaching and why she regrets changing herself

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Betty Bayo is no longer shy to admit that she once bleached her skin to please a man she thought would marry her.

Just like most women, Betty Bayo says she was willing to risk it all for the man she loved back in 2016. The singer opened up about this through her IG page where she narrated the untold story; of how her skin was left with patches thanks to the creams.

Well, according to Betty Bayo her boyfriend from back then promised to marry her if only she got her skin a bit lighter. And knowing how affordable the creams are at River Road, Nairobi….she did what most women do; and decided to please her man.

Betty Bayo talks about skin bleaching

Bases on a true story .I onced felt in love with a young man I was sure he will marry me I loved and adored him ,he claimed he loved me too and he would marry me if only I was light skinned (rangi ya thau) I decided to remove my legs from the sack ,Mimi huyoo riverroad I bleached my skin nmfurahishe the next thing he told me he will marry me if only I was abit taller weee my friend nlikua natembea na high heals throughout karibu niende nazo kwa choo to ndimukenie ,

Replaced by lover

Despite doing everything for the young man, Betty Bayo says he decided to dump her leaving her all alone with her now complicated Skin tone.

READ ALSO:   VIDEO: Kikuyu Benga Star Joseph Kamaru dead at 79

Betty Bayo back to factory settings

along the way he dumped me leaving me looking like a confused chamelion ..yellow face black legs blue hands 🤣🤣🤣 had no choice that to go back to factory setting,”

Lesson learnt

Having gone through such hardships and still ending up all alone left the singer with a well learnt lesson she now hopes to pass down to her fans. On the post, Betty discouraged young men and women from changing themself to please their partners. She went on to conclude her post saying;

“To all my sister and brother out there trusting God for a lifetime partner learn from my mistake ..kama mtu anakupenda akupende vile ulivyo ,whether black skinny plumpy anyhow you look, any person who compares you with other people force you to be who your not, always lowers your self esteem and still claims he or she loves you is a SCAM . To my future husband am God fearing,short, focused ,chocolate in colour and very jovial and I snore😞#share your story

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PHOTO; Corazon Kwamboka thanks Maureen Waititu’s ex husband for impregnating her

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Corazon Kwamboka has confirmed that she is indeed pregnant; shortly after Ghafla’s announced about her well kept secret!

Through her Instagram page the former socialite shared a new photo parading her grown baby bump; a move that has left many men quite disappointed and envious of how quick Frank Just Gym it moved on!

Pregnant Corazon Kwamboka

  If someone told me January last year that I’d be feeling you kick deep in my belly at the sound of your father’s voice; I’d most definitely think they we’re deranged!

From her post, Corazon couldn’t help but celebrate the new milestone; a dream she never thought would come true due to endometriosis that left her with the fear of becoming a childless woman.

 Endometriosis had crippled my dreams of birthing a child. But here we are. A pleasant and welcomed surprise I can’t wait to meet you. Hold you and teach you everything I know.

To the baby’s father

However all this changed after she got into a relationship with the sharp shooter, father of 2 handsome boys Frank Just Gym It; an ex boyfriend to Maureen Waititu, a vblogger from  YouTube.

But since both Maureen and Frank publicly broke up; there is no foul play now that Corazon management to get him settled down.

READ ALSO:   VIDEO: Kikuyu Benga Star Joseph Kamaru dead at 79

From her post, it’s evident that she is quite in love with her man; and to thank her for the gift blooming in her womb, the lady wrote;

with ex, Frankie and their two boys

To the baby’s father; I couldn’t have chosen a better person to do this with. I see the good in you and how you raise your own and i know my child will we be loved eternally

Fans and friends of the two have been sending congratulatory messages as she awaits to welcome her bundle of joy in just a few weeks from now!

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Chipukeezy narrates how Victor Ber walked all over him before the fame and money

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Comedian Zeddy has been on a roll blaming Victor Ber for his heartless behavior that left most new talents jobless despite showing potential of growth in the industry.

According to the lady, the creative director allegedly shuts down all new talents instead of rooting for their success.

This is how the late Njenga Mswahili stopped performing on the show; and even Kasee despite having won a huge crowd with his jokes.

To prove her point, Zeddy has now resulted to sharing videos of fellow comedians opening up  about their experiences with Victor Ber.

So far the lass has shared receipts of the Chipukeezy and Njoroge the comedian narrating their experiences with Ber.

https://www.sde.co.ke/local-news/2001377298/teacher-wanjiku-s-husband-dismisses-claims-he-s-behind-comedians-woes

Chipukeezy speaks

Although the video is not current, the interview proves what Zeddy has been saying true. This is judging from what Chipukeezy said about his experience with Ber.

In the interview, Chipukeezy narrates how Ber discouraged him during an audition; just after Churchill had given him the green light  thanks to his witty jokes.

Vicor Ber, the reason why I mention why Victor is because I will never forget him. So I tell them, Churchill ameniambia I am the future and I need to audition. So they tell me tell a joke….then after that Virctor Ber laughed and was like “kijana ukona talent ingine kama mbio kumbia, boxing….comedy wacha!

Njoro the comedian

Judging from the interview below, it’s evident to see that even some of these top comedians had it rough before landing on their own two feet.

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According to Njoro, Ber laughed throughout his jokes only for the guy to shut him down right after his performance

Nilipata jamaa anaitwa Victor Ber, he was the creative director. Nikapiga jokes zangu hapo thinking i am very funny. The funniest man in this planet, the guy was laughing, nikasema ahhh sasa mimi ndio the next…hamnijui.

He went on to add;

Akaniangalia akaniambia Kijana unafanya nini na maisha yako…nikamwambia nafanya journalism..akaniambia niende nyumbani niendelee na journalism, comedy ikona wenyewe.

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