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Overnight ‘Mugithi’ planned ahead of De’Mathew’s burial on Saturday

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In efforts to remember and honour fallen Kikuyu Benga musician John Mwangi Ng’ang’a, popularly known as John De’Mathew, Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has sponsored a music show (mugithi night) on Friday before the singer’s burial on Saturday.

The event, according to the county boss, will give DeMathew’s fans a chance to remember him by playing all his music.

In efforts to remember and honour fallen Kikuyu Benga musician John Mwangi Ng’ang’a, popularly known as John De’Mathew, Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has sponsored a music show (mugithi night) on Friday before the singer’s burial on Saturday.

The event, according to the county boss, will give DeMathew’s fans a chance to remember him by playing all his music.

In his career spanning over 30 years, De’Mathew had produced over 50 albums.

He died on August 18, 2019 after his car hit a trailer-truck near Thika’s Blue Post Hotel.

WHOLE NIGHT

Artistes drawn from Mt Kenya region will also attend the Friday event which will be held at Golden Palm Hotel in Kenol town and which will go on for the whole night.

Fans of the late musician have also formed a WhatsApp group where they are pledging goats which will be slaughtered during the event.

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According to Governor Wa Iria, the event will remind the Agikuyu people of the life and times of the late De’Mathew whom local leaders regarded as a seer or a Kikuyu prophet.

“We want to remember him by listening to all his songs which play a major role in uniting the Agikuyu community as well as advising and entertaining our people,” the governor said.

BONA FIDE LEADER

According to the governor, the De’Mathew was the bona fide leader of the artistes from central Kenya after the death of Joseph Kamaru last year.

“The late was not your ordinary musician. He took the mantle from the late Joseph Kamaru and as a matter of fact, it is only after Kamaru’s death that a sacco was formed and De’Mathew was appointed to be its chairperson,” the governor said.

Mr Wa Iria was named the patron of the musicians’ sacco known as Tamco Sacco and was instrumental in its formation and operations.

The governor has lauded De’Mathew’s leadership saying seven months after the sacco was formed, they have been able to buy land in Kenol town at a cost Sh8 million. He said he will continue working closely with the artistes to ensure they realise their dream.

The sacco was launched in January this year at Thika Greens in Murang’a where President Uhuru Kenyatta, the governor and other leaders sent their contributions.

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MUSICIANS’ SACCO

During the launch of the Sacco, Mr Wa Iria advised the artistes to put more emphasis on investments than offering credit services to their clients to prevent the society from collapsing of as has been witnessed with other similar ventures in the recent times.

During the sacco’s launch, the late De’Mathew said they intended build a recording studio, commercial shops and conference rooms where members will be benefitting from the proceeds on monthly basis.

“We have been mocked and laughed at but we are determined in joining hands and growing together so that never again shall we be seeking fundraisers for the hospital bills and burials of musicians,” he said.

DeMathew will be buried on Saturday at his ancestral home in Mukurwe, Gatanga in a ceremony where the President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders are expected.

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Chiki Kuruka sheds light on her breast lift surgery and battling mixed-race assumptions

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Bien-Aime Baraza´s long-time girlfriend has opened up on her mixed race, breast lift surgery and trolls.

The UK-bred dance choreographer who was raised in the Queen´s land admitted that living in Kenya was one of the best decisions she ever made.

My uncle, being a war correspondent, lives in Kenya because it is quite a calm country. My two friends who we lived with while in the UK, are half Kenyan and they were coming home. I decided that I´m coming with them and it was literally as simple as that. I came here and I was Like ¨this place rocks. I´m staying. I´m not going.¨ I found Kenya so beautiful and the people are really easy-going.

Unfortunately for her, being mixed race meant to many that she is bougie – something she fights with every damn time.

I also think it is something to do the fact that I’m mixed race as opposed to being black, people think that maybe I’m not so connected with my African side. I fight those two assumptions all the time because I’m from the hood and I’m proud of it. I have chosen to live on this continent, I couldn’t be prouder.

However, for her, Kenya is home.

So many people are trying to leave Africa and go to the United States or Europe, but the beauty is in this continent, the future is on this continent. I definitely think Kenya is the hub of East Africa. It’s just a good place to be.

I definitely think Kenya is the hub of East Africa – Bien Aime´s girlfriend, Chiki Kuruka gushes

Surgery

Further speaking to Pulse in regard to her anticipated breast lift surgery, she added:

I don’t think it’s anyone’s business the decisions that someone else makes regarding their body. I’ve seen the genes in my family and children don’t do us very well. When I look at my aunts and their boobs are by their hips, I just don’t want that to be my story. Not reconstruction surgery, just put me back the way I was before.

Being a wellness instructor, Chiki is a public figure and where there is fame, there is love but so is there a fair share of trolls.

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People who say nasty things online will never be brave enough to talk to me face to face – the wellness instructor affirms

Revealing how she is able to deal with the trolls, the beauty opined:

The reality is that people who say nasty things online will never be brave enough to talk to me face to face. And I come at it hard. So I would dare someone to come and say to me face to face something that they’d be brave enough to type. That’s normally the person who you’ll see in every time saying ¨Hi, oh my gosh, I love you guys.¨

As she came to the close of her interview, her last words were:

Mind your mind. When you feel good, you do good. So it’s okay to say ‘I’m not okay’. It’s okay to say ‘I don’t want you in my space’, because the better you are, the better you offer society.

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Akothee comes to the rescue of a needy student

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Esther Akoth, alias Akothee, a popular Kenyan singer, has assisted a needy mother to pay for her son’s school fees. 

The amount paid by the award-winning singer is still unclear. She shared a video of a jubilant mother getting a bank slip for the school fees.

The woman is Suzzane Wanjiru. She had tried to approach the singer previously at her gate with a fee structure of Sh20,268 for the first term, Sh12,160 and Sh8,107 for the second and third term, respectively.

The son had joined Sokoke Boys High School. Suzzane was hesitant to go to Akothee at first, but after much debating, she decided to follow her insists and went to the singer’s gate. 

“Lakini tulipoendelea kuongea ukasikia kilio changu,” Suzzane told Akothee. “Ninashukuru sana.” 

Akothee thanked her fans for contributing to the Akothee Foundation, which in turn helps enroll children in school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘We had to drive to Naivasha,’ Tedd Josiah on wife’s request before her death

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Tedd Josiah, a Kenyan music producer, lost his wife in 2017 has shared on the last moments with his late wife, Reginah Katar.

He shared a photo explaining how his wife wanted something different.

On this day, mama gummy bear (RIP) decided she didn’t want the usual Sanford fries that she used to ask me to drive her to go buy almost every evening.

 

This Sunday she wanted fish, and she wanted it fresh from a lake, so we had to drive to Naivasha (her choice of lake) and buy some fish and have it made there…”

“Brothers, you see when you decide to have a baby, there’s gonna be cravings, mood swings and emotions your wife can’t even explain.”

Tedd urged married men to take care of their wives now that they are still around. 

“At that point u can’t flake!! You got to find some resolve and make it come together, if it’s Sanford fries or fish from the lake!

 Go do it! Cause a lot of children suffer cause their mothers were depressed during their pregnancies.”

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