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Yvonne Okwara narrates the day she goofed big time on live TV

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Citizen TV’s news anchor Yvonne Okwara has come out to narrate how she messed up her very first interview on TV.

Yvonne made her revelation after the online community trolled Inooro reporter Victor Kinuthia after his live reporting went wrong.

Yvonne took to her Twitter handle and shared her first TV interview which happened in 2012 when she interviewed a Member of Parliament whose identity she did not reveal.

“The year is 2012/13. I’ve been doing prime time news for only a few months. My co-anchor is Ndungu wa Mburu. I have a very important interview with an MP on an issue that affects the media fraternity. The entire industry is watching my interview,” she narrated.

“Interview begins, and I can tell it’s going downhill from there. MP runs me out of town during the conversation. I was not as prepared as I should have been. I can feel my phone vibrating like mad. Twitter notifications in their hundreds. SMS coming through. Massacre!” she recalled.

According to Yvonne her colleagues were upset with her while those in other media houses were dismayed.

She instantly became the subject of discussion on Twitter as netizen started questioning her qualification for the job.

“I’m trending on Twitter. Words like “bimbo”, “slay queen”, “nothing between her ears”, “hired for her looks, not her brains”, she wrote.

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But after all the embarrassment, she still had to host the news bulletin that night.

“My Face is hot. I’m embarrassed but I push it through. It’s only Monday, so I will have to anchor news the rest of the week with this hanging over my head!” she said.

Realizing what was happening to her, her boss Joe Ageyo sent her an encouraging message to cheer her up.

“Bad day at the office. You will get through this. Learn from this, you will get better next time,” read the message from Ageyo.

Okwara said after that one TV interview she was given more chances and that is what made her to be where she is today.

By Nairobi News

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Sh60 million house: At home with Ringtone

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Ringtone, this gospel star that has brought you hits like Muziki ni Dawa, Gospel Inabamba, Maisha and last year’s massive hit Tenda Wema has a larger-than-life image.

Aside from his state-of- the-art rides, he boasts a maisonette in the leafy suburbs of Runda. However, this time round Pulse sneaks into his other home in Karen, a ten-bedroom crib, where we do the quick fire.

Pulse: This property is worth more than Sh60 million which could really be a huge sum for an artiste. Just how did you acquire it?

Ringtone: That is a good question. The owner had actually abandoned this property for years and so by the time I was getting the house, the prize had depreciated. I had to do a lot to bring it to its current state.
One of the bedrooms

P: How big is the land it stands on?

R: This is a half an acre.

P: You are still young and single: How on earth do you use ten bedrooms?

R: (Laughs): It is rather obvious that I cannot sleep in ten different bedrooms. As you might be aware, I support a number of children homes and so to raise money for that, when I get foreign guests, I allow them to stay over for bed and breakfast and then the proceeds I get from that I put into charity.

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P: What stands out most…for you?

R: I should say everything stands-out. Every bedroom is different from the other in terms of design and the furniture we have in there.

I have a Jacuzzi in my master bedroom as well as a reading area, which I have also converted into prayer room. The bathtubs are also modern.

A view of the living room from the dining room

P: We notice that the living room as well as the dining area is colourful. What informed that design aspect?

R: I have a professional designer who fits everything. Basically, like I have said, you will get a different mood in every room.

Living room

P: Why won’t you use the house for showbiz; like put up a studio or a music school?

P: This is a home and I live in a residential area where we don’t allow such. The only time I have many visitors coming in is when I am throwing a party for the children I support.

P: Is this your dream home?

R: I thank God for this property and I continue to believe him for better. He says in his word; “Ask and you shall be given…seek and you shall find…”

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Comedian Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o has given fans a glimpse at his luxurious Nairobi mansion. “I got a chance to come home much earlier today, it’s looking good

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Comedian Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o has given fans a glimpse at his luxurious Nairobi mansion.

Through a series of instagram stories video, Jalang’o, who’s also a radio host at Milele FM offered a glimpse at his affluent home.

The comedian started by showing his sizeable compound complete with a beautiful garden and a small farm.

“I got a chance to come home much earlier today, it’s looking good,” he is heard narrating in the background.

As he pans the camera, a one-story mansion is seen in the background, neighboured by an equally majestic mansion.

The comedian’s affluent home.

Side hustle

Jalang’o also took the chance to introduce his side hustle.

“I am hustler like that,” said Jalas before showing over 40 crates.

“I know most of you didn’t know that I sell eggs. If you need eggs, let me know; I’ll supply as many crates as you want.”

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‘There has been sweat and tears’ Kate Actress on the fails and triumphs of acting

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Kate Actress has advised upcoming artistes, actors, actresses and young people to be patient as success does not come overnight, rather it takes time.

Kate who shot to the limelight during her appearance on a local show ‘Mother-in-Law’ is now a household name.

But behind the success lies many nights of hard work.

‘IT TAKES TIME … I STARTED ACTING AT 21 , AM 33 NOW , THAT MEANS I HAVE OVER THE YEARS (12 yrs ) BUILT AN AUDIENCE THAT HAS LITERALLY GROWN WITH ME , IT DOESN’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, IT’S A JOURNEY , THERE HAS BEEN SWEAT ,AND TEARS .’

I HAVE HAD MAJOR WINS AND TERRIBLE FALLS IN THIS JOURNEY , BUT I NEVER GIVE UP.

I HAVE ALSO CHOSEN TO NEVER ARRIVE BECAUSE SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION.

SO MY DEAR YOUNG FOLLOWER , YOUR VISION IS VALID , KEEP YOUR PACE , ROLL WITH A SQUAD WITH VISION , STAY PRAYED UP( Gods guidance is everything) .

REMEMBER THERE IS ALWAYS A STORY BEHIND THE GLORY , WRITE YOURS , AT YOUR OWN PACE SWEETHEART. YOU GOT THIS CHILD.. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 ….. with love Aunty Kate ❤️

Kate is famous for her role in Plan B, Maempress, Sue and Johnny among other shows. She also runs a You Tube channel.

She is also a brand ambassador for different products.

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