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Brenda Jons aka Mama Prezdent Kingston alias Mama Njeri is a strong woman. The content  creator known for her comic skits has been through a lot in life.

The witty comedian was the guest on Upclose with Betty segment on K24 TV where she revealed that her life journey has been a tough one.

Mama Prezdent Kingston, who was raised by her grandmother told Betty Kyallo that she has been sexually abused more than twice by people close to her.

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I HAVE BEEN A RAPE VICTIM BEFORE. THE FIRST TIME I WAS FIVE WHEN MY UNCLE RAPED ME AND HE WOULD DO IT CONTINUALLY. HE THREATENED TO KILL ME INCASE I REPORTED HIM,’ SHE NARRATED AS BETTY LOOKED DISTURBED.

Brenda Jons was again abused by her uncle, a well-known churchgoer and praise and worship leader.

WHEN I WAS 12, MY AUNT’S HUSBAND AGAIN RAPED ME AND THIS TIME IT WAS VIOLENT BECAUSE HE STUFFED SOCKS IN MY MOUTH AND HE DARED ME TO REPORT HIM, SAYING NOTHING COULD BE DONE,’ SHE SAID.

Adding,

HE DID IT ONCE AND TOLD ME THAT’S WHAT HE JUST WANTED AND TOLD ME THAT EVEN IF I REPORTED NO ONE COULD BELIEVE ME. I’M SURPRISED I’M IN THE CHURCH RIGHT NOW.

Her mother, a single parent lives abroad and she’s her online manager. Brenda suffered in silence her entire life until two years ago when she opened up to her family.

I HAD CONSISTENT NIGHTMARES AND THAT’S WHEN I DECIDED TO SHARE MY STORY WITH A FRIEND RECENTLY (AFTER SHARING WITH FAMILY),’ SHE SAID.

The 22-year-old went ahead to narrate how her life changed after she was abused severally.

I USED TO HATE MEN AND WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS OLD, I GOT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A PASTOR. HE NOTICED ME AND TOLD ME YOU’RE SO TALENTED AND MEANT FOR THE CHURCH.

Brenda narrated how the man of the cloth invited her for a private ‘counseling’ after a Bible study session while she was in first year in campus.

…BEFORE I KNEW IT, IT WAS MIDNIGHT. HE WAS TELLING ME HOW GIFTED I AM, GOD SENDING ME TO NATIONS….AND BEFORE I KNEW IT, HE WAS ALL OVER ME,’ SHE SAID,

She continued,

I DIDN’T FIGHT HIM. I WAS LIKE AAH, THEY’VE DONE THIS BEFORE, JUST DO WHAT YOU WANT. THE FOLLOWING DAY HE GAVE ME SH200 AND TOLD ME MAKE SURE YOU DON’T GET PREGNANT. I DON’T WANT YOU TARNISHING MY NAME.

She explained how the bad experience strengthened her.

I’M THANKFUL IT HAPPENED BECAUSE I’M ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE WHO’VE GONE THROUGH IT,’ SHE SAID.

Adding,

IT MADE ME DO A LOT OF MISTAKES BECAUSE IT GOT TO A POINT AND WAS LIKE THESE MEN HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF ME AND IT’S MY TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM.

WHEN I WAS IN SECOND YEAR, I USED TO HEARTBREAK PEOPLE JUST FOR THE SAKE OF IT…BECAUSE I WANTED TO SEE A MAN FEEL THAT PAIN FOR IT TO FULFILL MY EGO. IT THEN GOT TO A PLACE GOD WAS CLEAR TO ME ‘GO BACK IN CHURCH AND STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING.

-Mpasho


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Remembering Pepe Kalle 22 years after his death

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Arrangements are in place for fans and counterparts to next week mark the 22rd anniversary since the death of Congolese musician Pepe Kalle Yampanya.

The burly baritone voiced singer who collapsed and died on November 29, 1998 in Kinshasa will be remembered as one of the entertainment greats with his Grand Empire Band.

Most of his fans will remember him for some of his popular tunes like ‘Roger Milla’: (dedicated to Cameroonian soccer legend Roger Milla), ‘Moyibi’, ‘Pon Moun Paka Bouge’, ‘Bitoto’ and ‘Amour Pedre’.

Notably, he recorded several collaborations with his long-time counterpart Nyboma Mwandido, who lives in Paris, France. Both had performed together in the early 1970s in Kinshasa.

Though there are no special shows arranged due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of his former band members including the Kinshasa-based Lofombo Godo will dedicate online shows to him. Lofombo, who is a bass guitarist and producer, also had a stint with the Delta Force band.

Most of the former band members of the Grand Empire Bakuba settled in Europe after Kalle’s death. Among them were Papy Tex (of the ‘Kanda ya Nini’ hit song fame), Elvis Kunku, Ebuya Doris Djuna Mumbafu and Kinanga Boeing.

Back home, fans of Pepe Kalle will also recall his efforts of incorporating dancing midgets like Ayilla Emoro, Jolie Bebe and Dominic Mabwa in the   stage act of the Empire band.

In Kenya, fans of Pepe Kalle will remember the many tours he made to Kenya from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.  Among the towns he performed include Nairobi and Kisumu.

Meanwhile, The Oyster Bay at Valley Arcade in Nairobi will tomorrow host the Acoustic, Brunch, Bubbly and Jazz show. It will feature special performances by

and Aaron Rimbui.

For the two seasoned afro Jazz musicians, it will be an opportunity to showcase their latest and earlier hit songs. Atemi is known for some of her songs like ‘Someday’, ‘Nairobi’, ‘Imenibamba’ and ‘Kama We’.

As for Aaron, who specialises in the piano and keyboard, some of his popular songs are ‘Simama’, ‘Hafungi Macho’, ‘Karibu’ and ‘Freedom’.  The show starts at 11am and ends at 8pm. According to the organisers, all Covid-19 safety protocols will be observed during the show.

Event has been sponsored by Classic FM and Smooth FM, in conjunction with Oyster Bay. Entrance is Sh3,500 per person (Inclusive of Brunch and Champagne).

Meanwhile, veteran Ohangla musician Tony Nyadundo will next Friday perform during a special Ohangla show at the Treasure Gardens in Kilimani, Nairobi (Opposite Kilimani Primary School).  Nyadundo’s hit songs include ‘Ndoa ya Machozi’ and ‘Isanda Gi Hera’. It will be a welcome back show to his fans after a long break. Show starts at 2pm and ends at 8pm.

-Nation.africa


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Jacque Maribe: I suffered two miscarriages before I got my son

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Former Citizen TV news anchor and media personality Jacque Maribe says she lost two pregnancies before she got her son Zahari.
Zahari’s father is comedian Eric Omondi.
In an interview with True Love Magazine, Ms. Maribe said she battled infertility and suffering miscarriages was tough for her as she did not know what was wrong.

What made things worse and what made the media personality think she would never get a child was a disclosure by the doctors that she had suffered from the septate.
A septate uterus is a deformity of the uterus, which happens during fetal development before birth. A membrane called the septum divides the inner portion of the uterus, at its middle.

The condition was to be fixed through surgery but luckily she did not go through it.
“We were lucky we found out earlier so I was told I had to undergo surgery to get rid of it and give ourselves a period and wait and now the baby would have at least enough space to carry to maybe 30 something weeks and don’t have to get to 40. I remember I panicked and I said I’m not gonna do this,” she said.

“It took a while, I can’t remember how many years it was and every day I used to pray and ask God ‘what is too hard for you? I don’t have to have this surgery if you want you can make that thing elastic by whatever miracle but just make it elastic, create space.”


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‘I’ve cried to you countless times,’ Chiki pens letter to man who helped her meet Bien

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Bien Baraza’s wife Chiki Kuruka has for the first time revealed that she met her husband through a friend, Emmanuel Jambo.

Chiki showered Emmanuel, a celebrity and award-winning photographer with love, thanking him for being the best friend one can ever have.

In a length post, the fitness coach-cum-radio presenter wrote,

A story of friendship. Dear @emmanueljambo, You are the force behind so much of what is my life. You introduced me to my husband, you drove me for hours to find my dog, you found us our house. I have cried to you countless times, and laughed with you even more. You are to me, the definition of goodness in this world, and to say I love you doesn’t even come close to the admiration I have for your heart, the respect I have for your soul and the excitement I have for the blessings that will certainly come your way. Happy birthday to my brother, my friend, my family. More Whiskey, more awful dancing, and more picture perfect moments to come. ❤.

By Mpasho.co.ke


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