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VIDEO: Mayooo! Mayooo! Kenyan woman from US gets schooled on Luo mourning ritual

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A young Kenyan woman with an American twang has revealed how she was coached by an uncle on how to ‘weep and wail’ at her grandfather’s burial.

In a hilarious video, which has been widely shared on social media, the young woman leaves mourners in stitches with her testimony as she eulogized her late grandfather.

The woman, who introduces herself as Lillian, narrates how the uncle instructed her to put up a dramatized show to mourn her grandpa during the burial ceremony.

“My uncle Japheth told me, that whenever I reach the homestead that I cannot just come out of the car and walk into the house. He said I have to cry on the way to the homestead,” she narrates.

WEEPING AND WAILING

Taken aback, she says, she asked the uncle how she was supposed to cry.

Then she goes ahead to dramatise what the uncle instructed her to do.

“He said do this, Wololololooo! Mayooo! Mayooo! Kwara, erei! (grandpa, where are you?) Abiro! (I’m on my way) Kwara, in kanye? (grandpa, where are you?),” she narrates before letting out a shrill cry, as the mourners burst into laughter.

Mourning the dead in such a manner is standard practice among the Luo during burial ceremonies.

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Njugush’s wife Celestine on keeping your circle of friends’ small

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Celestine Ndinda, aka Wakavinye, wife to Comedian Njugush, has a few words of advice to her fans. She urges them that having a small circle of friends is a wise thing to do, especially if you live in Nairobi.

 Wakavinye has supported her husband since their early days, even before all the fame. Njugush feels lucky to have her as a wife. 

The two have sustained same longtime friends and Celestine shares the little secret for that.

She says;

“I have learnt that in life, you need to learn at most five close friends.

 By doing this, be sure that the first three will help you when you are in need.”

She further adds having too many friends also drains you financially

“Imagine all those friends have birthdays and they need you to show up, yaani every time you are planning of how to spend unlike when you have a small circle.”

 

And there is also societal pressure to have many friends;

“Ata kama umesota, it is hard to communicate that to a big number of people because some will gossip about you and most of them show up when you have a party, but when you are in a problem, you will not have them around,” she said.

She also insists on being yourself, don’t compete

“When you compete with your friends, you will get exhausted. So go with your pace.”

Some of the couple’s long-time close friends include; Abel Mutua and his wife Judy Nyawira, Philip and his wife Cate Actress.

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‘I’m clinically blind in one eye,’ Vanessa Mdee reveals

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee has for the first time revealed  that she is partially blind.

She spoke about it in the first season of East Africa Got Talent competition where she was a judge, Vanessa shared that one of her eyes is critically blind.

Mdee was pushed to share this after being impressed by one of the contestants, Mark, 21, who got an eye condition, cataracts, at birth and he is also a cancer survivor.

Vanessa urged him to keep fighting and not to give up because her condition did not stop her from pursuing her dreams.

“It is unusual for someone so young to sing so soulfully, you can tell that you have been through stuff. I’m clinically blind in one eye as well, but that has not stopped me from pursuing my biggest dreams,” she said.

She added

“Let that be the fuel for you no matter what happens at the end of this competition, to me you are a winner and you’re going to continue winning.”

 

 

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‘Slay queens thirst after my man after he gifted me a Range,’ Sarah Kabu reveals

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By JUDITH GICOBI

About two years ago, Simon Kabu, the CEO Bonfire Adventures, bought a new Range Rover worth Ksh30million for his wife’s 39th birthday. The gifting of the car brought Nairobi’s central business district to a standstill.

Simon said the wife merited the car as she had always been by his side, plus it was her dream car.

He had gifted Sarah with a Mercedes on her 35th birthday, but he did not publicize it. They were aiming to get a range rover for her 40th birthday.

Instead, the husband gifted her the car on her 39th birthday when she least expected it. 

Since the public gifting, things changed for the couple and they were not prepared for the challenges that came with their public display of affection.

“After that, we did not know that would be a problem. Now every slay queen tells him ‘Ooh I want a Vitz. I heard people were asking kwani nimefanya nini ndio aninunulie gari.”

One slay queen wrote to the hubby on new year, “Happy new year, my goal is to go out with you, please make it happen.”

Sarah adds that she has worked hard and never compromised on her values and morals.

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