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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.

-Nairobinews.co.ke

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Sauti Sol’s Bien speaks on surviving the pandemic with no shows

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Sauti Sol’s lead vocalist Bien Aime Baraza has opened up about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his financial situation.

Speaking in an interview with Willy M Tuva, Bien revealed that he has been surviving on music royalties from songs he has written for other artistes.

He noted that royalties paid to Sauti Sol have also been sustaining him and the band members.

“At the moment I am surviving on royalties because I have written many songs for many people,” said Bien.

“Early last year, I was in Germany to work on more songs over there, and that is what has been sustaining me. Royalties given to Sauti Sol are also going a long way,” he added.

The singer/songwriter has also had to dig into his savings.

“My savings, too, have gone a long way because as an artiste, you have to save. Hopefully, our savings will push us as far as it can until this nightmare is over.”

Acknowledging that it has not been easy, Bien said they had many other projects lined up bills, salaries and rent to pay for work offices.

“We have videos from Bensoul and Nviiri that must be done so they do not stay from the limelight too long and lose relevance,” he said.

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“We also have other things, including our singles and more that have been affected.”

The singer called on the government to consider tax relief for musicians this year due to the massive losses they are facing as they can’t do live performances or even tour

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PHOTOS:Inside Starehe MP Jaguar’s mansion

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Starehe MP Charles Njagua, popularly known by his street moniker Jaguar, is not one to revel in the limelight. In as much as he is a musician turned politician, he still keeps his private life under wraps.

Anyhow, in his own small unassuming way, Jaguar has still let us into his life and space.

The MP owns a spacious mansion, a one-story building is located in the outskirts of Nairobi.

The finishing and furnishing of the house are stylish and super modern. The outside of the huge compound that has perfectly mowed lawns are cabro-paved walkways and driveways.

Check out photos of the house.

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Corazon, Frankie reveal their unborn baby’s gender and name

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Socialite Corazon Kwamboka and her boyfriend Frank Kiarie aka Frankie Just Gym It have revealed the name and gender of their unborn child.

The couple is expecting a baby boy whom they have named Tayari, which means our love in Spanish and ready in Swahili.

The celebrity couple made the revelation in a three-minute video, in which Frankie also surprised Kwamboka with a cake.

GENDER REVEAL

“Gender reveal. All I need in this life of sin. PS; We were just having fun and doing this for ourselves, this video was never intended to see the light of day. At this point, we never thought we’d ever had the courage to be open about us. I just felt like sharing 🤷‍♀️” Kwamboka posted on Instagram.

The cake was divided in two, one half in blue and the other half in pink. The cake also had the names Tayari and Kesia written on each half.

Before cutting the cake, Kwamboka said that if it turns out that she is carrying a baby girl she will name her Kesia and if it’s a boy, his name will be Tayari.

Upon cutting the cake, the colour inside was blue, meaning it’s a boy.

SECRET PREGNANCY

“It’s a boy, aawww… this is what I wanted, I just didn’t want to say it,” said a teary Kwamboka.

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Last month, after Nairobi News exclusively revealed that the two were expecting a baby, Kwamboka confirmed that indeed she was pregnant with Frankie’s child.

Until that point, Kwamboka and Frankie, who is the ex-husband of YouTuber Maureen Waititu, had been keeping the pregnancy a secret.

During a live Instagram session, she said she found out she was pregnant while in Diani on holiday with her mother.

“I found out that I was three weeks pregnant. When I came back to Nairobi, I bought pregnancy kits, tested myself and the results were positive,” Kwamboka said then.

By Nairobi News

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