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I will help Kenyan artists fight depression- UK-based artist says after Papa Dennis’ death

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Former Tusker Project Fame participant has come out to reveal that he fought with depression for a long time while trying to get professional help.

Didier Madzayo took to social media to open up on his battle following the passing of gospel singer Papa Dennis, who is said to have committed suicide after losing to depression.

“It’s been weighing on my mind all week and I am taking responsibility to speak about it again. One may easily think that superstars or celebrities have it all. Well, the truth is that depression can affect celebrities too. Let me enlighten you, —wealth and fame are no protection against this debilitating health condition,” said Madzayo on Instagram.

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Its been weighing on my mind all week and I am taking responsibility to speak about it again. One may easily think that superstars or celebrities have it all. Well, the truth is that depression can affect celebrities too. Let me enlighten you, —wealth and fame are no protection against this debilitating health condition. I am a victim of depression and I’ve seen some dark times, especially with the depressive phase of the illness. My dear friend suffered in silence. Now before I go deeper into what I am about to say, please note that; this post does not in any way elaborate what actually led to the death of @realpapadennis and I do not know what led to his death. All I can say is I understand and I am also fighting exactly just as he did and many others are doing. Yes we can say he was a christian or even a gospel singer and that the battle belongs to The Lord. Feel free to spiritualise it all you want. But allow me to educate you – Depression is a mental illness that doesn’t discriminate: It can impact people of all ages and walks of life. In fact, Anxiety and Depression affects millions, both adults and under 18’s in the world at large. Here is what’s more, it’s the leading cause of disability in the world for people between the ages of 15 and 44. Did you know that? I understand what @realpapadennis was going through and I am not in any way or form comparing it to what I am going through. I did not speak up for years of what I have been and still going through. Coz I had to be a man about it and its deemed as being weak or being spiritualised to make others feel inferrior. Who in the world likes to feel exposed and more especially belittled all because of depression! Preachers and other spiritual people once told me I got a demon and needed deliverance. If they only knew how much I prayed fasted and sought the face of God. There was very little or no empathy especially from spiritual people. I have been made to feel weak or less of a person let alone a christian despite me trying to explain my level best about the prevalence of the disease, a stigma remains around mental health issues. Do we have to wait until an artist takes drastic measures? R.I.P

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He went on to share his journey in a depression saying that at one point preachers claimed he was possed.

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“I am a victim of depression and I’ve seen some dark times, especially with the depressive phase of the illness. My dear friend suffered in silence. Now before I go deeper into what I am about to say, please note that; this post does not in any way elaborate what actually led to the death of @realpapadennis and I do not know what led to his death.” he added. 

Now, Madzayo is working with different mental organizations and is willing to help other Kenyans artists overcome. Madzayo, who is currently in UK, will be reaching everyone out to those who approach him regarding the issue and how they can go about it.

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‘I regret…’ Anne Kiguta opens up about posting her daughter on social media

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TV news anchor Anne Kiguta has announced that she would like to share with her fans more about her life.

However, she draws a line on exposing her children to the limelight.

Anne has three children, one from her previous marriage and fraternal twins with Jomo Gecaga.

Responding to a fan who asked her about her babies, Anne posted a photo of her and her twins but blocked out the faces.

In her response she explained,

“Gosh, so many of you have said this… was the number one response. Well, I will have to let you down on that my loves.”

She added,

“I’m rather traditional (believe it or not) so I’m vehemently against it. My babies are are all still too young, including the eldest, to be on social media.”

Anne continued,

“In fact I really regret having posted my eldest at all. Mummy already has a pretty public life. They deserve their privacy.”

But not to break her fans hearts, Anne promised,

“A reference every once in a while but nothing more than that for a long long time.  Hope  you understand.”

In another post she still emphasized,

“That is my son. Quite the charmer. If only I could tell you half of what they say! But all these are are to me sacred moments…really can’t share much more.”

Not to be daunted though, Anne promised to talk about other aspects of her life.

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Here are the various topics she is open to talking about.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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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