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After I lost weight, the whole plus-size community accused me of betrayal, Kalekye Mumo confesses

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Acclaimed Kenyan radio star, Kalekye Mumo admitted that at some point she regretted losing weight but she picked herself up and forged forward.

The media personality has time and again been body shamed and for many, her weight loss was in response to the trolls, but that’s not actually it.

Up and close on Switch TV’s Chatspot show with Kush Tracey and Mary Mwikali, Ms Kalekye admitted she didn’t like her slimmer look at all.

Anyways, I didn’t like the way I looked when I became too skinny. Many of my friends argued that I had changed a lot. One of my friends who has had a crush on me for long was so mad and told me that they liked me the way I was before.

Kalekye Mumo

Yes, love was in the air but the change might have crashed it and in as much as she felt sorry about it, the radio girl decided to keep walking.

That’s when you realize there’s always somebody for you no matter how you are. But if what you have doesn’t fit your boat, jump to the next boat. It’s your life and the way you want to live it.

Kalekye affirmed that her weight loss journey was quite a personal decision and not influenced by any external factors.

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My decision had nothing to do with anybody. If I had to do it for somebody else, then that would be a problem. But this is my body, look, how I feel about it is my own decision. And the same thing when I decided I wanted to go on my weight loss journey. It had nothing to do with anyone else.

Former KISS 100 presenter, Kalekye Mumo

Unfortunately though, she had just lost support from the ‘plus-size’ community.

After I lost weight, the whole plus-size community came after me and accused me of cheating them and leaving them all alone. Left them where?

Trolls

However, KM Network CEO divulged that she grew a thick skin since her childhood, with elder brothers who could not stop picking on her body weight and had gotten used to it.

Remember I was in the industry for over 9 years and there is no insult I never missed out on. I grew up with three elder brothers and from them, I heard everything negative anyone would mention.

Kalekye

Speaking of trolls and body-shammers, Kalekye revealed most of these individuals are yet to find inner peace with who they are and how they look, therefore pin it on others.

The problem is that people don’t know themselves well enough and pick an issue with other people who know themselves well enough. However, they can’t find a reason to lament.

Closing off, she urged:

Make personal decisions and be happy in your skin. If in your skin you are going to have a challenge that may lead to health problems, really, are you going to stay that way or change it?

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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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‘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. ❤.

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