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VIDEO: Thousands of excited fans defy Covid-19 rules at Lady Maureen’s burial

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Fans of Ohangla musician Maureen Achieng, popularly known as Lady Maureen, turned out in their thousands to give her a befitting send-off at her parents’ home in Migori County Saturday.

They defied all Ministry of Health directives on Covid-19 safety.

Kopanga village in Suna West came alive as the musicians’ fans, led by Gor Mahia FC fans, took over the funeral, overwhelming police as they led the huge crowd in an enthralling funeral match along the Migori-Masara highway to the musician’s parents’ home.

Some of the mourners had travelled from as far as Nairobi and started arriving on Friday when the body was scheduled to be picked from Ojele Memorial Hospital for an overnight stay at her parents’ home before yesterday’s burial.

The plan, however, failed, after authorities refused to release the body at the last minute on Friday, citing security and health safety concerns.

 

CHAOTIC SCENES

This followed the chaotic scenes that had been witnessed at the burial of another popular musician – Bernard Onyango, popularly known as Abenny Jachiga – who was buried at night in Kisumu County a month ago.

Lady Maureen’s fans and fellow musicians rose up early to accompany her body to her final resting place at a piece of land that her family acquired just next to her parents’ home.

A small ‘akumba’ – a traditional single mud-walled room had hurriedly been put up for her the night before to signify a homestead for the 36-year-old musician who died on July 11 after ailing for a long time.

The funeral was attended by more than 150 ohangla and benga musicians, among them popular benga artiste Dolla Kabary and ohangla musician Evance Ochieng, alias Prince Inda. They arrived in buses and private vehicles on Friday evening.

Gor Mahia FC fans also arrived in style on Friday to pay their last respects to one of the club’s biggest fans who churned out special tunes in praise of legends, players and the club.

In a typical Luo style when sending off a famous individual, mourners donning green Gor Mahia FC football jerseys blew vuvuzelas, waved twigs, clubs and drums, wailed, honked motorcycle and vehicle horns, sung dirges and danced as they mourned through the streets of Migori as they headed to her home in Suna West.

Despite prior arrangements for tight security at the burial, police watched helplessly, unable to control the swarming crowd of mourners who completely disregarded social distancing rules and the requirement to wear face masks.

A few minutes past midday, the musician was laid to rest with the Gor Mahia fans surrounding the grave.

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Jaro Soja, a diehard fan of Gor Mahia, said they went to bury their hero since her songs kept the spirit of the football team alive.

Also present was Lady Maureen’s mother as well as the clergy, who kept the sermon short.

-Nation.co.ke

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Usicheze na designers! Mammito speaks after wardrobe malfunction

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Comedian Mammito Eunice has responded to trolls, who criticised her dress code on her birthday dinner.

Mammito, who’s Eddie Butita’s girlfriend wore a long red dress but her fans weren’t happy.

They criticised her stylist, with some advising her to ditch them.

Mammito Eunice

Well, responding to fashion cops, she wrote,

Ati kuna ma ding’oing’o hawapendi hii dress 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Guess what nitaivaa tena

Her fans commented on her post and still insisted that she shouldn’t wear the dress again.

Check out their reactions;

wi.nfred Honestly your designer should be arrested.

vybianaciiko “Kwedaa wewee… ni kabayaa” (in teacher wanjiku’s voice)🙈🤣😂🤣.

njambi_wa_chege Accept positive criticism…hio dress ni mbaya tu.

ruth_njeri But they are telling the truth 🙌take it and fire your designer.

_m.u.s.i.e.g.a Woiye usivae tena😂 wachana nayo tu😂

tinahbulah2 Sawa unaezavaa tena na tena but ukilala😂

eddah.wanjiru I noticed but I thought ni ile yako ya kuact mama Fulani hivi. If for real. It was a serious one…….. Wacha niache tu

lizgathu We love you we hate the dress …… inakaa ya watu wa ushago, you’re way classier

nandiekweya unakaa prophets wa church fulani😂

rachezshiz It’s horrible I was wondering if it was your jokes or it’s really you on your true birthday 🙈🙈

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jade_bobographer Hii ni situation ya ‘What you order verses What you get’ 🤣

maryancemwaura Ungeandika nasikia hampendi cz ka Kuna mwenye amekwambia iko sawa ndiye ndingoingo😂😂

wangui6631 Haki unakaa cartoon

thedadisgal Hii nayo ulituangusha na usitupige chupa😂

p.u.f.f_dzaddy I hope this is a joke too because the dress was a joke

annita Me I love you na siezi kushow uongo hii 👗 nayo ziiih

jackieangoli I thought you were making a funny SDA clip kumbe ilikua ya party🤦‍♀️

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‘Mzee Ojwang’s wife accused me of stealing her husband,’ Veteran Vitimbi actor Mama Kayai recalls

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Aisha Khavere Matindo popularly known as Mama Kayai from popular TV series Vitimbi, which was the most-watched back in the 1990s is a force to reckon.

The actress, a former traditional dancer also acted in Vioja Mahakamani and recently Jungu Kuu. Mama Kayai played the role of the late Mzee Ojwang’s wife in Vitimbi.

Speaking in an interview with Jalang’o on how she got the role, she said,

Niikingia sikuwa bibi ya mzee Ojwang. nilianza kama customer, producer akasema mbona tusimjaribu huyu mama? Nikaweza then from their I got the role.

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Why I quit music to be a truck driver in the US – Nyashinski

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Back in 2016 rapper Nyashinki’s music career was at it’s peak, he quit and relocated to the USA.

Nyashinki quit and started a career a a truck driver this was when his trajectory as a member of Kleptomaniacs was on the up and up.

Together with his family, the rapper, real name Nyamari Ongegu, got a chance to relocate to Delaware, USA, despite being aware he was cutting short his career.

Speaking on his YouTube channel first episode, Nyashinski said life did not favour him while there.

“When we moved abroad, I had completely quit music. I was working back in the States as a truck driver,” he said.

“I used to drive a lorry, trying to survive.”

NyashinskiThe ‘Malaika’ hitmaker says the first two years he was in Delaware, then he moved to Michigan.

“That experience taught me a lot. Two things that were life-changing for me back then was one, when I was here, I was a star,” he said.

“People recognised me everywhere and we were doing what we loved. I moved from a place where I was known and getting a bit of favours here and there to a place where no one knows me.”

“No special treatment and you must work because you have to eat.”

Another major lesson he learned in the 10 years he was away was having people around you and conversations are very important.

“That was coupled with the fact I was used to having people around me to a lonely life of driving a truck,” he said.

“There you are alone for over 16 hours. You only stop to fuel, sleep, shower and use the bathroom. So you find yourself enjoying small conversations with people you meet for five minutes. At least it was a way from that cage.”

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He said the lines on the road even become hypnotising after a long distance and he looked at them, thinking about his life.

“I accepted that this is my life,” he said.

Nyashinki
Nyashinki

He says despite the hustles, he enjoyed living a normal life, where no one knew him. He could walk in a mall, on the roads and be normal.

The reason he came back to Kenya is after realising he was living a life that he felt he was not using his intelligence or exerting his passion and purpose.

“So back in the States, my friend told me to just go in studio and exert that pressure as a lyricist,” he said.

“I did not have to release the songs. But I found myself listening to a beat, creating a song and then wanting to perfect it and then I want people to listen. That is how I found myself back into the music world and came back home.”

Nyashinki has since been releasing hit after hit and recently, he released ‘Lucky You’ album, which he is still promoting.

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