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VIDEO: The untold story of how Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime’s flashy childhood turned into poverty



I guess we never miss the waters till the well runs dry and we never see the storm coming until the strong wind starts to blow. Phrases that remain inked in Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime Baraza’s mind forever after his family suddenly moved from grace to grass.

Bien Aime Baraza and his siblings grew up with a silver spoon for a better part of their childhood. Living a life that many would term ‘privilege’ in Nairobi’s lush neighborhood of Kilimani, rubbing shoulders with the who’s who, because that was their standard life.

Lovebirds, Bien Aime and Chiki Kuruka

His dad’s home would be mistaken for that of a politician or local chief at the time, because for majority of the underprivileged around their neighborhood, they knew Bien’s dad was the go-to person be it bursaries, be it handouts, their home housed many strangers.

Not until life hit them from a different angle.

The steep downward slope

Narrating his ordeal through their YouTube channel Engage Talk, Bien recalled how his dad lost his job in 2000 and his mom got retrenched same time. That translated into one thing; life was never going to be the same again.

Sauti Sol’s lead vocalist, Bien Aime Alusa Baraza

Bien and his sister had to leave the posh school. The family had to move to a smaller house, change their diet and lifestyle because that was what his dad’s savings could afford them. It got to a point they could no longer afford to pay rent in their new house and had to move out to their unfinished building of a house, for shelter.


It came from the tasty recipes and dishes to an everyday menu of githeri. That never felt any good for Bien and his siblings. Despite the numerous applications his parents would send out month in, month out, the responses were the same “we regret.”

Celebrated singer, Bien Alusa Baraza

It became a ritual until they stopped sending applications. His parents had given up. Bien’s once all adorable, breathtaking mother was reduced to a mom who would light the firewood to boil maize and beans for her family every evening. Life completely changed forever.

Despite the major blow, his overturned childhood has taught him lessons for life; to keep his circle small, to save every little coin, to love back those that love him and always to wake up before the sunrise to toil because he never wants to go back there again! Listen to his story;


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A very pregnant Grace Msalame and daughters show off their dancing skills in new catchy video



Grace Msalame might be in her 39th week of pregnancy but don’t be fooled. This particular lady can dance better than most slay queens parading their half danced bodies on social media.

Well, we found out about Msalame’s dancing skills through a video shared on her page. The lady who is seen rocking quite a huge baby bump went on to shake her body; and what made the video more cute is the fact that she was joined by her twin daughters.

Judging from how the girls moved, it’s obvious to see that the dancing skills run in the family; and the fact that they also look everything like their mummy – gave fans another reason to talk!

39 weeks and still strong

From how sexy the pregnant mama looks, one wouldn’t tell that she is just a few days from popping! This comes as a big surprise considering the fact that most pregnant women tend to be lazy days before having the baby.

Well, Grace Msalame is definitely not one of them and the video says it all!

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Usicheze na designers! Mammito speaks after wardrobe malfunction



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 🙈🙈

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



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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