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Miss Trudy: I was broke, depressed when my rich husband first slid into my DM



Miss Trudy, a lifestyle vlogger, was making Sh10,000 a month as a promotional saleswoman in a supermarket four or five years ago.

She was a university graduate who leaped at the chance to work in the store when it came her way because there were so few jobs available in the nation.

However, it wasn’t long before she was laid off just as she was about to get promoted.

To bury her sorrows, she resorted to YouTube and started making content. She learned about YouTube’s AdSense policy a year later and applied for it.

The results, however, fell short of her expectations, and she was ridiculed by all, with many people telling her to find something more worthwhile to do.

“At the time, I was making 10,000 from YouTube, but it wasn’t enough, I couldn’t live on it. My colleagues had real jobs, they had things going for them.

But on the other hand, I didn’t want to stop doing content because I didn’t want to look for another 9-5 job. It got to a point where I was so depressed that I got a DM on Instagram from this random guy called Wode Maya saying he was coming to Kenya to create content,” Miss Trudy says.

But because she was having an emotional breakdown, Miss Trudy ignored the message.

“By the time I replied to his DM, it was three months late, he had already left (for Kenya), but we continued to talk.”

As they chatted, the Ghanaian invited her to join him on his next trip to Ethiopia, but she was reluctant because she was broke.

“In about two weeks to a month, he told me he was going to Ethiopia and asked, ‘Do you want to come?’ and I told him to leave me alone because I was depressed.”

But on reflection, Miss Trudy had a change of heart.

“At that time I had only saved Sh40,000 and I said let me just go, what do I have to lose? It’s the best decision I ever made in my life because I booked my return ticket which cost Sh25,000, I met Wode Maya and he just changed my life”.

Miss Trudy owes it all to her husband, who transformed her journey of creating lifestyle content from earning Sh10,000 a month on YouTube to millions.

“He asked me if YouTube was all I did for a living and I said yes. Then he asked how often I uploaded content and I said twice a week. He then urged me to treat content creation as an everyday task, so I started uploading more consistently, almost every day.

He also taught me how to advertise on my channel, which I didn’t know, I had never advertised before, and that’s how I got my first big cheque from Youtube, $1,000 (Sh134,000). Since then, that’s the most I’ve ever made from YouTube.


Mercy Kyallo’s mystery lover dishes on steamy romance



Mercy Kyallo, the younger sister to Betty Kyallo, has been spotted with Robert, a bearded man.

Robby, as he is affectionately known, has now clarified how he met Mercy Kyallo, a well-known reality celebrity.

The bearded businessman stated in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News that they met through a mutual acquaintance named Betty Kyallo, who also happened to be Robby’s client.

Robby opened out about Mercy and his relationship, expressing dedication to their partnership.

He stated, “Right now my whole focus is on one person and that person is Mercy. I don’t care about the background noise, the hype or her fame.

My only mission is to support her in any way I can. She is the woman I have been looking for.”

When questioned about the attention that comes with dating a famous person like Mercy, Robby acknowledged that he might not be quite ready for it.

He was open to anything that could come their way, though.

He emphasized that his treatment of Mercy comes before how other people view her.

Robby shared that he and Mercy have been friends for more than a year and a half in their reflection on their relationship.

Their relationship began as a result of Betty Kyallo, Mercy’s sister, who was involved in their introduction.

Robby preferred, as a businessman, to let Mercy speak for herself before disclosing further information about their relationship.

He acknowledged that he was afraid of being judged.

When asked about an engagement between him and Mercy, Robby playfully replied:

“I plead the fifth.”

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Comedian Auntie Jemimah: Why I don’t want to get married



By Wanja Waweru

Auntie Jemima, a comedian, recently discussed why she doesn’t feel pressure to get married, citing personal independence as one of the primary reasons.

She was open and honest about her opinions on marriage and how it might impede her personal development and goals in an interview with Cate Rira for the POV podcast.

Auntie Jemima feels that getting married could put off her pursuit of a variety of personal objectives and desires that she has yet to realize.

“I am not afraid of marriage. But there are some things I need to do before I decide whether I want it or not. If I don’t achieve them, that’s fine. I am open to that possibility.

Auntie Jemima continued by saying that she had decided against getting married as a result of her prior partnerships’ experiences.

She has long preferred living independently, therefore she finds it difficult to get used to the concept of living with someone else. Even accommodating her nanny required modifications, which was a big departure for her.

Auntie Jemima’s great desire for independence and the ability to make choices without feeling bound is one of the major variables affecting her attitude.

She emphasised: “I want to live where I want and make decisions the way I want without being hindered.

She remarked, “I firmly believe that if a woman gets married before she achieves certain things, it can and probably will hinder her progress.”

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Size 8 speaks about desire to get another baby and regrets in life



By Wanja Waweru

Size 8, a former gospel singer who is now a pastor, has expressed her desire to have a third kid. The mother of two stated in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News that she plans to add to her family in the near future by having another child.

“For now, we will patiently wait upon the Lord’s timing. Currently, it’s not the right time, but perhaps in the coming years,” Size 8 said.

The performer has had four close calls with death while pregnant, unfortunately losing two of her children before they could develop to full term.

The mother of two also disclosed that she would soon be making a comeback in the music business.

“My husband, (DJ MO) is pressuring me to go back to music and so, soon I will be releasing a new soon,” she said.

Size 8 also shared her profound regrets when it comes to her music career.

“I regret following the hype since it amounts to nothing, especially when confronted with real issues. And money, no matter how much, cannot save you.”

Size 8 realized that not everyone has had the same difficulties she has by drawing from her own particular life experiences. She emphasized, however, that for her, being alive is what mattered most.

“As long as I am alive, that is all I need,” she affirmed.

She understood that people who buy into the hype are simply enjoying that stage, but respectfully refrained from pronouncing judgment.

Size 8 continued by stating that a substantial transformation was necessary on the road to authenticity.

“I had to let go of seeking validation through the ‘like’ and ‘view’ button on social media,” she admitted.

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