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  • The Star: Kanze Dena Is The Sister I Never Had - Loulou Hassan
    18 Jan 2019 - Loulou Hassan and Kanze Dena are still good friends, even after Kanze was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as deputy State House spokesperson."Kanze is more of a sister to me, so the gap is filled," Loulou told Word Is on Monday."She is that sister I have never had because even after giving birth, she would come on a daily basis and take care of my baby."The Kiswahili news anchor moved...
  • The Star: Tiger Power Burial Set For Tomorrow
    18 Jan 2019 - The late Conrad Karukenya, alias Tiger Power, will be buried tomorrow at his home in Makengi village, Embu North.This comes after the family and the Embu government agreed on a common date to give Power a decent burial.The family had earlier called on the national and county government to assist them in burial preparations and final send-off.Tiger's son, Boniface Njeru, said their father had no...
  • The Star: Take Initiative To Fight Inequality, Says Juliani
    18 Jan 2019 - Hip hop artiste Juliani is pushing for the country to have equality. "It is a personal responsibility to help fight inequality," Juliani told Word Is on Tuesday."As a youth, you can do this by how you vote and connect with people who are like you to help you push your agenda ahead."Juliani also said he will ensure he spreads the message of equality in his music."As a citizen of this country...
  • The Star: We Will Be Fine, Says Churchill After Dusit Escape
    17 Jan 2019 - Comedian Churchill was among the people who were at Riverside when the attack happened on Tuesday."By the way, I was there," he said. "But we will be fine and everyone who was involved. We are strong."Other survivors include Ronald Ng’eno, who was among the first people to paint a picture of what was happening at the DustIt Hotel complex at a time when it was just a rumour.He posted: "If I...
  • The Star: Celebs Support Kenyans After Dusit Terror Attack
    17 Jan 2019 - Bongo stars Diamond Platnumz and Juma Jux are among artistes who have stood with Kenyans over Tuesday's terror attack.Diamond: "Maombi yangu yapo kwenu KENYA…Poleni sana na Inshaallah Mwenyezi Mungu atawasimamia."Jux: "Praying for Kenya." Harmonize wrote: "Poleni sana, Ndugu zangu Mitihani huletwa na Mungu na kwa uwezo wake basi litapita."Chameleon: "Pole pole pole sana...
  • The Star: I Escaped Terror Attack Through Emergency Exit: Willy Paul Recounts Harrowing Ordeal
    16 Jan 2019 - Gospel singer Willy Paul has thanked God for saving his life from terrorists in Tuesday's Riverside attack."Life is precious, I got no injuries and my God is great and He has good plans for me," Willy Paul told Word Is yesterday.The singer said he was at Cellulant office next to Dusit 2 Hotel for a business meeting.It wasn’t long after the meeting commenced that all hell broke loose. This...
  • The Star: Teresia ‘Prophesied’ The Riverside Terror Attack
    16 Jan 2019 - As the nation recovers from the shock of a terror attack in the capital city, it has emerged that a local "prophet" and a Ugandan pastor had foretold it.Prophet Teresiah Wairimu of Faith Evangelistic Ministry prophesied that there would be terrorist attacks in Kenya this year.And on Tuesday, six heavily armed gunmen blasted their way into Dusit hotel and office complex, shot 14 people dead,...
  • The Star: Heartbroken Brown Mauzo Denies Attempting Suicide
    15 Jan 2019 - Coastal bongo sensation Brown Mauzo has dismissed rumours he has attempted suicide.The rumours emerged after a video went viral last week of Brown looking helpless as he was carried out of an ambulance and placed on a wheelchair.A few weeks before that video, Brown exclusively spoke to Word Is. He said his relationship with his long-term girlfriend ended on December 31, and that's why he has been...
  • The Star: I Was A Reluctant Star During ‘Britain's Got Talent’ — Ikumu
    15 Jan 2019 - Teenage sensation Sarah Ikumu received a 'Golden Buzzer' on 'Britain Got Talent' two years ago, but she says at first she was hesitant to go for the auditions.“My mum and I did not like me go for the auditions because for me, I have never liked competitions, and so it took me some time before I could join, but I did finally,” Sarah, now 17, told Word Is on Friday.Unlike most children...
  • The Star: Mercy Masika ‘Would’Ve Quit Music’ But For Her Husband And Manager
    14 Jan 2019 - Gospel singer Mercy Masika has credited her music success to her husband, who happens to be her manager."I would not be this great if it was not for my husband's hard work because he does a lot of things that I could not be doing by myself," Masika told Radio Jambo on Friday.The 'Nikupendeze' hitmaker says she could have quit if someone else was managing her."Sometimes we quarrel but you have to...
  • The Star: I Rose From Streets, Smoking Addiction — Terence Macharia
    14 Jan 2019 - Comedian and Radio Jambo presenter Lawrence Macharia alias Terence Creative has opened up about his past life in the streets and fighting a smoking addiction."I am the lastborn of three brothers. Our mum died when I was nine years," Terence told Word Is on Thursday."We grew under my grandmother’s house that was too small to accommodate by brothers plus my uncles. At times I thought I could...
  • The Star: I'm Adjusting To Interracial Marriage, Says Nyota Ndogo
    13 Jan 2019 - Coast-based singer Nyota Ndogo is enjoying married life. The Kuna Watu na Viatu hitmaker told Word Is her marriage has challenges just like any other."The important thing is understanding each other's weaknesses. We are still trying to adjust to each other's culture. The challenging part is also being married to a mzungu. Many always expect me to help whenever they ask for help and if I don't,...
  • The Star: Ac Milan Director Holidays In Malindi, Hints At Bringing Team
    13 Jan 2019 - A senior manager of top Italian football club AC Milan is in Malindi for a 10 day holiday, and finding it "comfortable" so far.Mauro Tavola, the partnership director of the Serie A club, is staying at the posh Casuarina area.Word Is caught up with him enjoying his holiday at Barefoot beach camp, one of the unique tourism destinations in Magarini 23km from Malindi town.Tavola was at the resort for...
  • The Star: Give US Quality Content, Maina Kageni Urges Musicians
    10 Jan 2019 - Classic 105 presenter Maina Kageni has encouraged Kenyan artistes to release credible music if they want to have their music played in the media. This is after the Internet was stirred by a discussion of Kenyan media not playing Kenyan music. The discussion was started off by rapper Khaligraph Jones, when he offered to pay tickets for Kenyan media to tour Nigeria and see if the artistes whose...
  • The Star: Msupa S Not Dating Her ‘Petty’ Manager
    10 Jan 2019 - Rapper Msupa S has accused her manager Tomi Motto of posting images on her Instagram account to tarnish her name. “I went to record music in another studio because I felt he is manipulating me, and that is where the beef started,” Msupa S told Word Is yesterday. The post, which has since been deleted, showed her kissing an unidentified man who Msupa S finally said was her manager....
  • The Star: Rude Presenter Almost Made Me Quit Music, Says Masauti
    10 Jan 2019 - Swahili songwriter and musician Masauti nearly called it quits after a run-in with a radio presenter. “When I started music, there reached a time I really wanted to quit because I felt I was doing good music but there was no support I was receiving,” he told Adelle yesterday. As a Coast-based artiste, he also happened to have a bad perception about radio presenters. “In 2014, a...
  • The Star: ‘Empire’ Star In Kenya For Acting Masterclass
    10 Jan 2019 - More than 80 Kenyan actors attended a two-day acting masterclass at the Business and Students’ Centre, Kenyatta University, which began yesterday and concludes today. The main speaker is American film actor and director Morocco Omari, who plays Tariq Cousins, an FBI agent in the series ‘Empire’. He has also featured in various TV series, including Prison Break, Chicago Fire and...
  • The Star: Be Loyal To Kenyan Content, Urges Vivianne
    09 Jan 2019 - Celebrated female artiste Vivianne has defended her move to pay for one person to go to Nigeria alongside Kaligraph Jones.She took the measure after Jones offered to take 10 Kenyan media personalities to Nigeria for a 10-day trip so they could be recognised by their fans.Speaking about the issue, Vivianne said: "I thought it would be an interesting way to bring the conversation home when it comes...
  • The Star: Grandpa To ‘Reclaim Turf’ Lost To Wasafi
    09 Jan 2019 - Grandpa Records CEO Refigah on Tuesday announced the return of his label after 22 months away from the music industry.Asked why so after a long hiatus, he said, "Wasafi has been around for at least three years. Diamond was the only one penetrating Kenya."Diamond and Wasafi Records are taking over in Kenya because Grandpa was away and the industry was unable to replace them.''...
  • The Star: Who Said Gospel Is Dead? Daddy Owen Defends Quality Of Music
    09 Jan 2019 - Gospel singer Daddy Owen has dismissed claims that gospel artistes are doing bad music."I want people to come out clearly and tell us which gospel artiste they are listening to because as far as I am concerned, the industry has got good music," Owen told Word Is yesterday.Earlier on, he posted on social media that people should stop tarnishing the whole industry."I am tired of this vybe ati, '...
  • The Star: Politics Are Hectic But I Dine With Family Daily - Gathoni
    09 Jan 2019 - Kiambu woman representative Gathoni Wa Muchomba has said balancing family life and politics is not easy."Although I am happily married to a supportive husband, it is very difficult, but I have to create time for my family," she told Radio Jambo on Tuesday.Despite her busy schedule with the county government, Gathoni said she ensures she has dinner with her husband on a daily basis."I cook for...
  • The Star: Harmonize's Manager Mr Puaz Leaves Wcb
    08 Jan 2019 - Another talent has left WCB. This time round, it's Mr Puaz, who has managed Harmonize for a long time now. The creative was well involved in the hit 'Kwa Ngwaru' project, among many others. Word Is has exclusively found out that irreconcilable differences led to Puaz’s exit. "We had some misunderstanding which could have led to bad business, so I decide to step out as his manager," he...
  • The Star: Bruce Odhiambo's Last Words Before His Death
    08 Jan 2019 - Producer Bruce Odhiambo breathed his last at midnight on Monday.  Bruce was known for his music production skills under his company Johari Cleff. Due to his close friendship with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Bruce was gazetted as the Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chairman before he resigned in 2016.  On Monday, Bruce was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit at Nairobi Hospital after...
  • The Star: Vera Salon Still Open For Business
    08 Jan 2019 - Vera Sidika has rubbished claims that her newly launched business salon has failed. This is after rumours went round last year that her salon was closed, after many noticed the Instagram page was inactive for a while. Not so long ago, the bootylicious socialite also took to social media to advertise vacancies at her posh salon, and this deepened the rumours of her business failing more...
  • The Star: Back Local Artistes, Urges Nyashinski
    08 Jan 2019 - Kenyan musician Nyashinski has maintained that upcoming local artistes need to be heard and motivated."More artistes need to be heard, not every time Nyashinski and Sauti Sol's songs being played," the singer told Word Is on Monday.The Malaika hit maker started a heated debate on Monday after he shared a video online calling out Mseto East Africa host Mzazi Willy M Tuva for not...
  • The Star: I Used To Fight With Bruce Odhiambo Over The Youth Fund - Filmmaker Pays Tribute
    08 Jan 2019 - Tributes are pouring for former Youth Enterprise Development Fund chairman Bruce Odhiambo. He passed on while receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital.His body has been moved to Lee Funeral Home.A statement by a family friend read: "Our friend Bruce Odhiambo has been unwell since October, when he went to India for replacement of the pacemaker, and he developed lots of complications...
  • The Star: Rutty Weds Months After Threesome Tape Leaked
    07 Jan 2019 - Tanzanian socialite Amber Rutty, who became famous late last year after a video of herself having anal sex with two men went viral, tied the knot over the weekend. The socialite was put behind bars for sometime before she could be released on bail. Well, Rutty, real name Rutfiya Abubakari, married Said Mtopali at a ceremony attended by family and friends. Her sex tape...
  • The Star: Made In Kenya Festival Scheduled To Run In April
    07 Jan 2019 - Brand Kenya Board in partnership with Trace Events recently launched the Made in Kenya Festival 2019. The inaugural event will be held on April 5-7 in Nairobi. The event purposes to reinforce the “Buy Kenya, Build Kenya Agenda”, which is aimed at inculcating in the mind of all Kenyan citizens, patriotism and preference for Kenyan goods and services as a means of...
  • The Star: Papa Dennis Says He ‘Lost Everything’ During Post-Election Violence
    07 Jan 2019 - Gospel artiste Papa Dennis has reminisced his life after his mother died."Our mum left us at a very young age with my twin brother. We were desperate and there was nobody to take care of us," Papa Dennis told Radio Jambo on Friday.After class 8, Papa says he dropped out of school and became a hawker to educate his siblings."The church rented a house for us, but before, we would sleep outside,...
  • The Star: Love Gets You Through, Says DJ Mo After Wife Miscarried
    07 Jan 2019 - Gospel mix master DJ Mo has opened up on how he coped after his wife Size 8 lost their unborn child through a miscarriage last year."My wife was five weeks pregnant before the miscarriage," DJ Mo told Word Is on Friday.However, Mo says it is hard to understand what the problem was."Miscarriage can be caused by so many things, like stress. Others may fail to adjust with the body, but we are doing...

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