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  • The Star: Akothee Was Sexually Assaulted By A Mheshimiwa
    28 Feb 2019 - Controversial singer Akothee says she was once sexually assaulted by a top leader, when she was struggling to make ends meet."In 2005, I went looking for a job, even if it's a sweeper, in a minister's office. I had met him through a friend — we go to church together," she said."The last day after going there for a week, I finally got to see him about 8 pm, when everyone had left, 'cause he...
  • The Star: Njoki Rues Seven Years In Toxic Tie
    28 Feb 2019 - Three years after breaking up with gospel singer Hey Z, Mercy has come out to disclose that her seven-year relationship with him drove her to contemplate suicide."I kept thinking he will change. That it will get better. I mean we have a child," she told Ebru TV."Plus, where am I going? What will people say? Oh my God, I will be judged. So I kept going back and it just got worse and when I...
  • The Star: We Own Our Brand Name 'sauti Sol' - Bien
    28 Feb 2019 - Sauti Sol have spoken out on the ownership of their brand name amid rumours there was a businessman behind it.The allegations arose after they opened a record label called Sol Generation."We are main stakeholders of the name Sauti Sol," Bien told Word Is on Tuesday."We own the title since the beginning in 2005, and now we have Sol Production, which we are financing using our own savings."The...
  • The Star: ‘Tano Tena’ Hit Changed My Life, Says Singer Ben Githae
    28 Feb 2019 - Kikuyu gospel artiste Ben Githae says the Tano Tena song changed his life financially."The song did not leave me the way I was before financially because I got so many benefits that I cannot explain," Githae told Word Is on Tuesday.The song focused on the Head of State's development record, touching on various projects, among them the Standard Gauge Railway, roads and free maternity.Githae...
  • The Star: Uhuru's Favourite Acrobat's Manager Accused Of Conning A City Woman's Money
    25 Feb 2019 - Joseph Mwangi, alias Mwas Joe, who manages President Uhuru Kenyatta's favourite acrobat, has been accused of conning a city woman identified as Wairimu of Sh21,500. Wairimu says she met him on social media and became friends and later exchanged contacts with him. After checking his profiles, she felt convinced he was a legit person after finding out he was the manager of an acrobat that the...
  • The Star: Me, Local? I Compete With The Likes Of Jay-Z, Says Khaligraph
    21 Feb 2019 - Rapper Khaligraph Jones has warned Jalang'o to stop comparing him with local artistes."That is a competition for local artistes and I am not one of them. My competitors are the likes of Jay Z and other international rappers," Khaligraph told Word Is on Wednesday.This comes after Jalang'o put up a long post on Instagram attacking the rapper for sharing Octopizzo's music, despite them having been...
  • The Star: How DJ Mo And I Solved Cheating Claims — Size 8
    21 Feb 2019 - Size 8 has addressed allegations that went around a while ago that her celebrity husband was cheating on her."Those were rumours but our marriage is not so perfect because we also have misunderstandings," Size 8 told Massawe on Radio Jambo"When I heard the rumours, I went home and we had a conversation as Linet and Muraya. Removing the celebrity titles from our house. And that is how we always...
  • The Star: American Comedian Phoebe Set To Tour Kenya Next Month
    20 Feb 2019 - American comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson is super-excited to be visiting Kenya next month for the first time ever."I don't know what to expect, because this is my first time to Africa. I feel like I'm gonna cry like Oprah. I might also hug everyone the Wakanda way," Phoebe told Trevor Noah on the Daily Show.Phoebe will also be doing some charity work in the country."I've teamed up with Red...
  • The Star: Mzungu Baby Daddy? No, He's Nigerian — Bridget Achieng
    20 Feb 2019 - Socialite Bridget Achieng has come out to set the record straight about her baby daddy, whom many have been speculating is white.In a recent Instagram live video, she said: "The dad is light-skinned and he is Nigerian. Even the mother (me) is light-skinned."The Nairobi Diaries reality star, who in past interviews said she spent close to Sh3 million on skin lightening, addressed rumours that...
  • The Star: Rastafari A Natural Way Of Life, Says Richie Spice
    19 Feb 2019 - Jamaican reggae star Richie Spice has described Rastafari life as a natural way of life."It is a way of life as it is, with no interruption. It’s not fashioned but it is just a way of life for peace. The natural me comes out through being a Rastafarian," he told Shaffie on Friday."We don't want to be mixed."Richie has dreadlocks but his four children don’t. He says it’s their...
  • The Star: Meeting Jomo Among Mambo Mbotela's Fondest Memories
    19 Feb 2019 - Veteran radio broadcaster Leonard Mambo Mbotela says he still remembers when he first met the first President of Kenya, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta."Mzee tapped my shoulder and it was the best thing that has ever happened in my life," Mbotela told Word Is on Monday.He met Kenyatta in 1975, after coming from Zambia, where Harambee Stars had gone for a football match."The pitch was filled to...
  • The Star: Akothee Got Her Talent ‘From Dad’
    18 Feb 2019 - Controversial artiste Akothee 'Madam Boss' on Saturday introduced her parents to fans during the Valentine's beach party in Watamu.Sporting a white, short dress, she thrilled fans for nearly two hours in front of her parents Joshua Kokeyo, a former district officer, and Monica Yunita.“Many of you know me for doing lots of dirty things, but I would like to show you my parents who are here...
  • The Star: I Regret Calling My Baby Daddy A Community Husband — Lillian Muli
    18 Feb 2019 - Citizen TV anchor Lilian Muli says she is not proud of what she posted on social media, terming her baby daddy Jared Ombongi a community husband."My recent outburst was my lowest moment, and I am not so proud of it because I had Kenyans speaking about it," she said in an in an interview with Malkia Africa.Lilian, however, says she has learnt from her previous mistakes and looks forward to being...
  • The Star: Word Is 1: 'you Are My King, My Treasure,' Says Dennis Okari's Wife
    18 Feb 2019 - TV journalist Dennis Okari not only jumped the broom on Friday, he also celebrated his birthday.The wedding ceremony started off with a church service at Ridgeways Baptist Church on Kiambu Road. and in the afternoon, Dennis and his happy wife Naomi Joy drove off to Windsor Golf Club for a pink-themed after party.The countable guests danced and sung with the newly weds. At the reception, the...
  • The Star: No Pain And I Wish Him The Best - Betty Kyallo To Ex-Husband
    15 Feb 2019 - Betty Kyallo has congratulated her ex-husband Dennis Okari after he proposed to his fiance two weeks ago.In a question-and-answer session with her Instagram followers, Betty said: "No pain whatsoever, happy for him. Wish him the best and to everyone else who’s gone or going through the same thing, you’re human, life happens, move on and find your happiness," Betty said.It is the...
  • The Star: Marcus Miller Set For Jazz Festival
    14 Feb 2019 - World-renowned Bass-thumper Marcus Miller says music is very important to him, as it can change people's lives."I started realising that you can change the world through music when I found myself doing music," Marcus said during a press briefing yesterday.The two-time Grammy award winner will make his first Kenyan debut as the main attraction of this year’s Safaricom Jazz festival....
  • The Star: Khaligraph Reaches Out To Me — Cashy
    14 Feb 2019 - Khaligraph Jones' ex-lover Cashy says the rapper has been reaching out to her."He tries but I cut the connection because I do not want to continue talking to people I know we can't be together anymore," Cashy told Word Is on Wednesday.The two have been taking subliminal shots at each other online after Cashy revealed that she broke up with her fellow rapper because of physical abuse. She...
  • The Star: Wyre Hails ‘Nakupenda Pia’ As His Breakthrough Song
    14 Feb 2019 - Wyre The Love Child says working with Jamaican star Alaine opened opportunities for him."That single was a breakthrough for me because I got an opportunity to go to Jamaica to shoot the music video, which was a great experience," Wyre told Word Is yesterday.The two connected when Alaine visited Kenya and Wyre happened to be among the people performing at the event."I got to contact her management...
  • The Star: Jux, Nyashinski Release Love Song
    13 Feb 2019 - Tanzanian RnB singer Juma Jux and Nyashinski have teamed up for a collabo titled, 'In case you don't know'.The song brings the message to all lovers to know the value of their partner’s presence in their life.The two artistes have been buddies for a while now. In a previous interview with Juma Jux, he hinted that he will be doing more collabos with Kenyan artistes.Nyashinski, on the other...
  • The Star: Kisumu Stars Want In On Talent Search
    13 Feb 2019 - Artistes in Kisumu want the county government to involve them in talent search programmes, saying previous plans sidelined them.Kisumu Arts and Culture Guild secretary general Boniface Akatch told the press: “We are not against the idea but all we want is involvement of the public, especially artistes.” Guild member Jane Nyoremo added: “We don’t want cases...
  • The Star: Somali People Are Also Good And Trustworthy, Says Nasra
    13 Feb 2019 - Churchill Show comedian Nasra Yusuf says stereotypes that Somali people are bad people is a great problem in the industry."As a comedian, I like to tell people that we as Somali people are so good," she told Word Is on Tuesday."For example, if something happens here today, you will all turn against me no matter what good deeds I've ever done to you."Nasra Yusuf is the only Somali female comedian...
  • The Star: I’M Not In Love But I Write Love Songs — Willy Paul
    13 Feb 2019 - Gospel singer Willy Paul says he is not giving his heart to any woman."I’m not in love, although I know how to compose love songs," he told Word Is on Tuesday."Women are difficult to deal with. It is not me but life has taught me; I don't believe in love."This comes a few months after a woman identified as Mali said she is the mother of the singer's baby boy. She described herself...
  • The Star: How Majirani Used Football To Unite Youth During Election
    12 Feb 2019 - At the height of national divisions during the 2017 election period, rapper Majirani started Majirani FC in Eldoret county.He told Word Is football was the only way he could unite people from all tribes."As an artiste, I thought of a way I could involve all tribes. I went for the youths and they listened to me and decided to start a football club. I bought one ball and went to town and talked to...
  • The Star: Ayeiya's Death Terence's Saddest Day
    12 Feb 2019 - Radio Jambo presenter and comedian Terence says Churchill Show comedian Ayeiya's death, which happened on the day of his ruracio, was one of his lowest moments."I received messages that he had breathed his last," he told Word Is on Sunday. "I do not even want to talk much about it. It was and it still is the saddest day of my life because he was a brother and a friend."However, the ruracio went...
  • The Star: Diana Marua Backs Bahati On Emb Beef
    12 Feb 2019 - Singer Bahati's wife Diana Marua has finally addressed the drama around Mr Seed's controversial departure from EMB Records, which he blamed on the couple disrespecting his pregnant wife.Marua wrote on Instagram: "Pillars are meant to stand strong… When God Blesses you, you owe no one an explanation."In another post, she added: "Being taken to levels I never thought...
  • The Star: Meme Of Me Sitting On Babu Owino Killed Me — Omanga
    12 Feb 2019 - Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga says the worst thing people have done to her on social media was the memes produced when she clashed with Embakasi East MP Babu Owino.The two clashed after the senator told the MP to respect Interior CS Fred Matiang’i."I saw people drawing me sitting on Babu Owino," she told Word Is on Friday."It was really embarrassing and I felt so bad because I tried to...
  • The Star: The Ties That Bind Rufftone Marriage
    11 Feb 2019 - Rufftone says marrying his best friend helped keep their union together."I find it easier to work with my wife, more so because we are in the same industry," Rufftone told Word Is last week.Rufftone and Krystal (Susan Njoki) tied the knot at the Kenya Assemblies of God, Buru Buru, four years ago, and are blessed with one child."I am enjoying my marriage to this lady God has blessed me with...
  • The Star: King Kimbangu Set For Naiboi Collabo
    11 Feb 2019 - Congolese top guitarist King Kimbangu wants to work with Kenyan artistes this year.Arrow Bwoy and Naiboi are the two artistes on his target list, says his East Africa manager Patrick Sampao.Kimbangu has been playing the solo guitar for Wenge Musica BCBG, famous for massive hits in the early 2000s like 'Ndombolo' and 'Solola Bien'. The band comprises Werrason and JB Mpiana."My main...
  • The Star: Son's Cries While I Hustled Were Big Motivator — Kate
    11 Feb 2019 - Catherine Kamau, popularly known as Kate Actress, says her son's pleas for spacious and joint housing pushed her to work harder."My son would call me and ask me if I had gotten a big house so I could stay with him," Cate told Massawe on Thursday.The stylish mother of one says her mother helped her a lot in bringing up her son after she moved out."I started living in a bedsitter, but I would make...
  • The Star: Mercy Kyallo Humbled By Brother's Alcoholism Fight
    11 Feb 2019 - TV presenter Betty Kyallo's sister Mercy Kyallo says dealing with their brother's alcohol addiction was a most trying experience.“One of the lowest moments in our lives and the most humbling was when our brother was battling with alcoholism," Mercy told Word Is on Sunday."We had to take him to rehab.”The brother is finally alcohol-free, but the whole situation means a lot to her...

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