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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: November Has It All For You. Kool & The Gang Will Be In Town!
    02 Nov 2016 - Guys, do you remember the days of "Late Date"? How about "Sundowner"? Timeless stuff, right? Yes ...back in the day when soul ruled the airwaves on National Radio and you'd just lay back and snuggle with your radio and perhaps drift into thoughts of love and good times.Now, the worst part was when the show had to end...
  • The Star: Grandpa Records Extends Fimbo Ya Nne Auditions Beyond Nairobi
    02 Nov 2016 - One of Kenya's top record houses Grandpa Records is using Fimbo Ya Nne auditions to tap young talent outside of Nairobi.According to the label's CEO and creative director Yusuf Noah aka Refigah, the decision to take the exercise out of the capital was reached at after an overwhelming number of contestants showed up...
  • The Star: Harambee Stars Custodian Arnold Origi Is Engaged!
    02 Nov 2016 - “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour from the Lord," so says the Bible in Proverbs 18:22. Kenya's men national football team goalkeeper Arnold Origi, popularly referred to as Kenya One, is the latest celebrity to kiss the bachelors club goodbye. The lad is engaged!The number one shot-stopper for...
  • The Star: Court Suspends Planned Mcsk Special General Meeting
    02 Nov 2016 - The High Court has suspended a planned extra ordinary general meeting by the Music Copyright Society of Kenya scheduled for November 8. Justice Lucy Njuguna, said that the meeting called by embattled MCSK chairman Bernard Mukaisi should wait the outcome of a civil suit pending before the court. The judge said that the...
  • The Star: Fox Life Launches New Channel Into Africa
    02 Nov 2016 - FOX Life treated media partners and invited guests to a night of jazzy rhythms and a delectable 3-course meal at Caramel Lounge and Restaurant in Westlands as they launched FOX Life, an innovative new addition to the FOX Network Group into the African market. The event, held on the 27th of October, was hosted by NTV's...
  • The Star: [Audio] Ugandan Rapper Keko Talks About Her Drug Addiction And Why She’D Quit Music
    02 Nov 2016 - Remember the amazing and super talented Ugandan rapper Keko best known for the popular song Make You Dance ft Madtraxx? Well, Keko is undoubtedly one of the most talented and best female hip hop artistes both in East Africa. Previously signed to Sony Music, Keko (real name Jocelyne Tracey Keko), came into popularity...
  • The Star: [Photos] Just A Song Concert Thrills Fans In Nairobi
    02 Nov 2016 - Just A Song, an acoustic concert featuring an array of amazing Kenyan artistes went down recently in Nairobi. The show was nothing else but a beautiful musical experience full of love and good vibes. Held at the 910 James Gichuru in the leafy Lavington suburb, the concert featured among other artistes Elani, Dela,...
  • The Star: [Photos] Meet Akothee's Parents, They Are Political Big Wigs!
    01 Nov 2016 - Singer Akothee comes from a family of politicians. The singer who makes headlines based on her social media posts and actions on and of stage has a very sober background. Akothee grew up in a household with parents that worked for the government and one who eventually became a politician.She seems to have picked a...
  • The Star: South African Sensation Toya Delazy Gives Surprise Performance At Night Dancers Halloween Party
    01 Nov 2016 - Halloween might not be originally African, but it wouldn't shock many to learn that it is turning to be a favourite and popular event. Alchemist bar played host to an epic display dubbed Night Dancers: In The Spirit of Halloween on Saturday night. Cosmic Homies' Marushka The Halloween-themed show featured epic...
  • The Star: Akothee Is Celebrated At Flamboyant Victory Homecoming Party After Winning Two International Awards
    01 Nov 2016 - Kenya's most talked about female songstress, Akothee was moved by the overwhelming support she received at her homecoming events this past weekend.Akothee jetted back into the country on Saturday afternoon after a victorious stint in the United States Of America where she bagged two prestigious awards.The Yuko Moyoni...
  • The Star: [Photos] The Maiden Yetu Festival Goes Down In Style
    01 Nov 2016 - The much awaited concert of the year, Yetu Festival, finally went down on Saturday (October 29) at the Racecourse Waterfront. Being the first of it's kind, many would have thought twice about attending but the minute they set their eyes on the grounds, their hearts were automatically content.Yetu carnival is the...
  • The Star: Popular News Anchor Officially Files For Divorce
    21 Oct 2016 - It's now official! Controversial but beautiful Citizen TV news anchor Lilian Muli has finally filed for divorce. The details have emerged as to why the dazzling screen siren is divorcing her estranged husband, Moses Njuguna Kanene. The gorgeous news anchor, according to the Nairobian, is said to have filed the divorce...
  • The Star: Exclusive! Is Music Producer Visita Lying About His New Record Label?
    20 Oct 2016 - Following his acrimonious 'divorce' with one of Kenya's top record houses some weeks ago, renown music producer and rapper Visita is on the spot. Until quitting Grandpa Records, the sound engineer (real name Nixon Wesonga) was the label's 'second in command' after CEO and founder Yusuf Noah aka Refigah. However,...
  • The Star: Sauti Sol Performing On World Stage At Mamas 2016
    19 Oct 2016 - Sauti Sol are contenders for a couple of awards after landing two nominations in the 6th edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs). The Kenyan AfroPop supergroup will also be performing during the event to be held in Johannesburg this coming Saturday (October 22). Also lighting up the MAMA stage with dazzling...
  • The Star: Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca Headed To Nairobi For Jazz Lounge
    19 Oct 2016 - Admired Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and special guest Fatoumata Diawara from Mali, will be the leading acts at the Safaricom Jazz Lounge to be held on 5th November at Uhuru Gardens. Fonseca, who made his debut at the Havana International Jazz Festival at the tender age of 15 in 1990, is an ingenious composer who...
  • The Star: Stunning Fashion Blogger, This Is Ess Reveals Details Of Her Upcoming Wedding
    19 Oct 2016 - Everyone is anxiously waiting for the day, stunning fashion blogger, Sharon Mundia will say, "I do" to her fiancé Lonina.The two were engaged in an elaborate series of events that got many Nairobi woman and even men, turn green with envy. The engagement story was such a hit that it trended for days on social media...
  • The Star: Former Big Brother Africa Star Launches Single In Kenya
    19 Oct 2016 - Over the weekend, former contestant of Big Brother Africa Feza Tadei Kessy was in Kenya to launch her new hit single titled Walete. The new music release is described as Feza telling the industry to "bring it on", she is ready. It marks a revolution in her music career as she is ready to pursue her music career full...
  • The Star: [Photos] This Is How Kings Of Kemet Concert Went Down
    18 Oct 2016 - The second edition of the Boma La Bua concert was held on Saturday at the August 7 Memorial Park in Nairobi. Dubbed "Kings Of Kemet", the event was seeking at celebrating the African women. The event was inspired by the courage of the olden days women in power, who were also hailed as kings, hence the Kings of Kemet....
  • The Star: Dancehall Sensation Dufla Tells Story Behind His Stage Moniker
    18 Oct 2016 - Dufla Diligon is one of the fast rising dancehall artistes in Kenyan showbiz at the moment. The sensational singer came into the limelight after his smash hit Tempo hit the airwaves, receiving massive positive feedback and topping local charts. This got him to cross borders to Uganda and get Cindy Sanyu to work on...
  • The Star: Tupac's Gold Necklace Damaged By Assassin's Bullet Is Up For Sale
    18 Oct 2016 - A pendant rapper Tupac Shakur wore on the night he was shot in Manhattan has been put up for sale.The gold necklace was reportedly hit by a bullet when a gunman opened fire on the musician in the lobby of New York's Quad Recording Studios.The dented pendant has been listed by memorabilia dealer Moments in Time for $...
  • The Star: [Video] DJ Creme, Wahu Talk Music, Family And Illuminati!
    17 Oct 2016 - DJ Creme's latest jam titled Hadi Lini ft Wahu and Sudi Boy is already proving to be a major hit in Kenya. It's video though has people talking about the mixmaster's connection to the secret society Illuminati. In the video, Creme makes some hand expressions that have been linked to the occult-like organisation. We...
  • The Star: Adelle Ropes In Kenyan And South African Stars For Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
    17 Oct 2016 - Top radio presenter and social activist Adelle Onyango has roped in celebrities from Kenya and South Africa for a social media campaign on breast cancer. Adelle says it took her a "little over a week. Just to reach out to different personalities and now the collection continues as we roll out the different messages,"...
  • The Star: First Kenyan Producer To Work At Bob Marley's Tuff Gong Studios
    17 Oct 2016 - There will always be first-timers!Sweden-based Kenyan artiste and producer Ken Kiprono aka Ken Ring is set to make history as the first Kenyan to work at Bob Marley’s studio Tuff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica.Ken Ring is the brains behind the pioneering urban and hardcore Kenyan group Kalamashaka's classic Fanya Mambo and...
  • The Star: [Photos] Fun Times At The Tusker Premium Cider Launch
    14 Oct 2016 - There was fun on Thursday evening as Kenya Breweries Limited launched a new alcoholic beverage at the Steak Out in Lavington, Nairobi. The event was graced by a number of celebrities from the music, fashion and media industry. Called, Tusker Premium Cider, the beverage is the first locally-produced cider in East...
  • The Star: Rap War As Majirani Fires Shots At Kenrazy, Again!
    14 Oct 2016 - Shots have been fired people!The 'beef' between Kenyan rappers Kenrazy and Majirani has been revived.This is after the latter blasted the Mbilikimo Mkora hit rapper for consistently "lying" that mega hit jam Hivo Ndio Kunaendaga was his song.According to Majirani, he paid Kenrazy to "drop" a verse in the song (which...

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