March 28, 2015

Racism victim blames Chelsea for “fans for humiliating me in my own country”

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The man who was subjected to racist abuse by a group of Chelsea fans in Paris says the club must accept responsibility for the incident after saying he was humiliated in his own country. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has apologised to Mr Souleymane Sylla, who was refused access to an underground train on the Paris Metro before Tuesday’s Champions League match with Paris Saint-Germain. But Sylla has no plans to accept any invitation to travel to Stamford Bridge to watch the Premier League side after revealing his ongoing hurt over the incident. “I felt truly wounded to the bottom of my heart that I…

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Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in bath tub, taken to hospital

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(CNN) Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a bathtub full of water in Roswell, Georgia, police in that Atlanta suburb said. Brown “was not breathing” when her husband and a friend found her around 10:25 a.m. at a home in a Roswell subdivision, police spokeswoman Lisa Holland said. “They called 911, started CPR on her, and police arrived first,” the spokeswoman added. “We took over the lifesaving measures until the fire/rescue and an ambulance arrived.” Brown was then transported to Roswell’s North Fulton Hospital, where she was breathing, according to Holland. It was three years…

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Kiss TV’s presenter Grace Msalame slams Lupita’s ‘shady’ hairstyle

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Our Kenyan representative in Hollywood, Lupita Nyong’o has changed her hairstyle. No, she is not wearing some Brazilian or Peruvian imported long strands of hair but rather graduated her short locks into cornrows. These changes don’t seem to amuse some of her fans. This includes Kiss TV’s presenter Grace Msalame who expressed her disappointment on Instagram. “And then she pulled what you could call an authentic Kenyan look for the SAG Awards! I think Lupita needs to call back the stylist she had last year…. Just saying…. Red carpet failing this year,” she said. Her open criticism, however did not…

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Why Kenyan music is not crossing borders

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“Step out of the box!” This seemed to be the resonating message by the panellists of the first 2015 Catchup series hosted by the Arterial Network at the Goethe Institute, Nairobi earlier this month. The panellists at the forum, which brought together entertainment and creative industry practitioners, included some of the leading entrepreneurs in Kenya’s creative economy such as veteran producer and label owner Robert “R-Kay” Kamanzi, video director and Link Video Global CEO Jibril “J-Blessing”, Blessing as well as Makadem the “Ohanglaman”. In his presentation, Marek Fuchs, who manages the celebrated Sauti Sol quartet, also shared his experience on…

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[VIDEO] Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “I Became Black in America”

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most celebrated young authors writing today. Her most recent novel, Americanah, tells the story of the journey of Ifemelu, a Nigerian immigrant making a new home in the United States. The New York Timescalled Americanah “witheringly trenchant and hugely empathetic… a novel that holds the discomfiting realities of our times fearlessly before us.” In addition to winning a number of literary awards, Adichie’s TEDx on the necessity of feminism has gained more than 1.5 million YouTube views and is featured in Beyonce’s single, “Flawless.” As it turns out, Adichie’s story is as interesting as her character’s….

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Lupita Nyong’o beats Scandal’s “Olivia Pope” for Best Actress honors at the BET Awards

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By Tony Karanja Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o has won the 2Best Actress award at the 2014 BET Awards held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles California. Lupita however was not at the show. Lupita beat out Kerry Washington who p the role of “Olivia Pope” in the TV drama series “Scandal”. Others in this category included Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett and Gabrielle Union. Beyonce and Jay Z go into the ceremony leading with four nominations.  Drake beat out Jay-Z for best male hip hop star. Chris Rock opened the show as host and took jabs at Solange Knowles, Jay Z and Rick…

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Lupita Nyong’o, Brad Pitt to Reteam on Film Adaptation of Novel ‘Americanah’

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Lupita Nyong’o is set to reteam with Brad Pitt‘s Plan B production company on the drama Americanah. Plan B, which produced 12 Years a Slave, has acquired big-screen rights to the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-penned novel and will produce alongside D2 Prods. and Potboiler Prods. (The Last King of Scotland, Generation Kill). Nyong’o will produce and star. Americanah is the epic love story of young Nigerians, a romance that spans continents, visas, phone cards and breakups, while exploring the cruelties and the humor of both the modern immigrant experience and the difficulty of finding your way home. The novel was the winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction…

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Linda Muthama To Make a Come Back With a New Show

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Linda Muthama made her debut in stardom when she first featured on TPF season one where she blew many away with her soft and alluring voice. Her melodious voice dazzled many not leaving out the ‘hard to impress’ judge, Ian Mbugua. The lass has been off media for a while now after taking a break and laying low amid allegations she was a homewrecker. The doting mother and wife to comedian Walter Mung’are aka Nyambane is back on the music scenes and will be launching a new campaign dubbed Pandoras Box that will highlight women’s complications during childbirth. Linda will also be…

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[PHOTOS] Check out how these Kenyan celebs looked like when they were young

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Photos of our favorite celebrities and public figures when they were younger always have a way of cheering someone up. No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid. We took the liberty of digging deep into some of them and compiled a list we thought you might want to check out. To start us off is former TV anchor turned entrepreneur Cynthia Nyamai. She is the young girl wearing a blue cap. Cynthia now 2. Socialite or not, Huddah Monroe was once an innocent young girl. Huddah now 3. Eye candy Brenda Wairimu was still a looker. Check…

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[NEW VIDEO] Elani performing Kookoo showcasing Nairobi’s beauty

[NEW VIDEO] Elani performing Kookoo showcasing Nairobi’s beauty

Music Video by Elani performing Kookoo. The video is against a backdrop of a beautiful Nairobi city. Coupled with a beautiful tune, one cannot help love the song and the city of Nairobi.

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