One of Kenya’s most popular rappers Nazizi, also known as The First Lady has filed for divorce from her husband of five years. Nazizi, who spoke exclusively to Chillax on Tuesday, confirmed that she had been separated from her husband for one year now and is finalising the divorce. “I cannot divulge any more information on it, but I can confirm to you that the marriage is over,” said Nazizi. The husband, only known as Vinny, is now in his homeland Tanzania. Nazizi, a member of the group Necessary Noize, got married to Vinny in Nairobi before moving to Lamu in 2011….
DJ Joe Mfalme has clinched a contract with a UK-based TV station. The DJ announced the news to his followers through Twitter. “For my fans who live in the UK, African music is coming to a TV station near you, Box TV,” he wrote. He confirmed to Chillax on phone that his management was, “working hard to make sure I spread my wings and reach a bigger audience.” The DJ also has a weekly show on Channel O TV of South Africa. -NAIROBI NEWS
Barkhad Abdi is in the running for Oscar gold Sunday, but actual wealth eludes him. Abdi has been widely praised for his role in “Captain Phillips” as the desperate pirate Muse, and even ad-libbed the film’s signature line: “I’m the captain now.” But a New Yorker story reveals that he is now struggling to support himself. “When Abdi is in Los Angeles to promote the film, he subsists on a per diem, good at the Beverly Hilton, where the studio likes to put him up. The town car is available only for official publicity events. His clothes are loaners,” reads the article….
Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi will delay his trip to the US due to the death of his grandmother in Kenya. The comedian who was expected to arrive in the US this week was expected to perform live in California, Houston, Washington DC, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. His grandmothers burial will be held this coming Saturday. The comedian assured expectant Kenyans that the shows will be rescheduled at a later date. The tickets purchased will be used for the new dates. The comedian sent his apologies via a video posted on Facebook by event organizers-Breakpoint Entertainment.
Singer Alex Boye puts a creative spin on Disney’s hottest song by performing an Africanized tribal cover of “Let It Go” with the One Voice Children’s Choir. They are joined by 11-year-old future star Lexi Walker, who plays the lead role of Elsa.
She burst onto the scene with her unforgettable performance in “12 Years a Slave.” Ellen met the talented actress and fashion sensation to discuss their upcoming date: the Oscars!
LEO is a charming and beguiling adult fairy-tale set in Nairobi, a Metropolitan City in Kenya that is a melting pot of East African culture, art, politics and commerce. It is a story about Maasai boy, raised in a low-income home, achieving his dream against all odds. LEO film is a simple story that captures the essence of a child’s heart still open to all the possibilities of achieving his dream in “Kenya” Africa. The movie is directed by Jinna Mutune. She is a multi-cultural film-maker who has directed and produced short films, music videos and theatrical plays both in…
Kenyan artiste Eric Wainaina on Sunday spoke in length about his cheating debacle with Valerie Kimani and how it almost cost him his marriage. The singer who had been embroiled in a DNA battle with the former Tusker fame contestant spoke about the affair on Churchill Live. Eric recounted how his wife Sheeba Hirst stood by him a midst the saga. He tearfully recounted a moment when his wife said that after the whole episode, she was ready to break off from their marriage. However the coupe has since reconciled and still happily married.
When director Steve McQueen first saw her audition on tape, he thought Lupita Nyong’o was a mirage. “I was rubbing my eyes, was I seeing what I was seeing?,” McQueen told Piers Morgan. After watching the tape with his wife, McQueen immediately called his agent. “And it was just one of those moments where, you know, you kind of just quiver and sort of tremble because you know this is something big,” McQueen said. Nyong’o remembers getting the call to play the part of Patsey, a young woman enslaved on the Lousiana cotton plantation where main character Solomon Northup is…
The Moipei Quartet sisters will be giving their Diaspora fans a chance to enjoy their unique voices. The sisters, triplets Mary,Magdaline and Marta and their younger sister Seraphine will perform at several cities including the DFW area. They will perform in Irving TX on Sunday February 23rd, 2014 from 5PM. They will be performing at People’s Convention Center 2710 West Irving Blvd, Irving TX 75061. Charges are $15 a person, Kids enter free. See full itinerary : New York, NY Arrival in US February 18, 2014 First stop in New York. Memphis, TN February 20, 2014 in Memphis en route to Jonesboro, AR. Jonesboro, AR…