Kenya Is About To Be Introduced To A New Superstar! [VIDEO]

When was the last time your anxiety hit the 100% mark?

Were you among the hard working students in class who would battle it out to get the highest marks? Remember when the teacher would offer a gift for the top student?

Well, the same is happening in the biggest reality show in Kenya, Kiss TV’s The Search. The only difference is, there’s no candy being offered to the contestants. The winner will be walking away with 1 million shillings and a super recording deal.

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Now that many contestants have already gone home, the competition has gotten even tighter. Who will be the lucky star? Who are your rooting for yourself?

You can be part of this journey too. You can be the first to discover the next big musician in Kenya. All you need to do is to tune in to Kiss TV this Sunday at 8PM to watch The Search.

Here’s the preview to the show:

Kiss TV’s The Search Is Almost Over? Who Will Be The WInner?

As we officially kick off the weekend, it is also time to prepare for the biggest show in the country. I am talking about The Search on Kiss TV.

The exciting reality show is on the search to discover the next big star in the Kenyan musical scene. It has been a journey filled with laughter and tears as the contestants shared moments together.

Several contestants have left the show and we are nearing the announcement of the winner, who will walk away with 1 million shillings and a major recording deal. It’s never easy to win such a huge amount of money, which is the reason why the teams are working extra hard to walk away with the money.

When I was younger, I used to be an aspiring musician. However, when I grew up, I realized that it’s more than just reciting someone else’s lyrics. For people who are passionate like the teams on The Search, this is totally different for them. They would love to pursue music as a long term life engagement.

This is the exact reason why you should tune in this weekend as it will be a really exciting show!

Tune in to Kiss TV on Sunday to catch the show!

Forget His Diva Character! Here Are 5 DISGUSTING Scandals Burna Boy Has Been Involved In

Nigerian singer Burna Boy was performing at a popular club in Kenya last weekend, which turned out to be an epic fail. Burna Boy went on stage a few minutes to 4am after lateness that our sources say might have been intentional.

Hours after, the Tonight hit maker traded barbs with Kenyan R&B singer Anto Neosoul, which was followed by him blocking Anto and other Kenyans who tried to tweet him. He would go ahead to insult a popular radio presenter and call his Kenyan fans ‘peasants’.

This is not the only drama he has. Burna Boy has broken the Internet with even more scandals:

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Anto NeoSoul Calls Burna Boy A Diva, Blast Kenyan Promoters For Not Respecting Local Stars

He Stripped Naked At A Tribute

In October 2013, Burna Boy stripped naked at a tribute to legendary Afrobeat proponent, the late Fela Kuti, while performing his  Run My Race song, which left many jaws dropping over the situation and condemning the artiste for such disgusting behaviour.

Fights With Fellow Artistes

In January 2015, Burna Boy was involved in a fight with a dancehall artiste identified as Nuffalo Soulja in South Africa. According to top dancehall African act Buffalo Souja, Burna Boy’s entourage physically assaulted him at the Annual All-White Party organised by South African rapper Da Les.

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Threatens to kill bloggers

In May 2015, the Nigerian act threatened to hospitalise or kill any blogger who writes  things about him.

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“These bloggers be writing shit thinking its a game until I see yall face to face one day and hospitalize or murk u. We gon meet 1day #onsight” he tweeted.

Poses With A Gun

This man is dangerous! In June 2015, the Yawa Dey hit maker shared an Instagram post where he posed with a gun and wrote:
“This is not a movie or music video. Truss mi daddy.”

He would later delete the post amid criticism from fans.

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Baby Mama Drama

Recently, a lady identified as Uju Stella came out to say that she was impregnated by Burna Boy and he would then run from his responsibilities. Burna Boy has since said he did not give Bele (pregnancy) to anyone, adding that he only slept with her once.

“fu**ked that girl once and now she’s claiming that she’s pregnant.”

This guy is just the king of drama!

 

 

 

 

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Here’s How Game of Thrones ‘Kingslayers’ Kenyan Visit Went Down

Popular game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was in the country recently for some charity work, and during his time here, the famous actor wowed Kenyans with his knowledge of the country.

The actor who plays Jaime Lannister, one of the hit HBO show’s most iconic and recognisable characters, was helping out at the Global Goals World Cup tournament in Nairobi, Kenya. He was supporting the United Nations 17 Goals dubbed ‘Global Goals World Cup.

The regional tournament consisted of 24 teams of women and girls an event which went down at the Impala Grounds this past Sunday.

The Danish star also played the role of a referee during the tournament at Impala grounds

Watch a video below as he explains his role as the goodwill ambassador in Kenya.

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2017; Complete list of winners

The iHeartRadio music awards 2017 went down last night in Los Angeles, California.

Big names like Katy Perry, Big Sean, The Chainsmokers, and Ed Sheeran put on great performances that left fans excited. Bruno Mars was even awarded the Innovator Award.

Here’s the list of winners as compiled and published on kdwb.iheart.

Innovator Award: Bruno Mars

Song of the Year:

  • “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!” – Justin Timberlake – WINNER
  • “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  • “Stressed Out” – twenty one pilots

Female Artist of the Year: 

  • Adele – WINNER
  • Ariana Grande
  • Rihanna
  • Selena Gomez
  • Sia

Male Artist of the Year:  

  • Drake
  • Justin Bieber – WINNER
  • Luke Bryan
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd

Best New Artist presented by the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza®:

  • The Chainsmokers – WINNER
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Strumbellas
  • Joss Favela
  • CNCO

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

  • Coldplay
  • DNCE
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • The Chainsmokers
  • twenty one pilots – WINNER
Best New Pop Artist: 

  • Alessia Cara
  • Daya
  • Lukas Graham
  • The Chainsmokers – WINNER
  • ZAYN

Pop Album of the Year: 25 – Adele

Producer of the Year: 

  • Benny Blanco – WINNER
  • Greg Kurstin
  • Max Martin
  • Mike Elizondo
  • The Chainsmokers 

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  • “Bored to Death” – blink-182
  • “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Heathens” – twenty one pilots – WINNER
  • “Ride” – twenty one pilots
  • “Trouble” – Cage The Elephant

 Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  • blink-182
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Coldplay
  • The Strumbellas
  • twenty one pilots – WINNER

Rock Song of the Year:

  • “Bang Bang” – Green Day – WINNER
  • “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Take Me Down” – The Pretty Reckless
  • “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” – Volbeat
  • “The Sound Of Silence” – Disturbed

Rock Artist of the Year:

  • Disturbed – WINNER
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Shinedown
  • Volbeat

Rock Album of the Year: Hardwired… to Self-Destruct – Metallica

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: 

  • Foals
  • Kaleo
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Red Sun Rising
  • The Strumbellas – WINNER

Alternative Rock Album of the Year: Blurryface – twenty one pilots

Country Song of the Year:

  • “Church Bells” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Snapback” – Old Dominion
  • “Somewhere On A Beach” – Dierks Bentley – WINNER
  • “T-Shirt” – Thomas Rhett
  • “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Country Artist of the Year:

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jason Aldean
  • Keith Urban
  • Luke Bryan
  • Thomas Rhett – WINNER
Best New Country Artist: 

  • Chris Lane
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Granger Smith
  • Kelsea Ballerini – WINNER
  • Maren Morris

Country Album of the Year: Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Dance Song of the Year:

  • “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey – WINNER
  • “Cold Water” – Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  • “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
  • “Let Me Love You” – DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

 Dance Artist of the Year: 

  • Calvin Harris
  • DJ Snake
  • Flume
  • Major Lazer
  • The Chainsmokers – WINNER

Dance Album of the Year: Collage – The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

  • “All The Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared
  • “Controlla” – Drake
  • “For Free” – DJ Khaled featuring Drake
  • “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla – WINNER
  • “Panda” – Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

  • Desiigner
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake – WINNER
  • Future
  • J. Cole

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: 

  • Chance The Rapper – WINNER
  • Desiigner
  • D.R.A.M.
  • Kent Jones
  • Kevin Gates

Hip Hop Album of the Year: Views – Drake

R&B Song of the Year:

  • “Exchange” – Bryson Tiller
  • “Needed Me” – Rihanna
  • “No Limit” – Usher featuring Young Thug
  • “Sorry” – Beyoncé
  • “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake – WINNER

 R&B Artist of the Year: 

  • Beyoncé
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Rihanna
  • The Weeknd – WINNER
  • Usher

R&B Album of the Year: Anti – Rihanna

Best New R&B Artist:

  • Belly
  • Bryson Tiller – WINNER
  • Dreezy
  • Kayla Brianna
  • Ro James

Latin Song of the Year: 

  • “Ay Mi Dios” – IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
  • “De Pies A Cabeza” – Mana featuring Nicky Jam
  • “Duele El Corazon” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin – WINNER
  • “La Carretera” – Prince Royce
  • “Ya Me Enteré” – Reik featuring Nicky Jam

 Latin Artist of the Year: 

  • Enrique Iglesias
  • J Balvin
  • Nicky Jam – WINNER
  • Prince Royce
  • Yandel

Best New Latin Artist:

  • Carlos Rivera
  • Christian Daniel
  • CNCO – WINNER
  • IAmChino
  • Sofia Reyes 

Latin Album of the Year: Energía – J Balvin

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

  • “Amor Del Bueno” – Calibre 50
  • “Cicatrices” – Regulo Caro
  • “Me Está Gustando” – Banda Los Recoditos
  • “¿Por Qué Terminamos?” – Gerardo Ortiz
  • “Solo Con Verte” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga – WINNER

 Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 

  • Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
  • Banda Los Recoditos
  • Calibre 50 – WINNER
  • Gerardo Ortiz
  • Remmy Valenzuela

Regional Mexican Album of the Year: Recuerden Mi Estilo – Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho

Best New Regional Mexican Artist:

  • Adriel Favela
  • Banda Los Sebastianes
  • Cheyo Carrillo
  • Joss Favela – WINNER
  • La Séptima Banda

Best Tour: “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” – Coldplay 

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

  • “7 Years” – Lukas Graham
  • “Came Here to Forget” – Blake Shelton
  • “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • “Heathens” – twenty one pilots
  • “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber – WINNER
  • “Scars To Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
  • “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” – Adele
  • “Too Good” – Drake featuring Rihanna
  • “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

 Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category

  • “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  • “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  • “This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  • “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake – WINNER
Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

  • “All I Ask” – Bruno Mars
  • “Ex’s and Oh’s” – Fifth Harmony – WINNER
  • “Fast Car” – Justin Bieber
  • “Hands to Myself” – DNCE
  • “Here” – Shawn Mendes
  • “How Will I Know” – Ariana Grande
  • “Love on the Brain” – Kelly Clarkson
  • “Purple Rain” – Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
  • “Sound of Silence” – Disturbed
  • “Too Good” – Zara Larsson

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category

  • “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING” – Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
  • “Falling for You” – Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
  • “Girls Talk Boys” – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters) – WINNER
  • “Heathens” – twenty one pilots (Suicide Squad)
  • “Just Like Fire” – P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Best Music Video: *Socially Voted Category

  • “CAN’T STOP THE FEELING” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  • “Formation” – Beyoncé
  • “Hasta El Amanecer” – Nicky Jam
  • “Heathens” – twenty one pilots
  • “Hymn for the Weekend” – Coldplay
  • “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
  • “Pillowtalk” – ZAYN
  • “Side to Side” – Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
  • “This Is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  • “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake
  • “Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Best Underground Alternative Band: *Socially Voted Category

  • Hey Violet
  • Pierce the Veil – WINNER
  • PVRIS
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Tonight Alive

Social Star Award: *Socially Voted Category

  • Alex : from YouTube
  • Baby Ariel from Musical.ly
  • Emma McGann from YouNow
  • Hailey Knox from YouNow
  • Jack and Jack from Snapchat – WINNER
  • Jacob Satorius from Musical.ly
  • Marcus Perez from Facebook
  • Steph Clavin from Instagram
  • Todrick Hall from YouTube
  • Xyego from Smule

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

  • 5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
  • Ariana Grande – Arianators
  • Beyoncé – Beyhive
  • Britney Spears – Britney Army
  • Demi Lovato – Lovatics
  • Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers – WINNER
  • Justin Bieber – Beliebers
  • Katy Perry – KatyCats
  • Lady Gaga – Little Monsters
  • Rihanna – Rihanna Navy
  • Selena Gomez – Selenators
  • Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
  • twenty one pilots – #twentyonepilots

Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year: Drake

Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year: “One Dance” – Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla

Label of the Year: Republic

Oscar 2017 Complete List Of Winners

 

The 89th Academy Awards show as concluded, and here is the complete list of winners for the 89th Academy awards.

Best actor in a supporting role

  • Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” — WINNER
  • Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water”
  • Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Dev Patel – “Lion”
  • Michael Shannon – “Nocturnal Animals”

Best makeup and hairstyling

  • “A Man Called Ove”
  • “Star Trek Beyond”
  • “Suicide Squad” — WINNER

Best costume design

  • “Allied”
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” — WINNER
  • “Florence Foster Jenkins”
  • “Jackie”
  • “La La Land”

Best documentary feature

  • “Fire at Sea”
  • “I Am Not Your Negro”
  • “Life Animated”
  • “13th”
  • “O.J.: Made in America” — WINNER

Best sound editing

  • “Arrival” — WINNER
  • “Deepwater Horizon”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • “La La Land”
  • “Sully”

Best sound mixing

  • “Arrival”
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” — WINNER
  • “La La Land”
  • “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

Best actress in a supporting role

  • Viola Davis — “Fences” — WINNER
  • Naomie Harris — “Moonlight”
  • Nicole Kidman — “Lion”
  • Octavia Spencer — “Hidden Figures”
  • Michelle Williams — “Manchester by the Sea”

Best foreign language film

  • “Land of Mine” (Denmark)
  • “A Man Called Ove” (Sweden)
  • “The Salesman” (Iran) — WINNER
  • “Tanna” (Australia)
  • “Toni Erdmann” (Germany)

Best animated short film

  • “Blind Vaysha”
  • “Borrowed Time”
  • “Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
  • “Pearl”
  • “Piper” — WINNER

Best animated feature film

  • “Kubo and the Two Strings”
  • “Moana”
  • “My Life as a Zucchini”
  • “The Red Turtle”
  • “Zootopia” — WINNER

Best production design

  • “Arrival”
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • “Hail, Caesar!”
  • “La La Land” — WINNER
  • “Passengers”

Best visual effects

  • “Deepwater Horizon”
  • “Doctor Strange”
  • “The Jungle Book” — WINNER
  • “Kubo and the Two Strings”
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Best film editing

  • “Arrival”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” — WINNER
  • “La La Land”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “Hell or High Water”

Best live action short film

  • “Ennemis Intérieurs”
  • “La Femme et le TGV”
  • “Silent Nights”
  • “Sing” — WINNER
  • “Timecode”

Best documentary short subject

  • “Extremis”
  • “4.1 Miles”
  • “Joe’s Violin”
  • “Watani: My Homeland”
  • “The White Helmets” — WINNERS

Best cinematography

  • “Arrival”
  • “La La Land” — WINNER
  • “Lion”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “Silence”

Best original score

  • “La La Land” — WINNER
  • “Lion”
  • “Jackie”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “Passengers”

Best original song

  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” — “La La Land”
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” — “Trolls”
  • “City of Stars” — “La La Land” — WINNER
  • “The Empty Chair” — “Jim: The James Foley Story”
  • “How Far I’ll Go” — “Moana”

Best original screenplay

  • “Hell or High Water”
  • “La La Land”
  • “The Lobster”
  • “Manchester by the Sea” — WINNER
  • “20th Century Women”

Best adapted screenplay

  • “Arrival”
  • “Fences”
  • “Hidden Figures”
  • “Lion”
  • “Moonlight” — WINNER

Best directing

  • Damien Chazelle — “La La Land” — WINNER
  • Mel Gibson — “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Barry Jenkins — “Moonlight”
  • Kenneth Lonergan — “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Denis Villeneuve — “Arrival”

Best lead actor

  • Casey Affleck — “Manchester by the Sea” — WINNER
  • Andrew Garfield — “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Ryan Gosling — “La La Land”
  • Viggo Mortensen — “Captain Fantastic”
  • Denzel Washington — “Fences”

Best lead actress

  • Isabelle Huppert — “Elle”
  • Ruth Negga — “Loving”
  • Natalie Portman — “Jackie”
  • Emma Stone — “La La Land” — WINNER
  • Meryl Streep — “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Best picture

  • “Arrival”
  • “Fences”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • “Hell or High Water”
  • “Hidden Figures”
  • La La Land
  • “Lion”
  • “Manchester by the Sea”
  • “Moonlight” — WINNER

AWKWARD! The Moment Cast of ‘La La Land’ realizes a mistake had been made and ‘Moonlight’ actually won Best Picture

 

There was a surprising plot twist at the ending of the Oscar 2017 ceremony when the wrong movie was announced to have won. The confusion that followed the mistake announcement resulted in hilarious reactions from Twitter.

Arrggh!! So embarassing. Watch the moment everyone realized that LaLaLand was mistakenly named Best Picture at the Oscars instead of Moonlight.

Here are some rib cracking reactions from celebs and netizens

 

 

Watch Actress Viola Davis’ Emotional Speech As She Accepts First Oscar

Viola Davis most certainly swung for the fences when it came to her Oscars speech.

The actress, who won her first Academy Award on Sunday night, delivered a long and rambling speech after nabbing the Best Supporting Actress gong for Fences.

Viola, 51, broke down in tears as she opened her speech, which went overtime by over two minutes, with a metaphor about a graveyard.

Overcome: Viola Davis most certainly swung for the fences when it came to her Oscars speech on Sunday night

Overcome: Viola Davis most certainly swung for the fences when it came to her Oscars speech on Sunday night
‘There’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered — and that’s the graveyard,’ she began through tears.

‘People ask me all the time, what kind of stories do you want to tell? And i say, “Exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories,'” she said. 

‘We are the only profession to celebrate what it means to live a life. So here’s to [Fences playwright/screenwriter] August Wilson, who exhumed — and exalted — ordinary people.’ 

 She went on to thank your costar and director: ‘And captain, my captain Denzel Washington. Thank you for putting two entities in the driving seat: August and God. and they served you well.’

Viola had tears in her eyes as she said: ‘I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.’

Watch the video courtesy ABC;

It was also a crowning achievement as she became the first black actor to ever receive an Oscar, Emmy, and a Tony.

The official set length of time for an Oscars speech is 45 seconds, but the actress went well over three minutes.

Viola was previously nominated for Doubt (2008) and The Help (2011).

OSCAR 2017: Marheshala Ali becomes the first muslim actor to win an Oscar

In the first gong of the night, Mahershala Ali has scooped up the Oscar for best supporting actor, making him the first ever Muslim to win an acting award.

The 43-year-old had gained critical acclaim for his role as a drug dealer named Juan, in the drama film, Moonlight.

In the highly anticipated award, Ali beat out A-list actors from the likes of Jeff Bridges, Lucas Hedges, Dev Patel, and Michael Shannon.

The 43-year-old became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. He won best supporting actor for his role as Juan in the 2016 film, Moonlight

Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award. He had previously won a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and Critic's Choie award for Moonlight (pictured) 

The actor had also won a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and Critic’s Choice award for best supporting actor.

The Moonlight star became emotional while he thanked his ‘wonderful teachers and professors’ in his acceptance speech.

‘It’s not about you, it’s about these characters. You are a servant. You’re in service to these stories,’ he said.

In the film, Ali played a Cuban crack dealer who becomes a father figure to a bullied boy named Chiron.

In addition to thanking the film’s director Barry Jenkins, Ali also thanked his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, who gave birth to their first child four days ago.

The actor became emotional while he thanked his 'wonderful teachers and professors' in his acceptance speech and also thanked his wife who gave birth to their first child four days ago        The 43-year-old had gained critical acclaim for his role as a drug dealer named Juan, in the drama film, Moonlight

 The actor became emotional while he thanked his ‘wonderful teachers and professors’ in his acceptance speech (pictured left) and also thanked his wife who gave birth to their first child four days ago

‘I just want to thank her for being a soldier through it all and carrying me through this process,’ he added.

The Oakland native has been known for his roles in The Hunger Games saga, House of Cards, and the 2016 film Hidden Figures, which is also up for three Academy Awards.

Ali was raised a Christian but converted to Islam while he was in graduate school after a visit to a mosque with his wife and he mother, according to PEOPLE.

Read more: dailymail.co.uk

Here’s John Legend performing the Oscars winning song from LaLaLand

Singer John Legend and his wife Chrissy Tiegen are the hottest couple to watch out for on the red carpet anytime. The two love-birds bring with them so much energy, and cuteness, one can’t help but love them

John and Chrissy attended the Oscar 2017 awards ceremony at Dolby theatre in Los Angeles. See their photo below;

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After the red carpet event, the ‘All of Me’ singer took to the stage to perform the Oscar winning song for best original score from the movie titled LaLa Land in full.

The song “City of Stars” from “La La Land” won best original song.

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Actor Ryan gosling was the first person who jumped out his seat after Justin Hurwitz was announced as the Oscar winner for LaLaLand.

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Here’s John Legend performing the Oscars winning song from LALALand in full! Quite a moving performance I must say. Watch it in full courtesy AlanHenry on twitter.

Here’s @johnlegend performing the #Oscars winning song from #LaLaLand in full! pic.twitter.com/dEV1YBmNu7

— Alan Henry (@AlanHenry) February 27, 2017

PHOTOS: Oscars 2017 Red Carpet

Here are photos of some of the celebrities who graced the red carpet at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles for the 2017 Oscars award ceremony. Who’s your best dressed pick?

Indeed even Emma Stone – Best Actress nominee for hotly tipped musical La La Land – chose the metallic shade for her fringed flapper-style gown.

The golden girls: Jessica Biel, Chrissy Teigen and Dakota Johnson sparkle in their metallic long-sleeved, high necked gowns as they walk the Oscars red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday The golden girls: Jessica Biel, Chrissy Teigen and Dakota Johnson sparkle in their metallic long-sleeved, high necked gowns as they walk the Oscars red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday

Drawing the biggest and loudest cheers on the red carpet, Emma told DailyMail.com she felt like ‘a princess for a night.’

Also in gold was Chrissy Teigen, whose Zuhair Murad gown featured intricate beading and a floor-length cape.

Befitting her career as a model, the Sports Illustrated cover girl looked stunning in the gown, which featured a thigh-high split.

Drawing the biggest and loudest cheers on the red carpet, Emma told DailyMail.com she felt like ‘a princess for a night.’

City of stars: Emma soaks up the atmosphere on what is set to be her night

City of stars: Emma soaks up the atmosphere on what is set to be her night

Golden girl: Dakota Johnson glimmered in her golden Gucci creation Golden girl: Dakota Johnson glimmered in her golden Gucci creation Golden girl: Dakota Johnson glimmered in her golden Gucci creation

 Golden girl: Dakota Johnson glimmered in her golden Gucci creation

It's all about that bling!Jessica Biel's glimmering Kaufman Franco creation was certainly eye-catching It's all about that bling!Jessica Biel's glimmering Kaufman Franco creation was certainly eye-catching It's all about that bling!Jessica Biel's glimmering Kaufman Franco creation was certainly eye-catching

 It’s all about that bling! Jessica Biel’s glimmering Kaufman Franco creation was teamed with a Tiffany & Co necklace

Posing with her singer husband John Legend – who makes his acting debut in the 14-times-nominated La La Land – it was clear Chrissy was enjoying her glamorous date night.

The pair nuzzled one another, holding hands, and laughing happily.

But despite their relaxed appearance, Chrissy confided in Ryan Seacrest that her man was experiencing a few nerves ahead of his medley piano performance.

‘Tell Ryan the truth,’ she laughed, as John pretended all was fine.

Couple goals: Model Chrissy Teigen and her actor husband John Legend, who appears in the movie of the night La La Land and will also be performing a piano medley on tonight's live show

One hot mama! The stunning Sports Illustrated covergirl looked white hot in her long trained gown

Hashtag perfect: The pair cuddled and kissed as they enjoyed a date night, having left baby Luna at home with Grandma

In contrast to the deep maroon of the carpet was  Naomie Harris in a vibrant white high-low dress with a peekabo cut-out on the chest.

The actress had some fun with her fashion, wearing delicate asymmetrical jeweled sandals.

Having fun with fashion: Standing out against the deep maroon red of the carpet in vibrant white was Naomie Harris in a high-low dress with a peekabo cut-out on the chest; she wore delicate asymmetrical jeweled sandals Having fun with fashion: Standing out against the deep maroon red of the carpet in vibrant white was Naomie Harris in a high-low dress with a peekabo cut-out on the chest; she wore delicate asymmetrical jeweled sandals

 Having fun with fashion: Standing out against the deep maroon red of the carpet in vibrant white was Naomie Harris in a high-low dress with a peekabo cut-out on the chest; she wore delicate asymmetrical jeweled sandals

Model act: On her lapel, Karlie Kloss wore a blue ribbon in honour of the American Civil Liberties Union, commonly known as the ACLU; many stars incorporated the symbol into their outfit Model act: On her lapel, Karlie Kloss wore a blue ribbon in honour of the American Civil Liberties Union, commonly known as the ACLU; many stars incorporated the symbol into their outfit Model act: On her lapel, Karlie Kloss wore a blue ribbon in honour of the American Civil Liberties Union, commonly known as the ACLU; many stars incorporated the symbol into their outfit

 Model act: On her lapel, Karlie Kloss wore a blue ribbon in honour of the American Civil Liberties Union, commonly known as the ACLU; many stars incorporated the symbol into their outfit

The ultimate Instagram: Sofia Carson strikes a pose on the stairs leading to the Dolby Theatre - a space which doubles as a shopping mall the rest of the year

It's in the genes: Emma Roberts, niece of Oscar winner Julia, wore a white and black dressIt's in the genes: Emma Roberts, niece of Oscar winner Julia, wore a white and black dress It's in the genes: Emma Roberts, niece of Oscar winner Julia, wore a white and black dress

 It’s in the genes: Emma Roberts, niece of Oscar winner Julia, wore a white and black dress

BFFs: Michelle Williams was joined by her longtime pal Busy Philipps at the awards show

BFFs: Michelle Williams was joined by her longtime pal Busy Philipps at the awards show

Also rocking white was model Karlie Kloss in a one-shouldered cape, which she neatly accessorised with a blue ribbon in honour of the American Civil Liberties Union, commonly known as the ACLU.

Emma Roberts, niece of Oscar winner Julia, teamed a white skirt with a black sparkling top for a bold look.

British actress Felicity Jones, star of the Star Wars movie Rogue One, chose a princess-like gown in a blush shade, while veteran star Isabelle Huppert wore a sparkling gown in the same color.

Blushing beauty: British actress Felicity Jones, of the Star Wars movie Rogue One, chose a princess-like gown Blushing beauty: British actress Felicity Jones, of the Star Wars movie Rogue One, chose a princess-like gown

 Blushing beauty: British actress Felicity Jones, of the Star Wars movie Rogue One, chose a princess-like gown

Four Kenyans Nominated In This Year’s Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards

Four Kenyans have made it to the nomination list of this year’s Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. Two new movies, “Kati Kati” and “Mganga Bomba” have also made it to the list.

Spoken word artist and actor Elsaphan Njora has been nominated for best supporting actor in a drama movie (Kati Kati).

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The movie Kati Kati has been nominated in the category for best movie in East Africa. The movie had its World Premiere in the Discover Program at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. It was selected and awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery programme.

Here’s a preview of the movie Kati Kati below courtesy onefinddayfilms;

Dorothy Ghettuba, Victor Gatonye and Daudi Otieno have also been nominated for best indigenous language movie or TV series – Swahili in Urembo, Fihi and Zilizala respectively. “Mganga Bomba” has also been nominated in the same category.

The voting closes on Friday, 24th February meaning that Kenyans have less than five days to show their support to their country mates by voting for them. To vote for the Kenyan nominees, visit http://africamagic.dstv.com/page/amvca. 

The AMVCA will take place in Lagos, Nigeria on March 4th and 5th2017.

From 100 Bob Wedding To Sh 3.5M Ceremony, Check Out These Heartwarming Pics

Their ‘updated’ wedding is a far cry from this couple’s 100 bob wedding officiated back on January 30th, 2017. Wilson Wanjohi and Anne Muhonja is the proud couple who have been blessed with a Sh 3.5 million bob wedding. Now they look like a million dollar couple.

Beside the Sh 3.5 million do-over wedding, Wilson and Anne also got other presents like an-all-expense paid honeymoon in Diani.

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The five-day trip saw the couple soak up the sun at a 4-star hotel at the coast.

Another well-wisher blessed them with an even better present that will help then eke out a living and be productive members of society.

Here are photos from the lavish wedding…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenyan Designer Kills It With Stunning Men’s Collection At New York Fashion Week

Big up to our very own John Kaveke, a Kenyan designer who has made it big! He has been featured in the renowned New York Fashion week, where he repped Kenyans with his amazing, yet uniquely African designs.

The collection dubbed “Raw Attitude” was inspired by Samburu morans and the colours are heavily influenced by the distinct Samburu print.

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With over 15 years experience, he really did us proud and proved that Kenya has talents to offer in all industries.

Kaveke has specialised in men’s fashion; an area not touched by many, and his designs have had the pleasure of gracing a wide range of catwalks that include; Sarajevo Fashion Week, Bosnia, Hub of Africa in Ethiopia, Swahili Fashion Week in Tanzania, Catwalk Kenya, Festival for African Fashion and Art or FAFA Kenya, the International Smirnoff Fashion Awards, London Fashion Week…the list is endless, with New York Fashion Week being his latest conquest.

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John Kaveke first became interested in fashion while in high school, and further studied fashion design in Spain. As they say, the rest is history!

Kenyan-born international fashion designer John Kaveke led this crafty workshop. John has been drawing since he was in nursery and once his work was featured on a children’s show on local TV station, he knew that he had a real talent. His interest in fashion started when he was in high school. He went to Spain to study fashion design, and the rest is history! He has had his own beautiful clothing line since 1997 and has done fashion shows as far as Bosnia.

It is important to note that, one of the models strutting down the runway is celebrated Kenyan Chef Ali L’artiste.

Well, enough chatter, check out the epic designs below;

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Chef Ali on the runway

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Habida Shows Off Her Beautiful Family At Her Pre-Valentines Listening Party (PHOTOS)

MTV award winning artiste, Habida, is back in Kenya after her continental tour. She hosted an intimate listening party where her family showed up and gave maximum support. Her family sure looks different from the last time we saw them…

Wahenga walisema, family is everything. They are the only ones who really truly have your back.

Habida’s pre-valentine listening party was invite only and was hosted at Radisson Blu.

Backed by Eddy Grey, Habida performed some of her new songs off her yet to be released album. At one point, her daughter, Michaela Ebo, joined her on stage and stood next to her for moral support.

Habida joked that Michaela had requested if she can dance as she performs before the show began. How cute…

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Here are some photos of Habida’s family at the listening party;

The main aim for the listening party was to launch her newest single Sweet Love.

Fresh off touring and traveling continents in the past several months, she says of the release,

“THIS SONG IS A DIFFERENT SOUND FROM THE USUAL HABIDA SOUND BECAUSE I HAVE GROWN AS A WOMAN, WIFE AND MOTHER. I WROTE SWEET LOVE WHILE I WAS HOMESICK AND MISSING ALL THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE KENYA UNIQUE LIKE SWAHILI FOOD – I HAD MISSED KAIMATI, MAHAMRI AND PILAU, ” CONCLUDING THAT HOME IS WHERE HER HEART AND ROOTS RESIDE.

In Sweet Love, Habida features Ghanaian crooner JTown, who is celebrated for his genuine talent and having some of Ghana’s best rhymes. The breath-taking jazzy R&B song was engineered by UK music geniuses and co-produced by the acclaimed UK-based African producer, Silvastone.

Hot on the heels of her return to Kenya, the singer will be setting up a music studio and management imprint in Nairobi, a process that will start this February. She hopes that this will be an incubator for emerging Kenyan talent. She talks about the inspiration and why she intends for her studio to fill a gap in the Kenyan music industry.

“WHILE ACCOMPANYING MY HUSBAND ON HIS TOURS OF DUTY IN SOUTH AFRICA AND NIGERIA, I REALIZED THAT GOOD MANAGEMENT IS VITAL FOR THE GROWTH OF ARTISTES.”

Here are more photos from the listening party.

Here Come The Divas! Jennifer Lopez, Adele And Rihanna Lead Best Dressed At The 59th Annual Grammy Awards

Pop divas Jennifer Lopez , Adele, and Rihanna oozed glamour as they made their mark at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The ladies sported very different but equally stunning looks as they lead the celebrity arrivals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the biggest night in music.

Lopez, 47, flashed cleavage and leg in a soft lilac halterneck gown while Adele looked positively regal in olive green.

Rihanna brought some citrus zing in an orange bralette with dramatic ballgown skirt.

Here come the divas! Jennifer Lopez, Adele and Rihanna dominated the red carpet at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday
Here come the divas! Jennifer Lopez, Adele and Rihanna dominated the red carpet at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday
Here come the divas! Jennifer Lopez, Adele and Rihanna dominated the red carpet at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday
Here come the divas! Jennifer Lopez, Adele and Rihanna dominated the red carpet at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday
Here come the divas! Jennifer Lopez, Adele and Rihanna dominated the red carpet at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday
Here come the divas! Jennifer Lopez, Adele and Rihanna dominated the red carpet at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday

Wahu Sends A Heart-Wrenching Message To Ailing Big Kev, Reveals One Of His Biggest Dreams In Life

Events organiser, Kevin Ombajo, commonly known as Big Kev, has not had an easy journey. Since 2010, Big Kev has suffered from brain tumors, and so far, 14 tumors have been removed. He has undergone 13 surgeries and the last one, done in India, rendering him paralysed on his entire left side. He has however remained positive as his family and friends in the media industry continue praying for his recovery.

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He has received plenty of visitors, the latest being the president of the republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and singer, Kidum.

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With the paralysis came another hard blow as he also lost his eye sight; “The doctors call it optic atrophy. They say that the optic nerves dried up,” Big Kev wrote on Facebook when he announced losing his eyesight.

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This sad news has hit the media industry as celebrities took to social media to give their get well soon messages, some of which are quite emotional. Among them is legendary Kenyan artiste, Wahu Kagwi, who wrote a heartfelt message remembering the good days she had with platonic friend and brother, Big Kev, revealing one of his biggest dream.

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This is what she wrote;

“I remember clearing 4th form and falling into this group of guys, amongst them my big brother @bigkevkenya. I remember vividly him showing me a book that outlined his vision for his life. Looking at your life Kev, I’m so proud to say that Many of those boxes have been ticked. one of the things though that is still pending, is you wanted to one day become the president of Kenya. Anyone who knows Kev knows he makes for an excellent leader! This country would be blessed to have you in leadership! So I am vouching for you Kev! for your sake, for your daughter and wife’s sake, for your sisters and brother’s sake and for the country’s sake. Get well soon my broda!”

Pesa Hufuata Pesa Kweli! Diamond & Zari Set To Throw A Multi-Million Party As They Unveil Son’s Face

Mtoto pesa! Diamond Platnumz and his beautiful wife are apparently gearing up to unveil their newly born son’s face in style. Yes, it’s now a thing…

The couple has been said to be planning an expensive bash for the event as corporates clamour to be involved in the gig.

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The couple plans to throw their son Nillan a big party before making his face public. Word has it that prestigious companies are fighting to use Nillan’s face as the brand of their products.

Zari who is now a mother of five gave birth at the Netcare Hospital in South Africa making Diamond a father of two after a first born daughter, Princess Tiffah Dangote.

The musician himself is not about to slow down, having just released a collabo with US star, Ne-Yo in a new track named ‘Marry You’. 

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This could potentially see the young boy become a millionaire while he is still a child.