Yoh! This week on our hot and entertaining segment #TheKissRoundUp we focus the spotlight on top stories making headlines in the Entertainment industry.
So let’s dive straight into it!
Harmonize attacks Diamond & Rayvanny again
Harmonize is throwing shade at his former boss Diamond Platnumz and Next Level Music President Rayvanny.
He has released his album 'Made For Us.' His single, 'My Way' has made headlines as he shares his thoughts on his past life and all the wrangles he was involved in with former colleagues.
Talking about Diamond, Konde Boy said the WCB CEO was afraid he was flying higher than him.
"Even that brother of yours, I didn't want to fight with him...He had pressure fearing that I would surpass him...I cannot satisfy everyone or do something because I fear people."
Harmonize then threw shade at Rayvanny claiming that he was the one who leaked his private photos online.
"The guy from Mbeya (Rayvanny) shared my nudes and haters thought I'd take my life. Hell no, I'm stronger. Don't teach me how to live, don't tell me how to live my life."
Previously, the singer said he wasn't going to promote his album;
Rihanna thanks Tems for Wakanda song
Rihanna has thanked Nigerian singer Tems for co-writing The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.
"Blessed to have written this song in honour of Chadwick Boseman and even more blessed to hear the baddest @badgalriri voice it to perfection🕊✨."
In her response, Rihanna wrote;
'It's the pen for me, love you sistren."
Rihanna is a global icon, designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the top-selling digital singles artist of all time who is making her highly-anticipated return to the airwaves with “Lift Me Up,” the lead single from the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever original soundtrack.
Ivy Chelimo graduates with a Degree in law
Ivy Chelimo, the creator of the viral Riggy G nickname has finally secured her law degree.
Sharing her graduation photos, she captioned the moment,
"•|| Bagged that Law degree 👩🏾🎓 ||•"
Ivy is a law graduate from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).
Her fans and followers lauded her in the comment section saying,
Contrary to what she pursued on campus, Ivy previously revealed she got a job in the office of the Deputy President as part of the communication team.
Why Mbosso and Diamond had heated arguments
Diamond Platnumz says he had a heated argument with his signee Mbosso over his new EP dubbed 'Khan.'
Mbosso launched the EP yesterday in Tanzania.
Speaking at the red carpet, Diamond hinted that Mbosso hadn't released any song intentionally.
"Mbosso wanted to release the EP next year, we argued so much about it. And his fans were asking for music. Remember that since the start of the year, Mbosso had only released one song."
He advice artistes "When you become too silent, fans will think you don't have a hit."
Diamond praised his signee for capturing people's attention with his 30 seconds teaser to the lead single of the EP that has now gone viral on social media.
"When you look at Mbosso's unreleased song 'Huyu Hapa' the teaser itself has over 120 thousand videos made from it. And the song is not officially released."
Adding "He is loved, he sings well and has no issues with people. He is my favourite."
Singer Akothee goes back to School, fans react
Self-proclaimed President of Single mothers Esther Akoth aka Akothee is going back to class.
On Friday, October 28, 2022, the singer divulged that she is chasing after her degree and won’t allow her age to be an obstacle.
In her update, the singer mentioned that she has been taking online classes but the challenges that come with that are too many.
“You know I will finish this degree 🙉🙉. I promised, however long it takes it will be done. “I Visited Mount Kenya University Kisii campus, to sort out my studying issues, I really think I need to go inside a classroom to finish this thing Hii virtual hainibambi mambo ya students portal na network iko down,aaah vinginezo goodbye. Mimi huyu kwa class.
Adding that; “I met a very well organized welcoming Gentleman Mr. Maurice Cherekes, Deputy Director Academics and Research Affairs. He has convinced me to move from a virtual niingie class. Trust me I think it's the best. Mount Kenya University Kisii campus Here I come,”.
A few years ago, the ‘Give it to Me’ hitmaker shared her KCSE results, and looking at her result slip and considering her life story, one can say she did well.
She scored a C+.
Amos of the duo Amos & Josh weds lover in private ceremony
Kenyan musician Amos Muema aka Amos from Tusker Project Fame duo Amos and Josh is officially off the market.
Amos walked down the aisle with his lover Mercy in a private wedding ceremony. The occasion was graced by their close friends and family.
On the other hand, Joshua Simani aka Josh of the music duo Amos and Josh and Merlyne Chepchumba welcomed a bouncing baby girl back in 2018.
The two love birds who have named the Baby Anaya, welcomed her to the world with a special dedication dubbed Gimme Your Love that was composed by Josh and Chepchumba.
Diana Marua names the only 4 things she is able
Rapper and content creator Diana Marua is eagerly waiting to welcome baby number three into her family.
The heavily pregnant Ms Marua has told fans that the pregnancy is taking a toll on her.
"Weeeuuuhhh, semeni KUBEAT!!!! Nimechoka is an understatement. I've missed going out to work. I feel like I'm not contributing to anything in the house."
And what are the only things she's able to do at the moment?
"I just sit, eat, drink, sleep and the cycle continues," she continued.
The delay in going into labour has left her with little to do but be grateful for a few things in her life. Key among those is her husband Bahati.
"I'm thankful for you @BahatiKenya 💙 thank you for doing everything that you can to make me and the kids comfortable. Stop telling me to rest all the time, it's annoying. I've rested enough but bado nimechoka... Lol, I love you."
It is evident Diana is exhausted as the picture she shared was of her wearing a kanga, and her feet are visibly swollen.
Dennis Onsarigo lands new government Job
Former KTN journalist t t Dennis Onsarigo is a happy man after landing a new job with the Nyamira County government.
Onsarigo has been appointed a the new chief of staff in Nyamira County.
Prior to the appointment, Onsarigo served as ODM leader Raila Odinga's Press Secretary.
Onsarigo told The Star said he was excited to have been appointed to the position.
"I am excited. I commit to serve the people of Nyamira with utter professionalism," he said.
He however said he could not disclose more concerning his job at Raila's camp.
The former investigative journalist will undertake various mandates including managing the office of Governor Amos Nyaribo.
Eric Omondi goes after Zuchu's Kenyan concert issues 3 tough demands
Comedian Eric Omondi seems to have taken matters into his hand when it comes to foreign musicians performing in Kenya.
On Wednesday, WCB signee Zuchu updated her Kenyan fans that she will be performing in Nairobi for the first time and this has elicited mixed reactions.
“Nairobi!! Nairobi!! I’m thrilled to announce my first-ever show in Nairobi Ngong Racecourse waterfront @ngongracecourse on 10th December. Get your tickets early now,” Zuchu said.
Following the announcement, Omondi put up a post, setting rules for Zuchu before she even lands in Kenya.
According to the funnyman, 5 local artistes will have to perform at the concert adding that the singer will have to be a 50% deposit before the event to avoid embarrassment.
“Following our Conversation with organizers we agreed on the following.
“Zuchu to be paid 50% for Nairobi and 50% for Eldoret (This has been done👍) “5 Kenyan Artists to Headline the Concerts in Nairobi and Eldoret. (This will be done before the end of tomorrow),”
He also mentioned that he will be hosting part of the concert to make sure everything goes as planned.
“I will host and be part of the Concerts to ensure all goes as planned and agreed,” he added.
Zuchu first performed in Kenya in December 2021 and she was accorded a warm reception. The show was in Kenya's coastal town, Malindi.
Amber Ray makes U-turn on engagement
Socialite Faith Makau aka Amber Ray has made refuted viral reports that she is officially engaged to lover Kennedy Rapudo.
In an update, Ray sought to clarify that viral photos that confused online were from an official introduction session that went down on Wednesday.
She said they were just formalizing their relationship in the presence of their parents that but still taking things step by step – no rush.
“Thank you all for the warm messages but, as usual….bloggers wamewatupanisha😅 it wasn’t an engagement but an introduction (for parents to know that we are dating) which is a huge step for us🥳…Ebu muwache kutuharakishia 🤣🤣🤣 we are just taking a day at a time🥰 and honestly I’m enjoying every bit of it🥰 @kennedyrapudo I’m so happy I’m going through this journey with you,” Amber Ray clarified.
Zuchu set to perform in the US for the first time
WCB signee Zuchu has been picked as one of the performers at the Gala of the 2022 AFRIMMA Awards in the United States.
An thankful Zuchu informed her fans that she is delighted to be heading to the US for the first-ever show.
“YES your girl will be Performing On The @afrimma ‘S This Year. SAVE THE DATE 19/11/2022 DALLAS TEXAS,”
The singer is also on the list of nominees who are battling for the prestigious African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) Awards.
The Sukari hitmaker has been nominated for Best Female Artist from East Africa.
Michelle Ntalami gets huge thigh tattoo, fans react
Businesswoman Michelle Ntalami has unveiled a major tattoo on her thigh.
The Marini Natural CEO in a series of snaps, revealed that her tattoo inspiration was a leopard.
She captioned a swimsuit photo writing, "No thorns, no roses.🌹No wild, no woman."
Her body shimmered in a special oil that her company is promoting.
marini.naturals "It’s giving #Marinified Queen🙌🏽 Oiled up and glowing."
We love it and her fans described it as gorgeous too. Some of the comments are below;
Spiritually, the Leopard is regarded as the symbol of absolute strength. Though they are actually the smallest of the Big Cats, they make up for it with their impressive strength and skill.
Femi One gives pointers on how to trend in Kenya
One of Kenya's best rappers Femi One has a few few pointers on how to get your popularity score up and your name trending if clout is your thing.
The "Utawezana" hit maker clearly fed up with the wrangles that have been going on and everyone trying to play Kenya's music chosen saviour took to her Instagram to muse over how dissing Kenyan music has become the fastest ticket to popularity.
I mean what artist are trying to hint at is whether good or bad fame is still fame.
"You want to be famous? You want to grow your Instagram?
You want to be posted on blogs? Just say anything negative about Kenyan artists utaitwa mpaka interviews panel mdiscuss matters Kenyan artists! You will trend." Wrote the rapper clearly triggered by all the madness that has been going around.