Friday, 15 December 2017

Year in Search 2017: Kenya’s Trending Searches

Top Trending Searches
1.    IEBC Results
2.    Gambia
3.    KCPE 2017 results
4.    Despacito
5.    Tibim
6.    NASA Coalition
7.    Jubilee Party
8.    NASA flag bearer
9.    Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)
10. Presidential results
Trending People
1.    Mwai Kibaki
2.    Babu Owino
3.    Ezra Chiloba
4.    Janet Kanini
5.    Nicholas Biwott
6.    Robert Mugabe
7.    Joseph Nkaissery
8.    Nderitu Gachagua
9.    Jimmy Wanjigi
10. Chris Msando
Trending Events
1.    Kenya Elections
2.    Lecturers’ Strike
3.    Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
4.    Confederations Cup
5.    Africa Cup of Nations 2017
6.    Zimbabwe coup
7.    Hurricane Irma
8.    Easter 2017
9.    Catalonia independence
10. Ramadan 2017
Trending Sports Personalities 
  1. Alvaro Morata
  2. Romelu Lukaku
  3. Philippe Coutinho
  4. Nemanja Matić
  5. Ivan Perisic
  6. Thomas Lemar
  7. Cheick Tiote
  8. Antonio Conte
  9. Dennis Oliech
  10. Floyd Mayweather
Trending Entertainment Searches
  1.  Despacito
  2. Odi dance
  3.  Bazokizo
  4. Zilipendwa
  5. Shape Of You
  6. Nyashinski Malaika
  7.  Big Brother Naija
  8. Bet Awards 2017
  9. Eunice Njeri Wedding
  10. Beyonce Twins
Trending Health Searches
  1. Guillain-Barré (GB) syndrome
  2. How to lose weight
  3. How to lose belly fat
  4. How to get pregnant
  5. Cholera  
Trending “What Is”
  1. What is Sarahah
  2. What is a Pangolin
  3. What is Bitcoin
  4. What is Biology
  5. What is Covfefe
  6.  What is old and new at the same time
  7.  What is Happening in Zimbabwe
  8. What is the meaning of Tibim
  9. What is Pesalink
  10. What is IEBC 
Trending “How To”
  1. How to check KCPE results online
  2. How to file KRA returns
  3. How to make pancakes
  4. How to write an application letter
  5. How to lose belly fat
  6. How to make money online
  7. How to bake a cake
  8. How to create a website
  9. How to get pregnant
  10. How to write a report
County Searches: Mombasa
  1. IEBC
  2. Kenya Elections
  3. Raila Odinga
  4. Confederations Cup
  5. NTSA
  6.  Chelsea
  7. Mayweather vs Mcgregor fight
  8. Nyali Cinemax
  9. La Liga table
  10. Uhuru Kenyatta

County Searches: Eldoret
  1. IEBC
  2. HELB
  3. Chelsea
  4. EPL table
  5. Manchester United
  6. Kenya News
  7. OLX kenya
  8. KRA
  9.  Arsenal
  10. KUCCPS
County Searches: Kisumu
  1. IEBC
  2. Arsenal
  3. Manchester United
  4. Government Human Resource Information System (GHRIS)
  5.  E-citizen
  6. Chelsea
  7. Jumia
  8. HELB
  9.  IEBC jobs
  10. KUCCPS

Thursday, 14 December 2017

King Kaka Teams Up With Powerhouse Necessary Noize To Release Cheza Chini Remix

Musician King Kaka has teamed up with Nazizi and Wyre to release the remix to Cheza Chini. 

Cheza Chini is a club banger that will definitely get you bopping to the beat. 

"It is about time legends came together. We had been  talking about doing something together for a long time and  when Cheza Chini came along it was timely. I called them up and they were gracious enough to jump on the track," says King Kaka. 

The song was produced by Ricco Beats "Mr 808" and it was mastered by Jack Jack on The Beat. The video was directed by Johnson Kyalo for Empire Films.

Watch video here:

Safaricom 2018 Calendar Launch At The National Museum

Safaricom last Thursday launched the Safaricom 2018 calendar at an event attended by among others Taita Terer, Head of Center for Bio Diversity - National Museums of Kenya, Director- Consumer Business at Safaricom, Sylvia Mulinge and the Head of Advertising and Research at National Graphic Baleseng Dlamini.

The calendar launch falls under #thisismykenya campaign which is in its fourth year of showcasing the country through the Safaricom calendar and #thisismykenya website. Every year, photographers are tasked with going round the country and capturing Kenya in a raw and undiluted form.

This year Safaricom has partnered with National Geographic for that purpose. From January to March 2018, NatGeo wild will feature vignettes of animal species found in Kenya that are almost extinct. The same animals are featured on the Safaricom calendar.

In 2018, Safaricom will also partner with Story Moja and Wildlife Direct to roll out a school programme that will sensitize school children on endangered species.

Taylor Swift Takes Her New Boyfriend Public... How Long Will This One Last?

Booty Booty Booty Everywhere... Beyonce’s Booty!

Heads Up!!! Dev Patel's Got A New Gal

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Laura Oyier Of The Infamous Unpaid 200K Intercontinental Hotel Bill, Resurfaces

Laura Oyier grabbed the headlines back in 2015 after she spent her Valentines at InterContinental hotel, Nairobi, and failed to pay the bill, which accumulated to Sh230,000.
The mellow-voiced singer was arrested and charged before she got help in settling her bill.

“I’ve been living in  Beijing, China, and for this reason, I've been off social media. As you might know these platforms are banned by the Chinese government. So it’s unfortunate I've not been able to post anything out of my shows,” she said.

Laura says she jetted back into the country a few days ago for the holidays, and she will be leaving soon. Known for her signature eyebrows, Laura Oyier said she learnt her lesson the hard way after she was stood up on Valentine's holiday.

The controversial woman started her own branded water business back in 2015.
“The water business is going on. We sell them exclusively at the various show venues every time I perform,” she said.

Female Inmate Crowned Miss Eldoret

A 25 year old woman in Eldoret GK prison — who was arrested for murder but has not yet charged — won Miss Eldoret. Victoria Letting beat 15 other contestants to emerge the best in the annual event at the correctional facility.

Clad in a long Kitenge and a bracelet and long heels, Letting convinced the event organisers to clinch this year’s title.

''I did not expect to win. It has came as a surprise. I give God the glory because everyone participating in the context was equally up to the task,'' Letting said.

Rahab Njoki was first runners up followed by Christine Achoyo, who bagged the third position. They were given cash prizes and gift hampers.

Vera College has partnered with the Eldoret Prison to nurture talent. Letting said the key things the judges were looking for were catwalking,ability to speak in public and creativity.
Officer in charge of the women prison Beatrice Were said Letting is disciplined, humble and a cheerful lady, who interacts with others easily.

Adelle onyango Meets Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton

Adelle Onyango is making major moves in London, trying as hard as she can to represent her country and show people what Africa is made of.  She has been in London for a few days now, as she was chosen to be part of the panel at the Children's Media Global Summit (CGMS) for the 2017 edition, which was curated by the BBC.
One of the topics she was covering was about the impact of social media on future generations.

She also had the privilege of meeting the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

She took to social media to express her joy as she shared with her fans what she had talked about with the Duchess.

She wrote: "So this happened today. I met and had a conversation with the Duchess (of Cambridge) - Kate Middleton! Gaaaaa!!! We spoke about cyber bullying, cultural differences between Kenya and the UK, content creation for digital platforms and how young Africans are reclaiming & redefining the African narrative!"

Kim Kardashian's Ex Assistant Is Thirsty For Attention

Hannibal Buress Arrested For The Dumbest Reason Ever

Ellen And Oprah Are Actual Neighbors!!! Whaaaat!!!!

Monday, 11 December 2017

Kenyan Singer ‘Mandela’ Set To Launch His New Ep Titled ‘Ona Sasa’

Mandela is one of Kenya’s most talented new school songwriters and singers, known for his stint as leader of Sarabi band, will be launching his first solo music project—the 6-tracked EP titled ‘ONA SASA’ on Friday, 15th December, 2017 at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi from 7 p.m. Mandela will be staging a live performance showcasing all of his EPs new songs:

“Accident”, “Ona Sasa”, “Nataka Wewe”, “What do we do”, “Fantastic Love” and “Hakuna Matata”. Kenyan kings of the live performance scene: Fadhilee Itulya and H_art the Band.
Borne out of a journey to self-realization, the EP produced in collaboration with Humphrey Ndomboka (Tanzanian based Zimbabwean producer)

‘ONA SASA’ EP was produced in Tanzania by the acclaimed entertainment outfit: Wanene Entertainment. Its theme includes topics on self-love and consciousness. Speaking of his upcoming EP launch, Mandela says: “I am excited to finally present my fans with my debut EP. This is a labour of love and I thank all those who have supported me on it. I feel good about my first work of art and can’t wait for all fans to get the physical copies that will also be available at event,” adding, “I also hope that each song off this project will inspire and impact listeners positively so as we can bring change in the society. This is why I do music.”

Mandela launched his solo music career in 2017 with a double release of ‘ONA SASA’ EP singles: “Fantastic Love” and “Hakuna Matata” back in October during his Kenyan media tour. Dubbed the ‘Mandela Ona Sasa Media Tour’, the promo run successfully launched his solo brand. He also headlined at a solo music showcase held at the Alliance Francaise in October. He is now planning for his Tanzanian media tour, to kick off in 2018. He continues to win hearts with his songs carrying powerful messages and high-energy performances.
·       Advance Tickets: 1,000 KSH. Buy via M-PESA Paybill No. 858080 or at Alliance Francaise
·       Gate tickets: 1,500

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Rita Ora's Awkward Date Night With Conor McGregor

Celebrities Join In On The Christmas Fun At Garden City Mall

Top Kenyan celebrities Fena Gitu and Size 8 will be visiting Garden City Mall over the month of December to surprise thousands of shoppers who will be visiting the mall in the build up to Christmas. Fena Gitu will be at the mall on Saturday the 9th of December and Size 8 will be at the mall on Saturday the 16th of December.

On both days, each artiste will be visiting the mall between 2pm and 4pm and will be taking the time to meet and pose with consumers in key locations around the mall, including the Food Court and the main shopping areas.

Guinness Set For Thrilling Football Extravaganza With Thiery Henry

Football legend Thierry Henry will interact with Kenyan football fans on December 16th 2017 at RFUEA Impala grounds in a Guinness football experience dubbed ‘Guinness Fanzone’. The former Arsenal and France International will be visiting Kenya as part of the Guinness Made of Black programme.

At the Fanzone, over 1,000 consumers will watch the Arsenal vs Newcastle match on High Definition screens while being entertained by Nyashinski, Fena, Hart the Band, Nyashinski and Jua Cali between breaks. Fans will also be entertained in a gaming area with top video games and foosball.  The football viewing area will have four Mega High Definition Screens with lots of Guinness merchandise giveaways.

To be a part of the ‘Fanzone’, consumers are encouraged to purchase a 6 pack of Guinness at any Chandarana outlet. One ticket will be availed to the consumer for each six-pack of Guinness bought while stocks last. There are over 1,000 tickets up for grabs. The ticket provides entry to Fanzone and its activities.

“Guinness is known for providing incredible football experiences for consumers. It is a great honour to host a legendary football player of the highest calibre here in Kenya for a time with our Guinness fans. We expect fans to turn up in large numbers to experience the many engaging activities the brand has to offer,” said Ms. Nduku Wamakau, Marketing Manager, Guinness.

Other artistes performing at the Fanzone include Kenya’s top deejays including G Money, Joe Mfalme, Kriss Darling, DJ Andie and DJ JP.

Julie Gichuru Recognized As One Of 100most Influential Africans

Media personality, Julie Gichuru has been named one of 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017 by The New African Magazine.

Julie, who is a TV Host, public speaker and Chief Executive Officer of Arimus Media Limited (AML) has been working on growing local productions through AML. Some of the established programs produced are current affairs television shows Africa Leadership Dialogues and Great Debaters Contest and entertainment series Shinda Washinde.

Gichuru is the Executive Producer and Host of pan African television show Africa Leadership Dialogues and is the Founder and Patron of the Great Debaters Contest, a high school debate platform that hosted 700 high schools in 2017. The debates challenge students to understand, internalise and debate matters of national, continental and global importance, building their knowledge and capacity. 

In 2017  leading Kenyan telco Safaricom supported SDGs awareness and education on this platform to educate high school students across Kenya on Sustainable Development Goals. Gichuru has also worked with MasterCard Foundation to support the participation of girls in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) under the program Girls for Tech.

The list – the magazine’s most diverse to date –  is spread over eight categories: politics and public service; business and finance; civil society and activism; education; science, technology and innovation; media; arts and culture; and sport – profiles both continental and Diasporan Africans nominated by their peers and industry insiders.

“What our readers will find pleasing, is the almost bewildering diversity of this list –  in terms of race, ethnic and national diversity. This list, if nothing else, displays the beauty and power of the diversity that makes the Africa we all love,” says Omar Ben Yedder – Group Publisher and Managing Director of IC Publications.

For the first time since the magazine began publishing this acclaimed end-of-year list 5 years ago, the 2017 list features 42 women out of the hundred, the highest number of female entries so far.

“Our criteria for “influential” this year was a fairly simple one – it is applied to people whose work or activity has had some sort of transformative effect outside their main calling. This effect results in a change of perception or provides inspiration to others. Many in our selection have shattered the proverbial glass-ceilings or disability stigma and do so with great bravery, determination and personal sacrifice. Others yield economic power that impacts world markets,” explains Anver Versi, the magazine’s Editor.

He adds: “African talent in the arts, culture, sports and technology has also has a huge impact on changing the world’s perception towards Africa and its people.”

Other Kenyans who have made the list include Supreme Court Judge Justice David Maraga and Nutritionist, Africa Food Prize Winner Prof. Ruth Oniang’o in the Public Service Category, Hellen Obiri, the 5000m World Champion and double champion Faith Kipyegon in the sports category and James Mworia – MD and CEO of Centum Investments in the Business and Finance Category.