It’s another week that has been flooded with news on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and formation of new alliances. That notwithstanding, #PulseUhondoMtaani, your favorite segment is here to let you in, on what you might have missed on the entertainment corridors.
#PulseUhondoMtaani: Homeboyz Radio Suspends Shaffie Weru, Joe Mfalme & Neville, Eric Njoka lands new job with International Media House & other stories
Let’s, get down to the business of the day;
Homeboyz Radio Suspends Shaffie Weru, DJ Joe Mfalme & Neville
The Homeboyz Management has reached on a decision to suspend their three Presenters; Shaffie Weru, DJ Joe Mfalme and Neville for a period of 2 weeks.
The suspension comes as a disciplinary action over their insensitive sentiments (Victim shamming) on Eunice Wangari Wakimbi who was thrown off the 12th floor of Ambank House by her perpetrator, Moses Gatama Njoroge.
During the suspension period, all Homeboyz presenters, producers and their social media team will undergo Mandatory gender awareness sensitization training and training on Ethical reporting and on air discussion of women issues, sexual assault and gender-based violence.
This come hours after their sentiments caused an uproar among Kenyans.
Bahati’s daughter Heaven Hospitalized
Gospel singer Kevin Bahati disclosed that the past few days have not been easy for his family following the admission of his daughter Heaven Bahati in Hospital.
In an Instagram post seen by Pulse Live, Bahati disclosed that his daughter is being hospitalized at Gertrude's Children's Hospital. In his message, Mtoto wa Mama saluted his wife Diana Marua for taking good care of their sick daughter and showing her love.
"The last 4 nights were One of the hardest for us as Parents; Our Daughter @HeavenBahati getting admitted at the @Gertrudeshosp 😭😭😭 I know this Strong Lady here @Diana_Marua doesn't Know I got this Video From her phone 😭😭😭 But Babe Just Writing to let You know that You are the Best Mother that My Kids Could Ever Have. I know this was Extreme for you but We thank Jesus for the Grace🙏 Thank You for showing My Kids this Kind of Love 😭😭😭” shared Bahati.
Earlier on, Diana Marua had put up a post that says; “Back to hospital again 😭 Get well soon my Baby @HeavenBahati ❤️”
Following the revelation, over 4K people took to the comment section of the Bahti’s post to wish Heaven a quick Recovery.
Singer Moji Short Baba holds “Ruracio” days after engagement
Gospel singer and former Kelele Takatifu Member Moji Short Baba held a private traditional wedding popularly known as Ruracio with the love of his life Nyawira Gachugi days after he proposed to her.
Ruracio’ is a Kikuyu term for Traditional Bride Price Ceremony. Basically, the groom & his family take a token of appreciation to the bride-to-be home.
On Thursday, Moji and Nyawira took to Instagram to share exquisite photos from their private affair, that is usually used to pay the bride price in readiness of a white wedding.
he Ruracio was graced by family and close friends among them; Ben Cyco and his girlfriend Wanjiru Njiru.
“God's grace has been sufficient in every step of the journey!! Grateful for supportive friends and family!! @nyawiragachugi to the moon and back😉” shared Moji Short Baba.
His Fiancée (Gachugi), captioned their Ruracio photos with “There is still so much to be grateful for. This journey has been teaching me over and over again to love deeply,🥰🥰 laugh loudly 🤣🤣and firirinda AGGRESSIVELY 💃🏿💃🏿 👗@gjeymavazi 📸@orionstudiosafrica @mojishortbabaa Love you always and forever.”.
Ex- K24 News Anchor Eric Njoka lands new job with International Media House
Celebrated Media Personality Eric Njoka has landed a new job as a News Anchor at Zee Media Corporation Limited, India’s largest news network.
An excited Njoka shared the good news via his social media platforms by changing all his profiles to reflect his new job description at Zee Media.
Zee Media Corporation Ltd (ZMCL)- is India’s largest news network that touches the lives of over 150 million Indians through a clutch of national and regional news channels.
“It happens, when you keep at it…See you on the other side”.
It’s up to you to shape your Destiny. Never stop trying and dreaming. It happens. Here is to new titles” reads Eric Njoka’s announcement upon joining Zee Media.
Njoka’s new role attracted lots of congratulatory message for his followers and colleagues in the media industry, who wished him well as he starts a new journey with Zee Media.
The TV Personality (Njoka) joins Zee Media months after he was axed from Mediamax owned Station K24, in a retrenchment that swept clean the entire newsroom.
Tony Kwalanda’s reaction after Switch TV’s Joyce Maina went public with their breakup
Media Personality Tony Kwalanda has spoken out after Switch TV’s Joyce Maina went public with their Breakup months after engagement.
In a number of Insta-stories, Kwalanda who also works at Switch TV, expressed gratitude towards Ms Maina stating that her love is genuine. The sports presenter went on to reveal that Joyce changed his life for the better; appreciating the moments they shared together.
@JoyceMaina your love is genuine, why lie”
"You changed my life for the better, Thank you @JoyceMaina"
Love is a beautiful. Thank you @JoyceMaina. Thank you @JoyceMaina for the awesome moments” reads responses from Tony Kwalanda.
Kwalanda’s statement come hours after Joyce Maina disclosed that they are no longer an item during a Q&A session with her fans on Instagram.
Fridah Mwaka quits KTN News after 3 years
KTN News Swahili anchor Fridah Mwaka announced her exit from the Mombasa Road-based TV station, after three years.
Ms Mwaka broke the news of her departure during her last broadcast on Sunday, stating that it has been her pleasure working for the Standard Group owned TV station.
She mentioned that time for her to leave the station had arrived, promising her fans that they will be meeting again soon, but did not say where.
“Safari Ni Hatua.
Imekuwa Fahari Yangu Kutembea Nanyi Katika Safari Ya Matukio Ya Raha Karaha Ila Zaidi Ni Alama Ambazo Zimeganda Moyoni Mwangu Kwa Kunishabikia Na Kunifanya Bora Katika Tasnia Ya Uanahabari @ktnnews
Muda Umewadia Wa Kuondoka Katika Kituo Cha @ktnnews. Niruhusini Niseme Kwaheri Kwa Sasa. Dunia Ni Duara Mola Atujalie Tukutane Tena Hivi Karibuni,” wrote Ms Fridah Mwaka.
Mwaka was hired by the station in 2018, to fill the shoes of Mashirima Kapombe who had been poached by Citizen TV. Before joining KTN, she worked as a show host on the now defunct, Kubamba Radio.
She had also been a contestant in Season 2 of KTNs the Presenter show.
Chebet Ronoh speaks on being compared to Elsa Majimbo & claims of being depressed
Comedian cum Media Personality Deborah Chebet Ronoh as finally weighed in on the act of being compared to comedian Elsa Majimbo, stating that everyone has their own race to run and comparison is the least of her worries.
"A lot of people compare me with Elsa…I did understand it at the beginning because it’s the industry and people are going to compare you… It's s*cks, instead of people looking at this person as she was able to do things that people who who have been in the industry haven't done ..the last thing you want to do is compare," said Chebet.
Ronoh also sought to clarify that she is not depressed as opposed to stories doing round on social media about her.
“First of all, I believe we need to understand what depression is, coz it really sucks because you are just being you and people start telling you, you are not okay, sis, you don’t even know me …so in any situation. I am not depressed, let it be known. I’m very fine,” said Chebet Ronoh.
Comedian Chipukeezy appointed new NACADA Vice Chairperson
Comedian Vincent Muasya Mutua aka Chipukeezy has been appointed as the new Vice Chairperson of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA).
Chipukeezy who serves as a board member at NACADA was handed the new responsibility on Tuesday, by the Board of Directors replacing Mr. Peter Mwai who served in the position until December 2020.
“Since His Excellency The President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed me as a young director to the NACADA board, it has been an honor and an amazing opportunity to serve the nation. I take this opportunity to thank the Board for electing me as the New Vice Chairperson of NACADA Kenya. I will continue serving the Nation. Mungu mbele🙏🏾 See you at work.#Mungu #purpose #chipu #comedic” shared Chipukeezy.
Chipukeezy was appointed to the Board of Directors at NACADA by President Uhuru Kenyatta through CS Fred Matiang’i back in 2018;
Diamond’s message after meeting Hamisa Mobetto’s first Baby Daddy Majizzo
WCB Wasafi CEO Diamond Platnumz excited a section of his fans with a powerful message after meeting his business rival and owner of EFM/TVE Francis Ciza aka Majizzo for the first time after years of no see.
In his Message, Platnumz mentioned that Tanzania is in need of more young people who are willing to do anything within their powers to succeed and inspire the next generation.
The two who happens to be Hamisa Mobetto’s baby daddies met during a requiem mass for their departed President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli.
"Tazama vijana hawa waliotoka katika Maisha Duni na ya chini Kabisa....Picha hizi zikawatie moyo vijana wenzetu walio mtaani.. picha hizi ziwe mfano hai wa Maneno ya Hayati Dr. John Pombe magufuli ya kuwa, "ukichapa kazi kwa bidii na kumtumainia Mwenyez Mungu nae atakunyanyua"...Lakini pia zikafundishe "upendo na Umoja Miongoni mwetu"... Nikiwa na mkurugezi wa E - Media @majizzo kwenye Kumuaga Mzee wetu leo” wrote Diamond.
“🙏 Tasnia ya Habari na Burudani inahitaji Vijana wengi zaidi wenye Uthubutu, ubunifu na jitihada ikiwa ni sehemu ya kumuenzi Hayati Dkt. John Pombe Magufuli.
Let’s keep pushing the sky’s the limit @diamondplatnumz”
The two Diamond and Majizzo have always been pitted against each other, when it comes to who owns the number one Radio and TV station in Tanzania.
Singer Kelechi Africana wins prestigious YouTube Award
Singer Kelechi Africana has become the latest musician in Kenya to be awarded the Prestigious YouTube Creator Award, popularly known as the Sliver Plaque or Button by YouTube management for surpassing the 100K subscribers mark.
The Ring hit-maker shared the good news via his social media pages, thanking them for the support they have accorded him so far and always jamming to his music.
Thanks a lot fam for the 100k subscribers” shared Kelechi Africana.
Kelechi’s YouTube Channel that was officially opened on October July 29, 7, 2017 has so far garnered over 12 million views with 109K subscribers and counting.
Shaffie Weru & DJ Joe Mfalme forced to apologize over insensitive comments
Homeboyz Radio Presenter Shaffie Weru and DJ Joe Mfalme have issued public apologies over their sentiments on the lady who was thrown off the 12th floor of Ambank House by a man she met on Facebook (Facebook boyfriend).
In a statement, Weru admitted to have used insensitive and hurtful words towards the victim (Eunice), apologizing to her and her family. He went on to say he regrets any kind of harm he may have caused to Eunice with his words.
On the other hand, DJ Joe Mfalme also expressed regrets in his sentiments, apologizing to Eunice Wangari Wakimbi, promising to do better next time.
“…I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Eunice, her family and anyone who has been a victim of Gender based violence for the harm that was caused by my words” read part of DJ Joe Mfalme’s apology.
On Thursday, Shaffie Weru, DJ Joe Mfalme and Neville landed in trouble with Kenyans, for Victim shamming Eunice Wangari Wakimbi who was thrown off the 12th floor of Ambank House by a man she met on Facebook
Ezekiel Mutua’s tweet on Harambee Stars backfires badly as he gets lectured by KOT
KFCB Boss Ezekiel Mutua’s tweet on the Harambee Stars draw with Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers backfired badly after Kenyans On Twitter opted to square it out with him.
Minutes after the 1-1 draw, Mutua took to Twitter to trash-talk Harambee stars, saying Kenya should just focus on athletics and forget about football, something that angered Kenyans.
“Kenya 1 - 1 Egypt
Mbona sisi hujilazimisha mpira? Si we just stick to running!” tweeted Mutua.
Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) were quick to bounce on Mutua, castigating him for undermining the National team and other people’s talents.
Others argued that Mutua was just tweeting for the sake, without even watching the game, as Harambee had put on a good fight in the match against the Pharaoh’s.
Media Personality Carol Rudull told Mutua; “Clearly you did not watch the game! What an irresponsible statement from someone like you my friend! #HarambeeStars”
King Kaka added “Why would you say such a thing yet you hold a public office?”
Kamene Goro in tears after on Air surprise by Jalang’o & Colleagues as she turns 29
On Wednesday, Kiss 100 Presenter Kamene Goro was moved to tears after being treated a surprise Birthday cake plus a bunch of wishes from her colleagues at Radio Africa Group.
In a video seen by Pulse Live, Jalang’o in company of his colleagues surprised Kamene with a beautiful cake live on Air, at a time wishes from her colleagues from Kiss 100’s sister stations were being played.
An excited Ms Goro could not hold back her tears, thanking her colleagues for putting together such a pleasant surprise.
"My Radio Africa Family😭😭😭😭 . Thank you much!!!!! I appreciate 😭🥳 I love you all!!!!!” Ms Goro captioned her Video.
The media personality who is turning 29 years old was also a trending topic on Twitter for the better part of today, at a time Netizens were also sending in their Birthday wishes.
“It's not been easy......but God you have been at the helm of it all. 29 feels Amazing!
Guys!IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!” wrote Kamene.
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