An exciting and eventful year! Yes 2019. This is a year that we have seen the best and the worst of East African celebrities. Not to say that the drama was bad, but was it healthy really? Pulse Live will let you be the judge.
As we make the last strides of this amazing year, we would not have done you justice if we did not not remind you of some of the celebrities that made headlines in the entertainment world. From breakups, to finding love and having babies.
So, let me walk you through the list;
If there was an award for this, Madam Boss would definitely take it home. She has been consistent with her drama, abuses, advice and good deeds in equal measure.
This year alone; she has been trolled for make-up fail, there was a sex tape too and visited the National Assembly (Parliament) in a mini-skirt causing drama after she was denied entry for indecent dressing.
Months after getting dumped with the mother of his two kids, Zari, Chibu Dangote fell in love with Kenyan radio presenter Tanasha Donna Oketch with whom he has a son. Diamond has been making headlines across the African continent for filling stadiums with tens of thousands of people and producing hit after hit.
Aside from that, the Baba Lao singer has time and again been making headlines with baby mama drama as well.
Eric has been the talk of the town in many occasions, the first was a message saying that he was parting ways with girlfriend Chantal. Most people interpreted it as a break up but it was not until a few weeks ago when the comedian said she had gone back to school.
He also made the news after admitting that he is Journalist Jacque Maribe’s baby daddy and went to the extent of sharing pictures together. They also went for a family vacation.
Third on our list is none other than Mama Tee aka The Boss Lady. You cannot talk about the East African entertainment industry without mentioning Zari Hassan. For the better part of 2019, the mother of five made headlines because of her new man Mr M aka King Bae.
There was a wedding but we only saw rings. She also talked about her baby daddy as well as throwing shade at him (Diamond) and his new girl Tanasha.
She also visited Kenya and promised many returns!
Jacob Obunga aka Otile Brown made headlines after an alleged break up with his Ethiopian girlfriend Nabayet. This has happened twice this year, but from the looks of things, the two might have put aside their differences and are back together.
Mapenzi ni ya wawili! Keep-off
Apart from producing hit after another, Harmonize had a wedding that was later said not to be a wedding but a music video. We’re still waiting to know the truth.
He was also the talk of the town after he suddenly exited the label that made him who he is, WCB Wasafi. Harmonize who also identifies as Konde Boy launched his own Management called Konde Music Worldwide.
Most people saw this as a betrayal, but was it really?
2019 has been eventful for Vera Sidika and apart from the travelling, business and other things. Queen Vee found love in Tanzania after breaking up with Otile Brown.
As if that was not enough, she also went black for a week! But this was just for the video of her last song. According to her, it’s good for women to appreciate themselves despite their colour.
Why did she lighten her skin?
The Tanzanian singer started making headlines after the sister confirmed that she had parted ways with boyfriend of six years and singer Juma Jux. She later disclosed that they had separated nine months before the announcement.
Few weeks ago, she went public with the news that she was dating Power series Actor Rotimi and that it only took her two days to know he was the one.
Jux also moved on and is currently dating a Chinese beau called Nayika.
This was one of the biggest celebrity dramas Kenya experienced in 2019. It all started with Terence cheating on his wife and had been chased out of their home, little did we know that more was to come.
It later emerged that Terence had cheated on his wife with a family friend who was also underage. The girl Anita Soina admitted to have been in a relationship for a longtime with the Instagram comedian.
Terence and his wife later on made peace and things are okay!
Natalie Tewa broke up with her boyfriend Rnaze following accusations of her cheating with other men. They later on made peace and moved on, but have been throwing shade at one another every once in a while.
Despite Rnaze choosing a low life away from social media, Natalie continues to grace social media with her vlogging career and is rumoured to be dating a photographer called Muchaii.
Maureen Waititu first hit the headlines after they stripped for the camera in a baby bump photo-shoot with baby daddy Frankei Justgymit. They had been tagged couple goals by many of their followers on social media before hell broke loose.
About five months ago, they went public that they were separating because they had differences as a couple, before Maureen revealed that they had parted ways, way before they made the announcement.
The list is long but there are the ones who made the cut, for Pulse Live Kenya.