American rapper Desiigner was in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend to perform and he had a strange experience while surfing the crowd. The Panda hitmaker's sneakers got stolen while performing. See video below.
Senegalese hip hop star, Akon, is definitely breaking new grounds on the continent of his birth. Akon was with the president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta who was in the United States last week and we have heard the news that the songwriter will be visiting Kenya in September. The singer whose intention is to provide many African homes with electricity made the Kenya announcement on his Instagram account, accompanied with a photo he took with Uhuru in US. In the words of Akon:'Visiting President Kenyatta of Kenya. He has great visions for Kenya and we shall be there in September to discuss how to make those visions come to life.'
50 cent in Somalia Rapper Curtis '50 cent' jackson is teaming up with the World Food Program to see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya. The rap star flew to Dolo, Somalia on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of women and children have fled there over the last year to flee a devastating famine that killed tens of thousands of people across Somalia. United Nations World food programe said the rapper, has committed to provide 1 billion meals for the hungry, and is donating to WFP 10 cents from every sale of a new energy drink called Street King that he is promoting. In a statement released by WFP,50 cent said; To meet those kids was so inspiring, they have nothing, yet they are so positive and optimistic," What I am seeing is devastating — these women and children have risked everything to come to this Somalia camp, just to get food," "They need our help. "I want to do my part so they get food and an education. I hope mo
Big Brother Amplified(BBA) former housemates reunited in Nairobi,Kenya Last weekend. BBA winner Wendall (Zimbabwe), Hanni (Ethiopia), Vina (Nigeria) Danny (Ethiopia), Kim (Zambia) Mumba (Zambia), Felicia (Malawi), Bernadina (Namibia), Zeus (Botswana), Lomwe (Malawi) and Millicent and Nic from Kenya were among the stars at the reunion. The Bigbrother amplified stars were accorded a heroes reception complete with motorcades and red-carpet reception. They had a date with the Prime Minister’s wife Ida Odinga and Nairobi City Town Clerk Phillip Kisia before carrying out charity activities in and outside Nairobi. The celebrities undertook tree-planting exercise in honour of the late Green Belt Movement founder and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. On Saturday, the stars were treated to a red carpet reception VIP party at Club Galileos in Westlands. It is the first time in the history of Bigbrother Africa that such a huge number of housemates are having a re
Kenya's former president called her a mad woman. Seen as a threat to the rich and powerful, Wangari Maathai was beaten, arrested and vilified for the simple act of planting a tree, a natural wonder Maathai believed could reduce poverty and conflict. Former elementary students who planted saplings alongside her, world leaders charmed by her message and African visionaries on Monday remembered a woman some called the Tree Mother of Africa. Maathai, Africa's first female winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died late Sunday in a Nairobi hospital following a battle with cancer. She was 71. Maathai, a university professor with a warm smile and college degrees from the United States, staged popular protests that bedeviled former President Daniel arap Moi, a repressive and autocratic ruler who called her "a mad woman" who was a threat to the security of Kenya. Associated press
Kenya" is a track created by Chris Taylor (CANT) Solange Knowles and Twin Shadow to raise money and awareness around the issue of access to water and sanitation as part of The Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) founded by The Coca Cola Africa Foundation.
Nairobi is about to witness a major invasion of Nollywood stars as several major Nollywood actors are set to descend on Nairobi for the AMAA (Afican Movie Academy Awards) nomination night and musical concert.