Friday, 12 November 2010

From Makosi to Avril Nyambura

Avril Nyambura is the new kid on the block in Kenya.Having signed with the biggest record company in Kenya, Ogopa Deejays, she is set to release albums and go places she’s never been to. She has been featured in a couple of songs by Kenyan artists as well as some artists from outside Kenya including A.Y in Tanzania and LAM from Sudan.

Born Judith Nyambura Mwangi, she grew up in an urban setting. Avril participated in a variety of school competitions in poetry and drama while still in elementary and high school (Uganda). She was the school MC while in primary school. While in high school In Uganda, took an active role in acting, singing and directing school plays.

On November 11, nude pictures alleged to be those of this upcoming artist hit the net in the early evening. The pictures, first posted on Facebook tagged “Avrils Nipols” show the singer making out with an unknown chic in what looks like a hotel room.

This is seen to be a publicity stunt that has made every Kenyan on twitter and facebook talk about her. We are leaving in a very corrupted world the moral dignity that Africans once had seems to be fading away. This is the contrast of Makosi Musambasi story, when she took advantage of Big Brother show and uses it as an inducement to win his asylum. The tribunal ruled that she could face violent confrontation if she returns to her native Zimbabwe, following her lewd behaviour on Big Brother show.

Makosi comment “Well the arguments were that I was at risk by going back to Zimbabwe, I would be attacked and discriminated against because of the amount of publicity that was put upon my lesbian snog and so forth. There was more to it than just that, and I have four or five files at home that have all this important documentation that I haven't read through myself, but basically I was at risk of going back home and being attacked by people because some would say that I let the Zimbabweans down culturally.” this is just the same with Avril she’s trying to gain popularity through her nude images.

….what has become of this world? Where is our culture?

Saturday, 9 October 2010

X Factor Vs Zim Sanctions

Gamu’s controversial axing from the X Factor caused a storm among viewers, with more than 200,000 fans signing up to a Facebook page called Gamu Should Have Got Through, in protest at judge Cheryl Cole`s decision to leave the teenager out of the final 12. Gamu is originally from Zimbabwe a country which is under sanctions which made it easy for Cheryl X Factor judge to hit Gamu by sanctions which blocked her to the final 12. Gamu has been living in Scotland for the last eight years with her family, ngiyesabanews reveals.

But her mum's visa to study in the UK ran out in August and she hasn't been allowed to renew it. That means her family, including Gamu, must leave. If they don't go voluntarily, they could be forced back to Zimbabwe. Today the family’s solicitor Frances Farrell vowed they would take the fight to keep the family in Scotland to the Court of Session in Edinburgh if necessary.
Ms Farrell said she had not yet seen the written decision on the case from the Home Office. She told BBC Radio Scotland`s Good Morning Scotland: “It’s difficult for me to comment without seeing the written decision but I think their position is going to be that the original application was not on time. That then deprives my client of her normal full rights of appeal to the immigration tribunal.”
A statement from the UK Border Agency said: "The applications made by Ms Ngazana and her family were considered in line with the published immigration rules.
"Ms Ngazana's application was refused as it did not meet all of the conditions for approval.
More than 100 people have gathered outside Gamu's house to show their support
"Her family, who had applied as her dependants, were therefore also refused."

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Thousands of viewers threatened to boycott the show's lucrative voting phone lines unless she was brought back on the show

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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

End of road Sam

Sam Mtukudzi may his soul rest in peace. We have lost an upcoming superstar who was goner replace his father. We say 2 U LALA KAHLE Sam was a talented musician with a great future as an artist. He was a beacon of hope, a source of inspiration and an idol to his generation. Zimbabwe’s arts industry is poorer without Sam, who has been untimely plucked at a time he was beginning to make his mark in a tough industry where his father carved fame and respect.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

What a shame to Togolese

Following Togo's withdrawal from the tournament, Ivory Coast will have to beat Ghana on Friday in Cabinda in its last group match to be guaranteed a spot in the quarter finals.

"The game against Ghana will be a crucial one," Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure said. "But I'm confident we will work hard. Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa. We'll need to show character, we have the spirit and the team is well organised this will be a Do or Die."

Ghana was scheduled to play its first game later Monday against Togo, which withdrew after three members of its delegation died in a gun attack on the team bus on Friday.
The dangers were evident. Both the U.S. and British governments, among others, had cautioned that Angola's northern and oil-rich Cabinda province can be unsafe. Armed groups there who attacked expatriates in 2008 and 2009, raping, robbing and murdering, had vowed to do so again.

The tournament was meant to showcase the recovery from the civil war that raged for 27 years, killing at least 500,000 people and driving 4 million others from their homes.
But in Cabinda, whose oil helped finance the civil war, not everyone laid down guns. In turning their weapons against the Togolese team, the rebels there have brutally forced the world to take notice.

Togo didn’t qualify for the World Cup finals so the African Nations Cup was a special platform for them.