Bongo flava star Ali Kiba will feature as a player in the new season of Tanzanian Premier League that starts next month.
The "Seduce Me" hitmaker has signed with Coastal Union football club, which was promoted last season.
The club's official website and its social pages had an announcement that read ‘Welcome to Coastal Union’, accompanied with the musician’s photo in the team’s official red jersey early in the week.
Coastal Union Chairman Steven Mguto revealed on Thursday that they had been in talks with the musician who has shown great passion for the game in the recent past.
“We thank God that we have gotten most of the players we were targeting, even though we are still in talks with the ones we haven’t yet gotten. Even Ali Kiba has penned his commitment to the club,” Mguto said.
However, it is understood that Coastal Union is more interested in Ali Kiba’s image to help market the club rather than his services on the pitch since he hasn’t been training to the required standards expected of a footballer despite his athleticism.
His contract is expected to run for a year, and fans are now wondering if he will take another hiatus from music like before.
Strong Kenyan presence in AFRIMMA
African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) has released the nominees for its fifth edition, going down on October 7 in Dallas, Texas.
Among the stars who made the cut are our very own Sauti Sol, Nyashinski, Victoria Kimani, Akothee, Gloria Muliro, Willy Paul, Papa Dennis, Arrow Boy and Khaligraph Jones.
Sauti Sol are among the acts that have bagged multiple nominations: Best Male East Africa, Best African Group, and Best Live Act. Others include Nigerians Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Mr Eazi, Tanzania’s Ali Kiba. Khaligraph is nominated for Best Male East Africa and Best Rap Act.
Best Male East Africa also includes Bongo stars Diamond, Ali Kiba, Juma Jux and Harmonize. In the Best Female East Africa category Victoria will battle it out with Akothee, as well as Tanzanians Nandy, Vanessa Mdee and Ugandan Juliana Kanyamozi.
In this year’s edition, AFRIMMA added a new category "AFRIMMA Achievers Award" which will reward high achieving persons in the wider field of entertainment and sports. In this category celebrated Kenyan Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o has been nominated alongside South African comedian Trevor Noah.
Zuena and Radio affair allegations still doing rounds
Zuena, wife to Ugandan dancehall star Bebe Cool, has come clean on her alleged secret affair with the late popular singer, Radio Mowzey.
Even though Radio passed away a few months ago, the rumour that the former NTV Uganda presenter had a relationship with the singer continues to swirl.
Speaking to Ugandan radio, the mother of five stated that the reports are untrue. According to Zuena, the rumours became believable to many because of the song "Zuena", in which Radio and Weasel showered her with praises.
She went on to say, the only way they could hurt Bebe Cool was to write a song about her. At that time of the song release, it was also said that Bebe Cool had been dumped by Zuena after cheating on her.
“Bebe was never bothered because he knows what I’m capable of, he knew they were just trying to make a name for themselves.”
‘Baba Yetu’ earns choir Golden Buzzer in AGT
A Kenyan worship song ‘Baba Yetu’ earned an American choir a direct entry to the finals of the popular America’s Got Talent (AGT).
The choir Angel City Chorale now stands a chance to win a prize money of $1 million (Sh100 million) in the Reality show that is on its 13th season this year.
The Los Angeles based choir is led by Sue Fink.
Sue told the judges, before the performance, that she founded the diverse choir group because she wanted to start something to enable her to give back to the community.
“ I wanted to start something to give back to the community. We tried to represent diversity: different religions, ages, black or white, rich or poor, gay, straight…”
The choir got a standing ovation for their performance from the crowd and the judges. However, guest judge Olivia Munn couldn’t hide her amazement, praising the group and going ahead to press the golden buzzer that sent the group straight to the finals.
“Just looking around and seeing the diversity, yet you guys are singing the same voice…” she said in amazement.
R Kelly's ex-wife hits back at ‘I Admit’
Controversy-hit R&B star R Kelly's ex-wife has hit back at the singer’s latest 19-minute song titled "I Admit", in which the musician addresses the sexual misconduct claims levelled against him.
Just a day after dropping the song, Andrea Kelly took to her Instagram with her own remix of the song, accusing the 50-year-old star of abuse, disappointing his late mother and neglecting his children.
In her remix, Andrea says Kelly’s mother is looking down on him with disappointment.
“And rolling over in her grave because of the abusive things you do. You say she’s looking down from heaven, so there is nothing she didn’t see. Which means she saw you beat me from heaven and neglect her grand babies… Admit It,” Andrea sings.
Andrea, who married R Kelly in 1996 and have three kids together, revealed in an interview toSister Circleearly this month that her 13-year marriage to the superstar was an abusive one, which at some point made her to contemplate suicide.