Kenyan-Norwegian based singer STL (Stella Mwangi), was acquitted of drunk-driving charges that led to an accident.
ShowBuzz reported the story last week. However, STL’s lawyer, Silje Steenvaag, gave a strong defence at the court in Oslo punching holes in to the prosecution’s evidence leading to the her acquittal.
“This has been the worst year of my life. I cannot describe the powerlessness I have felt, so when I received the verdict today it was immense relief. I’m just incredibly very happy,” STL was quoted by Norwegian blog, Dagbladet. STL bashed the Norwegian media for blowing the issue out of proportion.
I’m still Prezzo’s Girl - Lulu
CMB Prezzo’s girlfriend, Tanzanian singer and socialite Amber Lulu, has downplayed rumours that she aborted a pregnancy she conceived with the rapper.
In an interview with a Tanzanian blog, Amber Lulu was asked whether it was true she had an abortion and in response she said, “I don’t want to talk about that and neither would I want you to publish it.”
Amber Lulu, who was recently all over the news after a video leaked showing her getting cosy with musician Nuh Mziwanda, also maintained that she is still very much together with Prezzo even after the incident.
Amber said she apologised to Prezzo for the video, saying it leaked accidentally, and he forgave her.
#FormNiDiva concert ready
Top Kenyan acts rapper Fena Gitu, benga-Jazz fused Hulda Serro, songbird Suzziah, Gravitti Reggae band and Juliani will today headline the “Form Ni Diva” music concert by the #FormNiGani initiative at Alliance Francaise.
The concert which aims to promote local talent as well as champion for family values, will start from 2 pm. Also performing will be Wen, Zikki, as well as poets, Spontaneous the Poet, Qui Qarre and Teardrops.
This will be the second concert organised by #FormNiGani initiative in its campaign to create awareness and encourage Kenyans to hold free and open conversations regarding family planning among other social issues. The concert is especially targeted to sensitise women.
According to Fena, it will not just be a concert, a very interactive one, “Apart from the music, we will have important conversations about the role and impact of Family Planning.”
The sentiments were echoed by the founder of the initiative, Juliani. “We hope to empower and encourage Kenyans to know more about how family planning affects their future. We worked on a song with Suzziah which we will be performing for the first time.”
Tiwa and Wizkid are simply friends
Nigerian star rapper CDQ, who was recently in the country for a video shoot at the Coast for an upcoming song, denied rumours that fellow stars Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are dating.
Wizkid and Tiwa have created a strong bond on and off the stage, leading many of their fans across the continent to believe the two could be having a secret love affair.
Various pictures of Wizkid and Tiwa embracing passionately during live performances have farther fuelled the debate. However, whereas majority of their fans continue to believe that the two could actually be having a secret affair, CDQ - who is very close to Wizkid – denies this.
“Hahaha! It’s all love out there,” CDQ said in an interview with a local station, implying that Wizkid and Tiwa are nothing but just good friends.
CDQ collaborated with Wizkid on their hit song “Nowo E Soke” that received massive airplay.
Royalties must be paid - Sakaja
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja now wants all media and corporates that are not paying royalties to local musicians for playing their songs to be de-registered. Majority of the local acts have been complaining of the unfair treatment they receive from players such as local TV and radio stations, as well as private corporates who often use their works in promoting their brands but never pay them royalties.
Now Sakaja has joined in the push to ensure that they get value for their music, with his idea being the de-registration of all the corporates that won’t pay royalties. “Broadcasters that are not paying royalties must be de-registered.”
The politician now wants the Communication Authority to act swiftly and investigate all the stations that are enjoying local music content without paying, to de-register and suspend their licenses until they sort out the royalties claims with the artistes.
Drake in search of the one?
Famous Canadian rapper Drake appears to be casually dating and rediscovering what he likes, if his latest moves are anything to go by. Recently, Drake was first spotted out with an English singer, Raye, before moving on to Malaika Terry.
A few days after that he was linked to another gorgeous lady, Kash Doll, and now he is making waves with curvaceous model Zmeena Orr, who definitely fits the bill in terms of the singer’s stated preferences of a lady.
On his featured song with female rapper Nicki Minaj “Only” Drake raps, “She say I’m obsessed with thick women and I agree/ Yeah, that’s right, I like my girls BBW.” If Drake is indeed dating Zmeena, whom he was spotted out with four nights ago in Toronto, he should definitely be a happy man.