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Nairobi News takes a look at celebs who parted ways with their partners in 2018

It has been a relatively good year save for East African celerity in as far as the business of making music is concerned.

But for some of them their private lives have been far from rosy. Nairobi News takes a look at celebs who parted ways with their partners in 2018

1. Diamond Platnumz and Zari Hassan

After about four years of dating, Ugandan socialite Zari decided to end her relationship with the Tanzanian heartthrob on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2018. Zari dumped the father of two of his five kids just weeks after he confessed to cheating on her and fathering a son with video vixen Hamisa Mobetto. Zari complained that even after forgiving Diamond for his infidelity, he continued in his cheating ways.

Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz with Ugandan-born socialite Zari Hassan. PHOTO | COURTESY
Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz with Ugandan-born socialite Zari Hassan. PHOTO | COURTESY

2. Diamond and Hamisa Mobetto

After splitting with Zari, Diamond got a perfect chance to carry from where he left it with Hamisa. Their love affair was however short-lived with Diamond accusing Hamisa of using witchcraft to lure him into marriage following a leaked video in which the vixen was captured allegedly consulting a witch doctor. The Tanzanian crooner, who is clearly in hot demand among his female fans, is now dating Kenyan radio presenter Tanasha Donna.

LEFT: Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz. RIGHT: Model Hamisa Mobetto
LEFT: Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz. RIGHT: Model Hamisa Mobetto

3. Nyce Njeri and Titus Wagitho

After nine years of marriage, former Auntie Boss actress Nyce and her hubby went their separate ways in November. The actresses hubby made the revelation on Facebook post but later deleted the post. In the post, Titus, who is also an actor, complained that his ex-wife’s successful career had gotten into her head.

4. Jibril Blessing and Chantelle

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After rumors of their breakup swindled for weeks, video producer J Blessing finally broke his silence confirming he had parted ways with the Tokelezea hitmaker and actress Chantelle. The two, who been been together for five years, broke up last year but kept having an on and off relationship until they finally decided to kill the vibe once and for all.

5. Otile Brown and Vera Sidika

After seven months of dating, the singer had a nasty break up with the socialite which they broadcasted on social media. Most fans believe their relationship was a publicity stunt but the Vera has insisted her love for Otile was genuine. She however alleged the singer was out to use her and later dump her.

HAPPIER TIMES: Musician Otile Brown with socialite Vera Sidika. PHOTO | COURTESY
HAPPIER TIMES: Musician Otile Brown with socialite Vera Sidika. PHOTO | COURTESY

6. Khaligraph Jones and Kush Tracey

Following the release of their hit collabo Micasa Sucasa in 2016, the two rappers had been touted as the Kenyan showbiz power couple. However, after a five-year relationship, their love turned sour sometime in April this year.

Rapper Khaligraph Jones and his ex-girlfriend Ms Cashy. PHOTO | COURTESY
Rapper Khaligraph Jones and his ex-girlfriend Ms Cashy. PHOTO | COURTESY

7. Dogo Aslay and Tessy Chocolate

The bongo flava star split with his baby mama Tessy Chocolate this year. It’s the same year their popular band Yamoto Band also split. According to the singer, they arrived a mutual agreement to separate since things were not working out for them. However, they continue to co-parent their daughter.

8. Chipukeezy and Vivian Kerubo

The two were set to tie the knot sometime this year after three years of courtship but they kept postponing the dates. Finally, in November they called it quits, a decision the comedian termed as mutual.

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Singer speaks after attacking lover at WCB signee Zuchu’s star-studded concert

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Controversial singer Gigy Money turned WCB signee Zuchu’s concert into a fight club, hurling shoes at her lover.

On 18 July, there was fanfare at the Mlimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam as WCB signee Zuchu held a thanksgiving concert months after her debut EP, I Am Zuchu. The event dubbed ‘Ahsante Nashukuru’ mainly featured performances by artistes from the WCB stable and attracted the whos-who in the Tanzanian entertainment and political scenes. 

READ ALSO: I’m not behind Diamond, Tanasha split- WCB’s Zuchu sets record straight

However, singer Gigy Money who also performed made the headlines for the wrong reasons after getting into a scuffle with her lover during the much-publicised concert.

READ ALSO: I was bewitched by a friend – Gigy Money

Peaceful arrival, later chaos

Moments earlier, Gigy and her Nigerian man were seen arriving arm in arm at the event whose highlight featured Zuchu receiving a brand new car from WCB head honcho Diamond Platnumz. Donning matching outfits, the couple was spotted on the red carpet as the paparazzi scrambled to capture the moment.  However, all hell breaks loose later and viral videos depict the visibly angered Nigerian arguing with a bouncer at the entrance. After a tense confrontation, Gigy’s man is seen being led by the screaming bouncer towards the exit. Shortly after, a similarly irritated Gigy emerges and follows the pair.

“Gigy! Wewe Gigy wewe!” a woman in the background is heard dissuading the singer from pursuing them but the singer pays no heed and heads for the pair.

“You want to beat me?” the boyfriend is heard asking an approaching Gigy as the bouncer acts as a barrier between them. The bouncer manages to steer the incensed man towards the exit as Gigy follows behind, hurling obscenities.

READ ALSO: I will get a baby with your eldest son – Gigy Money warns Zari

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At some point, a barefoot Gigy turns into a sprint before throwing one of her shoes which hits the man who then responds with an insult. Another bouncer finally intervenes and the two are separated. Gigy then asks for her vehicle so she can head home before warning the press against sharing videos of the incident.

Addresses incident

Though the cause of their tiff is still unknown Gigy later made reference to the shocking incident in a social media post, hinting that alcohol had a part to play in the fracas.  In another post, Gigy shared a photo alongside her estranged lover writing: “My mad man looked handsome before his demons arose and mine arose too.”

‘Running over Ali Kiba’

Gigy is not new controversy and recently said she’d run over her ex, singer Ali Kiba for breaking her heart.

“I will knock all of them down, I mean I will kill them. In fact, I will flatten them like chapatis. The first person I will knock down and kill is Ali Kiba.  Actually, I don’t need a weak car, I need a Fuso so that when I knock him down I will be sure he doesn’t survive,” Gigy told Ayo TV.

READ ALSO: Gigy Money under fire for dirty-dancing with married singer

Dating Kiba brothers

Gigy had in the past admitted to dating both Ali Kiba and his younger brother, Abdu Kiba. She solely laid the blame on Chekecha singer for pursuing her despite knowing that she’d been with his younger brother. Abdu expressed being heartbroken after learning the two had a fling, prompting him to marry.

“I was very hurt on hearing that Ali was dating Gigy Money because I dated her first before she became famous. But it’s alleged that Ali didn’t know. It hurt me for a while till when I married,” said Abdu.

 

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Why Jahmby Kokai is happy her TV anchor dream never came true

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Jahmby Koikai is glad her dream of being a TV anchor never came true.

Popular media personality Jahmby Koikai narrated how her first attempt at auditioning as a TV host backfired and she was sent home on the first day of the audition. Reliving her prime days, Jahmby narrated how she was determined to follow her dream of becoming a news anchor after completing her degree.

“There was a reality show that was running on one major TV channel here in Kenya, searching for the next top news anchor. I’ve always had the knack for news. At the time, I was working at Metro FM. Walked to my boss and asked him if he was ok with me participating in this competition. He agreed to it.

“Auditions were at Film Studios. The queue stretched all the way to the showground. I was at the back kabisa. Imagine 300 people before you. Then we got the briefing paper and it indicated, ‘no persons with experience in a media house allowed to participate in this audition’. Mimi Jahmby Koikai, nirudi home after watu 300 kukuwa mbele yangu?” she posed.

READ ALSO: Jahmby Koikai back in Kenya after a year of treatment abroad

According to the endometriosis survivor, she went ahead to audition for the position despite the warning and was the first contestant to be sent packing.

“So I stayed in line until I got to the audition room. The judges were a few people I was in campus with. I felt a wave of despair. Like I’m here auditioning, yet my classmates will be judging me? I did my thing and I was considered. We got into the house and we were assigned to different groups. I was the group leader and we won the challenge. Later that evening, we were driven back to Film Studios for a briefing. The presenter of the show said some of us have to go home.

“My name was called out first amongst other great people. We were dropped home. I cried. It felt like I’d lost such a great opportunity. My mom and late grandma were so sad cos they loved to watch me do the news,” she narrated.

READ ALSO: Why I’m walking around with a mask- Jahmby Koikai

Second audition

Later, Jahmby auditioned for another TV opportunity only to miss out as well.

“Then came another opportunity over 10 years ago, I saw a TV ad and decided to apply for the news anchor position. I didn’t get the job.”

However, due to endometriosis, Jahmby was forced to put her dreams on hold and concentrate on getting better. According to her, it is as though God had better plans for her and is grateful to not have gotten the jobs.

“I battled severe endometriosis in silence for over 19 years. I think of how engaging the newsroom is and I’m grateful I wasn’t in that space. I’d have utilized all my sick-leaves and off-days and just declared redundant.”

 

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There was a reality show that was running on one major TV channel here in Kenya, searching for the next top news anchor. I’ve always had the knack for news. At the time, I was working at Metro Fm. Walked to my boss and asked him if he was ok with me participating in this competition. He agreed to it. Auditions were at Film Studios. The queue stretched all the way to the showground. I was at the back kabisa. Imagine 300 people before you. Then we got the briefing paper and it indicated, ‘no persons with experience in a media house allowed to participate in this audition’. Mimi Jahmby Koikai, nirudi home after watu 300 kukuwa mbele yangu? Nikasema zi. So I stayed in line until I got to the audition room. The judges were a few people I was in campus with. I felt a wave of despair. Like I’m here auditioning, yet my classmates will be judging me? I did my thing and I was considered. We got into the house and we were assigned to different groups. I was the group leader and we won the challenge. Later that evening, we were driven back to Film Studios for a briefing. The presenter of the show said, some of us have to go home. My name was called out first amongst other great people. We were dropped home. I cried. It felt like I’d lost such a great opportunity. My mom and late grandma were so sad cos they loved to watch me do the news. Then came another opportunity over 10years ago, I saw a TV ad and decided to apply for the news anchor position. As you see in this pic, I got my hair done at Ralph’s Hair Salon, new suit etc. I didn’t get the job. After KBC, I never got to anchor the news again. I’m grateful I did not get the job even though I felt dejected at the time. I battled severe Endometriosis in silence for over 19years. I think of how engaging the newsroom is and I’m grateful I wasn’t in that space. I’d have utilised all my sick-leaves and off-days and just declared redundant. There are many people like me who are bound by chronic illness and cannot do the things they love. I share your pain. But there’s hope. I’m grateful to God for His reminder that He will restore to you all the years that the locusts have eaten. Also Jer 29:11

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