If you are/were one of the thousands people across the continent that relied on Linda Ikeji’s blog www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com for news, information,discussions etc, you may be dissapointed [or angry] to hear that the blog is currently offline with a message that appears to be due to a shut-down by Google (the owners of blogspot publishing platform)
According to several online information including tips and rumors spreading on social networks, Linda’s blog has been shut down by Google due to a claim made by Cybersquatter with twitter handle “AyeDee”. It is said, Ayedee informed Google about alleged plagiarism and copyright infringement something which forced Google to eventually shut down the popular blog.
While this moves sets a new kind of precedent as far as legal, illegal and common uses of materials available online with or without attributes, Linda could actually be a victim of success. After only 8 years since she started blogging, Linda is said to have made lots of money from advertisements and sponsorships. In celebrating her birthday earlier this year, Linda posted photos of her new “baby” [Range Rover] which could have left a bad taste to others who wishes they had reached the level of her success as blogger or digital entrepreneur.
Linda seems to be currently blogging at www.lindaikeji.mobi
Former Tanzania’s National Electoral Commission [NEC] Chairman, Retired Judge Lewis Makame, has passed away. According to reports from various sources, Justice Makame passed away at the AMI Trauma Center in Dar-es-salaam where he was admitted for the past one month.
Judge Lewis Makame was the first Chairman of the Commission after its establishment in 1993. He was appointed alongside other 6 commissioners [him being the chairman] by the then President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Ali Hassan Mwiny.
*** This is a developing story. We will keep updating this post as more new. Keep watching/refreshing this page]
Nigeria’s Davido has just won the 2014 BET Awards in International Act: Africa category that he was contesting alongside other African artists; Diamond Platinumz, Mafikizolo,Toofan and Tiwa Savage.
Davido broke the news to his fans through his Twitter account few minutes ago. He was given his awards during what is known as Pre-Awards shows/event. This is the first BET Award win for Davido who was born in Atlanta,Georgia on 21st November 1992. He holds dual-citizenship Nigerian/American.
Here is the song that has contributed to Davido’s win. He made almost every African music fan dance to Skelewu
George Otieno Okumu populary known as George Tyson, one of the earliest film directors in Tanzanian movie industry which is now famously known as Bongo Movies, is no more. According to numerous sources including social network’s posts from people close to him such as Ezden [through Instagram Account Ezdee255] and his ex wife(Monalisa), Tyson passed away following a car accident which occurred when the crew of the production team of The Mboni Show [which George Tyson was its producer/director] were traveling from Dodoma to Dar-es-salaam. The crew was in Dodoma as part of 3rd years anniversary of the show. They had also shot new episodes and distributed desks at a couple of schools around Dodoma.
The said accident took place at Gairo-Morogoro area around 6pm-7pm. The Toyota Noah that they were traveling with experienced front tires burst before rolling several times. There was total of 8 passengers and while others are said to have suffered minor injuries, the accident killed Tyson. The host of the show,Mboni Masimba was not injured in the accident as per initial reports that circulated. She was traveling in a different vehicle.
George’s death comes as a shock to almost anyone who has been following news surrounding Tanzania’s movie industry lately. In less than three weeks, the industry has witnessed the passing of some of its core members. Just two weeks ago they lost one of the leading actor/director Adam Kuambiana. Before no one could forget, an actress Recho Haule passed away.
George Tyson[second from right [with black t-shirt] in the photo above] with The Mboni Show crew as they arrived in Dodoma two days ago. Photo Courtesy: The Mboni Show.
Tyson, who was 41 years old and originally from Kenya, is one of the most popular film directors in Tanzania and is also considered to be one of its pioneers. He became famous after producing and directing earlier movies such as Girl Friend and Dilemma.
In his movies, Tyson took an initiative of using anyone who he sees fit to bring the “reality” piece to the screen. For example, he used artists such as TID (in Girl Friend with theme from TID’s song ). His gamble turned out to be a great success that also gave the movie industry that had gone silent [or dead] for over two decades a brand new life.
Few years later after enjoying success from his Girl Friend movie, Tyson fell in love and married actress Yvonne Cherryl (Monalisa) who was the lead actress in Girl Friend. However, the couple divorced few years later. They have one child,Sonia Akinyi.
He later added documentaries producer/director to his portfolio. His notable documentary includes a TGNP project on Gender Equality which he directed and produced when the organization was celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
As mentioned above,till his death he was the producer/director of The Mboni Show which airs on East Africa TV[EATV]. May his Soul Rest In Peace. Amen.
Kutoka kushoto; Emmanuel Nchimbi [aliyekuwa Waziri wa Mambo Ya Ndani], Shamsi Vuai Nahodha [Waziri wa Ulinzi na Jeshi La Kujenga Taifa], Khamisi Kagasheki [aliyekuwa Waziri wa Maliasili na Utalii] na David Mathayo[ aliyekuwa Waziri wa Mifugo na Uvuvi]
Muda mfupi uliopita imetangazwa kupitia Bungeni na Waziri Mkuu, Mizengo Pinda kwamba Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete ametengua uteuzi [maana yake kawaachisha kazi au kuwataka wajiuzulu] mawaziri 3 toka ndani ya serikali yake [Emmanuel Nchimbi,Shamsi Vuai Nahodha na David Mathayo David] na huku 1 [Khamis Kagasheki] akijiuzulu mwenyewe kabla kutokana na unyama, mauaji na utesaji wa raia wakati wa utekelezaji wa operesheni iliyoitwa Opereshini Tokomeza ambayo ilikuwa imelenga katika kukomesha ujangili na biashara haramu ya pembe za ndovu nchini Tanzania.
Siku chache tu baada ya kuanza kurushwa hewani kwa kipindi halisia cha televisheni(Reality Show) yake, muigizaji, mrembo maarufu nchini Tanzania (Miss Tanzania 2006),Wema A. Sepetu, amepatwa na msiba mkubwa. Amefiwa na Baba yake mzazi,Balozi Isaac Abrahamu Sepetu.
Taarifa ambazo BC imezipata zinapasha kwamba Mzee Sepetu ambaye kwa muda wa miezi kadhaa sasa amekuwa akiugua na kusumbuliwa na maradhi ya kiharusi,. Mzee Sepetu alikuwa pia akisumbuliwa na kisukari.Amefariki jijini Dar-es-salaam. Mipango ya mazishi inafanyikia nyumbani kwa marehemu maeneo ya Sinza-Mori jijini Dar.
Balozi Sepetu aliwahi kuwa Naibu Waziri wa Mambo ya Nchi za Nje mnamo miaka ya 1970 wakati wa utawala wa awamu ya kwanza chini ya Mwalimu Julius Kambarag Nyerere. Vilevile, aliwahi kuwa balozi nchini Urusi tangu mwaka 1982 wakati wa utawala huohuo wa Nyerere.
Pia, Machi 27, mwaka huu, Balozi Sepetu aliteuliwa na Rais wa Zanzibar, Dr Mohammed Shein, kuendelea kuwa Mwenyekiti wa Bodi ya Wakurugenzi wa Mamlaka ya Uwekezaji Vitegauchumi ya Zanzibar (ZIPA).
Mwenyezi Mungu ailaze roho ya Marehemu mahali pema peponi.
Habari hizo zinapasha kwamba msanii maarufu wa Hip Hop nchini,Albert Mangwair (Mangwea) amefariki dunia nchini Afrika Kusini katika hospitali ya Helen Joseph ya jijini Johanesburg alipopelekwa baada ya kugunduliwa na wenzake asubuhi kwamba alikuwa hoi. Hali hiyo ilimkuta maeneo ya Brixton-Mayfair West ambapo alikuwa amefikia kwa rafiki yake ambaye walisoma wote miaka ya nyuma.
BC imeweza kuthibitisha Exclusively kabisa kwamba ni kweli Ngwair amefariki dunia. Chanzo cha uhakika kutoka Afrika Kusini ambacho BC imeongea nacho kinasema kwamba Ngwair alikuwa asafiri leo kurudi Dar. Lakini asubuhi wenzake walipokwenda kumwamsha walimkuta yeye na mwenzake M to the P wakiwa wamelala bila kujitambua.Juhudi za kuwafikisha hospitali zilifanyika lakini Ngwair ndio akawa ameshaaga dunia. Mwenzake M to the P bado yupo hospitali na hali yake bado ni mbaya.
Kwa mujibu wa chanzo hicho na kwa mujibu wa maelezo ya awali ya Daktari, inaonekana kwamba jamaa walitumia aina fulani ya madawa ambayo bila shaka yaliwazidia (overdose). Uchunguzi kamili wa kitabibu bado unaendelea.
Inasemekana jana jioni alikutana Bar fulani na watanzania wengine takribani 20 hivi na ikatokea kwamba wakawa wanawataja wasanii wengine wa Bongo waliotangulia mbele za haki na kila lilipotajwa jina la msanii aliyefariki, Mangwea yeye akawa anajibu OMG!
Albert Mangwair akiwa na M to the P ambaye bado yupo hospitali. Hali yake inatajwa kuwa mbaya.
Mangwair na Hamisi wakiwa mtaani maeneo ya Brixton – Mayfair West, J’burg, Afrika Kusini
Marehemu Albert Mangwair akiwa na mshikaji Hamisi, Jumamosi hii siku ya Fainali ya UEFA kati ya Bayern Munich na Borusia Dortmund. Ngwair alishabikia
Uhuru Kenyatta, mtoto wa muasisi wa nchi ya Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, ameibuka mshindi katika uchaguzi mkuu wa nchini Kenya na hivyo anakuwa Rais wa 4 wa Jamhuri ya Kenya.
Habari ambazo zimetufikia hivi punde zinapasha kwamba muigizaji na mwanamuziki, Hussein Ramadhan Mkieti almaarufu kama Sharo Milionea,amefariki dunia kutokana na ajali ya gari iliyotokea mida ya saa mbili usiku katika eneo la Maguzoni Songa katikati ya Segera na Muheza mkoani Tanga.
Habari za ajali hii na tukio hili la kusikitisha zimethibitishwa na Kamanda wa Polisi mkoani Tanga, Constantine Masawe. Kwa mujibu wa Kamanda huyo, gari aina ya Toyota Harrier lenye namba za usajili T478 BBR alilokuwa akiendesha marehemu kutokea Dar-es-salaaam kwenda Muheza lilipofika katika eneo hilo liliacha barabara na kupinduka na hivyo kusababisha mauti yake.Mwili wake umehifadhiwa katika chumba cha maiti cha Hospitali Teule ya Muheza.
BC inaungana na wapenzi wote wa sanaa nchini Tanzania kutoa pole za dhati kwa ndugu,jamaa na marafiki wa Sharo Milionea.Pumzika kwa Amani.