After covering thousands of miles with a journey that began with one step, The 2014 Serengeti Fiesta festivals are set to end in Dar at the Leadesr club this weekend.
T.I –USA, Waje-Nigeria, Ash Hamman-Dubai and Victoria Kimani-Kenya are the international artists expected to land at the Julius Nyerere International airport today for the 2014 Serengeti Fiesta finals this Saturday.
A Swahili saying that says “Hayawi hayawi mwisho huwa” will be justified today as thousands of fans in Tanzania get set to be full at the Mwl. Julius Nyerere International airport to welcome T.I and other international artists that will rock the stage of Serengeti Fiesta finals this year.
The 2014 Serengeti Fiesta finals are set to be even more colourful whereby some of the local artists expected to accompany T.I include the likes of: – Diamond Platnumz, Ya Moto Band, TMK Wanaume Family, Weusi, Tip Top Connection, Ommy Dimpoz, Alikiba, Mwana Fa, Shaa, Vanessa Mdee, Recho, Linah, Barnaba, Mr. Blue, Young Killa, Ney wa Mitego and Stamina all set to define and prove indeed The 2014 Serengeti Fiesta “Ni Sheeedah” that day.
Speaking to journalists a day before the main show was Serengeti Premium Lager’s Brand Manager Mr. Rugambo Rodney who said… “We were eagerly looking forward to this day and indeed everything is working according to plan….Tomorrow is the D-day and mine is to assure our fans that SBL together with prime promotions will deliver one of the best shows of the 2014 Serengeti Fiesta and this is proved by the number of International and local artists on the list”.
As the 2014 Serengeti Fiesta’s D-day on the horizon, there have been a number of pre-activities also taking place in Dar. First, Dance la Fiesta a dancing competition that took place at San Siro Sinza gave judges a headache as who was the best amongst the groups that had come to compete but at last it was “Wazawa” who walked away with 3million Tsh after great performances that satisfied the judges, then came the Super Nyota Divas competition Dar region where “Hellen George” from Dar will face off 16 contestants from other regions for the year’s Serengeti Super Nyota Diva competition.
Serengeti Fiesta has toured more than 15 regions in Tanzania this year. Fiesta has empowered local citizens in the regions visited and has also received great recognition in regions that festivals have happened for the first time such as Kahama, Bukoba and Songea.
In Tanzania, whether you are a soccer fan or not, you most likely know about Yanga [Young Africans S.C] and Simba SC. These are two biggest soccer clubs in the country. They are big in terms of fans base, resources and you name it. At clubs level, they are, by far, the face of Tanzania. I have met friends from all over the world [especially Africa] that easily recognize these two teams.
When Yanga and Simba are playing, you will feel it. These two giants are meeting this Saturday for a Premier League encounter in the first round of the league sponsored by Vodacom Tanzania. The clash will be at the National Stadium in Dar-es-salaam.
Apart from knowing Yanga and Simba, most Tanzanians have their favorite team among these. You are either Yanga or Simba. Yanga with their traditional yellow and green colors is believed to have more fans across the land than their rival Simba who are traditionally wearing Red and White jerseys.
By club locations, these two teams could be considered “neighbors”. Yanga, also known as Watoto Wa Jangwani, have their headquarters at Jangwani Street just few miles away from Simba “Watoto Wa Msimbazi” at Msimbazi Street. The area can be called Greater Kariakoo Area[GKA]
When Yanga and Simba meet, a lot are at stake. Players knows that a missed opportunity against the rival, would mean your days are numbered at the club. Coaches are almost guaranteed contract renewal with a win. Anything less than a win simply means, you can wake up the next day to the worst national newspaper headline; Yanga/Simba Fires Their Coach.
For the record, I am Yanga. I therefore wishes them a win[ if you are Simba, I know you wish them a win too]. Let’s meet at the stadium.
For many years, Kenya has suffered political and social tensions originating from simple things such as tribalism. I call them “simple” because in Tanzania asking someone about their tribe is still to a large extent taken as a crime. You are Tanzanian, period. It doesn’t matter where my deeper roots are.
Things are changing in Kenya [at least that is what outsiders like me are convinced to believe]. One person responsible for uniting Kenyans right now is their President, Uhuru Kenyatta. He is regarded as cool, uncomplicated and well… man of the people including the underdogs, street folks. He is fashionable and from time to time likes to portray what Kenya is or what it can become. Here are few photos of President Kenyatta in full combat. These photos are trending right now for good reasons. Need me say more?
Photos Credit: Nairobi Wire
For a moment forget about the sweats, tears and emotions going on in Big Brother Africa 2014 Hotshots. You probably know by now that to win Big Brother Africa, someone needs not only be real but have a nation of fans behind him/her. That is what makes a difference between winning and loosing.
As another weekend approaches, and before IK’s announcement takes someone home, I thought I have to remind you that Tanzania is at stake. Laveda is up for eviction if we just sit and wait. We are competitive people, aren’t we? I know we are. Save Laveda now. Let’s hang in there till the end. Here is how
Don’t forget there are lots of stuff to see and do on www.bigbrotherafrica.com as well as DStv.com
Time flies. Time changes. Nothing remains the same. If it does, you should be scared. It’s unusual. That is life. Next time someone moves your cheese, please don’t scream. Just calmly look for it [and you will find it] then act like someone brand new.
For Lady Jaydee, 2014 could be another year for injecting changes. It could be a business strategy. Or it could be what gossip cops are hanging into it; love that isn’t love no more. Whatever the case, she has decided to “move on”. She has a new manager. His name is Webiro N. Wassira populary known as Wakazi.
Wakazi is an artist. He comes along as someone who has seen both worlds. A fella who grew up in Ukonga Dar-es-salaam before moving to US and discovered deeper his music roots and inspiration in Chicago [windy city and mecca of black race], he definitely carries in his cabinet something to offer. After all, music management is all about understanding how the industry works and high negotiation skills. He has been into it, he is into it and from what I know, he ain’t planning into going anywhere else anytime soon. His candidacy can be sealed with his eagerness to work hard [and play hard]. Everyone needs a manager who can balance that.
Before tapping Wakazi as her Manager, Lady JayDee aka Komando was managed for years by Gardner G. Habash, her husband of 9 years. Lately, there has been countless of rumors and reports that the two are no longer together. So far, none of them have been ready and available to confirm or dispute the rumors.
On management side, Wakazi’s first task will be to bring Lady JayDee back on stage in full swing as she is set to re-open what was formerly known as Nyumbani Lounge. It will now be called M.O.G Bar & Restaurant on 31st October 2014.
You can follow Wakazi on Twitter using @Wakazi and Lady JayDee @JideJayDee
These two have collaborated before. French Montana was in Ashanti’s 2012 single No One Greater and Ashanti did her thing in French Montana’s R&B Bitches. It was about time they did something together again.
What kind of things do you do in the early morning hours? What comes in your mind when you think…well…it’s early in the morning and you are or supposed to be wide awake? See if you can get some answers in this steamy video.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 30, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced through a post on Facebook on Oct. 14 that they are donating $25 million to help combat the deadly disease that has already infected almost a million people.
Here is a full statement from Mark and Priscilla
Priscilla and I are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola.
The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect 1 million people or more over the next several months if not addressed.
We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio.
We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome.
Grants like this directly help the frontline responders in their heroic work. These people are on the ground setting up care centers, training local staff, identifying Ebola cases and much more.
We are hopeful this will help save lives and get this outbreak under control.
To learn more about the fight against Ebola: http://www.cdcfoundation.org/ebola-outbreak
- All voting platforms, except SMS, will be closed as of 11:00 CAT on Tuesday 14 October.
- Big Brother’s nominee read will happen on Tuesday 14 October after the broadcast of the Daily Highlights show at 20:30 CAT on all relevant channels, so that the housemates and viewers are aware of the full list of nominees.
- All votes, including SMS votes, for the period Monday 13 October 20:30 CAT to Tuesday 14 October 20:30 CAT will be verified by auditors SizweNtsalubaGobodo on Tuesday 14 October 20:30 and will be excluded from the accumulated vote count for Sunday 19 October.
- Charges for all SMS votes received between Monday 13 October 20:30 CAT and Tuesday 14 October 20:30 CAT will be reversed (users will be refunded).
- Voting will reopen on all platforms directly after the housemates have been informed of the relevant nominees on Tuesday 14 October after the Daily Highlights Show, 20:30 CAT.
- Via SMS
- Via WeChat
- Via www.bigbrotherafrica.com
- Via the mobisite on your mobile phone
I have a different opinion when it comes to American artists performing out of their zone and in Africa to be specific. I am known to be a guy who enjoys standing somewhere with no double standards. I am talking about Visa, Criminal Records, international travels etc. If artists such as MwanaFA, A.Y, Professor Jay etc had known and publicized criminal convictions, there is no way the US Immigration Authorities would have granted them Visas to the US. In the opposite, T.I will be turning it up in Tanzania on 18th October 2014…no problemaaa…you see? Now you know where I stand.
Regardless, I am one of T.I fans. I enjoy his lyrics and his entire persona as an artist who faces every kind of life challenges. The news I want to present is that T.I is heading to Tanzania,East Africa for the finale of the annual concert series titled Fiesta. The peak concert is scheduled to happen in Dar-es-salaam at the Leaders Club on Saturday, 18th October 2014.
T.I is heading to Tanzania to add the list of American artists that have performed in Tanzania before including Jay Z, Fat Joe,Ludacris, 50 Cent [and G-Unit], and others. He is heading to Tanzania when his new album, Paperwork, is coming out. The album has hard stuff from T.I with hit songs such as No Mediocre and About Money. Some of the artists collaboration includes artists such as Usher,Pharrel, Chris Brown,Rick Ross, Jeezy Boosie just to name a few.
Now if someone if planning to attend this year’s Fiesta, here is a taste of what T.I can do on stage. See the performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Here is the cover for T.I’s new album Paperwork
The long history of love, separation and divorce for late former President Of South Africa Nelson Mandela and his ex wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is well documented. Till his death, Mandela is said to have forgiven almost everyone including the people who put him in jail for 27 years but not his ex wife and mother to his kids,Winnie!
When Mandela’s will indicated that Winnie was to get nothing, the news didn’t resonate to lots of people. Mandela,according to many, got where he got with utmost sacrifice and contribution from Winnie. How could he?
Now things are about to get sour and tense. According to The Times of South Africa, Winnie Mandela’s legal team has filed papers in Mthatha High Court, challenging the estate of the former President who is regarded as a global symbol of peace and reconciliation, seeking the rights to his house in Qunu where he was laid to rest late last year.