Gospel singer Ringtone Apoko has pleaded with netizens to join him in prayer as he plans to go for head surgery.
According to Ringtone, he has been having unbearable headaches since blogger Robert Alai allegedly struck him on the head with a wooden club during an altercation.
Expressing his distress in a recent social media post, the Zoea kupigwa mawe singer said he is scared he might not make it out of the scheduled procedure alive.
“I am trying to work out and my head is really aching, I have not slept. The injury from the rungu I was hit with has affected me. I want to go for an operation. Please pray for me people. I do not think I will survive, I feel like I will die. Please pray for me, I know God can heal me,” he said.
Following the altercation on July 23, 2021, along Cotton Road in Kilimani Sub- county, Alai was taken to Kilimani Police Station but later released on a bond of Sh1million or an alternative cash bail of Sh300,000 pending mention.
In search of treatment, Ringtone is said to have flown to South Africa for a head scan to determine if he suffered any serious injuries.
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“Naumwa na mkono na kichwa…na mimi sijawahi kujulikana kwa kupiga watu hii mambo yote sisi hufanya kwa mtandao ni ya kufurahisha wakenya…nimefanya head scan na kuna probability ni kama nita have kwenda South Africa kufanya head scan zaidi. Kwa sababu niliumizwa,” said Ringtone.
“Mimi naumwa… na mwili wangu hauko sawa. Mimi sikukosea Robert Alai lakini aliamua tu kunivamia, nikapandisha kioo ya gari wakati alikuja kunivamia nayeye akaona akuje na rungu apasue kioo ya gari yangu na akaniumiza,” he said.
She Was Young At The Time, Tanasha Donna On Grudge With Bey T
Barely two years after Tanasha Donna and Bey T stormed the internet to fight over a catchphrase, Tanasha has finally given details on her beef with the rapper for the first time.
According to the musician, the misunderstanding came after they both disagreed on an issue.
In an interview with KISS FM, the musician cum entrepreneur said Bey T was young and was misled by people into instigating petty quarrels.
“Honestly speaking I think it was just a misunderstanding, it started over a quote, the ‘Kenya to the world’ thing. And I like she was young at the time and like people tried instigating drama. You know how people can be… people can easily corrupt one’s mind, especially when there is nothing going on,” she said.
According to Tanasha, it is easy to have the feeling that people are out to kill your shine when starting, especially as a young girl in a competitive industry.
“Talking from experience as a young girl you can feel easily like people are out to get you or steal your shine…but I feel like she’s a great artist so she was trying to spit some bars which she is amazing at and I’ll give her credit for that,” she added.
The mother of one confirmed that they have a good relationship following their beef and now are both open to the idea of collaborating with Bey T even though the two have never met yet.
“Why not? I mean I like her music and she’s amazing. Plus, right now, we’re at a good place, we haven’t really met but we have people in common whom we work with,” she said.
Amid their banter, Bey T went ahead to drop a diss track called ‘Don to the Donna’ attacking Tanasha for allegedly sampling her music in 2019.
“Someone tell Tanasha to stop wave riding,” Bey T wrote on Instagram at the time.
According to the rapper, the phrase “Kenya to the World” originated from her, but Tanasha stole it.
Lupita Nyong’o Surprises 40 Students With GH₵ 75k Scholarship
Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o made the educational dreams and ambitions of 40 students come alive by offering them $10,000 (GH₵ 75,546.42) in scholarships.
The Hollywood actress delivered a wonderful surprise at the 13th convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Official details from NAACP indicate that the young students received the scholarships during the ACT-SO award ceremony in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
ACT-SO is a year-long program targeted at high school students to promote their growth in disciplines from visual arts, business, and performing and culinary arts.
NAACP partners with Lancôme to offer the Write Her Future Scholarship Fund, which focuses on empowering women through literacy, mentorship, and entrepreneurship.
Lupita, who is the Lancôme Ambassadress, indicated that she always had big dreams from childhood and education played a huge part in helping her realize them.
“I believe that learners change the world. I am so thrilled to join Lancôme, on behalf of their Write Her Future Scholarship Fund, to award this incredible group of women with these game-changing scholarships,” she said.
Popular Kenyan website, Tuko.co.ke, reported that two years ago, Lupita Nyong’o was nominated for four awards in the 51st edition of the NAACP Image Awards.
The actress, who did not manage to attend the award ceremony, emerged as a winner in two of the four categories she was nominated.
Lupita won the Best Actress award for her role in Jordan Peele’s movie and her second award was for Outstanding Literary Work Children for her book Sulwe.