Jovial responds to critics after dance with Rashid Abdalla went viral
Jovial, Mombasa-based singer has been heavily criticized following her dance with Rashid Abdalla during his 40th birthday celebration that took place on Sunday in Mombasa.
Reacting to the criticism in a post seen recently, the Unanikosha hitmaker narrated that many of the trolls were women who were trying to project their insecurities onto her over an innocent performance.
According to the singer, the whole act was part of her job and nothing more, adding that the birthday celebrant and his wife, Lulu Hassan, are her bosses.
Pia Mimi I can do this 😂 no one is dancing with my man 😭😂
Lulu Hassan 😂 pic.twitter.com/fS2BpDtxGV
— Beth Kasinga 🌴 (@beth_kasinga) May 9, 2022
“The insults on the trending photo of me at work…. Okay, I’m just seeing women projecting their insecurities on an innocent act. Mumepata kisababu cha kufungua roho! You can tell they are dealing with a lot in their homes! The couple are my bosses. Those who know the series know better,” she wrote.
Jovial told the naysayers to focus more on putting their homes in order instead of criticizing her job and finding fault in how she decides to perform.
“Fix your homes and stop using me as an excuse. I’m an entertainer and I was doing my job. By the way, I was paid very good money. Cheers to many more. For more bookings contact the number on my bio,” she added.
Social media was sent into a frenzy, with many questioning the songbird integrity considering Rashid wife’s presence, after the videos of jovial dancing with the media personality first went viral.
In the circulated video, Rashid’s wife, Lulu is captured coming between Jovial and her husband as she wrapped her arms around her him, carrying on with the dance as the crowd cheered them on.
It is safe to say the celebrated media personality did not take Jovial’s performance personally as she went ahead to thank her for gracing her husband’s birthday occasion and making it worthwhile.
“I can’t thank you enough Jovial. You are destined for greatness, apart from being your bosses we are your number one fans. Keep on flying our flag high we love you dada. Keep on keeping on. Vocal 100%, Performances 100%, Presence 100%,” she wrote.
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.