After numerous posts about a big announcement by singer Bahati, it’s official that his wife, YouTuber Diana Marua, is the latest female rapper in town.
The unexpected revelation came to light at the TradeMark hotel, Nairobi, on Sunday evening, where the new rapper, going by her stage name ‘Diana B’, performed her first song Hatutaachana.
The event was attended by a couple of celebrities including comedian Eric Omondi, singer Ringtone, YouTuber the WaJesus family, among others.
In videos shared on her Instagram, Diana, dressed in a sexy three-piece silver outfit paired with black and silver boots and stockings, made her debut as a rapper and entertained the crowd that cheered her on.
“Who Starts their Music Career at the Top. Like I Just Did??? Glory to God. Cameras <> Lights <> Action!!! and I Surprised the Audience. Tomorrow at 10 am I Premier My First Official Music Video On My YouTube Channel Subscribe. DROP ONE WORD FOR #DIANA_B AS I START MY MUSICAL JOURNEY,” Diana captioned one of the videos.
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While introducing his wife to the music industry, Bahati posted a video of her performance and captioned, “I present to you Kenya’s no.1 female rapper.”
On Monday morning, Diana released the official video for her new song on YouTube and has so far garnered 27,900 views in two hours.
Diana’s debut as a rapper seems to have elicited mixed reactions from fans and fellow celebrities who took to the comment section and shared their views.
Singer Akothee said, “Congratulations Sanaa all women pray to have a supportive husband like you be blessed Sanaa.”
YouTuber Mill WaJesus commented, “Congratulations and all the best in your new journey. You nailed it.”
One of her fans by the name Ndinda Cynthia said, “Eeeish am proud of you. you have been my role model and you will forever be am even lacking words right now but to be honest you deserve everything good that is happening to you to more wins. I love you.”
Another fan, Jaber Malkia said, “Congratulations darling. I love your spirit, continue working hard I love you so much and I’ll always be your number one fun.”
Other fans even went ahead and compared her to rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.
Some were, however, not impressed with Diana’s debut as a rapper.
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.