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The Alchemist Bar Accused Of Racism And Prejudice, Reacts

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The Alchemist, a bar and restaurant in Nairobi has come under fire by Kenyans after being accused of being racist and prejudiced.

A post making rounds on social media that has since gone viral shows a black man appearing to be turned away from a queue with white customers, presumably at the entrance of the popular club.

The viral video was uploaded on Twitter by a user going by the name Murgor, and he claims to capture an act of prejudice against black people.

“Last week when I went to Alchemist there was a line for white and Indian people separate from the blacks’. One black guy tried using the line akachujwa immediately,” said Murgor in his tweet.

In Murgor’s 25 second clip, there appear to be two lines – one with predominantly white customers and the other with mostly black ones.

The Alchemist has gone on to trend on the social networking site, with over 28,000 Kenyans tweeting about the clip and 42,000 posting about it on Facebook.

Now, hours after the clip went viral, the Westlands-based club has responded to the segregation claims, denying the incident.

Through a statement released to the bar’s social media pages, The Alchemist has said that they are not prejudiced, adding that everyone was let into the establishment and that they will make changes “to ensure everyone feels welcome.”

The bar released a clip from the controversial night, stating through marks on the footage that there was a diverse group of people in both queues, including the one where the man taking the video was.

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She Was Young At The Time, Tanasha Donna On Grudge With Bey T

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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.

 

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Lupita Nyong’o Surprises 40 Students With GH₵ 75k Scholarship

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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.

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