A lot can be said about fromer President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi. During his tenure as the head of state he is said to have ruled with an iron fist but was at the same time beloved by most citizens, especially children. To honour his memory today, we look at his best fashion pieces. He was almost always in suits but he definitely had a distict style.
He always brandished a club which came to be his trademark. It would appear at the Nyayo monument at Uhuru park and was always associated with all things Nyayo which he was often referred. Jomo Kenyatta had a fly whisk but Moi had his trusty rungu.
The red rose
It is said that Moi always had a fresh rose every morning to pin on his lapel. Symbolic of the man himself, the former president was sweet because he cared for his people but some came to see his thorny side. Any time he made a public appearance one could always expect the red rose on the left side of his lapel.
A three piece suit
Often pin stripped, during special occasions Moi looked dapper in his perfectly tailored suit. Along with his club and lapel rose he would address the masses or inspect the guard of honour looking regal in all his presidential glory. Borrow a leaf by getting 5 suits every man should own.
A colourful pattern tie
Clearly a product of his time, Mzee had a vast collection of colourful ties he wore with his suits. Hardly known for wearing the same one twice people would be treated to an array of beautiful neck ties whenever he was out in public.
African print shirt
We came to see this laid back version of him after his retirement. Whenever there was news coverage of politicians going to his homestead to seek his wise councel he would be seen in an african print shirt. In itself a timeless fashion staple the shirt diplays one’s pride in the African continent.
Lupita pens heartfelt tribute to Chadwick Boseman
Actress Lupita Nyongo has come out to pay tribute to Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman who died from colon cancer aged 43 on Friday, 28th August.
This is the first time the actress who played King T’Challa’s love interest Nakia is addressing the death of her co-star. In a post on her Instagram page, Lupita eulogised Chadwick as a man who had a quiet and powerful presence and revealed her struggle with coming to terms with his death saying ‘I am struggling to think and speak about my friend Chadwick in past tense.’
She also added that his death ‘doesn’t make sense’ and went on to divulge how working with him on ground-breaking Black Panther movie had made an impact on her.
Furthermore, the actress and author showered praise on Boseman for always having the right energy, saying “I am aware that we are all mortal, but you come across some people in life that possess a immortal energy, that seem like they have existed before, that are exactly where they are supposed to always be – here! … that seem ageless…. Chadwick was one of those people.”
“He was absorbent. Agile. He set the bar high by working with a generosity of spirit, creating an ego-free environment by sheer example, and he always had a warm gaze and a strong embrace to share. His large hands would descend on my shoulders and give them a squeeze that relieved me of the tensions I did not realize I was holding. Chadwick’s hands were strong enough to carry the weight of the film and free enough to clasp mine when I needed it,” said part of the post.
Her tribute has been met with overwhelming support from other celebrities and fans of the highly acclaimed superhero movie that resonated with black audiences worldwide. Chadwick had been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 and had played some of his most iconic roles including Black panther while silently battling the disease before succumbing to it in late August.
News of Chadwick’s death was received with worldwide grief for fans of the actor and Marvel comics fans collectively with Twitter declaring news of his death as the most retweeted tweet ever.
Read the full tribute on her post below:
Glee actress Naya Rivera missing after boat trip with 4-year-old son
33-year-old actress Naya Rivera has been declared missing by Californian authorities after her son was discovered alone on a boat on Wednesday afternoon. The actress had rented a boat on Wednesday afternoon at Lake Piru, north-west of Los Angeles, the Ventura County Sheriff’s office says.
Three hours later, another boater raised the alarm after seeing the boat drifting and the child asleep on board. Police found Rivera’s life vest on the boat and her car parked nearby, saying the 33-year-old may have drowned
According to reports by he Southern California Ventura police, her son Josey told the police that she jumped in the lake and ‘didn’t come back.’
Authorities presume that the actress may have drowned.
However, fans and fellow celebrities are calling for people to keep hope alive that the actress will be found safe.
Naya is popular for playing Santana on teen musical comedy Glee from 2009 to 2015 and more recently Step up High Water.
A search operation is ongoing with police having ruled out foul play.
Comedian Zeddy accuses Churchill Show creative director over mistreatment of comedians
Comedienne Zeddy of Churchill has come out to blast Teacher Wanjiku’s husband and Churchill Show’s creative director Victor Ber over mistreatment of comedians under the Churchill Show banner.
Taking to Instagram, Zaibabu Zeddy narrated how Ber has been detrimental to artists careers and mental well-being by denying them opportunities.
In a post that has now attracted numerous reactions, Zeddy as she is popularly known, revealed that as Creative director of the popular comedy show, Victor Ber is responsible for causing many artists to fall into depression.
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LONG POST ALERT PART 1. Ndio huyu mzizi wa fitna @VictorBer24 creative director wa Churchill Show "Depression maker". Kama ushaiwai enda auditions za Churchill show, hakika unajua huyu msee.huwa hearltess, roho chafu kuliko ya Firaun (farao) yaani atakuthalilisha na maneno yake makali kuliko moto wa jehanam (hell) Atafanya ujidharau maisha yako yote! Kwa wale hawajui, ndio perform Churchill lazima uende rehearsal 3days so Ber hatakwambia day one hajafeel jokes zako.Atakufanyisha P.E hadi siku ya kurecord show,kama bado 2hrs anatoa program ya wale wata perform.Ukiangalia list ya performers unapata jina lako haliko. Ngai hapa ndo unaonga msanii ameanza kupata stress coz umekam three days umetumia fare, ukabuy nguo ya kuchapa show ama ata ukakopa,unapata msanii amefanyiwa hivi like three months.Imagine, wewe kama msanii, bado unarudi juu comedy ni inborn; unaskianga tu kuperform. Ukipata bahati upenye alafu uanze kushine, Ber anaanza kukuua pole pole; utaenda rehearsal ataskiza kila mtu kama umekaa hapo amke na aende bila ata kukuambia lolote, unabaki na viulizo. Unaeza enda rehearsal akuite akuulize leo ni when, ukimjibu anakwambia ukam next year siku kama ya leo na hujamkosea ata! Anaeza pata umeandikwa kwa program tayari umepakwa makeup na akutoe bila sababu,yaani Ber hua ameweka wasanii na baridi utadhani tuko(Netherlands)anataka umuabudu laa si utakipata,wasanii hulamba huyu msee hadi kale kachumvii ka🍑 si eti mimi ni shujaa zii ni vile nimekaa makaburi miaka 5 nikajua hii dunia si mama ya mtu; story for another day reason naandika hii ndio upcoming wale wanakam wasipitie yale tumepitia Ber, Njenga alikulilia hadi siku ya mwisho ndio mauti yamfikie? Alikol mara ngapi?After nimepost natafuta Kasee mlimtafuta mkampumbaza siku chache ukamchocha atakua anachapa show alikuja rehearsals mara mingi sana lakini wapi ukamwambia ataperfom show ya Machakos. Kufika huko ukamyima show. Swali ni,je, utaumiza wasanii hadi lini? Wasanii waitaishi na Depression hadi lini. Pliz Comedians msicomment hamtawai pewa show mimi nishachoma,lakini, ile siku mtajua Mungu ndiye hupeana riziki hamtawahi lamba mtu makwapa. #Depression #stopvictimization #artistslivesmatter
Referring to Ber as the devil’s incarnate, she added that to frustrate the artists, Ber would have them come for several rehearsals and still not make it to the list of performers. She also exposed how the late comedia Njenga Mswahili would beg Ber for shows to no avail. She opines that it is this mistreatment of talents that caused Njenga Mswahili, Ayeiya and Kasee fall into months of depression before they succumbed to death.
In the heartfelt post which she tagged Ber, she reveals that the post was prompted by her desire to ensure upcoming comedians and actors did not fall into the same trap.
The comedian also went ahead to advise other artists to not speak out so as to avoid being blacklisted by the show or the media. Additionally, she urged them to not rely on people but on God for provision.
This comes a few weeks after film industry talent accused production houses for paying expats more than Kenyan creatives under #KECreativesMatter.