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Katapilla wins Ksh1 Million in the first edition of Odibet rap challenge

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Yesterday saw the crowning of Kenyan rapper Katapilla as the winner of a Rap Challenge organized by Odibet and rapper Khaligraph Jones at an event that went down at the Serena hotel in Nairobi.

The Rap Challenge was dubbed “OdiNare” and rappers across the country had been requested to submit short videos rhyming to the phrase odinare in order to be considered for the grand prize.

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Ben C came second and took home Ksh 500,000 while sensational Rapper Elisha Elai came in third and took home Ksh 300,000.

The three were part of six finalists who were short-listed for the final part of the challenge and fans were requested to vote for their best rapper. The other three were, Achicho Dimpoz, Murasta, and Shekina and each walked away with Ksh 50,000.

After the win, Katapilla said,” Thank you for the fans who voted for me. This is a life-changing achievement and I would urge Kenyans to continue listening to hip-hop.”

The three finalists. Image/ Odibets

The aim of this challenge was to uplift and motivate Kenyan rappers struggling to make a name for themselves in the large Kenyan music industry. The six finalists will each get a recording deal with Blu Ink, a Khaligraph Jones recording label.

In a post on Instagram Khaligraph said, “congratulations to all participants, finalists and winners. When we started this thing, we did not anticipate that it would grow and become as big as it came to be. Hopefully, we will be doing it again soon in a more organized and structured manner but all in all, we are grateful.”

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Eddie Butita comedy show to air on Netflix

The American series first premiered on Netflix in may 2021 for the first season. It was renewed for the second season in June 2021 and now it has a Swahili version.

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Eddie Butita is on Netflix as the writer and director of the first Swahili Comedy Show on the platform. The Churchill Show comedian took to social media on Thursday to share the news that the Swahili version of Upshaws, an American Sitcom he had scripted and directed had started airing on Netflix.

He said that he has always wanted to work with Netflix and when the opportunity came he grabbed it with both hands. He went on to say that the Movie production company contacted him to offer him a job as their first Swahili Comedy Writer and Director.

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“For the past few months I wrote and directed the Swahili Version of Upshaws created by Wanda Sykes, it was a great experience . The early mornings and late nights together with a team of talented professionals from Hiventhy Africa, we successfully brought the script to life and its now streaming on Netflix,” Butita wrote.

He went on to say that if he wrote and directed for Netflix it means that African Comics have a great chance in the global market.

“You can can now watch Upshaws on Netflix in Swahili, it is the first ever Swahili comedy show on Netflix. History has been made,” shared Butita.

The American series first premiered on Netflix in May 2021 for the first season. It was renewed for the second season in June 2021 and it now has a Swahili version.

Fellow comedians and other Kenyans came out in large number with congratulatory messages for Butita on the large milestone he has made on the global scene.

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Vera Sidika decides to give birth in Kenya rather than the United States of America

She feels the same way she felt before the pregnancy and the only thing that has changed is her belly getting bigger and there is a little human kicking non-stop.

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Socialite Vera Sidika on Monday took to her social media to share with her fans that she has chosen to give birth to her baby in Kenya rather than in the United States of America(USA). She said that despite having a valid US Visa, she has chosen to stay in Kenya because this is where her family and loved ones are.

“I almost traveled to give birth in the USA. Since my 5 years Visa is valid. But this Covid-19 pandemic isn’t fun. Then again, we couldn’t handle the idea of being away from family and friends during my pregnancy for 4-6 months,” she wrote.

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She went on to add that while pregnant, one needs all the love, and affection from friends and family on a regular basis. Traveling to a foreign country where everyone is super busy, working two or more jobs can be difficult for them to even have time for you and you will just end up alone.

“I made the right decision and I have enjoyed my entire pregnancy journey. Nothing beats home,” Said Vera.

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Vera Sidika who is 8 months pregnant, went on to say that her pregnancy has been very smooth despite people wishing her otherwise. She added that she feels the same way she felt before the pregnancy and the only thing that has changed is her belly getting bigger and there is a little human kicking non-stop.

 

“I can jump, run, I do everything as a normal non-pregnant person. I’m actually loving it. I can’t believe my bump will go away soon. All in all, God is God,” she wrote.

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrity styles at the MET Gala 2021 (Photos)

Yes, the MET finally happened, and the guests sure brought their A-game to the exquisite event.

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With the main focus on the theme, ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’, we saw a whole display of fashion. From Kim Kardashian’s mysterious aura, to Lupita Nyongo’s denim gown, everything sure was a spectacle. Let’s check out some of the most memorable outfits at the ball.

 

Singer, Normani came through in a Valentino gown. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Model, Winnie Harlow wearing an Iris Van Herpen jumpsuit. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Met Gala 2021 Red Carpet Fashion: What the Stars Wore

Saweetie was giving body in her Christian Cowan dress. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Natalia Bryant stepped in with a disco dress by Coner Ivers. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Rihanna giving Balenciaga vibes. Credit/ Matt Baron.

Kendall Jenner in a shear statement dress. Credit/ Matt Baron

 

Lupita wearing Versace. Credit/ Matt Bryant

 

Gabrielle Union wearing Iris Van Herpen. Image/ Matt Baron

 

Lil Nas X Pulled a Lady Gaga With Three Outfit Changes at the Met Gala 2021 — See Photos | Teen Vogue

Lil Nas brought IT with a three outfit transformation. Image/ Teen Vogue

 

Iman attends The 2021 Met Gala

Iman in a beautiful Gucci design! Credit/ Getty Images

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