CONTROVERSIES and scandals have been plenty in the Kenyan entertainment scene this year. We sample some of them that left many tongues wagging.
DJ Creme's sex tape
One of the best deejays in Kenya gifted us the ultimate scandal of the year. If there was a medal, trophy or bonus to be dished out, it will probably go to George Njuguna aka DJ Creme De La Creme. It was early November when a sex tape starring the famous DJ and a woman later identified as Halima Nasir surfaced online. The video went viral within a few minutes with the news hitting the headlines even in some of the world's top gossip sites, tabloids and newspapers.
Susumila versus ex-wife
In late October, Mombasa-based artiste Susumila was accused by his ex-wife, Ruth Jimmy, of bewitching her. The mother of two alleged that the Hidaya hit maker used witchcraft to divorce her and to seduce his then new catch, Kibibi Salim. Just a few days after their rant, Susumila wedded the actress at Paris Hall in Mombasa.
Willy Paul abortion claims
Gospel artiste Willy Paul has been making controversial headlines for a very long time now. In September, a 19-year-old woman named Charlene Leila, who claimed to be his girlfriend, sensationally accused the singer of impregnating her and later ordering her to abort. However, Willy rubbished the claims, saying it was a fabrication by his enemies to tarnish his image and stall his progress.
Prezzo slapped in club
On the night of December 4, controversial and flashy rapper Prezzo experienced the wrath of an angry reveller. Apparently, the Liq Her hitmaker, accompanied by his entourage, walked over to a table where a couple was hanging out. He then allegedly pulled moves on the lady, who was waiting for her male companion who was at the restrooms. Upon his return to the table, he was irked by Prezzo who was busy throwing his punchlines to the lady. The dude got angry and slapped Prezzo across his face before his entourage stepped in to shield him from being hit again, a commotion that saw the club security intervene.
Sara Nanaa busts cheating fiancÃ©
Singer and events manager Sara Nanaa was all set to tie the knot with her fiance. This was not to be as she discovered a few minutes to taking her marriage vows that her man had cheated with one of her close friends at a bachelors' party.
Adebayor's witchcraft claims
Emmanuel Adebayor is one of Africa's greatest football stars. However, the Togolese made headlines in May when he accused his mother of bewitching him, thus stalling his footballing career. The former Arsenal striker also alleged his mum, brothers and sisters had “extorted” huge amounts of money from him.
Delvin's tiff with Ne-Yo
When American R&B star, Ne-Yo came to Kenya in August, courtesy of Coke Studio Africa, he took some time out to sample Nairobi's nightlife. He was having a meet-and-greet party at the new F1 Club when allegedly Delvin, a member of the boy group Sauti Sol, walked in with his girlfriend and headed to the VIP section. This irked one of Ne-Yo's bouncers who ordered Delvin and his flame ejected. However, Delvin later denied that he was thrown out of the club or man-handled by Ne-Yo's bouncers.
Ann Mbaru's nudes and sex tape
Ann Mbaru is a former Kenyan contestant at the Big Brother Africa reality show. In November, her alleged sex tape was uploaded on an international porn site, xhamster. Her nude photos also leaked in Uganda and went viral.
Ambassada arrested over stolen iPad
Popular Kenya-based Ugandan gospel singer Ambassada was in February arrested for handling stolen property. Apparently he had bought the gadget not knowing that it had been stolen from comedian Fred Omondi. However, he was a relieved man when the charges were dropped in October.
Octopizzo busted by American R&B star
August Alsina, a popular US R&B star, busted Kenyan rapper Octopizzo who had claimed that he had recorded a song titled This Could Be Us with him. Alsina took to Twitter to unmask Octopizzo by labeling him a liar. Octopizzo denied the accusations, saying the two had worked on the single online.
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