After relocating from Mombasa to her new base in Voi last year, celebrated singer Nyota Ndogo is said to be resisting pressure from Taita residents who want her to go into active politics. This weekend the singer will be joining the Social Democratic Party (SDP) leaders among them Mwandawiro Mghanga in a meet-the-people tour alongside local singing sensation, Professor Nasha. Speaking to Pulse on Wednesday, Nyota said she appreciated and respected the opinions from her fans.
“I have never thought of joining politics. I will be joining the said SDP rallies as an artiste, not a politician. At least, that is how I am looking at this for now,” she said.
“We are willing to work with these guys as they have put the youth and musicians’ agenda first,” her friend Professor Nasha told Pulse. Artistes are warming up to the current season of political windfall.
Ray C goes gospel
Celebrated Tanzania songstress Ray C is recording a gospel song, Pulse has learned. The controversial talented beauty known for her drama and diva demands has been recording the new song in Nairobi.
Mochama to lecture in Lisbon, Portugal
Standard writer and Pulse columnist Tony Mochama aka Smitta Smitten, has been invited as an African guest lecturer at the Dzanc Disquiet International Literary Festival, 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal. The festival starts on Monday and runs for two weeks. It will feature famous literary writers like New York’s George Saunders and Croatia’s Josip Novakovich.
X-tatic locks record deal
Fast rising Kenyan rapper X-tatic has clinched a deal with an international music company. Though the details of her signing were still scanty by the time we went to press, Pulse can confirm that the rapper’s management has been negotiating with a South African music stable. Her debut single The Pep Track is currently doing well across the continent.
Police: Musician beaten by Ex
Cindy Abila, the Pulse cover model and budding singer whom we highlighted last Friday after she was found in a pool of blood — and unconscious — in her mother’s house, might have been involved in a tussle with her ex-boyfriend before she was discovered, police reports now indicate.
The 22-year-old singer, who has been ailing at the Nairobi Hospital, was taken out of the Intensive-Care Unit (ICU) on Tuesday and can now breathe on her own.