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Top 10 most-read Entertainment stories on the Standard website in 2023

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 A collage of Karen Nyamu, Samidoh and Akothee.

2023 has been quite an eventful year in the entertainment scene and Standard Entertainment was on hand to serve you all the juice at record speed.

Below we highlight some of the stories you read the most.

Samidoh parades his KCPE grades, says he wanted to be a lawyer 

Unsurprisingly, Mugithi star Samidoh tops the list after he paraded his KCPE grades. Through his Facebook page, the singer, who was ‘index one’ in his school, said he only failed in Mathematics, scoring above average in all other subjects.

Having sat for the examination in 2004, the father of five said his current profession is miles away from what he aspired to do but is grateful nonetheless.

“Huyo index number one wa kwenu anafanyanga nini siku hizi. I aspired to be a lawyer. Saa hii mimi ni One man guitar AKA Singing policeman.

MCA Tricky shares results of Master's Degree in Mechatronics

Comedian MCA Tricky, whose real name is Francis Munyao, recently disclosed the outcomes of his Master’s Degree in Mechatronics. In an Instagram story, he shared a video of his results slip from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

The comedian completed 4 units, achieving a B in Manufacturing Systems, an A in both Advanced Sensors and Actuators, and Research Methodology, and a C in Applied Mathematics. His results slip confirmed his passing grades.

Akothee sits for exams before heading out for honeymoon

Entertainer Akothee sat for her undergraduate exams before heading out for her honeymoon as she was determined to complete the course that had taken her years.

"Ticking my 3rd bucket list. Day 2 into my final Exams. Bachelor of business management Academic year 2022 2023 Specialising in Human Resource," she wrote.

Adding: "You can hire me after August. It's been a journey. 14 years in University Aaa...I will be back once I am done.”

TikTok video sparks outrage as son hugs mother from behind, caresses her bosom 

In what was perhaps one of the most controversial stories of the year, a viral TikTok video sparked intense reactions among Kenyans on social media after a young man hugged his mum from behind and kissed her.

The challenge called for participants to give their mothers a hug from behind and capture their reactions. The young man in question, approached his mother while she was busy cutting vegetables in the kitchen. Affectionately, he embraced her from behind and gently kissed her cheek.

Samidoh's cryptic message after being dumped by Edday 

A week after Edday Nderitu told the world she was done with Samidoh, the Mugithi singer, responded through a cryptic post.

The Kairitu Gakwa singer said people who can’t address issues privately often chase attention.

“If they can’t privately address you, then understand their public criticism is only for attention.

“Don’t take it personal!” he wrote.

Karen Nyamu addresses Edday's gratitude post to Bernice amidst relocation to the U.S.

Nominated Senator Karen Nyamu, Edday and Bernice Saroni have all been common names on social media. Things almost went south when Edday expressed gratitude to Bernice for aiding her smooth relocation to the US.

Michelle Ntalami: I talked to Chiloba about his relationship with Jackton Odhiambo

Marini Naturals founder Michelle Ntalami revealed details of her conversations with slain fashionista Edwin Chiloba.

While paying tribute to the designer and LGBTQ activist, Ntalami noted that they often talked about the relationship the deceased had with Jackton Odhiambo, the prime suspect in his murder.

Describing Chiloba as a kind and pure heart, Ntalami lamented the fact that the world got to know him tragically.

Celine Dion loses battle for control against rare neurological disorder 

Celine Dion's battle with stiff-person syndrome (SPS) escalated, as confirmed by her sister Claudette Dion. The rare neurological disorder has now taken control of the singer's muscles, amplifying the challenges she faces.

Leaked video came from jilted lover, Georgina Njenga says 

Georgina came forward to explain the leak was out of malice by an envious ex-boyfriend who was unhappy with how her new relationship was going. She said the material was recorded years ago.

“It happened at 17 with someone I liked. He started threatening me immediately after I exposed my relationship with Tyler in 2020,” Georgina told a local blogger.

This is what DJ Brownskin told me when my daughter died

Albert Mwangi said he was at work when Sharon, his daughter, died and DJ Brownskin had called him.

"DJ Brownskin told me that he had taken the children to school and when he came back he found Sharon had taken some drugs.

"The video I saw shows something totally different because I assume he was the one recording as my daughter fought for her life," he said.

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