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What drama! Here are 11 ugly showbiz moments of 2016

By Boniface Mithika and Denzel E | Friday, Dec 23rd 2016 at 10:15
What drama! Prezzo, Olomide, 'James Bond and DNG [Photo: Courtesy]


From clap backs to breakups and feud, the entertainment industry has seen it all in 2016. In this competitive world where controversy, scandals, blonde moments and thunder stealing share one platform, what a theatrics assortment this year served us with as juicy pieces broke everyday.

The Kenyan industry has been characterized and christened with many celebrity weddings; some that ended before the honeymoon romance even cooled down.

There was also a tonne of international acts visiting for mega shows, some ending up with ugly airport acts like the flop that was Koffi Olomide.

What drama! What a showbiz year!

DNG,Yvette [Photo: Courtesy]

DNG breakup with Yvette
This came as a shock to many who had been following the love story between DNG the hype-master and his beloved wife Yvette Nungari.

It was hardly a year since the glamourous wedding had taken place with many terming it the wedding of the year. This was seen as a role model couple since DNG is himself a big and successful youthful showbiz shot of great reputation.

The news came that DNG and his wife were having marital issues before the worst happened; Yvette walked away from their matrimonial home.

Since, DNG has been quoted in media outlets saying that even though Yvette was beautiful, she had a 'dark' heart.

 It later occurred to us that the two had known each other only for months before they said "I do". And with this February incidence, the showbiz year begun!

Betty Kyalo, Dennis [Photo: Courtesy]

Betty and Dennis

After the February incident, another bombshell was dropped in March. It was the latest and most adored TV couple of Betty Kyalo and Dennis Okari going separate ways.

Well, this, we must say, was painful and hard to believe. Even though the two have moved on after apologising to each other, what a spark this sent in celebville!

 It was the second celebrity breakup of the year and the most thunderous for that matter; coming only months after their glamourous wedding and high profile honeymoon.

Prezzo [Photo: Courtesy]

Prezzo's assault incident

Controversial rapper Jackson Ngechu Makini aka CMB Prezzo oozes drama all day.

This year, it started when he showed up at KTN studios for an interview with news anchor Betty Kyalo and the whole thing went downhill in a matter of seconds.

The stunt master he is, Prezzo started making advances to Betty on live TV, an incidentmany condemned.

 Now for those who have no clue what went on behind the scenes, Prezzo was actually matched out of the building after everything ran out of hand.

A few weeks later, the rapper was arrested at Nyayo Estate, Embakasi, for allegedly attacking a motorist as he demanded to be driven to town.

Same Love Sex released, banned

It wasn't the first time we were hearing about the LGBT community trying to push the envelope but this one stretched it. It was Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' gay rights anthem Same Love remix, that had been recorded and released by a group of Kenyan musicians that got everyone murmuring.

 The video was bold about promoting the same sex idea and with Kenyans whining that the video was too gross for their morals, the Kenya film classification board came to the rescue and requested that the video be pulled down.

One of the actors in the video was Noti Flo, a self-proclaimed bi-sexual.

Pendo, Not Flow [Photo: Courtesy]

Pendo, Noti Flo's onset fight

Talking about Noti Flo, Pulse thinks that her on-set fight with her fellow actress Pendo during one of their Nairobi Diaries shot is the biggest TV drama that the showbiz scene witnessed this year.

In fact, this one, unlike the other many fights such as that between Vera Sidika and Pendo, went all the way to the police station and... the battle is not over yet.

The two took their act too far and what had started as a joke during an unscripted drama TV show escalated into a full-blown fight that left Noti Flo injured on the face.

She reported the matter to police and after a few days, Pendo was arrested and put behind bars.

Timmy, Kush [Photo: Courtesy]

Kush Tracey and Timmy T Dat club drama

At around 4am one Sunday morning, singer Timmy T Dat calls Pulse sounding disturbed. Issue at hand? His girlfriend singer Kush Tracey has left him for another man during a club drink out. Now he wanted some help.

This was in June and since then, the two stars who were then living under one roof have gone their separate ways.

 The joke is that, two months before the break-up, they had released a collabo christened Ndulu, in which Timmy T Dat was dissing guys who were trying to eye his heartthrob Kush... then...

Bahati at Jubilee party launch [Photo: Courtesy]

Bahati 'unseats' President Uhuru

Kenyans were deeply divided when gospel wonder kid Bahati pulled one of the most controversial stunts by 'unseating' President Uhuru Kenyatta during the official Jubilee party launch in September and whilst at it he sung his Mama ballad to First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

For a moment, Bahati became the most powerful man in the country, achieving a fete so many have tried, and failed, valiantly.

However, President Kenyatta didn't seem bothered and was seen laughing as the Machozi hit maker proceeded to dance with the First Lady amidst jubilations and cheering from the charged crowd.

However, Bahati later apologised after Kenyans on Twitter got onto his case, bashing him left right and centre. So much for power.

Project X no party

Phrases like "no one goes home a virgin" surfaced when the highly hyped Project X party was announced.

This event was highly publicized as a youthful drink and orgy affair, something Nairobi party life had never experienced before.

The gig elicited criticisms from religious groups and parents leading to its instant ban. Crazy enough, every young party lover in town wanted to attend and tickets were selling like hot cake.

Then, like lightening, the government came down on the organisers and warned that the party should never been held. It never was.

'James Bond' [Photo: Courtesy]

James Bond wa Bungoma

Bungoma had its own fair share of drama as one Saleh Wanjala who was later dubbed "James Bond wa Bungoma" did the unthinkable by hanging onto a moving chopper that carried the remains of high flying business man Jacob Juma as the crowd cheered him on.

Like... who does that? The now village hero shocked the world by hanging on the moving helicopter for five kilometers.

He then fell off  and was hospitalised at Bungoma County Referral Hospital nursing serious head and body injuries.

Calvo [Photo: Courtesy]

Calvo fights gunned men

This guy rapped; "Mwanaume ni Effort". He must be true to that phrase! So on the night of February 18, Calvo Mistari dramatically wrestled armed robbers and seized two guns from them after they stormed his house in Madaraka estate, Nairobi.

The act scared the robbers and they fled away in different directions, panting like chimpanzees.
This is how the story goes:

Robbers storm the house where Calvo Mistari and fellow artistes among them Naomi Wamboe are and orders them to lie down after locking the door.

As they search through the house, they hear a knock on the door and panic. As the visitor opens the door, the big framed Calvo gathers courage and wrestles one and as he screams for his dear life, the others take off, running for their dear lives.

Olomide [Photo: Courtesy]

Koffi Olomide deported

The July airport act that could have changed Koffi Olomide's music career forever was captured and broken by yours truly Pulse.

The Rumba star had just landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for his much-anticipated Nairobi concert when a little altercation between two of his crew members irked him.

What followed became a breaking international story. In a fraction of a second, Koffi kicked one of the girls, warning her furiously as our cameras recorded the ugly deed.

He was jailed and deported. Wide and far...the story is told.

Chela [Photo: Courtesy]

Chela's sex tape
Still in this year, socialite Chelah Yegon saw her erotic sex tape leak. In the tape, she was exposed enjoying a romp with her American husband Mike Bullard.

It wasn't clear who had leaked the video as some critics argued that she had personally leaked it for publicity.

However, during an exclusive interview with Pulse, Chelah said she suspected Jamal Mohamud, a Tanzanian fashionista and tycoon, for leaking the video after a fling they had together turned sour.

"I am a married woman. My husband, Mike Bullard is working is a federal agent in Abu Dhabi. We have been in love for years but still, a girl is allowed to have a little pleasure and this is why I had a moment with Jamal in Tanzania during my birthday party," Chelah told Pulse.

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