Aquaphobia! The fear of water. You feel anxious when you think about or see water. You avoid baths, showers, pools, and bodies of water. You fear water so badly, that you think that if you touch it, you will die. Aquaphobia is different from thalassophobia, which is an intense phobia or fear of large bodies of water. If you have thalassophobia, you may be afraid of the ocean, sea, and large lakes. Then there is ablutophobia, fear of bathing. For one Amou Haji, these are not p
“The class of 1976 bravely took to the streets and overturned the whole notion that workers were the only essential force to challenge the apartheid regime. Indeed, they succeeded where their parents had failed. They not only occupied city centers but also closed schools and alcohol outlets.” June 16th, Youth Day in South Africa, is a national holiday that honors all the young people who lost their lives in the struggle against Apartheid and Bantu Education. It is estimated t
“It is Omanyala. Kenya. The Theatre is living its dream. Kakamega, Nairobi, Tokyo, Germany, Mauritius Soil & Nairobi again. Reeved in color. Restored to this great gallery of the game. A walking work of art. Vintage, beyond valuation, beyond forgery or imitation, 26 years since that trembling teenager of touch and tease, first tiptoed on to the historic stage, now in his immaculate maturity, Ferdinand Omanyala, very much a sprinter, by reputation..and by fact. World-class ath
The much-awaited classical play, Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Ngaahika Ndeenda (I Will Marry When I want), closed its doors on the 29th of May 2022, at the Kenya Cultural Centre, Nairobi. The play that hundreds of scores attended, that was literally sold out, critiques have it now that it was lackluster. Despite its star-studded cast, which did a splendid job, reviews have questioned its overall execution. The classical piece, which was first staged 35 years ago, was done authenticall
Just a few hours after a video went viral, over a bouncer, denying entry to a Kenyan, in what seemed to be a racial discrimination scenario, at a popular hangout joint in Nairobi, the management has refuted the claims. In a statement, the management of Alchemist bar and restaurant, in Nairobi's affluent Westlands neighborhood, says that they are committed to serving all and sundry, with no racial discrimination whatsoever. Photo Courtesy: Captain Tenacious However, this is no
Health experts are now warning of an impending outbreak of the Monkeypox virus. WHO is questioning the existence of the virus in countries where the virus is not endemic, terming it as very unusual. Conspiracy theorists are now linking the virus to the mass vaccination of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which contains the chimpanzee adenovirus. However, research shows that this conversation is not necessarily a conspiracy, for many have studied the effect of experimental vaccines on
The sheng' world has done it again! If you thought there would be an 8-4-4 curriculum for understanding mbogi genje, kanairo, kujinauwo, shock unto you! There is no breather or tuition in mastering sheng. Kenyans are literally biting their tongues, trying to chant the new sheng slogans in town, kulombotove, shembeteng and others. The slogans came into the know, after a video of a music group from Kayole by the name Jeshi Jinga aka Jembeteshi Jimbitinga, went viral on social m
Finally, it is here! "I came back to New York to confirm that my master’s in Business & Economics Journalism was real. It is, and they haven’t changed their minds.” Madowo took the good news to his social media where many of his followers from around the world flocked to congratulate him. Back in 2019, Larry was announced receiving news of his admission into the lucrative Columbia Journalism School knight-Bagehot fellows that included only 10 people from across the world name
From Kenya's most decorated writers, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Co-Authored Ngugi Wa Mirii, 'I'LL MARRY WHEN I WANT, is returning to the theatre from 12th-19th May 2022. Ngaahika Ndeenda was first written in Kikuyu. The first performance in theatre was staged way back in 1977, leading to Wathiong'os detention for a year without trial by the Kenyan government under President Moi's regime. If you are not old enough, you will struggle to get this. Why would a play get burned and the pro
Hello Africa? Saturday, the 7th of May 2022, could have been any other day for you and me. But it will undoubtedly go down as one of the finest days for Mapambazuko ya Machweo na Hadithi Nyingine Editors and Authors. Mapambazuka ya Machweo na Hadithi Nyingine anthology is one of the mandatory Swahili set-books approved by KICD to be studied and examined in Kenyan High schools between 2022-2027 that was launched on the 7th of May 2022 at Alliance Francaise Nairobi, Kenya, in
Just like a whine, classic movies by great actors never go out of fashion. You can watch, watch again and then re-watch 44 times some Hollywood old movies done by veteran actors like Chuck Norris. The reason is very simple. They relate to different generations and are ageless. America has produced globally celebrated movie stars among them being Chuck Norris an American Veteran actor who turned 82 in March. At the age of 10, Chuck Norris and his mother moved to California wh
This is a definition of black excellence it is . Why wasn't this hyped Instead of the ever-increasing display and portrayal of black dysfunction and the increasing narrative of the emotional fragility of the black man and instability of the black family? Congratulations to Samuel L. Jackson.One of my favourites. Despite having been on screen for most of his life, legendary actor, humanitarian and philanthropist Samuel Jackson, 73, had never won an Oscar up until one week ago.
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO born January 3, 1956, is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films of the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max and as Martin Riggs in the buddy cop film series Lethal Weapon, Passion of Christ, and Braveheart. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 y
Happy 91st birthday to James Earl Jones aka the Joffer of Zamunda in coming to America 2. Jones played King Jaffe Joffer of Zamunda. In Coming to America he allowed his son, Akeem (Murphy) to travel to Queens. In Coming 2 America, King Jaffe knows it's time to pass the kingdom onto his son. Jones turned 90 this year Born January 17, 1931, He is an actor whose career spans more than seven decades. He has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" act
Samuel Leroy Jackson.
Born December 21, 1948, He is an actor and producer. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time (excluding cameo appearances). He rose to fame with films such as Coming to America (1988).
Jackson is a highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 150 films. His other roles include Die Hard with a Ve
Denzel Washington Jr. Born December 28, 1954, He is an actor, director, and producer. Known for his performances on the screen and stage, he has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom". He has frequently collaborated with directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, and Tony Scott. He has earned various awards including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Tony Award. In 2016, he received the Cecil
Born December 31, 1962, He is an actor and musician. Lance is best known for playing Cedric Daniels in The Wire and Phillip Broyles in Fringe. He is also known for portraying Detective Johnny Basil on Oz, Matthew Abaddon in Lost, Charon from the John Wick franchise and Guillermin in Godzilla vs. Kong. He has provided the voice and likeness for video game characters Martin Hatch in Quantum Break, Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, and Commander Zavala in t
The 12 astronauts that set their footprints on the moon have accomplished greater things in life. The footprints which they set on the lunar surface will never be erased in centuries to come. Their footprint may last as long as the moon. So how would this become possible? The moon is not like earth. Hence, no erosion caused by water or wind exists on the moon. The absence of erosion is because the moon has a tiny atmosphere and the entire water on its surface exist in a froze
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They say, the apple doesn't fall far away from the tree and the Kigogo author could not hide her excitement after sharing her daughter's new books published by Queenex. In a post seen by Imarisha East Africa Productions, the author shared an attachment of two titles written by her daughter Berttila Kithia i.e. The Scouts Camp and other stories and the big race and other stories alongside a caption of compliment to her firstborn for a good job done. "I thank God for you, my ba