This was the question that came to my mind after I saw the photo below of the lovely Adelle Onyango that was causing a ruckus among Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) yesterday afternoon.
Tweets by these Twitter trolls below brought the matter to Team Ghafla's attention;
"@MediaMK - Is using your traumatic incident (rape, being robbery) to build your celebrity, wrong?"
"@Madonah12 - @sickolia_ hahahaha seriously thats just self marketing what ? Smh ."
"@sickolia_ @Madonah12 lol.people putting on tragedies as badges of honour.Lame"
I have also noticed that AdelleO's bio on Twitter/Facebook also reads the same as the photo above. What I get from this situation is that we need more brave women like AdelleO who can wear badges of their pain every day, all day. Remember we live in a country where victims of sexual abuse spend the rest of their days in silence, seclusion and eventually depression.
Abuse of the "Rape victim" tag would maybe amount to AdelleO using it to pursue her career interests, but frankly I haven't seen this yet. It is vital to note that AdelleO is not the only victim of such a traumatic incident among the Kenyan celebrity circles. Some have come out, some have not. Why haven't this other celebrities added the traumatic incident to their bios I don't know!
Since this is turning out to be an emotional roller coaster on my part, I'll let you leave your interesting responses in the comments section below..
12 Pubs of Christmas is an event Started by the Jameson Whiskey Crew which previously ran for three consecutive years before adopting the name, Jameson 12 Pubs of Xmas as it is well known to be today.
This years 12 Pubs of Xmas by Jameson was held in Nairobi with Sohos being the converging point with other participating bars being Que Pasa, Volar, Bacchus, Mercury Junction, Gallileo, Taboo, Psys Westlands, Brew Bistro,
Island, Santa Fe, Sailors and Havana.
Rules for The Jameson 12 Pubs of Christmas Challenge
Pub 1: Lateness will not be accepted. 1 shots will be consumed in this pub to get the ball rolling. Left hand drinking from the start. An enforcer for this will be appointed.
Pub 2: Pick a mate pub. Your mate must feed you your drink in this pub.
Pub 3: Quick fire pub. No mixers/cocktails just shorts in this pub. Down the hatchet and move on.
Pub 4: Silent pub. No talking once entered the pub. Order and drink your shot in silence.
Pub 5: Single file walk to pub 5. First person to finish shot in pub 4 will be at top of single file.
Pub 6 Mr. Freeze pub. Mister freeze will be appointed to stand in a statue position for the duration of the stay.
Pub 7 - Drinking one’s shot in the jacks of this pub is the rule here.
Pub 8: Single file again to this pub.
Pub 9: Cheers (Rihanna) will be played in this pub. Singing will be encouraged.
Pub 10: Head count in this pub. Round of applause for everyone and most cut will sing a song from a stool.
Pub 11: Everyone must call each other Jamie in this pub. This is the pub all will converge and winners awarded.
Pub 12: Last pub and honest effort to shake hand of everyone still remaining.
Game Rules: With a "fun twist to it"
1. Minimum of one shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey per pub per person. Each shot will be sold at Kshs. 100 so ensure to carry a minimum of Kshs. 1,200.
2. Anyone intending to drink less than one1 shot per pub, please downgrade to the Junior 'B' Competition, and take any other alcoholic drink of choice.
3. 12 Pubs to be visited in 12 hours.
4. No chipo'ing of external parties, you must chipo within the 12 pubs team.
5. No changes to the schedule allowed for any reason.
6. Food may be consumed on the course as long as rule no. 3 is adhered to.
7. Maximum of one pee per pub for senior competitors.
8. Pees may not be carried forward from pub to pub.
9. Poohs limited to two for the night.
10. Puking results in instant disqualification.
11. No bodily contact allowed until course has been completed but you may make your intentions known by gestures, winks, blowing kisses and of course talking.
12. Extra Pubs may be undertaken before, during or after the event, provided Rule 3 is adhered to.
There were 70 winners who were lucky participants of the main day event and had an opportunity to mingle with the following celebs:
Creme de la Creme
Kimathi (Jamhuri wear)
One FM radio presenter Adelle Onyango(pictured) is also famous for being a rather provocative poet outside of the booth. I discussed her poetry with her the other day, and she told me of her most thought-provoking poem which she aptly named "There Is No God." I don't want to give my own opinion about this one, lest I be lynched by a mob with flaming torches. Thankfully, however, Adelle gave me her permission to share the said poem with the Ghafla!Fans, so here it is:
We have been inundated with alot of topless pictures and as i sat here in the office, i begun to think to me self... "Hmmmm, which of theses nudies is the best?"
Today DJ Creme was on 1 FM with Adelle Onyango, promoting his new single, "Kidogo" featuring Proff. It's hot, check it out:
Today on One FM's 1Drive with Adelle Onyango, she brought in the 'experimental' group from Kenya: Just A Band. One of the hottest questions Adelle asked was, "who would you guys like to collabo with?" And one guy from the JAB crew just said:
"LA LA LA LA."
Ever since she became a celebrity, One FM radio host Adelle Onyango has always been open about the fact that she was raped when she was younger. What she hasn't done is confess to the whole story LIVE on camera. On this day, she got a chance to clear the air on an upcoming documentary by Kaz. This is what Adelle said in a statement:
Right at the beginning of this month, Ndegz was unveiled as an artiste who is about to take over the Kenyan music industry. A few days before the release of Lift Me Up, he spoke to Adelle, his manager, about his new style and new track that is set to be the beginning of a musical revolution.