From reggae legend Bunny Wailer’s plea for wife’s return to Akothee’s new dapper looking brand manager. Here are this week’s top entertainment stories.
- Bunny Wailer’s wife
Reggae legend Bunny Wailer has offered a reward of Jamaican dollar one million for anyone who has information that can lead to the whereabouts of his wife Jean ‘Sister Jean’ Watt.
Watt, 70, who is dreadlocked and about five feet, three inches tall, went missing from her home in Washington Gardens one month ago, and despite several ‘sightings’ in areas of St Catherine and Portland, she has still not been found.
“We increased the reward from $250,000 to $1 million, and we have also hired a private investigator,” Bunny Wailer’s son, Abijah told reporters
Maxine Stowe, Bunny Wailer’s manager, explained that the $250,000 reward had brought in several tips but no success.
In the weeks following Watt’s disappearance, there were reports that she had been seen in St Catherine and Portland, specifically Port Antonio and Buff Bay.
“We are following up every sighting. Flyers have been printed, and checking in with the police stations and the various hospitals is a daily routine. At least three cars are driving around every day,” Stowe outlined.
A surveillance tape that shows Watt leaving home on Saturday, May 23, has revealed that she was wearing a brown dress with a black stocking cap on her head.
- Akothee’s new manager
Controversial singer Esther Akoth popularly known as Akothee has unveiled her new brand manager.
In a post shared on her Instagram account, Akothee unveiled Benjamin Omesiete as her new brand manager.
“Meet MR BENJAMIN OMESIETE
THE OFFICIAL MANAGER OF BRAND AKOTHEE TO ALL COPRATES Feel free to Talk to us Email: ♦️Management1@queenakotheemcom ♦️Ben_omesiete@yahoo.com @mistah_ben. WE ARE READY FOR BUSINESS “ she wrote
This comes well over a year since her previous manager Nelly Oaks went missing from the limelight.
Nelly was rumored to be Akothee’s Ben 10 and when he disappeared from the limelight, speculations that they had parted ways were high.
Akothee was later forced to issue a statement on Nelly’s whereabouts.
“My best friend Aise these memories are gold, for those asking where my Nelly Oaks went to. He has gone back to school, for his Master’s Degree let’s all wish him the best of luck, tuache wivu and congratulate him congratulate my king for me now or I block you, Congratulations Jakamagambo,” she said
- Willis Raburu’s wife
Media personality Willis Raburu’s wife Mary Ngami made a return on social media after taking a brief hiatus.
The fashionista recently made a comeback, dropping her estranged husband’s last name.
The two are rumored to have parted ways earlier this year after the bubbly presenter allegedly cheated on his wife.
Her return on Instagram did not however go unnoticed among her fans since dropped the name Marya Prude Raburu to Marya Prude KE.
Her previously private account has now also been made public, but she is yet to post anything since her last post back in March.
Marya had deactivated her social media pages’ months ago after parting ways with Raburu.
To date neither of them has publicly addressed the rumour but sources close to the couple have confirmed that the couple are no longer together.
- Vybz Kartel featuring Petra
Kenyan female rapper Petra Yolanda Bockle popularly known as Petra is set to drop a major hit featuring Jamaican Dancehall Kind Vybz Kartel.
Petra who is the first African female rapper to work with the Jamaican star, took to social media on Friday to tease fans with her upcoming collaboration with the incarcerated singer.
The rapper shared a snippet of the music video hinting at the release of the song dubbed Turn off the light.
In the song snippet, Vybz Kartel showers Kenyan women with praises describing them as the best.
The news of their upcoming music release has triggered excitement from both Petra’s and Vybz Kartel’s fans who are already demanding the release date of the new song.
Petra rose to fame after she featured in the Ligi Soo remix and she earned more publicity after her collaboration with Khaligraph Jones in the song Rider.
- Diamond’s new signee makes career history
Wasafi record’s new signee Zuchu is already making strides in the East African music scene.
The petite lass the latest recipient of the Prestigious YouTube play button award dubbed the Silver Plaque.
Zuchu received the Silver plaque for surpassing the 100K subscribers mark, barely two months after being signed by Diamond Platnumz.
She went on to register her name in the books of History in Tanzania and East Africa, becoming the first female artiste to be awarded by the YouTube Management within the shortest period of joining the streaming platform.
Zuchu Managed to garner over 100K subscribers within one week of being introduced as the newest member at the WCB Record Label. Currently her channel has over 200K subscribers (within 2 months).
Upon receiving her plaque, Zuchu took to social media to thank her fans and her management at WCB.
“YOUTUBE PLAY BUTTON AWARD; Nashukuru sana kwa mashabiki zangu ,wote kwa kuniwezesha binti yenu kupata hii tuzo.Mmeniandikia historia ya kua msanii wa kwanza wa kike kutoka EAST AFRICA kufika 100k subscribers ndani ya week 1. Asanteni pia tayari tumefika 200k subscriber kwenye youtube channel yangu ndani ya miezi miwili .Naomba muendelee kunissuport na ahadi yangu kwenu ni kuendelea kufanya kazi kwa bidii sana .THIS AWARD IS OURS .#WCBFOREVER “ she said