Document 214132

Friday, November 16, 2012
Madonna per formed cult
hit 'Gangnam Style' with
South Korean pop star Psy
on stage in New York Cit y
as part of her worldw ide
'MONA Tour'.
The Girl Gone Wild
singer unveiled t he South
Korean pop sensat ion
as her special guest at
the concer t at the cit y's
Madison Square Garden ,
where th ey performed a mash-up of her song Give It
To Me and his cu lt smash Gangnam St yl e.
The event comes ju st a week after the 54-year-old
star was "rejec ted" by Lady Gaga whe n she asked her
to sing w it h her on stage .
She told a crowd in Minnesota earlier this month: "I
have the best fans in t he who le world. So take t hat ,
Lady Gaga.
"You know, I invit ed her to sing w ith me on stage
but she turned me down. It' s OK. I've been rejected
before. It 's good to build character:
Madonna has previously criticised Lady Gaga for
copyi ng her song Express Yourself on her hit Born
This Way. She said: "I thought, this is a wonderful
way to redo my song. I mean, I recognised the chord
changes. I thought it w as... int erest ing:
KENYA'S famed TV perso nality, John Sibi- Okumu (left) has joined KISS
TV as a host of a ma jor news show that premieres on December 3. The
new one-hour show, titled JSO @ 7, will include the latest news updates
fro m across the country as well as interv iews with newsmakers at 7pm .
every evening. It will mark the launch of KISS TV's 2013 new season of
programm ing.
"I am excited to be back on TV after.the remarkable success of The
Summit, which set the standard for TV interview shows in Kenya. It is time
we changed the face of TV again," Sibi-Okumu said.
The new show to be broadcast dai ly from the Kiss TV news centre in
Na irobi will focus on news analysis and social network interaction.
"By the time every TV station news is on we have already heard the
news. T he challenge is to interpret the news in a way that lets our viewer
understa nd and take parr in the events shaping Kenya and the world," Sibi
O kumu said.
John Sibi-Okumu's career has been an interes ting one. He is the only TV
person ality to have had a one-on -one media interview with President Daniel
He has also interviewed Robert Mugabe, PaulKagame, Luis Moreno"
Ocampo, Mwai Kibaki, Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, Wangari Maathai,
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Stephen Sackur and man y dignitaries.
"We are extremely excited by this new development. John is a Kenyan
icon and his joinin g us signals our seriousness abo ut becoming a major
player in the TV market. He is not afraid to ask the tough questions and to
champion the truth. The coming season on Kiss TV will affirm our ambition
to become the home for exciting, gripp ing and fresh content," said Makari
Kituyi, Head of Kiss TV.
In preparation fof the new show, Kiss TV is building new studios at their
Lion Place offices and designing a revolutionary set. "The trade-off is that
we have to go off-air with the news for the next three weeks to prepare for
this exciting new product," Kituyi said.
Celine Dion joins
African celebs for World
Prematurity Day
CELINEDion (below) will lend her voice in support
of World Prematurity Day tomorrow, together with
African celebrity ambassadors such as MTV Award
winning art iste Tuface and Nollywood actors Francis
Duru and EjikeAsiegbu, who wonderfully stand to
make a life saving difference aga inst the mortality
rates of pre-term babies on the African continent and
Little Big Souls, one of
the Founde rs of World
Prematurity Day, started
this initiative of saving
babies born too
early and giving a
voice to voiceless
families affected
by pre-term
birth to share
their stories,
celebrate their
miracles and help
in chang ing the
care and perception
of prema tu rity and the
terribly high deat h rates it
claims da ily.
Med ical profess ionals families and the genera l publ ic
will be simultaneously joining hands to honour the 15
million babies that are born each year prematurely.
In Kenya, N igeria, Ghana , Sout h Africa and Egypt,
Little Big Souls Internation al Charita ble Foundation
and its Little Big Souls Network will mark the da y with
its Every Breat h Counts camp aign and Walk for Love,
Walk for Babies that will be held in Accra, in Abuja and
in Egypt and South Africa .
To take part in the initiative yo u can start by wearing
purple and sharing your experiences on Little BigSouls.
com or world prematurity Facebook page.
Nairobi hosts stone
art exhibition
AN exhibition organised by the African Stones
Talk International will be held in Nairobi starting
today till November 30.
The hem of tbe,.African Stone Sculpture
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in :!Rea e.and harmony tho gh
lJJ a. statement the chaitman of'fhe cCommjttee
Elkanah Ong'esa said intemational arti rs from
Ghana, Uganda, Bulgaria, South Africa, Egypt
and Kenya will feature in the exhibition which
will take place at Kenya Railways Museum Art
The artists participated in the first and second
Africa Stones Talk Symposium in Tabaka, Kisii
Ong'esa said other special features will 'be
live demonstrations of traditional Kisii stone
carving techniques, ancient Kisii rock art
heritage, traditional music and dance, poetry and
Christmas and souvenir gift Items on sale.
The exhibitions will feature stone sculptures,
engravings, incising or pecking will be
presented in the form of regalia, in stories or
in photographs and videos or slides shows .
Among the international artists to be featured
are Cephus Agbemenue (Ghana) , George
Cockott (South Africa ) LillianNabulime and
AllanBwambale (Uganda), Tsenthanka Koikova
(Bulgaria), HanyFaisal (Egypt ), Gerald Motondi
(Kenya) and O ng' esa.
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Dancehall's Bad Gyal, Cecile
co ms Kenya trip
JAMAICAN self pro claimed
' Bad Girl' has anno unced
on her Faceboo k fan page
that th at she will be back
in Kenya next year.
Cecile, who visited
Nairobi last year alongside
her baby daddy and fellow
musician Chris Martin, has put
Kenya among her first rour s for
next year. Cecile had taken a break
fro m performi ng since she gave
birt h to her baby girl four months
"My first show overseas will be
in Guadelou pe on Nov ember 24.
So all my Guadelo upe fans come
out and show support. To all my
Kenya fans see you in 2013, To all
my fans look out for me in a city
near you bad gyal seh dar," read
part of her update.
The singer, who now calls her
self an adopted Kenyan bad girl
on her twitter profile is yet to
reveal her to ur dates .
Efforts ro reach her on
details of her concert were
futile as she did not reply
to our ema ils by the time
we went to press.
AddItional repor ting: Catherine Mukei and Angwenyi Gichana