MEET PRAIZ A.K.A MR RICH AND FAMOUS

IMG_7336 ‘When I become rich and famous, all these faces will know who I am because I’ll be a superstar’ Sporah Welcoming Praiz..AM loving your music… ( RICH AND FAMOUS ~) “THAT SONG GIVES ME THE BUBBLES… SAYS “Sporah

IMG_7346RELATIONSHIP…..? Are you in a relationship?

Amm ! S.I.N.G.L.E. It was a long story..!
Praiz: Sporah…. ! OKAY Amm…..
Sporah: OKAY Let’s go for a break.

B.R.E.A.K T.I.M.E

IMG_7334Our make up artist Karen… hops in for a touch up.. and we good to go!!

IMG_7327Praiz…Praiz….Praiz, What a tune..! You sound so much like John Legend, Is he one of your role model? That is good .. don’t you think.!!!! Hahahaha Jocking. I get it quiet a lot, people say i sound like John Legend, Bruno Mar’s…! YES i do Appreciate that BUT… I am Praiz and i have been singing like this since i was a child before i even knew who John Legend was.

IMG_7351Sporah: Wow Praiz, thank you so much for your time. Praiz: Thank you Sporah am grateful for having me on your show

AFRICAN KING OF DANCEHALL “SAMINI” OPEN UP LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

IMG_5121This week, we were privilege to have Emmanuel Andrews Samini, known by his stage name Samini (formerly as Batman Samini), is a musical artist. Samini hails from the town of Wa in the northern part of Ghana. His genre of music is a melodious mixture of highlife, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop. He terms his brand of music as the “African dancehall”

In the interview, Samini disclosed his beef with Shatta Wale, we talked about his Music, love life, family, business and the charity that is very close to his heart! without forgetting his love for foot ball.

IMG_5083Samini talked about Mzbel’s and the reasons for picking Shatta Wale over him.

IMG_5153Samini open up about his relationship with “Shatta Wale” For way over half a year now, there have been purported serious friction between Samini and Shatta Wale and some entertainment pundits believe it still exists.

I SLEPT WITH MY SISTER’S HUSBAND AND NOW I’M PREGNANT!

He’s Touch Just Made My Skin Heat Up And I Couldn’t Control Myself.
When I first met Mike, I thought my older sister, Angela, was so lucky to be with a guy like him; he was handsome, kind and so sweet to her.
Being the baby sister, I was only 18 when I first met him and he was 31 and my sister was 29. I idolised him but I never felt anything else for him except for admiration and when he married my sister I welcomed him into the family just as much as everyone else did.
1 Year _EVE0448into their marriage, my sister got pregnant and they had a baby girl named Naomi and they couldn’t have been more overjoyed but that’s when things began to go sour.
Angela developed post-natal depression and became increasingly difficult to be around.
I was over at their house all the time, I loved my sister but I could see the strain it was putting on their relationship. I was a shy, introverted girl and had never had a boyfriend. Maybe the odd kiss but I was a little awkward, I never had the confidence Clare had.
One night, I was trying to calm Angela down from one of her terrible tirades when she screamed at me, ‘Shut up Monica! I don’t care what you think! You know, you should spend some time taking care of yourself rather than hanging around here. How are you ever going to get a boyfriend looking like that? You’re just ugly!’
I couldn’t take any more of her abuse and ran outside, Mike chased me as he saw that she had struck a chord with me, I couldn’t help it as tears rolled down my face. I didn’t know what was wrong with me! It was true, maybe I was ugly, and maybe I will never meet a guy who would want me.
I raced into my car but Mike was right behind me. He got into the passenger seat as I slammed the door. He tried to comfort me and tell me she didn’t meant what she said.
I don’t know how it happened but he put his arm over me, trying to comfort me and I looked at him and that was it. I felt something and I knew he did too. He’s touch just made my skin heat up and I couldn’t control myself. He lent down and kissed me and I kissed him back.
He had been needing affection and he wasn’t getting it from Angela and I knew he always had a soft spot for me but I never knew in this way. But it was so intense, my desire for him was so wrong but so uncontrollable.
He told me that I was a beautiful and sweet girl and that any man would be lucky to have me. He just made me feel so good about myself. I couldn’t help it.
We started an affair and eventually we fell in love. Angela started getting worse and Mike lost it when Angela dropped boiling water onto Naomi when she was One year old.
Mike decided to leave her then and fought for sole custody of Naomi. He wanted me to leave with him but how could I do this? She is/was my sister. Three weeks later I found out I was pregnant.
When I told Mike, he was overjoyed but also worried about the effect it would have on Angela. My family would never believe I would have had a one night stand and after much consideration. Now am 9month pregnant, I told my parents the truth. They went ballistic. They couldn’t believe what I had done, especially to their favourite daughter. I was always second best, no one’s favourite.
They refused to talk to me and barred me from their house. I know what I had done is so wrong but I couldn’t help who I fell in love with.
I am so sorry for my sister but I have a baby to think about now.
I love Mike and would care for him as if he was my own.

I know will always live with the guilt, Please help me about my true confession
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SHILOLE ONE ON ONE WITH SPORAH LIKE NEVER BEFORE!

DSCN0086Sporah welcoming Shilole Kiuno on Stage

2Shilole well known as Shishi Babie (a.k.a) Kiuno (waist) is a singer, actress, a mother of two and a business woman. She started her career as an actress but said music has always been her dream. Shilole is known for her outrageous music, controversial figure and acting in Tanzania. She isn’t one to shy away from headline grabbing photos… but when it comes to her live performances, She surely knows how to spark controversy.Shilole On Stage.

She gets wowed by fans, ShiloleKiuno2or even curious bystanders, You only need to check her Instagram to see ample photos of the singer Dancing shaking her booty in teeny Clothes , at various exotic locations, doing various very non-PC things, beyond all of that,
Shilole is known for her creative and often controversial dancing.
Behind that sleek hair and beautiful figure, Shilole is actually also a very savvy business woman and a social media powerhouse with alot of followers.
Out of her career Shilole is the happiest mother with two children.
Shilole is an orphan and had her first child at a tender young age through rape. She was forced to live with a man who raped her but later had to leave him and move back to her aunt due to the man being continuously abusive.

DSCN0038What a story. She told Sporah she has suffered greatly and bearing the child would certainly be a reminder of the horrible incident which motivate her to work harder and provide the best for her children. Also she talked about women who conceive through rape and choose to keep their children often face stigma and disgrace in Tanzania which she went through for years this is why she refers herself as a “SuperWoman”.

DSCN0046After she opened up about marriage, dating younger men and flirting with her fans on stage. She also talked about Tanzania film Industry not liking and supporting each other. Told us about her relationship with so called X boyfriend “Barnaba” and also outlined her current relationship with a Tanzanian Super Star “Diamond Plutnumz.”

DSCN0104Lastly she talked about her fight with Tanzania’s best Blogger and TV personality Sintah.

DSCN9999ShiShi Baby ON OUR FAMOUS WALL “At The Sporah’ Show Studios”

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IMG_4718IMG_4792Emma Nyra  backstage super hot! this week at The Sporah Show

5-Emma Nyra Show-OnoBello-917Sporah on set with Emma Nyra all the way from Nigeria.

maxresdefaultEmma Nyra on point!! She opens up about her love life and what kind of a man she is searching for!

IMG_4771The Lovely Emma On Our Famous Wall “The Sporah Show Studios”

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RAY C: MY LIFE WITHOUT DRUGS.

DSCN0136Rehema Chalamila is a Tanzanian Bongo flava singer-songwriter popularly known for her stage name Ray C. She is well known for her deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including R&B and Taarab. Ray C 2003 debut album, Mapenzi yangu, was a critical success in East Africa and was nominated for the awards and toured global including China, United Kingdom, USA and other countries.

DSCN0218Before venturing into music, Ray C worked as a presenter for the Dar Es Salaam-based popular Radio “Clouds FM radio station”, On picking time of her career, Ray C left home to live with her boyfriend, then started to use illegal drugs. She’ been a subject of a controversy since erotic or pornographic pictures and videos of her have been circulating in the public.


DSCN0279She told Sporah, She took drugs every single day for years, she sold everything she had, including house, Car, her Boutique etc. She said at one point she started being afraid of the fact that she might die.

Ray C spoken about the person who introduced her to drugs and got her hooked to the vice, The Tanzanian singer revealed that the first time she smoked bhang she was unaware that it was laced with a stronger substance.

At the time she was dating fellow artist Tanzanian rapper Lord Eyes who she says introduced her to drugs. “I was not aware that he used any hard drugs, i was only aware of light drugs during our one year of dating” she says.

DSCN0226After her recovery, the motto motto singer Ray C who has recently been christened spoke about her new album. She told Sporah that, finally she managed to finish her album! This is a happy time for her fans and for the singer as a few months ago the singer was in an awful state. She also talked about her NEW LIFE, relationship status and her future plan. IT’S A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED.

ZARI AKA.THE BOSS LADY ARRIVES ON THE SPORAH SHOW.

 

DSCN9938Zari at the Sporah show’s studios car park.

DSCN0001ON OUR FAMOUS WALL “At The Sporah’ Show Studios”

DSCN0155We asked our fans and viewers if they had questions for Zari.! and this that they had to say…

DSCN0173Is The Boss Lady ready to be a Co-Wife?

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Ow! What a day today was..! She is lovely, kind, beautiful, sweet, Full Show on YOUTUBE @TheSporahShow

MEET THE PIONEER BLOGGER OF TANZANIA..!

 

michuzi2The Michuzi Blog is the pioneer blog in Tanzania.
After only six years on air, the Michuzi Blog is not only the most popular blog in Tanzania; it is the most read Kiswahili blog on earth. In it you will find an eclectic mix of content including: news issues not covered anywhere else, political discussions and debates, entertainment news and much more. The Michuzi Blog is widely accepted to be the best blog platform for Tanzanian’s to exchange views and share news.

SPORAH: Although the name Issa Michuzi is so popular but our readers would like to hear from the man himself. So who is Issa Michuzi?

MICHUZI: He is a journalist who unexpectedly happened to become a popular blogger whose blog has a worldwide readership, bearing in mind that I initially took blogging as a hobby, before I decided to take it seriously.
I remember I started in 1980, usingmy brother-in-law’s camera, which my in-law’s younger brother and I ‘stole’ in order to use it to take snaps at different locations. Eventually I found myself falling in love with photography. Five years later, a friend of mine gave me a Pentax Spotmatic as a gift which ironically didn’t even know how to operate. Fortunately, by then there were some photography classes at Goethe Institute (at the IPS Building). I recall my first instructor was Tom Mwewuka from the US Info Services. The practical part of the studies led me to taking snaps on the streets, and I eventually found myself at the YMCA Hall where popular DJs Kalikali, Negre Jay, and others were deejaying. Most people have no idea that the pictures I used to take by then were basically for the sake of earning enough money to develop the films (and not to make any profit) and for my photography class practicals. After finishing my course I continued going to the YMCA to take pictures, as well as doing so in the streets where I would photography whoever wanted my service. I think people were impressed with the quality of the pictures I took that they kept on demanding my service. I remember my first pictures ever to be used in a newspaper were taken at a building which collapsed at Msimbazi Street and two people lost their lives. A popular newspaper by then, Mfanyakazi used four of the pictures I sent them.
But establishing myself as a photographer really took shape when one day in 1989, Jah Kimbuteh and his Roots and Culture band performed at the YMCA, and I was asked to do a photo shoot. Among those in attendance to the event was Attilio Tagalile from the Daily News, who just happened to come without a photographer. He then asked me to give him one of the pictures I took, and that was the first time ever the paper used an artist’s picture on the front page. I think they were very impressed with how I photographer Jah Kimbuteh with his dreadlocks ‘flying in the air’ while singing with deep emotions. Since then, Tagalile encouraged me that I would make a good photojournalist.
Moreover, the Daily News’s chief photographer, the late Vincent Urio, who owned his own photo studio known as ‘Studio Laura’ was impressed by my skills and contracted me. I then continued with my practices with the best of the best in photography, who taught not only taught me the art of photography but also dark room techniques, especially on how to develop black and white films and printing.
I officially joined the Daily News on January 1st, 1990, and two years later I was offered a scholarship to go to Berlin, Germany to gain further skills in photography. When I came back, I joined the Tanzania School of Journalism (I was there from 1994to 1996).Upon completion; I was offered another scholarship to go to Cardiff, Wales for advanced training in political photojournalism. We were among the first to be taught about digital photography by then. I recall Canon and Kodak were working in partnership to make the first digital camera, which they eventually brought it at the college, offering us a rare opportunity to participate in their quest for developing digital photography.

SPORAH: What encouraged you to start a blog (bearing in mind that in those days blogging was still a foreign thing to majority of Tanzanians)? Also, as an undisputedly most popular Tanzanian blogger, could you give us a brief history of your blog?

mail-16MICHUZI: I think I was encouraged by my friend Fidelis Tungaraza who is living in Helsinki, Finland. Each time he sent me an email, he challenged me that Tanzanian journalist were not catching up with global trends, and as a result were denying Tanzanians in the Diaspora opportunities to know more about what was happening in their country.
He never got tired of pressuring me to pioneer efforts to bridge the information gap that existed by then. I then happened to travel to Finland to cover The Helsinki Conference in 2005, accompanying President Jakaya Kikwete (who was by then the Minister for Foreign Affair), the UN Deputy Secretary General, Dr Asha Rose Migiro (Minister for Community Development, Women and Children, by then), and other government officials.
While in Helsinki I met a U-S-based friend of mine, who was invited to the Conference as a blogger. I got so much excited, especially as there was virtually no blog in Tanzania. A handful of bloggers from the country-like Boniface Makene, Da’Mija, Marco Polo, John Mwaipopo, and others- were by then all foreign-based. With technical support from Ndesanjo Macha adding up on top of the encouragement from Tungaraza, I decided to start blogging on September 8, 2005.When I got back home; I continued blogging passionately, providing timely coverage of local news and events. The wealth of pictures and news has have successfully made my blog uniquely popular within and outside Tanzania.

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SPORAH: How do you manage to balance your time between serving your employer (to whom you work as a photojournalist) and your blog which you seem to work in full time? Secondly, how do you draw a line between your employer’s interest and your blog’s (for instance, which pictures to appear in your blog and which in the newspaper you work as a photojournalist)?

MICHUZI: I am a quite a well-organised person. Also, courtesy of my benefactors, I have been able to get a lot of support and assistance from reputable journalists from almost certainly every corner of Tanzania, who frequently send me news and pictures. We also get a lot of pictures and news from oversees. Additionally, I have a strong team of people who edit the news and pictures sent to me, and they also have their own material to be published in the blog. Some I am not working alone. Behind me is a strong team of journalists. Combined with pictures and news sent from ‘wadau’ (informal stakeholders) all over the world, I certainly am not overburdened.
I have successfully managed to draw a fine line between my role as a blogger and as a TSN Journalist, mostly because I am not a photographer at the Daily News but a sub-editor. Prior to that, I was an on-line editor, managing the Daily News’s website. I still do the photographing but not as my primary role, as there are other photographers doing the job. For that matter, there’s no chance of any conflict of interest. And if there is a need to choose which picture should be used in the newspaper, then the decision is my bosses’. The pictures I use in my blog are either sent by my associates and member of the public, if not taken by myself.
SPORAH: How do you interact with your blog readers?

MICHUZI: Ah, that’s so easy. As you know, social media networks are quite different from radio, TV or newspapers in the sense that in social media there is a place for readers/visitors to comment. Therefore, the interaction is automatic, and if there’s a section on my blog where readers/visitors can leave their queries or share whatevm (54)-1er news they might have. Furthermore, my email address issamichuzi@gmail.com is widely known. So I engage my audience by either writing to them to seek their opinion or criticism. On average, I receive at least 1000 emails and I do my best to respond them all of them.
They says, Eating and drinking while standing, walking, driving or watching TV means that you will probably eat more than if you were sitting at a table..!

SPORAH: You once created Michuzipost.com but it is no longer working. What happened?

MICHUZI: Michuzipost.com is no longer there because it’s not ready yet. I just introduced it to the public to gauge opinion, and I realised that the public is in favour of the blog. Therefore, to come up with a complete website, Michuzipost.com is now in the hands of professionals, and when it’s back it would be a force to be reckoned with as it would have online TV and radio. When? Soon…Watch this space.
SPORAH: One of the reasons given for unpopularity of Tanzania is the usage of Swahili (which in itself is not a problem). What’s your view on this, and just as the first few posts in Michuzipost.com were in English, do you have any plans in the future to use other language(s) than Swahili (for the sake of reaching a wider audience, especially those who are not fluent in the language)?

MICHUZI: I have repeatedly been asked this question, and at times people seeking my opinion as to whether they should use Swahili or English or any other language (remember I am also fluent in German and French…).But because majority of the people visiting my blog speak Swahili, and in appreciating our national language, I have decided to continue blogging in Swahili.
I strongly believe that sooner or later the logic behind this decision would be understood by many. For those who are not fluent in Swahili I just advise them to learn the language, bearing in mind that soon the language would be among the official languages used in AU’s and UN’s meetings. Also, I have been told that most of our foreign embassies have been using my blog as a reference point for our local news, and that’s something that has really encouraged me to continue blogging in Swahili.
Issa Michuzi on point..!
SPORAH: How do you work with other bloggers?

MICHUZI: Co-operation among Tanzanian bloggers is really impressive. First of all, I feel so proud of being a pioneer in encouraging others to start blogging. Also, I have played a big role in creation of most of the (Tanzanian) blogs you find today. I wouldn’t get into naming names without their consent but all I can say is my role was there. I’m quite proud that the people I inspired to blog are doing really well. Moreover, I never hesitate to be of help whenever someone starts a blog, and asks me to publicise it.
I also tend to advise new bloggers about their blog design or even content, sometime well before I publicise them. Additionally, I tend to share some news items which some blogger have not had access to. I am also quite willing to let other bloggers to use my blog’s content with expectation that they would cite my blog as a source. I work closely with both locally- and foreign-based bloggers, for instance, Washingtomail-17n DC-based Dj Luke’s ‘Vijimambo,’ Urban Pulse (Reading UK), Freddy Macha (London), Da’Subi of wavuti.com, Francis Godwin (Iringa) Bongo Celebrity, Mbeya Yetu, my brother Israel Isaria’s (London) Tanzaniasports and many more, including you guys (The Sporah show), Jestina George and brother Ayub Mzee’s Swahili Diaries (London), and Da’ Chemi’s Swahili Times. I work very closely with all of them.

Issa Michuzi himself.!
SPORAH: As a Government employee, how do you make sure that your blog does not seem to be the State’s mouthpiece?

MICHUZI: They are all my readers.
SPORAH: A question related to the previous one, how do you manage to publish news (or pictures) which your employer (the Government) might have preferred they receive less or no publicity?

MICHUZI: Fortunately, my blog’s policy is strictly not to hurt people’s feelings. Adhering to this policy assures me of not running into problems. Mind you ‘what’s good for the goose is bad for the hen’. Therefore, it’s not all about my employer. There are sections of the society that might not like some of the stuff which others do. It’s all about common sense and applying journalism ethics and standards, in denying gossips, and other unfounded stories a place in my blog, and that really helps.
Issa Michuzi having a laugh with The President of Republic Of Tanzania His Excelence Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete.
SPORAH: What’s your opinion on an influx of Tanzanian blogs, most of which seem to share same themes?

MICHUZI: I do not have any issues with what you call an influx of Tanzanian blogs; bearing in mind that blogging in our country is at its infancy. We therefore have to leave the situation as it is. I only hope for a brighter future, and it’s up to the readers to judge the blogs they visit
I usually encourage those who want to create blogs to focus on their areas of expertise, rather than just copying and pasting other bloggers’ works. If it’s a journalist, I usually advise them to come up with news blogs, but for those who are not journalists I tend to recommend they create blogs about stuff they are familiar with. For instance, a carpenter creates a blog about carpentry, not starting a news blogs lest he ends up copying other people’s works. It’s also worth knowing what potential visitors to your blog expect from you. And is it uniquely yours? If there’s another blog dwelling on same theme, do you have the guts to deliver more than they do, lest your blogs look similar?
Issa Michuzi refreshing…!
SPORAH: There’s a view that some Tanzanian blogs seem to avoid focusing on variety of problem facing the country/society (for instance, corruption, poverty, diseases, etc) and they instead seem to prefer pictures and entertainment news. What’s your opinion on this?

MICHUZI: You would see that I already answered this question if you read carefully my answer to your previous question. My opinion is for those with expertise in such matters to come forward, and start blogging. They should not be scared because Rome wasn’t built in a day. One day they could become as popular as I am.
SPORAH: Is there any (local or international) blogger who you admire? Additionally, which blog/blogger you look upon as your role model?

MICHUZI: I like all bloggers whose work is original, I mean those who don’t copy&paste other bloggers’ pictures and/or news but they endeavour to look for original material to publish in their blogs. There are lots of such bloggers, and they do really impress me.
Issa Michuzi Meets Lady Jay Dee & The Husband.
SPORAH: Two of your brothers are also established bloggers. Is blogging something that runs in your family or is it just a case of your young brothers getting inspired by you?

MICHUZI: I think what runs in our blood is a strong desire to share news and information through blogging. Initially, my younger brothers started by helping me with gathering news and pictures. Later on I encouraged them to have their own blogs. They followed my advice and they certainly are doing really well. They are still in my team, and for that matter nothing is missing in my blog even when I am away. I really like my younger brothers, Ahmad and Othman, and I truly value their hardworking attitude and spirit. Without them, I would really struggle to manage the workload. The good thing is they have both emerged as among the best photographers that I do not hesitate asking them to work for me. The public has warmly accepted their works, and I do not regret having them on board.
SPORAH: As a reputable blogger, how do you envision the future of blogging in Tanzania?
Looks like you never break the addiction.
MICHUZI: The future of blogging in Tanzania is very bright, putting aside minor issues as I explained before. Also, I’m quite impressed now blogs have won recognition as reliable source of news and information, although there are still few people, especially those the conservatives, whose first encounters with social media left them with negative attitude towards blogs (for instance, first blogs they ever came across were filthy). They therefore still harbour a misguided impression that the whole social networks thing is filthy too. However, such misconceptions are gradually disappearing, and I strongly hope the future is bright.
SPORAH: There is a perception that using the domain “blogspot.com” is for new or unpopular blogs, and it creates an impression of a ‘personal’ blog as compared to such a prominent blog like yours (perhaps such perceptions are due to the fact that the domain ‘blogspot.com’ is used for free). Do you have plans to have something like “michuzi.com” which could probably create a more professional impression?

MICHUZI: Such perceptions are more theoretical than practical, although they have an element of truth. Especially you guys who are based overseas. Here in Tanzania, it’s just a habit. Most people here are getting used to blogs, easily having wider access to news. Many access blogs while they are at work. For them, a ‘one-page blog’ (i.e. reading news on same page without necessarily turning pages) is more convenient, and they don’t have to read a lot. Some might just be lazy or they are not well-used to searching for content in a comprehensive site. I witnessed myself in Michuzipost.com. The more sections a site has the further the number of visitors to the site diminished. Blogs in Kenya and Uganda, or even in Rwanda and Burundi, are quite less popular and only websites with professional touch seemed to hit it off together with readers. Perhaps that’s how the readers were exposed to accessing news online.
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SPORAH: Because blogs are part of social media, and because you are among the first pioneers to embrace the trend, how would you describe the role of social media in Tanzania, and how it evolves?

MICHUZI: Social media has truly inspired an information revolution in our country. Gone are days when you had to wait until the following day to know what happened today. Although it might take some time, but the mainstream media would have to work really hard. And the ‘traditional’ media outlets which ignore the presence and effectiveness of social media must understand that they might be digging own graves. Nowadays a ‘normal’ reader could become a self-made journalist by using social media. Gone too are days when people were ‘spoon-fed’ with one-sided stories without a reader having an opportunity to comment on the news. This is a new era in which news could be easily access on your mobile phone, which does not necessarily have to be the priciest ones. I heard some of you guys living abroad do not buy newspapers and just get news from the internet. Such a trend is gradually becoming prominent in the Third World.
SPORAH: A related question, apart from blogging, do you use other social media such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, etc?

MICHUZI: Yes, I do frequently use them. I am on Facebook, I Skype, I am on Google+, and I have my own YouTube channel (mdauwalibeneke). My blog is connected to all these services, and that really helps to bring more readers to it.
SPORAH: A blog with few readers but achieving your aims for creating it in the first place, or a blog with massive number of visitors but not necessarily meeting your aims?

MICHUZI: Both. Mmail-12y aims and my readers’ expectations, needs, etc. As a journalist, my aim and role is to impart information to meet the needs of the public.
Today, many families only gather all at once around the dinner table. Nice One.

I can see a complete working knowledge of table manners.! Love it.

SPORAH: In conclusion, what would you like to tell our readers, yours and the public in general?

MICHUZI: I can’t find anything that I have not said or mentioned. Perhaps I should give a massive ‘THANK YOU’ to all who visit Michuzi Blog, and I would like to tell them I am their humble servant, and should not hesitate to tell me how best I can serve them. I respectably promise to fulfil their wishes/needs. I wouldn’t be here without them; they have been with me through highs and lows, thick and thin. To every reader of your magazine, I just want to let them know they made the right decision to choose it, and they should keep supporting it. Although you might not know, you are doing our nation an exceedingly great service. History will certainly tell that.
SPORAH: Thank you Issa for your time.
THANKS TO:
Issa Michuzi
Evarist Chahali
The Sporah Show’ Crew.

I’M A LESBIAN BUT I’M SCARED TO TELL ANYONE WHAT SHOULD I DO? Am Dying Inside..!

I’m Not And Never Have Been Attracted To Guys…! My Mom Expects Me To Get Married To A Wonderful Husband And Have Kids.

My name is …… and I am 24 years old, doing my last year at Tumaini University (Tanzania) and I’m A Lesbian but I am scared to come out of the closet because of my family value, culture and people around me.

I’m afraid of what my family will think, my parents are strictly religious and are absolutely against homosexuality. They already hate me enough because I don’t follow much of the religion stIMG_4518-001affs. My mom expects me to get married to a wonderful husband and have kids. I don’t want to do that because I’m not and never have been attracted to guys.

I knew I was gay since i was in form two and now, I’m in a relationship with my mom’s friend daughter who is two years older than me living in Mbezi and she has a good, well paid job. We are planning to move in together when i finish university, we love each other so much.

We have been together for 3 years now “in the closet” is eating me up inside. I want to come out to my parents, but they are so close-minded and they think that all gays should be burned. I can’t stand this anymore! I’m way too stressed out to care anymore. I need your advice Sporah, please. You can publish my story but please send me private advice like your sister. I will take your advice because your my role model.

I already have a bad relationship with my parents and coming out will only make my relationship with them worse. I’m so scared and I don’t know what to do! I’m also tired of my Dad’s comments about gays. He always says they are disgusting and perverted. I wish that I could move out of the country. I have attempted suicide twice when i was young, but now i love myself too much for that. And i have someone who truly love me, we are so happy together.
Writing this makes me feel soo relief, just knowing that your reading this, and that i have someone to share with makes me feel so much better, coz am dying inside Da Sporah. I just want to scream and make it all go away, but I can’t. I just don’t know what to do anymore! PLEASE HELP..!

I love you Sporah so much
Yours……
Big Fan, A True Fan xoxo

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A NIGHT WITH “KING OF QUEENS” YEMI ALADE!

IMG_3800She’s 23 and full of energy; Yemi Alade just like every hardworking upcoming Nigerian artiste out there has dreams of becoming a super star. Luckily for her, the half Yoruba half Igbo chic is gradually garnering attention with her music….

IMG_3830In this interview Yemi talks about her early beginnings, her respect for the top Nigerian female act and why she decided to go into music professionally.

IMG_4017Yemi Eberechi Alade, popularly known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afro pop singer. She came into the limelight after winning the maiden edition of the Peak Talent Show in 2009. She is best known for her hit single “Johnny”, which features Alex Ekubo as the title character

IMG_3712After the show: Yemi Alade’s debut album “King Of Queens” finally hit the stores, Not to Be Missed.