HOLY SHIT THIS IS AWESOME, THE NEVER BACK DOWN SERIES IS MY SHIT IF THE THIRD ONE STARTS WITH YOU GUYS , THAT SHIT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT MOVIE


BIG BROTHER AFRICA 2014 UNLEASHES ‘HOTSHOTS’- NIGERIAN STAR IK OSAKIODUWA WILL ONCE AGAIN BE THE HOST FOR THE FIFTH TIME IN A ROW

Big Brother Africa, the continent’s biggest reality show, returns for its ninth season on Sunday, September 7, with the housemates competing for a massive prize pot of $300 000.AfricaMagic can reveal that the new season will be known as Hotshots. This season’s housemates have hidden talents; they adore the spotlight and will let nothing stand in the way of their pursuit of fame and fortune.Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, M-Net Africa regional director (West Africa), says viewers are in for almost as many surprises as the housemates.
“We work hard to make each season of Big Brother Africa bigger than the last — and we have really upped the ante this year,” she says. “Big Brother Hotshots is going to bring viewers exciting innovations, heart-stopping twists and uniquely African glamour, 24/7 for 91 days.
“Both fans and housemates are in for some hard-to-miss television!” The housemates will start the game in two ultra-glamorous houses which are built with magic, fun and mischief in mind. For 91 days, they will do their best to outshine each other in the hope of convincing Africa that they are the continent’s biggest Hotshot. They will party like A-listers, rub shoulders with celebrity guests and face formidable challenges while negotiating Biggie’s famous curveballs and twists. The logo for Big Brother Hotshots hints at the glamorous aspects of this season but viewers will have to stay tuned 24/7 to see what Biggie has planned this season.

Nigerian star IK Osakioduwa, will once again be the host for the fifth time in a row.

FIRST, LOOK @ THIS AMAZING PHOTO OF CHIMPS AT A RESCUE CENTER GRIEVING 4 THEIR FRIEND WHO DIED OF OLD AGE

 TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THIS STORY ABOUT ONE MAN AND AN EXTRAORDINARY ACT OF KINDNESS THAT CHANGED A STRANGERS LIFE

THE ONE WHO MAKES YOU CRY ISN’T WORTH YOUR TEARS. THE ONE WHO IS WORTH YOUR TEARS WOULD NEVER MAKE YOU CRY….

Everyone: What do you think of the quote from the top???

# Jameras>>> the top quote is completely impossible. When you love someone - you WILL cry.


#Tanya>>> First I dont agree with the quote. When you really love someone you are honest and being honest with eachother isn't always pleasant or easy so you will shed tears occasionally even over a stupid bicker :) The ones you love DO make you cry simply because you care more about them than the ones you dont love. If that makes sense. 

I dont treat anyone like the enemy unless they are rude. But some women, yes they treat men like enemies.

#Jannette>>> Well, maybe because when girls get to know the guy and let down her guard, he just makes her feel bad. Sometimes boys are jerks. It is just in their nature. But some guys are so nice, you might even think they are gay. By the way, I love the quote.

#Toots>>>> I completely agree with the "quote"...I think it is rather prophetic and true... No..I NEVER treat someone like the "enemy" until he or she gives me reason to treat them otherwise...I rather like to think people are basically good...I treat men like I want to be treated myself...however, if they show me that they cannot act like human beings, I'll have nothing to do with you.. 
Yeah..a lot of guys are a$%holes, but, I just avoid those types of people..(a lot of women fall into that category as well)... 
I am on marriage number three...(and my LAST!)....and my wonderful hubbie is exactly like your quote... 
FOLKS: I am 49 years old..and I can tell you without a doubt, that the above quote should be true of ALL of your relationships...if the opposite is true, you need to find someone new...now, does it mean you'll NEVER cry or feel hurt?..NO! But someone who really and truly loves you would do anything to keep from hurting you...and feel TERRIBLE if they accidently do...someone who intentionally hurts you is someone you need to be without...trust me..


#Follow Your Heart>>> I like that quote alot yet here I am in a situation where I am crying over someone that wronged me because I am head over heals in love with him. I forgave him for what he did and I am still chasing him to get him back. But this is a hurt from someone that I never could of imagined in my wildest dreams could of hurt me. And this is after 8 years of knowing him, never once being hurt by him and he hurt me few months ago for the first time and its the worst feeling in the world. :( I trusted him with everything I have. That is the worst, when your betrayed by someone like that.


#Asha Kapeche>>> I fall in love & trust very very quickly. On the same note, I attract & am attracted to very unhealthy relationships. I will never learn. 
*It's a quote. I don't think too much more of it than that.* 
But I believe that a man who loves you can still make you cry




VISIT BY THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, HE DR JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE TO WITNESS WORLD LUNG FOUNDATION’S ICT INOVATIONS IN PREVENTING MATERNAL MORTALITY

On the 20th August, 2014, Mwaya village, in Ulanga district, Morogoro came to a standstill as the president of the United Republic of Tanzania; HE Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was visiting WLF-supported Mwaya Health Centre.
A team of experts and technicians led by the Deputy Clinical Director of World Lung Foundation, Dr Sunday Alfred Dominico demonstrated before the president various ICT solutions that have been developed by the foundation to supplement other interventions in reducing maternal and new-born mortality.
The president witnessed one of the teleconference in which, various health care providers working in remote hard-to-reach areas of Tanzania where connected to the clinical director, Dr Hamed Mohamed in Dar es Salaam. A clinical case operated at Mwaya Health Centre was shared and discussed. Dr Kikwete, accompanied by the first lady Mama Salma Kikwete, applauded World Lung Foundations efforts in comprehensively implementing Tanzania’s sharpened one plan.
Commenting at the event, Minister of State in the President's Office for Public Service Management, HE, Selina Kombani(Ulanga East MP)commended World Lung Foundation’s work at Mwaya, including constructing modern  state-of-the-art staff houses, theatre, maternity wing, water well, laboratory  and equipping the facility with generators, solar systems and surgical equipments, drugs and supplies. Mwaya health centre is one of the 15 facilities supported by World Lung Foundation, in Kigoma, Pwani and Morogoro.  The foundation, led by the Director Dr. Nguke Mwakatundu, implements a maternal health project that is based on decentralizing life serving Emergency Obstetric Care to remote facilities beyond district hospital and tasking shifting of these skills to non-physician clinicians.

HALLE BERRY GOES ‘WILD’ FOR NEW FRAGRANCE

Text by Splash News


“Halle Berry looks “wildly” sexy in this shoot for her new fragrance. The product, Wild Essence Halle Berry, claims to, “capture the sensual essence of a women in nature,” and features the X-Men actress in a sheer, black mesh dress against a jungle backdrop. “The essence of a woman is in body and soul and becomes more sensual in nature,” said the Oscar-winning actress. Adding: “With my newest fragrance I wanted to go deep into the rainforest where I could capture the primal richness of nature in an effortless scent.” The perfume, which includes Sicilian bergamot, “juicy black currant and mandarin zest” with lighter hints of sandalwood bark and white patchouli costs around $28.00 for 30ml. “I love the idea of creating a fragrance that will allow women to connect with nature, through perfume,” said Berry, 48. Described as a “sparkling, multi-floral” aroma the adverts appear to be shot in a tropical climate and Berry’s skin has a glowing sheen. “The enticing, sexy campaign powerfully captures the sensual connection between Halle and nature, magnetized by the enveloping strength of scent,” says the campaign’s blurb.”

Photo: Cliff Watts/Splash/Coty

DEATH IS THE LAST CHAPTER IN TIME, BUT THE FIRST CHAPTER IN ETERNITY. YOU WILL BE MISSED MORE FOR YOUR CHARISMA AND CARING FOR OTHERS, REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND YUNUS MWAKISU

  Sometimes, the Lord just takes blessed people because they've filled their purpose early. Everyone plays their own song. They sing their story to the world and leave behind a melody of memories. Sometimes... their song is cut short and ends too early. But that doesn't mean their music was any less sweet or that they left any less of an impression

REST IN PEACE JUDGE LEWIS MAKAME

He was the chairperson of both the Tanzanian National Electoral Commission and the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries (SADC-ECF) 

HOLDING ONTO A GRUDGE IS SOMETHING THAT, BEING HUMAN, WE DO. @ ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, YOU PROBABLY HAVE FOUND SOMEONE’S BEHAVIOUR OR INTENTIONS UNFORGIVABLE. BUT HOLDING A GRUDGE IS HARMFUL AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE. A GRUDGE WORKS LIKE A SLOW LEAK, A SMALL HOLE THROUGH WHICH YOUR ENERGY CONTINUALLY SEEPS

Letting go of a grudge is actually healing. Finding a more constructive way to deal with your feelings is the key - you don't have to wait for the offending person to apologize.

Why Do We Hold onto Grudges?

Grudges stay with you, like chewing gum on the bottom of your shoe. You probably have a belief that holding onto resentment will prevent you from ever being taken advantage of again. Ironically, a grudge maintains the illusion of having control while actually making you more vulnerable.
For example, if your co-worker is giving a special presentation at a staff meeting, you may decide not to attend because of a grudge you hold against her. As a result, you are uninformed of a crucial decision made at the meeting, and this may affect your job performance.
Maybe you hold onto a grudge because you want to get even. You may believe that letting go of your grudge is too easy on the other person. In reality, revenge is rarely satisfying.

The Mental Stress

A grudge and the need to get even can become all-consuming. As you replay what happened to you over and over again in your mind, the sense of being wronged grows disproportionately. The intense negative emotions you feel begin to drain you of mental energy, not the energy of the person you are angry with.

The Physical Stress

Anger doesn't just affect your head. According to the Mayo Clinic and the American College of Cardiology Anger can cause an irregular heart beat, and potentially contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, ulcers, and other health problems.

The Block to Progress

As long as you nurse a grudge, you don't think about constructive solutions to problem. The grudge "blinds" you. Expressing the hurt and asking for an apology builds assertiveness and the ability to move on.

How to Get Rid of a Grudge

  • Review the situation carefully and calmly
  • Determine if the slight was real or imagined
  • Think of alternative explanations - put yourself in the other person's shoes
    • Did the person really mean to hurt you?
    • If they were insensitive, was it deliberate or an accident?
Practice having a conversation with yourself. It might sound like this:
-The Grudge: "If I'm nice to others, they should be nice to me.

-The Nudge: "It would be great if the world worked that way, but it doesn't. I'm wise enough to realize that people aren't always fair or nice."

-The Grudge: "I just can't stand that this has happened to me."

-The Nudge: "Of course I can stand it. I don't have to cave in emotionally and turn all my good feelings over to this one bad incident."

-The Grudge: "that person is evil and horrible and deserves my hatred."

-The Nudge: "This person is human, like me. They have bad days, problems in their lives and pressures that I don't know about. I can't control all the difficult people I meet in life, but I can control how much I let them get to me."

A Ritual Letting Go

Still Struggling to let go? For some people, a personal ritual that symbolizes the internal struggle can help you let go. Your serious side may say you're being silly, but if it gets you back on track, try it. Here are some examples that others have used: Banish the grudge - write your feelings down, put them in an envelope and send them to a fictional address in Siberia (skip the return address). Chances are the letter will never reach Siberia, but it won't find its way back to you either.

Record the grudge - talk about your feelings while you record them. Yell, curse or cry, but get it out of your system. When you are finished drop the CD in a recycling bin, record over it or save it for some day in the future when you can laugh at the moment.
Whatever the method, the important thing is to concentrate on the good feeling of letting go.



Y’ALL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EBOLA DISEASE

Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a disease of humans and other primates caused by a ebolavirus. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. Typically nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. Around this time, affected people may begin to bleed both within the body and externally.  The virus may be acquired upon contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected animal (commonly monkeys or fruit bats). Spread through the air has not been documented in the natural environment. Fruit bats are believed to carry and spread the virus without being affected. Once human infection occurs, the disease may spread between people as well. Male survivors may be able to transmit the disease via semen for nearly two months. In order to make the diagnosis, typically other diseases with similar symptoms such as malaria, cholera, and other viral hemorrhagic feversare first excluded. To confirm the diagnosis, blood samples are tested for viral antibodies, viral RNA, or the virus itself.
Prevention includes decreasing the spread of disease from other infected animals to humans. This may be done by checking such animals for infection and killing and properly disposing of the bodies if the disease is discovered. Properly cooking meat and wearing protective clothing when handling meat may also be helpful, as are wearing protective clothing and washing hands when around a person with the disease. Samples of bodily fluids and tissues from people with the disease should be handled with special caution. There is no specific treatment for the disease. Efforts to help those who are infected are supportive and include giving either oral rehydration therapy (slightly sweet and salty water to drink) or intravenous fluids. The disease has a high mortality rate, often killing between 50% and 90% of those infected with the virus. EVD was first identified in Sudanand the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The disease typically occurs in outbreaks in tropical regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. From 1976 (when it was first identified) through 2013, fewer than 1,000 people per year have been infected. The largest outbreak to date is the ongoing 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, which is affecting Guinea,Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. As of August 2014, more than 1,750 suspected cases have been reported. Efforts are ongoing to develop a vaccine; however, none yet exists

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? 
The virus has a long incu bation period and symptoms appear in approximately eight to 21 days. An infected person is likely to experience sudden onset of fever, weak ness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. These symp toms are followed by vomit ing, diarrhoea, rash and in ternal and external bleeding. Prolonged haemorrhagic conditions could damage the kidney and liver. Infected per sons become contagious only after they start showing symptoms, not during the incubation period. 

HOW DO HUMANS INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS? 
The outbreak starts when a person comes into contact with an infected animal. In most cases, the disease is contracted by handling infected animals or carcasses. An infected person can spread the disease within other members of the community. Any direct contact with bodily fluids of the infected person like blood coming through broken skin and mucus membranes, stool, urine, saliva, semen and so on can cause the infection. Casual disposal of clothing, bed linen, of clothing, bed linen, needles used to cure the infected person could contaminate the environment. In the present outbreak, many people got infected during funerals and burial rituals. Dead people are infectious as long as their blood and secretions contain the virus. 

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT? 
There is no vaccine or specific treatment of the infection. Severely ill patients get dehydrated frequently and need intravenous fluids or oral rehydration. It is advised to keep them on intensive care support. Patients should be isolated from others and treated by health workers taking strict precautions. Recently, two health workers from Samaritan's Purse, a US-based private humanitarian organization, were treated with experimental medicine. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention on its website states that the product is still in experimental stage and hence is not available for general use. This week, the WHO will convene a panel of medical ethicists to explore the use of experimental treatment in the ongoing outbreak. An effective vaccine against the Ebola vaccine will not be available before 2015, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The World Health Organization said that though there is currently no available cure or vaccine for Ebola, a candidate is being rushed through the trial process to become available by 2015. 

British pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline is planning to start clinical trials of the most promising vaccine next month. Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director-general of the UN health agency said on Saturday, "Since this is an emergency, we can put emergency procedures in place and have a vaccine available by 2015". 

A treatment made by Mapp Biopharmaceutical, 'Zmapp' has shown promising results on monkeys and may have been effective in treating two Americans who were recently infected with the deadly virus in Africa. Kieny will be hosting a WHO meeting on the issue on Monday. Top medical ethicists will be part of this meeting to decide whether an experimental treatment for Ebola can be used on patients. The recent treatment of two health workers from Samaritan's Purse with experimental medicine has raised questions about whether the medicine that has never been tested and shown to be safe in people, should be used in the outbreak.




13TH AUGUST, EXCITED FOR A RELEASED DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF TANZANIAN HIP HOP BY OUR VERY OWN FAREED KUBANDA a.k.a FID Q AND P-FUNK MAJANI PRODUCED BY SON OF THE SUN ( HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU FID Q )

 Born Fareed Kubanda, Fid Q is arguably the most prolific Hip-hop artist to emerge from Tanzania . His social awareness and political insightfulness coupled with his profound lyrical prowess has propelled him to the very upper echelons of the Rap Elites’. One could argue that there is a form of bias towards any ‘crowning’ since fans reserve the right to choose the artist that they feel is more deserving, however, there is one accolade that you could never take away from Fid Q and that is he is and has been the most consistent Hip-hop MC in terms of nominations for multiple awards! To gain an insight into the mind of this Lyrical Genius who possesses the nonchalance demeanour of a humble philosopher, this is not your average rapper; His creative process, subject matter, careful use of poetical devices and the precision and clarity of his rapid fire delivery, instantly catapulted him into the ‘one to watch’ status.
#BONGOHIPHOPDAY #BongoHipHopDay Fid Q and P-Funk Majani are going to launch their BONGO HIP HOP DOCUMENTARY today

SPOTTED LIVE, TANZANIAN HOTIE BABY MADAHA @ THE GREAT EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY CONCERT WITH KENYA’S TOP MUSICIANS

 Wyre and Baby Madaha
 Baby Madaha
 Le Crew!!! Wyre, Joe Kariuki, Baby Madaha and fans
 It is what it is Baby Madaha, hahaha
 Joe Kariuki ( C.E.O Candy N Candy- Middle ) posing with Baby Madaha (right) 
Hahahahaha Ng'ang'alito On Stage
 The Event was sponsored by Candy n Candy Records, Candy Twist Water, Candy Films, Mashwa Brewers and East African Breweries Limited.

BIG BROTHER AFRICA SEASON 9 KICKS OFF ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

Big Brother Africa 9 kicks off on Sunday, September 7, 2014 and will be screened live 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198 while the best of the live highlights will be shown on GOtv. Every year fans across the continent sit eagerly glued to their screens, social media abuzz, as they wait tensely to be razzled and dazzled by their favourite Big Brother Africa housemates. As the show’s fan base grows, so does the conversation on the social networks. During the 8th season, over 6 million fans interacted with Big Brother Africa via the website, Twitter, and Facebook, with the website generating just over 200 million impressions. Season 8 winner, Dillish Matthews who has established a fan base of over 200,000 across Facebook and twitter said “I never dreamt of such a big following and it keeps increasing, which is a great advantage for my career as a personality and model. As the countdown begins, I can’t help but reminisce about some of my most memorable moments in the Big Brother house. Good luck to the new housemates and I hope they enjoy the adventure.”
With auditions well underway across the 14 participating countries, this year’s season promises to impress with more drama, romance, intrigue and suspense.

“As a voter driven show, the success of the Big Brother Africa brand relies heavily on audience engagement and our social media platforms allow for this to happen in real-time”, said M-Net Africa Regional Director (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu. She also added that because of Big Brother Africa’s growing success on social media, it was important for the brand to continuously explore other platforms, “This year, even more people will be able to partake in the thrill of Big Brother via their mobile devices and on different platforms.

THE WORLD-CLASS SUPER SERENGETI FIESTA FEATURING TOP ENTERTAINERS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY @ CCM KIRUMBA STADIUM OVER THE WEEKEND ROCKED FANS OF MWANZA

PHOTO CREDIT: MICHUZI
The festival which comes with different themes every year has been christened ‘Sambaza Upendo’ (Spread Love) after last year’s ‘Twenzetu’ plus other themes in the past such as One Love,Jirambe, Jipanguse, Bhaaasi, Hakuna Majotroo themes that became household names.This year organisers have slotted 18 venues for the event which for the first time in the history of the event give regional towns such as Bukoba, Kahama and Songea a taste of the song and dance festival.The performances that brought together a good number of artistes fired the rays of entertainment to more than 30,0000 fans of all ages and from all walks of life drawn from different parts of the Rock City. Some of the famous artistes who performed at the stadium were Diamond Platnumz, Linah, just to mention a few.
This year’s Serengeti Fiesta received acclaim from music critics who commented that Serengeti Fiesta has once more proved itself to be the unmatched home of entertainment.It has been affirmed that the three-month annual music festival will deliver beyond expectation entertainment in other 18 regions. Other regions where the fiesta will be staged are Kahama, Bukoba, Musoma, Shinyanga, Kigoma, Tabora, Singida, Dodoma, Tanga, Moshi, Arusha, Mtwara and finally Dar es Salaam where it will wind up on October 18 this year.During the launch of the event, Serengeti Brand Manager Rodney Rugambo said that the SBL management in collaboration with other stakeholders has come up with new plans and new ideas based on feedback received from previous fiestas conducted over the years.
“Artistes lineup for the fiesta are all household names in the music scene and we urge Tanzanians to come up and be entertained by some of Tanzania’s top notch musicians,” he said. He noted that the Serengeti fiesta is not just about drinking… it also provides an opportunity to witness some of the biggest talents in the local music industry. Rugambo said during the fiesta there will also be other activities including soccer competitions called Serengeti Soccer Bonanza, dance competitions dubbed ‘Serengeti Dance la Fiesta’ and singing competitions focused on young ladies – Serengeti Supa Nyota Divas — with regional winners travelling to Dar es Salaam to battle it out for the ultimate top prize


I WONDER WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON WAS TO SAY ‘DON’T HATE. CONGRATULATE!’ IF YOU KNOW WHO IT WAS, PLEASE SEND THEM A GREAT BIG THANK YOU FOR THAT BIT OF SAGE ADVICE. IT IS TRUE WISDOM FOR THE AGES, PARTICULARLY FOR SOMEONE LIKE YOU

Yeah, I said it.
Oh, but I am not talking about you throwing shade on someone else’s success, achievements and happiness.I am talking about the way you ignore your own.
Think about it for just a moment. Yes, I know you are not where you want to be. Of course your current list of goals still has unchecked items. I hear you comparing yourself to what other people are doing. This isn’t about them. It’s about recognizing you for your own personal best efforts.Look at how far you have come from where you use to be. Take a good look at all you have done and all you are doing. You are not the one sitting on the sidelines talking about what needs to be done. You are busy doing it. That is something to be very proud of. You are one fantastic person if for no other reason than you are better than you were before.
So don’t hate. Congratulate!
Yes, I know it is hard because you do not see yourself as others see you. The way you started that business that is making a difference; the way you volunteer for that organization; the way you brought that group together to make something so fabulous happen; the way you always seem to be there for the people in your life; the way you created that gift or how you went about getting that degree; the way you always seem to step up and take the initiative without needing a title or position; the way you decided to follow your dreams and live a life of passion and purpose; how you took that risk for something greater than yourself. 
Yes I know you do not do these things to be applauded. You do them simply because you see they need to be done.
You do not even realize that the way you are busy just doing it is an inspiration to people around you. We do not tell you often enough but it is true. Your coworkers, your boss, your clients, your family, your friends, your children are pretty impressed by how you do you. Some of us may never think to state it but you are a model of determination, sacrifice, focus, courage, achievement, and excellence. Uh, yes, I am still talking about you. Look at you squirming over there. Now let me ask you a serious question. How resistant have you been to the idea of giving yourself some credit for your current state of success, achievements and happiness?
Don’t hate. Congratulate!
If you can give others credit where credit it due, why not treat yourself to a pleasant word about something great you have done. You say thank you to other people all day long. It is part of the reason they think of you as such a great leader. So how do you thank yourself? You absolutely deserve a personal thank you for the effort you have already made.
Try it before you go back to work.


TECNO PHANTOM Z IS YET ANOTHER FLAGSHIP FROM TECNO (AND IT’S A FREAKING OCTA-CORE SMARTPHONE WITH ANDROID 4.4.2 KITKAT)

§                                 16 MP primary camera, 8 MP front with flash
§                                 4000 mAh battery
§                                 5.2 inch display
§                             32 GB internal memory
 TECNO Mobile, a brand under Transsion Holdings has made a bold step of market dominance in Smartphone technology within Africa with the unveiling of the phone tipped for the Smartphone of the year - Phantom Z. Phantom Z is about to revolutionize how Smartphone is being used in Africa.  The Phantom Z is in clear competition with Samsung’s newest revelation, Samsung S5. This powerful device is powered by Android 4.4 Kitkat OS and set to deliver cutting edge features at retail-friendly price. The features captured in Phantom Z includes: a 7.9mm unibody design; a 2GB RAM that can store memory of up to 32GB; an 3030mAH battery that delivers 24 hours of talk time with up to 960 hours of standby time on a 3G network.Tecno has revolutionalized the Smartphone market in Africa. They have shown that they can bring Smartphone to Africans at an affordable price. Tecno is a visionary brand I  hope that consumers can enjoy phantom Z.

The Phantom Z in addition flaunts a stylish high-end back cover, a dual camera complete with the first dual flash camera that allows the user to create stunning selfies at daytime or nighttime. Its 5.2 inch, 1920x1080p Full HD screen makes use of the latest AMOLED screen technology to ensure high pixel density and high contrast ratio and with anti-scratch and anti-fingerprint surface.What I have seen in Tanzania is an increased adoption of TECNO Mobile’s Smartphone products, the Phantom A+ was a huge success in Tanzania and i believe Tanzanians are ready for a high-end Smartphone experience.
*UPDATE* The Tecno Phantom Z launched in Kenya on the 26th of June. It runs Android KitKat 4.4 (well done Tecno) and has an 8 MP camera with flash. Yes, a selfie camera with flash. 

PERSONAL ATTACKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, WE ALL KNOW SOCIAL MEDIA IS A POWERFUL TOOL THAT HAS MANY PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ADVANTAGES, WHICH IS WHY WE USE IT.

While you do have control over if and how you build your online presence, you typically lack control about what others say about you in online comments and on social media.The larger your presence, the more likely you are exposing yourself to feedback – both positive and negative. Even if you haven’t built out your social-media presence, you run the risk of being exposed to one of social media’s dark sides: the personal attack. Anybody can be a publisher — or an attacker When you’re attacked on social media, it can feel like the community has already made its mind up about you until you can prove your innocence.In the past, traditional media typically filtered mass messages to particular audiences, limiting the likelihood of harm as well as its effects. Now, anyone is a publisher to unlimited, worldwide audiences, without nearly as many filters. This greatly increases the potential for harm.

In this environment of instantaneous outbursts of micro-messages, the damage is done the instant something is tweeted or posted online. What is posted online can also be re posted and continue to live long after the original message has been deleted. Those attacked now have a greater need to minimize harm to their reputation, and to do so quickly. The form of the harm can be much more complicated too. People can incorrectly take a comment you make out of context (which in some states could potentially be ground for a false light claim); they can share hurtful opinions (which are generally protected speech under defamation law); or expose a truth that is less than flattering to you (a statement isn't defamatory if true).

Social-media sites have typically taken a hands-off approach to personal attacks launched by one user against another. Twitter currently provides a form for reporting abusive users and details of the behavior. It also suggests contacting local authorities to resolve the issues offline “if the interaction has gone beyond the point of name calling.”
Facebook also provides guidelines for reporting violations. It suggests hiding the abusive item from your news feed, sending a message to the poster asking them to take the item down, and unfriending or blocking the person. Near every Timeline post, Facebook provides a tool that lets you report harassing or offensive behavior: Besides reporting an offensive tweet to the site, or reporting someone to the police if the harm is severe enough, what can you do if someone says something less than flattering about you or your organization? And what can you do to make sure you’re ready to handle a personal attack? four  steps for responding to an attack, There are a number of effective strategies for overcoming the harm caused by a personal attack on social media. And your response can be a democratic one that includes fighting bad speech with more (good) speech.
If someone’s attacked you on social media, here are  steps for responding:
1. Don’t panic.
While this seem like a social-media crisis, realize you aren’t the first person to experience the nastiness of such an attack. Don’t freak out. Suspend judgment. Don’t take what has been said personally. Resist the urge to react right away
Instead, take a deep breath and think about what options exist.

2. Figure out if (and how) you want to respond.
Consider the motivation of the attacker: Are they just seeking attention? Are they misinformed? Based on this, what’s the best approach? What value would come from engaging with the attacker? What’s the best way to minimize any harm caused by the situation?

3. Respond quickly publicly, then take the follow-up conversation offline In most cases it’s good to respond quickly in the same venue where the attack was made by sending a brief, temperate message recognizing you saw the attack. Then, if appropriate, try to follow up in a more private way that can extend beyond 140 characters, such as a phone call or email. Consider what value would come with taking the conversation offline. Figure out your goals for a follow-up conversation and let them drive your communication.

4. Fight bad speech with more speech
Social media is often a double-edged sword: it can be an effective platform that elevates your profile, but it also exposes you to direct feedback, including negative comments or false information. While you can’t always anticipate when someone may post something hurtful or harmful, it’s helpful to develop a plan in advance for how you will respond to such a post thoughtfully.

To develop your plan, ask yourself this questions:

How can my social-media use support a strategy?
Both organizations and individuals should have strategies that guide their social-media use. Organizations should have a clear sense of their content goals, and how social media can help them reach these goals. How you respond to an attack can be a reflection of your employer as much as it is a reflection of yourself. It is helpful before you or your organization faces a social-media crisis to have values-based conversations about common ethical pressure points you confront in social media. For example, how transparent should you be about your work in posts? 

How should you reflect your biases and your beliefs in your social-media posts?
Social media is personal and lets you reveal as much about yourself as you decide you want to. Individuals should also take responsibility for what they post online, and create personal strategies to guide them. For example, my colleague Fiderine Iranga said she never retweets something that she hasn’t already read. Another common strategy I follow is an 80/20 rule: I try to post content I think is beneficial to my audience 80 percent of the time, and forgive myself for posting content I would consider self-promotional (and is ideally beneficial to my audience) no more than 20 percent of the time.
A social-media attack can be your opportunity to take a lemon and turn it into lemonade — something productive for your personal brand. When you are aware, proactive and strategic, you can not only mitigate harm from a social-media attack but also use the incident to build and enhance your impact on those you reach through social media.


ALI KIBA VS FANS ON INSTAGRAM >> IS THIS WHAT’S HOT IN THE STREET RIGHT NOW? DO PEOPLE REALLY WANT MORE FOLLOWERS THAT THEY GO THROUGH ALL THAT EFFORT? I NEVER CARED BEFORE BUT ITS JUST GETTING OUT OF HAND NOW…


Then Ali Kiba Came>>>>>>>>>>

THE MOST AMAZING POSITIVE VIBES FROM SOME OF THE YOUNG FOLKS DOES IN BONGO -THAT WE HARDLY KNOW!!

Alikiba Saleh Kiba TZ recording artiste, songwriter, dancer, producer, actor and model. He is one of Africa's biggest stars and his name is steadily becoming a household name internationally.So influential is Alikiba that the Tanzania’s president Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete honored him for his invaluable contribution to Tanzanian Music and Arts and Culture feted him.In 2011, Alikiba was voted as "the most popular top selling artist in East Africa" - Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda by Synovate research.
His debut album, named after the hit single ‘Cinderella’ became the biggest selling record in East Africa in 2008. He followed it up with his second album "Ali K for Real" which had mega-hits like ‘Nakshi Mrembo’, ‘Nichuum’ and ‘Usiniseme’. The success of the album cemented Alikiba's name as one of Tanzania's all-time greats.In 2010 Alikiba achieved another first, collaborating alongside Billboard's "Most Influential Global R&B Artist of the past 25 years", American singer-songwriter and record producer R Kelly for the successful One8 project alongside seven of Africa’s biggest names in music; Fally Ipupa, 2Face, Amani, Movaizhaleine, 4X4, Navio, JK.


When it comes to awards and nominations, Alikiba has them in plenty. He has been nominated for ‘Best International Act’ for Black Entertainment Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards, Best East African Artist (African Music Awards), Winner of Best Zouk / Rhumba Song and Best Tanzanian Writer, Best Male Artists and Best Collaborating song with Lady Jaydee (Kili Music Awards). Alikiba Saleh Kiba was born on November 26, 1986 in Iringa, Tanzania to Tombwe Njere and Saleh Omari. He is the first of four children and is followed by Abdu Saleh Kiba, Zabibu Saleh Kiba and Abubakar Saleh Kiba. Music has always been Alikiba's passion since childhood. He was either going to be a soccer player or a musician but the passion for the latter won.
During his primary school years at Upanga Primary School in Dar es salaam, he would dance and sing for his fellow students in school shows. After high school in 2004, he started pursuing a career as a songwriter and a music artist and wrote his first song, Maria. Later that year, Alikiba started working on his first album. In 2005, he received an offer from a Ugandan soccer team but turned it down to pursue and perfect his music career. As much as he loved soccer and was super talented, he loved music more and in that same year, decided to put more effort in his music.

2007: Cinderella Album
This was the album that introduced Alikiba to the music scene. The album's top single, Cinderella was an instant hit and made it to number one on all of Tanzania's music charts and was big enough to cross over to Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
He had East Africa's complete attention when he followed up with even bigger hits led by MacMuga, Nakshi Mrembo and Mali Yangu. Even the Middle East could not get enough of the star. He breaking records and crossing boundaries.

2008: Alikiba 4 Real
A year later in 2008, Alikiba released his second album's first single, Usiniseme and at this point, he was dominating the charts across East Africa and beyond. The album, Alikiba 4 Real was another piece of work from the star. In the same year, Alikiba was nominated and won the Kilimanjaro Music Awards for Cinderella.
2009: Modeling
While still soaring in his career, Alikiba received another soccer offer to play for the Tanzania soccer team, African Lyon but predictably, turned down the offer and instead decided to venture into modeling, as it didn't take much of his time from music.
2010: ONE8
He landed the mega One8 deal that saw him work with international star R Kelly and seven other African artists. He was singled out by R Kelly who said he had the most unique beautiful voice that had longevity and gave him the lead for the project's single, Hands Across the World.
Billboard named ONE8 as “Best Bet of 2011” in its Billboard ‘Best Bet list’, an annual forecast of upcoming artists or groups that are destined for success.

In the same year Alikiba was nominated and won the BEFFTA London Award for the Best International Artists in a category he had been pitted against Nigeria's 2 Face Idibia, Beyonce and Akon
He also took home the Sexiest Male Artist award at the same awards.
2011: DUSHELELE

After his experience working with R Kelly and some of Africa's best stars, he released Dushelele, which he co-produced and co-directed. He again proved he has a midas touch when it comes to music thanks to the success of the album. The song was nominated and won the Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards for Best Zouk song.
He later followed up the success of Dushelele with "Single Boy/Single Girl" featuring another Tanzanian musical genius Lady Jaydee and it went on to completely annihilate the competition and topped the charts through the year.
The collaboration was nominated for the Kora Music Award for Best East African Male Artist and topped it all when he was voted as the most popular top selling artist in East Africa - Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda by Synovate research.

2012: Acting
He spent the year collaborating with different artists and started music production, acting lessons, and writing movie scripts.
2013: Release of his new album

Ready to release his third studio album, which he has also co-produced is set to be released in 2014. He is also songwriting for fellow artists and scripting his first movie, which he will also star alongside other well-known actors.
His dance prowess has been compared to R&B artist Usher whom Alikiba cites as a large influence on his music career.