FROM THE BIG BROTHER AFRICA 2014: TANZANIAN IDRISS PUNISHED.

Big Brother gathered the housemates in the lounge for a special announcement. Addressing the room, Biggie reminded the Hotshots that responsible maintenance was expected in the house. Because Idris had not adhered to this rule by breaking a door at the previous Friday night party, he had to be punished. Big Brother told him he was to be at the beck and call of Head of House, JJ, and was to do all his activities and chores in the house which included cooking, cleaning and fetching.

The punishment was to last for 48 hours and JJ received a whistle which he could use to summon Idris whenever he needed him. The rest of the housemates thought the punishment was highly amusing and JJ was delighted at the prospect. Idris was not at all impressed, saying "I'm officially a dog." JJ immediately went in search of his whistle and then told the rest of the housemates to assist Idris in the event he did not know where to find things in the house.


It will be interesting to see how this punishment plays out and whether JJ will abuse his power. After all, it could come back to haunt him when the punishment is over and once there is a new Head of House in place. Idris thought JJ was going to pay him back for everything he had done to him, but JJ did not feel that Idris had done anything against him and the two have gotten along so far. Idris started his new "job" immediately, grumbling "I did not knock the door, the door knocked me." Do you think the punishment was fair?

JUST AFTER HIGH SCHOOL @ JANGWANI SHE LEFT THE COUNTRY. >> AN INTELLIGENT, FOCUSED, AND SMART TAUSI LIKOKOLA GOT DISCOVERED IN GERMANY, THE REST IS HISTORY. AN INTERNATIONAL RENOWNED SUPERMODEL, A WRITER, AN ENTREPRENEUR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, GOODWILL AMBASSADOR, A BRAND THAT CAME FROM A REMOTE VILLAGE FOUND IN THE COUNTRY NAMED TANZANIA, DISCOVERED IN GERMANY AND TOOK THE WORLD OF FASHION CAPITALS IN THE WORLD BY STORM. BONN, BERLIN, MILAN, DÜSSELDORF, PARIS, NEW YORK. COVERS OF FASHION MAGAZINES. TAUSI BINTI LIKOKOLA, SHE IS A BRAND TO RECKON WITH, AFTER TEN (10) YESSSSSSS TEN YEARS SHE IS COMING BACK HOME, WHERE SHE BELONGS. AN AFRICAN PRINCESS YESSSS SHE WILL BE NONE WHERE ELSE THAN THE LAND OF THE FIRST MAN ON EARTH, TANZANIA

Former model Tausi Likokola was originally born
in the beautiful East African country of Tanzania and for many years has lived
in both Europe, Asia and America. She has worked with many world-class
designers such as Gucci, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfinger, Issey Miyake and
Escada. She has also graced and covers dozens of international fashion &
Lifestyle magazines. Tausi is also a founder and presi
dent of TAF - Tausi Aids Fund & Tausi and Friends Fashion
For Life, not-for-profit organizations focusing on improving education and
health care.


In 2000, she published the popular booklet “The Art
of Beauty and Health”. Tausi is a sought after motivational speaker and writer,
who is well respected in the fashion industry.
Her first novel, “The African Princess” was launched in
Tanzania in 2004 and became the number one bestseller in that country. In 2009
Tausi published two books “Beautiful You” and “The Touch of an Angel”.


Tausi uses her experience and her book
"Beautiful You" to encourage young girls in "Beautiful You"
workshops.

PLEASE, VOTE VANESSA MDEE FOR BEST FEMALE ARTIST EASTERN AFRICA @ AFRIMAWARDS

The pint-sized urban beat connoisseur had the opportunity to travel the world at a young age, growing up in New York, Paris, Nairobi and Arusha. Vanessa quickly became familiar with many different forms of creative and performing arts. Although she studied law at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Vanessa's fashion sense has made her the go-to girl at every MAMA ( MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARD) hosting the red carpet to Africa's most stylish night out 3 years in a row. The self-confessed shoe addition is also known for her constantly changing hairstyles - with more transformations to her name than Cher!

Vanessa's great musical ear got her a gig on Tanzanian radio, and she became the host of 102.6 Choice FM's The Hitlist - a brand that Vanessa has made her own. Vanessa's eclectic sounds and love for RnB and Hip Hop with a hint of Pop is Dar es Salaam's portal to all things COOL! Along with her pan African weekly MTV show, Base Select 10 and daily radio gig, Vanessa still keeps at it: blogging as a roving reporter on behalf of MTV Staying Alive and UNAIDS on her Dynamites Mission website as part of her belief in a HIV free world. She was also MTV's voice at the 2011 UNAIDS Mali Youth Summit in Bamako and thereafter the High Level meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, The International Conference on HIV and STI's in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the formation of a STANDWIDTH which she co-founded along with MK Asante under the UNAIDS umbrella.
FOLLOW THE LINK http://afrima.org/index.php/vote/continental-category/the-regional-categories/best-female-artiste-in-ea TO VOTE FOR HER @ AFRIMWARDS






MISS UNIVERSE TANZANIA 2014 CONTESTANTS OFFICIALLY STARTED THEIR BOOT CAMP @ GOLDEN TULIP HOTEL IN DAR ES SALAAM…>> NATIONAL FINALS WILL BE ON 31ST OCTOBER 2014

Miss Universe Tanzania National Director-Maria Sarungi Tsehai introducing the girls to the media before boot camp
GOOD JOB MARIA SARUNGI- BEST OF LUCK, I’M SURE IT WILL BE OUTSTANDING, THIS SHOW ALWAYS SET DIFFERENCE AND SHOWS WHAT REALLY A BEAUTY IS ABOUT....
*** Miss Universe Tanzania 2014 Competition SPONSERD by Insignia, MeryLight , Golden Tulip, Compass Communications, AzH Photography, Adams Digicom, Opulence, Missie Popular Blog, Seif Kabelele BLOG, Urban Rose Hotel, RichBoys Entertainment (TZ) Ltd  and  New York Film Academy....

2014 CNN – MULTICHOICE JOURNALIST AWARDS SHOWCASES TANZANIA DESPITE FAILURE TO WIN A SINGLE AWARD

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Bento Venâncio, from Jornal Domingo and Brito Simango, from Televisão de Moçambique, posing with Victor Mlunde while holding their Portuguese Language General News Awards.

Story By; Victor Mlunde

Last Saturday, the world witnessed a historic annual CNN-Multichoice Journalist Award ceremony on the continent, hosted for the first time in our commercial capital, Dar Es Salaam. The choice of Tanzania is not only an unprecedented honor to the great peaceful nation on the continent, but a rare opportunity to showcase Tanzania and open its market to the world. I congratulate the event organizers and His Excellency the President, Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, for being the Guest of Honour, for his outstanding economic diplomacy skills and unending efforts in showcasing Tanzania to the world.
As usual, the president’s speech looked at quantity rather than quality, boasting to have more media outlets in the country than neighbors - even with mounting insecurity of media practitioners and existence of Draconian Newspapers Act, 1976 and National Security Act, 1970 which limit press freedom as we approach 2015 general elections, the standard rhetoric maintained that the government will soon table the Freedom of Information and Media Services Bills in parliament, a promise left unattended by the Ministry of Information since begin of his second term in office back in 2006.
Despite government’s slow pace in implementing commitments on free press, we should acknowledge the fact that the head of state is at least committed to transparency and open government more than his predecessors, at least by signing international commitments and protocols on transparency such as the Open Government Partnership, though more work needs to be done in getting Media Freedom Bill and Services Act in place before busy and tense election period comes in.
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Categories and winners
The award categories covered economics and business, press freedom, culture, sports, photo journalism, sports reporting and the environment. Others included Portuguese and French stories awards. Winners wrote moving and interesting stories. To mention a few; Bento Venâncio, Jornal Domingo, Mozambique investigated how lack of transparency in procurement of automobiles in Mozambique leads to fraud, Evelyn Watta, a sports reporter from Kenya revealed the value of Senegal’s mythical Wrestling heritage to the West African nation. The most touching of all was Press Freedom Award handed to the wife of jailed Swazi journalist, Bheki Makhubu who is facing sedition for penning columns supporting a state clerk who was charged for trying to put right the system that allowed judicial officers to misuse public cars. My sincere congratulations should go to the only brave Tanzanian nominee, one Dickson Ng’hily whose Dar traffic jam story was a concern of all Dar commuters;  too bad the judges underestimated the significance of his story in pushing authorities in fast growing African cities to expand the road network.
However, a question remains; where were the rest of Tanzanian journalists?  it is believed the majority did not submit their work for some reason – probably due to  the fact that everyone was very busy reporting on “katiba” stunning headlines “serikali mbili au tatu” instead of simple local stories that could create positive impact in the community! If the awards had a politics category, I am sure we would have beaten the Kenyans and West Africans for our genius in making stunning political headlines.
Yes! We would have defeated our neighbours in Kenya who have outperformed the whole of East Africa in this year’s awards, yet again. In fact it is not the first time; even in the prestigious annual Kili Marathon held in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region, Kenyans end up winning more trophies while we the hosts are reduced to mere spectators each year.
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President Jakaya Kikwete presents the overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award to Joseph Mathenge. Looking on is Mathenge’s son, Geoff Kihato.
Overall winner
I was personally moved by the story of the overall winner, Joseph Mathenge and his son who convinced father to abandon his private photography tender aimed at raising funds for son’s cancer treatment and instead rushed to the Westgate Mall to capture the very first photos that revealed the images of terror to the whole world.

Way forward

It is high time Tanzanian journalists be proud of their work and confident to present it in future awards, even when unsure of winning. More quantity will help identify quality stories that will make all of us proud.
Organizers should also add a social media category to honour and recognize excellent work by social media which uses the internet and citizen journalism to report sensational stories as they happen swifter than the traditional media itself.
On the other hand, award organizers should add a Swahili story category alongside Portuguese and French story awards for it is an African Union (AU) language widely spoken across East and Central Africa. Moreover, I would like to advise CNN to introduce a CNN Swahili language service in East and Central Africa, emulating BBC, Deutsche Welle, Radio France International and VOA in giving local journalists in the broader Swahili speaking East and Central African region to cover and explain local stories to the world.
Victor Mlunde is a Dar es Salaam-based Political and Development Consultant with expertise in media, good governance, elections and conflicts resolution in the Great Lakes region. He can be easily reached through +255 714 289428 and vicmlunde@yahoo.com

IS MAC MUGA HEADING BACK TO MADIBA THE MZANSI- SOUTH AFRICA ??

Mr. NICE has been in and out of the music scene. He was last seen performing in Mombasa, Kenya a while back now. However, talks of Mr. Nice making a return to formerly enjoyed status have been doing the rounds since a long time now. According to sources close to the star, the music legend is planning a HUGE COMEBACK!!!

No official news yet but our source confirms that there might be some hope for the fans with his latest released singles “Akina Mama   and “Ulisemaje    expected to be a big blow to the music industry something unexpected from any artists. The video for both singles are currently being filmed at South Africa with a blossom budget of 5 Million Kenya Shillings. The question that lingers everyone’s mind if indeed Mr. Nice will come back from his guilty pleasure destination.
 Nothing is cooler and more attractive than a big comeback, and that'll be MR. NICE.” Candy n Candy Records management.

Mr. Nice is also schedule to perform at the National stadium in Kigali Rwanda for the GET SPOTTED, TALENT SEARCH.

TO THE HATERS OUT THERE, BELIEVE ME, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BLOGGER IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH HATERS…

“I could never do what you do.” We were sitting around Fosters-Mikocheni when my friend said those words to me. My friend is brilliant, funny, and anexceptional writer, but when I asked him what is stopping him from launching his own blog (something that he has talked about doing for months), that was his response. He had more to say too: “People are so cruel and judgmental. I don’t think that I have what it takes to put my writing out there for the world to rip apart and judge. There are so many haters out there.” Sadly, he’s absolutely right. There are so many haters out there. Some of you already know this, but it took me 3 long years to find the guts to publish my first ever blog post here on this site. The reason for the ridiculously long delay, you might be wondering? Fear of dealing with criticism from the haters. Yep, that’s it. That fear almost stopped me from ever hitting “Publish” on my very first blog post. Almost. It took me a while to completely overcome this fear, but now with almost 4 years of blogging under my belt, I can say with 100% confidence that haters do not need to be feared. They do need to be dealt with, though. The problem is that when it comes to dealing with haters, most people give the same tired advice that you have probably heard before:

> Ignore them.

> Get a thicker skin.

>Fight fire with fire.

There are definitely much better ways to silence the haters, so without further ado, let’s get on with the business of zipping their lips once and for all.

* The Best Way To Deal With Haters:

Believe me, you don’t have to be a blogger in order to deal with haters. How many people reading this can relate to dealing with people in your lives who seemingly take great joy in pointing out your flaws, inadequacies, and imperfections? Also, just to be clear–this post is not about constructive criticism. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. This post is solely about the destructive kind. The destructive criticism could be about your parenting skills, your ability to do your job, how you dress, who you decided to date/marry, the house you live in, the car you drive, your positive attitude, your weight, your hair, the fact that you smile too much, your writing ability…the list could literally go on and on.
You might think that since I write about positivity, I must be immune from dealing with haters. Everyone loves positivity, right?

Here are some very real examples of the some the hate that I’ve had to deal with since launching Seif Kabelele Blog :

*Your blog is way too positive. This is a shitty world that we live in and you clearly live in a fantasy land that’s nothing like the real world. You need to quit being such a phony.

* I can’t take you seriously as a “positivity blogger” because you use the words sh*t and a**hole in your blog posts. Stop pretending that you’re a positive person.


There’s a lot more where those came from, but I’m sure that you get the point.
So, how do I deal with these special people? It’s simple. I do more of what they hate. This one is pretty important, so I’ll say it again: The best way to silence the haters is to do more of what they hate. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:

A few years ago at work, I had a very motivated group of haters who loved to comment on how “phony” I was to anyone who would listen. To them, I was “too nice” and I “smiled too much” to be authentic and real, and apparently, my positive attitude annoyed the hell out of them. Yes, seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. Let’s be honest–what if I foolishly tried to make these people happy by smiling less and by switching up my style by mean-mugging everyone all day and treating people like crap? Would that make them “like me” more? Of course not. Changing up my style wouldn’t magically turn me into best friends with those people (not that I wanted to be friends with people like that anyway.)
So instead, I did the only logical thing. I chose to smile more, I continued to be friendly as possible, and most importantly, I chose to be me, unapologetically.

Interestingly enough, once they realized that their snide comments and immature hating had absolutely no effect on my behavior, the haters were effectively silenced and they moved on to another target who would give them the emotional reaction they craved. Believe me, it’s very possible to rise above the hate, and if you’re dealing with haters, you can rise above it too by: 1) showing your haters that their words have no effect on you and 2) showing them that you’re happy with who you are by doing more of what they hate. I know that at Seif Kabelele Blog  I won’t be able to please everyone. For some people, I’m too positive.
For some people, I’m not positive enough. For some people, dropping an occasional curse word means that I’m a negative person. For some people, because I’m not dropping a steady stream of “F-bombs” from my keyboard onto this page, that means that I’m soft and “afraid to keep it real.” This is all part of the gig–no matter where you go or what you choose to do, the critics will be waiting.

But given the choice to be the person who is critiquing the thing from the sidelines or doing the thing in the arena (shout out to Brother Mohamed Mgori !), I can always lean on the fact that I’m choosing to live each day courageously in the arena. If you’re with me in the arena, then know this–no matter what you’re doing, it is impossible to make everyone happy. Good thing that’s not my goal, and I hope that it’s not yours either. As a guy who has spent the majority of my adult life being scared to show the world the “real me” for fear of being judged by the haters, those days are over. Instead, I will keep giving you every last drop of the authentic Seif Kabelele. Every. Single. Day. Like the late Kurt Cobain said, “I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not.”

* Hurt People Hurt People*
“I hope that you get cancer and die.”
I remember reading the above comment directed toward the author of a very popular blog that I like to read, and at first, that comment shook me to my core. Seriously, that’s an incredibly horrific thing to say to someone. What type of sick bastard would wish cancer upon another human being? Reflecting back on it now, I completely get it. Only someone who is severely hurting inside would ever take the time to type up something like that and then publish it on a website for the whole world to see. Personally speaking, the comments that I shared earlier from my haters are actually the “PG-rated versions” of the comments that I’ve received over the past 10 months.

Some comments that I’ve received in the past are so ugly, mean, and cartoonishly evil that they just cannot be taken seriously. Here are two very real observations that I’ve made about haters, that I’m sure you’ll agree with:

1) I have never in my life seen a well-adjusted and happy person who purposely writes vicious, hate-filled emails/comments in an attempt to tear someone else down. Why? Because they’re too busy being well-adjusted and happy to waste their time being an insufferable jerk, that’s why.

2) I have never received a piece of vicious criticism from a person who is actually putting him/herself out there by creating anything meaningful. These jokers are experts at destroying things (no skill or talent is needed to do that), but they’re pretty much incapable of building anything useful (lots of skill, talent, and guts are needed to do that).

That’s because the people who choose to hurt others are the broken souls of the world who are deeply hurting themselves. I remind myself of this often whenever I deal with mean-spirited comments or mean-spirited behavior. You should too.
Simply put, emotionally mature people don’t spend their valuable time trying to destroy people. If you’re dealing with people who seemingly find pleasure in directing destructive criticism your way–it could be a customer, your significant other, your boss/coworker, or even your mom–just remember this: Their hate has nothing to do with how they feel about you, it’s a reflection about how they feel about themselves.

YEBAH !!>> I CAME ACROSS THIS SAYING ‘KARMA IS A BITCH ‘ A FEW TIMES WHILE READING SOME COMMENTS ONLINE RECENTLY. I UNDERSTAND KARMA AS A RELIGIOUS CONCEPT TO MEAN ‘WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND’.. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT BITCH IS A DEROGATORY WORD FOR INSULTING A WOMAN. >> WHY IS KARMA BEING REFERRED TO AS A BITCH? IS THIS A NEW INTERPRETATION ON WHAT KARMA IS ABOUT?

Also used as the rhetorical question
Ain't karma a bitch?
Synonyms:
  • What goes around, comes around
  • Getting his just desserts
  • He had it coming
and strongly related to
  • Payback's a bitch
It is likely a mix of having bad Karma and the idiom Payback's a bitch, where Payback is performed by someone wronged by the now punished person, but Karma just happened to the person for some seemingly righteous reason not necessarily related to a person or physical entity.
The bitch part is not aimed at Karma, the concept, but at the resulting punishment, where it refers to the unpleasantness of being punished for something you did.
It is a taunt aimed at a person who is supposedly asking for the situation he is in due to his previous actions.
So the person saying it, considers the one he says it to or about deserves to be punished because of something they did.
For example someone so busy pointing and laughing at a person who had an accident, that he walks straight into a lamp post and breaks his nose. His friend who did not find the accident they saw funny, could say "Ain't Karma a bitch?"
There's another meaning of bitch that should clear this up. From NOAD:
bitch (noun)
1 a female dog, wolf, fox, or otter.
informal derogatory a woman whom one dislikes or considers to be malicious or unpleasant.
• [in sing. ] informal a thing or situation that is unpleasant or difficult to deal with : the stove is a bitch to fix.
So, in the phrase karma is a bitch, the writer means:
"When what goes around comes around, the situation can be difficult to deal with or fix."
In Indian Religions ( Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism ), the resultant of doing something generates a Karma, and Not doing anything also generates a karma.
Doing right ( Dharma ) generates Good Karma and Doing Wrong ( Adharma ) generates Bad Karma.
However Dharma is subjective to time, space , society and being. What may be Dharma to you can be Adharma to someone else.
A fish and cat see water differently. Water to fish is life and death to cat.
There are no answers given in hinduism. Only right questions. The person has to find answers in "n" number of lives.
ITS FUCKING COMPLICATED.
Hence KARMA IS A BITCH.
Cos, you never know, what you are doing thinking Dharma may still generate Bad Karma to you.
Hope this will help you understand it better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jik3hqAKiOY

HEINEKEN CELEBRATES TANZANIAN ‘MEN OF THE WORLD’ WITH LIMITED EDITION CITY BOTTLES.

Heineken Tanzania Country Manager Micheal Mbungu unveils the new limited edition Cities bottles
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Global campaign connects consumers all over the world with iconic city bottles.

HEINEKEN is known for its legendary campaigns and memorable experiences. Heineken® has unveiled its latest global campaign, ‘Cities of the World,’ aimed at inspiring men to live worldly, new adventures by unlocking the secrets of their cities. The campaign started from 15th October and it will end on  15th December this year, inspires men to “open their world” and experience true worldliness and adventure. Tanzanian ‘Men of the World’ will have the opportunity to participate in promotions and social media activations on Facebook.com/Heineken and Twitter @Heineken_TZ.

The activations are designed to encourage exploration of their cities and celebrate memorable experiences with Heineken®, the world’s most international premium beer. Heineken® has produced a set of specially designed bottles, each with one of six global cities printed on it: New York, Shanghai, Berlin, Amsterdam, London & Rio de Janeiro. The special edition bottles will be available in over 100 countries around the world, including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

The limited edition bottles are produced in the same brewery as the regular bottle, and the beer remains exactly the same. This is the first time that Heineken® is deploying a set of limited edition bottles across the globe at once, with each of the cities printed on the special edition bottles representing an iconic global destination associated with its worldly culture, unique experiences and vibrant social scene.
 “Men of the World want to make the most out of their time in the city, because they know life only gives them one shot. So they really live their city by seeking out new experiences and adventures and they have an underlying fear of missing out on the best ones (FOMO),” said Uche Unigwe, General Manager HEINEKEN East Africa Import Company.


The ‘Cities of the World’ campaign aims to inspire and motivate consumers to get out of their comfort zones, to embrace the unusual and embark on worldly adventures. It also reaffirms Heineken®’s status as the most international premium beer, informing consumers that whether they are in Dar es Salaam, New York, Amsterdam or any of the other city, their Heineken® is the same premium quality.

UPDATE: BIG BROTHER AFRICA 2014 THE HOTSHOTS: Wat’s On -‘OUR VERY OWN TZ IDRISS’

There were tears earlier when Sipe took offense to an off-hand remark by Tanzanian Idris about her being a gold-digger. Fleeing to the bedroom, she was comforted by Goitse, and later JJ as well. They encouraged her to be strong and keep on playing the game the way she alwasy had, telling her she was neither a quitter nor the type of person to go home. Idris did not seem aware that he had hurt Sipe’s feelings and joinedSamantha and Tayo outside in a conversation that ranged from Montecasino in South Africa to Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. Sitting with them was Lilian, who looked bored and did not contribute much to the conversation.
After they received the brief for the second week’s Extravaganza, as well as further instructions, the teams split up and hashed out their ideas. Between talk of amnesia, the mafia, family rivalry, gods and pregnant girls, teams had the dramatic element nailed. We can’t wait till they start putting their dances together! The teams are different than last week and the dynamics seemed better than before – at first. It did not take long before arguments and confusion broke out again. Sheillah (in Team B) got very upset, complaining that other team members would not let her get a word in edgewise. In Team A, JJ was having no problem making himself heard, taking the lead as always.

Disagreements were minor, and the creative flow between all the housemates was good overall. Will this period of bliss last till Saturday night, or will a misunderstanding knock a housemate over the edge?

A VERY INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO,- NO MATTER HOW BAD YOU THINK YOU GOT IT, SOMEONE OUT THERE HAS GOT IT WORST. APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE AND REMEMBER BE GREATFULL.

If you think things are bad for you then Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around a friend ; no hands to hold the ones you love; no fingers to experience touch ; no way to lift or carry things. How much more difficult would life be if you were living without arms and hands? Or what about legs? Imagine if instead of no arms, you had no legs. No ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand. Now put both of those scenarios together… no arms and no legs. What would you do? How would that affect your everyday life ?

I’VE ALWAYS NOTICED IT’S FAIRLY COMMON TO HEAR STORIES ABOUT DIFFERENT FAMOUS PEOPLE BECOMING DEPRESSED, SUICIDAL, HOOKED ON DRUGS ETC. WHY IS THIS?? WHY WOULD SOMEONE GET DEPRESSED WHEN THEY HAVE THE WORLD’S BEST JOB, MAKE THE MOST MONEY, AND ARE ADORED BY THE ENTIRE WORLD? BUT WHY DO THEY PUSH IT TO THE EXTREME TO THE POINT OF ATTEMPTING SUICIDE. I ALWAYS SEE ON THE NEWS ….

Most of us have probably wanted to be celebrities at one point in our lives. We have dreamed about the fame, fortune and glamor that comes with it. Many people are even obsessed with celebrities and popular culture. However, there's unfortunately also a darker side than often seems to be associated with celebrity status - addiction to drugs, alcohol and painful bouts with loneliness and depression. So, what factors do you think cause this to happen? What exactly does it mean to say that someone "can't handle fortune and fame"? Is it work-related stress, lack of privacy, sleepless nights, a feeling of fakeness or inability to live a normal life? Do celebrities become depressed because they are no longer as popular as they once were, or because their personal wealth declines sharply as they grow older ?

I think money has a lot to do with it. These are people that are constantly being told how great they are, how pretty or handsome they are, how talented they are, and so on. I think they get really full of themselves because of that. It is devastating to them to have a movie they are in flop, or be out of the limelight for too long, or have a scandle they are connected to. They kind of live in a glass bowl. They have to keep their curtains closed because otherwise papparatzi will take photos of them. They must shred their mail and anything written on because the paps go through their garbage. They cannot go out to eat, or to the movie, or to an amusment park, most anywhere, and not be recognized and draw a crowd want an autograph, a picture, their time. They must be diligent with their children to protect them and their privacy. I think there is a lot of pressure when you are in the publics eyes. They do not have normal lives for the most part. I imagine that can stress you out a lot and it is easy to begin drinking or doing drugs. These people are surrounded by others that use, and they get offered some if they'd like. I think the root of it all is money and needing a break from the craziness. I've felt insecurity many times in my life, but it never caused me get addicted to drugs or feel like ending my life. It made me want to avoid the source of my insecurity or overcome it in some way.... Seif Kabelele...


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WTF? Are you serious???? As if you can even ask why!! They are constantly harrassed by papparazzi, the press, haters and critics. Every day of their lives are surrounded by criticism and pressure to be what people want them to be. Most singers and actors who get hooked on drugs go that way because of the pressure of always having to perform and act a certain way to please fans and critics. Their lives would be ten times as stressful as the busiest person you know. try to sympathize.... Nandine


Because fame and fortune is an illusion. We live in a soulless society that has placed too much value on something as meanginless as large stacks of green paper and the admiration of a bunch of babbling idiots....Miyeye

Why do they push it to the extreme and try and commit suicide? Imagine this: Your society tells you that money, fame and power is the peak of the mountain. You expend unbelievable amounts of energy and cope with huge amounts of stress to get there, and you find out that life is no brighter up there. You just exchanged one set of problems for another. Society has our priorities mixed up. If you're not happy without money you are not going to be happy with it. The art of being content is the realm of wise men throughout the ages. This is old, old stuff. People never learn, there have been unhappy rich people since there were riches to acquire. There have been people who are dirt poor and perfectly, blissfully happy. Maybe that's something we should all ponder from time to time......Gueseppe


Because some are not capable of handling the pressure that comes with fame , imagine yourself as a celebrity, unless you know something that everyone else don't you don't really have much of a job security, will you still be able to find work next month? can you still afford your current lifestyle ..when you go out, are you concerned about your image, safety, or can you even go out at all , what can you do to keep doing what you do, are you even still relevant........... Pachiane

Being harassed by everyone is the worlds best job? and lots of people get depressed, but celebrity depression is made public obviously.................Kapeche

It's called being human. Just because a bunch of people know of your existence and brings you money doesn't change the fact that they still have human emotions and sensations...Indira



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#UPDATE: BIG BROTHER AFRICA 2014 SEASON 9 THE HOTSHOTS: FRANKIE, TAYO AND JJ LEAD IN NOMINATIONS, >> WHO WILL SAMANTHA SAVE AND REPLACE??

Soon after the first eviction show yesterday, each remaining housemate was called to the diary room tomake their two nominations and give valid reasons for their nominations. One rule applied: If a housemate refuses to nominate, they will automatically be put up for eviction. So it goes without saying that all housemates managed to come forth with nominations. New head of house of the week, Samantha will later on the nominationshow have the chance to save and replace any of the nominated housemates with the others. See how the nominations went!
Frankie, Tayo and JJ are leading in the nominations. Whilst many find Tayo’s loudness and abrasiveness distasteful, other housemates reckon Frankie lacks presence and that JJ is full of himself with a “know-it-all” attitude.
First in the diary room was Alusa who nominated Esther and Tayo. He said that he did not connect with Esther and found Tayo to be aggressive. Arthur was next and he nominated JJ and Sabina. He said that JJ was the reason his group lost the extravaganza and that Sabina shouted a lot in her bid to shine.
Butterphly nominated Frankie and Esther because they had gone cold on her, with the result being that they were not getting along anymore. Ellah nominated Tayo because he is aggressive and reckoned they could do without that energy in the house. Her second nomination was Laveda whom she said came off as controlling and so had not gotten to know her better.
After much struggling, Esther finally settled on her nominations – JJ and Permithias. She said that JJ was not a good listener in the group task and that Permithias was provocative and rehashed unnecessary past issues. Frankie nominated Tayo because he talks down on peopl; he said he is immature and very condescending. He also nominated JJ because he always puts the work of others down.

Goitse nominated Esther and and Lilian because she felt they were both poor teamplayers and even after their team lost the extravaganza, they sought to put the blame on other team members. Idris nominated Frankie because he didn’t quite blend in the house and Permithias because he is trying to play the girls. JJ nominated Lillian because of her negativity in their group and Laveda because she began abusing her rights as HoH.

Kacey Moore nominated Frankie for the same reason as that of Idris and Sabina, because he hasn’t been accommodating of others. Laveda nominated JJ because she felt he failed at his task of being a director for their show as they lost and Frankie for not being forthcoming with himself. Lilian nominated JJ because she felt he had a “big head” and felt Alusa couldn’t humble himself in a group set-up.
Luis wanted Alusa to go because he reminded him of Mira and JJ because he came across as a ‘know-it-all’. Mr. 265 nominated Permithias because he had no self-control with how far he pushed people and Arthur because he seemed to be resistant to criticism and stuck in his own world. Macky2 nominated Laveda for being unfair in the manner in which she selected her teams and Frankie for not being real and closing himself up in his shell.
M’am Bea said Esther and Sabina needed to learn other ways of showing respect in their speech and therefore nominated them for being smart mouths. Nhlanhla said Tayo was too loud and abrasive and had no specific reason for nominating Sabina. Permithias said Tayo disrespected women and said Frankie was lost in everything and risked becoming irrelevant in the house. Sabina wanted to get rid of Lilian because she felt they had similar strategies and Tayo for being a loud mouth.
Samantha nominated Frankie and Arthur because she wanted to evict a complete pair from a country to avoid friction with one’s fellow countryman. Sheillah nominated Frankie for his obscure character and Permithias for being annoying. Sipe called Tayo rude and immature and nominated Permithias for not being responsible with house chores. Tayo said JJ had no character and wanted to be like him and said Permithias was a coward not fit for the house.
Trezagah nominated Samantha for bad-mouthing Mozambican men and said the unpleasant dream he had about her confirmed his choice to nominate her. He also nominated Esther because she shouts a lot and is the only one who smokes in the house.
source: www.bigbrotherafrica.com


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