Last night, popular messaging app Whatsapp experienced a breakdown. Not just in Kenya, it was a global problem that had whatsapp users confused. Trust me, people restarted their phones, others purchased more data bundles and when nothing seemed to work, they all took to twitter. #Whatsappdown was trending and some of the memes that resulted out of the hitch are just hilarious …
This week saw one of the most hilarious memes break the internet with hilarious captions. People jumped at it, Team Mafisi did and of course corporate companies were not left behind. Which meme are we talking about? Well, you guessed it right, “Mimi? Ati mimi nikasema……, mimi?”.
Sisi? Mnasema tunakulanga bundles? Sisi? pic.twitter.com/cOLjDpbFRt
— Safaricom Limited (@SafaricomLtd) March 14, 2017
Sisi? Tukasema uchukue loan na usilipe? Sisi? pic.twitter.com/buaFtU6aZt
— KCB Group (@KCBGroup) March 14, 2017
Ati nirelease ngoma inaitwa Binguni hakuna strike. Mimi? pic.twitter.com/mZVwmwneDu
— Jimmy Gait (@JimmyGait) March 14, 2017
It was so hilarious, right. By the way, everything has an origin, memes have origins as well. Last year we had a stone-faced kid who was very serious in her schoolwork. Then it was unravelled that the kid’s name was Jake, he was Ghanaian and the internet came up with different memes over that photo.
So about the recent meme, you might not know this but, the meme is of a Japanese action character who goes by the name Saitama. Saitama in reality is a city in Japan. The character Saitama is a protagonist in a super-hero parody webcomic that has been ongoing since 2009. Saitama is widely known as One-Punch man. So yes, he’s a superhuman.
Here are a few facts about the fictional character;
1. Age: 25
2. Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
3. Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
4. Location: Z-City
5. Abilities: Superhuman physical powers
6. Occupation: Superhero
Saitama is usually deliberately drawn in a simpler style than other characters, with a very rounded head and only a simple mouth and eyes. He really doesn’t look like an action character. kinda laid back and when compared to other superhuman beings, he looks rather less. His costume is always a plain yellow jumpsuit with a short zipper at the collar and a belt, then an ensemble of red boots and gloves, and a white cape.
If you have been to whatsapp today (which I am sure you have), then you must have noticed that it’s a whole new experience. We woke up to a whatsapp we’re not used to, one that enables you use photos, videos and GIFs to create message stories.
This is very much similar to Snapchat, who register over 2.5 billion snaps every day. Facebook is known to have bought Whatsapp last year for a whooping $19 billion and the owner is known to try many things in improving their services to social media users. By the way, last year Facebook brought a key Instagram feature (Instagram stories) to Facebook and it seems he is doing the same by cloning Snapchat’s most interesting feature.
The status have a 24-hour lifespan, but you can change. So instead of the three options, now you have four with the new one being the camera option which you can use to go live, take photos or a video, caption it and edit before posting it to your audience.
What do you think of these new features?
Comedian Eric Omondi has been sharing with us photos of him and his bae acting the roles of Adam and Eve at the garden of Eden. They were just photos, and we thought it would end there.
But hey, Eric Omondi always goes an extra mile. It wasn’t just a photoshoot! It was a small 15-minute video that also features Shantal Grazioli, his beautiful bae.
The video is narrated by popular radio presenter Nick Odhiambo. It goes through the Biblical story of Adam’s creation, how he named the other creations, how he was given Eve and how they eventually sinned.
The soundtracks for the movie is H_art the Band’s ‘Nikikutazama’ and Darassa’s Muziki.
Eric Omondi can go to some unimaginable heights to entertain his fans. When it means work, he can be dirty (forgive the pun) as his latest photos indicate. The comedian has once again sent tongues wagging after he went semi-nude, with his girlfriend in a series of photos that depicted him as Adam and his girlfriend as Eve.
The photos seem to be dropping after some time, and the storyline is quite familiar but interesting anyway.
One of the most trending videos last week was that of a English-Swahili translator who was giving false information. The translator, who was listening to a white tourist and translate her words to Swahili actually was saying his own words, bashing his countrymen without the knowledge of the tourist.
The tourist had visited NCAA of Ngorongoro and was expressing her admiration at Tanzanians but the tour guide skewed it all.
“My visit to Tanzania has been beautiful, gorgeous. The people are fabulously wonderful and friendly, greetings are always ‘Jambo’, happy to be here…” she began, but the translator said “Anasema watanzania mnalia sana njaa. Kila siku mnalia njaa, wakati mna maua nyumbani si mchemshe maua mnywe. Anasema si vizuri kulia njaa”.
Tanzania’s Minister of Tourism Jumanne Maghembe has since issued a warrant of arrest and said the lad was arrested at the Gate of Serengeti Game Reserve.
If social media was actually some street in Kenya, it would have been the most dangerous places to walk in. If you doubt, then ask president Uhuru Kenyatta. The Head of State yesterday hosted the dancing crew FBI in State House and had some good time with them.
Later, photos of the president dabbing with the crew and ‘gotaing’ popular radio presenter Mbusi went viral and the twittersphere has been awash with memes and hashtags. See some below.
— Holy Grail ® ™ (@ODMendel) February 9, 2017
— Salome NDANU Mbithi (@Salampard_X) February 8, 2017
The number of entertainers going for political posts is increasing by day, and guess who is the latest entrant, it’s Frasha! Yes, the P-Unit third is eyeing Athi River Township MCA seat in the upcoming General election.
The rapper, real names Francis Hamisi, joins rapper Cannibal in the long list of showbiz personalities who have shown their interests in politics.
To confirm that these aren’t rumors, he took to his Instagram handle and posted, “I have been thinking and praying that the good lord gives me the strength to take on the challenge to bring better leadership to my home Town . And today i want to start a journey with the trust of Gods guidance and the power of the vote that i will became the next M.C.A Athi River Township so go our get registered .For Athi River a new dawn is here,” then attached a Michelle Obama clip.
I have been thinking and praying that the good lord gives me the strength to take on the challenge to bring better leadership to my home Town . And today i want to start a journey with the trust of Gods guidance and the power of the vote that i will became the next M.C.A Athiriver Township so go our get registered .For AthiRiver a new dawn is here #makechangeinthesmalestwaypossible #wetouchlives #iamfrashafoundation #mungumble
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After a very long wait, the much anticipated collabo between Tanzania’s heartthrob Diamond Platinumz and RnB superstar Ne-Yo is now out. This was made public by Ne-Yo himself via his official Instagram handle.
“Much love to my dude! @diamondplatnumz incredible artist and friend of mine from Africa!” he praised the crooner yesterday before adding, “Check out his single featuring yours truly #MARRYYOU now available on iTunes.”
The two met in Tanzania during the fiesta and information about their work has been held as top secret, but it’s understood that after doing a show in Meru, Kenya mid this year, Diamond flew to US so that they could shoot the video for the song.
Diamond is indeed making great strides!
2016 was arguably a big internet year, no? From crazy selfie experiences (whoever brought the selfie sticks saved lives huh!) to new terms and hashtags on social media. Hebu let’s sample some of the top most used hashtags for the year.
This was one of the most used hashtags this year. Tweeps labda had much love to give away. Lovebirds would take photos together and post them with #bae while single ones had #Food is #Bae, beer is #bae
Seems millennial are being quite focused and optimistic. Going for life. We had people going for relationship #goals, health #goals, name them.
Very popular in the year 2016. memes have taken over almost every post and oh, how would we breathe without memes!
Blame it on tyga, and whiz khalifa, and hip hop for coming up with the term dope that went down to be one of the biggest hashtags this year.
Beastmode hashtag also was immensely used this year. If you’re pushing for your brand, or showing your might, it’s #beastmode activated. Mostly used to inspire.
Teams, tagging and having your bffs on set. We had team slayers and all that, #squad comes at number 6.
This one is for hot chiqs and dudes, trying to show off their lovely sides to the tweesphere.
Swag was used very closely with dope, you know. Looking all swagged up, or looking dope. Most used with guys.
Hey, who can explain this? I mean, who saw it coming? GIFs are the latest internet thingie to take social media by storm.
This was so far the most used swahili hashtag. It had to do with nothing in particular, just anything. Mention a party, an event, anything then it is, #Ushago #manenoz, #Exam #manenoz, it was widely used.