Media personality Adelle Onyango, once said live on air, that female artiste in Kenya are usually rounded off to the nearest male.
Their worth is based solely on the man they are dating.
Adelle sought to dispel that view and enforce the fact that female acts are their own person.
That has not stopped trigger happy media ninjas from posting ‘pregnancy’ stories about female celebrities based on weight gain, getting into a relationship with a new boyfriend or for just for hits.
Here are 7 celebrities who have borne the brunt of numerous “pregnancy headlines” and been the reason for the premature coverage.
It is such a miscarriage of justice for the stars as they have to explain to friends and family why there is no litto tot at the end of 9 months.
Gospel singer Emmy Kosgei has had to contend with over 30 different headlines – at different times in the past years – screaming that she is expecting a baby with her Nigerian hubby, Apostle Anselm Madubuko.
The Taai star has had to contend with headlines like ‘Emmy has five more months to give birth’. Please note, this is at a time, she is not even pregnant. Or planning on having a baby.
Fine, she is married and it is the natural progression of things… that doesn’t then mean, it is something that is immediately in her plans. That said, the headlines became too many she had to defend herself and address the wild speculations.
She told Betty Kyallo in an interview, “YOU KNOW FAMILY LIFE IS PRIVATE LIFE AND WE ALLOW PEOPLE TO SNEAK IN A LITTLE BIT. BUT AS I SAID, LET’S WAIT,” SHE SAID.
Amani has been a victim of pregnancy headlines, mpaka amechoka. Her first encounter with the headline was back when she was dating AY.
The news that was printed on an entertainment pullout spread like wildfire. I later heard she had a hard time convincing her parents that the story was false.
Then when performing at the Plot, Amani was photographed looking nice round and rotund and the obvious conclusion was, “Amepachikwa mimba“.
Here is the photo.
She spoke to Mpasho writer Kaka Elly to clear up the rumour.
“OOH! I AM SHOCKED TO HEAR THIS FROM A MAN. YOU MUST BE VERY TALENTED IF YOU CAN TELL IF A WOMAN IS PREGNANT OR NOT BY JUST LOOKING AT THEM. ANYWAY, I AM NOT PREGNANT,” AMANI SAID
For comedienne Zeddy, the pregnancy rumours were fanned by her own doing. The Churchill Live stand up comic posted a photo with a fake baby bump last year. This set tongues wagging like they are on steroids. After that died down, she posted the same photo again this month with the caption “#TBT”.
She lets the dogs out. That is what she did.
Check out some of the comments that fans posted in reaction to that photo.
Callistuz Cally Callyz wrote, “Ile kudharau umedharau Karis roundi hii ameamua retaliatory Attack from Behind “tunaona matokeo infront” Bravo Karis mama wa taifa.”
Another fan, Mwana Cornelius wrote, “Hapo agal toto ulitucheza….hadi leo hakuna kwani ilikuwa ya ndovu nini.”
Singer Avril shocked many fans when she posted a photo glowing and all made up and spotting a ‘hyuuuuge‘ baby bump.
The Yule Dame hitmaker captioned the photo,
“THAT AWESOME MOMENT WHEN YOU START SHOWING.”
This photos turned out to be a character she was playing in a movie
Media personality Anita Nderu is a victim of wardrobe malfunction. She shared a lovely photo dressed in a yellow and black bubble dress, which was frumpy and gave the impression of changed physic.
Anita is known for her flat tummy. So I guess, she did not have to justify the headlines about expecting to hear pitter-patter of litto feet.
She just posted another photo of her flat tummy and all.
Atemi struggled with her weight. And with that struggle, came the constant speculation that she may be heavy with child.
Or thrice. but, numerous times.
She decided enough is enough. She got onto a weight loss program inspired by a Facebook page, 21 days of the change.
Atemi SURPRISED her fans and avid followers of the page by writing, “I have been so inspire by this group but never really had an achievement to post till now! This was me before and after 5 months and 20 Kgs later. Eating clean and working hard! 15 Kgs from my goal weight.”
Here is her photo after losing weight.