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Je, unaishi mikononi mwa Farao?

violenceKuna wakati unakuwa inlove lakini actually wewe ni kama Mtumwa aliyeko Misri…………..Umekazana na limpenzi lako li-Farao, lina roho ngumu, huku nje kuna akina Musa kibao wanajaribu kukutoa Utumwani Misri ili uingie Kaanani, nchi ya ahadi, nchi yenye maziwa na asali…………..Lakini wewe,cha ajabu, unasema ur in love na Farao, mateso yote anayokupa na kukutumikisha lakini u still think ipo siku life itabadilika na Farao atakuwa mwema! Farao hawezi kuwa mwema kamwe, na hata siku moja hata Misri ibadilikeje haiwezi kuwa na Maziwa na Asali…………..Wake up,go after your destiny,toka Misri nenda Kaanani uishi kwa raha..Mapenzi yana raha sana ukiwa Kaanani,li- Farao unaloling’ang’ania wala halikupendi na halina future na wewe. Poleni wale mnaodate na Farao, fungueni macho, Musa anawasubiri!!

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As daughters with their fathers so do sons with their mothers! Mothers are sons best friend. I can see that from my darling elder sister and her two sons. I know they love their father so much, but, Oops! Did I say but?! Yeah, but, I can see them “slightly” leaning more toward my sister. Anyway, it feels good to be a mother. May God bless all  mothers in this world, Amen!

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My elder sister and her son Daniel

Birthday Wishes

Happy birthday Jack. “Today is a date when my name Changed from Tabu to mama Jack. And this baby gal whom I named Jack is the one!!! Happy birthday my queen.” Very touchy words from Tabu Obago a.k.a Jack’s mother.

Jack, we all love you deeply and wish you all the best. May God continue to bless. Soma sana kwa elimu pekee ndio mkombozi wa mwanamke!  Happy birthday beautiful.

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To day is my father’s birthday.  I know one day I’ll be someone’s queen, but under my dad’s thrown is where my heart will always be. Iam wishing him more Joy, more Happyness, more Love, and good Health. Happy birthday dad, love you always!

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              My father and I in Missouri City, Texas. Dec 2014
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                                         Baba na wanae saba!

 

Tazama unapokwenda lakini kumbuka uliko toka

Wengi toka tumemaliza shule achilia mbali kusema asante kwa walimu wetu, wengi hatujawahi kurudi hata kuchungulia mjengo ya shule tulipo somea.

Asante kwa watu kama Miriam Odemba ambao kwa njia moja au nyingine wanatukumbusha kuwa ni vizuri tutazame tunapokwenda lakini ni vizuri zaidi kutosahau tulipo toka.

“Don’t take for granted what some girls have to fight for. Embrace education. Be self motivated” said Miriam Odemba. Recently, Miriam visited her elementary school; Meru Primary School, Arusha, Tanzania. Well done Miriam.

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Birthday Wishes

Wiki iliyopita familia ya mzee Charles O. Igogo ilisherekea miaka 70 ya kuzaliwa mzee Charles O. Igogo. Sherehe ilifanyika nyumbani kwa mzee huyo maeneo ya Osterbay, ambapo ilitanguliwa na ibada maalum iliyo fanyika katika kanisa la Menonite Upanga. Ndugu, jamaa, na marafiki wote walipata nafasi ya kusherekea siku hiyo. Nami nasema Happy birthday baba mkubwa. Mungu azidi kuwa nawe, na akupe afya njema tupate kushereke miaka 100 ya kuzaliwa kwako. AMEN!

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Igogo
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Birthday cake: education has been his favorite song of all time!
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With his brothers and sisters

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Happy Birthday Laura! Laura celebrated her big day with some of her friends and family in San Francisco, CA.

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Laura in a group picture with ladies……………..ladies you all looking beautiful and happy!!
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Loving and caring husbands were there as well to celebrate Laura’s birthday
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Amazing couple-Mr. and Mrs. Lyimo showing some love to their family friend

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Manhood!

Hakuna kitu kina vutia haswa kwa wakina dada kama kuona mumeo au mwanaume anayemjua na kufata matakwa ya Mwenyezi Mungu. Mungu akubariki sana my brother Noah na familia yako yote.

Brother Noah
Brother Noah S. Manongi akitoa somo katika kanisa la waadventista Wasabato la All nations pembezoni kidogo mwa jiji la Boston Massachusetts USA.                                

 

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Nimeipenda sana picha hii. “First & Unplanned Family Picture in 2015 # I Love our Simplicity # We are truly blessed ღ” Hayo ni maneno aliyosema Mh. Advocate Janeth Igogo. Mungu azidi kuibariki hii familia.

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Nyagilo’s family

Birthday Wishes

Not too late to wish Nale Boniface (Miss Universe Tanzania 2014 /15) a very Happy birthday. Miss. Nale’s birthday was on March 1st. The day was well spent, shared her blessings with children with Albinism whom reside at Salvation Army premises in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Humbly appreciate people like Nale Bonoface as right-now  our society is heavily fighting against Albino killings, more love and support is needed, and she just did the right way! Happy birthday cutie, blessed always.

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Miss Universe Tanzania 2014/15 Nale Boniface joins albino children living at the Salvation    Army premises in Dar es Salaam to cut a cake during her birthday

Linda Bezuidenhout

This weekend by the grace of God I will be able to meet and conduct an exclusive interview with the fashion designer Linda Bezuidenhount. Recently the fashion designer was invited to participate on the 16th Annual Oscar Viewing Part And Awards Gala to benefit Children Uniting Nations in Beverly Hills, CA. The fashion designer Linda Bezuidenhout was invited by Daphna Ziman to attend and contribute one of her dress designs that was auctioned to benefit Children Uniting Nations.

Congratulations Linda, see you soon!

Fashion Designer Linda Bezuidenhout being interviewed on the red carpet as she arrived at the 16th ANNUAL OSCAR VIEWING PARTY AND AWARDS GALA TO BENEFIT CHILDREN UNITING NATIONS IN BEVERLY HILLS , CA
Fashion Designer Linda Bezuidenhout being interviewed on the red carpet as she arrived at the 16th ANNUAL OSCAR VIEWING PARTY AND AWARDS GALA TO BENEFIT CHILDREN UNITING NATIONS IN BEVERLY HILLS , CA

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Nimeipenda sana hii picha, as you know dads are girl’s best friend! “Mtu kwao” Ni maneno aliyosema Miriam Odemba katika picha hii ambayo yupo na baba yake. Miriam hivi karibuni alikwenda kijini kwao Buturi, wilaya ya Rorya, mkowa wa Mara. Nia na madhumuni yalikuwa ni kumsalimu na pia kuhani msiba wa bibi yake mzaa baba yake. Pole sana Miriam, na bibi apumzike kwa amani. Miriam Odemba and her dad

My humble Letter to Wabongo

Women and the hope factor! I in my humble opinion I think the hope factor is a number one killer of many women who experienced abuse in relationship. Much research has shown that women who use hope factor as their shield to continue to live in a bad relationship normally something is wrong with them. Often they think they are not good enough or not strong enough to stand on their own feet. Recently, our beloved singer Lady Jaydee admitted that some redemption was needed in her marriage. That the man she once loved and married to was very abusive. Unfortunately, the singer used the same hope factor to stay in an abusive marriage for good 10 years; hoping that one day her husband will change!

Okay, ladies let’s talk for a min. Let me start by saying this, sometimes women are selfish and naive especially when we are young. We misunderstand what love is really all about until real love problems happen to us. But even though, how can you hope to change something you didn’t create to begin with? Do you have a “copy rights” of that man you are hoping to remake? Yes, you are one body but that doesn’t mean you are one soul! “I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left.” Luke 17:34. What I’m trying to say is; you don’t have the ownership of neither their spirit nor their soul, for that matter, stop hoping to change something you don’t know how it was made.

Moreover, the “hope factor” isn’t the reason for me to write this letter. The superficial scrutiny of Jaydee attracted a lot of negative comments in the social Medias and that is a big reason I wrote this letter today. I can hardly believe that many people still think domestic abuse is okay and cannot be talked in public. Many have criticized Jaydee for coming out in the open telling the truth of what was really going on in her household with her former husband (Gardner Habash). That how dare was she to talk about her marital affairs in the public! That was misuse of social media. Some people went even far and claimed that; she (Lady Jaydee) herself was a “home-wrecker.” Referring to Mr. Habash was still married while was riding the “love roll coaster” with Jaydee. For that matter, no sympathy on her; she got what she deserves. What goes around must come back right at your face! Or I other words you can say Karma is real! I can’t speak on the issue (infidelity), as I’m not sure of what happened. Who knows what Mr. Habash told her to win her heart?

However, regardless of how the relationship was formed, I did not found any legit reason of why people chose to ignore the big issue (abuse) and choose to scrutinize her. I viewed the issue differently, I might be wrong, but I stand to be corrected! Breakup itself is a challenge leave alone being a victim of an abusive relationship! It’s unfathomable that people who’ve never experienced the pain of been abused with the people who were supposed to love and protect you like Jaydee feel justified in criticizing her decision. Do you know how many people are suffering from bad relationship; perhaps some are even dead from abuse? Sharing is caring; I am glad Jaydee chose to care for other people. If you read between the lines they way she was answering questions, you can notice that she’s really trying to transition herself from being a victim to a hero / survivor “nimeuacha hatuja achana” said lady Jaydee in one of her answers. People, don’t be so quick to judge. Why can’t we have mercy on her, give her time to rejuvenate her body and soul! I gave respect to you all who felt her pain, and sincerely tried to encourage her with some kind and wise comments.

I think as a society we have to be courageous enough to stand up for what is right regardless of the situation. Just because someone is or was a “home-wrecker” is doesn’t make it okay to be abused. By the way, doesn’t it take two to tangle?! Who broke the vows here?! Why people trying to overlook the real issue and blaming one person?! Oh! We’re so brain washed that its always woman’s faults; ‘the mfumo dume’ that used to physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, and financially abuse our grandmothers, perhaps even some of your mothers is still existing, strongly running in our brain and blood streams! We are in 21century but yet people want to use the same bad manners that our African ancestors used to raise, define, and disempower women? To me as a woman, its offensive on many levels, and it’s another bit of proof that when it comes to domestic abuse women can’t win. We all saw how harshly Flora Mbasha was criticized, and now here comes Jaydee. Shame!

However, the marriage is over! What happened in her marriage is part of her life story of which she has full ownership and rights to tell it in her own convenient and comfortable way. Jaydee is a public figure that means many people are looking up to her as their role model. For her to speak out in public I strongly support it as many will be saved from the hands of monsters! Society cannot fix something they don’t know it exists, and they only way for us to know is by bringing it-out in the public, BRAVO Jaydee! The eras of hiding, ashamed of openly talking about violence in the family is so long gone! We need to encourage more people to come out and talk about it without judging them or blaming the victim. The worst part of this drama was the fact that Tanzanian women are the one went so hard on her. I was like really?! Where is the sisterhood, what is going wrong, and how can we fix it?
Ignoring the fact that such kind of abuses happened to her, frankly, was too painful to read. It is our duty as good citizen to fix the broken system, but first it has to begin with our mind. They way we reason things. For example, we have been hearing a lot of death where a husband announces that “she died in sleep.” How are we sure if it’s true? Who knows what really happened in that bedroom? As Tanzania society we always tend to be naïve, blame it on God, “ni mipango ya Mungu!” Even if someone was strangled to death, but we put it on God! Off course I understand we won’t be able to bring our beloved ones back, but we have the duty to prevent it from happening again. Isn’t that the same reason God imposed laws on us so we won’t sin against Him again?! We have the duty to do. We need to be an open-minded society with free judgmental mindset enough to make others comfortable to come-out of closet about domestic abuse or any issue that needs public attention.

Hence, father plays a big role in a girl well being. Most women who have insecurities are due to the lack of good relationship between a father and daughter particularly in younger age, or have lived in an abusive household. Indeed, parenting is a big challenge. Mothers need to be careful how they want to raise their boys although only a father is who can give real values of what it means to be a man. Whatever the case it is; ladies we need to stop putting our hopes in things that are hopeless. We keep our hope in God because not only He’s our maker, but He has given us the reasons to! God has the “title deed” of all of us, He gave us promises that many of us believe in them because are true. For me hope is more like investment risks that one can take. Does that man gave you reasons good enough to have hope in him? My dear, take your time, think deeply, and put your risks in the right place!

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Nimependa sana hizi picha za Mh. Shy-Rose Bhanji. Siwezi sema mengi kwa maana picha inajieleza yenyewe! Kiufupi unyenyekevu na kujishusha ni tabia ya watu wachache sana ambao wana hekima na hofu ya Mungu! Asante sana Mh. Shy-Rose Bhanji.

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Mh. Shy-Rose Bhanji

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2015-Hottest And Best Couple Of The Year

Nyongo's familyNice picture of the 2015-Hottest And Best Couple Of The Year!

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Flawless!

Flawless“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” ― Anaïs Nin

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Stop It!

Kama una mtu au ndugu yako anapenda kwenda kwa Sangoma au kwa Kalumanzila ili apate fedha ndefu; naomba umsihi kuwa siyo deal at all!! Wana tuulia Albino wetu bila sababu. Kwanza kwenye list ya billionaires wa Bongoland mbona hao waganga hawapo?! Sasa wewe kwanini unamwamini mganga ambaye hata kwa Madiba hajawi fika? Its time to stop it!!

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Nimependa sana hii picha ya Norah Gordon. Kwakweli amependeza sana. Makeup na nywele zake ametengenezwa na Maznat Bridal Salon, wa Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

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Tazama unapo kwenda lakini kumbuka uliko toka

Kwakweli msema kweli ni mpenzi wa Mungu! Basi naomba niseme ukweli kuhusu huyu dada yetu Mh. Shy-Rose Bhanji kuwa ni mfano mzuri wa kuigwa kwa watu wengi hususani wadada. Wengi wanaweza wakawa wamemjua Shy-Rose sana baada ya kuwa mbunge wa Bunge la East Africa. Lakini ukweli ni kwamba dada yetu huyu alianza na kazi za kawaida kama Utangazaji katika kituo cha television cha TvT, pia na kwenye Bank fulani kabla ya kuwa Muheshimiwa!

Mh. Shy-Rose alipokuwa anasoma habari Televisheni ya 22/08/2014 Kamati ya uongozi EALA ilipotembelea IPP Media
22/08/2014 Kamati ya uongozi EALA ilipotembelea IPP Media

 Wapendwa, usiache watu wakukatize tamaa. Usiuwe ndoto zako eti kwasababu tuu fulani amesema huwezi, au amekataa kukusaidia. Piga moyo konde nyanyua kichwa juu, huko ndiko fungu lako lipo, Anasubiri tuu muda muafaka ufike akudondoshee! Hata kama wewe ni mbeba mabox nakusihi beba hayo mabox kwa nguvu zako zote ila kila siku hakikisha unazipa uhai ndoto zako. Yani usije  uwa ndoto zako labda itokee Mungu ameamua kukupumzisha.

Pia tunapo barikiwa kufanikisha ndoto zetu tusisahau tulipo toka. Au kuanza kudharau na kudhihaki wale ambao bado ndoto zao hazijatimia. Tuwe wapenda maendeleo ya wenzetu, ili tubarikiwe zaidi lazima nasi tubariki wengine. Tuige mfano wa dada yetu hapo juu ambaye siku ya jana ali post hiyo picha aliyo ambatanisha na ujumbe huu “Imenikumbusha mbali nilipokuwa nasoma habari Televisheni ya Taifa-TvT 2000-2003…Hapa ilikuwa jana 22/08/2014 Kamati ya uongozi EALA ilipotembelea IPP Media!” Hongera sana Shy-Rose Bhanji.

Happy Birthday-Miriam Odemba

Leo ni siku ya kuzaliwa mrembo na mwana mitindo Miriam Odemba. Namtakia siku njema na yenye upendo mwingi.

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 Miriam Yeye amesherekea siku yake ya kuzaliwa na watoto yatima wa kituo cha VVK Morocco. Bible inasema dini ya kweli hujali wagonjwa, wajane, na yatima. Ubarikiwe sana Miriam.