Saturday, November 01, 2008

Time To Take The Mobile Phone Service Providers To School!

Yesterday, Zain launched the youth-centric ‘Club 20’ Sub Tariff (I really don’t know what else to call it) at the University of Nairobi with great pomp and festivities, at the same time, an Orange ad in one of the leading youth newspaper pullouts confirmed the company had sponsored one of the most prestigious university beauty pageants in the country; Mr & Miss USIU. It’s evident for all to see, the next mobile phone wars will be fought within the campus grounds. Right now, who stands the best chance of winning the war?

They hit the competition with the Vuka Tariff; giving us the opportunity to make ‘affordable’ 8/- phone calls across all the networks. Then they hit us with the Club 20 Sub Tariff, where for just 20 bob, we can make free calls between 10pm and 6am, and SMS for free the entire day! Vuka Tariff rates apply for the Club 20 Sub Tariff. So that means between 6:01am - 9:59pm, we can still make those 'affordable' calls across all networks for only (hint of sarcasm here) 8 bob, but remember all SMS's are free, free, free!

So what's the reality on the ground for the young mobile phone user? What does the Vuka Tariff and its Club 20 sub tariff really offer us? Check out the tables below taken from the Zain Kenya website...

To be continued…

Next network going under the microscope:

Nakumatt Thika Road Demolished by Bulldozers

This just in: Nakumatt Thika Road is down! Nakumatt Thika Road iko chini waseiya!
The Nakumatt on Thika Road has just been brought down by Ministry of Roads bulldozers. The demolition, which started at around 6am, is on going as I (Mojo Sojo) upload this story. The demolition has also caused a massive snarl up on Thika Road, as neighbouring residents loot the mega mart. In scenes reminscent to Kisumu earlier this year, witnesses have reported seeing people carrying plasma televisions, fridges, cookers and carpets from the supermarket! It is alleged that the Nakumatt chain of supermarkets were aware of the intended demolition, as the particular supermarket sits on the road reserve. Keep it locked for more update on this story...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tony Njuguna's Lost Twin A Big Hit In Europe!

There’s a rap/R&B duo called Madcon making global waves with their hit song ‘Beggin’. Though the group kinda sounds like, their debut hit track ‘Begging’ ain’t sniveling for your attention – it’s actually in-ya-face bangin’! Madcon (short for Mad Conspiracy) are actually a group from Norway consisting of two dudes who are of African descent. The two are called Kapricon (Tshawe Baqwa) and Critical (Yosef Wolde-Mariam) and are of South African and Ethiopian ethnicity respectfully. The first major hit single ‘Beggin’ is actually cover of a song originally performed in 1967 by The Four Seasons featuring lead vocals by Frankie Valli.
Now, take a good look at Critical (Yosef) – the light skinned guy in the hat, doesn’t this dude look like he ran away from Tony Njuguna’s homestead when he was a toi? Don't believe me? Remember that promotion by the Daily Nation...Fyatuka Na Shares, I think it was called? Check out the video to the hit song 'Beggin' and make up your mind...

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Monday, October 27, 2008

It's The Dance Battle November Issue

The Dance Face Off: Al Kaeda vs FBI
Get the lowdown on arguably the 2 hottest high school dance groups ever!!!! You only see ‘em on stage during gigs and that’s the much you know about them. . . right? Well, The Insyder gives you the 411 on who they are personally, which school they are reppin’, their love-life status (wink wink) and their take on the shadiest celeb dancers.

For more information, checkout our website

’08 Momentos: The Gift And The Curse
We take you back down memory lane (to the beginning of the year, that is) and highlight the moments that moved the year 2008. From the unfortunate school strikes to the prestigious CHAT awards, look at the best and worst moments of the year.

The Insyder Hottest Honiez
It’s baaaack!!!! Walalalala – check out the hottiez bringing it on on the first wave (Raundi Hii). Jamaaz, be ready to wipe saliva off your magazines and as for the chiquittas, be ready to check out who’s giving you serious compe in high school. Also, get to vote for the honie of your choice for exclusive I-wear merchandise.

Seen On The Scene
Missed the hottest funkie of the term? Don’t worry, we got 2 pages worth of ill and exclusive pix of what went down.

Swagger Like Us
Check out the lyrical swagger of T.I. , Hova, Kanye West (Kanyizze), and Weezy. Who got the hottest verse??? Did T.I. make it a hot line while the rest made it a hot song???. . .

Top 8 in ‘08
Check out the top 8 gospel artists of the year who kept your spirituality in check.

Red and Meth Reunite For New Album

Their first album, 1999’s Blackout!, set them apart as one of the most innovative and exciting duos in hip hop history. Now Method Man & Redman are reuniting for “part two.” Def Jam officially announced that Meth and Red are planning to release Blackout 2. The once-rumored album is expected to drop this December.
Now, one wonders; given the recent dismal performance of their individual albums, will the two find the chemistry that precipitated the success of their debut collabo album Blackout? Comments please…