Jesus Christ, I’m so emotional, @offsetyrn I love you so much,” the Bodak Yellow hit maker captioned an Instagram photo of herself displaying the eight-carat, pear-shaped ring on her finger. Offset proposed to Cardi B onstage at her sold-out show in Philly.
Just last week, the rap power couple’s relationship came into question when gossip about a potential breakup started circulating online. “Thank you for seeing the potential in me since you met me. For giving me advice, moulding me and loving me.
You’re such an amazing man to me, your family, friends, kids and you are extremely talented. I can’t wait to spend FOREVAAAA with you. Let’s make a lot money and love together.”
Cardi B excitedly accepted his proposal in front of the sold-out crowd and proceeded to write an emotional post about it on Instagram afterwards. Later, she flashed her bling ring in a short clip that she uploaded to the platform.
FINALLY, A SWEET DEAL FOR ARTISTES!
A recent agreement between four music Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) and Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers will see the artistes community reap big. In what has been a discussion that has involved various stakeholders for years on end, finally Spice can confirm a deal is on the table.
Local musicians’ bodies have now signed into being a tariff with KAHKC, which will ensure royalties are collected and promptly distributed to the signed up artistes.
Following wide consultations, organisations like Music Publishers Association of Kenya (MPAKE), Performance Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) will have the clear to act on behalf of their clients. Speaking to the press after the formal deal had been concluded, CEO to KAHKC Mike Macharia called the move favourable.
“We are confident our arrangement is positive for the industry and the members will begin enjoying the fruits of their labour. We will comply following directive from the Kenya Copyright Board and going forward supermarkets, clubs and public transporters will have to pay up,” he said even after revealing that dependent on location, tariff rates would differ.
He bemoaned the past era where payments were not made to the CMOs. Artiste Dan Chizi Aceda was optimistic the future for artistes looked bright and encouraged more open dialogue.
“In the past we had complications operating in this industry. This is a step in the right direction and a fantastic opportunity to drive our agenda as hardworking musicians forward,” said the renowned Afro-op performer popular for hits like Kakamega Express. On his part MPAKE Chairman Bernard Kioko, emphasised the need for more transparency in the musical ecosystem in the country.
“For starters, we will ensure that 70 per cent of the collected monies go to the artists pockets. However, we still have to look at the efficiency module so that all partners in this arrangement feel it is clean and safe going forward.”
For purposes of full compliance, simple business permits will be developed for all membership under PERAK (Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya) even up to the sub-county levels so that all cadre of artistes benefit.
PRISK boss Iddi Achieng has called on mutual relationship for the benefit of both ends gaining. “A symbiotic relationship between users and creators is important for all of us. This is welcome news for performers and as an organisation we will make sure full accountability is realised.”
REALITY STAR COURTNEY STODDEN BARES ALL ON A RIDE
Did reality star Courtney Stodden violate any building codes? Instagram went into a meltdown as 23-year-old Big Brother star shared some sizzling photos in the nude behind the wheel of a tractor.
The reality beauty wore nothing but a dark shade of pout polish as she went about some industrial work. “Workin’ on the tractor,” she captioned one photo. Posing a second, she wrote: “Tractor Queen” while adding hashtags “#blonde” and “#nude”.