Who is a celebrity by the way? There are different versions out there about who qualifies to be one (there should be an exam or something).
Is fame enough to make one a celebrity without considering their area of expertise.
Sometimes I flip through the channels and watch USA’s E!, the HQ of celebrities in that part of the world and I’m sure there’s a reason why it’s called that…It’s all about entertainment and people who are featured are influential personalities in the films, music, writing, or sport industries.
In Kenya however, it seems a celebrity is anyone who appears on TV, one who is never short of controversies including but not limited to socialites, people with a couple of social media followers, the entire cast of Nairobi Diaries and even thieves. Yes, you read it right, T H I E V E S…
Some years ago, when Justice Bosire headed a commission to get to the bottom of the Goldenberg scandals, which used to be aired live on TV, kids lined up to get their autographs signed by one Kamlesh Pattni, that chief architect of Kenya’s biggest corruption scandal.
That said, sexy TV siren Lillian Muli is a very unhappy woman.
The popular Citizen TV newscaster’s name is a regular in the blogs for both the positive and negative reasons. Although not one to respond to haters, it seems she has had enough of trollers who poke their noses in her life.
A visibly angry Lilian has stated categorically that she is not a celebrity and people should just give her a break. That she is a human being and is entitled to live her life.
Just recently, the talented television personality posted a photo enjoying omena and ugali which elicited a barrage of reactions, mostly negative, with some even claiming that she was too classy to eat such a meal. Others concluded that she was broke.
Here is Lillian’s response:
“I’m always the last person to learn about what’s been said about me I hear they call it trolling I simply learnt to shut my ears to nonsense. Having said that I find it extremely offensive that some people think news anchors should not have a life away from the newsroom…so you are human and we are robots? I actually heard someone saying “we try to be celebrities” …help me understand what that means exactly? Celewhat??? That’s an extremely dumb statement.
Anyway as you live your lives trust me I will continue living mine and if you stalk or follow me on social media you will learn to accept that this…my life…happens to be mine not yours so if it upsets you when my dress shows cleavage or I eat omena at a local you’d better check yourself and ask yourself why you’re all up in my business in the first place…maybe I’m your celebrity and you are my biggest fan just in denial ?!!! I will probably wear that dress I love so much again and eat that fish again. Not trying to be anything but me! ✌️ Be nice! Ama namna gani.”
So next time you think of commenting about what Lilian Muli is eating, is wearing and of course what she does with her life, you have been warned.. It is none of your business.