Meru’s Ali Kiba: Why I grabbed DJ Pierra Makena’s baby bump

DJ Pierra Makena was treated to a surprising stunt in the recently held Ameru Festival ...
DJ Pierra Makena was treated to a surprising stunt in the recently held Ameru Festival when Nasizu asked her to come on stage PHOTO/COURTESY

DJ Pierra Makena was treated to a surprising stunt in the recently held inaugural edition of the Ameru Festival when Nasizu – the region’s version of Ali Kiba – asked her to come on stage.

The gifted crooner then went down on one knee, held her baby bump and “blessed” the deejay’s unborn baby.

Nasizu’s gesture was performed before a powerful 7,500 plus audience who attended the March 26 event held in Meru.

Nasizu told Citizen Digital that he pulled the stunt because he is “happy for Makena,” and that he wanted to “bless the unborn baby”.

“Pierra Makena is a very good friend of mine. She hails from Meru just like I do. I am very happy for Makena because it is her first pregnancy. My gesture symbolized the blessings I have given her unborn baby. I called Makena on stage, went down on my knees and held her baby bump just to show the whole world the immeasurable love I have for her as a close friend,” Nasizu said.

Makena’s reaction

“She was shocked! She did not expect me to pull such a move. She later expressed her excitement. If you visit her Instagram page you’ll come across a photo showing me holding her baby bump, and her caption saying that I did a wise thing to sing for her baby before she is born.”

“I sang my hit Mzuri to the unborn baby,” Nasizu said.

Audience’s reaction

“Most fans in Meru land are new to showbiz and so when I pulled the stunt a majority disapproved of it. I am yet to receive direct criticism though. However, the few who understand how the industry works appreciated the gesture.”

DJ Pierra Makena is six months pregnant.

Nasizu is is a fast-rising artiste born and bred in Meru. His mastery of Swahili language is commendable – a mastery he says he got during his short stint in Mombasa.

The up and coming singer will next week release his solo hit Mzuri.

The Ameru Festival was an entertainment bonanza that showcased the richness of Ameru culture.

Leading entertainers among them Jaguar, Nameless, Willy Paul, Pierra Makena, MC Jesse, DJ Crème de la Crème, DJ Joe Mfalme and Sleepy among others thrilled the masses.

“The performance by artistes was extremely unprecedented. The audience was thrilled throughout the concert. What surprised me the most is the reception that they (audience) accorded Meru-based artistes. That kind of welcome and approval they often give top local and foreign artistes. That was priceless.”

Nasizu is likened to Tanzanian Bongo Fleva giant Ali Kiba because of his looks. The two met last year July and agreed to record a collabo.


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