Socialite status in Kenya means someone who lives a lavish lifestyle. Most of this high profile socialites in Kenya include females. Socialites are often associated with fame, travelling to expensive holiday destinations, flashy lifestyle, appearances at high end parties, this makes everyone believe they got it all while doing the bare minimum.
Most female socialites in Kenya become famous for displaying curvy bodies in half naked pictures, which attracts a huge following from all social media platforms.
Kenya is well-known for having the hottest socialites popular for their fashion, beauty, and lavish lifestyle. The socialite movement gained momentum and started with vera Sidika who became famous after appearing as a video vixen on P Unit’s hit ‘You guy’. Soon after, other socialites joined the industry, including the likes of Huddah Monroe, Amber Ray, Corazon Kwamboka and Risper Faith emerging.
Most socialites who hit the limelight and became internet sensations have since become entrepreneurs running businesses worth millions of shillings. Here are top richest socialites in Kenya so far.
1. Vera Sidika
Afterwards, Vera used all means, including bleaching her skin and increasing the size of her hips and breasts to achieve the ‘perfect shape’. This earned thousands of ‘admirers’ on Instagram, where she has over 2.1 million followers.
With the huge social media presence, she used it to her advantage and started doing adverts on her page. On May 21, 2017, she launched a flat tummy product, Veetox tea, a herbal detox claimed to help reduce bloating, clean the digestive system, improve metabolism and burn belly fat.
She has also invested in beauty products of every kind, including hair products, perfumes, and skin products, earning her a great fortune. Besides owning a beauty parlour, she founded Vera Clothing Store, an online shop with various clothes to display. She has been flaunting high-end vehicles such as BMW X 5 and Range Rovers for all and sundry.
She now owns a Penthouse in Kileleshwa as well as land in Kilifi county.
2. Huddah Monroe – Huddah cosmetics
Alhuda Njoroge, popularly referred to as Huddah Monroe, is the founder of Huddah Cosmetics, a beauty company she claims she launched after being inspired by the late billionaire Chris Kirubi while on one of her trips abroad.
The ‘boss lady’ said her beauty company which sells over 40 products founded in 2016, would be closed and rebranded ahead of relaunch in 2022.
Huddah rose to fame after representing Kenya on the Big brother Africa 8 show in 2013 in South Africa. Her networth is estimated at $3 million (KSh 326 million).
3. Amber Ray – Zumaridi Matte Lipsticks
Amber Ray whose real name is Faith Makau, is arguably the most drama-filled Kenyan female socialite with a networth valued at at $3 million (KSh 326 million). She leads a lavish lifestyle on social media that always leaves most of her fans and admirers in awe. The 28-year-old owns Zumaridi Matte Lipsticks, which is giving Huddah a run for her money. Zumaridi Matte Lipsticks was launched on March 4, 2019.
Amber Ray was once married to popular Kenyan politician and businessman Zaheer Jhanda who was linked to the fake gold scam alongside other prominent politicians.
They, however, parted ways in 2018 before she dated Brown Mauzo, Syd and Brian Mwangi. At the moment, she is married to Jamal Roho Safi whom she has been in an on and off relationship full of wrangles.
4. Risper Faith – Risper Faith Creations
Risper Faith was one of the faces behind the Kenyan reality television series Nairobi Diaries that premiered on December 14, 2015, on K24. She is the founder of a cosmetic line dubbed “Risper Faith Creations”. With income obtained from her socialite life, Faith has also invested in a wines and spirits shop located around T-Mall, Nairobi. In June, she showed off a completed mega-mansion she started building three years ago in Kitisuru. She stopped being a socialite after marrying Brian Njunge, with whom have a son together. She, however, admitted falling in love with Brian because of his wealth.
5. Corazon Kwamboka
Corazon is best known for her ‘killer’curves. Her photos first went viral when she was still a law student at the University of Nairobi. She graduated in 2013 with second class honours upper division degree and was admitted to the bar by chief justice emeritus David Maraga three years later. Her main source of income, however, comes from modelling and advertising clothing brands. She also does consultancy and owns her own cloth line, Genio Sport. She has an estimated net worth of KSh 15 million.
Comedian Eddie Butita lands lucrative deal with Netflix
The funnyman said that he has always wanted to work with Netflix and when the opportunity presented itself he grabbed it with both hands.
On Thursday, a thankful Butita said that he scripted and directed the Swahili Version of Upshaws an American sitcom created by Wanda Sykes and Regina Y. Hicks.
Other Kenyans who were part of Upshaw’s Swahili Version are; Happie Jeremiah, Edna Akinyi, Brian Mueka, Raphael Gati, Frank Mativo, Phillip Obwogi, Pascal Mwita, Elton Mwambi, Malcolm Marwa, Janet Kihanya, Alfred Munyua, Sharon Musungu, and Sally Ramadhan.
The Upshaws is an American sitcom created by Regina Y. Hicks and Wanda Sykes. The series stars Sykes, Mike Epps, Kim Fields, Page Kennedy, Diamond Lyons, Khali Spraggins, Jermelle Simon, Gabrielle Dennis, and Journey Christine.
The series premiered on Netflix on May 12, 2021. In June 2021, the series was renewed for a second season and now it has a Swahili version.
Kanye West Attends the 2021 Met Gala With Kim Kardashian
The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.
The 2021 Met Gala had a few fashionable surprises in store. Kimye fans were sent into a frenzy after a mystery man in a masked arrived, who looked so similar to Kanye West, accompanied Kim Kardashian at the 2021 Met Gala.
Not to mention, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s outfit alone sparked chatter online after she made a dramatic red carpet entrance in a polarizing look by Balenciaga. For the momentous occasion, Kim donned a full-body get-up featuring a black face covering that she paired with a body-hugging T-shirt dress, catsuit and jersey boots.
Rick Ross finally talks about his relationship with Hamisa Mobetto
In an interview with Lil Ommy, Rick Ross said that currently he is very close with Ms. Mobetto but will leave the bit of explaining the kind of relationship they have to her.
Ross’s statement on his friendship with Hamisa comes at a time he had raised eyebrows with comments on Hamisa Mobetto’s page whenever she uploads new photos.
In the same spirit, the rapper managed to secure Hamisa a deal with Luc Belaire and an interview with Luc Belaire CEO under their self-made segment.
According to Hamisa, people have been hating on her, just because she sired kids with two prominent and rich men in Tanzania.
For the record, Hamisa’s first-born daughter Fancy was sired by Businessman Majizzo who owns radio and a TV station, while her second born son belongs to Diamond, the owner of Wasafi label and TV.