Tanzanian singer Ali Kiba and his fiancée Amina Khalif Ahmed Salim will have their wedding slated for April 19 fully televised by Azam TV. The singer has parted with Tsh100 million (Ksh4.4 million) to have the event fully aired, sources within Kiba’s family told EDAILY.
The ceremony will take place in Nyali, Mombasa, and a wedding reception would, thereafter – at 7:30pm –, follow at the Diamond Jubilee Hall.
EDAILY has learnt that Ali Kiba flown in his entire nuclear family to Mombasa on Tuesday, April 17 ahead of the wedding.
Earlier media reports that Mombasa Governor Ali Joho would attend the event have been quashed. EDAILY has learnt that Governor Joho, who is currently on a visit to France for a Global Water Summit, will be attending yet another session of the conference on the date set for Kiba’s wedding.
“The governor is out of the country; and I don’t think he would have returned to Kenya by April 19,” Mombasa County director of communications, Richard Chacha, told EDAILY on phone Wednesday afternoon.
Ali Kiba will hold another wedding with Amina in Dar es Salaam on April 26.
Amina’s family has close ties with Governor Joho.“Amina’s mum is a friend to Ali Joho’s elder brother, Abu Joho,” said the insider.
Tanzania’s Amani newspaper reported in October last year that Kiba and Amina had fallen out bitterly over pictures, which surfaced online, showing Ali Kiba enjoying the company of another woman, identified as Carlo, in Mwanza.
A source close to Kiba and Amina told Amani newspaper that the singer’s flame often feels insecure, when she sees her lover in the company of other women.
“All is not well between Ali Kiba and Amina. They recently argued bitterly!” the insider intimated in the October, 2017 interview.
“You know Amina stays in Mombasa, and given the distance factor, she feels that the Mwana hit-maker could be cheating on her every time she sees a picture of him getting cozy with another woman,” added the source.
“It has since been clarified that Kiba and Carlo have nothing going on between them, but Amina would not hear any of it. She has literally refused to listen to her boyfriend, Ali Kiba.”
Amani reached out to Kiba on phone for comment, but he did not pick up the calls.
When one of Kiba’s managers, who sought anonymity, was reached for comment, he confirmed that Kiba and his lover were undergoing relationship issues, then, but expressed optimism that the couple will manage to iron out their differences.
“When it comes to matters love, issues here and there must arise. It is normal. He (Kiba) and his lover are currently facing problems with their relationship. It is not the first time. Just like previous cases, I believe they will find solutions to their problems,” said Kiba’s manager.
Kiba was rumoured, in the past, to be dating Tanzanian model-cum-businesswoman, Jokate Mwegelo, but none of the two came out to deny or confirm authenticity of the reports, with Kiba maintaining they were “good friends”.
It is now evident Kiba and Amina ironed out their differences and will on April 19 add the title husband and wife to their identities, respectively.