Mary Boyoi fakes sickness as way to get more YouTube subscribers

Singer Mary Boyoi lies in an ICU bed pretending to be critically sick | Photo: Courtesy

A South Sudanese singer, Mary Boyoi, admits that she wasn’t really sick as posted on social media on Tuesday, but instead, she was looking for more followers and subscribers on YouTube.

On Tuesday, Mary took to social media calling on well-wishers and South Sudanese across the globe to wish her a speedy recovery while pretending to be in the Intensive Care Unit in Tanzania.

“Your prayers in my hospital bed are urgently needed by clicking on this [YouTube channel],” said Mary Boyoi in a Facebook post shared widely on social media.

After faking being critically sick in ICU, the South Sudanese singer claimed to have received 139,000 viewers on her YouTube channel.

“I wasn’t sick but team Mary Boyoi [was] promoting All I need video,” she confessed.

She receives negative reactions from the public for pretending to be sick when she is not

“Mary Boyoi. That was a terrible thing you did to your viewers and followers. How could you pretended to be sick just to trick people to visit and like your YouTube channel? You are very unethical my sister,” said Peter Nhiany in comments section.

“Worst promotion ever. And God listens to your heart too. Hoping you don’t fall sick for real soon,” said Remmy Diri.

“I thought we were going to keep it a secret,” said Sam Dee Elly, a member of the promotion team who blamed Mary for spoiling the fun.

“Joke with everything but never Joke with something related to sickness my dear,” advised Chiok Guek.

“That is a primitive way of getting fame! Murle should go to schools,” said Witty Maluak Deng.

According to YouTube Terms of Use, the more followers, subscribers and viewers you have, the more money you can earn through Google AdSene when your channel is monetized.

Mary Boyoi accuses fans of copyright infringement, threatens lawsuit

South Sudanese musician Mary Boyoi, known for singing off-pitch, is threatening to file a lawsuit against copyright violators who uploaded her new video on YouTube without permission.

“My management here in Tanzania is working on how to sue SSD GUNA Studio and bring there YouTube down for downloading and uploading Mary Boyoi Music on their page,” said Mary in a Facebook post.

“For now Konde Gang will not release the video until the copyright is done and let the above mentioned face the law.”

She also warned anyone who practices copyright infringement to refrain from doing so, or else they will face the full force of the law.

“I also assure you that this problem will be resolved within this week that so that it stops anyone from uploading our music [on] their YouTube channel,” she threatened.

Mary Boyoi, who’s currently in Tanzania, is working on a new video with a Tanzanian musician, Rajabu Abdul Kahali, popularly known by his stage name as Harmonize.

In recent years, Mary’s songs have become unpopular in the music industry.

President Kiir prefers a foreigner to take charge of NRA

Dr. Patrick Mugoya [left] shakes hands with Garang Majak, first undersecretary at the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Juba on Monday, October 5, 2020 | Credit | Woja Emmanuel/Eye Radio
Dr. Patrick Mugoya [left] shakes hands with Garang Majak, first undersecretary at the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Juba on Monday, October 5, 2020 | Credit | Woja Emmanuel/Eye Radio

Oct 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–The South Sudanese government has appointed an expatriate to lead the National Revenue Authority with the hope of formulating and implementing tax reforms in the country.

Dr. Patrick Mugoya, is a Tanzanian national and will be taking charge of the National Revenue Authority as Commissioner-General.

Speaking to journalists in the capital, Juba on Tuesday Dr. Patrick Mugoya explained that he’s going to develop an effective strategic plan that would be transparent in the interest of the citizens.

“As you just witnessed, we have just concluded the signing of my contract as the new Commissioner General of the National Revenue Authority. I am supposed to hit the ground running. Three things: First, we will fully operationalize the National Revenue Authority. We will immediately take measures to make sure that the NRA is fully operational,” he said.

Dr. Patrick Mugoya

The newly appointed Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority said he will ensure that the tax body engages and involves stakeholders when it comes to decision-making.

“That is the first thing. Secondly, we will ensure the NRA formulates or develops in a participatory manner with all key stakeholders a strategic plan for the Authority that will see to it that non-oil revenue mobilization is enhanced in a transparent, efficient effective, and accountable manner.”

“We will put into place all these measures while at the same time sealing loopholes and revenue leakages in terms of tax evasions, unscrupulous exemptions, tax avoidance, smuggling and the like, as immediate measures.”

“That means the employees, the staff, the management of the Revenue Authority, the board, the government at national and state levels, development partners, the private sector, civil society organizations and others in coming up with a plan that will take National Revenue Authority forward and therefore bring meaningful change as envisaged in the non-oil revenue and mobilization and accountability program,” Dr. Mugoya said.

For his part, the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Finance, Garang Majak is optimistic the new head of the National Revenue Authority would succeed in generating funds.

“We know very well that we are facing a lot of economic challenges but with the new team, the new CG [Commissioner General] and the Deputy Commissioner of the NRA, Honorable Africano Mande, they will make sure that sufficient and effective mechanisms are designed to collect sufficient revenues to make sure we prioritize our financial obligations, our financial services to the government and the people of South Sudan.”

“So with the new team, and the new minister of finance, we will be able to finance our government obligations,” Garang Majak said. “At this juncture, the ministry of finance will ensure that all salaries are paid on time and operations for the spending agencies are also paid on time.”

Magufuli questions Chinese test kits after goat, fruits tested positive

May 4, 2020 (Thessherald)–Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli casts doubt on the effectiveness of the COVID-19 test kits manufactured by China and other developed countries after samples extracted from jackfruit and goats tested positive for the Coronavirus pandemic.

Proving medical experts and researchers wrong, Magufuli secretly sent samples for testing to the National Influenza Laboratory (NIL) in Dar es Salaam. However, the sent samples included those from birds, goats, pawpaw, jackfruit were all positive.

The Tanzanian leader believes that the spikes in the number of cases might have been exaggerated to attract funding from donor countries.

Tanzania officially has 480 confirmed coronavirus infections – the most in East Africa.

And dubiously, Magufuli said, the fruit and bird samples too tested positive for COVID-19. Magufuli said with such a discovery, he now highly doubts the 480 confirmed cases in Tanzania. Magufuli said either the test kits sent to Africa are ‘faulty’ or the officials have deliberately recorded even negative cases as positive.

Faulty COVID-19 testing kits are not a new issue in the coronavirus pandemic after Spain twice sent back defective testing kits back to China after they were found to have very low sensibility.

There are videos circulating on social media showing Tanzanian officials allegedly burying coronavirus victims in the dead of the night in an apparent government coverup. Tanzanian nationals on social media have too questioned the official figures, saying they are way lower than the actual cases and deaths.

The Tanzanian government has been criticised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its lax approach to the coronavirus pandemic still allows markets and public transport to operate normally.

Recent confirmed cases in Rwanda and Uganda have been reported mostly from Tanzanian truck drivers plying the East African trade routes. Truck drivers mostly from Tanzania account for 29 of Uganda’s 88 confirmed cases.

Among Uganda’s latest three COVID-19 cases recorded on Saturday, one is of a Tanzanian truck driver while the other was of a Ugandan returnee who sneaked into the country from Tanzania via Bukoba porous border point.

Uganda like Kenya, Rwanda are currently under lockdown and allow no travelling in and out of their countries except for United Nations, emergency and cargo crew.

Magufuli said he’s even considering reopening the national football league that was suspended some weeks back because he has realised that people who engage in sports may not easily be affected by the coronavirus. Magufuli said in any case, he has realised that COVID-19 may have to live with humanity for a long time just like HIV/Aids.

He also announced that he will soon send a plane to Madagascar to fetch the herbal medicine there that is being touted as a ‘cure’ for coronavirus.

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina asked researchers to come up with a locally made cure for coronavirus. Rajoelina launched the ’cure’ after being tested on about 20 people for three weeks claiming that two people had been completely cured by the COVID-Organics (CVO) treatment.