By; Mgandi Ngala
A Coast based human rights Journalist tied the knot in a glamorous Islamic wedding at the South Coast.
Ismail Zema said ‘I do’ to his love of life Mwanabini Hassan, he has dated for the last five years.
Zema a younger brother to the Big name and commanding Swahili voice broadcasting at Radio Citizen Yusuf Zema famously known as ‘Kaka Zema’ said the time had come for him to willingly step in the marriage club.
“I do not regret becoming a married man, it has been my dream and I think the time has come for me to graduate from youthful life to a serious focused married man,” added the groom with a broad smile.
“If you get the right partner in life and be open to each other as well as focusing more on your economically well being, God will bless your holy marriage and you will never regret it,” he added.
The celebrations which started with a Nikah-Islamic wedding at Masjid Riyadh in Vanga, later culminated with beautiful reception at Mwananyamala, the groom’s home and attended by most Coast media personalities many of whom have worked with Ismail.
The renowned sports journalist who worked for Coast based Islamic Radio station Radio Salaam for three years before changing wings to InformAction TV, a human rights based international information platform, said he was so happy to tie the knot since the youthful life was over for him.
Ismail with a commanding Swahili voice while on air has a vast knowledge and information on sports, culture, news and features reporting, operating both still and video cameras and now a Human rights journalist highlighting more on human rights violation and the chronic land issue at the Coast has big dreams in life.
The graduate from the Kenyan institute of media and technology in Nairobi revealed to us that the day he will land a job in an international media house, he will have realized his big dream.
Kwale County Deputy Governor Fatma Achani also attended the glamorous wedding as Ismail and Mwanabini walked down in style, dancing to the soothing Taarab music, a favorite music for the Swahili community in Tanzania and the Kenya Coastal line.