Turning 40 is the most significant change since turning 20. You’re not just chasing a horizon, you are crossing a border. New freedoms open up. Twenty meant I could drink, drive, default on tax, renege on contracts and it was no longer illegal to let … Continue reading Get fat, get old, get a nice suit
I was a kid when it happened but already old enough to understand too well that this sort of thing isn’t an African or a Rwandan or a Hutu or a Tutsi thing. I had just been watching it on CNN, nearly every day there … Continue reading What Kwibuka Means To Us. All of Us
Hip hop music is a controversial thing. If it isn’t the guns, drugs, misogyny and violence, then it is the dude trying to convince us that our years of optical instincts are lying and that discoloured teeth, larval-stage dreadlocks, eyes half-cocked from prescription drug abuse … Continue reading Fresh Kid vs Ministry Wollocks
Because it was so much hotter than typical reason could justify, rumours and speculation ran rife. It couldn’t just be the sun, we reasoned; something else, something more spiteful must have been involved. Some said it was because of Cindy and Sheebah. Some said it … Continue reading You Think You Have Seen Heat?
Your shoes, hair, hat, boxer shorts if you have on low slung jeans while astride your boda, and the rest of your clothes in general always say something about you. Even the most robustly unfashionable among us, (that’s me) is aware of that. Your apparel … Continue reading Why We Wear These Clothes
I had business on Nasser Road juzi, which is such a dubious thing to say. It sounds like I am planning to stand for youth woman MP of a constituency whose latitude and longitude indicate that it is at the bottom of Lake Kyoga and … Continue reading Nasser Road, the duodenum of Kampala
Due to circumstances well within my control, such as the steering wheel of my Spacio, I found myself at Blue Flamingo’s studios last Friday afternoon, there to witness with my very own eyes and ears, indeed with both of each organ, the performance and recording … Continue reading Behind The Scenes of #NotRadio