Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bi. Kidude :Old as My Tongue

 
Its a decade since i reside in this beautiful busy town,all my talents i can say are raised from this boiled place called Dar-es-salaam,a town with all possible activities may you speak of ,may it be the worst traffic jam or brigands.

Leaving in Magomeni mapipa with my Swahili family could easily make me become a taarab artist or a bongo fleva rapper,the daily sounds of radio Tanzania playing songs like "Njiwa" or "Kimasomaso" Msumeno by the late Mohamed Issa Matona was already an influence,being a kid i always thought it was a torture till one day my step sister introduced me to Bi kidude's tracks.

I used to admire the enticing voice from my step sister,i used most of my time starring at her washing dishes while she sings.back then it was a crime for a teenage to switch his fathers radio,one could do that and everyone would conclude "abomination".

Visiting Zanzibar for the first time when my dad had to visit "aunty Subira" who in our family we call her "kibopa" meaning the rich of them all ,this was the same time i got to hear Bi.Kidude's songs,i really admired them not knowing the singer was an old granny .

Leaving the past ,last year it was my first time to see Bi.Kidude performing live on stage,as she stepped on the Busara decorated stage everyone cheered with joy,i was holding a Zanzibar pizza with me that i had to throw because of the ecstasy i had ,as she hold the microphone and started singing my favorite hit "Alalminadura" i got surprised asking my self  if the voice i was hearing was the most exquisite of them all,not that she has a voice like that of beyonce or Alicia keys,that's not it...there is something about this old lady that we wouldn't care much rather than enjoying her beautiful way of singing.

And we all don't know the exact date of birth of Bi kidude,'I cannot say that I know myself, but my birth was at the time of the rupee.',(rupee a currency used by Indians in the first world war)but its also believed sometimes before 1915 that's when she was born,She would sing for the Arabs for hours and they would get happy back then,as she says she all started singing at the age of 10. Back then she was a vagabond dressing like a sailor boy many would say hooligan..nobody ever knew that the daughter of a coconut seller would one day become the most famous celebrity of Tanzania becoming the undisputed queen of Taarab and Unyago music.



Bi kidude likes walking barefoot she much believes she was not born with shoes and one gets weak when wearing shoes that's how much she has love for her culture,this has left many people with surprise seeing this old lady walking and singing barefoot, but why not appreciate also the work she does preparing young Swahili women for their transition through puberty also teaching women to pleasure their husbands, while lecturing against the dangers of sexual abuse and oppression.

The fact that Bi.Kidude not having children of her own does not at all affect her she says "i wished to have one of my own but God didn't grant it but i have many "watoto" including you ( meaning Msongo) ,Bi.Kidude is almost always holding a lighter since she likes drinking and smoking .Bi kidude during her interview with the mambo magazine it was said she had decided to ‘clean up her act’. Instead of smoking Sportsman, the local cigarette brand that are undoubtedly some of the strongest you will find around, she decided to switch to Embassy (a slightly lighter smoke), and instead of drinking Konyagi, the strong local gin, she said she would switch to beer instead – ‘but at least six’. When asked about it in interview, she looks stern for a minute and says that she only drinks and smokes a little “but most of the time it is for fun”.

At the same interview ‘Fatma Binti Baraka’,known as Bi.kidude she explained where her nick name came from, she was a little scrap of a baby, and was wrapped in a bundle of clothes on a bed when her uncle came to visit. He nearly sat down on top of her, when her mother exclaimed no, there was a baby there. Her uncle commented that it was hardly a baby, it was just a ‘tiny bit of stuff’ – in Kiswahili ‘Kidude’.

You might be raising up questions on how Bi got influenced to singing,"she says she learned singing all her songs from "Siti Binti Saad" first women singer in Zanzibar,Siti was well known of her powerful voice and how flamboyant she could get back then,after Siti Binti Saad's death this is when Kidude realized she could cover her footsteps getting advice from different people it helped her to dare.

Bi owns small clay house in Zanzibar Town and settled down to a life grounded in the traditional cultural roots of the society, becoming part of 'Unyago', the initiation process of young Swahili women. Preparations for marriage include the application of elaborate henna designs to the arms and legs of the intended bride. Bi excelled at this art, not only applying the 'wanja' but manufacturing it herself from age old recipes to “make the rainbow shine”. Bi also drew on her vast knowledge of herbs and remedies to establish a reputation as a healer.

RetroAfrica stated that,'Zanzibar', her first solo album, demonstrates Bi Kidude at the peak of her performing power. The first two tracks, recorded in Zanzibar, typify classic small-band taarab. Tracks 4, 5 and 6 were recorded during a tour of Finland with a similar line-up. Tracks 3 and 6 exemplify the Unyago drumming style, and are Bi Kidude's first commercial recordings of this important social music. The latter track, however, is 'culturally incorrect' as she is accompanied by men in what is an exclusive women's format. Track 7 was recorded with an 'All Star' band during a tour of Germany.
During the mid-1990s Bi Kidude joined forces with the Dar es Salaam band Shikamoo Jazz, whose musicians of Zanzibar origin - Ali Rashid, sax and Madar Mselem, trumpet - provided a solid base for her exploration of taarab/jazz fusion. Track 8, an experimental recording which combines two orchestras, is followed by two tracks recorded at Womad in 1995, during the 'East African Legends' tour of Britain.


Bi kidude as she says she is old as her tongue,she is now not very well doing ,her health is below par...we pray she get much better....
 
Her contribute to Sauti za Busara festival.
Bi kidude has been a big strike on the busara festivals,she has always made it happen,may it be citizens or foreigners we would all wait for that time when they call upon "Malkia wa Taarab na Unyango" we would all stand and cheer up.this years event we were all fooled an announcement had been made before the event’s opening day to inform festival-goers that Bi Kidude would not be able to perform this year due to illness.The announcement caught us with fear since Bi kidude is always on the fixture,she has been embracing us on that Busara stage since the first festival of 2004.



A singer of her taarab orchestra announced a “special surprise” during their show, a buzz of excitement went through the crowd and we all stood in our feet,others looking for their cameras all running towards the stage to have a clear view,and this explained how Bi is so loved by the people.


                                      


May you live long Bi..

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Joys Of Safari Lager


All of us at sometime or another have had beers that have really stood out, not just because of it's taste, but because of the story of how you came to be drinking that particular beer. A good friend of mine, Isaya Chapombe once told me “A good beer is a beer that you don’t realize how good it is until you stand up.”

 

So i have this thing for Safari Lager, Oh yes..The brand that has refused to die, unlike its cousin "Bingwa"  that just disappear (what happened to "Bingwa" by the way??)... After all these years, the ups and downs, the ins and outs, face lifts and surgeries, still this it is the best local beer one can drink. High in alcohol content , golden rich taste. The sweet malt, and hop aroma... mmmmh. This just brings the euphoric feeling that you can't possibly get any beautiful vocabulary to describe it.

Okay, TBL started brewing Safari Lager in 1977 during an era when the spirit of nationhood was at its highest, in the process setting up a strong sense of loyalty among the beer's drinkers. Over the years Safari Lager has maintained its resonance with the nation's consumers and to date the beer is still Tanzania's best selling.

I once found myself in the company of a wise man at local pub who told me Safari is the only beer for him..I asked about the nitty gritty of the label and went on saying..."there's a big house with a smaller house on the other side of the lake, symbolizing wealth and prosperity. The large house is for your first wife, the small house across the lake is for your second wife."

Back in the days, you walk in to an open bar in the streets, find grown men and women, having a laugh, people of different backgrounds, on one corner there is the DJ, his girlfriend next to him, the rich guy out of town, who wants the DJ's girl, the middle man, the poor guy from town who wants everyone to think he is rich, the grown woman who wants the DJ, the bar maid too is in the picture, all laughing at the table as if there is no tomorrow....eating nyama choma and enjoying this wonderful (did i say wonderful) I mean magnificent(not even sure if its the right word) lager.

The current Blackberry generation don't understand the true meaning of this beer. But no one can ever forget the slogan "Safari Moja, Huanzisha Nyingine" Classic!!!

 

 




Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Entertainment Over Education



One visitor who came to the city of Timbuktu (in West Africa) noted that the most valuable item there wasn’t the gold which Timbuktu was famous for. No, it was books. This stands out to be because this was perhaps the richest city in the world at this time period—Mansa Musa, who had ruled over the city of Timbuktu was named the richest man in history—and here books were more valuable than gold. This is the type of emphasis these people placed on learning.

Now we come to America, and books are not only less valuable than gold, they are less valuable than even entertainment. Speaking from a Caribbean perspective, if you ask an American to name a famous Jamaica the singer Bob Marley or the athlete Usain Bolt will come up, but you are less likely to hear about Marcus Garvey, Robert Love, Paul Bogle, Sam Sharpe, Nanny, or other Jamaicans who were thinkers or freedom fighters—and the sad part is that some of these people are mentioned by Bob Marley in his music, but people dance to his music while missing the deeper message. The media has no use for these people, so the Jamaicans you do know of are entertainers. In fact, Jamaica (and the Caribbean in general) seems to only matter to the American psyche when it’s related to vacation, music, or sports. You never get the intellectual side of the Caribbean in America; you never get men like Walter Rodney—at least, not before you get dancehall music.

Then we look at American culture itself where so much weight is placed on entertainers. I recall how ridiculous I found the idea that people were emotional upset by LeBron James leaving Cleveland. People were burning his t-shirts and publically crying. In Timbuctu books were worth more than gold; in modern day America a sport in which the goal is to throw a ball into a hoop is more important to people than things that actually impact their lives. This is something that I cannot understand. In a world where people are starving to death, there are Americans who find the time to cry over basketball?

This just goes to show were the priorities are placed. In fact, colleges themselves seem to place more emphasis on sports than academics. USA Today reported that public universities spend six times as much per athlete as they spend to educate students.

From a cultural standpoint this only makes sense. The general public seems to care more about a college producing the next NFL star or the next NBA star than a college producing the next great intellect or thinker. This is why colleges focus so much more on sports; it simply makes more money for large colleges than academics do. Once again we find that we are an entertainment driven society.

I mean think of the message this sends to aspiring scholars. The future scholars go to college and see how much importance is given to sports. They must also see that when they graduate, they wouldn’t be making as much as the athlete will be. In fact, scholars also won’t be making as much as the top paid actors, musicians, and even Kim Kardashian! Now I know it has become trendy to pick on the Kardashians, but in all seriousness, what type of society promotes entertainers (ignorant ones at that) over educated individuals?

Let’s look at rap music, specifically Tupac Shakur. Over Tupac’s short music career, his first album 2Pacalypse Now was by far his most political and educational, yet it was his lowest selling. His highest selling album, All Eyez on Me, was his least political record. Then we must look at the fact that Tupac’s first hit song was “I Get Around,” which was little more than a promiscuous party song. In other words, Tupac was more valuable singing about sex, violence, and weed than he was when he was singing about police brutality, racism, and making mention to Malcolm X.

Then we have Lil Wayne, who has demonstrated none of the political knowledge Tupac showed. Wayne got into a bit of some controversy when he made some lyrics that were insulting to the legacy of Emmett Till. With all honesty, this is to be expected. After all, when X Clan and KRS-One were discussing black history in their music, not as many people bought their work as they have bought Lil Wayne. And as political as Public Enemy was, I am sure today more people know of Flava Flav for his reality show, than they know of Chuck D, who has remained a political and socially conscious voice. And I am sure Brother J will never get a movie like Biggie Smalls has gotten.

Many young people do not even realize that there was a period when rappers didn’t just rhyme. They told stories, they shed knowledge, and they took pride in a mastery of the English language. Take for example Nas, who was not only known for his lyrical abilities, but for the fact that he actually sat down and read things, which in turn made his subject matters deeper than most other mainstream rappers and made his lyrical vocabulary unheard of in hip-hop. Yet, like Tupac, Nas’ greatest commercial success came when he was at his least political and least socially conscious. But what do we expect when we celebrate Thug Life, while completely ignoring that Tupac was also an avid reader.

Where I am going with this is that we must be aware of the dangers of celebrating mindless entertainment over intelligent entrainment. Likewise, there is also a danger in placing entertainment above education period.
Politicians can talk about education reform, but no amount of reform makes a difference when the society itself does not place a lot of value on education. Timbuktu has become the byword for a place that is not only very far away, but also seemingly insignificant. It might do Americans well to find out where it is and why it should matter to the educational system.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Galaxy 4, What Does It Mean To Us Africans??

Lagging behind. I do not see any hope at all that we are going to compete with those Asians and Whites any time soon. We simply lack the consciousness, the technical skill, the burning ambition, the infrastructure and the backup capital to start.


The new Samsung Galaxy. PHOTO BY AFP


Samsung and Apple are at it again. Late last week, Samsung released the latest version of its Galaxy S4 smart phone in New York City, intended to compete with the American giant Apple in the high-end market.
The new Samsung phone will be distributed to the rest of the world at the end of April. Samsung already dominates the lower end of the market worldwide, now the world’s largest maker of cell phones. It has, however, failed to break Apple’s stranglehold on the large and lucrative US market, where the iPhone dominates.

This is Samsung’s plan: To take on Apple on Apple’s own home base, after their bitter court battle last year over charges that one or the other was copying (or stealing) the designs of the other.

I spend much time doing research on global trends on the Internet and on international television. I’ve written before that when I see the increasingly complex innovation by the world’s leading technology companies, when I see all those super-smart minds out there in the West and East Asia, I wonder about countries like Tanzania

I do not see any hope at all that we are going to compete with those Asians and Whites any time soon. We simply lack the consciousness, the technical skill, the burning ambition, the infrastructure and the backup capital to start.

Most of all, we lack the minds. The more I study the thinking of the West and the rising Asian economic giants like South Korea, Taiwan, China and the established Japan, the more I see what’s wrong with us.
Chinese experience

I first saw this in Beijing during the 2008 summer Olympic Games and wrote about it at the time. Africans are simply too plain ordinary to be a factor in the world today and tomorrow. We are just too plain ordinary and “normal”.

Our deepest goals, investments, ambitions, dreams and attitude is of the plainest kind. Even the best-paid middle class Black Africans and Black Americans, for whom comfort, means and money are no problem, the goals in life are the usual, plain, simple ones. Our lack of extraordinariness, I believe, is one reason for the historical lagging behind among Africans.

In a funny way, the only Africans I’ve ever seen whose personalities come close to being like Europeans and Far East Asians, are the few with mental illnesses in places like Butabika Hospital just outside Kampala.

The people whom Tanzania and African society usually mocks or dismisses as “mad” (and many are “mad”), when I talk to or listen to them, are the only Africans I know with the strangeness of ideas, flights of thought, unusual perspectives and for the bipolar types, the driving energy to approximate what we see in the West.

This leads me to ask if mental patients in Africa are actually ill, in the true sense of the word, or the explanation for the great innovation we see in Europe and America is because most of those Whites are actually borderline crazy.

It can’t just be about “thinking outside the box”. This is more than just being an outlier. To create some of the features we see on the latest smart phones, you need to be close to crazy to even start thinking along those lines.

The new Samsung Galaxy S4 phone comes with a feature where you can start or stop a video clip just by looking at it or turning your eyes away from it.

Google’s fibre optic Internet cable, now being tested in selected cities in the United States, carries data at 50 times faster than the current fastest speeds in the West.

You would think that with a market valuation at over $227 billion and the co-founders already billionaires many times over, Google would run out of the hunger to innovate. But they just go on and on and on, from Google Fiber to Google Glasses (an innovation that enables a 3-D viewing of data and logging onto the Internet), to the Google Streetview cars for their maps.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

6 worst Jobs in Tanzania..

jobs are categorized in many ways ,either you earn a fortune or less that's your job,the early waking and driving to the office can explain that we  love our jobs but yet their people out there that are not married to their jobs,they just work to put a meal on the table for the kids,others work just for the sake,There are days when we all feel like we have the worst job in the world. But when you actually quantify aspects of every job and compare one to another, there’s a definite measurable difference between jobs that are considered pretty good and those that aren’t.

In Tanzania not every job is the best in terms of payments,security and healthcare,today i am to list a number of worst jobs in Tanzania.

  1.  Water Vendors
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Water vendors or we nickname them water boy's,this can already be top worst job since it takes largely high energy on fetching and poor earning,according to Salehe Kifinyo the most famous water boy in Sinza "I use a lot of energy collecting water and yet i sell one bucket at 200 tshs..and in a day i can only sell up to 15 bucket"..salehe speaks again "All the money i earn in aday ends up feeding me in lunch hours".

2.Garbage Collector
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The pay is relatively not descent,the environment they work in is healthy wise not good ,and others don't even properly cover themselves..John Kalunde a garbage truck driver had something to tell me "I pity myself and other collectors,our bosses care less about us,we daily get infected with bacteria,i have been treating myself from Enter-amoeba coli this lately,and what we surely earn from this job cant even help one to take their kids to school"

3.Fisherman
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Fisherman or in Swahili Wavuvi,they determine their pay through to what they fish,but their work is so dangerous that they have to go fishing at night,"we have had of may cases on people leaving their houses for fishing and they entirely don't show up again"they perish like nobodies business ,we use days finding them but with no luck ,says Sudi".

4.Night security guard
Usually a screw off job, but can be really dangerous and has universally bad pay and hours,the risk this guards have is so high and yet they are not paid well.

5.Waiters and waitresses.

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Wait staff spend long shifts on their feet. They take the brunt for slow cooks or a wrong order and don't have a great outlook for their career. They also have among the lowest salaries:
6.Prison Guards
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usually good benefits and pay for skills required, so a lot like the military, but far more dangerous on the daily.

5 Best Ways to Kill Yourself Slowly

What would be 5 best ways to kill yourself slowly? I bet there are numerous answers such as slow poison or something like that. If suicide has ever crossed your mind, I am sure you would come up with hundred ways of doing it. But here, I am writing something offbeat that can kill you extremely slowly. These may take several years, but surely they will kill you. Now that is different, isn’t it?

Most times, I end up writing about the “top 5s” or something similar to that. I wanted to write something different this time for a change. In fact, going forward, I would also like to include articles that are very close to my heart. Hence I decided to start with something offbeat as an experiment. This article is a mixture of fun and thought provoking, at least according to me. This article may also hit a few sensitive nerves, but as I said, I wanted to make it a bit thought provoking.

So, let us see what these 5 best ways to kill yourself are.

1) Be a chain smoker




Everyone knows the harmful effects of smoking. Yet, there is something about smoking, that you just cannot quit it, especially if you are a chain smoker. I am not talking about just cigarettes. Did you know that smoking shisha pipes (hookah) is as dangerous as a normal cigarette? I won’t list down all the harmful effects, but here are a couple of fun facts about smoking cigarettes. Cigarette smoke contains 4800 chemicals out of which 69 cause cancer. Another fact of smoking is that one cigarette reduces your life by 5 minutes. So go ahead and smoke away.

2) Become an alcoholic

 

Now, I am not telling you to stop drinking. I myself won’t do that. But there is a difference between drinking socially and being a drunkard. Social drinking is occasional and it is alright. In fact wine is one alcohol which is even good for heart. But being a drunkard is definitely not cool. Killing brain cells and causing permanent brain damage is just one of the harmful effects alcohol has. It also ends up damaging your liver, lungs and intestine. What better way to kill yourself?

3) How about a drug addict

 

I am sure that there are very few ways that come close to this way of killing yourself. Let us start with simple narcotics such as crack, cocaine, heroin to some of the most dangerous drugs such as krokodil. Once you have tried and liked it, there is no returning back. The only two ways out of it are death or rehab. Drug addiction easily impairs cognition and motor skills due to the chemical changes in the brain. Certain lethal drugs like krokodil can even eat up your entire body slowly, but steadily. Now, this is one adventurous way of dying.

 4) Maintain an unhealthy lifestyle
 




So, you like the double cheese burger at McDonalds or Nyama Choma's at your favourite pub. You had the same thing with French fries and coke for lunch and dinner as well? And you hate fruits and vegetables? Congrats!! You just boarded the train of unhealthy living. If you need to be healthy, your body needs to get all the nutrients in the right proportions. Eating a burger or pizza or lasagna once in a while is good. But if you are living on that every day, you are bound to develop diseases and ailments. And NO!! A diet coke isn’t a good option either. Added to this unhealthy living, is lack of exercise. No doubt, obesity related diseases are on the rise in the world.

5) Get a freaking job!!



This may seem the weirdest way to kill oneself. As I said earlier, this may hit a few sensitive nerves. I know that 90% of the people will call me mad. How can being in a job kill someone? Let me explain. I am not a person who says that job is the worst thing in the world. There are many people who love their jobs. I congratulate them. But let us look at the flip side. Remember those Monday morning blues you have? And the traffic you fight every day on your way? Remember that boss of yours who watches over behind your back? Remember that office politics and the most dreaded annual appraisals? I can go on and on. But what else on earth can beat that mental stress that can lead you to a place of hopelessness? Now, isn’t that insurmountable stress and pressure a good way to kill yourself?

Ok, The Harlem Shake Is Now Boring!

This Harlem shake thing is the most ridiculous, waste of time, dumb thing the Internet could have ever brought to us and I'm so sad, disappointed. I don't even know the word to use but I hate to see people I respect so much getting this crazy thing recorded and publicly. Yeah sure, we can all have fun and all. But this is just too much! That's just my opinion, and just as you have the right to embarrass yourself publicly, I have the right to express my opinion, publicly!

 

Harlem Shake funny quotes:
  1. All these Harlem shake videos make me sad. People are just being stupid. They have no idea what the Harlem shake actually is, not how doing it, they just make fools of themselves.
  2. For the people who don't like the "Harlem shake" viral video. Get a life; obviously it’s not the real Harlem Shake. So keep your stupid comments to yourself and stop hating on it just because it’s popular right now and you aren’t. Stop fishing for attention.
  3. Everyone was doing the cup song but now everyone is doing the Harlem shake.
  4. That awkward moment when the common room plays the Harlem shake!
  5. I must be the only person that hasn't a clue what the Harlem shake is?
  6. Well I've just checked out this 'Harlem Shake' I have no words whatsoever to describe it. I think I'll go to sleep now. Yeah, sleep sounds good about now.
  7. I wish they would give me a chance to star in a video. Hint, Harlem Shake Part II.
  8. After Gangnam Style, The Harlem Shake is the most bizarre thing I have ever seen.
  9. The Harlem shake video was hilarious and a huge success. I am exhausted. I think my corsets are becoming a signature look for me.
  10. I seem to remember doing the Harlem shake in the rock bar. I do hope it was just a dream.
  11. This "Harlem Shake" stuff is starting to become something it's NOT!
  12. These Harlem shake videos are annoying me now; I don't want to see like 20 a day on my feed.
  13. I am getting tired and sick of this Harlem shake. Come on, now it's just pathetic.
  14. Am I getting old, because it won't find this Harlem Shake craze funny at all?
  15. The Harlem shake is just a clear indication of how music can clearly brainwash you, I personally find it very annoying alongside the fact the residents of Harlem find it an insult.
  16. That Harlem shakes stupid noise is so annoying, what's the fuss!
  17. What labor the Harlem shake you speak of?
  18. Go to Youtube. Search for do the Harlem shake and press enter. Then wait without pressing any video. Youtube will dance the Harlem shake.
  19. Harlem Shake is an excuse to show your underwear and post it online.
  20. I want to know why The Stig has not performed The Harlem Shake yet.
  21. I think the Harlem shake dance is an insult to New Yorkers and I am not even from New York.
  22. Harlem let the shake!
  23. Watching Harlem shake videos are making my stomach hurt from laughter!
  24. I hate the whole Harlem shake craze but it is the fact that Youtube did a Google Easter egg with their site with it.
  25. So the Harlem shake is pretty much just people dancing in the style of a seizure?
  26. For every Harlem Shake video that's made, how many fairies die?
  27. If you are not watching these funny Harlem Shake videos people are making, you are absolutely right.
  28. I am proud to say I still don't know what the Harlem Shake is, who Lady Gaga is or what she sings, one song by the Bieber, or really most any modern pop-culture garbage of the last 10 years.
  29. LMS idea of the day: 20 likes and me and my cousins will do the Harlem shake in a random spot.
  30. There was a story on the news where they discussed whether or not the "Harlem Shake" is being overdone. Have you ever met the internet?
  31. For every Harlem shake video made a kitten or puppy dies keep that in mind.
  32. My favorite Harlem Shake video is the one where everybody dies.
  33. The "Harlem shake" that's going viral is an insult to real Harlem residents.
  34. I was just starting to understand what Gangnam style is and now there's a Harlem Shake.
  35. If you post videos of Harlem Shake, you insult the entire duration of human evolution.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

R.I.P E-sir!!

His name resembles mine that's one thing that made me love this artist,sometimes i believe the name carries talent,Born Issah Mmari, on May 20, 1981 in California Estate, and raised in South c estate Nairobi, Kenya, E-Sir was a Kenyan hip hop artist signed to the Ogopa DJs label who was famous for his deft lyrical ability and command of the Swahili language. He is still widely regarded as one the best rappers to emerge on the Kenyan hip hop scene.
I remember tracks like moss moss and bumba would always start a rave on weekends,E-sir's talent cant easily be forgotten ,his work is tattooed in our hearts and brains..

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Many would say E-sir and B.I.G  had a connection,sure there are things that resemble among them Just like Jeff Omondi says,Notorious BIG was born on 21/05/1972 while E-SIR was born on 20/05/1981,a difference of their birthdates is 1 day.

A look at their names Christopher and Issah, personal thought is that Christopher is derived from Christ the Mesiah. In the same thought, Issah is the Arabic name for Jesus the Mesiah.

Biggy's death was a shocker to the whole music world, a lot was expected of him. More sad was the fact that he was on a promotional tour of his album to be released in 3 weeks’ time in California. Same applies to his Kenyan protege, Nakuru was to be be the place where he would last perform, giving fans a taste of what they would expect from his 'Nimefika' album that was to be released a few weeks later.

Coincidentally Notorious BIG died on 09/03/1997 and E-SIR on 16/03/2003 making the difference of their memorial exactly 1 week (7 days).

when Issah's tracks are played it feels like yesterday,today the Kenyan radio's are playing E-sir's songs but not forgetting the brother country here in Tanzania we are also paying much respect to one of the legends i would say,I guess you all recall south C's finest,i believe e-sir could do wonders if he were to live ,if i was told to say one word for him i would say "LEGEND" since is the main mentor that made youth in Nairobi envy his style and music...

May your soul rest in Peace,we shall always remember you!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

sexiest Hollywood actors 2013..

Apparently since the year started we have seen latest movies,movies with a lot of creativity,best themes and storyline,some unbearable actions,but in making a good movie there some catalysts needed and one being a hot actor or actress.More films are on the way but for what we have now on market is already quenching our thirst.today we have a random list of the most sexiest actors that we think they are already on the top lists on many fun's mouth.

  • Chris Hemsworth
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famously known as Thor,he is now doing very good in movie industry,this muscular sexy actor who won teen choice award summer movie star is starring in the new Thor movie:The dark world which is among the most anticipated films of 2013.

  • Vin Diesel
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An actor, writer,producer and also a director sometimes ,ladies don't stop complimenting...vin diesel is starring in Fast 6,the movie has already picked many fun's so far..

  • Hugh Jackman
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well known as wolverine,ask anyone and they will all tell you who wolverine is,Hugh jackman will star in the latest series of the X-men, The Wolverine,it is expected in July this year.

  • Ryan Gosling

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Don't say his Photoshopped the kid has the looks,the star of the Ideas of march will be soon seen on Gangster squad movie,many cant wait for this but they just have to abide to it..

  • Channing Tatum
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Best known from "step up" Tatum is a good actor and yet sexy in 2012 twelve he was also mentioned as among the sexiest man ,the star of "the  Vow" is is to be seen soon on screens staring in "G.I .Joe:Retaliation..
  • Benedict Cumberbatch

you wouldn't want to miss mentioning Cumberbatch,If you are a fun of star trek then be ready to see him plays the lead antagonist in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness.

  • Henry Cavill

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Who didn't miss superman?Perhaps am not the only one on the wait,the immortals actor will play as Superman in 2013 film Man of steel!! 

 

  • Paul Walker

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Good at his wheels,he is quite perfect in driving scenes,we are going to enjoy his stunts on the coming film Fast 6.

  • Ben Affleck

Argo was quite the best ,he nailed it on 2012,but he wakes up again and brings back the sexy him in 2013 starring first in Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder, and then in crime thriller Runner, Runner (due September).

  • Luke Evans

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The three musketeers actor will now be seen in the fast 6 movie alongside Paul walker and vin diesel.

  • Joesph Gordon Levitt

 

Such a barnstormer ,has two films set for 2013, they’re both biggies. The first is Steven Spielberg’s historical epic Lincoln (25 January), which sees JGL playing Robert Lincoln, son of the US president.

  • Chris Pine 

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This means war actor is now back on the big screen he’s back as the wise-ass space hero for Star Trek Into Darkness

  • Tom Cruise 

He has always been too hot, .The mission impossible actor  will be starring in Oblivion,the latest sci-fi from Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinksi. 

  •  Jamie Foxx

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Playing a good role as Django in 2012 made his stars shine more and more,he is now ready to quench our movie thirst this year in the Amazing spider man 2.

  • Bruce Willis
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Old and yet still hot,He’s back to prove that this year in not one, not two, but three massive action sequels in the form of A Good Day To Die Hard (aka Die Hard 5), GI Joe: Retaliation and comic book adap Red 2.

  • Robert Downey Jr!

Well known as Iron man,why lie he is the perfect character for Sherlock Holmes,he is to give us more in April in Iron man 3..

  • Idris Elba
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Who thought the man who makes women obsessed would act as Nelson Mandela,Elba has different roles this year starring Thor:the dark world, "The Die By Dawn", Mandela: long walk to freedom"

Photoshop, Ex Girlfriend And My Thoughts

My ex girlfriend just changed her Facebook profile pic, and it's just a Photoshopped version of her last one! what is the point? and she even forgot to delete the unphotoshopped one which makes it so obvious because her face is less bumpy (from foundation covering breakouts), gotten rid of a that strange birth mark thing she has, less shiny and more brown, eye lashes darker, eyes bigger (wtf?) and her cheeks are more red! she doesn't even look like this but it's how she would look if she was a perfect version of herself. She was even able to add some meat into her boom boom just to prove to her Facebook stalkers she is indeed "Mtoto Wa Tanga"

 

I think these folks who Photoshop themselves to look perfect have serious issues. I mean, talk about setting yourself up for failure. I don't understand whats the point of altering your image is when  people on your social network already know your fat and have an ugly face. Finding a mate will be twice as hard because people are getting deceived and you are wasting their time. You are basically making yourself look like a narcissistic attention ***** that is desperately trying to seek approval. Either go out and get plastic Surgery or get ready to live a loooong looong lonely lonely life! Unless your able to find a sociopath nutcase

It freaks me out because I've seen people get addicted to it and the whole "ur so pretty babes", "Aki wewe ni mhot" comments.I just think it's a bit pathetic because it means they took time out of your day to pose and photoshop their photo because they actually care THAT much of what people think of them :?

Too bad we can't Photoshop ourselves in real life. Oh wait, it's called makeup. ;)

The Top Movies in 2013

2012 was a fantastic year, for cinema goers, and DVD & Blu-Ray lovers alike. Four years and five movies worth of hard work paid off for Marvel Studios, as their flag-ship film, The Avengers, became the third highest grossing film of all time. Visionary director Christopher Nolan also completed his critically adored,  
The Dark Knight, trilogy in mesmerising fashion.

Audiences were graced with a new, stylish James Bond film, and George Clooney charmed audiences in a more modest, emotionally engaging role than usual in The Descendants. In addition, Peter Jackson did a good job of matching his ground breaking Lord of the Rings trilogy, with the first installment of The Hobbit, entitled An Unexpected Journey.

 

As a result, 2013 has a steep hill to climb if it's going to reach the heights of its innovative predecessor. However, the early signs are positive as there is already a plethora of exciting titles scheduled for release over the next 12 months. Here is a brief list of the 13 films that are worth keeping track of in 2013, with special mentions for the top 3.




13. The Hangover Part III - 24th May

12. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - 4th October

11. Oldboy - 11th October

10. The Place Beyond the Pines - 12th April

9. Pacific Rim - 12th July

8. OZ: The Great and Powerful - 8th March

7. Anchorman: The Legend Continues - 20th December

6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 22nd November

5. The Great Gatsby - 17th May

4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - 13th December
So, those 10 films are certainly worth generating a lot of excitement over. However, here are the top three that we really can't wait for. It seems as though, in terms of grand cinematic spectacles and epic stories, these three are going to take the cake in 2013.

3. Iron Man 3 - 26th April
Robert Downey Jr. will be reprising his role as witty, fan favourite billionaire, Tony Stark in 2013. This will be his fourth outing as the popular superhero, and seems to be the most intriguing film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. Oscar winner Ben Kingsley is portraying Iron Man's arch nemesis The Mandarin, which makes the premise of Iron Man 3 fascinating enough in its own right. Add to that another villain in the form of the magnificent Guy Pearce, and a returning cast including Gwenyth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, the prospect is considerably appealing.

2. Star Trek: Into Darkness - 17th May
Television show, movie franchise, pop culture phenomenon. Star Trek has affected generation after generation, no pun intended. In 2009, director J.J. Abrams rebooted the films with a contemporary interpretation and generally received praise from critics, new audiences, and Trekkies past and present. 2013 will see the follow up to that film released, entitled Star Trek: Into Darkness. The ominous subtitle is an indication that this time around, the stakes will be higher and the emotional gravity will be much stronger. Captain Kirk and his team are set to do battle with British character actor Benedict Cumberbatch's mysterious villain, setting up a truly compelling conflict.

1. Man of Steel - 14th June
Superman will be receiving a reboot of his own this year, with Man of Steel ready to fly into theatres at the beginning of the summer. Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer have collaborated to produce a much more refined approach to a Superman film, making audiences and critics understandably enthusiastic about the upcoming release. The recent trailer indicates that Man of Steel will be a stripped down, emotive exploration of Superman's character, whilst taking the cinematic spectacle of his adventures to a visual level we have never quite seen before. Michael Shannon will be appearing as the main antagonist, the ruthless General Zod, while Academy Award winners Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner will be portraying Clark Kent's paternal and adoptive fathers respectively. This film could be exactly what Superman is in need of, following the disappointing Superman Returns in 2006.

Hey there, I am currently watching "Arrow"

"My name is Oliver Queen. For five years I was stranded on an island with only one goal - survive. Now I will fulfill my father's dying wish - to use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become something else."

 

Spoilt millionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing-presumed-dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Initially, I practically ignored the promos of the show while browsing over the internet a few weeks back thinking it to be yet another run of the mill time slot filler!.....However as recommended by a friend few days back after my whining for a good batman adaptation in the form of a series which was partially fulfilled by batman beyond but I still felt quite unsatisfied!...so he asked me to check this out with particular mention that it had a real look feel like Nolan's Batman movies.

So I went for it with little or no expectations.....The first five to ten minutes I felt then were quite pacy and I also felt that they were giving too much away too quickly, however that was not at all the case. The show hasn't missed a beat from there on!....by the end of the first episode you would have enjoyed to the equal of an above average action movie.

It is in my opinion a great effort by the team behind Arrow who made the lead of their show extremely believable, dark and likable, with the supporting cast also getting adequate air time and story lines and not being treated as mere caricatures!, fine there are some clichéd dialogues here and there but then a work of fiction does rest on some clichés and may be those are the Green Arrow's punchlines in the comic books, I haven't read its comics ever and I don't really know but it could be.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"I lose sexual desire when my man asks me for intercourse"

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"Msongo i am 24 years old ,well known by Jessica i reside in Kampala,i have been following your articles and they have quite impressed and enlighten me,some simple writing with wondrous theme.
I don't believe you are a love guru or i hate to say so but i need your help,,i have a problem in losing sexual desire.I have been evading my guy whenever he asks me to have intercourse ,and whenever i have sex with my guy am always dry .what should i do?"

Hi Jessica we are charmed to help..

Loss of sexual desire, known in medical terms as hypo active sexual desire disorder (HSDD), is the most common form of sexual dysfunction among women of all ages. A recent study showed that nearly one-third of women aged 18 to 59 suffer from a lost interest in sex, and it's not all in their heads.So since you are 24 years old you are at risk.

Common causes for a loss of sexual desire and drive in women include:
  • Interpersonal relationship issues. Partner performance problems, lack of emotional satisfaction with the relationship, the birth of a child, and becoming a caregiver for a loved one can decrease sexual desire.
  • Sociocultural influences. Job stress, peer pressure, and media images of sexuality can negatively influence sexual desire.
  • Low testosterone. Testosterone affects sexual drive in both men and women. Testosterone levels peak in women's mid-20s and then steadily decline until menopause, when they drop dramatically.
  • Medical problems: Mental illnesses such as depression, or medical conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroids, and thyroid disorders, impact a woman's sexual drive both mentally and physically.
  • Medications: Certain antidepressants (including the new generation of SSRIs), blood pressure lowering drugs, and oral contraceptives can lower sexual drive in many ways, such as decreasing available testosterone levels or affecting blood flow.
  • Age. Blood levels of androgen's fall continuously in women as they age.
  • Lack of Sleep Fatigue can wear down all of the senses, which might be why women lose interest in sex. If all you can think about is catching a few Z's, sex is low on the priority list.
  • Extra Body weight and Cholesterol:some might find this funny but those with big body weights and high fat have high risk of losing sexual desire.
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Jessica many minor things can cause lack of sexual desire,You may have had other issues and your sexual interest just withered by degrees over time. Whatever the reason, you do not have to just live with it. There are several possible ways to help get things moving again if you will just take some steps to see it happen. there some of possible ways to put drive back in your sex life,Because a loss of sexual desire in women is caused by a combination of physical and psychological factors, it usually requires more than one treatment approach to fix the problem.

  • Testosterone therapy. Although no hormone or drug has been approved by the FDA to treat sexual problems in women, many gynecologists recommend off-label uses of testosterone therapy for women with low sexual desire to restore testosterone to normal (per-menopausal) levels.
  • Addressing underlying medical conditions. Medical problems contributing to low sexual desire may require surgical treatment, such as the removal of painful fibroids or medication.
  •  Changing medications or altering the dose. If the problem is caused by medications, a change of prescription or alternative therapies may be recommended. If an oral contraceptive is suspected as the culprit in lowering testosterone levels, a different formulation or non-hormonal birth control methods may be prescribed.
  • Vaginal estrogen's. In postmenopausal women, vaginal dryness may be treated with vaginal estrogen creams.
  • Sex therapy and/or relationship counseling. "Sex therapy is very effective for individuals and couples, and that is always at the top of my list,"  Sexual dysfunction usually affects both parties in a relationship and should be discussed together or individually with a mental health professional.
  •  New sex positions and style:After some possible treatment new sex positions would be of help,some loose sex drive just because the partner is boring,try to talk to your partner and invent new skills to drive the sex,this might be very helpful.
  • Fear-fear of pregnancy can lead to lack of sex desire,Your emotions simply shut down your body's natural tendency to want sex. In this way, you insure that a pregnancy will not happen.  
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NB.You may be carrying too little weight to feel your best. Some women practice starvation as a diet technique. This leaves your body undernourished. Your body will rob calories from other areas to meet its energy needs. Reducing your sex drive is one way the body retaliates for starving it. Your body knows when you do not have enough reserves to support sex and my dear this has been common to almost every youth,trying to starve themselves thinking they are maintaining surely there better ways to maintain rather than starving yourself.


Finally, you may need to work on your relationship with your significant other. You may be disturbed by a lack of commitment. There might be some dishonesty between you that needs attention. You may feel ignored until it is time for sex. The problem could sit on either side of the relationship and still create problems in the sex department. Spend some time with your mate and reconnect.




For dryness while having sex i would advice you to get some lubricants,talk to your gynecologist for proper advice on what lubricants to use and more health check ups to diagnose why you are getting dry,but also talk to your partner to consider preparing you before fornication,but to mention a few of lubricants.

  • Developpe Sex
  • KYZZ
  • KY
  • Durex Play
 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The healing power of foods Part 1.

Among the most things i like to do is eating, Humans can adapt to eating almost anything whether mineral,vegetable or animal .But simply because something can be eaten it doesn't mean that this may be done without risking good health.
Our Health depends on the sum total of the many small decisions that we take each day,in other words our lifestyle.

Information + Correct Choices= Health.

Harmful foods,Beneficial foods.
Human need food throughout their lives.While all foods provide nutrients and energy,some can cause disorders and diseases,while others bring health and healing.Therefore,there are potentially harmful foods ,and,of course ,beneficial foods.

The Healing power of foods
Avocado
http://wakeup-world.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/avocado.jpgAnti anemic,protects the digestive lining and acts as a tonic in addition to lowering blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.It belongs in Hypolipidemic foods which others are Beans,Sunflower seeds and yams.

Pineapple.
http://store.orkos.com/skin/frontend/default/orkos_default_skin/images/categories/views/pineapple_cayenne_cameroon_view1.jpgPineapple aids digestions ,it is also belived to kill some worms in the stomach,other digestive foods are papaya,potatoes,zucchini,potatoes.

Celery.
http://www.naturesfinestproduce.com/webshop/images/CELERY.jpg it belongs under diuretic foods,celery increase urine production,aids kidney function and reduces edema. other diuretic foods are eggplant,watermelon and leeks.

Broccoli.
http://www.samefacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/super-broccoli.jpgIt stops the growth of cancerous cells.other anti carcinogens are ,grapes,lemons,plums,tomatoes,cauli -flower.

Dates.
http://image.made-in-china.com/4f0j00NMIaegAdlYuO/Red-Dates-without-Stone.jpgDates are believed to cure bronchitis..

Squash.

 http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dfV_Eqz0Ypw/TOG_7WoVmBI/AAAAAAAABZ4/1XAqGxhRw_A/s1600/Butternut+Squash.JPG it is reduces hypertension,it helps in increasing urine so it aids the kidney to eliminated liquids from the body,it helps in ulcer treatment,it prevents you from cancer and constipation.

Part 2 to come (c) msongo.

Monday, March 11, 2013

DANGER! Cartoon Porn Exposes Children To Incest, Child Porn And Beastiality!

 

What is all this fuss about?

The internet is a great tool for connecting people, doing research, buying and selling items as well as learning. However, it has a darker side, the internet is also used for hosting and sharing pornographic material. This should come as no supprise to anyone who has used the internet more than a couple of times as you often get linked to these sites. Did you know the pornography industry makes almost 100 billion dollars a year in revenue which means that it makes more money than Yahoo, ebay, microsoft, apple and amazon combined! However i am not here to talk about that. What i am here to talk about is the fact that with the development of the internet, a new kind of pornography has been developed. One which is far more dangerous to children as it has features which could be said almost target them. Of course you know that the type of pornography that i am talking about is Cartoon porn as i mentioned in my article but here are some things you might not have known about it.

Did You Know

  • Cartoon porn often features in it well known cartoon characters such as the simpsons, snow white, alice from alice in wonderland as well as just about every other cartoon character that has ever been made.
  • Cartoon porn sites are often very easy to get to and often do not have safe guards to keep children out.
  • In cartoon porn, 'taboo' topics such as incest and beastiality are very often explored. In fact it would probably be hard to find a picture that does not feature taboo topics in some way.
  • Cartoon porn is, in my oppinion a form of child porn, as the characters in it are usually underaged, for example there is porn on alice from alice in wonderland.
  • Cartoon porn is extremly easy to access and requires NO proof of age to look at 

Why I am worried

This is extremly worrying to me for several reasons including
  • The influence it may have on children and their values and beliefs. Lets face it, children are easily influenced and when they go on the internet and see their idol bart simpson fornicating with other family members and even significant roll models such as his teacher it is going to leave an impression on that child.
  • Aside from this issue, it could be a very traumatic experiance for the child, as all the childs ideas and thoughts about their idol gets flushed down the toilet by these grose and often obscene pictures.
  • Another issue that arrises from this is that the child does not even have to be looking up the material to accidently stumble it. As web pages often dont have failsafes to keep children out, there is nothing stopping a child from acidently clicking on the wrong link and ending up in one of these sites.
  • On top of all this, lets face it, whether it be a cartoon or an actual person. It is still child porn. 

How you can protect your child from these types of Websites

protect your child from these types of sites and other dangers that are found on the internet, ideally you should supervise them while they are accessing the computer. Although this is without a doubt the best way to protect your children from these dangers, often you can not be at the computer all the time. This is why i suggest you install some kind of cyber nanny on your computer or some other program that monitors the internet and blocks out obscene material. Cyber nanny s are easy to find, easy to install and generally work rather well, this is why i recommend installing one if worried about your child's safety on the internet