Wednesday, September 16, 2009

UMEME, wa guan?

I want to love these guys but my heart is slowly failing me. What is it with the continuos mistakes they make with the electricity bills, and the overcharging or should I say ridiculous figures they come up with at the end of the months? Oh, bot forgetting the unnecessary power cuts and mix ups!!! What am about to share has been on going by the way! Just when you thin kthings are better, you're back to where you started!

Here I was, thinking, "C.K. get home and take a lovely warm shower, make some nice dinner and eat it while watching your favourite series Brothers & Sisters" but alas! I found my place in sheer darkness! I call up the Umeme customer care line and after giving the guy on the other end the account number, and calmly... (did i say calmly?) Ok, and as calmly as i could, telling him my UMEME frustrations, I got a humble response, "Sorry madam, there seems to have been a mistake. You were not the one supposed to be disconnected. We will rectify it as soon as possible but this will have to be next week on monday seeing that tomorrow is a saturday and right now it's after 8pm." (WHAAAAAAAAAAT??) "The electricians don't work on weekends." he politely went on. I wanted to scream or blow up.... but these customer care guys, i must give it to them, they know how to cool us off. Not that I would want a rude attendant but they are good. More money for them. If only the electricity issues were as smooth as the customer care service!

Anyway, I stayed in darkness the whole weekend; more of candle lit dinners and conversations-- wasn't bad for a change. (I say, look at the bright side....LOL )
As soon as Monday struck, I had to follow up and make sure my complaint was cleared. The electrician was apologetic and connected my power back on. All forgiven, bygones!

I am now in the month of September and haven't yet received the bills of July and August. Who is in charge of delivering this stuff?? Seriously, they should be fired! So I get a call a few days ago from UMEME customer care, (they have my number now- not with al the complaints I raise) and the gentleman tells me my renumeration for July/August but adds, "...The bill for August is not yet ready. You can go on and pay if you don't mind or you can wait for the August bill which comes with past month's bill too and you can pay at once."
"Okay, thank you." I said.
Wow! nice people. They actually call us back. I get back home and there is no power! AGAIN!!! I am the only one in the neighbourhood with no power! GOODNESS! The whole process again and remember each time you call customer care, a different person speaks to you. What makes it easier is if you wrote down your complaint number on a piece of paper or in a book and you have it ready with you but how i hate repeating myself!

I rest my case! I get disconnected when I have no pending balance and I still get disconnected when I haven't yet received the bill. what do they want from me?!!!? (sigh! sigh!) At least they are quick to respond.
Anyway, this time it wasn't their fault, it was a short circuit or something that had forced the button in the box to automatically switch off.
People, what we go through with these electricity bills can fill up a book! LOL
I will continue to be a patient citizen.... for a bit...... ;-)


Ok. So as I was driving to work this morning, listening to one of my favourite morning shows (I like two on different stations so i take turns to listen to both, haha), the interesting presenters went on an on about charms, black magic, child crucifixion.... I think you know how this topic goes. They were trying to understand why people go to desperate measures to seek redemption or success and talked of how dangerous it can get. One posed the question, "If you are used to having a charm or being given something from a witch doctor to help you get what you want, when the next time you go to this WD, and you were asked to take a head of a child(Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!) wouldn't you do so?"

Oh dear, I get a chill by the thought of this. Seriously, we must be careful what we wish for and sometimes what may seem harmless in the beginning could end up costing you your soul..... Any of you ever watched Ghost Rider? (OK! I know you might say, here come the movies, but seriously, this is a good example of what it can be like for an individual that is tied down by an oath to the wrong force- forget the marvel comic character but focus on the lesson you learn from it. Just watch the movie already! U will enjoy it.) The co-host then mentioned that there is holy water that people are given to go and sprinkle on their clothes and belongings for good luck, plus, holy bread.... not aware what this one does but as a bread lover, i am curious about this one. LOL

So, I continue, now where was I? Oh, the witch doctor and the child's head, now people, to some extent, we all are superstitious; for example, don't jump a friend's legs if they are seated down, don't sweep at night, mbu, you will be sweeping money away, eh! And this one: Don't whistle at night because you are inviting snakes (Yikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!) Ok, some of these were put there to help us have better conduct but when it comes to this strange charm stuff, how superstitious are you and how far can you go to get what you want? Do you break all norms, values and humane principles?

We so need guardian Angels with us all the time, our world is a weird one when it comes to the supernatural. Figuring it out is like trying to understand why government stopped the Buganda prime minister from going to .... where was it again? Oh well, that's a whole other story that I am not telling!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The award goes to KANYE sorry, to T.I.

One thing I will never understand is why Kanye West is so damn stubborn during music awards! Why he always feels he has to disagree with the musician announced as the award winner beats me! Remember when he complained in 2007 or is it 2008 (who cares!?) that he deserved to win the award and not the person that was announced? He even said he wouldn't attend the MTV awards again... So umm, why were u present again? To make a fool of yourself? Oh... right.
Recently at the MTV Video Music Awards, he rushed to the stage while young and talented Taylor Swift (whose song Love Story i love to bits) was giving her speech and grabbed the mic from her saying, "I am happy for you Taylor and i'ma let u finish but Beyonce had the best video of all time!" He went on to make a face of "Hate me but it's a fact and it's my opinion!" Poor Taylor looked on in disbelief and Beyonce was shocked in her seat as she said, "O my God!"
Kanye, this was outright rude! I love Beyonce too but you should have let Taylor Swift enjoy her moment. You went ahead to steal her thunder! Thanks to Beyonce for giving Swift a chance to complete her speech, indeed Beyonce is extraordinary... Kudos.
What the bloody, er, soil is wrong with Kanye? Is he usually high on something or does he just want attention at these awards? Well if he was meant to win an award that night, he jinxed it coz everytime his name was mentioned as a nominee in any category, he was booed. OUCH! In fact, T.I. won the award he probably would have taken home but well, T.I. is off the hizzy too. He can do whatever u like... LOL
I like Kanye's music btw and his album 808's & Heartbreaks broke my heart..... I mean, it was touching. I like it. I play Love Lockdown, Bad News, Coldest Winter and C u in my Nightmare which features Lil Wayne on my ipod any chance I get.... he is good at what he does, I won't dispute that but it is his manners that disappoint me. He has a big ego..... I love his ego... U know that song? Weird thing is he did the remix to that song with Beyonce. Figures why he felt he had to step up for her... unnecessarily.
Kanye, don't be a pain pliz. Hopefully at the next awards you will bite your tongue before u storm the stage and say something you will regret.... eti, he apologised to Taylor Swift, her fans and her mom. Didn't you know what you were doing? What's your problem Kanye? Get with it dude. Oh well, Welcome to heartbreak!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Cleopatra Koheirwe (me)
Hello my dears, guess you're wondering where i have been, huh? Yeah. I know. Had a lot to do and no time to fill up my blog but here is an interview that was done of me by one of the top rating magazines in Africa! African Woman magazine - The Voice for Women in Africa. It is a Ugandan magazine with two publications; one in Uganda, another in Kenya. It's slowly growing bigger. Thought I should share this with you so you get to know more about me. Enjoy!
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ALL LIGHTS ON: Cleopatra Koheirwe
                                        Story written by: Diane J. Binta

If I had to sum up Cleopatra in two words they would be diminutive dynamo. There is so much talent and energy contained in this one small actress/singer/dancer/writer/poet/presenter package. And she gives you the impression that she is only getting started.
The Edition Cleopatra featured in
Cleopatra Koheirwe seems to have been set on the path to stardom from day one. She was named after the heroine of the 1973 action film Cleopatra Jones, which her mother loved to watch. “From when I was little girl, I got so tired of people asking me if I knew about the great queen Cleopatra,” Cleo says.
It turns out that Cleo was not named after the Egyptian queen, but after a no-nonsense, kick ass special agent with attitude. And Cleo seems to have a bit of both women in her. There is something quietly regal in the way she carries herself, but also a hint of steel and determination in her eyes when she flashes her bright smile.
While she felt strange to be the only girl at school without a namesake, Cleo was not without friends, as she quickly gravitated towards activities that appealed to her artistic nature. She was always to be found in a drama club, an art club or a choir.
“I was always happiest when I was doing something creative and my breakthrough really came when I joined Namasagali College,” she says. “Being part of a Namasagali production at the National Theatre was such a big deal and I was thrilled to be chosen for the first time in 1999 as a dancer.”
This introduced Cleo to the experience of being in front of a live paying audience. It was after her role in the 2000 production, Secret Agent, that Ronnie Mulindwa of the Obsessions approached Cleo with the idea of joining the group. Her first ever production with them was the aptly named Cleopatra.
Contrary to popular perception, being in the Obsessions while she did her university degree actually kept her out of trouble. “The group was committed and disciplined and everyone looked out for each other. We spent lots of time improving our skills and there was really no time to be out there partying,” Cleo says. The proof of the pudding was in the honours Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences degree she left the university with.
Cleo may burn up the stage when she dances, but she is more of a quiet, reserved personality off stage. She will unwind by watching a movie, swimming or taking a nap. “I do my laundry and occasionally make mandazis to keep around the house as a snack. I love to cook,” Cleo says..
In 2005, Cleo joined WBS television, where she held slots on an entertainment magazine, a political programme and the fitness programme for which she became immensely popular. From TV, she went into radio, where she was a guest presenter on Capital FM and then worked on the Kampala International University radio station.
Cleo’s hands were very full, but her heart was set on exploring new horizons. An avid novel reader (she was a Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and Sweet Valley High die hard in high school), Cleo had a love for words and had tried her hand at poetry. She became a contributor to African Woman magazine and as her involvement in the magazine grew, she knew it was time to leave the Obsessions.
“I had grown so much in the Obsessions and would not be anything that I am now without my time there. However, there was nothing more I could offer the group and I needed to develop as Cleo. It was so hard to leave,” she recalls.
Working a 9 to 5 job was a shock to Cleo’s system. “I am always excited about coming to work because I love writing, but office hours were alien to me. I am blessed to work in a place where there is a sense of flexibility, togetherness and team spirit,” she says.
To upgrade her writing skills, Cleo did a correspondence certificate in journalism from the University of South Africa. “I feel I have grown as a writer and as a poet,” Cleo says, adding that she is always learning more.
Cleo’s poetry is mostly about love and death. “Death is real to me because it has taken many loved ones from me – from my parents to close friends. It happens. I am also inspired by love because for me it is the largest part of living,” she says. “I could never write about things like politics. All that comes to mind when you say politics is pretence, lies and hypocrisy.”
Cleo’s dress sense is the envy of many, but unfortunately she has no amazing fashion secrets to share. “I look into my closet before I go to sleep and see something I might like to wear the next day. However, I may wake up feeling different, so my selections are purely random,” Cleo says.
If Cleo wasn’t where she is now, she might have been a painter. “I think being an artist does not allow you time for much else,” Cleo says. “I am happy that I have chosen a path where one experience could link and flow into another; from TV to radio to acting, to music... this path has worked for me.”
It surely has! Working in theatre provided the opening for Cleo’s first movie appearance – in the Idi Amin-inspired drama The Last King of Scotland, no less. She played the supporting role of Joy, and from that has gone on to a role in the new Mnet series Changes. “The pay cheque from Changes helped me buy my new car – I call her Princess!” Cleo says with a giggle.
She is set to begin filming a role in yet another movie to be directed by Donald Mugisha. This time she will have the challenge of a dual role as twins. “I am so fortunate that I can take time off from my job to pursue acting with the full support of my supervisors,” Cleo says.
In 5 to 10 years, Cleo hopes the movie industry will have grown and there will be more work to do, more roles to play and more young talent on the scene. She is also looking forward to new writing challenges and has a bucket list of the things she’d like to do.. Top on the list is a visit to Egypt. “I’ve spent my life being asked about the Cleopatra of Egypt. Since she cannot come to me, I must go to her at some point,” Cleo explains.
What does Cleo dislike about being in the public eye? “People think that because you are in the limelight, you are not human. They have high expectations of you and sometimes, they expect the worst of you too. People seem to think I should be rude, stuck up and difficult,” she says.
A compassionate spirit, Cleo hates to see human suffering and is absolutely ticked off by lies. “I hate it when people spread lies about others purely to hurt them,” Cleo says.
Cleo believes that anyone can do anything they set their minds to, and they should not think success is for a select few. However, you have to have support from those dear to you if you want to succeed. “My biggest support structure is my family and my boyfriend. They make it easy for me to do what I do,” Cleo says. “My work family and my friends are the best. They always tell me I can do this; I can succeed. That is so important to me.”

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A love so strong!

My heart is at ease when I am with you
There is nothing that can make my joy turn to gloom
Wherever I go, you are in my thoughts
I pray to God we never have doubts
For our love is strong
Our trust is deep
Our bond is unbreakable
And together we are magical!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


-Death which takes from us those that we love, cherish, admire and respect!-

I was a young girl when my dear mother was taken from me; you insisted it was time for her to go. I still needed her here with me but you were selfish enough to want to take her away. Who told you I was going to be okay without her for the rest of my teenage and older life? Why did you have to be so mean? Wasn’t it enough that you took my father before he could even carry me in his arms? What is your problem?

I have no choice but to hate you! When you’re around, I have sadness, sorrow, pain and grief as my companions. Do you not know when you shouldn’t show your face? I’m sure you are well aware that your presence means death.

“Pitter-patter, pitter-patter” That’s the sound of my heartbeat, I pray you do not stop it for my works are not yet finished…

You will not believe this, but I wrote the beginning of this piece last week before I was rudely interrupted and had to break off…. What followed is what’s creepy…. BAD KARMA, BAD LUCK, NEGATIVE ENERGY followed me from Friday until today!!! (Now I’ve managed to add my other rambles… with a few changes of course… lest the bad karma increases.)

I fell and nearly hit my head on a very hard surface but missed it because by God’s grace, I believe, my left arm stopped the fatal fall. I didn’t say I got away unharmed, nah-ah! I chipped a tooth, cracked my upper lip and got some injuries on my left rib cage….

I believe I have a Guardian Angel watching over me otherwise….
Anyway, this takes me back to what I was talking about originally but now I will not waste any more time.
Dark angel, spare us, we miss our loved ones terribly but are moving on strong. As the cliché saying goes, “they are all in Heaven smiling down,” and yes, this I want to believe too.

To all the fallen wonderful people: My mom, my dad, my grandparents, godfather, Michael Jackson, Lucky Dube, Miriam Makeba, Heath Ledger, Bob Marley, Left Eye, Aaliyah, 2Pac, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Philly Lutaaya, Luther Vandross, Natasja, Umaru Katumba, Brenda Fassie, Saayi, Saasi, Bamzi, Rogers, and all those who may have departed from you too that I have not mentioned…… your stars still shine on. God richly bless your souls.


-“Life is but just a breath.”-

Sunday, June 14, 2009


In a young woman's world, say, aged between 18 - 30, the topics most talked about are fashion, movies/series like Desperate Housewives, Sex & the City), or the breathtaking dudes in Prison Break, going out proggie, what happened, who is dating who, who broke up, who is having a baby, who is getting married, et cetera..... then the best of it all is, MEN! These species NEVER miss in the picture. I mean, how can they? It would be inhumane. LOL!
The conversation is something like this (and I'm not making this up, honest):

NICOLE: I don't understand this stuff where a guy expects you to be all over him all the time!
SUZAN: Oh Nicole, you need to show a brotha some affection and attention, you know, give him some sweet L-O-V-I-N-G! {laughs}
TRACY: We all know you Sue, you never wasted your time on guys. I personally can't keep calling up a guy I like if he almost never calls or texts me on my cell.
NICOLE: Exactly! Me too. What's up with guys? I just don't get it.
LISA: {Shyly} I call my boyfriend most of the time. He calls too.

Silence as Nicole and Tracy look at Lisa in disbelief. Suzan is amused.

SUZAN: Well honey, keep doing that. At least he will be sure where your heart lies and he won't doubt your feelings for him.
LISA: Really?
TRACY: No, no, no. That will make him take you for granted. Take my ex-boyfriend Greg, for example, he used to call me up every hour of every day-imagine that- yes- alot of communication. Anyway, when we finally became an item, you know, dating, the calls and messages reduced as time went by. Whenever I rung him, it felt like I was nagging him or something.
LISA: So what happened?
SUZAN: Look girls, I'm the married one here. I know these things. You give a guy space and he'll find someone else so stick to him like glue. Make him feel adored.
NICOLE: Come on sue, look where that got you with Brian! You used to do all that and yet he dumped you for someone else leaving you heart broken but now, you're married to Mark- who by the way- you never gave time to see you when he was making moves!
LISA: {Surprised & confused} Sue, what's the truth here? How did you end up being married to Mark then?
NICOLE: Yeah. {Ironically} Tell us so we can get some tips.
SUZAN: {Laughs heartily} You girls never cease to amuse me. Of course it's different for everyone. I don't have the answers. {Sighs} Sometimes what you least expect happens but it's good. I played hard to get with Mark- not that it was my intention but I was still hurting from my break up with Brian. I didn't want to have excess baggage if I got involved with Mark. I guess Mark truly had genuine feelings for me because we had only been on a couple of dates when he first proposed. It was our first anniversary together.
NICOLE & LISA: {dreamily} Ooooooooh!
TRACY: Cut the love tales! The fact remains that most guys take us for granted.
SUZAN: {pretends to clear her throat}
TRACY: Uh- except Mark. {grins at Suzan and they all giggle}
SUZAN: Hey Lisa, don't get too worried when your boyfi doesn't call sometimes. There can be good reasons why and come on, we don't expect the men to do all the work now, do we? A man makes the first move, he takes you out on a date, he sends nice texts or calls to say hello, buys you gifts and blah blah blah. What are you doing on your side girls? Simply waiting? It takes two to make it work.
TRACY: Oh no. {Rolls her eyes}
SUZAN: Tracy, you know the reason you're responding like that. Derek cares alot about you and he's been calling endlessly trying to talk to you. Why can't you return his calls? Is it because he stood you up on your birthday? He told you why, he had to travel suddenly, work stuff.
LISA: What?
NICOLE: Exactly. What?
TRACY: {Looking guilty} It's not what you think...
SUZAN: Derek actually calls her now more than she does ever since she started pretending to be busy.

Nicole and Lisa stare at Tracy dumbfounded.

TRACY: Hey girls, I acted less available and he started looking for me and trying to get time out with me. See? It helps to play the hard card sometimes. I was too 'out there', now, it's his turn. He's doing all the calling, isn't it nice when both sides of the cheek feel the same pinch? {she smirks}

The girls all nod in agreement.

LISA: You are tricky.
TRACY: {She gets off the couch and says this as she bows} I try to be sistas, I try. I will call him soon though.

They all laugh.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Back in the day when I was just in senior one in a school that was known to be one of the the toughest and harsh shules....... I mean we dug moulds of sweet potatoes, slashed and raked the school compound, fetched water from the pump.... how easy do you think all these were? We were kids!!! So anyway, I was saying, a little girl I was, new to this world of 'labour' and it was only a matter of time before I found a way out-I joined the school editorial team, so as others slashed, dug and so on, we who loved to read and write did just that. We came up with articles to feature on the school mirror as it used to be called.

That is besides the point I'm writing this. Back to the issue. I was a little girl and you know how most kids hate anything to do with boy-girl or even insinuating that a boy was with a girl under a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G! Hooooooooo! Tears would go streaming down the victims' faces (the two being teased) and they would hate each other for a long time until they grew up and realised, it's normal.

Now my story.... taking long to get to the point, eh? Then why are you still reading? LOL. Ok. So in my senior one, it was my first time in boarding school, I hardly spoke Luganda besides English and Swahili (having lived a while in TZ) plus of course my mother tongue which you know. You don't? Check my surname.
The first day I went to class, this group of boys stared at me as they whispered to each other, then one of them walked towards me and said hello. I quickly responded and got my novel which I suddenly wished I could disappear into. I pretended to read with deep concentration. He went on to tell me his name and I was thinking "GO AWAY" but I looked up and said, "I'm Cleopatra." He smiled and walked back to his friends who cheered and from then on, this boy would call me his mugole (bride). This is what he would say in Kinyarwanda but forgive me if I spell something wrong, am not conversant with this beautiful language, "Biite umugore wangye?" (How are you my bride?) Oh how I hated his guts! But now, we are friends and we laugh about those naive innocent days. Besides, he was cute. No, we never dated.

Recently this is a conversation I overheard as I sat at a coffee place typing away on my laptop. Hot guy is making a move on hot chick as his friend looks on and says a few words to emphasise a point on behalf of his gango (buddy). This is what sparked my senior one experience, note that the words in brackets are my thoughts and reactions except those in { } Here is what I heard:

Hot gal: I know guys like you. (she says to hot guy's friend) You never tell the truth. You stick up for your friends.

Hot guy: So do you like what you see?... Me? (what a stuck up @#$%^&, I think to myself as I type on)

Hot gal: Of course! (Whaaaaat? I'm thinking has she gone coocoos?) Yo a charmer! It's hard for me to believe you though. ( Now my ears are really alert coz this is just absurd)

Hot guy: OK.... I have lost words!

Hot gal: Sweet face, sweet smile, sweet words, gosh! It's too much. (Banange! woman, control yourself!)

Hot guy: Sweet YOU! I think I really like you but I don't know what we gonna do. (Huh?)

Hot gal: Uhhhhh..... Ummmmmmm {she's speechless}

Hot guy: Well? {insisting} You know you like me... don't you? (Meanwhile, his friend is keeping himself busy on an iPod pretending not to be listening so that the gal is not uneasy. The hot dude licks his lips slowly as he leers at her)

Hot gal: You pass off as nasty at times! (Oh, you've met before? Ma bad.) Then you make me think and wonder....

Hot guy: So are we gonna make love or what? (EH! EH! EH! This brotha is a smooth fast criminal)

Hot gal: NO!

Hot guy: Kiss?

Hot gal: Is that what you want? (EH!) What exactly do you want from me?

Hot guy: YOU... but then I can't help to imagine making love with you... It's better with no one but you because we have a connection... we don't see it but we feel it. you mean so much to me... You'd rather sleep with one like me coz at least am myself... BUT I REALLY LIKE YOU!

Hot gal: Wow!

Hot guy: Yeah... Wow!

By this time, I had shut down my laptop and had to get up and leave so I missed finding out how this Romeo & Juliette ended their chat. Eh! We need prayers if men are making moves like this.... and women are responding like this.... Whatever happend to taking things slow? NBM anyone?
What happened after I left? Your guess is as good as mine. At least she didn't hate his guts.
The conversations we overhear usually aren't for our ears. :-)

Welcome to my album launch!

Ok! So I love the arts and I enjoy going to watch artistes perform at their launches- which have become numerous by the way- even guys with two songs are launching.... SERIOUSLY???
This is what gets to me; the long lists of 'curtain-raisers' who have to go on stage to do their thing before the 'famous' singer appears. I mean, in some instances, it's ok to have a big name sing before you, the artiste launching. Let me make this clearer with an example, and I insist, this is just an example, ok? Don't hold me to it. Ahem!
If Bobi Wine has an album launch, it would be kawa (ok) if he has other artistes like Bebe Cool, Juliana or Peter Miles & Menshan step on the stage and hype the crowd with their great energy and captivating songs, (here comes...) But if it's like say, S... B.... C..... (ok, let me not mention names here) an artiste that's not yet popular on the entertainment scene in Uganda alone, meaning the rest of East Africa also has no idea who this artiste is, then why in your right mind would you go ahead and announce an album launch? First make your name or mark in the industry because like now, you have to do the following:
One: You need big-name singers to be on your poster so that you draw attention to your show. Two: You charge like Ugshs. 20,000 yet you're not even sure if people will turn up. (Will they really be willing to pay this dime?)
Three: Finally when it's the D-day of the launch, all the hot names such as Mowzey Radio & Weasel, Blu 3, Bebe Cool, Navio, Cindy, HB Toxic, GNL Zamba and more perform.

MC says, "Lovely guests, it is now time for the one and only ..........(names withheld)."

When this dear singer gets on stage, and note that it is now 1 am in the wee hours, most of the revellers are leaving or left immediately GNL went off the stage and this singer performs to a crowd of about... guess? That's right, thirty people- am exaggerating? Ok. Fifty people. They are less than thirty and fifty? Fine. My point is, the venue will almost be empty! If you know your curtain-raisers are far more important or have bigger musical careers than you, then do this;
Perform first, and the rest follow..... this way, everyone will have watched you perform and will even get to know you are worthy of their appreciation-that's if you put up a good show and can actually hold a tune. (Story for another day) LOL!

One more trick to do is: If you really want to know your fan base, HAVE NO CURTAIN-RAISERS on your poster! I must say big up to Navio for this one. Those of you who saw his posters, can you tell me if you knew who was going to 'curtain-raise'? Exactly. The poster was all about Navio and his Half the Legend concert going to take place at Kati Kati grounds. The artistes who featured in his show actually have songs with him and the sole purpose they came on stage was to perform these hits like Bugumu Rmx, Burrn, All I wanna know, Salooni, etc with the hip hop brotha. Those of you who attended know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, my lovely meal is calling and my stomach is grumbling, BUT remember, make it ALL ABOUT YOU. No, I am not running a promotion for Uganda Telecom but hey, your concert or launch should be ALL ABOUT YOU, and the rest follow or else, you will stay in the shadows...

Hey, do you know the track In the Shadows by a rock band called THE RASMUS? That's the song in my head right now...

Monday, May 25, 2009


Death tears a family apart
Death breaks one's heart
Death separates lovers
Death takes all
And leaves nothing that's pleasing
Only hurt, loss and wishes
That remain unfulfilled!

Queen of my heart

My dearest of all women
The one who was there
When I came into this world
T'was so sweet to have you near
For you were as loving as love
Itself can truly be
My one and only mother
You will always be
The queen of my heart!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Happiness comes when you let it
Be not sad but enthusiastic
For this world is one big joke
and somethings might make you choke
You have a lot to live for my friend
So, please be not afraid.


With all the love I was willing to give
The wind has carried it away on its wings
My heart to ache for it's wounded
And nothing I do can get it mended.

Close call

My dreams are no fantasies
Nightmares is more like it
An evil witch grabs me
Wants to use me as bait
To capture her prey
Her nails pinch deep into my skin
I can feel them getting closer to my ribs
As she pulls me under water with her
Hiding me from the help I'd get.

I think I'm going to die
I'm in grievous pain
I find it hard to breathe
I cannot cry yet cannot die
Suddenly, she let's me go
And I survive
But I'm scared, so scared
What is this?
Why these mares, why?
I quickly bow my head in prayer.


In my heart,
You are a song I can't sing
A poem I can't recite
A script I can't complete
And a puzzle I can't seem to fix ...
You take my breath away!