Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Midweek Madness

Don't you just love it when you have all sorts of interesting stories passing through your mind and all sorts of fun things but as soon as you sit in front of the monitor it all dries up? That's me now. I was listening to the greatest hits of Babyface and my, you had to admit it; that man had talent. I think he was among the last of an era. The time when people were talented and used to write love songs and not these mindless baby making songs we hear now. Case in point, Jagged Edge; those boys have made the same album several times. The most ironic thing is that they have a cd called....Baby Makin' Project!

I was reading this story and with the amount of times I have heard the excuse of video editing used by people to deny being caught in the act I think I would be able to buy my own video editing studio. If you were busted trying to lay and egg, you were busted; own up! I was also reading this story, and all I can say is that it was inevitable. Foreigners come to Africa start businesses and treat their employees like crap with the local Authority's blessings, I'm not calling for anarchy but I think one day Kenyans should rise up like that to the Indians who treat their workers in Industrial Area like slaves. Yes we know it but since it doesn't affect us directly, we all turn a blind eye. When the US came into the peace talks, President Kibaki and his cohorts were screaming about sovereignty, how can you when you foreigners come into the country and do as they please, Arturs anyone? Anyway Iet me stop ranting....

There is some stuff that adds no value to the world at all. Case in point, Flavour of Love 3. I think one season was more than enough. I do hope that that crap is never show on Kenyan tv! Speaking of Kenyan things, I love Kenyan radio! Capital is the only Kenyan station of note that streams online so I tune in like every other day. So on Nini's late night show she was having her break ups to make ups where she calls couples on the rocks and tries to help them iron out their issues after reading their letters or texts. So now there was this dude who was trying to pull what I affectionately refer to as the fast fade, well he wasn't fast enough if the chic caught on. In my case I use it when I have started vibing and things aren't flowing, so I fade away bit by bit. The contact tapers off till nuthin'. Anyway in this case the mama told Nini how her boyfriend hasn't seen her for some time, nor has called her and he doesn't answer her calls. So now when Nini calls him and puts him on the spot, he gives some weak excuse of jobo and how things have changed between them and how he wants to get round to it; so she tells him point blank to stop being a pussy and call her. Now that was funny! I miss Kenyan radio......

I'm sure some of your fans of the many sitcoms and dramas that are churned out are aware that there was a Writer's Strike that recently ended, so in lieu of the regular programming studios opted for reality shows since their writers aren't in the union (yes reality tv has writers, you didn't think all that stuff that happens and the editing didn't have a story board to it?). Anyway one small observation is that the more women you have on the show; the more drama you will have while on the other hand the more men you have on a show; the less drama. I'll give 2 examples, compare Bad Girl's Club or Real World to Contender Asia or The Ultimate Fighter. It's like women live to fight, bicker and back stab!

Anyway I guess I've said enough today.

ps: I don't have nude Nini Wacera pics, I'm tired of people googling for that and for some reason or other my blog pops up. But now the sad is that by typing those words, this post is going to show up in the search. I can't win can I?


Majonzi said...

Now what we need to enact in Kenya are labor laws, its not only Indians who mistreat their workers. And many of those Indians are not foreigners.... pole.

For real, reality shows have hit it big-- quite pathetic. I wrote about the infamous Moment of Truth. Drama galore! Since Kenya likes to copy everything American, I am afraid it will not be long before we have our own trashy reality shows.

gishungwa said...

trust Nini to tell it as it is. Got new word for the day-Fast Fade, what i call kimya kimya.

candybox said...

That guy laying the "egg" is too hilarious. Talk about being caught with your pants down.
Ati fast fade lol.
I don't really like reality tv, but once i start watching i cant seem to stop

Acolyte said...

@ majonzi
I do agree that we need to implement those laws more and yes not all Kenyan Indians are foreigners.
I will make sure I go to your blog and read that post. Since Kenyans freeze up on camera most of the time, I do think it will be a minute before we have a reality show in Kenya or at least a good one.
@ gish
I like your term for it, I may just co-opt it.
@ candybox
That dude looks like an idiot I tell you! Reality tv got real old for me, real fast.

Mwangi - the Displaced African said...

What in the bluest of blue hells are those people doing in that video?
btw please don't even put the thought out there about us possibly having a Kenyan Flavour of Love; we might start seeing Kihika Kimani -RIP - wannabes in pursuit of 6 wives - one for everyday but sabath - or something.....

Movie Buff said...

Homeboyz radio also streams online.

Try it at your own peril.


Msanii_XL said...

"Jagged Edge; those boys have made the same album several times".....truer words have never been spoken, what a useless group.

I loath with my every being reality shows aka hurl worthy programming