Times when Journalists become English Teachers

lubwama1Not long ago, I used to think English was just a walk over. But English is not food. With many Ugandans, English indeed is not our mother language. As someone rightly said; “English is not our mother land.”

Not all is well with our Ugandan stars the “so called Ugandan Celebs”, although Lubwama tops the list, Eddy Kenzo, Azion, Gravity, are also on the list.

Upon his return from England, Obi Okwonkwo is secured a position in the civil service, given a car, money and respect.
At the same time however, he seems to be making constant mistakes because of what he has learned to be like, what he has come to understand, and what he never learned.

For instance, when Obi first arrives, he is given a reception by Umuofian Progressive Union at which he makes several mistakes.kato

One he has forgotten to act in his home or simply doesn’t agree with its ways; he wears a short sleeved shirt and sees nothing wrong with it for its hot, and he speaks casually in English, instead of the kind of heavy English that Umuofians admire in the president of the union. This is how Chinua Achebe’s “No Longer at Ease” began.

In the book,“… Everybody expected a young man from England to be impressively turned out…” but he simply is not.

As fate would have it, the Bulange based Ugandan prolific comedian and actor Kato Lubwama falls victim of the Whiteman’s language. This time his is the inverted “is” and “was” English.

The outspoken comedians recently quit DP politics arguing that they have exploited him in using his brand and are rather not democratic.

kato-lubwama3As quoted by Red pepper online on May 29th, Lubwama says: “DP politics is too dirty and yet you are always using your money using your money you are expected to do a lot of work and nobody facilitates you. Instead people expect money from you,” said Lubwama.

However, in an interview with NTV, Lubwama is making comedy out of comedy, his latest release of a clip about Democracy…

Lubwama is throwing social media users into laughers by failing to express himself on TV. Do we say, he was also Camera shy? No!!

As the name sounds, I want it to sound, the actions to be … what can I say?… the name must sound uhhmm.
“The democracy, the name Democratic Party must appear as it sound”

VERDICT: Any way no one can understand how a man of “his education” can run short of vocabulary.
Make sure you accuse him not, for everyone is guilty of similar transgressions.

#pedestrian thinking

kenzo

Edrisa Musuuza, known professionally by his stage name Eddy Kenzo

Aziz Mukasa, popularly know by his stage name Aziz Azion is a Ugandan R&B singer-songwriter and musician.

Aziz Mukasa, popularly know by his stage name Aziz Azion is a Ugandan R&B singer-songwriter and musician.

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