It would’ve been easy for me to throw a die and choose any local brands I feel are doing the most in my country. But, in doing my regular job, I work for a firm that’s impartial, the kind of firm that shouldn’t show sides on which brands or organizations they feel are the best or doing so well out there. It’s unacceptable for it to choose sides unless it’s picking its own side. That character trickles down to some of us the staff. We keep our opinions on somethings to ourselves or share them within particular spaces. Yes, I agree this is a personal blog and creative writing space and anything can find its way here. But I’ll twist my approach to today’s prompt.
Here are two entertainment programs I find refreshingly good everyone needs to be a part of them.
Arguably the best podcast in Uganda today.
These three musketeers – Siima, Rudende and KK – are so silly you can’t stop listening to them once you start. They are an addiction, a habit you can’t let go.
Rudende’s outlandish proverbs and storytelling prowess grip you by the base of your spine and throw you into an epileptic attack of laughter. Siima is like the conductor of an orchestra moving her hands in such perfect motion that music that comes off her ensemble could clear the sky of nimbus clouds and make it blue again. And there’s KK, the unrepentantly explicit chap who applies consistent air to a small fire turning it into a blaze that’ll make you say, “Sh*t, I didn’t see that coming.”
Those three have a telepathic connection and a bond of passion that seeps through your earphones when you listen to their podcast.
#JamFloorFillers – The TBT Edition
There’s only one Benon DJ. He’s got the gift of a time machine. He plays nostalgic music, songs that take you back to your younger years, songs that outlive their singers. He makes you feel proudly old.
His selection of music, their arrangement, how he mixes them and blends all the old-school tunes into his playlist is like watching a seed break the surface of the ground, its first set of leaves sprouting, growing a stem with more leaves blossoming and bearing fruit.
Listening to Benon DJ feels like the aroma that rises from the soil when there’s a drizzle.
There’s only one Benon DJ. He’s a godsend.