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Uganda: Remembering Bangi

The death of Ugandan radio personality Wilfred Bangirana on Sunday has the blogren fondly remembering his talents as an oldies DJ. Eddyslahh at Mixed Notions posts a sweet tribute:

I remember one time when i went with my uncle to the disco for the oldies night where Bangi played and the guy refused step off the dance floor becouse to him, Bangi had taken him back to them days when they were still young and energetic,where getting off the floor would only be when the bouncers were asking them to get out coz it was time to close….

Bangi is one of those people who made me love old music and for that reason i never missed his wind down zone programme on sanyu fm becouse he always knew what to play, its as if the guy knew exactly what i wanted to listen to.

Reactions to President Yoweri Museveni's declaration that he “do[es] not need money to leave power,” a thinly veiled slight to former Mozambican president Joachim Chissano after his acceptance last month of the $5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, were considerably less tender.

Minty queries:

Why does my computer’s automatic correction give me the words Amusement and Uneven when I try to type the name of our dear visionary president Museveni?
Does it have anything to do with this story?

While The Phantom frets:

I wish this were a lie, a conspiracy orchestrated by the media to discredit the good name of the paterfamilias. There would be heads rolling and people apologising and all that but this is a small price to pay for the alternative. That the president actually thinks the prize is about the money.

And finally, a series of beautiful pictures from Bethany, taken in Kampala's Owino Market on a rainy Saturday afternoon:

Mud by Bethany Zylstra

Boys Watching Us by Bethany Zylstra

Sarah + Dress by Bethany Zylstra

4 comments

  • I can certainly say the photographs were well taken in Owino…though why mud has to feature each time always leaves me galled.

  • kayiwa

    I too felt bad for this guy,s death although inever knew him but since is a ugandan.

  • sengo

    Man, i am so sad to hear about Bangi’s death.I used to enjoy his evening drive show with that lady crystal.
    He was truly a nice and humorous guy.
    May his soul rest in peace!

  • tina

    Why do white people always have to take shots of the worst places, why not a mall like pioneer mall most people go there compared to owino. We should start posting their bad places too, oh they have them .

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