Chivalry and foreign superstars

I am very tired of two things this week. Traffic jams and power outages. Someone should tell EWSA of the #TweetLikeAForeignJournalist trend earlier this month during the Kenyan Elections where Kenyans gave foreign journalist a dose of their own medicine. We will storm their offices and switch off their electricity too. Let them sit and steam in their own darkness like the rest of us this week. Personally I almost dragged a sleeping bag to the airport when the power went off thrice.

I am very tired of two things this week. Traffic jams and power outages. Someone should tell EWSA of the #TweetLikeAForeignJournalist trend earlier this month during the Kenyan Elections where Kenyans gave foreign journalist a dose of their own medicine. We will storm their offices and switch off their electricity too. Let them sit and steam in their own darkness like the rest of us this week. Personally I almost dragged a sleeping bag to the airport when the power went off thrice.

Away from that I had a good week so I have little or nothing to complain about, which will make me recycle the old one; Rwandans please learn to be civil.

My friends always joke that you never know the difference when a Rwandan man is asking you out or abusing you because it is all in the same tone of voice. Even though I laugh about it with them, I am mortified for my country men. Please be gentle I beg you.

Ivan, Zoe and I decided to treat ourselves to a lunch at Bourbon Café. (I don’t hate on the lovebirds anymore on account of the hot young architect who operates on the second last floor of our building I am very interested in. You will hear more on this topic later).

We went to the MTN Centre of course, and as we reclined in their comfy couches, and I watched the couple get cozy, a prominent musician passed by and stepped me (punishment for not recognizing him). I was steaming mad but I mumbled an apology and he had the gall to say “It is okay but next time, watch where you put your foot.”

That really incensed me. When you become a celebrity, (in Rwanda you become one once you croon a Zouk number, isn›t that right? ) you do not lose the rights to being a human or a good person. Stepping a girl, a pretty one at that and then making her apologise is unacceptable.

Also, you know that this week, Angelina Jolie visited Rwanda. In the past, before celebrities came and left, Rwanda Television played their work. For example, before and after Jason Derulo visited for the Primus Guma Guma 2 finale, RTV played all of his songs. If I am not mistaken, It Girl still receives air play frequently.

So, my question is, will Rwanda Television do the same for Angelina? Because she has acted in numerous movies. If they do, I can suggest quite a few, starting with Tomb Raider.

That would surely be a relief from the Asian series played, replayed and played again!

 

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