Sophie Kamya

We don’t need yet another reason to hate our hair

“Dull, dry and damaged” is how a now pulled ad in the rainbow nation depicted African hair compared to “normal White hair”. It wasn’t just racist but disrespectful too. It’s not the first nor will it be the last. With Halloween and Christmas approaching, we...

Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Our love-hate relationship with The Kardashians

Where were you when The Kardashians announced they’d be cancelling their show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” after 20 seasons? And how have you been coping since the “devastating” news broke? Have you been binge-watching past episodes and any clips you can find...

Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Will we ever know everything there is to know about 9/11?

Hard to believe it’s been 19 years since the 2001 September 11 terror attacks in the US. Feels like just yesterday but also a lifetime ago that the tragic events of that day unfolded before our very eyes. Well, not quite for everybody as many of us only watched on TV, but I don’t think...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Is anyone really irreplaceable?

It’s the fallout no one saw coming. Barcelona and Messi seemed like a match made in football heaven, excuse my lame pun! While it remains to be seen if Messi will indeed leave the club he joined aged only 13, it got me wondering if anyone is really irreplaceable. As gifted as Messi is, a...

Friday, September 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why Rwanda’s Premier League is the best fit for Messi right now

One of the best footballers of our time wants out of Barcelona, the club he has given just about everything and vice versa. After 20 years, it's time for both parties to move on. Rumour has it that Messi's sights are set on English Premier League side Manchester City, with many...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

See-through toilets? I’ll pass!

I’ve never invented anything so perhaps I should be the last person to critique other people’s innovations and ideas. Nevertheless, I’m struggling to understand why anyone would want a see-through toilet like those being tried out in Japan. I get self-conscious in my own toilet at...

Friday, August 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Learning the hard way

Schools had been set to reopen in September but that may or may not come to pass as we continue to grapple with Covid-19 containment measures. For those of us who went through school with little to no disruption, it’s hard to imagine what losing a term, semester or entire academic year feels...

Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:47 AM

The resident rat

I was getting ready to enjoy a relaxing weekend when I saw the unmistakable droppings that could only mean one thing. There was a rat in the house — my house! I had no idea how it got in or where it was hiding. I know it hasn’t left and I’m not happy about that. Usually, I’m...

Friday, August 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

It’s not Big Tech, it’s us

Tech giants Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter have been under attack lately not just by hackers but also lawmakers. The latter have repeatedly accused the big corporations of having too much power and so want to break them up. I think these platforms only have as much power as we grant...

Friday, August 7, 2020, 6:38 AM

What I imagine a Kanye West Presidency would be like

Disregard the recent explosive drama and rumours of an impending divorce and imagine Kanye taking the Oath of Office, The Kardashians in tow. Unlikely, but not impossible. Let’s put Kanye aside for a moment. Can you imagine what his election would do for The Kardashians’ ratings? No...

Friday, July 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

"You'll Never Win Again," they said

In case anyone needs reminding, Liverpool are the reigning Premier League Champions. I'll leave it to the pundits to continue pointing out all the things that were or weren't in existence when the club last won the coveted title 30 years ago. All the more poignant that The...

Sunday, July 26, 2020, 11:36 AM

The end of “come as you are”

So, church is back in business after months of closure. Did you go? How did you make the cut because as you know, this business of welcoming any and everybody to ‘God’s House’ is pretty much over and church authorities must be agonising over who to let in, or are they? With only...

Friday, July 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Dating in the time of Covid-19

If you’re looking for relationship advice, sorry to disappoint you — I’m no love guru. Just saw a piece on single people frustrated that they can’t mix and mingle at this point in time amidst all these lockdowns and social distancing restrictions. With many traditional...

Friday, July 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Goodbye vacation, hello staycation

When’s the last time you took time off? Never? Well, you’re not alone. Taking proper vacations abroad or even here at home to just relax and unwind is not a luxury many of us can afford. Weekend getaways? Maybe, but extended breaks, not so much. The recent mandatory lockdown doesn...

Friday, July 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Paying even when you’re not earning

I know JFK said not to ask what your government can do for you, especially when said government is doing a lot already, most notably cracking down on opportunists hiking food and commodity prices, among other things. That said, these are extraordinary times indeed that have turned virtues and norms...

Friday, July 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

Cycling to work? Not if you’re a girl!

Any ladies out there wish they could cycle to work? I know I do. It’s inexpensive, well except for the initial cost of the bike, but other than that, you don’t need to fuel it and maintenance and repair don’t cost anything close to what cars or even motorcycles require. Cycling is...

Friday, June 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Would you loot if you could get away with it?

If your answer was straight up “no, absolutely not,” your parents raised you right, but if like me you hesitated over the no consequences part, you’re in good, or should I say bad company? Just to be clear, I’ve never looted or shoplifted and don’t intend to do so, and...

Friday, June 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Are we supposed to feel sorry for Kylie Jenner?

Forbes is clearly keeping up with the Kardashians, so much so that the magazine figured out that Kylie Jenner is not quite the self-made billionaire they were led to believe, and that her cosmetics business is not as massive or as profitable as she and her family claim. Subsequently, she was...

Friday, June 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

What I really wish Covid-19 would wipe out

Seeing all the good things we’ve lost to Covid-19, including jobs, investments and lives, got me thinking about what I wish it would take out instead, particularly challenges the world has grappled with for years, like corruption. You’d think that all that time we had for self-...

Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Women raise superstars, why are they still lacking in sports management?

Sunday, the 10th of May, saw many athletes and sports personalities paying tribute to their Moms, as they tend to do every Mothers’ Day and while all the sweet and heartfelt messages are touching, they also raise some questions.  Like why these women who raised some of the world...

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

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