Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ozzy on Africa (Kenya to be specific)

I was casually flipping through my tele a couple of nights ago and I happen to land on the Osbournes on MTV. As usually Ozzy was having one of his fits, cussing a bunch, his wife was trying to calm him down, his daughter was all melodramatic and stuff, and all that other good stuff. But something caught my ear, the folks were talking about Africa. It seems that the wife and daughter had been invited by OXFAM to go to Kenya for some charity thingamajig. Let us just say Ozzy was not pleased. Dude, a jammaa unleashed all the stereotypes about Africa that one can get, from disease (from one bite by a "bug" like we do not have hospitals), death, no luxury etc... I was floored. I felt like leaping into the tele and ending this drug drenched saps life.

I know Africa ain't perfect, but we ain't as bad as he made it out to be. Well the ladies from OXFAM tried to convince Sharon that it would be an interesting trip, though she would have to take some medical precautions (anti malarial pills, vaccinations etc). Well when it came to the final decision, the lady decided not to go, why, well we do not have coco channel in Kenya and no five star accomodations. If she only knew that Bill Gates has a habit of vacationing in this backwater they call Kenya. I was disgusted by the whole affair.

For a synopsis of the episode, please see link:
http://www.mtv.com/onair/dyn/osbournes/episode.jhtml?episodeID=76362

3 Comments:

Blogger KymmBr. said...

They sure suck with their notion that kenya is this place bila jua or sm.. yyani this dudes wont admit we living and we got stuff on our own. like they always painting it to look so bad. damn!! i hate......

1:01 PM  
Blogger Magaidi said...

Even sure Miros...Waafrika wenyewe, jangs, kyuks and the like in the diaspora who've been out there for a minute also partake this paranoia. I hear stories about oh! when I go home i'll be robbed. They've become so glued to the negative, it's hard to believe these sons of Gikuyu and mumbi were actually raised on this land. Washindwe!

2:17 PM  
Blogger ┬žanaa said...

Magaidi,

lol ati tushindwe? Hakuna kushindwa hapa, everyone who has lived abroad for a long duration MUST experience reverse culture shock on returning home.

2:46 AM  

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