Friday, October 29, 2010

You want another rap?...Museveni's got talent!!!

Africa never ceases to amaze me. Especially the politicians and the kind of pranks they keep pulling. Most of the pranks would be really funny...were it not for the tragic consequences they result in. Still, African leaders have a side to them that is completely hilarious.
Well, recently i wrote about the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, declaring his presidential bid on Facebook. I wished him good-luck then...i still do. I did not think much about it afterwards, until yesterday, when i received a call from my friend Martin, asking me to check out Museveni's 'new rap hit single' on YouTube. Another prank, i thought to myself, promising to check it out after the conversation, and promptly returned to my other concerns for the day.
It was only until i saw an article in a local Kenyan newspaper, about Museveni's lawyers filing to copyright the song 'You want another rap', that i took Martin's call seriously and set to finding out what it was all about. After watching the video 3 times, i thought about many things that i could write. What is Lieutenant General Museveni's campaign strategy for the upcoming 2011 elections? What is the percentage of young voters in Uganda, that he is trying to reach? What will be the role of 'new media' in African electoral politics?But i changed my mind and decided that i will not bore you with facts and details and analysis of African politics. I will simply leave you to enjoy President Museveni's new hit single 'You want another rap'. Since i am impartial and have no direct interest in the outcome of the elections in Uganda, i will also post the video of Museveni's Democratic Party rival, if and when he releases it, and which according to sources will be titled 'Your rap is crap'.

Still i cannot desist from sharing one fact: The NRM leader and Presidential flag bearer was born in 1944, which should put him at 66 years of age. The average age of African heads of state is about 76 years. That means Lt. Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is 10 years below the average age of his colleagues. Maybe he should be considered for 'another rap'


  1. Really Informative and hilarious Mr Ottaro. This may be just what I need to get interested in African politics. keep up the good work:)

    Mimi Rumbi