Its Wednesday and Queen of Katwe premiered on Saturday, so when I rant today, its not exactly old news!!
So most of us know Timothy Kalyegira or have atleast heard of Him. For those who do not, well he is one of the most re known journalists and brilliant writers in Uganda, he has brilliant work, mostly known for his Facebook page, Kampala Express. and his work with daily monitor.
Of recent he took to social media and slammed the one movie that has made every single Ugandan proud!! He called it an embarrassment!! To the point that when it premiered, he walked out ..take this..following a white woman..after 20 minutes!! In short he insulted all Ugandans acting in the movie for you know.. being Ugandan!!
You know it’s sad to see a veteran like Kalyegira be stupid. (you are my elder and for this am sorry) but some things need to be said. Honestly why would a Ugandan be so against something typically Ugandan!! If I were to be any angry about this movie, it would be that they had to put Hollywood actors who are not Ugandan to take up lead roles, but I understood that and took a chill pill, after all Phiona Mutesi in the movie was Ugandan. You know, one expects people like Kalyegira to be all about Uganda and the Ugandaness that comes with it, but imagine the disappointment when you finally realise that all along you were being sold BS. Kalyegira were is your patriotism? were is your love for self? where is your identity? By the way like it or not Kalyegira you are a black man, a Ugandan, and that will never change, despite the number of white women you will keep following in and out of theatres!! You can bleach your skin to a crispy tomato red like that of a your typical European suffering a severe sun burn, change your name to Mr. Jones of Manor farm, better yet you can be Napoleon the sell out or even get adopted by the Queen of England but Sir you will still be Ugandan, same blood will run through your veins, and your burial land will still be some were west of this great land! so deal with it and learn to accept and love your self.
You can actually be my father but I have more sense and love of self than you do and that is extremely sad to the point of pain. This love for foreign cultures and hate of self should be typical of people my age, not veteran seniors and role models of this nation. I respected and loved your work, my late Grand father loved you but he now must be rolling over in his grave so violently that I even pity the poor mans skeletal bones!!
Anyways for as long as my brain, values and ethics are still soundly functional, even a quarter of that functionality, I can never read your work again, because now all I will be seeing is the self hate beneath it, and that’s not my cup of tea and neither is hypocrisy!!! You know Old senseless (again you are my senior in age and am sorry..but its true) people like you are a reason why white people will always treat us like we are beneath them, you put them on a pedestal and then you kneel at its feet and worship them!!! BUT you know what Kalyegira, Put them there, however I can assure you that we of this generation will take them off and take back our place…ON TOP OF THAT PEDESTAL, THEN WORSHIP OUR SELVES FOR THE GREAT PEOPLE WE ARE!!
SHAME ON YOU KALYEGIRA!!
YOUR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY THE REASON FOR SELLING OFF OUR NATIONAL THEATRE!!
#SHAME #ON #YOU #KALYEGIRA
Till Next time