Is it just me or is there a sudden rise of interest in the word Ghetto in the beloved country? I saw a number of posters and fliers around town proclaiming the greatness of some “nigga” or other. The Bada boy struck again, this time with a track called Ghetto.
I must confess I have not listened to the lyrics well. Those who have have assured me that the track is smocking. If Omwana wa’bandi didn’t serve to cement Bobi Wine’s rep as the new cock of the walk, I hear Ghetto is so going to.
Isn’t that the way Americans of black skin condemned themselves to a life of hell in the first place, going around preaching to the young and impressionable that it was cool to live a dog’s life? Bobi Wine’s song seems to be an anthem in the making for the downtrodden. Mbu it fights against politicians who only remember the ghetto when they have to collect votes.
Bobi Wine is from the Kamwokya Ghetto. Not the Kivulu one or the Nakivubo one. Kamwokya and Nakivubo are way different but that’s neither here nor there, I think. So the Ladies’ Wine can go around in a huge fuel guzzler singing about the TROUBLES of living in the Ghetto.
Of course someone will say its alright because the guys down there will be encouraged to do some serious work if they se that their contemporary has managed to pull himself out of the gutter and can now drive a monster of an automobile. What the heck! I also think it’s alright for him to sing those songs. Look what happened to Ice T and Ice Cube and all those guys who are the embodiment of ghetto culture. Nigaz With Attitude…
Note, though that I am not talking of that white man, William Smith.