Rain in January,
Soon it’ll be February
And time will go without counting.
Unlike you, who counts to know how to behave
Time doesn’t care
It moves on.
There’s a story that is told about a man who feigned dumbness for many years so as to avoid talking to his wife.
For the newly married and the unmarried, one advice I would like to offer freely to the men is that, once you are in a ‘permanent’ relationship, your wife won’t respect you.
I have come across many men complaining how they are emotionally abused by their wives to the point that some wonder why yet most often they have provided ‘all’ that is needed in the house.
Women have a penchant for vexation of the spirit, women don’t love peace. Because if one loves peace then they must know that the first rule is never to ‘make up’ accusations but to be submissive and humble in inquiry.
Since this is a hard truth to swallow in the current world then the vexations of the spirit which leaves in its trail divorce, separation, suicide and death is something that will be here with us. Nothing should shock anyone.
Today, a religious couple, a pastor and his wife died in a church in the most gruesome manner. The man stabbed the wife to death then committed suicide during service. See that?
Marriage is supposed to be that the man loves the woman and the woman totally respects the man.
It is not so because in the past 40 years or so, the rise of powerful bitter women have sowed the seed and intoxicated most women to think that they are equal to men. Nature serves a purpose and has opposites. On earth, we live in nature and as such must respect some inalienable truths that man and woman are different and according to the order set for many centuries in many cultures women must respect the husband and the husband must love the wife. Love then doesn’t include vexations and wrongful accusations.
The modern world where some men have emerged to preach that women belong to the kitchen or that a woman needs to be put down either through a slap or mistreatment seems valid point and it is taking its point from the manifesto of oppression and creating a slave-like condition. Which should not be.
It is being preached so because women have learnt to go against the order of nature. I’ve always known from a younger age that, a rebel must be prepared to pay the price. If women want to be equal to men, then the price is loneliness, beatings, divorce, cheating…
No one wants to marry a woman who is competing with him as the authority of the house. Remember, man is to love the wife, and the woman is to respect the husband.
My rule of engagement has always been, nothing surprises me as I have played all the bad and good scenarios in my head. Trust me, the bad I have played in my mind more than the good because they teach one to be able to look at things clearer in this God-forsaken world. See, what’s the point in teaching yourself to overlook things by being positive yet the world is full of negativity?
For example, what would you do if your wife leaves you?
What will you do if your wife cheats?
What will you do if your wife suddenly dies?
Preparing oneself at least in the mind about the above scenarios and many bad others in life, to me, is not negativity, but being prepared. It is better than always believing blindly that life is a great thing.
No, I don’t want to be negative but the above instances have made me a bit heartless to myself. Nothing shakes me and as such a nuclear war can be going on by my side but am calm as still waters.
The learning of certain things such as defining love has messed up some young men (newly married) minds such that if they don’t feel butterflies inside their stomach they think that they don’t love their wives.
Butterflies in the stomach feeling do not signify love, for crying out loud. A mans and woman’s union is all about sex; all about lusting for the other, all about procreation; so cut the crap and fuck her hard.
If she is stubborn, fuck her again. If she continues to be stubborn, talk to her, however, I know for sure, women don’t listen so it takes me to the next step, mistreat her.
Life is supposed to be a beautiful individual experience and for the married folks, unfortunately, this is always not the reality.
During divorce proceedings, a lawyer told my friend that, ‘a woman will never respect you as long as she had seen your nakedness’.
Another spiritual leader told me the same thing but in a very deep manner. He said, ‘women are dangerous and the more you confide in her, the weaker you become’.
Then another today opened my eyes, he accepted that women are stubborn and will always find time to be occasionally annoying.
The mistreatment I was talking about is this: since life is an experience that is supposed to be beautiful for everyone but she only got nagging words. Then the one thing that should happen after you have provided everything and she still makes you go mad with fabricated accusations; then the time to mistreat her is upon you.
Go out without telling her, come home drunk (if you take alcohol), slap her if she doesn’t listen, buy/do things late, refuse to buy some things, let her sleep hungry and don’t care; if she argues with you slap her.
This mistreatment works wonders and it is no wonder the men of yore often showed their manliness by not mingling or even giving ear to arguments or complaints by women.
It reduced women to gossiping and shouting and chest-thumping on the women, mostly, when they went to the river to fetch water. women were women and men were men, the boundary was very clear.
The point is a woman you are married to or even in a relationship will never respect you enough and as such don’t waste time adding more goodies to her. I was advised and I have put mind to it that a woman can easily wake up one day and walk away anytime, fuck any man she wants or get married to another family and stay there, become part of that new family like nothing happened.
Don’t waste time, mistreat her. Do the opposite of what she wants and love your life as a man for the nagging, the vexations come whether you are a man who provides everything or not.
As long as you have provided what is beneficial, appropriate and according to your means, don’t pay mind to her nagging and vexations. Slap that bitch, this is not heaven, it is earth.
Women should fuck off. Mistreat her and earn her respect.
People cannot stop talking about Power’s mid-season finale and for good reason. The closer left fans puzzled with the shooting of James “Ghost” St. Patrick with many suspects to highlight.
There’s Saxe, Tommy, Tasha, Tate, Paz, Dre and Tariq shown heading towards or away from Truth nightclub. We know at least three of the five are strapped since we see Paz and Saxe grab guns (Tommy is never without one). With so many players at hand, it should be easy for fans to break down who shot Ghost before the series comes back in January 2020.
But this is 2019 and fandom has more layers than Ghost’s waves. Theories have floated around social media with the show’s creator Courtney Kemp giving us a few clues along the way.
The Starz show pulls from Shakespearean elements but Kemp says the final episodes are inspired by the 1951 film Rashomon. The film is known for popularizing the idea of showcasing one incident from the perspective of both the protagonist, antagonist and supporting characters. There’s a death in Rashomon, but we don’t see Ghost die per se, leaving more questions than answers for fans.
“We’ve always talked about how the show is really Shakespearean,” Kempt tells Entertainment Weekly about Ghost’s journey. As the mid-season winds down, Ghost is visited by the sins and loves of his past like Angela, daughter Raina, and frienemy Kanan.
“I draw from a lot of different classical references, and people aren’t usually aware of them because it looks different and it’s contemporary and, frankly, because it’s people of color,” she adds. “People don’t see that it’s based on Shakespeare, but if you think about this season and how it’s been about fathers and sons, mothers and sons, and familial bonds, it’s been very influenced by Shakespeare. And this is very much influenced by Richard III. Richard kills a lot of people, and then they come and visit him as ghosts, so this is very similar.”
The final five episodes are bound to reveal who killed Ghost and give closure to our favorite and not-so-favorite characters. While we wait for Power to return on January 5, check out the wildest theories behind who shot Ghost.
Ramona Garrity, played by Cynthia Addai-Robinson, is one of the series’ most refreshing new characters and one of mystery. With a Type A personality, Ramona is a fan of having her ducks in a row and her plans in order. Fans have a few reasons as to why she would be the one behind the gun.
She wasn’t one of the characters walking up to Truth nightclub because she was already in the club. With this advantage, fans believe she shot Ghost after overhearing his conversation with Angela’s sister Paz (Elizabeth Rodgriguez). James doesn’t fit the vision she had of him for Lorette Walsh’s potential lieutenant governor, so he has to go, right? Or maybe she shot Ghost in order to boost his political image. This theory doesn’t make much sense since Ramona and her team want to keep James’ image squeaky clean for the campaign.
Then, there are these two theories. One being that Ramona shot James because she is the sister of Breeze, the first person Ghost killed during his drug-dealing career. Ramona has been rather quiet about her past (other than her ex-husband’s cheating scandal), but she seems to know her way around the block. When she chats with Cassandra about keeping her affair with Tate on the low for an exchange for a congressional seat, she drops factoids about the inner city. She also keeps Tate’s campaign on the right path with events focused on the people, which she gathered quite easily.
Lastly, there’s a very unlikely theory that Ramona is Terry Silver’s ex-wife. We don’t see that as an option considering the very public nature of Ramona’s sex tape with her ex-husband.
We don’t have to dig too deep into this one. While it’s a possibility, it would be way too obvious for Tommy to kill Ghost at Truth. He’s had plenty of opportunities to go in for the kill but hasn’t. Is it because he’s hip to who really killed LaKeisha?
When sharing his grief with Tariq and Tasha about LaKeisha, he seems to believe Tasha’s grief about her longtime friend. But like Tariq, Tommy can read past the bullsh*t. Tommy might’ve been on the way to see Tasha after finding out who was after both him and Ghost at the warehouse.
Ghost is on top of the world in season six for many reasons. He’s finally broken free of the drug life (with the killing of Jason) and can now move somewhat clean. We can’t see his plan, but the idea of Tariq turning himself in for Raymond’s murder has to be connected to a bigger puzzle piece. As far as we know, he’s unaware of Sergeant Blanca Rodriguez’s arrest warrant but his favor from 2-Bit does cause some skepticism. He could’ve asked 2-Bit to help stage the shooting in an effort to keep his enemies at bay.
If this theory holds up, it would take the attention off of his son and can buy him more time to figure out an alibi for Silver’s murder.
Leave it up to Bow Wow to conjure up a theory so outrageous. The actor-musician shared this theory on social media Sunday (Nov. 3) after the mid-season finale. According to him, the spirits who visit Ghost are actual spirits except for Kanan. He also believes Tariq had a hand in the deed since he helped Tommy kill Proctor (Jerry Ferrara).
But this doesn’t hold up–at all. The writers have proven Kanan’s death several times throughout the season. There’s his corpse in the season opener, Tariq taking Kanan’s ashes and the feds confirming Kanan’s death. It’s a troupe used in many shows to remind us that our favorite characters are not coming back (Poussey in Orange Is The New Black, Wes on How to Get Away With Murder, Derek Shepard from Grey’s Anatomy). It also showcases the influence of the character throughout the show. We see how much of an influence Kanan had on Tommy and Ghost and now, Tariq.
Which leads us to…
Everyone has ruled Tariq out because it doesn’t appear that his character is near Truth. Don’t let your eyes deceive you. Tariq seems to be leaving or entering part of the High Line bridge, a walkway that goes from Gansevoort and Washington Street up to 30th Street. If you aren’t from New York, here’s the translation: the walkway is just blocks away from Truth, the fictional nightclub located in the Meatpacking District. He still could be the person behind the trigger or at least apart of Ghost’s plan to off himself.
Leave it up to a randos like Quentin to shake things up. Tasha’s new beau cares immensely for her and seeing the bruises on her arm only invigorates his need to protect her. We don’t know much about Q, but we do know he works in construction (and can afford Burberry shirts, aye). He also seems to be hip to the local drug game since his child’s mother is battling addiction. Could Q also want to get Ghost back for supplying the neighborhood with drugs and violence? Ghost seems to look at Q with a heavy dose of intensity when he visits Tasha’s daycare making the connection even more plausible.
— Tasha St.Patrick (@RideOrDie247) December 14, 2017
Kemp has shared how she wants to keep Baby Yaz away from the violence on the show and she’s done a good job at it. Once again, Yaz is mentioned in a heated argument between Tasha and her mother Estelle (played by Debbi Morgan) and once more when Ghost threatens to take away Yaz from Tasha. Maybe Baby Yaz is tired of the back and forth (and lack of screen time) and wants to show her Daddy she’s not the one for games.
Maybe, maybe not.
Estelle isn’t a happy camper when she sees Tasha teaching her grandson Tariq how to move weight. She tells Tasha they need Jesus but also might take an initiative to get rid of the “Devil” in their life that is Ghost.
Remember Kadeem? He’s one of the characters in the Power universe that has been talked about often but never seen–until now. Played by Jesse Williams, Kadeem is given a face (and a crazy amount of tattoos) when Tommy drops Cash off after the death of LaKeisha.
Their exchange is brief but Kadeem tells Tommy to let him know if he ever has a hunch about who killed the mother of his child. Kadeem is about that life, considering his stint in jail and his slight resemblance in personality to Tommy. The two have that “crazy eyes” look and a love for gold chains. Maybe Kadeem was under the impression that Ghost killed LaKeisha and wanted to do the deed himself.
Williams shared with Entertainment Weekly small details behind his cameo and if he’ll appear in other aspects of Power, including the much-talked-about spin-off series. “I just don’t know. We really are fans of each other, we’d love to figure out ways to work and she’s got really cool ideas for the spinoffs,” he said about working with Kemp. “I’m open to doing cool, creative, different work that I haven’t done before. It’s certainly a possibility as far as I can tell.”
Article first appeared on Vibe
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This will be a great breakthrough considering that it has been a challenge to purchase airtime for Airtel and Telcom
“It is now easier for one to pay their Post Paid bills and retrieve earlier payments through a statements, saving time and money in the long run,” the Kibo Capital Group MD Jasper Ochieng said.
This also works when you want to purchase prepaid electricity token, all you need to do is sending your account number and amount to 40512. For those on KPLC Post Paid, the PIN Number to use is 732929, saving time and money and also offering a cheap retrieval of past receipts.
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All the above is done at no extra cost
Polished, smooth and gleaming.
Idols- the admirers of my skin color
The most admirable and profoundly worshipped
Adorning places that matter
In cities of the world.
Their racist gods stand the test of time.
Unashamed representatives of my hue
Here to stay – to rule.
While liberty slips through the fingers of the free world
Where the statue of liberty has refused to hold
And it heads back to Rome
Where the same abounds.
In our time,
Liberty slips through the fingers of the free world
– a short stint for a white statue
It heads back to Rome, where numerous like it, abounds
Black, after all, is not bleak.
Veteran actress Lucy Wangui is set to be feted with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth edition of the Sanaa Theatre Awards.
Ms Wangui, who is famous for her role as the no-nonsense judge in Vioja Mahakamani TV drams, will be celebrated in the presence of the Deputy President William Ruto at the Kenya National Theatre.
She will follow in the footsteps of her colleagues Mary Khavere (Mama Kayai) as well as the late Benson Wanjau (Ojwang Hatari).
Others who will be awared on Tuesday will be one of the composers of the National Anthem, Prof Washington Omondi.
According to the founder and Director of the awards, George Orido, the event seeks to recognise excellence in Kenyan Theatre.
“This annual recognition has the impact of keeping standards of theatre high and as a result, a sustained and robust audience base,” Orido said during the official launch of nominees at the Kenya Cultural Centre on Wednesday.
Mbeki Mwalimu of Back to Basics has made a strong presence in the nominations having won the Best Director last year.
This year she is in contest with Nick Ndenda, Stuart Nash, John JJ Jumbi as well as Mugambi Nthingi for the Best Director slot.
Veteran actor, Ian Mbugua, is also in the running for the Best Actor for his role in Breathe II.
Ywaya’s co-actress in Lwanda, Alison Nyawira, has been picked for the Best Actress nomination together with Sheila Munyiva (Sarafina), Wakio Mzenge (Impervious) and Nice Githinji (The Dying Need No Shoes).
Voting is ongoing with winners set to be announced on Tuesday at a red carpet ceremony at the Kenya National Theatre.
Other nominees include writer popular writer and blogger, Jackson Biko, popularly known as Bikozulu, (Best Play writer – Impervious), and Tom Mboya (Best Production – Too Early For Birds).
The Best Actress and the Best Actor will be rewarded with two nights for two at the Empolos Hotel in Nakuru.
In my utopia,
they come from heaven.
just like raindrops,
they fall into the earth and seep into that human form,
and stay out of the murky pathway.
When heaven is full and pregnant,
it drops water.
when the maker is full of requests,
he releases souls.
that constant thing that lives on…
in a forced marriage to the spirit.
That thing that has been over ad over,
Lessons of attaining the god status.
It is cold outside,
So you are firmly gripped by that tiny hole of a warmth
catch momentarily death, while pipeline releases.
A human form begins to take shape,
It will be nine moons before god answers your request.
I sit alone scribbling,
My words of love flowing through paper to you,
You are about to fly away from me
Yet I have not set eye on you today,
My soul is unsettled.
For these words must accomplish;
Their mission is to preach love,
To a precious yet forsaken soul like yours.
To an unbelieving heart like yours.
I craze for having these orators in my hands
It’s night again.
The distant hills along the horizon, a place of rest, have faded.
The blue vault of heaven has disappeared
A bright twinkling star at the edge of heaven – is my only guide
My sole companion
Yet tonight, with clenched fists
I still walk, believing that
Midnight shall pass, and also the darkest hour, I will be redeemed
The morning will be bright and I will praise,
Never again to be caught in a vicious scheme
17th August, 2009