To Top

Bettinah Tianah, Live your truth


Bettinah Tianah

Bettinah Tianah and singer Pia Pounds blow kisses at Blankets and Wine.

So a few days ago, a one Betty Nassali, also popularly known as ‘Bettinah’ casually revealed that she had only tasted a rolex for the first time a few days ago. I would like to believe this is a lie. Not because its outrightly false but simply because the TV presenter is slowly building her image on a superficial lifestyle; a lifestyle she wishes her ancestors died for.

You know how the narrative goes, a high flying dark-skinned model who flies First Class, drinks champagne, parties in posh places, dates the rich etc. Socialite, right? Apparently Bettinah (this name is lame as hell) does not like that ‘socialite’ word too much so let’s get her off the leash for that one.

But Betty, first tell us how you had never eaten a rolex until May 6, 2018? Don’t you have friends that love you? Who denied you the delicacy of a lifetime? Lies Betty, lies!

For a girl who was schooled at St. Mary’s Kitende and partly did her uni at MUBS, a rolex could have been her companion. She has studied in places with the highest concentration of rolex stalls per square meter in the world.

This means that any Betty in the dusty town of Musisi is bound to run into massive rolex traffic on her way to school regardless of where she is coming from.And if you put into account the friends she kept in both institutions, it is highly unlikely that they would deny their friend such pleasures of this world.

So anyway, here is a beautiful girl fighting to fit in a world that will not think twice before chewing her and spitting her out when it is done.Madame, respect the people who saw you grow out of the ashes (I mean the knees), respect the people who saw you clad in ‘sapatus’ of different colours or the ones who saw you fidgeting with your ‘kaweke’ during evening prep.

People keep receipts, I tell you. But most importantly, respect your past. It is perfectly fine to glow up and still keep in touch with your past. As dirty as our pasts or present might be, I can bet it is less tiring to live your truth. Even if you repeated your clothes to the irritation of many, that is you.Wear your faded t-shirt or blouse with pride.

No one will fault you for it. But if you break a leg to impress the masses, your end is near. When you live your truth, you can comfortably tell a lady on a date that you forgot your wallet at home and she will pay the bill with a smile. Only problem is that she will not be Ugandan.

And also, you can mix with anyone when you live truthfully. You are not indebted to anyone’s opinion of you other than you.That salary, however small yours is and you can spend it however you like. Pretend to be a Don and life starts playing tricks on you.

Anyway Betty and her problems aside, how does someone survive this brokenness? Share your ideas. This is me living my truth. I could use some advice. Any ka project you know? You and I can survive this. Do not just read and let your favourite idler slide into poverty. You and Blankets and Wine diehards can flip to the next page. Your sins of last weekend are already apparent in your breath as you read. Nice weekend.

Leave a comment

More in Acute Angle

  • Parte, Parte, after parte

    Like honestly, when do you rest? August alone was a kidongo bonanza with artistes pouring in from every point of the...

    IAN FORD NKERASeptember 13, 2019
  • Kenzo this, Rema that

    What a week for the social media relationship analysts/counsellors! These guys have the ‘full details’ and all the analogies you can...

    IAN FORD NKERASeptember 6, 2019
  • Ssuubi, a case of metallic fortunes…

    Always thought a ‘metallic case’ was high school’s biggest scam. Strangely, parents swore that it was God’s answer to the petty...

    IAN FORD NKERAAugust 16, 2019
  • Of nudes and foolish lovers

      So you people enjoy seeing people naked, huh? Let’s make it a date and then we can go nude anywhere…...

    IAN FORD NKERAJune 7, 2019
  • Of GOT fans and idle thoughts

    When you read the Acute Angle, you might marvel at how seamless it looks. My thoughts laid out perfectly, my jokes...

    IAN FORD NKERAMay 24, 2019
  • Pastor Bugingo needs to come correct

      Sometimes I wonder why we give such people the attention of day. Cheaters are celebrated, nudists are celebs, pastors are...

    IAN FORD NKERAMay 10, 2019
  • Expectations from Uganda Airlines

        Your national carrier is here ladies and gentlemen. If you are not excited, you have no passport, it is...

    IAN FORD NKERAApril 26, 2019
  • Bad Black and all of her shenanigans

      We are big fools! Someone wakes up, initiates us into her day with a more than diplomatic “mbwa mwe mwasuze...

    IAN FORD NKERAApril 19, 2019
  • Uber needs to come clean….

      I am never the kind to bash brands for the sake of it. You err and we check you. It...

    IAN FORD NKERAApril 12, 2019