The title today is an excerpt from the song “Good Morning”, the intro song of Kanye West’s 3rd studio album “Graduation”. Of course, most of us Ugandans have no idea about some of the songs by Mr West, but all and sundry were more than excited in the past week by the news that the American rapper was in town, or more specifically, in Chobe Safari lodge.
Kanye is a superstar, a business man, a celebrity and many other things that would put someone in the spotlight (being Kim Kardashian’s husband not withstanding). It was therefore not just expected but also allowed that there would be an upheaval and such buzz by his arrival, stay and activities while here.
Apparently he came down here to record his 9th album, but that was little to do with what the twitter community cared about. We were busy snooping around for eye-catching activities, like a possible Bebe Cool/Clever J collabo. Here is the twitter side of the story of Mr West in Chobe.
First of all, someone had to announce the big arrival and what better person than one who got the chance to chill with him at the mall and also take him off for a beach day?
— Benj Amin (@benj_amin11) 13 October 2018
Someone once said that Rwanda is the district that should be sealed off to host the Kyarenga concert since Namboole wouldn’t suffice. Rwanda on the other hand was investing in Arsenal via #VisitRwanda to call the big shots home. The outcome? (Laughs in Kanye West)
After all those millions of dollars Rwanda spent on #Visit_Rwanda campaign And “Kanye West” still chose to VISIT Uganda.?
— Collins Emeka (@cbemeka) 13 October 2018
Having come through and settled in at Chobe, Mrs West had an idea of how to maximise the beauty of the pearl, but some other ‘Ugandans’ had their own agenda.
Kim Kardashian: Kanye boo it’s the full moon , lets camp out. The view is so romantic ??
— MAFUMBO MARVIN? (@marvinmafumbo) 14 October 2018
Renown producer Benon Mugumya was in Chobe too. He was there as a producer but was slowly turning to a sightseer. Someone needed to remind him.
— Segawa Salim-UH (@LostInKampala) 13 October 2018
Uganda also boasts one of the world’s best cuisines. However, there is food and then there is a rolex. Mr West can testify
— ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (@alvinatumanya) 14 October 2018
In his supposed interaction with the muntu wa wansi, there was something new for Kanye to learn
— odd perspective (@lema_vodo) 13 October 2018
And then he passed as one of those few people that can come around and have the president alter his entire plan. On top of presenting an autographed pair of Yeezy’s to His Excellency, he also learned something we Ugandans have that no one else in the world has.
Kanye: Uganda has so many well built women. It’s really amazing.
— ContemporaryWife ?? (@BwahaDenise) 15 October 2018
There has always been a rumour that many blacks in America have their roots firmly embedded down in our culture. This visit was close to confirmation of that rumour
Kanye West is coming to Uganda to visit all he’s relatives here called Kanye-sigye pic.twitter.com/eBH0101yRM
— Higiro Japhet (@Japh_4) 12 October 2018
Ofcourse, as Ugandans, Kanye West and his music career owe us so darn much
— Judithiana (@Judithiana) 13 October 2018
There was just one thing that almost went off script. Quickly averted but noticed nonetheless
— Jbuk?? (@AshabaEmmanuelJ) 13 October 2018
That said and done, it was a great time feeling all the buzz Kanye West came with. We hope that album will have a 256 in it somewhere. If you need a refresher on this, check out #KanyeWestInUganda. We never run out of ideas.
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