The Imbalu Candidate above knows his time of reckoning has come. To be recognised as a man in Bugisu,Eastern Uganda, one has to undergo Imbalu (Circumcision) and it’s no Joke. The Black swamp mud smearing ritual that the guy above is being taken through does not take place in a domestic setting. It takes place in a muddy swamp associated with Kumusambwa Kwe’Imbalu, or the ancestral power of Imbalu. It’s carried out partly to determine if one is intent on Imbalu. It’s the last stage of the three day Imbalu rituals. After this ritual, the Imbalu candidate is taken for…
By Richard Wetaya As the three day khuaka kamamela or millet yeast smearing
 By Richard WetayaRap music gets real exciting to listen to when diss songs between rival rappers are thrown back and forth. Some of the best rap songs in Uganda have been diss songs; to wit-Atlas the African’s-Jealous Bi*tches and Babaluku’s-“Straight spit”.Rappers are wordsmiths so needless to say, a real serious rap beef will escalate into a war of words. Diss songs in rap are songs that deride the authenticity, flamboyance, charisma and lyrical ability of a rival rapper. In the world of hip hop, originality is treasured and any forms of mediocrity in one’s word play or lyricism are frowned…
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