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Kampala Taxi Sessions: Life Is a Weighing Scale
25 Oct 2011 11:08 PM
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Kampala Taxi Sessions: Life Is a Weighing Scale
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“This life is a weighing scale, and God has given his measurement. If you don’t like me, at least listen to the message. “

“Minzaani” is the latest opus from Moses Ssali aka Bebe Cool, one of Uganda’s most prolific artists who first hit the music scene in 1997 and has been going strong ever since. For those who are rusty on their Luganda language skills, “Minzaani” is a local word to mean “measuring scale”.

Mr. Cool (that sounds better than “Bebe” to me...I'm just saying) typically uses his Caribbean-infused ragga tunes to blast his musical rivals or sing about his family (BTW, his wife is Miss Uganda beauty Zuena Kirema)…and in this case, he decided to deliver a cautionary tale to the masses: “Life is a weighing scale. If you don't measure up, your problems will outweigh you.”

So record that in your mental rolodex, and the next time someone tries to give you a little attitude, just remind them “life eno minzaani”.  That will shut them right up.

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Updated: 25 Oct 2011 11:10 PM
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