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  • #12884 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    Bazanye writes things, films things, records things and shares them in print and on the internets, blessing us with his creativity. Today, we will have kaboozi about the work he is up to and his thoughts on pretty much everything. Use the form at the bottom to join in the KB.

  • #12909 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    It’s around 3 so I guess we can kick this off. @Baz should be in the building, if he hasn’t been delayed by the rain. Baz, say hello so I know I’m not speaking to myself.

    Since this is the first time we are doing this, let me explain how it’ll go. It’s like a tweet chat, but on Muwado and hopefully easier to follow. Anyone can ask a question and Baz will answer. Refresh page to see the latest. When he’s tired, since we didn’t agree on duration, he’ll notify and we all go on to kick off the weekend.

    Still lost? Watch and learn. Baz, say something.

  • #12911 Reply

    Ernest Bazanye
    Participant

    Bavubuka, mugyebale. Or as you say these days, Boom. Sckrrrrrapapap. Etc.

  • #12912 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    Ah. There you are. Now, since you mentioned Sckrrrrrapapap, what do you think of that Fire in the booth jam, and what it means for the future of hip-hop and music in general. Do you thin, whatever that category that falls in, is going to replace mumble rap?

  • #12913 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    Next one, you have this hilarious comic (is that the right word) you do featuring a dog called Suki that’s savage af. How did that start? Where did you find that doll? What happens when someone steals it (God forbid)?

    • #12920 Reply

      Ernest Bazanye
      Participant

      Suki? Suki and I met on Jinja road and we just hit it off. Suki has a massive personality and we have plans, me and the rest of the staff (yes, Suki has staff) to make the Suki brand bigger. Trying to make it even worse, so to speak. I mean, we want this to be Uganda’s number one socialite.

      Mbu something happens to the doll? Are you making a threat?

      • #12925 Reply

        Byagaba Roland
        Keymaster

        Ya, no threats from me. I remember the episode of the dude that kidnapped Suki and things went south. Not about to get into that drama.

        How about the other internet personalities you have created. I remember seeing an Anita. Is it just you being goofy and hopefully growing something yuuge in the process, or is there some deep examination of society you are communicating with all these characters?

      • #12942 Reply

        akaroger9
        Participant

        Wait, were do I find these suki comics?

  • #12914 Reply

    Ernest Bazanye
    Participant

    Hah hah hah! The future of hip hop music? Leave mumble rappers alone. You can’t knock the hustle.

    Big up my mans Shaq. Actually me and this young dude had an idea like that a while ago, but the time wasn’t right. We even shot a couple of videos, and I even wrote the song. Maybe we will revisit the project, now that the internet environment is more receptive.

    • #12916 Reply

      Byagaba Roland
      Keymaster

      Can’t wait. Is parody music the correct way to refer to it?

  • #12915 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    I think most people still majorly know you as the guy behind the bad idea column. But as the profile up there suggests, you have ventured into film even. What exciting things are you venturing into in that sector…

    • #12921 Reply

      Ernest Bazanye
      Participant

      Yes, I have begun a new career, and have been working with some really good filmographers and actors. I don’t know if you saw Caramel Ninja, which was how the actress Marie Corrazon first introduced me to the world of youtubers. Now I have quite a bit of material in the stable. A bit of just goofing around on facebook vids on my page, so far, but also on the way is a webseries/sitcom, about five vlogs featuring the most exciting Ugandan performers I have had the honour of working with, and in the long term, who knows. A movie?

  • #12917 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    Bobi Wine for president?

    • #12923 Reply

      Ernest Bazanye
      Participant

      Bobi Wine for Opposition. But he went harder at Bebe Cool than he did with that letter to Sevo.

      • #12928 Reply

        Byagaba Roland
        Keymaster

        Are you saying there’s a little something lacking in his political persona? Have the years spent being a mubanda ruined him for politics?

  • #12918 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    Gotta ask this since I’d taken some time without reading books and I’m renewing that passion with vigour. Any 2 or 3 recommendations of books you’ve read recently that I should totally check out?

    • #12927 Reply

      Ernest Bazanye
      Participant

      Get a kindle. They are better than books. You can get almost any book out there in a matter of seconds. And cheaper.

      If you miss the smell of paper, get an old dictionary and hold it next to your nose as you read.

      • #12931 Reply

        Byagaba Roland
        Keymaster

        Ok. Will give it a try. Hope it’s nothing like trying to read off a phone. Naye you didn’t drop any book recommendations

  • #12919 Reply

    Esther

    First, lemme see if this works…

  • #12922 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    I’m not saying you are old, but you’ve been around for more years than me. Any particular moment(s) in your few years around you can look back at and say that impacted me in life-changing ways.

    • #12926 Reply

      Ernest Bazanye
      Participant

      You know the only people who thing being older is a diss? Young people. From this end we are proud of it. We don’t want to be called kids. Your pop culture overfetishised youth. Think of how long a successful life is. A hundred years? Okay. Until you are twenty, that doesn’t count. You are an egg.
      So from 20 to 30 you are young. For the remainder of your life you are old.
      So now ask yourself just how significant youth is in teh scheme of things.

      Hell, Beyonce is just getting started, and so am I.

      By the way, Bad Idea came out the same month as Beyonce’s first solo album.

      • #12929 Reply

        Byagaba Roland
        Keymaster

        Heh. Wisdom received, sir.

        The Beyonce of then and the Beyonce of now, which one appeals to you more?

  • #12930 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    Speaking of Bad Idea, it’s been around for some time now. Has the column changed over the years in your opinion? Has it changed you. Constantly writing bad ideas for several years surely leaves you in a state where you observe the world in a certain way. I ask this because I remember reading from one of the guys that work at Cracked, I think, and he said he now see’s satirical headlines in everything and all conversations now.

    • #12935 Reply

      Ernest Bazanye
      Participant

      When it was just Bad Idea, that didn’t change anything. Writers are like that, I find, they look for stories all the time anyway.
      It’s this new project now. I am constantly constantly working. I am perpetually scripting things. I don’t even know how to relax and be a human any more.

  • #12932 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    With the current PC culture, feminism, MGTOW transness, shaming culture……what do you think gender relations are going to be like in the next five years?

    • #12933 Reply

      Ernest Bazanye
      Participant

      The destruction of the patriarchy is inevitable. Because it is becoming more evident, even to sexist males, that social equality is in all our best interests.

  • #12934 Reply

    I-Am Enygma
    Participant

    When you are going to stop playing around and finally enter the hip hop industry?

  • #12936 Reply

    Ernest Bazanye
    Participant

    I’m professor emeritus of the Old School. I am a hip hop scholar. Not even a student. Just allow.

  • #12937 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    With the leaps being made in artificial intelligence to replace repetitive labour, do you think ai will enter the creative industry? What alternative ways will humans get for being productive once ai has taken over all our jobos? :/

  • #12938 Reply

    Byagaba Roland
    Keymaster

    What is the most interesting thing you have ever found out?

  • #12939 Reply

    Rogers Niwagaba
    Keymaster

    Hi Baz. What is it like being famous? Best parts? Worst parts?

    • #12944 Reply

      Ernest Bazanye
      Participant

      Even me who has no game I can now get a girl to talk to me and smile.

  • #12941 Reply

    akaroger9
    Participant

    hi Bazanye. Me as me…I’m curious to know what else you would be doing if you and writing hadn’t found each other?

    • #12943 Reply

      Ernest Bazanye
      Participant

      It’s a neurosis. It’s in you. You can’t not find a part of you, I guess. Like Beyonce.

  • #12945 Reply

    Jane

    As an fan girl of yours over the years, nga you haven’t married. Is it me you’ve been waiting for lol. Do you have something against the institution?

  • #12946 Reply

    Ernest Bazanye
    Participant

    Hah hah hah!

    I was engaged for a considerable time, though. That didn’t work out, though so now I have something against the institution. I am waiting for a couple more years when I will be officially old enough to be a blesser.

    • #12948 Reply

      Jane

      Thats sad. I want to ask why the engagement stopped but oba I feel like it will be kamanyilo. Anyway you can bless me any time funny man hehe

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