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Bi Kidude mgonjwa Kitandani siku 30 sasa, atelekezwa

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  1. muhosni

    muhosni JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania Daily News (Dar*es*Salaam)
    Tanzania: Ingratitude - Neglecting Bi Kidude Reveals Who We Are
    Tagged: Arts, East Africa, Tanzania

    EVEN when on stage, performing vigorously and electrifying the audience with her rare talent, Fatuma binti Baraka was admittedly, a highly worrisome case to a caring soul. There was an element in what she did of serious risk to her health given her advanced age.

    She claims to be over one hundred years old and even if she is not, she is pretty close to that mark. Now she is sick and has been confined to her bed for the last 30 days or so. Reports say she has almost no one to care for her.

    Indeed, no one has ever cared for her anyway as she literally lives in a shack despite her fame and kind of national "trophy" status. Tanzania could have many other elderly entertainers but they are hardly known both at the national and international arenas.

    But Fatuma binti Baraka a.k.a Bi Kidude is an instant hit and celebrity. She has not only earned fame for herself as a "centenarian" entertainer and musician but for Tanzania as well. Indeed, very few countries in the world have such high calibre performers of her age. That she is now sick in bed without care or help, shames this country beyond the galaxies for what a heartless nation we are.

    One would have expected that for all her work, which I believe has helped quite a number of hands to pocket millions of shillings, Bi Kidude wouldn't be a destitute. But there she is, sick, penniless and without care.

    It appears that even before she packs her luggage to the next life, she is no longer remembered even by a single soul of her mountain of fans who cheered and ululated when she performed, a centenarian barring nothing to quench the revelling thirsty of those much younger than her.

    On the other hand, she is not an isolated case. This country hardly knows how to care for its elderly, be they civil servants or the hundreds of grandmas in villages who toil unto death to produce the export commodities that bring in the foreign currency that buys the SUVs for the fortunate few in society.

    However, Bi Kidude tops the list of sorrowful cases as she more than anyone else now exemplifies and exposes the heartless exploitation of weaker members of society the law does not seem to protect. If we had a caring system, Bi Kidude would have been a rich person and not just the winner of prestigious and globally acclaimed music awards that added nothing to her wellbeing and welfare.

    Also, there is a sad reflection of our own character in Bi Kidude's plight. We are a nation blind to the value of heroes. It is the same unfortunate streak of spirit that made us to send flag bearing "tourists" to the just ended Olympics in London rather than competitors in the prestigious global Games for which our last and only Gold and Silver Medals were 32 years ago in Moscow.

    But whether we like it or not, Bi Kidude is a legend and legends never die. If we throw her away for molasses, others will unearth her for the forever nectar she is. It is the same story like the Tingatinga art and painting, which is uniquely Tanzanian and now benefits the Americans through Disneyland cartoons. Woe to a nation that never protects its nationals against exploitation and injustice.

    Rejection of heroes is what tends to make the ideas of the Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere also to be relegated to the past in policy options and priorities. A friend told me recently how he met with Chinese professors in China who were all full of admiration for Mwalimu Nyerere.

    Without a pinch of hypocrisy, he said, the professors told him that for them, Nyerere was greater than Mao Zedong. According to the professors, true, Mao led the Chinese, a third of humanity on earth, to reclaim their freedom and dignity but Nyerere led the world into a totally new direction and realm of global dominance.

    Future global dominance, the professors went on, will not depend on military or economic Superpower but brainpower. And, when history is finally written, the honour for pioneer of that new global realignment will certainly go to none other than Nyerere, the professors concluded.

    Their reason: Quite out of proportion to its economic and military power, Nyerere managed to make Tanzania a global Brainpower, which saw Africa decolonized in his lifetime, largely through his single handed efforts. The military and economic Superpowers can have their heroes and icons even as far as the liberation of Africa is concerned but a section of Brainpower out there, knows their hero.

    It is a pity that Bi Kidude is sick in bed and helpless. And, we will probably hear the most moving eulogies from VIPs when she finally goes the way of her ancestors. But the question will be: Where were they when she wreathed in pain? Nevertheless, leaders may forget her but will those whose hour she lifted also forget and desert her in her own hour of need?
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    Ndinani JF-Expert Member

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    All these are signs of a nation that has lost its sense of direction!!
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    Ni kawaida hapa Tz,
  4. Kimbunga

    Kimbunga Platinum Member

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    Kwa hiyo ilitakiwa iweje? Serikali impeleke India au? Mbona kuna post humu inaonesha Maalim Seif akiwa amemtembelea Bi. Kidude Binti Baraka nyumbani kwa mwanae kumjulia hali. Au ile picha ilikuwa toka maktaba? Bi Kidude yuko imara na huenda akapanda jukwaani Eid pili kutoa burdani kwa wapenzi wake!
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    MtamaMchungu JF-Expert Member

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    Wanasubiri afe ili wahamishie baraza la mawaziri msibani. Shame on them.
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    Mandingo JF-Expert Member

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    Na kutoa ubani wa m10!
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    mikonomiwili JF-Expert Member

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    Mbona nilimwona kweye kipindi cha clouds TV juzijuzi nalikua ana sema watu waliseme kafa lakini yupo hai

    Hi hapari niyalini?
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    mkigoma JF-Expert Member

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    huyu bibi kidude naye alimsahau mungu kabisa maisha yake yote ni kuimba tu, mungu ampe nafuu na afya njema.
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    IPECACUANHA JF-Expert Member

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    This article brings to our community a wake up call. We are becoming the "sick" and "weak" country and the reasons which are well put in the article are
    1. We don't appreciate work and those among us who give contribution. We embrace mediocres who many comes as politicians and neglect the professions and artists like Bi Kidude
    2. We don't protect Professions proprietary rights. We embrace plagiarism, copy cats, middle men(madalali)and producers who "blood sucks"the originals to earn their wealth
    3. We don't promote interest in anything of value and as a result we are failing in everything. The ride to the olympics illustrate that fact
    4. We are planing for nothing and we have turned to be a nation who enjoy "food" we did neither cook or cultivate(misaada) and our leaders are mascara-ding as carer of the poor(ref to you comment of maalim visiting bi Kidude) instead of producing systems which would help the need today and in the future.
    Habari ndiyo Hiyo.
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    mkolosai JF-Expert Member

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    Acheni upuuzi, post za kijinga zinaingiaje humu?
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    watapataje umaarufu? Si mpaka afe?
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    Well said Mkuu,talents are left to rot. Tingatinga and Makonde carvings are displayed all over the world but none carry a ''made in Tanzania'' tag! The same applies to Tanzanite minerals.Mungu Ibariki Tanzania.
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    Huyu bibi her real strory huwa inaniweka kwenye inawekakatika mixed emotion
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    Kuna vitu huwa siekewi sasa bi kidude alitegemea nani amuugize!!yaaani washabiki ndo wawekeane zamu ya kumuuguza!does it make sense?
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    Watu wengine wana michango dhaifu sana hata kwenye masuala ya hatari kama ugonjwa.
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    bila mafanikio yoyoyte
    naskia maisha yake duni kabisa
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    kwani si anaumwa tu kama watu wengine wanavyoumwa..
    Tumuombee apone tu.

    Ndugu zake wako wapi kwani.
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    Mbona alipelekewa daktari wa Maalim Sefu na kumuahidi huyo daktari atakua akifuatilia hali yake.
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    Ulitaka serikali imjengee mahali pa kulala. Waimbaji wenzie mbona wanapo pa kulala. Maisha hupangwa ujanani uzeeni ni hesabu tu. Wakati akiimba si watu walikua wanalipa kiingilio? Kama alikua anawaimbia bure imekula kwake.