Is Ruge a national Hero? The fact of the matter is Ruge is a brilliant entrepreneur

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Is Ruge a national Hero? The fact of the matter is Ruge is a brilliant entrepreneur. He played a significant role in transforming the privately owned company, Clouds Media, into the ranks of national prominence. He also helped many talents to a breakthrough in the entertainment industry. He was also a very soft-spoken, charismatic and well-liked guy who has made a lot of connections with the inner circles in the government. Ruge’s funeral has currently probably categorized as a national funeral with some folks even demanding a half-staff flag. Personally, all bias aside, I think that is going a bit too far.

A few days ago, musician Dudubaya aka KONKI Master was thrown in jail for mockery and absurdity of public discourse related to the Ruge’s death. I know that the passion is too high right now but let’s not bury ourselves into the sands and forget the true heroes of our country who have recently passed and yet they never received such publicity that currently, Ruge is enjoying.

People like Major General Muhidini Kimariao who during the Idi Amini war in 1978;,he voluntarily left a prestigious cabinet position to put his own life on the line fighting for the county. And the likes of, Sir George Kahama. A statesman, who came back from England in 1952 to organize Wahaya farmers seeking a better price of their crops, before he took early roles in fighting for independence and served the nation for over 50 years.

Not forgetting Kingunge Ngombale Mwiru, another statesman, noble public servant, author of many nation’s public policies and a mastermind of our current political structure And so many more.
I’m not disputing that Ruge isn’t deserving of a big or celebrity like a funeral. Because he merits it. As a pioneer, not only is he admired and applauded by many but also he was a hero to many. Regardless, the question remains: Do his personal achievements qualify him to be recognized as a national hero? I believe the answer is indisputable. NO. Unless he has invested millions into specific charities or foundations helping the poor or orphanages and publicly served the community at large, I do not see how he gets to be elevated to national hero status.

There are many great names in the world, especially the developed world: Take Steve Jobs and Michael Jackson for example. Although these two come from two separate industries, they each contributed a tremendous effort to their careers and paved the way for most of the superstars or tech giants that came after them. Did the USA bury them as national heroes? Did the United States Flag fly at half-mast when they passed? No. I am not saying we should follow other countries practices. However, we, as a nation, have to be very careful in what we call national heroes, lest we risk diluting the meaning of the term “National Hero”. Money, Fame and Celebrity Statuses does not qualify one to become a national hero.

As far as we know he worked in the entertainment industry. Like any other business, he and his company’s primary goal was to make money on behalf of its owners, stakeholders and shareholders. To achieve that goal the company he worked for is constantly looking for the talents and exploits for the companies benefit.

We shouldn’t act using our emotions and forget who our real national heroes are. Let’s not get fooled by media drumbeats, scheming into making one of their own a national hero. Being a national hero is not a simple task. One cannot become a national hero simply because he succeeded in his/her career, business or ambitions. If today we bury Ruge as a national hero, with the whole nine yards afforded at his funeral - who are we going to bury as a national hero tomorrow? Do you know how many successful businessmen and pioneers Tanzania have?

A true national hero is a champion for the people - all people; one that brings about the kinds of change that money simply can’t buy; one that dedicates their life as well as sacrificing for the country, goes above and beyond to serve for the general good of the public and nation. Being a person of good heart or likable in the society is a wonderful trait and a great legacy to leave, however, it, by itself, doesn’t warrant a national hero status.
MOHAMED MATOPE IS AN OPINION WRITER FOR VARIOUS BLOGS AND MAGAZINES.

By Mohamed Matope

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Is Ruge a national Hero? The fact of the matter is Ruge is a brilliant entrepreneur. He played a significant role in transforming the privately owned company, Clouds Media, into the ranks of national prominence. He also helped many talents to a breakthrough in the entertainment industry. He was also a very soft-spoken, charismatic and well-liked guy who has made a lot of connections with the inner circles in the government. Ruge’s funeral has currently probably categorized as a national funeral with some folks even demanding a half-staff flag. Personally, all bias aside, I think that is going a bit too far.

A few days ago, musician Dudubaya aka KONKI Master was thrown in jail for mockery and absurdity of public discourse related to the Ruge’s death. I know that the passion is too high right now but let’s not bury ourselves into the sands and forget the true heroes of our country who have recently passed and yet they never received such publicity that currently, Ruge is enjoying.

People like Major General Muhidini Kimariao who during the Idi Amini war in 1978;,he voluntarily left a prestigious cabinet position to put his own life on the line fighting for the county. And the likes of, Sir George Kahama. A statesman, who came back from England in 1952 to organize Wahaya farmers seeking a better price of their crops, before he took early roles in fighting for independence and served the nation for over 50 years.

Not forgetting Kingunge Ngombale Mwiru, another statesman, noble public servant, author of many nation’s public policies and a mastermind of our current political structure And so many more.
I’m not disputing that Ruge isn’t deserving of a big or celebrity like a funeral. Because he merits it. As a pioneer, not only is he admired and applauded by many but also he was a hero to many. Regardless, the question remains: Do his personal achievements qualify him to be recognized as a national hero? I believe the answer is indisputable. NO. Unless he has invested millions into specific charities or foundations helping the poor or orphanages and publicly served the community at large, I do not see how he gets to be elevated to national hero status.

There are many great names in the world, especially the developed world: Take Steve Jobs and Michael Jackson for example. Although these two come from two separate industries, they each contributed a tremendous effort to their careers and paved the way for most of the superstars or tech giants that came after them. Did the USA bury them as national heroes? Did the United States Flag fly at half-mast when they passed? No. I am not saying we should follow other countries practices. However, we, as a nation, have to be very careful in what we call national heroes, lest we risk diluting the meaning of the term “National Hero”. Money, Fame and Celebrity Statuses does not qualify one to become a national hero.

As far as we know he worked in the entertainment industry. Like any other business, he and his company’s primary goal was to make money on behalf of its owners, stakeholders and shareholders. To achieve that goal the company he worked for is constantly looking for the talents and exploits for the companies benefit.

We shouldn’t act using our emotions and forget who our real national heroes are. Let’s not get fooled by media drumbeats, scheming into making one of their own a national hero. Being a national hero is not a simple task. One cannot become a national hero simply because he succeeded in his/her career, business or ambitions. If today we bury Ruge as a national hero, with the whole nine yards afforded at his funeral - who are we going to bury as a national hero tomorrow? Do you know how many successful businessmen and pioneers Tanzania have?

A true national hero is a champion for the people - all people; one that brings about the kinds of change that money simply can’t buy; one that dedicates their life as well as sacrificing for the country, goes above and beyond to serve for the general good of the public and nation. Being a person of good heart or likable in the society is a wonderful trait and a great legacy to leave, however, it, by itself, doesn’t warrant a national hero status.
MOHAMED MATOPE IS AN OPINION WRITER FOR VARIOUS BLOGS AND MAGAZINES.

By Mohamed Matope

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First and foremost before I chip into this matter may I say Rest In Peace Brother ( Boss for Clouds Family) Ruge! You played your role and accomplished your dream of transforming music industry in Tanzania! Thanks for this great service and I really call you an" Entertainment Guru ever in Tanzania"!
Back to whether you were a real National Hero or Not ! This is undisputable fact that you were a really National Hero!
Another undisputable fact is that you were a really Guru who trained many and left them behind under Clouds Media Group!
This fact has been proven by your "Products" you left behind! Your big task during your life time was to magnify things,That means magnifying "small fish (dagaa)" into a big " marble table" !
That's what a Clouds Media Group has proven through your funeral Brother!
 
Is Ruge a national Hero? The fact of the matter is Ruge is a brilliant entrepreneur. He played a significant role in transforming the privately owned company, Clouds Media, into the ranks of national prominence. He also helped many talents to a breakthrough in the entertainment industry. He was also a very soft-spoken, charismatic and well-liked guy who has made a lot of connections with the inner circles in the government. Ruge’s funeral has currently probably categorized as a national funeral with some folks even demanding a half-staff flag. Personally, all bias aside, I think that is going a bit too far.

A few days ago, musician Dudubaya aka KONKI Master was thrown in jail for mockery and absurdity of public discourse related to the Ruge’s death. I know that the passion is too high right now but let’s not bury ourselves into the sands and forget the true heroes of our country who have recently passed and yet they never received such publicity that currently, Ruge is enjoying.

People like Major General Muhidini Kimariao who during the Idi Amini war in 1978;,he voluntarily left a prestigious cabinet position to put his own life on the line fighting for the county. And the likes of, Sir George Kahama. A statesman, who came back from England in 1952 to organize Wahaya farmers seeking a better price of their crops, before he took early roles in fighting for independence and served the nation for over 50 years.

Not forgetting Kingunge Ngombale Mwiru, another statesman, noble public servant, author of many nation’s public policies and a mastermind of our current political structure And so many more.
I’m not disputing that Ruge isn’t deserving of a big or celebrity like a funeral. Because he merits it. As a pioneer, not only is he admired and applauded by many but also he was a hero to many. Regardless, the question remains: Do his personal achievements qualify him to be recognized as a national hero? I believe the answer is indisputable. NO. Unless he has invested millions into specific charities or foundations helping the poor or orphanages and publicly served the community at large, I do not see how he gets to be elevated to national hero status.

There are many great names in the world, especially the developed world: Take Steve Jobs and Michael Jackson for example. Although these two come from two separate industries, they each contributed a tremendous effort to their careers and paved the way for most of the superstars or tech giants that came after them. Did the USA bury them as national heroes? Did the United States Flag fly at half-mast when they passed? No. I am not saying we should follow other countries practices. However, we, as a nation, have to be very careful in what we call national heroes, lest we risk diluting the meaning of the term “National Hero”. Money, Fame and Celebrity Statuses does not qualify one to become a national hero.

As far as we know he worked in the entertainment industry. Like any other business, he and his company’s primary goal was to make money on behalf of its owners, stakeholders and shareholders. To achieve that goal the company he worked for is constantly looking for the talents and exploits for the companies benefit.

We shouldn’t act using our emotions and forget who our real national heroes are. Let’s not get fooled by media drumbeats, scheming into making one of their own a national hero. Being a national hero is not a simple task. One cannot become a national hero simply because he succeeded in his/her career, business or ambitions. If today we bury Ruge as a national hero, with the whole nine yards afforded at his funeral - who are we going to bury as a national hero tomorrow? Do you know how many successful businessmen and pioneers Tanzania have?

A true national hero is a champion for the people - all people; one that brings about the kinds of change that money simply can’t buy; one that dedicates their life as well as sacrificing for the country, goes above and beyond to serve for the general good of the public and nation. Being a person of good heart or likable in the society is a wonderful trait and a great legacy to leave, however, it, by itself, doesn’t warrant a national hero status.
MOHAMED MATOPE IS AN OPINION WRITER FOR VARIOUS BLOGS AND MAGAZINES.

By Mohamed Matope

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First and foremost before I chip into this matter may I say Rest In Peace Brother ( Boss for Clouds Family) Ruge! You played your role and accomplished your dream of transforming music industry in Tanzania! Thanks for this great service and I really call you an" Entertainment Guru ever in Tanzania"!
Back to whether you were a real National Hero or Not ! This is undisputable fact that you were a really National Hero!
Another undisputable fact is that you were a really Guru who trained many and left them behind under Clouds Media Group!
This fact has been proven by your "Products" you left behind! Your big task during your life time was to magnify things,That means magnifying "small fish (dagaa)" into a big " marble table" !
That's what a Clouds Media Group has proven through your funeral Brother!
 
Upupu..... National heroes hawatoki only in political and administration sphere but in all walks of life.... Ruge ameinua wengi na kuwafungulia dunia maelfu...fursa zipo sawa ila mtu wa kuwafungua macho wengine ni nani????? Yeye aliongoza njia....

Kila mtu ana mapungufu yake na ndo maana maana hata wale malaika wa mwanzo waliingia tamaa na kuzaa na hao mabinti wa binaadamu...ndo majitu yaliitwa wanefili.....Mungu alipokasirika akaona apunguze hizo siku za mwanaadamu kuwa miaka 120 maana alisema sitashindana tena nao.

Sasa...Bwana Ruge naye hakosi mapungufu na madhaifu ila mema yake ni mengi na yanatosha kumfanya shujaa wa Taifa.
 
Upupu..... National heroes hawatoki only in political and administration sphere but in all walks of life.... Ruge ameinua wengi na kuwafungulia dunia maelfu...fursa zipo sawa ila mtu wa kuwafungua macho wengine ni nani????? Yeye aliongoza njia....

Kila mtu ana mapungufu yake na ndo maana maana hata wale malaika wa mwanzo waliingia tamaa na kuzaa na hao mabinti wa binaadamu...ndo majitu yaliitwa wanefili.....Mungu alipokasirika akaona apunguze hizo siku za mwanaadamu kuwa miaka 120 maana alisema sitashindana tena nao.

Sasa...Bwana Ruge naye hakosi mapungufu na madhaifu ila mema yake ni mengi na yanatosha kumfanya shujaa wa Taifa.
Mapungufu makubwa ya Ruge ni kutaka kila aliyechipua awe chini yake , zipo habari kwamba aliuwa Machozi band kwa kushirikiana na Dr Sebastian Ndege kwa malengo ya kumkomoa JIDE
 
Is Ruge a national Hero? The fact of the matter is Ruge is a brilliant entrepreneur. He played a significant role in transforming the privately owned company, Clouds Media, into the ranks of national prominence. He also helped many talents to a breakthrough in the entertainment industry. He was also a very soft-spoken, charismatic and well-liked guy who has made a lot of connections with the inner circles in the government. Ruge’s funeral has currently probably categorized as a national funeral with some folks even demanding a half-staff flag. Personally, all bias aside, I think that is going a bit too far.

A few days ago, musician Dudubaya aka KONKI Master was thrown in jail for mockery and absurdity of public discourse related to the Ruge’s death. I know that the passion is too high right now but let’s not bury ourselves into the sands and forget the true heroes of our country who have recently passed and yet they never received such publicity that currently, Ruge is enjoying.

People like Major General Muhidini Kimariao who during the Idi Amini war in 1978;,he voluntarily left a prestigious cabinet position to put his own life on the line fighting for the county. And the likes of, Sir George Kahama. A statesman, who came back from England in 1952 to organize Wahaya farmers seeking a better price of their crops, before he took early roles in fighting for independence and served the nation for over 50 years.

Not forgetting Kingunge Ngombale Mwiru, another statesman, noble public servant, author of many nation’s public policies and a mastermind of our current political structure And so many more.
I’m not disputing that Ruge isn’t deserving of a big or celebrity like a funeral. Because he merits it. As a pioneer, not only is he admired and applauded by many but also he was a hero to many. Regardless, the question remains: Do his personal achievements qualify him to be recognized as a national hero? I believe the answer is indisputable. NO. Unless he has invested millions into specific charities or foundations helping the poor or orphanages and publicly served the community at large, I do not see how he gets to be elevated to national hero status.

There are many great names in the world, especially the developed world: Take Steve Jobs and Michael Jackson for example. Although these two come from two separate industries, they each contributed a tremendous effort to their careers and paved the way for most of the superstars or tech giants that came after them. Did the USA bury them as national heroes? Did the United States Flag fly at half-mast when they passed? No. I am not saying we should follow other countries practices. However, we, as a nation, have to be very careful in what we call national heroes, lest we risk diluting the meaning of the term “National Hero”. Money, Fame and Celebrity Statuses does not qualify one to become a national hero.

As far as we know he worked in the entertainment industry. Like any other business, he and his company’s primary goal was to make money on behalf of its owners, stakeholders and shareholders. To achieve that goal the company he worked for is constantly looking for the talents and exploits for the companies benefit.

We shouldn’t act using our emotions and forget who our real national heroes are. Let’s not get fooled by media drumbeats, scheming into making one of their own a national hero. Being a national hero is not a simple task. One cannot become a national hero simply because he succeeded in his/her career, business or ambitions. If today we bury Ruge as a national hero, with the whole nine yards afforded at his funeral - who are we going to bury as a national hero tomorrow? Do you know how many successful businessmen and pioneers Tanzania have?

A true national hero is a champion for the people - all people; one that brings about the kinds of change that money simply can’t buy; one that dedicates their life as well as sacrificing for the country, goes above and beyond to serve for the general good of the public and nation. Being a person of good heart or likable in the society is a wonderful trait and a great legacy to leave, however, it, by itself, doesn’t warrant a national hero status.
MOHAMED MATOPE IS AN OPINION WRITER FOR VARIOUS BLOGS AND MAGAZINES.

By Mohamed Matope

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Mohamed, based on your analysis - it seems a national hero has to be a politician before anything else! All those you suggested not to have been accorded that status were politicians, I think other citizens who are not politicians can be our national heroes. Your last paragraph said it all and if you read it and think deeply it is describing Mr. Ruge Mutahaba!
 
Mapungufu makubwa ya Ruge ni kutaka kila aliyechipua awe chini yake , zipo habari kwamba aliuwa Machozi band kwa kushirikiana na Dr Sebastian Ndege kwa malengo ya kumkomoa JIDE

Kumkomoa!!!!
Hapo habari zako fekero..

GT anayejitambua hawezi fikiria hayo..

Je angempa moyo Majizzo wakati wengine wote walimvunja moyo?

Ya zipo habari ni uanyau wa wanaozisema.. hakuna biashara ya mtu mmoja hapa duniani. Kwenye fursa mtu unaingia.. mengine ni akili za kila mmoja kujipaisha..
 
First and foremost before I chip into this matter may I say Rest In Peace Brother ( Boss for Clouds Family) Ruge! You played your role and accomplished your dream of transforming music industry in Tanzania! Thanks for this great service and I really call you an" Entertainment Guru ever in Tanzania"!
Back to whether you were a real National Hero or Not ! This is undisputable fact that you were a really National Hero!
Another undisputable fact is that you were a really Guru who trained many and left them behind under Clouds Media Group!
This fact has been proven by your "Products" you left behind! Your big task during your life time was to magnify things,That means magnifying "small fish (dagaa)" into a big " marble table" !
That's what a Clouds Media Group has proven through your funeral Brother!
What makes a national hero? The guy was smart at profit making and hence a good capitalist mind. Nadhani mtoa post jieleza vzr. With due respect rudia kusoma alichokiandika

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Kumkomoa!!!!
Hapo habari zako fekero..

GT anayejitambua hawezi fikiria hayo..

Je angempa moyo Majizzo wakati wengine wote walimvunja moyo?

Ya zipo habari ni uanyau wa wanaozisema.. hakuna biashara ya mtu mmoja hapa duniani. Kwenye fursa mtu unaingia.. mengine ni akili za kila mmoja kujipaisha..
hujui kitu tulia tulizana
 
shida ya wahaya wanapenda sifa mpaka kwenye masuala ya kifo.Hero? jamani tuacheni ushabiki wa kupitiliza,mtu kazaliwa anaziona kabisa channels za kutoka ,familia bora kabisa kama ile huna chakukosa.Hivi unaweza kumfananisha na the late steve job wa apple jinsi alivyostruggle kutumia talent yake mpaka leo mawazo yake yanaish,sasa mtu analeta ushabiki tu kupitiliza,ukimuuliza mtu anayeshabikia kuwa unayemwita hero kaandika japo paper hata moja kuhusu mambo unayosema kasaidia? unasema hana,TUTOFAUTISHE MTU ALIYE NA SPIRIT YA KUTAFUTA HELA KWA NAMNA YEYOTE NA YULE MWENYE SPIRIT YA KUSOLVE PROBLEM.TOFAUT KUBWA KATI YA HAWA WAWILI NI KUWA WA KWANZA YUKO TAYARI KUTENGENEZA TATIZO KWA MWINGINE ILI AWEZE KUPATA HELA WAKATI MTU WA PILI YUKO TAYARI KUSOLVE TATIZO NO MATTER ANA FAIDA AU LA
 
Back to whether he was a real National Hero or Not ! This is undisputable fact that he was a really National Hero
 
Is Ruge a national Hero? The fact of the matter is Ruge is a brilliant entrepreneur. He played a significant role in transforming the privately owned company, Clouds Media, into the ranks of national prominence. He also helped many talents to a breakthrough in the entertainment industry. He was also a very soft-spoken, charismatic and well-liked guy who has made a lot of connections with the inner circles in the government. Ruge’s funeral has currently probably categorized as a national funeral with some folks even demanding a half-staff flag. Personally, all bias aside, I think that is going a bit too far.

A few days ago, musician Dudubaya aka KONKI Master was thrown in jail for mockery and absurdity of public discourse related to the Ruge’s death. I know that the passion is too high right now but let’s not bury ourselves into the sands and forget the true heroes of our country who have recently passed and yet they never received such publicity that currently, Ruge is enjoying.

People like Major General Muhidini Kimariao who during the Idi Amini war in 1978;,he voluntarily left a prestigious cabinet position to put his own life on the line fighting for the county. And the likes of, Sir George Kahama. A statesman, who came back from England in 1952 to organize Wahaya farmers seeking a better price of their crops, before he took early roles in fighting for independence and served the nation for over 50 years.

Not forgetting Kingunge Ngombale Mwiru, another statesman, noble public servant, author of many nation’s public policies and a mastermind of our current political structure And so many more.
I’m not disputing that Ruge isn’t deserving of a big or celebrity like a funeral. Because he merits it. As a pioneer, not only is he admired and applauded by many but also he was a hero to many. Regardless, the question remains: Do his personal achievements qualify him to be recognized as a national hero? I believe the answer is indisputable. NO. Unless he has invested millions into specific charities or foundations helping the poor or orphanages and publicly served the community at large, I do not see how he gets to be elevated to national hero status.

There are many great names in the world, especially the developed world: Take Steve Jobs and Michael Jackson for example. Although these two come from two separate industries, they each contributed a tremendous effort to their careers and paved the way for most of the superstars or tech giants that came after them. Did the USA bury them as national heroes? Did the United States Flag fly at half-mast when they passed? No. I am not saying we should follow other countries practices. However, we, as a nation, have to be very careful in what we call national heroes, lest we risk diluting the meaning of the term “National Hero”. Money, Fame and Celebrity Statuses does not qualify one to become a national hero.

As far as we know he worked in the entertainment industry. Like any other business, he and his company’s primary goal was to make money on behalf of its owners, stakeholders and shareholders. To achieve that goal the company he worked for is constantly looking for the talents and exploits for the companies benefit.

We shouldn’t act using our emotions and forget who our real national heroes are. Let’s not get fooled by media drumbeats, scheming into making one of their own a national hero. Being a national hero is not a simple task. One cannot become a national hero simply because he succeeded in his/her career, business or ambitions. If today we bury Ruge as a national hero, with the whole nine yards afforded at his funeral - who are we going to bury as a national hero tomorrow? Do you know how many successful businessmen and pioneers Tanzania have?

A true national hero is a champion for the people - all people; one that brings about the kinds of change that money simply can’t buy; one that dedicates their life as well as sacrificing for the country, goes above and beyond to serve for the general good of the public and nation. Being a person of good heart or likable in the society is a wonderful trait and a great legacy to leave, however, it, by itself, doesn’t warrant a national hero status.
MOHAMED MATOPE IS AN OPINION WRITER FOR VARIOUS BLOGS AND MAGAZINES.

By Mohamed Matope

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Agreed. His funeral has been blown way out of proportions. He was just a businessman bent on making profit for his organization.

The problem with Tanzanians is people have a herd mentality, just because the head of state is said to be saddened by the death suddenly everybody is joining the bandwagon. I bet some people hadn't even heard of him before his death, but are now pretending to be grieving a lot. Grieving even louder than they grieved for their own uncles or aunts.
 
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