I first met Joseph Otieno Adamson when he was managing a music studio in Hackney, East London, 1999. I was then hosting a World Music Nights at two venues in the city. Some of the artists had been recorded and produced or were known to Joseph since the days he was a popular musician in Nairobi in the 1980s.
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Usually most images posted on social media do not have captions. Most senders have received them elsewhere and merely want to “pass on” with no comments. Only a few people write meaningful captions. Majority of us think the internet is a place of self exhibition and self reassurance. I am here. Watch me. Me, me, me.... But the duty of social information, as every true journalist knows is inform, educate, break news to our communities and eventually assist in meaningful change.
That is why I liked recent captions by a prominent Tanzanian businessman recently. Both are in the two main official languages of Tanzania. In the first one, displayed last week, Mwafrika Merinyo, wrote :
“Cruelty against women goes unabated in Tanzania
Ukatili dhidi ya wanawake unaendelea bila vikwazo Tanzania!”