Day 7 of #BOTY2019: Experience

I have 1000 experiences that have qualified to be on my #BOTY2019 ward list. I could talk about them until the cows come home.

Experience one is courtesy of my work place-African Writers Trust. What an experience it has been working with a place that agrees with my passion and calling. I love going to work each day-no lie!!

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Experience two was on adulting 101.I promised to pay for Ann (baby sister in O-level),for a school trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park. I totally forgot about it until Ann called me in tears. I had to find that money and fulfill my promise. I think I took the trophy home,for best sister in the world(sorry Ronnet and Joy. Work hard in 2020)

Experience three goes to hangouts with my girlfriends.You ladies bring balance to my busy life.You bring laughter,heat,crazy,prayer and so much more.2019 wouldn`t have been the same without you. Keep the dates coming in 2020.

Experience four goes to joining the #BOTY2019 challenge. What a way to end the year!!

Share with me some of your best experiences from 2019.

Day 6 of #BOTY2019: Album

What is an album?

According to Collins dictionary,An album is a collection of songs that is available for download, or as a CD or record. You can also refer to the CD or record as an album.

On that note, the award goes to;

Long Live Love -Kirk Franklin

This man is a musical genius and this album speaks and shows that off . The lyrical content is rich,the instrumentals and melodies are to die for. I love every song and I`ve had the album on replay since I got it.

How can it be that you love the most unlovable part of me, of me?
How could you see your life was the only gift I’ll ever need to be free?
It’s amazing with you, I win even if I lose
Everything’s working for my good for always
He saved the day
He will come through
He won’t doubt, that’s not what super heroes do (Hallelujah)
No greater love makes my heart beat
All I wanna do is make you proud of me (that’s why)
-Love Theory
Sanyu by Sanyu
Sanyu is one of the best albums I`ve listened to this year. Every song has a story to tell and my favorite off the album is Beauty but again,I like all the 10 songs. She has mad vocal strength. If you love India Arie, like me,you will love everything about Sanyu.
Follow her on Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/SANYUSINGS/

 

Share with me your best album this year. 

Day 5 of #BOTY2019:Song

“Where words leave off,music begins”-Heinrich Heine,was a German poet, writer and literary critic.

Music puts into words emotions,experiences,drama and adds spice,rhythm,tunes,melodies and gives you harmonies,stability and the `I know what your going through feel.`’

My best song this year has been Goodness of God by Bethel music.

All my life you have been faithful

All my life you have been so, so good

With every breath that I am able,

I will sing of the goodness of God

I have seen the goodness of God over and over in 2019.He has held my hand through the good and the bad and this song painted this journey so well.

I have my playlist full of favorite songs but this has been my anthem.

What has been your IT song this year? Share in the comment section below.

 

Day 4 of #BOTY2019

As a lover of books,I will spend time pouring over a good book. I love fiction-a good story created by a genius. Although,this is true,there are non fiction books that will not be ignored.Here is one a friend recommended.

Strength of Character by Joseph Kabuleeta

We all need character to survive in this world. The author spoke to my heart,gave me reasons to understand why people (and myself included) do what they do. He also gives the hows to grow character ,esteem and so much more.He shares from his personal life experiences and adds a biblical perspective to each topic,which is the icing on the cake.

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What non fiction book have you read this year that deserves a mention? I need to grow my list of non fiction books.

Day 3 of #BOTY2019

Books never get old.I have done more reading than movie watching this year.I`m spoilt for choice on which book to list here. Here are my top three because we are on day 3 of #BOTY2019.

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

This book begs you to read it and when you do,you thank yourself for it. It spins a tale like no other. A tale of love & betrayal,infidelity,infertility and sex. I like how African authors are speaking about sex and infertility- topics that were considered taboo.They are bringing them to the table and subtly demanding a discussion.

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The Secret Lives of Baba Segi`s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin writes a bold, audacious,witty and scandalous book. It highlights family drama,sexual politics between Baba Segi and his wives; fertility and how men also have issues that need to be addressed, before the blame for not having children`s shifted to the women. This book shakes tables of the elders.lol

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Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer helps me understand the hardships of Ugandans in the UK. I thought that people who traveled to the UK or USA had it easy,they made more money and were supposed to send support to the relatives back at home. The book paints a picture of what Ugandans go through just to make ends meet and appease the relatives back home.The book gives you home (Uganda) and UK in a few pages.

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The book is available at African Writers Trust. Call Mark Akampurira on 0785 685909 for a copy.

PS: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is in town and will be have a book reading  at Goethe Zentrum on Friday,6th December 2019. Check out event on Facebook-https://web.facebook.com/events/488034021808209/

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These are my top three fiction books of 2019. What are yours? Share in the comment section below.

 

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Best TV Show Season

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Day 2 :Category two of the Best of the Year 2019 awards.

My list will prove to you that I have read more books than I have watched TV shows.haha!!

Blacklist Season 5

I started re- watching Blacklist recently when a friend shared all seasons with me.Raymond Reddington is a WHOLE vibe. I have Season 6 & 7 lined up for me to watch over the weekend. I`m a home body like that. lol

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When They See Us

Ava Duvernay got me crying and wailing at the injustice the boys faced at such a young age. This show wrecked me emotionally and had me pledging to give off love.It was worth my time and tears.

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I have a to watch list with Money Heist 3 as number one-because I enjoyed season 1 &2 .

What have been your favorite TV show seasons this year? Please share and I shall add them to my to be watched list.

#BOTY 2019

 Afro Bloggers on twitter are responsible for #BOTY2019 (Best of the Year 2019) blog prompts. Last year,I missed out on it but this year,I`m all for it. A blog ,a day for 25 days.Talk about a challenge!!
Day 1: Movie
And the award for best movie(s) goes to;
1.Avengers End Game
Infinity War left me with a yearning for Avengers End Game. I had to see what happened to my family members,lol. Thanos is that cousin who always has an  A-Z plan. When plan A fails,he goes for plan B,C,D until they all fail and he has to go down with a fight.
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2.John Wick Chapter 3
I went to the cinema with some of my girlfriends and we enjoyed this movie. The action is intense and gruesome.
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3. Five feet apart
I’m a sucker for a romantic movie and this was it. Here is a review of the movie:https://hype.my/2019/166147/five-feet-apart-real-life/
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I hope to watch movies from my homeland in 2020.
Please comment with your best movies of 2019. I will definitely be binge watching them all December,lol.
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