MUYENGA MANSION

Lawino: Tell us about Muyenga Mansion?

Linda:

With Muyenga Mansion, I wanted to tell the story of a sugar daddy wooing a young girl. In our society, it is generally perceived that sugar daddies give the virus to women. This is wrong, and I think this stereotype comes from the message in most anti-Aids campaigns. In this poem, I dwelt on the most common way of infection, and that is through unprotected sex. I called it Muyenga Mansion because I did not want people to immediately associate the poem with HIV and AIDS, but rather to wonder about the connection between a mansion and the disease.

Lawino: Finally, give a short introduction of yourself. Tell us about your personal life, your professional life, your achievements, anything you want your fans to know.

Linda: I hail from Kyamate Ntungamo in Western Uganda.  I went to Ndejje University where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I am the Business Development Manager at Feed a Million Mouths Uganda, a social enterprise that specializes in nutritional products for HIV Centers, Orphanages, and hospices. I’m a member of Rotary Kampala International and the National Youth Working Group supported by UNICEF

I’m a poet, singer, songwriter, and a short story writer. I use the stage name NADA. I have performed my poetry in many festivals, including the Umoja International Cultural Camp, the Nuvo Arts Festival, the Bayimba’s International Music and Arts Festival. I have also performed at many international workshops and exhibitions, and performed for the anti-tobacco advocacy campaign event hosted in the Parliament of Uganda. I have been on stage in collaboration with the Uganda National Contemporary Ballet (UNCB). To hone my storytelling craft, I have received training in Bayimba’s two week creative writing workshop chaired by Deborah Asiimwe, a BBC award winning playwright, and the Writivisim Writing Competition by CACE where I was mentored by Mr Richard Ugbede Ali, Nigerian Editor in Chief of the literary magazine, Sentinel Nigeria. As a musician, I recorded an album in November 2013 with Herbert Kinobe the world ambassador for Harmony Foundation of Canada. The album advocates for environmental protection, mental peace, and living a life of fulfillment. It was made possible with the help of Mrs. Anne Emmons in Hawaii, USA.

MUYENGA MANSION

(SUGAR DADDY)

The part that I love the most on you baby girl, are your buttocks

Cause nothing shapes a woman more than her buttocks

Not bottom, bottom………… limits my imagination

For am a man of description

You go call me whatever you want

Obsessed, possessed but baby girl

Am obsessed about you

For your like tequila and sex on the beach cocktails down my esophagus

You see, you’re a true representation

Of trending fashion

That’s my perception

From now on, if you want to attend any occasion

Am VIP you will not need to queue at the reception

Am willing to fulfill your every expectation

Do you want further education?

Do you want a birthday celebration?

Now that is my total dedication

You see am a banker by designation

I also host a political show on nation television

Am willing to fulfill your every expectation

But on only one condition

Come……….. Come………………

I want to take you to my Muyenga mansion

Where you will lay back on my expensive Dubai cushion

And show me that dimension

That dimension that go make me have a hard erection

An erection that go opt for a straight penetration

Interruption?

You do not have to worry about any interruption

My wife says in the Na-guru Mansion

Prevention?

You do not have to worry about any Prevention

I passed through circumcision, am VIP I get HIV/AIDS immunization

Now why are you still worried?

Are you in your menstruation?

OH its conception

You’re worried about conception,

But I thought you’re on an injection

Even though you’re not on an injection

We shall not have pregnancy prevention

In case of conception

You will become my wife to stay in this Muyenga mansion

But you see, I don’t want your concentration to be on the dangers of

fornication

I don’t want you to think that sleeping with a married man is an

abomination

I need sexual satisfaction……………………………………

I don’t want you to lay like a log

Like firewood in transportation

I need sexual participation

If you fulfill my one condition

I may even take take you to Mombasa for a vacation

In short,

In brief,

In conclusion,

Come……… come……..

I want to take you to a private place

Where you go show me your private parts and I go give you money

(And the next moiring it was my turn to talk)

(pretty lady)

Did you enjoy?

Did you enjoy my spectacular curves?

Did you enjoy my HIV positive flesh?

Ah aha ha big daddy, do not worry

The positiveness is mostly in the blood

My flesh is negative

Ah aha aha ARV’s are free; I get them free from the hospital

What! What! What are you complaining about?

Do you think you will be the first one to have HIV?

Or do you think you will the last?

My dear, every day a stupid woman and man like you

Forget about all the advice they have gotten about HIV

They forget about ABC they opt for IGL……. I GO LIVE

Now why are you blaming?

While in club silk, were you drunk, yes!

While in your automobile, did you talk about an HIV test, NO!

While you were driving, didn’t you pass by a billboard saying get off

the sexual network, you did

And while you continued to drive, did you pass by Oasis to buy

condoms

Or did we buy them from Nakumatt?

We did not buy condoms

So why are you blaming me

Even when I gave you my rough rider, my rubber,

You threw it back to me and said

‘’Give that rubber to Rabadaba

For me I go live

I do it live

As live as an Umeme wire’’

So why are you haywire?

Next time do not let your eyes do the work of a microscope,

Do not look at some body and conclude they are HIV negative

You will be in for a disappointment

Next time, use a condom

Or even you should be faithful to your wife

I will not advise you to abstain

I wouldn’t want your wife to complain

You took me to a private place

And I showed you my private parts

And I did not only stop at showing you

You know what we did

So give me my moneyooooooooooooo

I want to goo…………………………..

(Muyenga mansion is a narrative poem written and performed by me. My first book of poetry NIPPLES, DIMPLES and PIMPLES will soon be
out.

Using laughter to still pass on the message