Thursday, December 20, 2007

The original creator of the award winning song "Wipolo" is Col.Abenego Orech Okot not that "pastor"

I have decided to blog what I should have done so long long time ago but didn't! The song "Wipolo" oft heard on the Ugandan airwaves and which a certain Pastor George sung and that eventually won a continental award, was composed by one retired Col. Abenego Orech Okot and not the said pastor! Well by now, the pastor might claim copyright but the truth need to be restated for historical reasons: Pastor George is not the composer of the song Wipolo. The man to be credited for the song in very alive and kicking and that I am very proud to be his grandson and a blogger and such is my authority in writing this.

But who is this Col. Orech and what is his connection with music? Retired Col. Orech is a Lango from Apac District, Northern Uganda. He is now a pentacostal reverand and still alive and still strong and composing and directing music even todate for the armed forces in Uganda.
Better known in the armed forces as Director Orech, he was study music in Great Britain was the Military attache of Uganda in Uk in the 1970s and he retired from active service early 1980s to do what he does best: Composing and directing music FOR GOD. The song Wipolo by title, tune, and original language is just one of dozens of songs he has composed for his own pleasure, and his hobby NOT financial gains and was well known in Northern Uganda's pentacoastal circles through conventions he was part of. I know why I feel the music, love orchestra, the guitar and the drums! These have been in the systems much early.

Let Mr. George not fool the world! George is an Atesot (From Teso, Eastern Uganda), how come he is was so good in composing only one hit wonder in a foreign language he even doesn't speak and not even on in his native language? For critiquing, the phrase "mulokole" is not (leb)Lango but Kiganda! But does he admit he is not the composer of the said song? And to his relief, the old man is not interested in suing him! Repent "pastor" for all the lies you have lied about the song "Wipolo" let the truth be said and the very word of the song speak to you too.

Apart from the modifications to the original "Wipolo" sung in Lango, the video, the translations, the voice etc, of the song Wipolo By George Okudi, the original creator of the tune, and the song is Col. Abenego Orech Okot, the former Director of Music in the Ugandan Armed Forces in the 1970s. Col. Orech is still alive and this blogger feels some body has cheated somebody of intellectual property.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Diseasing Sub Saharan Africa: President Museveni orders probe after a blog entry?

Oh yes! I feel so so so and so nice inside! One day after a Salam Taki article about the potential sources of Ebola in Sub Saharan Africa, President M7 of Uganda seems to have been thinking the same! He has ordered! Read the Salam Taki article here and what is on the internet below:

Uganda probes Ebola origin
Afrol News 13 December - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered an investigation into the source of the Ebola outbreak, which has been hitting the East African for over four months.

Thank you Mr. General President, a thank you not because you could have read Salam Taki but because you should a concern. Had you read Salam Taki, I could have bestowed upon thee the title of the 1st e-President of the Republic! Talk of e-gov and e-citizenship!

I am looking forward to Google's Knol project. So I rushed to Google's Official Blog and found another definition of beautiful:
The web contains an enormous amount of information, and Google has helped
to make that information more easily accessible by providing pretty good search
facilities. But not everything is written nor is everything well organized to
make it easily discoverable. There are millions of people who possess useful
knowledge that they would love to share, and there are billions of people who
can benefit from it. We believe that many do not share that knowledge today
simply because it is not easy enough to do that. The challenge posed to us by
Larry, Sergey and Eric was to find a way to help people share their knowledge.
This is our main goal.

Earlier this week, we started inviting a selected group of people to try a
new, free tool that we are calling "knol", which stands for a unit of knowledge.
Our goal is to encourage people who know a particular subject ...

Google, please select me too to try the new free tool "knol". Say you are picking Salam Taki's Henry from Sub Saharan. I will be deligheted and will go Oh lord, teach me what to write on Google's "knol" ...
More importanly, I look forward to and I yearn to read these free authoritative information ... better than Wikipaedia perhaps read more on Knol at Google News!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ebola just after CHOGM2007 stinks

Has there ever been an investigation on the possiblities of biological warfare and exercises in Sub Saharan Africa?
The ebola outbreak in Uganda after the historical CHOGM 2007 repaints the grim reality in Sub saharan Africa!
Ebola is a virus-caused disease limited to parts of Africa. Within a week, a raised rash, often hemorrhagic (bleeding), spreads over the body. Bleeding from the mucous membranes is typical causing apparent bleeding from the
mouth, nose, eyes and rectum.

But then in some instances it is as if some one wishes that let there be a disease called ... and Sub Saharan Africa bears the brunts! Africa, Congo, (Sudan) Sudan, and Uganda is being diseased unchecked. So we have ebola, malaria, HIV/AIDS, name it, we are always diseased up and have to beg mercies all the time!

Let me clear the airs! I am only wondering! And I rarely wish to blog about the journalistic intents in the media any were! I hate to be taken by the winds of journalism! But human beings and their nitty gritties are to be sprayed upon a la wilder beasts as the Monitor article reveals and I must go to where my family is and I am asking: Why a rare version of Ebola just after CHOGM 2007?

I can't think of not going to the beautiful Western Uganda to quench the needed and so they quarantine humans! But come the festive season, am heading to Uganda, North or South, East or West, ... Juba, Southern Sudan needs a break!