This is based on a true story!
While at one of Uganda’s leading hotels on vacation, I took my girls to the pool and decided to read a book while I kept an eye on them playing in the kids’ pool . Their mother decided to keep both eyes on them.
A few minutes later, a group or rather a “Litter” of cat walking ‘slay-queens’ evaded the space. They had cloths on alright, but my imagination didn’t have to be weird for my eyes to see parts of their flesh they wanted onlookers to see. If I was the hotel owner, I would worry about the size of their hand bags too. They looked like they had carried their own kitchen utensils and had come for the ambiance only.
Anyway, after strutting their stuff around the pool and taking the selfies to check in at the “premium” hotel on social media. They moved to the changing rooms and emerged later with their one piece costumes. (I could paint the picture further but I choose not to.)
This is where it gets interesting.
So they needed to make a splash and their leader was first. She must have been in-charge because she seemed to be commanding their next move. She got to the edge of the pool, pouted and took a selfie then handed her friend the phone who took the full body pictures as she squeezed her waist and pushed her posterior further away from her.
After the picture session was done, the bags swallowed the phones and one at at a time they begun to take turns in making a splash. My attention was rather between my kids, the book I was reading and the slay queens who were doing everything possible to get as many “likes” as possible!
Slay queen Number 4 caught my attention as she hesitated to jump in, she kept shuffling to the back of the queue as her friends plunged into the water. Then later as they beckoned her to join in the fun she jumped in. This is when the drama started. She begun to struggle and wasn’t like the famous Budonian gentleman who kept his composure even as he drowned. She called her fellow slay queens by their real names. “Nakalembe!!” she shouted as she swallowed some water on the way down, then “Namusisi!!” as she came up to catch the much needed breath. Namusisi must have sensed that “Namatovu” was in trouble and came to her rescue.
Life savers will tell you its not wise to try and save someone who still has fight in them. Namatovu almost took Namusisi with her but it was at this point that the life guard came in to save the day. The life guard who is a member of the church that I go to later came to tell me how he often has to save slay queens. He went on to tell me that their biggest problem is not being true to themselves and trying to blend in. It was at that point that I autographed a copy of my book and handed it to him.
Well, If you thought baptism by water was simply sprinkling – One slay queen was baptised by immersion and called her friends by their real names!
#Quit Trying to Blend in. #LIVEYOURBRAND