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#UgBlogWeek April 2018 Edition: Wakanda Africa Do You Envision?

Warm greetings from us to you! Is it just me or is this weather for lovers? If you’re single, I hope you’re ready to mingle?

Here’s one way to start; The clarion call here today on UgBloc is for a Blog Week on Wakanda. (Hold your horses, I know it’s over two months since Black Panther first screened but it is also now reknown for the record-breaking cash money it’s generated and continues to generate at the Box Office). After all the African excellence depicted in the movie and the resultant box office performance, we want to imagine with you how Africa can get to that state, what it would look like and what steps are necessary to get us there. Before you resort to chilling like a villain after seeing this invitation to the blog-party, here are a couple of suggestions of what you can write about.

Imagine what our health sector would look like if tech-savvy Shuri (Letitia Wright) built some mind-blowing cancer machine or ambulances that would teleport the sick amidst Kampala’s nasty traffic jam.

Or imagine with me if Uganda finally got a female president with a tenacious spirit as Okoye (Danai Gurira). The girl boss in me salutes the girl boss in her. (Mama wa baana yoo’no!) PS; Girl boss is an amazing read, but anyway back to the matter!

Oh my God! The view is so beautiful! Uganda with a leader like T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). A place with abundant resources and yet he does not hesitate to sacrifice himself for his people, unlike gundi… What leadership systems do we need to ensure top-down patriotism?

Anyway, most times if not most, there’s always an enemy of progress in our lives. Y’all remember Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in action. What ideological issues need to be addressed to make sure this path of progress is not derailed by disgruntled citizens?

Now the females, I wonder if we had to fight against the culture of tearing each other down. How we would do justice to it! Or rather how would you really deal with bullies at work or school just like M’Baku (Winston Duke)! How does equality/equity of the sexes play out in this great African utopia?

How could I forget Mr. Kaluuya who played the role of being a strategist, what would business deals with W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) look like?

Of course, I will save best for last, what would warrior love look like? We remember the girl boss and mediator spirit of Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o). Gentlemen, I hope I don’t see hints of warrior love as being polygamists, but if that’s what you envision, would it work both ways, amicably?

The possible content directions are many but in summary, as a blogger having had a taste of Wakanda, what future would you envision for Africa. Paint us a picture of a prosperous Africa that’s fulling utilizing its resources to uplift its people. You can choose to be pragmatic or just let your imagination run free. Just give us your opinion/fiction posts about the sectors you feel and know can be handled better.

This blog week will run from Tuesday 24th April till the end of the month on 30th April 2018. If you’d like to help us curate the posts during the course of the blog week, kindly DM us on either of those platforms as soon as possible,

For those that might not be interested in current theme, feel free to do your own thing or choose a theme from our ever expanding blog theme pool over here. You can add to the pool by commenting on that post or mentioning us on twitter with your theme using the hashtag #UgBlogThemePool.

How to share your blog posts during #UgBlogWeek

Here are the three (3) ways you can make sure we find your post.

  1. Pingback to this post. A pingback is a special type of comment that’s created when you link to another blog post, as long as the other blog is set to accept pingbacks. To create a pingback, just create link to this post you are currently reading and we’ll be notified. Something like, This blog post is part of the April 2018 #UgBlogWeek (feel free to copy and paste this in your post.)
  2. Twitter: You can share your post by using the hashtag #UgBlogWeek also you can notify us on Twitter by tagging us when sharing the post.
  3. FacebookPost your blog link on, or tag, our Facebook Page – Uganda Blogging community and use the hashtag #UgBlogWeekPost your blog link on the Uganda Bloggers and Blog Lovers Facebook Group with the hashtag #UgBlogWeek.

If possible and when possible, please categorize your posts or leave helpful tags.

Happy Reading. Happy Blogging. Happy #UgBlogWeek

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