I keep running into these. At least in Dar.
- Che Guevara. We’ve seen his famous profile on bumper stickers, t-shirts, posters. Seems to be particularly popular with bujaji (motorized rickshaws) and dalah-dalah (bus) drivers.
- Wham! I’ve heard “Careless Whispers” at least six times over the past three weeks on different radio stations. And these were in some unlikely, non-mizungo places.
- Freddie Mercury. Turns out he was born in Zanzibar and lived there until his mid-teens before his parents emigrated.
I have no idea what it all means. Particularly the George Michaels popularity.