Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Gamu Mania - The Girl with the Flower in Her Hair

People's emotions are terribly fickle. I mean ever notice how one minute they love you and think you're the best thing since 3D TV, next thing they're cursing you and acting like you're Hitler.

I remember the first time I saw Gamu in the paper just before the X- Factor started. I thought she looked sweet. Then I heard her sing and I thought wow, the chick ain't half bad. I began to look forward to seeing what more she had to offer...and then boom ... as we all know disaster struck. She was kicked off the show and is now facing deportation over some immigration issue.

I watched in bewilderment and surprise as Gamu's X-Factor journey took her from hero heroine to zero. Now I don't condone benefit or tax fraud, if her mother did what they claim she did, then that's bad. But at the same time, who is to know whether the Tabloids aint exaggerating on all this. I mean we all know how much they love a juicy mix. I couldn't believe the way people quickly turned on her because of the tax claims her mother allegedly made. One minute they were petitioning for her to be re instated on the TV show, next thing they were calling for her removal from the country.

But this in not all all new. People have always been so quick to change their minds about people in the spotlight. I mean two years ago everyone was walking around talking about Obama like they knew him. Some even flew to America for his inauguration. People had his picture on their Facebook profiles. People acted like Michelle Obama was their Godmother. They talked about his family non stop, they stayed up to watch his speech. They bought the t-shirts, caps and banners. They chanted "Yes we can" along with him and millions of people all over the world.  A few months down the line, he was forgotten. Some were even beginning to talk ill of him. He hadn't done what they hoped or half as much as they had hoped.

Does this surprise me? Not at all.
Over 2000 years ago people did the same to Jesus. They hailed Him and gave Him a hearty welcome, putting down palm trees on the road as He rode into Jerusalem. A few days later they were shouting "Crucify Him!"
Gee, what's wrong with us people?
One minute we're loving, the next we're hating.

I'm so glad that God is not like that. The bible says that Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. So we can rest assured that even though we live in a changing world, He will not change. Come what may, He will always love us.


  1. Yup he's the unchangeable changer!!! People sha...smh

  2. @ Blessing, yes He is I like that "unchangeable changer."
    Thank God for an unchanging God.

  3. Yes, I was thinking this also!! Apparently after she said there was a firing squad after her (a fabrication apparently, who knows) peeps gave up! Poor Gamu. And Thank God, that He isn't like that!

  4. Yeah I hope things will work out ok for her.
    People also forget that "To Err is human..."

  5. Blessings.....
    It like watching a horrific car crash. You are freaked out yet can't look away.

    Fame is fleeting and sadly so are people.

    What does her mother's actions have to do with her? huh? Sins of the mother i guess huh. She now has to carry the banner of shame created by her mother. I actually feel sorry for her, its unfortunate that people couldn't move pass her mother's mistakes to see HER, she is not her MOTHER for gripes sake! Grow up people, "judge not"


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