Brayo,which is short for Brian,was one of the guys who made me forget everything I loved to learn.One look at Brayo you would think he snorts coke up his nostrills every evening and takes his capsules with whisky.Brayo,who's instagram photos got him a chance to live the life he had always wanted behind the screen.Brayo the keyboard warrior
"Unasotaje na wewe ni dem?" asked Brayo one evening as we walked home from school.As if there is a payroll for being female,I glared at him (keep in mind that I have huge eyes) and I think he got it since he never asked again.Brayo says we are not here for a long time but a good time so yes he mixes drugs with medicine.Brayo who's mantra is drip is forever but is always getting kicked out of his single room.Brayo who smokes weed but will tell you cigars are bad for your respiratory.Brayo who lives in the moment.
Brayo who would rather stay hungry but talk to his 'shawty' all night.Brayo who never calls home since 'mwanaume ni kujitegemea' is also his favourite saying.And then you wonder how Brayo survives in this city under the sun.Brayo will sing in church and 'odi' pale 1824 ,he will later 'zima' and you will still hear the tales of how the party went down and how many mizingas they drunk Monday morning .Well, I think I know Brayo but then I don't, I hang out with Brayo daily yet I can't even tell you what his middle name is.Brayo is a familiar stranger.
Brayo who misses school and on calling him twice to know his whereabouts will tell you to your face jiheshimu b*tch!! The most peculiar thing is we will both laugh about it and move regardless.Clearly Brayo is bad company ,but his absence doesn't go unnoticed.Truth is we all need a Brayo.
We need to feel better when we are at our worst.We need a comparison tool to keep us from succumbing.We need an old good laugh at Brayo's arrest stories and how he threatened to call his inexistent and ostensibly important dad.We need to lend a helping hand when Brayo gets kicked out.We also need to drip once in a while.Brayo will make that happen for you.When your Logic tells you to reject a Brayo at first sight ,do question it,get to the bottom of the matter,get your facts right.
Go get yourself a Brayo...better still, be a Brayo once in a while .Let your guard down and live a little.