The girls in the office don’t believe Brave, Fishani and I will ever record our Afropop routine – once Brave is back we will do this although the window of opportunity is getting a little tight. But this will be a one-off fund raising event.
But Natalia and Isabel have forged ahead with the own scheme, using tonight’s Afropop class as showcase for SunnyMoney products. Meanwhile, after I delivered the ladies and Fishani and I helped setup the lights, we quickly made our escape (before we got recruited into the class) and went for a beer at a local bar.
Greedy landlords and the increasingly frequent power cuts are a problem for the dance instructor, Chisomo. This week she arranged the class at Ntonya Primary school in Area 47 but, of course, the power was off. Area 47 doesn’t house many government officials so this Area suffers most.
Of course, this means Isabel and Natalia saved the day with our lights and they were able to complete all the moves (“pull your pants up”, “check your watch”, “drive your car”, “put on your jacket”), including “stand and chat” below, bathed in glorious SunnyMoney light.
Now, you may have spotted a fella in this picture. That’s Nick, a super nice chap, who does yoga and saw the class in the local WhatsApp chat group and thought he would give it a shot. Oh boy, this has caused problems.
After months enforcing a division of labor (girls do Afropop, boys sit on the sofa and watch Sky sports) I fear this domestic issue will only be solved by me attending the class next week. I need to have a quiet chat with Nick.
Natalia also met Olivia who has just arrived in Lilongwe, with her husband Ted coming to Malawi to work for Peace Corps the exact day we leave. Damn shame, as they seem a lot of fun and would be great additions to the gang. They need a car too and are interested in the RAV4, which is running perfectly and just in need of some minor work. But to ensure I can sell the car with a clean conscience I’m off to Wiseman Saturday to get a clean bill of health…