‘Lamba Lolo Schools’ image photoshopped

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A photo shared on a Kenyan Facebook page suggests there are “lamba lolo” schools in Nairobi. It shows lettering on the side of a yellow school van that reads: “LAMBA LOLO SCHOOLS, KOMAROCK PH.3B.”

According to the Urban Dictionary, lamba lolo” loosely translates as “lick a lollipop”. “Originated from Kenya, the phrase initially meant giving oral sex.”

So this infamous sheng term is an unlikely name for a school.

The photo’s caption reads: “Mwaijua hii??” That means “Do you know this one?” in Kiswahili.

Some users commented that they had seen it, and one said such a school was in their neighbourhood.

Do these schools exist? We checked.

Lamba Glory Schools

A reverse image search for the photo of the van led us to a post on a Facebook page devoted to trending gossip in Nairobi.

The post shows two photos. One is of the van with the “lamba lolo” lettering. The other is of the same van, but this time lettered “LAMBA GLORY SCHOOLS”.

The caption reads: “The Komarock School called LAMBA GLORY which was Photo shopped to LAMBA LOLO.”

The manipulated image was even mentioned in an article in the Nation, Kenya’s biggest newspaper. “Earlier this year, a kindergarten school van’s name in Nairobi was photo-shopped to read as ‘Lamba Lolo Schools’ instead of ‘Lamba Glory Schools’.”

Lamba Glory Schools has a website and can be found on Google maps.

Hit rap song popularises lamba lolo

Lamba lolo has recently become a catchphrase among Kenyans.

In 2018 Kenyan rap group Ethic dropped the hit song Lamba Lolo. The track went viral on YouTube, making it to the top trending music videos list with 3.6 million views as at 26 July 2019. – Grace Gichuhi  


Picha ya shule za ‘Lamba Lolo’ ni bandia, imetengenezwa kwenye kompyuta kutumia programu ya Photoshop

Picha iliyochapishwa kwenye ukurasa wa Facebook nchini Kenya inaonyesha kuna shule za “lamba lolo” jijini Nairobi. Inaonyesha maandishi haya – “LAMBA LOLO SCHOOL, KOMAROCK PH.3B” – kwenye upande wa gari la manjano.

Kulingana na Kamusi ya mtandao la lugha isiyo rasmi, neno “lamba lolo” linamaanisha “kunyonya premende”. “Neno hili lina asili yake Kenya na katika lugha ya mitaani hutumika kuashiria kushiriki katika ngono kupitia mdomo.”

Kwa hivyo ni vigumu kwa jina hili tata, la lugha ya sheng, kutumika kama jina rasmi la shule nchini Kenya.

Maelezo ya picha yanasema: “Mwaijua hii??”

Watumizi wengine kwenye mtandao walisema wameiona shule hiyo, na hata mmoja akadai kuwa shule hiyo ilikuwa katika mtaa wake.

Je, shule hizi zipo? Tulichunguza.

‘Lamba Glory Schools’

Utafiti katika mtandao wa picha ya gari lile ulitupeleka kwenye chapisho moja katika ukurasa wa Facebook maarufu kwa uchapishaji wa habari chipuka za uvumi jijini Nairobi.

Chapisho hilo linaonyesha picha mbili. Moja ni ya gari la shule lililoandikwa “lamba lolo”. Nyingine ni ya gari lilo hilo, lakini kwa wakati huu limeandikwa “LAMBA GLORY SCHOOLS”.

Maelezo katika chapisho hilo yanasema: “Shule ya Komarock iitwayo LAMBA GLORY ambayo picha yake ilikarabatiwa kidijitali kupitia Photoshop ili kusoma LAMBA LOLO.”

Picha hio bandia ilifichuliwa hata katika nakala ya gazeti la kitaifa la Daily Nation nchini Kenya.

Mapema mwaka huu, jina la gari la shule moja ya chekechea jijini Nairobi lilibadilishwa kidijitali ili kusoma “Lamba Lolo Schools” badala ya “Lamba Glory Schools”.

Shule za Lamba Glory au Lamba Glory Schools zina tovuti na zinaweza kupatikana kwenye ramani dijitali za Google au Google maps.

Wimbo maarufu wa mtindo wa rap uliongezea jina hilo umaarufu zaidi

Jina lamba lolo hivi karibuni limekuwa jina maarufu miongoni mwa vijana nchini Kenya.

Mnamo mwaka 2018 kikundi cha rap kiitwacho Ethic cha Kenya kilitoa wimbo wa Lamba Lolo. Wimbo huu ulivuma sana kwenye mtandao wa video wa YouTube, na kuuweka kwenye orodha ya video za muziki zinazovutia huku ikitazamwa na watu milioni 3.6 kufikia tarehe 26 Julai 2019. – Grace Gichuhi

 


 

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