Storm Over Mulamwah, Maandy ‘Dirty Dance’

Mulamwah and Maandy have sparked controversy with their recent ‘dirty dance’ at Mulamwah’s workplace, Milele FM, leading to widespread discussion about its potential impact on Mulamwah’s family. Many voices have chimed in, suggesting that Mulamwah may be inviting misfortune upon his young family.

In a circulating video on social media, Mulamwah can be seen dancing closely with Maandy to her song, “Bubbly Bubbly.” While the dance isn’t overly explicit, there is noticeable physical contact between them.

This incident has reignited age-old myths and misconceptions surrounding babies, particularly those believed to bring bad luck or hinder a child’s growth.

One common misconception is the notion that certain interactions or behaviors can result in harm to a newborn, even leading to death if not countered with special remedies, such as Manyasi herbs. Additionally, there exists a taboo against women socializing with men other than their spouses, further complicating matters.

One prevalent belief revolves around the idea that a man should avoid physical contact with women other than his wife, especially during the birth of a child. This belief is amplified if the newborn is male, as seen in the case of Mulamwah, who faced criticism for engaging in suggestive dancing with Maandy while seemingly neglecting his own son, Kalamwah.

Below, we debunk some of the common myths associated with babies:

  1. Superior Bottles and Nipples: Contrary to popular belief, babies have individual preferences, and expensive bottles may not necessarily be favored. It’s essential to experiment with various options until finding the one that suits the baby’s needs best.
  2. Spoiling Babies by Picking Them Up: Crying is a baby’s primary means of communication, indicating hunger, fatigue, loneliness, or discomfort. It is not a sign of manipulation or spoiling. Responding to a baby’s cries with comfort and care is crucial for their well-being.
  3. Daily Baths: Babies have delicate skin with a natural protective layer and oils. Excessive bathing can strip away these protective elements, leading to irritation. It’s recommended to bathe babies no more than three times a week, using fragrance-free products to minimize the risk of skin irritation.

while societal perceptions and superstitions may influence our behavior towards infants, it’s essential to rely on evidence-based practices and prioritize the well-being of both the child and the family.