It’s every black man’s dream to [have sex with] a white gal It’s the dreadlocks.
Ask any [guy] with dreadlocks the kind of attention they got from [white] mamaz.
“We always used to talk online, didn’t we,” Dani confirms with Chaka, before confidentially adding, “And I always fancied him,” with a giggle.
However, as things get more generalised, stereotypes gain more credence.
It’s as if the social assumptions surrounding interracial relationships are so strongly ingrained in Kenyan culture that everyone looks at their personal experience as an exception rather than the rule.
So how does that affect the evolution of a relationship and the issues they have to deal with? For newlyweds Chaka, 30, and Dani, 23, it all started in Devon, England, where Chaka was studying agriculture and Dani was working.
While they knew of each other, they didn’t become close until Chaka had actually left to go back to Kenya.
Of course those things happen, and the fact is those assumptions started somewhere.
But people know enough to realise it’s not always, or even usually, about sex and money.
Destination put out a survey asking Kenyans about interracial relationships and the results were surprising.
When asked to complete the sentence “Interracial Relationships are…” only two respondents had something negative to say – one said they were complicated, and the other that they were weird.
Also, some mamas just LOVE the African/Jamaican accents 1.