I must admit when I was a young twenty something old, I used to hold a piece of cigarette in my hand, just to look cool. I never liked the damn thing, but I just found it appealing and what is the word? Chic. Chic is “smart” in French. It is also “elegant”, “stylish”... “Dapper”, “debonair”.
Oui. The French might say, “Alors, c’est tres chic!”
The Swahili equivalent is Utanashati. Sharobaro. In my youth days it was, Bitozi. Alluding to the best band of all time, The Beatles. Made in Britain. Chic. Mmmh.
Chic was a name of a 1970s African American band, which we loved to pieces. I still do, I should confess. Recently, the Chic co-founder, Nile Rodgers, (pictured)released an autobiography. Really funny, sad and very tough reading.