Africa Roars: Runtown’s ‘Mad Over You’ As A Reflection Of Our Cultural Kabukabu–Nnaemeka Oruh

By Ikenga Chronicles January 15, 2017

Africa Roars: Runtown’s ‘Mad Over You’ As A Reflection Of Our Cultural Kabukabu–Nnaemeka Oruh

There is something about Africa’s progression–it is one infused with several pick ups. I use pick-ups here in the sense in which the average Nigerian will use the expression kabukabu or “along”.

In developing as a continent,we have acted like the world’s kabukabu,picking up cultural traits as we get to particular bus-stops. But it made us better and best positioned to be the “melting pot of world cultures”. Perhaps even that expression “melting pot of world cultures– is already a cliche. What is key though is that our cultural expressions are storied expressions of our kabukabu journey.”Mad Over You” allows you spot our progression.

The song especially its video highlights Africa’s unique cultural growth as she picks cultural traits from several cultures(in a kabukabu fashion). Nothing best exemplifies this than the fur coat and ankara dress up!Then throw in the strip club scene, with the dancers covering their upper bodies in African prints.

Watch the video, and enjoy it!

Oruh, N.C


 

 

“Africa Roars” is Ikenga Chronicles’ special Sunday morning feature which draws attention to several aspects of the African culture as reflected in songs and other creative works by Africans. It also looks at the immense creative abilities of Africans. “Africa Roars” is hosted by Nnaemeka Oruh.

–@oruhnc

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