In case you’ve never seen the video or heard the song, I recommend you do so before reading this post. Also, you shouldn’t take this post too seriously (especially if you’re a Davido fan or Davido).
Sometime this month, Davido released to us the music video for his song, Aye. Despite the elementary lyrics, it’s a rather catchy song. It meets the criteria for a Nigerian hit song, which I have addressed in this post. The first time I heard it; my first instinct was to break into Dansharoro, a type of Rawar Fulani (Fulani Dance) that involves dancing with sticks and hopping. Something like this:
Although Davido sings about a certain young woman who doesn’t want designer items or flashy cars (a Ferrari to be exact), his video transports us to what I’m guessing is an ancient Yoruba village
in Owu Kingdom, where he steals the King/Prince's wife/girlfriend.
It’s a nice video; great cinematography and all that, but I have some issues that aren’t really real issues.As I am jobless and have absolutely nothing better to do with my time, I have grabbed shots of the problem scenes. You’re welcome.
I was a bit disappointed when I didn’t see Fulani dancers at the beginning. That was the image I had formed in my head. Anyway, the men dancing with the cutlasses made up for it. That was sort of how I
danced imagined dancing to the song.
But what’s up with these guys though?
This is how I imagine a typical Nigerian farmer to be:
And this is Davido, the tattooed farmer. Look at how well fed he looks. Just look at those cheeks.
How could they have afforded the fancy clothes and jewellery and not simple shoes? Not even slippers.
And what does this guy need a hand fan for?
Why does this woman have a water pot on the farm? There’s no sign of water here so I don’t understand. Did they run out of baskets? Even if they did, she could have danced without holding anything.
The girl wearing orange is probably wondering what they are doing in her village.
The end leaves so many questions unanswered and I don’t even know where to start. I'm assuming this is where the King/Prince is told his wife/girlfriend is with some poor farmer.
He then looks and discovers that she's really gone.
This is the end. What did the King/Prince do? Did he leave them alone? Did he punish the
chubby poor farmer? I guess we will never know.
I'm done here.