...it comes during the anniversary week of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s death.
LAGOS, Nigeria; 7th August 2018
Burna Boy has released the highly anticipated video to his chart topping single, ‘Ye’. This comes after the song has enjoyed major attention globally.
The song itself narrates some socio-cultural issues we deal with in a laidback, easy-going manner. With the video, there are bright lights and confined symmetry, but there are also bright metallic satin and tulle outfits, and fur coats, adding to the theme of the song. Burna is completely in his element, and so is Timaya, who makes a cameo appearance.
Adding to the political note of the song and video, it comes during the anniversary week of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s death. The dancers themselves and the outfits worn by the models are somewhat reminiscent of Fela’s dancers and there are also more glaring tributes to the legend in the video.
Directed by Clarence Peters, the ‘Ye’ video is quite an effective visual translation of the song – we may be confined, but we will still find a way to shine/ stand out and enjoy life.
Watch the ‘Ye’ video here: