18 Sep Top 8 Childish Gambino video tributes
This is the World – Top 8 Childish Gambino Tributes
The multi-talented Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) – writer, actor, musician, comedian, director – rocked the music and video world with the release of This Is America – his powerful commentary on the state of his home country. The video racked up an incredible 34 million views online after just two days.
The This is America video inspired artists from all over the world to portray the state of their own countries with their own version of the video.
This Is Nigeria – Falz
The version by Lagos-born rapper Falz (Folarin Falana) sparked much controversy and was banned by Nigeria’s broadcasting commission – various reasons have been cited. Falz continues to record and owns independent record label Bahd Guys Records.
This is Ghana – Kobo Africa
Ghanaian dancehall duo KOBO Afrika, comprising Gordon N.O. Wilson (Mr Wilson) and Benjamin Kwasi Addo (Sharkysona), created their own stirring version. Follow them!
This is Barbados – Jabari Browne
An upfront portrayal of Barbados by musicians Jabari Browne, Hashim Durant, Wesley Morris and crew. Video produced by Jabari and Dr Stefan Walcott.
This is Jamaica – Jnel Comedy
A satirical look at Jamaica’s social issues produced by Jamaican video channel @Jnel – a platform for young Jamaican comedians through comedy skit videos.
This is Zambia – Pilato
This is Sierra Leone – Xzu B
Emmanuel Saa Gandi, better known as Xzu-B, is a Sierra Leonean rapper signed to Trouble Makers Stable/Cattehouse Records. He also heads up *Trouble Makers Music. More about @xzubmusic here.
This is Kenya – igizadancecrew
Dynamic Kenyan Dance crew igizadancecrew earned the accolade of ‘Best Dance Crew in East Africa’ at the Mzuka African Dance Awards 2015. This is their take on Kenya. Twitter: @igizadancecrew
This is Namibia – Jyz Yorke
The version by Namibian music artist and rapper Jyz Yorke focuses a on social issues such as alcohol abuse, crime, single mothers, corruption, high land prices, poverty and more.
“The video tells the reality of what is genuinely happening in Namibia,” he says. “It’s a cry for true freedom.” Follow Jyz Yorke on Twitter @jyzyorke9 IInstagram jyz_yorke. Video produced by Work Innovatives and Straight Peculiar.