Kenyans want, love nude videos.... But
16 June 2014, 23:59
Nairobi - P-Unit, Sauti Sol…what do they have in common? No, it is not the Channel O Music Awards neither is it the MAMAs.
And Sanaipei Tande? Well she too has joined their league.
Getting naked on screen!
It seems Kenyan musicians are on a trend. Getting banned from local television is what they are now all itching for. And it seems to be working, as the first two have both been nominated for either or both of the aforementioned continental awards thanks to their videos.
What is it about getting naked that seems to be making Kenyans go on a frenzy, not just on social media but all round! They say sex sells and it seems its doing the trick.
What marvels though is the way in which it is done by the artistes. No wasting time. Straight onto the action it is.. No remorse… nothing.
Business it is.
In Sana’s video, there are no preliminaries involved. She just just gets right into the sheets. For the men it is different. They at least take time to show us the foreplay.. Does it matter though? They mean the same thing.
On watching Sana’s video, there is something striking. I saw a ring on the LEFT hand of the guy’s finger; Sana’s kept jumping from one hand to the other. First it was on the left, then right, then left again, it was like crossing the road but the other way around. Then the guy is prostrate in the first half of the video, looked like he’d been strangled with that cord she has in her hands. But he finally woke up. Now this is something I noticed. Not at one point was the guy’s face shown.
That is something that distinguishes our male counterparts from our female musicians. When they are making their music videos, no one hides their faces. No shame in the game.
The fact though that Sana has gone down that line means that there is a change in tact. Personally, what I think is that, we are at that point in music, where Kenyans simply want something new, thus forcing musicians out of their comfort zone to do something unexpected. We were in a rut for a while but the KOTs and KOFs are getting excited for once about something to do with our musicians.
This is good.
On the other hand, critics will say they are going trashy as they highlight and encourage nudity? What I do know is that I’m not a local music fanatic, but for once I was on You Tube looking for a local musician’s video.
If that is not publicity I do not know what is.
A few rules though……
1. Do not put images or people that are going to gross me out or make me feel eeeeky.
As seen by your predecessors, they and their models went to the gym. If you feel the need/ urge to take off your clothes, please.. please… BE FIT and look good
2. Thou shall not do scenes that lean toward porno
You know what I'm talking about, if you need to express a line in your song in THAT way, cover yourself up in the sheets, like Sana did.
3. The Set
Thou shall not take me to Muthurwa Inn for the shoot... Look for a great ambiance and a striking place... You get the point.
4. The most important… Your babies at some point are going to see your video, your baby mama or your baby daddy… For *&%*sake, the whole of Kenya is… So go about it in a way you will not regret. Don’t be trashy.
At the end of the day our musicians have brought us something to be excited about. I for one am looking forward to this battle of the sexes and see who is going to outdo who. But let’s not forget the real reason you were there in the first place, your music, don’t be irrelevant after taking off your clothes. We will all be like, “Now what?”
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