Legendary Nigerian Afrobeat star, Ade Bantu and his band members, known as BANTU have released a new single. The song titled, ‘Ká Máa Dúpé’ is the second single off their well critiqued and acclaimed album, ‘Agberos International’. The video is coming after the success attained by their ‘Lagos Barbie’ music video which generated a buzz and many positive comments from the public.
A Description of the Video
It was shot in the ancient city of Abeokuta with everyday people interacting with BANTU’s lead female vocalist and other band member. The life-affirming song celebrates the ability of the human spirit to triumph despite the odds. The opening line of the first verse sets the tone, as BANTU readily admits how difficult it is to be optimistic when it feels like the world is constantly crushing down on you. The song also addressed Themes of loneliness and vulnerability are openly, alongside the remedial themes of gratitude and resistance as the band share their personal stories. The final verse, sung in Yoruba, is used to invoke the beauty of the language and its deeply positive proverbs and adages that connect to the song’s title “Ká Máa Dúpẹ́” which when translated into English, means “let us be thankful”.
Where Will You Get This Music Video?
DOP: Olubanjo Ireyomi & White Adeniyi /
Producer: Ade Bantu/
Costume-Styling:Ayo Van Elmar /
Line Producer: Bola Belo/
Written by Ade Bantu & Olasunkanmi Adebayo