Once in a while, I stumble upon a gem. That diamond (not from Sierra Leon) that the world ravishingly craves for. Like precious stones, good music can be such a rarity. A deity even.
At times, it’s not even the lack of good music, but the boredom springing from monotonous sound can drive you nuts. You turn on the radio and hear Davido’s screeching voice. Wait a long ass minute for the next jam to come and there goes Iyanya, Dbanj, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Patoranking (my favorite), Yemi Alade and the list is endless. It’s like the whole of Enugu village has come to reclaim the plantain that you accidentally carried on your last trip to Nigeria (ooh how I wish you could take it all and leave, never to come back) 😂😂😂😂😂. It’s appalling and annoying in equal proportions.
Yet most of the time, this is our own doing. Our laziness results in a zombie culture where we merely accept anything thrown our way, and ears. I’d say we deserve all the garbage mainstream media pukes in to our system for the simple fact of being lazy. I mean, there are countless great artists out there with millions of hours worth of music, but we seem to happily wait for radio (and TV) to dictate the next song we dab and Harlem Shake to 😊😊😊😊. I choose to rise above average. I choose to explore. And in the midst of my expedition, I always come across undeniably wonderful music. Always. Be it the culture rich sounds of Mali, the Kuduro or Neosoul, there are unmentionable multitude of good African music (and amazing videos with thick curvy luscious ladies) all around Africa!
And it’s this never-ending lust for quality music that led me to DRC’s music sensation – Young Christy.
I personally enjoy videos that show off the wonderful landscapes of Africa. Of course some slow gyrations from our beautiful sisters gives it that full course delicacy. Point blank the brother with eye candy-est videos, Young Christy has been making music for awhile and every time I visit his YouTube channel, there’s always something new. What’s not to like about a brother who is never scared to experiment with different sounds? As much as I love his Hip Hop jams more, I still wouldn’t mind shaking a leg to his Afrobeat tunes.
Coming from a largely English-speaking region, his music might be a bit hard to sing along to but that makes them no less infectious. Matter of fact, I unwind by listening to music from languages I can’t even decipher. I love strange sounds, they break the monotony of life. It’s still a long call for African music to transcend borders especially with the regional blocks worshiped in the continent. But I do long for the day when more and more Africans will be exposed to such great music as Christys’. As we appreciate our diversity, let’s boggie to some Bien Ou Quoi. 😀