Kays a Canadian based Nigerian artistes releases a controversial video portraying the black dominating the White.
Big sound, fly clothes, white slaves… Kays’ music video titled The Man has it all, With the track, Kays dropped a music video, which demands to be discussed. In the video, Kays is dressed in colonial era clothing and is surrounded by white farm workers, butlers, maids, shoe shines and drivers while he performs the song to the camera. At one point, he is pictured preaching to a gathered group of white slaves out of the fundamental capitalist text, “A Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith. By portraying this version of history where black dominates white, Kays is confronting the ideas of colonialism and slavery in the video in a very interesting way. It’s hard to say if there is a message to take home from this video, but it’s extremely engaging and is a new look at stories we’ve talked about many times before.
Kays is going to be one to watch out for in the coming months, his mix of hard-hitting music, controversial visuals, and unique style will ensure he isn’t ignored.
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