C-Boy is one of the young guys that often hangs out in our bar and gets roped into work on our land by Khady. He’s a lovely chap and a great musician who plays seourouba drums. He also performs pop music and he asked if he could film his latest music video in our garden. For several weeks, his backing dancers rehearsed behind my house – and had the song not had a chorus that praised me (Simon, big up yourself, Simon…) it might have gotten annoying. It was quite embarrassing, but flattering although as Khady pointed out, it praised her as well (Khady Diop, big up yourself, Khady Diop…) not to mention C-boy himself (C-boy number one…).
Anyway, here it is. Look out for Khady, Alfie, Aisha, Yama and one of our guests. Gulliver and I were at the Mlomp initiation ceremony and missed the whole thing.
Don’t listen too much or you may never stop humming the tune, it’s so catchy.
Here’s some footage of the dancers practising – helped by Gulliver and co. I think this promotes their dancing ability a bit more than the actual video: