The Naija Boyz are baaaaaack! Forgive my over-the-top enthusiasm. Perhaps you have no idea who exactly I’m referring to considering that there are, in fact, Naija boyz the world over.
I’m particularly referencing THE NAIJA BOYZ, fraternal twins and also comedian-musicians based in the states. The brothers have caused a web video craze over the last 7 years by releasing Nigerian cultural spoofs of songs by popular U.S. artists including Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown and Kanye West.
To be fair, they don’t just spoof songs by mainstream musicians. Instead, they come hard with witty, eerily on-point lyrics and culturally reworked choruses. The pair reference many things from skin bleaching, social media behavior, immigration wahala to the church’s love of money. The Boyz’ specific brand of humor is something many young Africans, continental and diasporic, can relate to because it reflects some essence of their day-to-day life.
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