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Nigerian Music Videos Goes Ho-ish. What Is Going On? :(x

Have you seen any Nigerian Music Video lately?, if u have u may know and understand what i am talking about.

At the expense of sounding prude, I cannot find words to express my utmost distaste when i see Nigerian music videos going down the same destructive path African-American music videos have been for the last several years. Nigerian music videos are now trailing behind them at an alarming rate. Now videos on BET is Nigerian music video's inspiration of what a good music video should be.

Nigerian girls are now being paraded butt Unclad or almost Unclad in majority of this videos. Artistes like D Banj aka kokomaster, 9ice etc and his cohorts are now the trendsetter in this crazy-nastiness called the Nigerian music video industry. I agree majority of the songs are very nice but does the videos have to trashily project our beautiful African queens and princess in a downright disrespectful manner?( with bosoms and butt-cheeks hanging out being the order of the day?).

Look around u, look at the utmost disrespect African Americans females go through due to the way the music industry project their images, we are supposed to be different but i guess not. Look all over Youtube, type in naija girls, u will find beautiful naija girls in various degrees of UnCloth, looking like Christmas fools in one home video or music video .I am not only disgusted and appalled but very livid and angry at what going on. and some one definitely needs to speak out,  if this continues, we are definitely mortgaging the lives of our daughters, sisters,even sons,

Posted a link to an example of the videos i am talking about.

I rest for now,

Concerned Sister, Wife & Mom.

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If you ask these girls, they will tell you that they are working. abi beko?

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I agree with the Poster, I find the video very nauseating.

However as someone rightly mentioned the Makosa era in Nigeria was a terrible time.

I gathered that a lot of molest took place at a Makosa show in Lagos at one time.

Is Makosa from the Western world? Is it not African?

So what are the all pure and pleasant African tradition we are talking about?

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I don't think anyone is actually blaming African-Americans for this issue, we are simply using their situation as an example of what we don't want to see happen in the Nigerian music industry. Most Nigerians are to blame for being such a copy-cat. Copying the good, the bad and the ugly of a very bad situation.

You are so right about parents not taking responsibility of raising their children. we allow the TV to do the raising. Seriously sad.

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We African-Americans have nothing to do with those young Naija girls and guys shaking their asses around in those videos, so don't attempt to pass the buck on the failure of Nigerian parents to properly monitor and train their kids on to us. We have our own crosses to bare. In this day in age it's a struggle for parents of all backgrounds to properly ground there kids with all the negativity in which the world media is spreading around the world. African-American and all other types of American parents have been battling this type of stuff for a long time now, welcome to to world of media driven culture take over and the fight to subdue its effects on your children.

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It's really a shame to see Nigerians acting out like Americans and the most annoying part of it is that it's those who actually travel out of the country to hustle like they say that loose their pride in their culture and heritage no matter how hungry one can be,culture,tradition and moral believes is one thing that should not be traded. Like some of you said these Nigerian music videos don't even get the attention they deserver from the Westerners apart from Nigerian communities.All those crap Keke and D1 show back on T.V back in Niaja is bull crap.Here in the states Apart from BET which is little bit relaxed on their TV sensorship when it comes to music videos all other station rarely show those Unclad music videos that why you either watch it on BET or go to you tube or go watch their shows .For us Nigerians who are concerned for the future of our young generation we need to do what we think is best.

Keeping our mouth shut and ignoring the situation will only make the situation worse. that is if we want to see our children and grand children make us proud .

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Like you can compare the trash known as Carifest to Naija Independence parade. At least the Nigerians wear clothes even if they are short as opposed to full out Unclothedness

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Sadly, I only went to one Nigerian events with young Nigerian adults. It was the Nigerian Independence Day Parade in New York.  I came late to the parade though.

That was the worst experience ever.

I went to the after party.  It was Americanized.

I was dressed classy.

Almost all Nigerian girls were dressed trashy. It was a disgrace. I know many of them dressed up at their friends' home to avoid their parents.

Of course Nigerian men were not looking at the classy women there.

I will never go to a Nigerian event again.  Definitely not the parade.

However, I usually don't go to parties because most are lame. Nowadays, most people go to parties for one night stands.

Out of all days to be trashy, it had to have happened on the Nigerian Independence Day Parade.

I am not really surprised.

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Nigerian should have their own standards and not care what others are doing.

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This is what happens when we are constantly believing that WHATEVER is done abroad is good and whatever we do/practice is bad.

We are taking all the evil of the western world rather than sifting out the bad aspects of their lives. many nigerians get to america and try to be more american than the Americans. . .funny thing is that they always copy the worst Americans (the scum of the American society)

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This is what you get when a people lose their sense of direction. The average Nigerian has no cultural sense of appreciation and is quick to jump at anything western. It's the craving for westernization that leads to foolishness we now hear and see in these music. If they are not lying about money and cars, they are bragging about sleeping with 70 girls in an hour!

Interestingly, prior to the 90s, you could a handful of internationally acclaimed Nigerian artistes like Fela, Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Okosuns, Onyeka Onwenu, Prince Nico Mbarga etc. These folks gained international recognitions due to the musical originality etc. Even when Fela is yabbing westernization, the while folks are busy dancing their hearts out to his music. These new age Western-Wannabees or BeenBefore rappers are fooling themselves. Their music is not recognized outside of the Nigerian crowd so that feeds my point. Tuface's African Queen gained world wide mass without the video being nasty.

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thanks tolulara for seeing my point. you are right as well. its sending a negative image to the kids, and not everything from america should be embraced back home. we have a rich and unique culture back home which is unrivalled anywhere else. lets protect it. if we should borrow then lets borrow the good things, not bad. also parents, SPEND TIME WITH YOUR KIDS. DONT BLAME D BANJ FOR MESSING THEM UP, HES JUST AN ENTERTAINER. a word is enough,

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Dbanj is so LAME

How hard is it to come up with that LYRICS?

THAT suddenly BULLSHIT will never happen with me.

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I agree with More than 100%

What have African Americans gained from this?

Nigerians are wannabes.

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This is the kind of ignorance we are talking about, if no one speaks about it, how will folks be aware of a problem we have. Of course i do shield my family from the craziness but does that make the problem go away?, this is the kind of hand-off-the-deck approach, that compounds the problem in the first place,

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this discussion about women looking HO-ish in videos will never end. what i say is if you dont like it change the channel. it may sound harsh but what one cannot control ,one should not bother about too much. the video producers set the tone and creative concept for the video, which is accepted or refused by the artiste. jobs are then created for these girls who will be paid to dance and strut their stuff. what i say and always say is if there's no demand supply disappears. if people refused to watch those videos[which is monitored through tv network ratings] they wont be available. as a wife, mother, and woman i understand your concern but my advice is for you to shield yourself and family by not watching. end of!

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what about the Videos shot in naija all over youtube. it's just disgraceful.

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silly song and video ! but that video was shot in the states so those girls are not in naija but in america.

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