Miley Cyrus is an American singer – songwriter, actress, and record producer. Her music spans a range of styles, from pop and country pop to hip hop. Cyrus’ personal life, public image, and performances have often sparked controversy and received widespread media coverage. She conquered the web in 2013 with her Bangerz album and made ‘twerking” popular with her Wrecking Ball song. This post will be focusing on Chop Igbati – African Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball Remix. It is the African parody version of the popular song.
The word “Twerk”
in 2015, the Oxford English Dictionary added the word “Twerk” even though CNN wrote that “twerking” was actually in existence 150 years earlier. Twerk is “a dance or dance move involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance“.
Let’s get back to the African parody version. We will like to call it “African Miley Cyrus’ Chops Igbati With Wrecking Ball”. This task was taken up by the Naija Boyz, a somewhat popular duo of young Nigerian born rappers based in diaspora. This is not their first attempt at parodying major hit songs as they have done such for Wiz Khalifa’s Black and Yellow, Beyonce’s Single Ladies, and Lil Wayne’s Lollipop all having millions of views.
Don’t Just Misbehave
The comical undertone of “Chop Igbati – African Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball Remix” makes the video a good watch. It reveals a popular theme of African parenting in a western society. The fusion of rap verses did bring a new dance and flavour to the song. The African Miley Cyrus is a white girl who sings about chopping Igbati. “Igbati” in Yoruba means “slap”. Whenever an African child misbehaves, one “igbati” can help to reset the brain. So, before you misbehave, always remember this. An African Parent will beat you like wrecking ball. It does not matter who you call, you will still “chop IGBATI“. To some of our African parents, age doesn’t exempt anyone.
Are you an African living in diaspora, we will like to hear about your experience when growing up. You can join this conversation on our community. Also, share this with African parents and young people that you know that are living in diaspora.
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