Friday, June 22, 2007

African Queen

This video by Nigerian artist, 2Face Idibia, celebrates the beauty of African women in the diaspora. If you've ever attended events in the African community (especially weddings) you have heard the song, African Queen. So, sing along if you know it. The song was also featured on Mo'nique's movie Phat Girlz. The movie did not do so well with the critics, but it didn't take anything away from the song. African Queen also makes me think of my own South African Queen (my wife) who is in South Africa visiting our family. Ke u hlolohotsoe rata. ("I miss you love"). Thank you Rethabile for clarifying what I wanted to say in Sesotho. You're a good brother. I didn't intend it for this post, but life is funny that way. Enjoy your weekend everyone. Khotso (Peace)~

16 comments:

barbie said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog Stephen...Yeah, I guess "being" still is a good thing for most but I'm just waiting for the other shoe I know will drop. I love your painting. Peace

Stephen Bess said...

Barbie-
I hear you. Thanks for the compliment on the piece. Have a great weekend.

sabbath day's journey said...

Thanks for this. Have a great weekend, Stephen.

Grace,
Michele

tryphina said...

Great post Stephen. I can relate to the beauty of an African Queen I have so many in my midst ***wink**

Much love to you and yours. Tell your wife to bring back some good music :)

Stephen Bess said...

Michele-
Thank you! You do the same.

Tryphina-
I will tell her to do that. I will also tell her to bring back some good spices. :)

fizzio brown said...

Thanks for this, I wanted to see Phat Girlz, now I'm gonna go find it. Beautiful people, just beautiful...

Rethabile said...

I hope yours was good.

Fabrizio said...

EHY EHY! Was it a swahili phrase?

Stephen Bess said...

Fizzio-
Yes, I want to see it as well because the critics hated it. :)

Rethabile-
Yes sir. Thank you.

Fab-
The phrase is in Sesotho which is a Bantu language spoken in South Africa.

urban butterfly said...

I love this song.

get zapped said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this lovely song.

Dancewithme2 said...

Love it.

Guyana-Gyal said...

A few weeks ago I was watching a movie on tv called African Queen...but it was about two village girls who used to fool the boys and break their hearts, then one young man came along and played both girls. It was going real good...then pffft...we had a powercut. grrrr.

Stephen Bess said...

GG-
LOL! I'm sorry, but that was funny. :)

black feline said...

a good friend of mine...from Kenya but working in Dubai...she's getting married this september..wedding back home and she's inviting me...willlove to go..should be one heck of a fun time...

Stephen Bess said...

Blkfeline-
Nothing like an African wedding. They are so festive and filled with love.

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