Bantu has released the official ‘Lagos Barbie’ video, the first single off their new album Agberos International.
The playful visuals follow a hair-obsessed lady, who unwittingly finds herself time travelling through several decades while trying to get her hair weave fixed. Directed by Bolaji Kekere-Ekun (37th State), it features actress Nengi Adoki in the lead role alongside members of the 13-piece Bantu Collective.
The band said the tongue in cheek chorus that calls on ladies to “wave your weaves in the air” is a commentary on the habitual love of wigs and weaves by women in Lagos.
“We are aware of the absurdity of this message, knowing that no serious-minded Lagos big girl who spends a fortune keeping her ‘Barbie’ looks would want to wave it in the air, but we also know that they lyrics are such that will make everyone pause and think ‘hold on, wait a minute. Did I just hear right?'” said Ade Bantu.
‘Lagos Barbie’ is available at www.bantucrew.com and on all digital platforms worldwide.