#OnTheWeb: African Miley Cyrus’ Chops Igbati With Recking Ball

Miley Cyrus is one artist that conquered the web in 2013 and even the Oxford English Dictionary with the word twerk but the year wouldn’t end right without an African paradoy to arguably the artist’s best song on the Bangerz album – Wrecking Ball.

This task was taken up by none other than the Naija Boyz, a somewhat popular duo of young Nigerian born rappers based in diaspora. This is not their first attempt at parodying (yes, that’s a word) major hit songs as they’ve done such for Wiz Khalifa’s Black and Yellow, Beyonce’s Single Ladies, and Lil Wayne’s Lollipop all having millions of views.

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The comical undertone makes the video a good watch for a popular theme of African parenting in a western society. The fusion of rap verses did bring a new dance-flavour to the song, and African Miley Cyrus is a white girl singing about chopping Igbati (getting slapped) – when African children in diaspora misbehave, even if it’s against the law.

Happy holidays from all of us at OTEKBITS.