Thursday, July 05, 2007

"I Go Chop Your Dollar" - Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)

Nkem Owoh, the singer in this video, was just arrested and the immediately released in Amsterdam. Blogger Akin lives in Amsterdam and has the story at:


At 11:21 AM , Blogger decrepitoldfool said...

Funny stuff!

Unfortunately I had difficulty understanding the singer, but found the lyrics on another blog. I read along while listening. The commenter says; "It's a song that makes you want to dance even if you are 100% opposed to 419 scams".

...until that last stanza, which is disturbing if I'm reading it right:

That Oyinbo people greedy, I say them greedy
I don't see them tire
That's why when they fall into my trap o!
I dey show them fire

At 3:07 PM , Blogger Don Thieme said...

It is a disturbing song in many ways. The thing that was overlooked by the Dutch authorities, though, is that Nkem Owoh is an actor. He is playing a character when he sings this song. It reminds me of the Mexican norteno ballads or Steve Miller's "The Joker," which I had on 8 track tape as a teenager. Should Steve Miller be held responsible for all the trouble that I got myself into then?


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