I have a confession… ( *in D’banj voice* don’t take it personal ). I have carried last again, in a big way. But the good thing about it is that some of you who are reading this post will collect the “baton” of last from me . Feel free to pass it on!
I recently discovered a 34 year old South Korean who has more influence (right now) in cyberspace than our president (yes I said it, he is OUR president) his wife, Sanusi, Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson and Linda Ikeji all combined together!
Who is this man?
Stay tuned for my next post!!!
(Just kidding! )
He is a Korean musician named Park Jae-sang (with a name like “sang” he must hav been destined to sing ) but goes by the stage name Psy (pronounced “sigh”) and took the online world by storm. He also shares something with Nigeria, His twin children are born on the 1st of October.
On July 15th, 2012 he released the video for his song Gangnam Style and to date it has more than 325 million views on Youtube and has entered the Guinness book of records as the most liked video on Youtube. He has been signed by Justin Beiber’s Manager (Scooter Braun) and is basking in the euphoria of his success as he has been featured on The Ellen Degeneres show, Ryan Seacrest’s radio programme among a host of other places.
The most prominent thing about the video is the dance step which is extreemely interesting to watch.
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Yesterday being the celebration of Independence I’m sure a number of us went to parties to go and show off our dance moves. I’m sure you were feeling like a badt guy doing your azonto and kukere moves for the chicks not knowing that you were not globally dance compliant (SMH4U in Korean).
Better go and learn how to GANGNAM STYLE!!! Or you will be a weist!!!
So I’m sure you are wondering how this guy became an “over night success”? Well this “over night success” took 12 years in the making.
Psy had been hustling in the Korean music for a while with modest to fairly good results. Despite this he kept honing his craft and pushing out his music (this single is from his 6th album). When he released this current video T-pain stumbled upon it and tweeted
“Words cannot even describe how amazing this video is”
Then other celebrities like Katy Perry, Tom Cruise and Britney Spears went on to share it with their fans and the rest they say is history.
When asked if he saw all of this coming, Psy said that when he was making his video it was just for Koreans. He never ever expected it to go viral.
I think this is a very encouraging message for Nigeria as a nation. You and I might think that we are too insignificant to make a change in this country, that none of our actions will have a widespread effect on the country. But I don’t think that is our job, I think our job is to make the difference in our circles of influence and who knows one of our pockets of “good” could go viral.
So with that my prayer for the dudes is:
“may your girlfriend never know how cheap you really are”
and for the ladies:
“may your dream man never see you without make up until he has put a ring on it”.
Please, Please and please let me know what you think about the Gangnam style! Drop a comment.