Day two of my 30 day blogging challenge and what better way to kick off than with a “happy” song.
A couple of months ago, I first heard Zimbabwean hip hop artist Tehn Diamond as he performed on the runway for the Clothing Indaba fashion show, whilst we modeled Joanne Burgers swimwear collection.
The song entitled Happy, featuring Jnr Brown has just been released on the last day of 2012 and is already becoming a popular hit here so it seems. Several of the girls in the music video are also with Model Management, Shannon and Tari in particular gave the music video an extra special touch. Not forgetting my friend Bubu too, who is also seen getting down to this tune in the video, although he would not be out of place adding his own couple of rap verses in there either.
The unmistakable bright yellow t-shirt that Tehn frequently wears features two crisscross eyes and a smiley mouth spelling out happy. At both Clothing Indaba and in the music video, some of the swimwear collection also features the eyes and happy smile on the bikini’s, completing the overall “happy” theme. Shot on location in Harare, the girls dancing and partying around the poolside bar really captures the happy, fun party vibe of this video and mirrors Zimbabwean culture well. With it’s catchy beat, funky rapping and Shona influence, it’s definitely one of the most interesting and likable tunes I have heard coming from a Zimbabwean artist lately.
Let me know what you think of it….