Nkeng Stephens Misses the Mark with #BeProud Video

Here we go! The point of an anthem is to awaken a sense of belonging, to revisit our collective values, our culture, way of life, our cosmo-vision, the way we see things as a collective. A song like Witty Minstrel’s #BeProud is perhaps the biggest cultural outing in the last decade. The rythm, that thumping drumbeat, the choral delivery of its hook, like a fireside recitation, the melting rythm of the Nso dialect, tick all the boxes. It is a timeless masterpiece. And so it deserved a glorious celebratory video. And here comes Nkeng Stephens with an offering that is so basic, it almost destroys the song.