Freshlground - Chicken to Change
Chicken to Change
Afro-pop sensation group FRESHLYGROUND have teamed up with the internet satirical show ZA NEWS to make their second music video for their new album ‘Radio Africa’. The decision to hook up with the puppets from ZA NEWS was taken after His Excellency Comrade RG Mugabe declined a cordial invitation to participate in the video. His doppelganger, however, leapt at the opportunity! And brought along a couple of friends...
Zolani sings about what a noble supernova Mugabe was, a shiny star, but that somewhere along the line he lost his way. However, he still holds the key to the country’s future. Is it still possible to impress following generations? Is there room for change in his heart? There is still time!
“An iridescent example of honour for the coming generation... You promised always to open the doors for us... Indeed it is you and only
you who sleeps with the key... You are chicken to change!”
ZA NEWS pushes the envelope further by introducing the latex puppet of Bob Mugabe (designed by award-winning cartoonist and show co-creator Zapiro) and by including some of their regular brilliant characters, who dance along with Freshlyground ... and some chickens (real and stuffed!). The band is dressed in superbly awful Zim-style 80’s fashion, and have choreographed a slick and sublime ‘chicken’ dance. Zolani sings in a shebeen with Thabo and
JZ, rides in a limo with Bob, and shakes it with Tannie Helen!!