Connect
To Top

The music video: MWANA GWE – KING SAHA

king-saha1

Set back in time, to be exact, sometime in 1975, this video takes us on a journey down the memory lane. King Saha tries to visually narrate his romantic escapades with this one girl. To further augment the back in time scenes, the clothing and the lighting are all customized to the old times. The video starts off with King Saha scribbling some love letter on a typewriter. My disappointment is on the phone used in the video.
And if one takes a closer look, it also becomes clear that the fashion belongs to the sixties not the seventies. The seventies were defined by a total disregard for fashion trends. It was all about breaking the rules, and expressing one’s individuality. Mwana Gwe video doesn’t reflect that, or should we say, it’s that failure to pay attention to detail. Yes there’s that part of a bell-bottom of sorts, but it doesn’t perfectly exhibit that look. Maybe the video director didn’t realize that telling the viewer it’s a seventies video would also set the expectations higher. The video only recovers on the part of the big wig that’s worn by the girl in question.
Going forward, the video follows its set storyline. Even when muted, one will try to pick the message. A phone call to the in-laws, perhaps to pass on his apologies. And as they say, emotions can’t be hidden. The girl forces her way and is able to talk to her first love.
The lovely moments you will enjoy in the video are those wall-portraits of the musical legends. You will also crack a rib on that safari journey scene. King Saha gets off the car and his friends speed off. He’s forced to chase after them as they burst out in laughter. The video ends with King Saha finally getting reunited with his sweetheart.

 

More in Audio Visual

  • The dvd: Equals

    Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) work together. They live in a “world” known as The Collective. It is a...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • The track: Kimala – Desire

    Desire Luzinda’s latest track “Kimala” might be a direct message to the public and media. Kimala means ‘enough’ in direct English...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • The movie : Monster Trucks

    Cast: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover Director: Chris Wedge Genre: Action, adventure Running time:...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • The video: Emotoka – Lil Pazo

    The smell of fuel, the pleasures of driving, and the satisfaction derived from this iris of arrivalism. Lil Pazo in this...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 14, 2017
  • DJs Roja and Slick Stuart release video featuring Ykee Benda

    The DJ duo of Roja and Slick Stuart which is also the only duo in Uganda, has proved they are not...

    Christine NakalungiJanuary 11, 2017
  • A love story brewed in Paris

    Paris has been christened the city of love because it is beautiful and themed to glamorise love and romance in an...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 17, 2016
  • The video: Onsanula – David Lutalo

    Have you ever felt suspended in time? Like having that one artiste who consistently brings these visual effects right by your...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 17, 2016
  • The track: Akuse – Sheebah

    Self-proclaimed music queen, Sheebah Karungi has fed her audience with music back to back this year. One of her latest track...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 17, 2016
  • The video: Dangerous – Ceaserous

    Just like the name suggests, this video is dangerously captivating. Sasha Vybz has taken an extra mile in crafting music videos...

    Christine NakalungiDecember 3, 2016