To Top

The Track: Shake your Shankolo – Mya Baganda

Mya Baganda

What the chicken bones is going on here! What or who the deuce is Shankolo? And why are we supposed to shake it anyway? And what is this Shanko-style? And since when has it been around? Oh, Mya, you could as well just have wished us a nervous musical breakdown.

This is bewildering stuff, and not in a very humorous way, I am afraid. Shake Your Shankolo is in that league of bizarre songs, like that Nigerian song commonly known as Gologo, except that it probably has a real meaning in whichever local dialect it’s drawn from. But the closest that Shake Your Shankolo comes to is that piece of kindergarten gibberish, shokolokobangoshay, which you sang out in countryside nursery schools, back in the 1980s.

The song says nothing; it’s just a brunette’s voice going on and on about shaking the shankolo, to no tangible end. She even has the guts to boast in the song that the song is a hit, even before we can judge, such false self-confidence.

In all fairness, it’s got an excitable dance beat…it sounds all fired up and excited, just roaring to dash off to the dance-floor, where it will no doubt, find its only set of true fans.

More in Audio Visual

  • The video: Akadodi – Da Agent

    Da Agent is a musical gem that is yet to be discovered. The Akadodi video is a fast-paced one, perhaps to...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The dvd – Camp X-Ray

    This movie is nothing like the kind you have watched before. It is fresh and has a unique plot. But when...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders Director: Edward Zwick Genre: Action Duration: 118 minutes Showing: Cinema Magic,...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The disc: Sembera – Irene Ntale

    This is Irene Ntale’s first album since she joined the music industry four years ago. The Sembera album was recorded at...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The track: Vawo Awo – Mun G

    Mun G is one of those rappers that will tell you the music industry is not a bed of roses. From...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 21, 2016
  • The dvd :The Brave One

    I do not like movies like this one. Movies that justify the end when the means is absolutely wrong. The opening...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • The music video: Ndiwabulijjo – Benezeri Ft Pryce Teeba, Santana & Reazy

    Give a Frenchman this video to watch and he will proclaim right away; “C’est tres ordinaire.” For that’s what this video...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • The movie: Storks

    Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer, Ty Burrell, Danny Trejo, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone Director: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland Genre: Animation, Comedy...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016
  • The track: Nfula zabu – Radio and Weasel ft Pr Bugembe

    Been a while since we heard a hit from Pr Wilson Bugembe and now he resurrects in a song featuring dynamic...

    Christine NakalungiOctober 7, 2016