Watch this hilariously humorless music video for Basketmouth's "Dia Fada" - The Native

Watch this hilariously humorless music video for Basketmouth’s “Dia Fada”

As a comedian, Basketmouth has had no problem taking on several personas to get his message across. He was quite accomplished, playing Frank on the “Flatmate” sitcom but is now taking on a more experimental character as a musician called Badman Bob. He just released a new single, “Dia Fada”, featuring Item 7 and Sound Sultan.

Over a mid-tempo beat Orbeat produces, mixing Afropop drums with EDM synth harmonies, “Dia Fada” finds Basketmouth, Item 7 and Sound Sultan reminiscing about the seemingly hopeless state of poverty they’ve come out from. Singing “Who Talk Say We No Go Chop Life/ Who Talk Say We No Go Live Fly/ Who Talk Say We No Go Live Fly (Their Papa)”, “Dia Fada” has an uplifting and inspiring attribute, but the music video is shot in a monochrome black and white edits that dulls the excitement. But what’s even more ironic is the straight-faces on everyone in the video, seemingly staring down their haters. The collage of mean mugging faces makes for captivating imagery, worthy of social media video challenges that could help push the song into the mainstream.

You can see the music video for Basketmouth’s “Dia Fada” featuring Item 7 and Sound Sultan.

Featured Image Credits: Instagram/Basketmouth

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