The street is not the most ideal place for a child to grow up especially when their parents have chosen to result to a life of crime. In most of such communities, those who manage to make it out rely on sport or other entertainment industries to help make something out of their lives. But not everyone will be as fortunate as Jay Z or Wizkid or the beloved Papilo. And Victoria Kimani’s “March Along” has another solution to help kids off the streets. Her video celebrates education as a means for children to overcome pasts of trauma and abuse.
Off her Safari album released last year, “March Along” addresses the struggles of a child forced to grow up too soon because of her exposure to prostitution through her mom and crime through her dad. The horn driven reggae number is the 5th track from the 15 track LP that features Phyno, former label mates, Jagz and Ice Prince as well as Sarkodie and Venessa Mdee for an album dedicated to young women in troubled environments.
The video shot by Iju Ishaga and directed by Joe and UJ Pro is layered with a black and white filter for the most part following the story of young girl who loses her mother to drug abuse and her father to police custody. Victoria Kimani features in a few frames sometime as a face on the TV screen as she sings solemnly. The video’s heroine is seen wearing her school uniform and after her mother’s burial is whisked away in a car leaving viewers to imagine what her future holds.
Victoria Kimani’s video for “March Along” is not particularly heartwarming considering her message of hope but then, it captures the struggles of kids on the street quite adequately.
Watch the video for “Victoria Kimani” below.
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