After weeks of controversy over the propriety or otherwise of the use of supposed Okomfo Anokye ‘curse’ on Krobo women in Kurl Songx’s ‘Jennifer Lomotey,’ the music video to the song has finally been released.
The song features Ghana’s rap King Sarkodie and is themed on love. The theme revolves around the character Jennifer Lomotey whose exceptional beauty and attributes are expressed by the singers.
The song also evokes sensual emotions as the subject slips into eroticism. What became the crux of debate was the mention of Jennifer Lomotey as a Krobo lady who has been cursed by Okomfo Anokye.
In the song, Sarkodie raps: “Krɔbɔ nii baa papa a ahweneɛ da ne sisi. Ɔkɔmfo Anɔkye de adwaman no abɔ ne dua.” This literally translates as “A good Krobo lady with beads around her waist. Okomfo Anokye has cursed her with promiscuity.”
Okomfo Anokye is great priest of the Ashanti Kingdom who is believed to have cursed Krobo women with promiscuity.
‘History’ has it that some Krobo girls got cursed by Okomfo Anokye with promiscuity because they had seen his nakedness when he was bathing by the riverside.
This angered the Krobo community to the extent that a Krobo Youth group Kloma Hengme demanded that the song be edited, among others demands from the owners of the song.
Information reaching Citi Showbiz however indicates that lawyers of the two parties have been meeting after a letter of ‘intent to sue’ was presented by Kloma Hengme to Kurl Songx’s management about a month ago.
The ‘Jennifer Lomotey’ video was directed by Justin Campos, put together by Kaywa’s Highly Spiritual Music (HSM) label in conjunction with Steaman Entertainment.
Kurl Songx is managed by Blaq Standard Management.
Watch the video of ‘Jennifer Lomotey’ below:
By: Kwame Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana