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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Examples Of "Nation Signing In" Comments From The Discussion Thread For Wizkid's Nigerian Afrobeats Song "Soco"

Edited by Azizi Powell

Latest Revision: January 23, 2020

This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series about the 2018 Nigerian Afrobeats hit record "Soco" by Wizkid, featuring Ceeza Milli, Spotless & Terri.

Part II provides information about the custom that I call "nation signing in" to discussion threads of certain YouTube music videos. Examples of that custom from the discussion thread of the official video for Wizkid's "Soco" are included in this post.

Click href="https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/04/wizkid-featuring-ceeza-milli-spotless.html for Part I of this series. Part I showcases the official video of "Soco" and presents its lyrics (with English translations). Also included in this post is some information about this song and selected comments from the discussion thread of the official YouTube video.

The content of this post is presented for socio-cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Spotless & Terri and all others who are associated with this song and its official video. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.
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WARNING: The end of this video embedded in this post includes a vulgar word from Jamaican Patois. Information about the meaning of that word and its use in this song is presented in the Addendum to this post.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: STARBOY - SOCO ft. TERRI X SPOTLESS X CEEZA MILLI X WIZKID (OFFICIAL VIDEO)



StarBoy TV, Published on Mar 26, 2018

StarBoy Entertainment Worldwide presents the visuals to its recently released smash single - "SOCO". Visuals by
Clarence Peters.
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Statistical information about this video as of April 9, 2019.

43,898,119 views

204,000 like

9,800 dislike

7,447 total comments
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A commenter on this video's discussion thread responded to a question about whether "Starboy" was another name for "WizKid" with the information that "Starboy" is the record label" and Wizkid is the main artist on that label.

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THE CUSTOM OF "NATION SIGNING IN" ON DISCUSSION THREADS FOR CERTAIN YOUTUBE MUSIC VIDEOS [latest revision- January 23, 2020 7:34 PM ET]
"Nation signing in" (nsi) is my term for the writing custom on certain YouTube music/dance discussion threads in which a person represents [reps] his or her nation/region by writing his or her nation's name, country code top-level domain [initials], country [telephone] code (iso) etc. with or without any other text or emojis (small digital images or icons).

These "nation signing in" comments serve as "shout outs" (brief public acknowledgements/greetings and/or praises) for a particular song and/or singer/s. These comments document the global reach of a particular song, singer/s, and particular musical genres by serving as a "roll-call" of the nations (and sometimes also from ethnic groups, language groups, cities/states etc.) that know this song/singer and are enthusiastic about this song/singer.

Many of these "nation signing in" comments are very much like the "best wishes" ending for a letter, card, or other written correspondence, as many nsi comments only or mostly consist of the statement "Much love" + [nation name] or "One love" + [nation name]. These nation signing in comments are also similar to the custom of signing a guest book at a formal event, except for the additional note before the person's name. Another reason why commenters may write their nation's name and/or other group identifiers is to inform others that that song is known and very well received in their nation.

Commenters who sign in their nation's name (and/or other group identifiers) may also implicitly or explicitly expect, encourage, or demand that other commenters from that nation or other affiliation follow his or her lead and also sign in and represent* that nation on that discussion thread. In addition, or separately, a commenter may ask or expect that people from other nations "rep" ("represent') their nation by writing a response to that comment. Much less often, instead of their nation, I've found comments from people representing their ethnic group (such as Luo), city/state* (such as Burbank, California), region (such as the Caribbean), or continent (such as "Europe").

I first noticed this custom years ago while reading discussion threads for videos of contemporary African (non-religious) music. However, I didn't focus on the custom itself and consider the possible reasons for it until April 9, 2019. Since then, I've been alert to examples of nation signing in comments in discussion threads of YouTube videos from various music genres.

The earliest example of nation signing in comments that I've found (thus far) are from 2009 in a discussion thread for a video of the South African religious choir "Joyous Celebration" featuring Nigerian singer Uche."Joyous Celebration 13 Uche- My God Is Good" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s1LJbzRulM.*

[* January 23, 2020 - I re-read this section of this post and then went to that discussion thread hoping to find the 2009 nation signing in comment that I was referring to. However, the 2009 comment in that discussion thread is so old that I've stopped looking for it.**

**It's very difficult to find comments on YouTube discussion threads because the comments are given in no discernible order unless you choose that "sort by newest" option. However, choosing that option means that in large discussion thread -if your computer is anything like mine- you may not be able to load older or the oldest comments. However, if you don't choose the "newest comments" option, for instance, comments from 2009 may be followed by comments from 2002, 2005, 2010, 2020, and replies don't always follow the comment that is being replied to. It's particularly difficult to discern any order in the comments by date or by replies with older YouTube discussion threads such as the 2009 one that I referred to above.

That said, I found a 2010 example of a commenter giving the name of his or her nationality*** in that same Joyous Celebration discussion thread, but that's a different custom than "nation signing in" which prompts other people to reply to your comment and also represent that same nation or the region where that nation is.

***La Voix du Washington State, 2010
"I bet you some Congolese playing behind the seen. Yes, everything double double oh..."
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I did find this comment from 2009 that refer to "dropping nationalities" in that video's discussion thread [By the way, that discussion thread was for a Jamaican Soca video]
at I've come across is from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQtM4Y3bcvM Dollar Wine - Byron Lee (FUN VID)

Born_A_Gent, 2009
"Please, I'm trying to avoid the pointless debates of nationality, so please don't rep your nationality on my video.
Thanks."
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Of course, this custom of reppin one's nation on a YouTube discussion thread certainly could have occurred prior to 2009. If you come across a 2009 or earlier example of this, please share it in the comment section below. Thanks!]
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Based on my very limited informal research which is still ongoing, it appears to me that the custom of writing "nation signing in" may also be a common feature on large discussion threads of contemporary non-religious African (YouTube) music videos from West Africa, South Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa (as well as collaborations between singers from different regions of Africa and elsewhere.)

It appears that nation signing in comments are also a common feature on large discussion threads for contemporary religious (YouTube) music videos in West Africa and South Africa (as well as combinations of those two regions' singers. This custom may also be found in other YouTube discussion threads of other African music from other regions and/or YouTube discussion threads for non-African music.

Nation signing in comments also appear to be a common feature in discussion threads for contemporary Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall videos. This custom may also be a common feature in other YouTube discussion threads of Caribbean music.

As a means of determining the prevalence of this custom, I'm somewhat randomly selecting a few YouTube videos of contemporary African music videos and contemporary Caribbean music videos that have multiple million hits. After watching those videos, I'm "reading" (mostly scanning) the discussion threads of those videos to see if I find any nation signing comments. By contemporary, I mean "within the last 10 years". By popular, I mean "videos with viewer hits totally multiple millions".

Additional pancocojams posts that feature examples of nation signing in comments from Africa (non-religious examples from West Africa, South Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa and religious examples from West Africa and South Africa) will periodically be published in this blog as continuing pancocojams series. Examples of nation signing in comments from the discussion threads for non-religious contemporary African music videos can be accessed under the tag "nation signing in comments".

Also, subsequent pancocojams posts about nation signing in comments from contemporary religious African music videos will be periodically published on this blog and will be able to be accessed under the tag "religious nation signing in comments." Upcoming pancocojams posts about nation signing in comments in discussion thread for Caribbean music will also be published on this pancocojams blog periodically and will be able to be accessed under the tag "Caribbean nation signing comments".

My informal research suggests that nation signing in comments are found in greater or lesser extent in the YouTube discussion threads for many more contemporary music videos. Some of these videos may be the focus of subsequent pancocojams posts.

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EXPLANATION OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN VERNACULAR ENGLISH MEANING OF THE TERM "REPRESENT" ("REPPIN)
In the context of this custom, I mean the African American Vernacular English definition of ""reppin" (represent"). Here's a definition of "representing" from urbandictionary.com:
"Representing
To be showing off your colors, letting the world know who's your crew and hood.

Getting up in someone's face to let them know who you are, who you run with, and where you hang.

[...]

We be representing so everyone knows who we are.

by Pistol Packing Pappy May 09, 2010" https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Representing

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COMMON FORMATS USED FOR NATION SIGNING IN ON CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN MUSIC VIDEO DISCUSSION THREADS
"Nation signing in" comments usually follow specific formats. Here are the formats that I've noticed, along with some nation signing in comments that don't fit those specific formats.

These formats are given in no particular order, and are numbered for referencing purposes only.

1. Love from [nation's name]
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Update: April 10, 2019
Although this complete list isn't given in any particular order, "love from [nation name] and its variants, especially "One love" and "Much love, [with the nation's name]" appear to be the most often used "nation signing in" format on this and on other similar YouTube discussion threads that I've read going back to 2014 [for instance, the discussion thread for the Nigerian hit song "Shekini" by PSquare https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=aCcuzqRRTHQ]

2. [Nation's name] here [or Nation name written alone]

3. team [nation's name, initials, or country (telephone) code]

4. [Nation's name] in the house (or "in the building")

5. Can [nation's name] get some love?

6. Where my [referent for people in your nation such as Nigerians] at?

7. [People in a particular nation] are like [praise for the song/singer]

8. Any [referent for people in your nation] here?

9. I'm from [nation's name] but [or "and"] I like [love] [this song or the music from the nation where the music video's singer is from] or I'm [nation referent] and or but [brief comment about this song and/or its singer]

10. Like from [nation's name]
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"Like" here refers to the thumbs up icon below each published YouTube comment. There is also a dislike [thumbs down] icon.

11. [I'm] From [nation] + brief comments about the song and/or singer

12. [Nation name] salutes you

13. [Greetings in English or in another language] from [nation].

14. ["Hip" slang phrase] + [name of nation or continent]

15. Name of song or singer + name of nation

16. name of nation written by itself [sometimes with a question mark]

Instead of the name of their nation, some commenters "rep" their ethnic group, such as "Kikuyu" or "African American". Other commenters-particularly those from the United States- "rep" their city/state, and others rep their region (such as the Caribbean) or (much less often) their continent.

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FACEBOOKING YOUTUBE DISCUSSION THREAD COMMENTS & SOME OF THEIR RESPONSES
Since at least 2017, I've noticed that some commenters appear to me to cross the line from "reppin" their nation (ethnic group) and giving shouts out (props) to the featured singers to directly addressing personal remarks and/or inquiries to other commenters. I refer to this as "facebooking" YouTube discussion thread comments.

It appears to me that more and more commenters are including these personal socializing types of comments on sub-threads that began with nation signing in comments and in other sub-threads in those same and in other YouTube discussion threads. Some of the responses to these comments are friendly, thanking the person for his/her comment and/or reciprocating the commenter's well wishes, or asking for information about that particular nation. However, some other "facebook-like" comments are over-personalized such as when a person responds with a request for a commenter's social media contact information.

Some examples of both types of "facebooking" comments are given below.

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SELECTED EXAMPLES OF NATION SIGNING COMMENTS FROM THE YOUTUBE DISCUSSION THREAD FOR WIZKID'S "SOCO" VIDEO
Pancocojams Editor's Note:

Disclaimer: This compilation isn't all of the "nation signing comments" that I read in this discussion thread. I didn't read all of the comments in that discussion thread, but I did read A LOT of them. I believe that these selected comments are representative of this type of comments in that entire discussion thread.

1. Wiara, 2018
"kenyans leave a like if you're in the building"

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2. Leon Ndekei, 2018
"Wiara Ndani Ndani Ndaaani!!"

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3. Ciku Jay, 2018
"Ndani ndani ndani.... Socco!!!!"
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Google translate from Swahili to English: “ndani” = inside [In the context of this response “inside” probably means the same thing as the African American Vernacular Slang phrase “We’re in the house”; i.e. We’re here”]

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4. kelvin rodgers, 2018
"Luo"

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5. Shaniya Xo, 2018
"Am kikuyuuu!!!"

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6. classicrockonly, 2019
"Not Kenyan, but I’ll leave a like for my Kenyan girl ;)"

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7. Gregory Owino, 2019
"KENYAN HEREE๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ”ฅ"

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8. prettymelanin exotic, 2018
"Jamaican here but Nigerian in a past liiffffffeeeee๐Ÿ˜„ song is lit af!!"

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9. Shelly, 2018
"Yawdie here too!!! Wah gwan???"

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10. prettymelanin exotic, 2018
"AfroJamaican jus deh yah hot gal wah yah deal wid?"

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11. Shelly, 2018
"Mi nah deal with nottin.... Just deh yah a jam to some Afrobeats...."

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12. Bambola Ghazala, 2018
"MOROCCO ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ SOCO SOCO ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต"

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The following three comments are responses to comments that no longer appear in this discussion thread. However, the content of those comments can be surmised from these responses.

13. Charles brown, 2018
"Meo Phillip she is african dumbass. Have you ever heard of North Africa? They very light skinned"

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14. Mxlanin, 2018
"She is African. Morocco is in Africa. She may be mixed with other ethnicities for various reasons but she is still Moroccan by ethnicity and nationality. She is African. She is not any less African than you because I am very sure you are mixed with a bit European because of colonisation. She can enjoy African music even if she isnt African so what is the problem. Did she even say that she was African. Don't be ignorant."

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15. Yasmine_vulto, 2018
"Charles brown no babe we are not black where amazight those are people who fled the middle east thousands of years ago we have west african blood but its different for every person some are darker then others because they have more west african blood so yeah we are a little black๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝ‍♀️"

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16. So Hype, 2018
"Bambola Ghazala Also amazigh, ma tensajsh a shelha ou tmazight"

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17. bbe ian, 2018
"Romรขnia is here!!!!! I love african music ❤️ the best beat riddim, It s just addicted!!!"

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18. Fatima Andrade, 2018
"Portugal in the house ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น"

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19. Michael Nnabuife, 2018
"Fatima Andrade you are welcome
Lisboa direct"

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20. Michael Nnabuife, 2019
"I have even searched for you on Facebook, but o couldn’t find you"

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21. Fatima Andrade, 2018
"@Michael Nnabuife that's because I do not have it kkkk"
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In a number of countries "kkkk" is an abbreviation for "laughter".

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23. Michael Nnabuife, 2018
"Fatima Andrade
How do we connect ?
It’s difficult to meet someone that likes Nigeria music
We live in the same city
Whatsapp?"
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There were no further comments in this sub-thread.

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24. Vee Ketli, 2018
"I love Wizkid from South Africa ๐Ÿ˜"

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25. Ayu Putri, 2018
"Much love from Indonesia ❤ Hail WizKid KING!!!"

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26. jeff luderisse, 2018
"Haiti love y'all africans."

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27. Shevy Montana, 2018
"love you too.....cheers!!"

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28. Lendjuna BaeM 2018
"jeff luderisse Haiti ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น represent๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜"

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29. Dieudonne Ateh, 2018
"Haitians are Africans."

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30. lamrod83, 2018
"Dieudonne Ateh tru dat our ancestor is from benin

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31. Shiller Desir, 2018
"Menm nou menm nan... Haiti represent"
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Google translate from Haitian Creole to English- Even you are in [Is "Even you are here" a better English translation for that Haitian Creole sentence?]

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32. Nanaeffia Boahine, 2019
"jeff luderisse Africa loves Haiti back...y’all are some strong people....independent from western influence. ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ❤️:

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33. OPTIC23100, 2018
"Mexico loves you ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ"

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34. raescool334, 2019
"We love you back ๐Ÿ˜Š"

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35. Smith Emmanuel, 2018
"Soco soco USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ❤️❤️❤️๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ€"

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36. TGRGMNG, 2018
"Black American in the house."

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36. Dhia Ben Chelbi, 2018
"TUNISIA salutes you! From the extreme north of the continent ๐Ÿ˜❤๐Ÿ’ช"

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38. AHMED Nabil.s, 2018
"Howfaaar to all the Nigerian around the world from Palestine ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ"

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39. gazelle20111, 2019
"We dey oooo. One love"

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40. Liban Mohamed, 2019
"Love from Somalia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด to Palestine"

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41. Chance Kendre, 2019
"Kenya in the building follow me @sashadreamz"

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42. Phaedra Garvey, 2019
"Jamaican. Here Always love afro beats. Especially wiz kid n davido"

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43. makeupglamby lea, 2019
"Socco Croatia loves you ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ❤❤❤"

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44. Maker KaNdike, 2019
"South Africans who are crazy about Nigerian music, PLEASE SIGN THE REGISTER! Thank You."

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45. khanyisile madungandaba, 2019
"Present"

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46. Muhammad Ikram, 2019
"Starboy big fan from Pakistan"

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47. Rahel Alemu, 2019
"Love from Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™"

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48. Elaine Robinson, 2019
"Straight from BROOKLYN ! Big ups to you ! I love this song n the beats and dancing too fly! Soca Soca baby!"

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49. Mohamed Kone, 2019
"Any Malians there?!!"

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50. kouame franck Konan, 2019
"Ivoiry Cost๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ+225 socco Starboy Wizkid✨✨

51. Nana Nie, 2019
"Oya soco soco๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅkilo shele one love from ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ"
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“GH” = Ghana

Update: April 10, 2019:
Here's an explanation about "kilo shele"
From https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kilonshele
"kilonshele
is a term Nigerian people use to say whats happening or whats going on.
Jamaicans would say:wag1/wagwan
Americans/british would say:whats up ect

Nigerians could also say ba wo ne which basically means the same thing so does whetin deh happen,how u deh (which is pigden english used in most african countries)
-Kemi:kilonshele?
-Fola:nothing much/living my life jare!!(lol a lil african joke ting)


#naija#jamo#afrika#ukl?#howudoin
by Naija Gurl 4 lyf zooop!!! August 04, 2006"

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52. La Flaky T, 2019
"Soy de Colombia y en nuestra sangre llevamos sangre Africana ,asรญ que amo este grupo !! Me encanta lo que hacen ,son una bomba !!! Todos los dรญas los escucho!!!!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ


I'm from Colombia and in our blood we carry African blood, so I love this group !! I love what they do, they are a bomb !!! Every day I listen to them !!!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ"

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53. Rhonda Humphrey, 2019
"Long Beach California in the house!!! BIG UP❤"

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54. Ayuub Dareen, 2019
"Am from somali I like soong soco soco"

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55. Greg Campbell, 2019
"From England"

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56. L'ENFANT DU SAHEL MALI, 2019
"I'm from Mali ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ west Africa c'est l'Afrique qui gagne"

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57. HARSHAD bin LATHEEF, 2019
"I like so much this song (soco soco) from india"

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58. Franco Martins, 2019
"Can I get some Angola love here?"

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59. Fahad Fawzi Mohamed Mokhtar, 2019
"Like from Sudan ✌️๐Ÿ˜Ž"

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60. Jin Patha, 2019
"I'm from SURINAME but like Nigeria so much ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘"

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61. Kolade Ajumobi, 2019
"Jin Patha Thanks, we like you too."

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62. Cristal ฤนafabuleuse, 2019
"Jin Patha what's country it's that?"

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63. Jin Patha, 2019
"It is in South America ❤"

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64. Jin Patha, 2019
"@Stephanie malu we have Africans in SURINAME because I'm one. Our roots are from Afria ❤❤"

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65. michael odo, 2019
"@Jin Patha ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ . One Love Jin. Remain blessed.."

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66. Juju Flossy, 2019
"๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌWhere my Nigerians at๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ?"

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67. KevinsHype r, 2019
"Love from Benin <3 <3"

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68. It'sJustKainan, 2019
"Where my Cameroonian people at❤️๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ"

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69. mucureezi 76ujjipuo788i9maureen, 2019
"Ugandans are like...soccco.2019"

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70. Sonny Enow, 2019
"cameroon live a like if you are watching"
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"Live" is probably a typo for "give". "A like" means giving this video a "thumbs up".

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71. [name not retrieved], 2019
"Dubai live a like.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ"
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"Live" is probably a typo for "give". "A like" means giving this video a "thumbs up".

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72. Amritha // Shakti, 2019
"THIS IS MY FAVOURITE SONG RIGHT NOW - Hello from Australia!!! <3

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73. Paola Escobar, 2019
"Colombia ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ†nice presents ๐Ÿ˜‰"
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My guess is that "nice presents" is a misstatement of the colloquial meaning of “represents”

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74. Cash Therry Marley Le One, 2019
"From Guinee Conakry live in Italia i like so much soco soco"

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75. Nation Noir, 2019
"Im a Cap Verdean man West Africa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปi was born and raise in France shara to my brothers in USA love you all love 4 Nigeria Love For Africa the Mother Land๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ"

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76. Sunshine Rayn, 2019
"I love how they big up the Jamaicans a few times in the song. Any Jamaicans in the House ??? I'm Dancing while listening from the first time I heard this song on the Radio I loved it, it was near the end I didn't know who singed it nor did I know the Name of it bit I had to find it!!!! This is my Audition Song๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜"

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77. Liam Naopole, 2019
"We soco-ing in Laos to this ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ bringing the afrobeat wave to southeast asia :)"

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78. nimnim, 2019
"this song it's too famous now in middle east ❤"

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79. Lisa KottonCandy, 2019
"New Jersey is right here loving this music......USA baby!!!!"

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80. Opulent Soundz, 2019
"Wish I knew what they were saying. Such a dope track! Much love from Canada ๐Ÿ’ฏ"

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81, Cowboy 89, 2019
"Peace out from europe ✌๐Ÿพ"

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4 comments:

  1. Several "nation signing in" comments on the discussion threads for Afrobeats music videos and some other contemporary African music videos have their source in African American Vernacular English.

    For example, the African American sentence "Where my people at?" is the source of the "Where my Cameroonians at?"

    Also, the "Nigeria in the house", "Pakistan is in the building", and "Mexico is here" all have their source in the African American "[person or group] is in the house" sentence. However, I think that those "in the building" or "here" copies of "in the house" don't convey the "attitude", "bravado" and self-confident hype that the original African American phrase expresses.

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    1. It should also be noted that the ending word "at" for the "Where my people at" sentence is purposeful "incorrect standard English" in that it conveys a "for real" (meaning not faking the way mainstream society says people should talk) vibe. The "on purpose" use of what White mainstream societies negatively called and still call "bad English" is actually an example of knowingly code switching. I refer to the use of this type of Black talk online as "putting on the Black".

      Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/03/puttin-on-black-online-black-talk-code.html for a March 10, 2012 pancocojams post on this subject entitled "Puttin On The Black - Online Black Talk & Code Switching".

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  2. As this compilation suggests, most of the comments in the discussion thread for Wizkid's Soco official video were in English.

    Some other comments were written (in whole or in part) in Spanish, Swahili, Nigerian Pidgin English, French, Haitian Creole, Arabic, and German- basically in that order regarding the number of comment in each language (that I can recall).

    Given that this is a Nigerian video, I find it interesting that I don't recall there being any comments in that discussion thread in Yoruba, Igbo, or any another traditional Nigerian language.

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    1. I forgot the comment written in Tmazight (Tamazight). That comment is given as #16 above.

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