Every day is a happy time for Ghanaians; our dire economic situations notwithstanding. That sense of camaraderie and joyousness is brilliantly captured in ‘Agoro’, new video by Juls featuring highlife acts Adekunle Gold (Nigeria) and Bisa K’Dei (Ghana).
What is striking about the video is the quality of colour grading. Its gold dust appeal cast the scenery of Gbese, Jamestown (formerly British Accra) in a stunning manner.
It follows the journey of Juls to his grandpa’s hometown (Gbese) and ends up having a jolly time with Adekunle Gold and Bisa K’Dei, along with fellow ‘Jamestowners’.
The video portrays the life daily of Ghanaians living in the inner cities and reflect some of the recreational activities common to them. The Willowbrook bus ride through the streets of Jamestown, strolling goats, (apologize to AccradotAlt), football games, kids playing ‘tomato’ (hop scorch) and ampe as well as ‘cloth parachutes’ are snapshot of daily lives.
Then comes the party hour where Juls, Bisa K’Dei and Adekunle Gold joined others in a game of draughts, cards (spar) and palm wine drinking, amidst dance and merry making, feeding into the ‘Agoro’ theme (Agoro means play in Twi). Ko-Jo Cue, Shaker and Adomaa make cameo appearances.
As his fame had soured, so has the quality of his videos. Juls is curating well-conceived visuals with incredible story lines that reflect his history (a Ghanaian and African) and status as a global and urban guy. ‘Agoro’ is the latest addition in a rich video vault.
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