“The complexity of my multiple identity means you’ve got to consult with me if you want to understand me”
Being the opening track of Agbero International album we wanted to set the record straight and break free from all the labels people keep trying to apply when wanting to describe us or our music. The title “Afropunk” is in direct reference to the punk movement and how we identify strongly with their free spirit and anti-conformity stance. At the same time we remind our listeners of the long history of the black liberation movement in sports and the arts as we reference activist singer and actor Paul Robeson, the first black heavy weight champion of the world Jack Johnson and black punk/rock groups like Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Color.
The “Agbero” (local tout) is played by a friend of the band Ibrahim Oyetunji. He can be heard praising BANTU with all manners of superlatives in Yoruba.