The song itself is very metaphorical and it is very poetic. Perhaps we could all stand to learn a Thing or two from Atumpan. Mills’s request to use the song was never granted though so we’ll never know. Atumpan himself has always refused to acknowledge any sexual connotations. Show 25 25 50 All.
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The controversy is a little more understandable when you learn that in the original hting, Atumpan sang “small girl” rather than “rude girl”, while its video atumpan the thing him as a schoolteacher gyrating with a class full of female students even if none of them looked small enough to actually still be at school.
Loading comments… Trouble loading? Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Inrumours also circulated in Ghana that the late President John Atta Mills wished to use the song to humiliate his potential political rival Nana Konadu as a “small girl” who did not yet know the political thing.
Drawing on his degree in linguistics and education, he told the Ghanaian press that the The Thing referred to stumpan teachable [and] discussable”. Mills’s request to use the song was never granted though so we’ll never know.
Frank Elinam Cobbinah, AKA Afrobeats star Atumpan, is the only one who knows the answer, atumpaj he’s coyly refusing to confirm that The Thing is what we think it is — after all, a bit of cheeky innuendo never did a song any harm. It is atumpan the thing profane.
Just what exactly is The Thing? Its pedagogical qualities notwithstanding, The Thing is an absolute banger. Perhaps we could all stand to learn a Thing or two from Atumpan. Pop and rock Jazz Classical music. Show 25 25 50 All.
Atumpan the thing are suggestions that Atumpan’s arguments persuaded more than just himself. He went on to claim it was a gospel song, because “I am actually teaching, and the philosophy of the song is about advising young ones and trying to put them on the right path. Delivered alternately in English, pidgin and Atumpan’s mother tongue Twi, and with a twinkling stream of classic highlife tones pegged to an irresistibly danceable beat, The Thing is an even more obvious candidate for atkmpan hit status than Oliver Twist.
The song is th of a growing number of Afrobeats tunes that have infiltrated the UK urban scene and even the charts. The tthing that Atumpan is performing on Toddla T’s stage at Notting Hill carnival this weekend is hardly going to hurt either. The song itself is atumpan the thing metaphorical and it is very poetic.
Atumpan himself has always refused to acknowledge any sexual connotations. Order by newest oldest recommendations. The flow of tracks and artists from London to Ghana and Nigeria and back again is only making this hybrid genre all the more thrilling.