Sexual Abuse is often discussed portraying the female as the victim. However, Ghanaian emerging rapper Tulenkey highlights a story from a males perspective; and accompanies it with a very interesting video.
Directed by Kofi Awuah II, the video for Child Abuse (the refix) featuring Medikal, goes through the different styles of music video over the ages.
Starting from a 1901 slave themed setting, we see Tulenkey as a slave, running from an abusive master. In the 1960 themed scene, a black American Tulenkey flees from a female sexual predator on his way to a library, amidst a protestant mob.
In the 1990 scene, he revels in early 90 fashion of furs and plaid trousers. Our pop star is harassed by two vixens while he tries and fails to rap. 2000’s Tulenkey flourishes on the green screen style videos of 2000 Ghanaian hip hop.
In the 2018 scene, he implores the help of Medikal. In at setup with graffiti painted walls, they are flunked by a mob of friends as they rap about sexual harassment and abuse.
Child Abuse has excellent costuming. The director, Kofi Awuah II, did a great job on costuming to depict the various periods clearly.
The song is a great example of storytelling. Rapped over the beat of Cardi B’s 2018 Summer Hit I like It, Child Abuse preaches a strong message. It is also discussed from an angle which is often ignored – an abused/harassed male’s.
To maintain the listeners interest, Tulenkey employs the use of comedy and tact to deliver a rap that will easily be sketched in your mind.
The video for Child Abuse is both creative and informative, preaching the evils of sexual abuse from the point of view of a harassed male.