Nigerians have continued to react to a video clip where a young Hausa man is seen slapping an old Hausa singer with money.
In the 31-second video clip shared by Kayode Ogundamisi on Twitter, the old man who is seen singing the praises of the seemingly young lad received lots of cash from the young man.
But it came with prizes, slaps, every money he sprays the old man comes with a slap. .
Some Twitter users have condemned the act saying it’s rude to slap an old man in the name of spraying him with money.
Even as the young guy continues to slap the old man with money, the singer would not stop, apparently to get more money.
“I find this rather sad. I first thought it was funny but the old man apparently wasn’t enjoying it!”
The Hausas can be found in other African countries apart from Nigeria. Other places where they can be found include the Republic of Niger, Sudan, Cameroon, Ghana and other central African countries.
Hausa music, their folk music has played an important part in the development of Nigerian music, contributing such elements as the Goje, a one-stringed fiddle.
There are two broad categories of traditional Hausa music: rural folk music and urban court music. They introduced the African pop culture genre that is still popular today.
Ceremonial music (rokon fada) is performed as a status symbol, and musicians are generally chosen for political reasons as opposed to musical ones.
Ceremonial music can be heard at the weekly sara, a statement of authority by the emir which takes place every Thursday evening.
Courtly praise-singers like the renowned Narambada, are devoted to singing the virtues of a patron, such as a sultan or emir.
But we’re unsure if it’s culture in any part of the North to slap praise singers with money.
A lot of people have condemned the act.