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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Pan-African & Global Reach Of YouTube Videos Of Contemporary African Music - Commenters Identify Their Nation & Ethnicity In The Discussion Thread For Davido's "Aye" Video

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post documents the pan-African and global reach of YouTube contemporary African music videos as demonstrated by commenters indicating their nation and/or ethnicity in the YouTube discussion thread for Nigerian Afrobeat star Davido's official video for his 2014 Afrobeat hit song "Aye".

The content of this post is presented for cultural and socio-cultural purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Davido for his musical legacy and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to the publisher of this video on YouTube.
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Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/10/davido-aye-nigerian-afro-beat-video.html for information about Davido and for song lyrics for "Aye" as well as some explanations about those lyrics.

Also, click the Davido Aye video tag that is found below for more information and comments about this Afrobeat song and about other subjects that relate to this song and video.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Aye - Davido (Official Music Video)


DMW HQ, Published on Feb 7, 2014

...HKN Music presents the official music video of Aye, Davido's fourth single off his forthcoming sophomore album. Directed by Clarence Peters, the video is shot in a rural setting and tells a tale of love between different classes.

Davido plays a poor farmer who falls in love with the prince's love interest. Aye shows Davido at his best, showing raw talent in a different direction, cultural, and entirely refreshing.....
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Statistics [as of 7/14/ 2017 5:40 PM]
total views: 40,573,802

likes: 97,054; dislikes: 5,768

total # of comments: 5,437

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
A regular feature of almost every discussion thread of YouTube contemporary African music videos includes viewer comments listing their nation of origin. Many of the comments from Africans include the statement "Proud to be African".

This featured sub-thread and other selected comments from the official YouTube video of Nigerian Afrobeat star Davido's 2014 hit song "Aye" demonstrates how fans of Nigerian Afrobeat star Davido include people from numerous African nations and from many other nations throughout the world.

Among other points, these comments from this YouTube discussion thread documents that a number of people of recent African ancestry (apart from the African Diaspora) live in nations outside of Africa.

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD
This is the complete sub-thread* from the discussion thread of Davido's official YouTube video of the song "Aye".

The post indicates that there were a total of 118 responses to the initial comment. However, only 109 of those comments can be read in that sub-thread (as of July 14, 2017 5:40 PM). I've quoted all of those comments in this pancocojams post except for three cases of accidental [?] repeat posting of the same comment

I've added brief editorial comments after a few of these comments.

Numbers are assigned for referencing purposes only.

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1. thScopps94
"Which Countries are you all from ?"

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2. JASMIN OMER
"I'm ethiopia. proud to be African."

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3. Sibel Filiz
"Turkey"

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4. Persona Non Grata
"+Sibel Filiz cameroon"

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5. bulut yağmur
"+Scopps94 Turkey:)"

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6. Martha Dung
"Canada"

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7. TIJWAN HD
"nigeria/English"

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8. Scopps94
"ethnically*"

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9. Martha Dung
"*ethnically Nigerian."

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10. Abel First-Quao
"+Scopps94 Both Ethiopian and Ghanaian."

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11. Ruby M
"Tanzania"

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12. Hannan Omar
"Kenya/Tanzania"

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13. Rahma A
"Somalia"

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14. Scopps94
"+Abel First-Quao awesome mix 😊"

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15. Abel First-Quao
"+Scopps94 Why thank you! Much appreciated haha"

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16. Hamza yazz
"+Scopps94 morroco ♥♥"

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17. Carbon Queen
"Nigerian - English."

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18. Carbon Queen
"+Tijani Gaming
I'm black British, too! 😄"

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19. Rackk City
"Turkey :D"

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20. Chylsie Dominique
"Guyana"

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21. Youss Hassan
"Djibouti ;)"

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22. ukia Stardoll
"Irish"

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23. chris maloney
"Naija flowing everywhere....."

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24. Scopps94
"I'm loving the diversity in listeners, it's soo inspiring for us naijas , more"

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25. Stanley Dougé
"Haïti Quisqueya bohio land of high mountains pearl of the Antilles 💪"

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26. Yacine
"algerian french 😉😉"

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27. Cynthia Gyimah
"Ghana 🇬🇭"

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28. KILL'N'STEAL [MINECRAFT]
"+Scopps94 Ukraine=)"

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29. Naomi Oke
"+Scopps94 Nigeria"

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30. Gunjee
"English born Cameroonian"

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31. RachedTV
"+Scopps94 I'm Tunisian but i leave in France"

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33. James Earnest
"I'm a Nigerian 😁 but in D.C. people think I'm from Ethiopian. so I was always dating Ethiopian girl 😁"

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34. Jitta Kombey
"Born in England Sierra Leonean"

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35. Shadira Obi Adeleke
"Nigeria🇳🇬❤️"

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36. Empress Shae Tadesse
"Ithiopia living in Jamaica"

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37. mandy marume
"+Scopps94 Zimbabwe"

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38. solo ell dineroo.
"holland"

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39. Matheus Ugoagwu
"Brazil"

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40. Tempestt Brown
"United States"

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41. ahmed noor
"I born in Brazil 🇧🇷🇧🇷 but my parents from Somalia"

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42. Diana Betton
"United States, but my family is from Jamaica, and South Africa. My boyfriend is Yoruba."

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43. Jubin Pun
"Singapore"

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44. An0th3rSumm3r
"Angola"

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45. TheMimaps
"Benin, anyone? :("

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46. forever young
"Nigerian living in England"

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47. forever young
"+Naomi Oke same here Yoruba"

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48. Joshua Muwanguzi
"Denmark :)"

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49. Joshua Muwanguzi
"+Joshua Muwanguzi My boyfriend and mom (from Uganda) in the picture."

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50. Amedeo Ferrigno
"Italian-Nigerian but live in England tho💯💯"

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51. S Maine
"Nigeria ans Senegal"

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52. Aksum አክሱም ፣ ንግሥት
"+Scopps94 Ethiopia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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53. P Charminggg
"Nigerian and black american living in the United States"

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54. Noella M
"Congo/Ivory Coast, living in France"

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55. BlackMambaForReal
"+Scopps94 Guadeloupe"

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56. Leïla G
"Côte d'Ivoire/ France"

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57. Ellis Walraven
"+Scopps94 the signal just hit Jupiter last week, currently #1 in the charts on the planet and all moons!!"
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I've no idea what this comment means.

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58. H. Rashid
"+Scopps94 SUDAN ~"

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59. Dieyi
"+Scopps94 Senegal!"

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60. Anthonia Orji
"Nigeria but I was born and raised in the US"

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61. lydia daniel
"+halefom meki born in Uganda but raised in Australia"

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62. chris maloney
"+Anthonia Orji hi there, how you doing today?"

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63. 100yearsofsolitudful
"+Scopps94 Congo kinshasa"

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64. RRSYS.info - Roulette Prediction
"+Scopps94 how come the always say or talk about ronaldo the football player ha, i love the tunes there so fresh, im from liverpool in the uk"
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This comment refers to a mention of the football (soccer) star Ronaldo in Davido's "Aye" song.

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65. LanaDelNeigh
"Ghana :p"

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66. Dalila Santos
"+Scopps94 Brazil"

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67. RRSYS.info - Roulette Prediction
"Liverpool UK. England."

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68. shesBlessed83
"🇿🇦🇳🇬"

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69. Myth the sage
"+shesBlessed83 wtf is zang?"

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70. Dneyaa Ross
"+Scopps94 Portugal"

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71. Denise McKinley
"+Scopps94 United States :)"

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72. Mbessang Amandine
"Cameroon"

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73. Sadde 111
"+Manresans lleig KeviAmandine lleig Kevin"

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74. nondumiso kheswa
"south africa"

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75. Brenda Kabanda
"Uganda"

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76. Melina Melunsche
"+Scopps94 Germany"

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77. Maka Velli
"+Scopps94 Zamunda"
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"Zamuda" is the name of the fictional African nation in Eddie Murphy's American movie Coming To America.

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78. Scopps94
"+Maka Velli -___-"

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79. Bhagyashree Thakore
"+Scopps94 From the UK but I'm Indian :)"

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80. bruce hillary
"Malaysia anyone?????????"

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81. L K
"Ireland 🇮🇪🍀"

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82. Bolanle Adisa
"+Aksum አክሱም ፣ ንግሥት you're actually everywhere!"

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83. Sakina Dremeau
"+Scopps94 FRANCE ! <3"

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84. Esther Tongo
"+Scopps94 Gabon"

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85. arryyam
"Eritrean but live in Sweden"

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86. Negro SD
"+injera your name 😂"

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87. socachai
"+Scopps94 Trinidad"

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88. Seren Dialllo
"The netherland but mine parents are from Guinea conakry"

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89. AmihsorihSayan YT
"+Scopps94 ALGERIA !!"

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90. Koyenyi Divine Okimela
"Canada, but my mother is from DRC✊"
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DRC = Democratic Republic Of The Congo (also known as Congo Kinshasa)

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91. shanneyp1
"Panama(Central America), but my roots are from France, Jamaica and Barbados."

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92. THE VICTOR
"Man you've created so much love here. You deserve an award. By the way, I'm Nigerian. #Igbo extract. I love everyone here."

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93. Koyenyi Divine Okimela
"+PIANO MAN We are all brothers and sisters! I doesnt even matter in which contry we come from, we're a family <3"

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94. Scopps94
"+PIANO MAN oh I was just interested, but it seems I've shed light to the diverse listeners we have 👍"
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It appears that there was a comment that is no longer showing from PIANO MAN asking why Scoopps94 requested this information.

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95. Hani Hasabo
"Sudan"

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96. Jumai Hariran
"+Scopps94 Nigeria!!"

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97. Joel Kotto
"+Scopps94 Cameroon"

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98. Lwando G
"South Africa"

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99. Tebogo Bakgakgodi
"Botswana."

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100. mr forty tower
"Africa"

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101. THE VICTOR
"+mr forty tower we know you are AFRICAN, WHAT COUNTRY IN AFRICA? The 54?"

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102. Jessica Malach
"Canada!"

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103. Andrew Mutambara
"Zimbabwe"

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104. Amal Ali
"Somalia"

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105. Tracy Afriyie
"US but I'm Ghanaian🇬🇭🇬🇭"

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106. Sarah F K
"Belle cote d Ivoire"

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ADDENDUM- SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD
Here are some additional comments from this video's discussion thread that include nations that aren't listed in the 2016 sub-thread started by thScopps94 which asked commenters about their nation/ethnicity.

Please accept my apologies if I missed any nations/ethnicities. Also, my apologies if I repeated nations that are already listed in that featured sub-thread.

(Numbers have been assigned for referencing purposes only.)

1. Oscar Augou, 2014
"You make proud to be part of this humble but powerfull culture of Western Africa.... Lagos Rocks Naija people, a brother from Ivory coast"

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2. Rossy Pico, 2014
"I appreciate your two cheeks .. from Ecuador"

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3. sadeck alnadif, 2014
"From Central African Republic, your music makes us forget the war we are livin. Thank you very much, keep it goin..."

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4. Gerald Mwangi, 2015
"This is why Nigerian music stays winning. Love from Nairobi, Kenya people."

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5. Amna269, 2015
"Nice African Video.I like it s tradtional and Modern. Beautiful Natural Queen ! Amna From Comores Islands."

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6. Sambou Sissoko, 2016
"Africaine fier de être Mon Afriqe trad Mali davido welcom"

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7. Adri A, 2016
"ONE LOVE FROM JAMAICA!!!!!"

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8. BlessedByHim, 2016
"Much love from the country Honduras!!!"

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9. Daniela Aguilar, 2016
"I'm from Colombia, Latin America, but I like this music, haha is so cool, pd: sorry for my bad English, I speak Spanish :)"

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10. Freddy Mejia1, 2016
"Boricua obsessed with Davido 👌🏽"
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"Boricua" = Puerto Rico 

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11. doc riak, 2016
"i am south sudanese i love this song can anyone translate it for please"

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12. Mar Angely :v, 2017
"The guy that I like has dedicated me, I'm from the Dominican Republic."

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13. Safyah Khater, 2017
"Ayoub Wsafi me too . From Egypt , mother of the world , umm al dunia!"
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This was posted in response to a comment from Ayoub Wsafi who identified himself as from Morocco and then wrote "Proud to be Africain"

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14. jestey cooper, 2017
"my all time favourite.. lots of love from Botswana"

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15. Marta Tchemane, 2017
"Hi im from Moçambique! Can someone who understand translate it for me please! Ple"

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16. Barbara Gomes, 2017
"Amaya Kongaku i'm from Cape Verde"

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17. Davis Kayumba, 2017
"Amaya Kongaku Rwanda"

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18. Margaret Hamutenya, 2017
"Namibia"

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19. Laurish, 2017
"I absolutly love this song. much love from angola"

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20. Tamera Tarwoe, 2017
"proud Liberian-Ivorian American"

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21. Abeme Elá, 2017
"Canary islands stolen islands from motherland"

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22. Emily bn, 2017
"Nancy Moraa equatorial Guinea"

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23. Vincypearl, 2017
"I'm proud to be Afro-Caribbean 😊"

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24. Pedro Luis asumu Obama nchama, 2017
"it doesn't matter witch country, am just African."

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25. Tiffany Rixton, 2017
"DR Congo, Malawi and Mozambique"

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26. Ali Torres, 2016
"im inlove with this song <3 hello from Belize"
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Added to this post 7/15/2017
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I also believe that I read a comment in Davido's official YouTube "Aye" video's discussion thread from someone from South Korea, from someone from China, and from someone from Russia. But I can't find those comments now.

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